OUR PROCESS: TRUST AND VERIFY
We’ve developed a process for ensuring transparency and creating real impact in Armenia.
Step 1: Verification of Budget
We vet local organizations to ensure financial transparency and operational efficiency. We rank organizations based on various criteria including transparency, impact and sustainability, and build project budget sheets. We require a maximum of 10% operational overhead and receipts for all expenditures from organizations we collaborate with. We keep zero admin fees from projects.
Step 2: Disbursement of Funds
After our community raises funds for projects, we disperse 1/3 of funds, document how the money is used and share on social media. After reviewing expenditures, we continue this process, dispersing 2/3 of funds, then 3/3 of funds.
Step 3: Follow Up Content and Donor Verification
After project completion, our team follows up weeks, months, and years later to report back to our community and understand where support is most needed next. We post all stages of project implementation on our website and social media pages, developing content that is informative and verifies use of donations.
Positive: We support projects that have positive outcomes.
Meaningful and Important: We track and catalyse change in vulnerable communities.
Sustained: We ensure lasting outcomes that endure even after we are done providing our services.
Achieved by individuals and communities themselves: We give people the capacity and resources to achieve the change they want to see in their lives.
To measure the impact created by our projects, we have developed score cards specific to each project, that look at different dimensions of the situation on the ground and how our work is affecting it. These dimensions are as follows: