Solutions to social problems are developed in partnership with communities, social purpose organizations, investors, funders and the public sector.
To support effective solutions for communities in South and Southeast Asia.
COMMITMENT At the end of everything we do, there are children, youth, parents, families and communities. The more we know and understand about them, the better. The more we listen and learn from them, the better. Therefore, our accountability is not to other funders, investors, or social purpose organizations – it is to those in need. We seek to recognize and reflect on this commitment continuously across all aspects of our work and approaches to funding and partnership.
Our partners share the following:
An in-depth understanding of the problem they're trying to address
Viable, long term solutions that constantly focus on the problem(s)
Understanding that social problems are most often complex and caused by multiple factors
In-depth knowledge of the system of related stakeholders to best identify their own role in developing solutions
Accountability and a clear commitment to the community they work with and for
Desire to listen and learn from communities without presuming to know what is best for someone else
Lack of the need to exist in perpetuity
Belief in the importance of constant learning and improvement
Ability to walk the difficult line of embracing uncertainty, while developing strong monitoring systems
Ability to constantly learn from data and share learnings and failures
Ultimately, our impact stems from the success of the organizations we work with and their ability to achieve their mission and programmatic goals. We seek to build an internal culture and systems in which relevant data are collected, analyzed and integrated to improve our approach and effectiveness in supporting the organizations we work with to achieve their goals.