Some of my the things I think we should consider while reading the applications are: What are they going to do with the money? Where else could they get with the money? Are they good people? Why are they doing what they do?
I know that we said in our requirement list that we don't want the money to go to administrative work, but I want to be sure this is going to be directly helping the women the organization focuses on. I think viewing the non profits past annual reports would be a good idea.
I think we should consider impact and how much the money will comparatively benefit different organizations. I also think we should consider what exactly the organization will use the money for and how detailed their plan is. If an organization knows a specific cause they will put the money too I think that makes them a super strong candidate.
I am wondering about whether we should give an unrestricted grant or aim to target a specific area with our grant. While I think there are benefits to both, I would be interested to hear the class's perspective on how the money should be purposed after granted. As far as who to give the money to, as long as it is an organization we all believe will do good with the money, I am happy with any choice.
I think that we should look at each organizations history. I would rather donate to a well established and larger nonprofit to make sure that we can observe the results of our donation. In other words I think we should add a column to our rubrik about the service history of our recipient.
I am still unsure how we are going to select these applicants, will we be splitting into groups and choosing our top one or will we read all of the applications? Also I think that we need to think very logically and critically while going through applications and making sure the grant will do the most good for its value.
I think we should consider how much 10,000 dollars will impact their organization. 10,000 dollars isn't much to an organization that gets millions or tens of millions a year, while it could help a smaller organization a lot more.
What are the pros and cons of supporting a local non-profit. Especially when we consider that some of the charities that are applying are located in the US but do outreach to other countries.
We have to consider exactly where/how the organization plans on putting the money, maybe the kind of organization they are because when looking for organizations we were looking just for a broad topic of women's reproductive health and maybe we want to make that more specific.
we should probably consider what specifically each organization would use the money for and also how many people we/they believe they could help with the money. Some organizations are going to be able to stretch the grant more than others and we should try to determine which can probably do the most with the money.
I think a big part is looking over the section of their application where they talk about what they are going to do with the money/how it will be used. I think that is a really important section because it gives us the chance to know exactly where the money is going. Beyond that I am not sure. I think discussing whether location is a factor for people might be helpful too. I am excited to learn about how to go about evaluating these applications though.
One thing we should consider before deciding where the money goes, is the impact it will have for that organization. While we may prioritize a connection with a specific non-profit, at the end of the day the most important thing is what the money will to do to help the issue. One question I have is: should the location of the non-profit be a major factor in our decision? If a US non-profit has a clear plan but another non-profit in a Southern American country with more strict policies also needs the money, what is more important?
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