PROJECT CIRCLES

Giving Women makes an impact on the lives of women and girls in need through project support. We work in many different areas depending on the needs of our projects. These areas may include

  • Capacity building (e.g. transfer of knowledge, skills or technical procedures to reinforce staff capacity to reach project goals)
  • Technical support (e.g. collaboration with the Project Owner to develop business or communication strategies, to design promotional or other communication materials, to review or to develop M&E tools or systems, etc.)
  • Practical advise (e.g. governance issues, legal queries, networking support, etc.)
  • Other forms of non-monetary support such as developing a fundraising strategy.

As a member of Giving Women, you have the opportunity to actively contribute to a project by joining a Project Circle (PC). A Project Circle is made of a Giving Women Coordinator and Giving Women members, who are interested in working towards specific objectives for approximately one year.

We invite organisations to submit their projects. Eligible projects will undergo a screening process in accordance with Giving Women’s selection and evaluation criteria. The selected projects are then presented to our members at a Project Evening, where Project Circles are formed.
Giving Women is not a grant maker. Although many of our Project Circles have raised funds for the projects they support, we give priority to projects to which our members can contribute their time, expertise and skills.

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

To ensure that Giving Women members and the wider community become truly informed philanthropists, we invite experts to share their knowledge, expertise and experience on specific topics related to philanthropy and sustainable development. These topics are selected based on the needs of the members of the Giving Women Project Circles.

Some examples of topics we address are: Monitoring & Evaluation; Fundraising; Crowdfunding, Governance and Communications for not-for-profits

FORMAT

Part I: Knowledge transfer and experience sharing: Experts provide the framework for discussion and place their technical and theoretical knowledge in the context of their personal experience.

Buffet Dinner

Part II: Turning ideas into actions: In groups of  4-6 people, participants are introduced to the project of another participant and collaborate to apply new learnings to their project. By the end of this session, each group will present its results to the audience who will share its feedback for improvement.

Networking opportunity with participants and speakers