Fundraising Plan Assessment

Help Malaika Foundation by reviewing and strengthening their fundraising plan.
Malaika Foundation
New York, NY, USA
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Malaika Foundation
New York, NY, USA


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Posted May 9th

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Fundraising Plan Assessment

Project Details

What We Need
  • Detailed comments and suggestions based on a thorough review of an existing fundraising plan (20 pages maximum)
  • Feedback on goals and help adjusting targets
Additional Details

We a looking for a review and strengthening of our existing (and aging) fundraising plan to help us in identifying weaknesses and missed opportunities currently embedded in it. We'd also love to receive insights, practical recommendations, and best practices around an effective execution of the plan.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a fundraising plan, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have 15 yrs of fundraising history, targets, donor lists, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $2,044 , allowing us to sponsor 3 years of holistic education (including 2 meals/day, uniform, health checks, STEM programs, wi-fi access...) for a girl in our school in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

A comprehensive, updated fundraising plan will enable us to tap into the latest best practices to diversify our sources of funding, which will allow us to continue to grow our fundraising goals and help us reach our sustainability objectives.

Project Plan

Prep: Distribution of Materials & Goal Setting
  • Volunteer Manager shares current fundraising plan with Professional, as well as any other relevant materials (past years' financials, etc.)
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional discuss the organization's main fundraising challenges and goals
Milestone 1: Initial Review & Feedback
  • Professional reviews information received and begins to formulate ideas for strategy and improvements
  • Professional provides initial review and suggestions
Milestone 2: Final Draft Delivered
  • Professional delivers annotated fundraising plan to the Volunteer Manager
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional discuss high-level feedback and comments, including possible next steps
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About The Org

Malaika Foundation
Our Mission

Malaika is dedicated to the advancement of African communities by providing educational opportunities to young girls, aged 5 to 18. Our vision is to mobilize resources to overcome the obstacles young girls face to obtain an education in Africa. We provide assistance that paves the way for opportunity, generates greater choice and empowers girls to make informed decisions. Malaika endeavors to permanently alter the cycle of illiteracy and poverty in Africa

What We Do

Malaika built and operates the Malaika School for Girls, a free accredited school that is educating 375 girls in Kalebuka , an underserved rural area in DRC. Malaika provides a fully comprehensive program for the girls which includes not only tuition, but also school supplies, uniforms, art and theater classes, a STEM curriculum, two healthy meals a day, and physical activities twice a week. With the exception of the locally hired teachers and support staff, Malaika is wholly operated by unpaid experts and volunteers from the public and private sector
Our many other projects:
-Malaika's first and on-going project is New Beginning, a sponsorship program which supports a group of abandoned and orphaned girls in Lubumbashi, DRC. Malaika finances the girls' school expenses and contributes towards the orphanage where the girls live
-Malaika built 20 wells in Kalebuka with the Voss Foundation, Solutions for Africa and Vinmart Foundation. They are directly impacting the lives of 20,000 people a year, helping to improve hygiene and reduce illness
-Malaika collaborated with FIFA and streetfootballworld to build the Kalebuka Football for Hope Center. This initiative functions as a base for sports, health, education and enterprise for the entire community
-Together with Project Cure, Malaika shipped 10 containers of medical equipment worth more than $5 million to the region's hospitals, bringing the mortality rate down and offering a safer environment for patients

Malaika also works towards the achievement of the following Millennium Development Goals:
End Poverty and Hunger
Gender Equality
Child Health