Can you picture yourself in this scenario?
You are the Founder, Chairperson, Executive Director, or any combination of these for a local NGO in Somalia. When founding the organization you had high hopes in it, mainly, for two things:
- Help those who need help by facilitating aid or development efforts to alleviate their pain, and
- Create jobs for yourself and for others.
You researched the idea and you were convinced it’s going to work. And then, you committed expenses by registering the organization from the relevant authorities, renting an office, buying furniture, and perhaps hiring few employees—all by your money and to help those who need to be helped. It’s, indeed, a noble effort and we applaud you for that.
But then, something undesirable happened! No projects came in and expenses continued to mount. Family members and friends, who at the beginning were hesitant of the idea, started to ridicule you and those talented employees—whom you once thought would make the organization prosperous for its beneficiaries—started leaving, complaining for not being paid. An inspiring idea to help those less fortunate, researched for its feasibility, and executed to its plan now turned into, well, a vicious cycle.
And then, you started wondering what went wrong? You searched deep inside yourself for possible causes of your organization’s failure, and in a flash of understanding, something you always doubted to be a problem but kept ignoring became vivid: Never had a donor organization called in or emailed us! All we had tried was chase a competitor—an international NGO doing what we ought to be doing— help us do what we ought to be doing, and never did they allow us to do that.
And that realization intrigued you with this question: “How donors could contact us?”
Have you ever being in that situation? Of course, you were and still are. We know that for sure. But many leaders of similar organizations, school principals, government agency heads, and others are!
And how could anyone—donor or other—contact you if your organization doesn’t have an official website to present what they are doing or did in the past or contact addresses? No way can they contact you other than consult with your direct competitors: The international NGOs.
But Oddoros is here to help you create communication channels and tell your organization’s inspiring stories to the world.
Get your website to day and connect to your customers including donors.