Happiness is when you receive solid proof that what you did was truly helpful to others.
So we at the Catalyst team in Maverick was all smiles when we received a note from the Lentera Anak Pelangi telling us that they tried out an idea raised during our session two months ago and found that it really helped them.
Catalyst, for those unfamiliar with it, is an initiative by Maverick to create shared value with Indonesian NGOs and non-profits. We think their work benefits society greatly but they could do with better communications skills and practices that Maverick is privy to.
So when the pandemic began to affect all of us and we had to work from home to try to flatten the curve, we organized an online webinar with 16 Indonesian NGOs on how they can adapt to the new circumstances.
For Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the ability to communicate their needs in terms of operational costs, in a well-structured proposal is crucial in obtaining good results. Such proposal should include the “why” element to convince corporations to become a donor. September is the best time to submit a fundraising proposal