Increase Improve's Impact

$5,500 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 27 people in 28 months
Susan Davis
for Improve International Inc
We’re seeking $7,500 in 2017 to provide additional program, administrative and fundraising support. This support will help me to get our messages and resources in front of the right people. Please consider a gift today to help us Change the Way We Change the World.  You'll be helping kids like the ones in these photos (and their kids) have safe water and clean toilets forever. (see more below)

Thanks so much,
Susan Davis, Founder & Executive Director

Friends - You are helping us to fight failure in international development. We seem to be having significant influence. Highlights from 2016 are:

• I was part of a small workshop to advise the US Agency for International Development (USAID) on building sustainability into their programs.

• I presented at the World CSR Conference (Mumbai, India); Do Good Data (Chicago, IL); WASH FUTURES 2016 conference (Brisbane, Australia); WASH Symposium (Kampala, Uganda); Global Health and Innovation Conference (New Haven, CT), World Water Week (Stockholm Sweden); WEDC International Conference (Kumasi, Ghana); and several global webinars.

• I worked with The New School Atlanta to develop a citizen-science project on water quality. This project recently won the 2017 Fulcrum Next Generation Award from Southface.

The real measurement of our success will be when more and more people have good quality water and toilet services for generations.  But we need your help to make this happen.

You might have noticed this letter has a lot of Is in it. While Improve International starts with an I, we can’t have the needed impact with just me.   When I founded Improve International, I wanted to keep the organization lean and nimble, so we hired research support on a contract basis and secured interns for special projects. To keep costs down, we don’t have an office. I have been the only full-time employee for our first 5.5 years. We’re trying to change the minds and behavior of a lot of people and organizations, and that requires me or Katie being face to face with them frequently. That takes time and travel. And someone “back at the office” taking care of day-to-day business. Our board has decided that it’s time to grow, just a bit. We need your help to expand our impact.
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Increase Improve's Impact has reached 52% of its goal. Thanks to all of you who have donated this year!
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Thanks for your support! Still time to give.

This article has another good explanation of why Improve International is needed, from Marc Gunther: “If we want high performance in the nonprofit world to be rewarded with more resources, we need to support intermediaries who can help individual donors and foundations figure out what works... “
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This brave article in the Guardian explains why Improve International is needed. International charities keep making the same mistakes because they are not accountable to the people they are trying to serve.
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Happy World Water Day! Thanks to all of you who have given so far. Imagine all the children with safe water everyday who will grow up healthy!
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$5,500 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 27 people in 28 months
Created March 14, 2017
Funds raised will benefit:
Improve International Inc
Certified Charity
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Atlanta, GA
EIN: 452646195
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19 months ago

I so support your work!

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Keep up the great work!

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