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Global Grants 102


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If you have some experience with global grants and a firm
grasp on the basics, this session is for you. Learn how to
take the next steps toward developing a quality global grant
project, including conducting needs assessments and
making sure your project aligns with the areas of focus goals.

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Global Grants 102

  1. 1. Global Grants 102 RI Convention 2017 Breakout Session 13 June 2017
  2. 2. Moderator
  3. 3. Panelists
  4. 4. • Understand how to conduct a community assessment • Understand how to develop a quality global grant project that addresses community needs and aligns with the goals of an area of focus • Become familiar with the role of the local resource network in carrying out the community assessment and designing the project Learning objectives
  5. 5. What is a community assessment?
  6. 6. • Examines strengths, weaknesses, needs, assets • Helps to identify relevant opportunities for projects Community assessment
  7. 7. • Increased understanding of community dynamics • Builds valuable relationships • Helps you make decisions about service priorities • Encourages community member participation • Helps to build trust, community ownership and sustainability Benefits
  8. 8. • Guatemala water buckets • Ecuador village water system The need is not what we see, but what the community sees. A tale of two villages
  9. 9. •Interview •Focus group •Community meeting •Survey •Asset inventory Assessment tools
  10. 10. • One-on-one conversation • Allows for deeper understanding of respondent’s ideas and feelings • Gives facilitator freedom • Respondent is more likely to share personal opinions • Can help identify potential partners Interview
  11. 11. • Remain open minded • Choose participants carefully • Include overlooked or marginalized groups • Consider yourself an outsider • Don’t promise a project before you make a decision • Good Assessment= Highest Priority Project Tips
  12. 12. • Guided discussion • Consists of six to 12 diverse stakeholders • Participants are asked open-ended questions Focus group
  13. 13. • Select convenient, comfortable location • Provide training for facilitator and arrange for another facilitator to take notes • Ensure that participants are representative of the community, interested and willing to provide feedback • Explain purpose of group, introduce main topic and guide discussion using prepared questions Focus group Tips
  14. 14. • Informal public gathering • Brings together community members to discuss issues, voice concerns and share priorities • Facilitator leads discussion and encourages attendee participation • Facilitator directs questions to experts Community meeting
  15. 15. • Identify your goals • Prepare a list of questions • Promote the event • Be an active listener and ask participants to elaborate • If many people, break into small groups Community meeting Tips
  16. 16. • Effective way to assess community’s perceived • Strengths • Weaknesses • Needs • Existing assets • Can be general or targeted • Delivered by email, phone or in person Survey
  17. 17. • Explain why you’re asking the questions • Keep it short and simple • Make sure questions are unbiased • Conduct small pilot of the survey Survey Tips
  18. 18. • Identifies resources in a community • People • Physical environment • Institutions • Services • Events • Resulting inventory can be used to identify unmet needs in the community Asset inventory
  19. 19. Resources
  20. 20. What’s the next step?
  21. 21. Make sure possible project: • Falls within global grant guidelines • Is sustainable • Aligns with goals of area(s) of focus • Is technically feasible • Is one that you and your partner club are qualified to address • Does not duplicate existing efforts Project selection
  22. 22. • Collaboration is essential! • Sponsoring clubs work together to develop project plan • Involve community members Project plan
  23. 23. • Community impact • Measurable goals and outcomes • Actions for each step of project • Assignment of responsibilities • Monitoring • Possible alternative approaches Project plan
  24. 24. Implementation plan
  25. 25. • [add] Budget
  26. 26. • [add] Financing
  27. 27. • Shows that you made a difference • Enhances Rotary’s reputation • Makes publicity easier Measuring success
  28. 28. • Be specific about who will benefit and what benefits they will receive • Establish baseline data • Set benchmarks • Specify measurement methods • Create a timeline Measuring success
  29. 29. Working with a local resource network
  30. 30. • Assist Rotarians in creating more sustainable, higher- quality, global grants by: Project Enhancement • Improving project design and implementation • Strengthening mobilization efforts • Leveraging local, regional Rotarian expertise • Creating and strengthening Rotarian-led coalitions
  31. 31. • District International Service Committee Chair duties include: District International Service Chair • Promoting resources • Encouraging involvement • Building or expanding a district resource network • Support the work of fellow district committees Collaboration: The most essential component for success!
  32. 32. • Collaborate to identify and recruit local Rotarian and Rotary alumni with expertise in Rotary’s areas of focus grants, and project planning District Resource Network • Experts include members of TRF Cadre, Rotarian Action Groups, Rotaractors, Alumni, Peace Fellows, and others with valuable experience and technical skills
  33. 33. • Encourage clubs to initiate international service projects (focus areas) • Offer guidance from local technical / process experts • Raise awareness of RI resources for improving service projects and grants • Increase the impact and sustainability of international service projects • Raise awareness of club and district investment in Humanitarian Service Purpose of a district resource network
  34. 34. Is there a difference? • Host country (where the project takes place): • Expertise in community assessment / site assessments (quantifying need) – (Rotary Community Corps) • International partner (often remote from site) • Technical expertise, funding coordination, grant oversight Host vs. international networks
  35. 35. Common to both: • Sound understanding of Grants process • Strong alliance – team effort • Connecting across networks BETTER TOGETHER! Host vs. international networks
  36. 36. District ISC Compliance Partnerships Training Communication PROJECTS
  37. 37. Using Rotarian expertise Kirawina WASH GG – PNG The network:  Project Proponent (R)  District ISC  WASRAG Sanitation Specialist  Rotary Aust. World Community Service District Chair  Donations in Kind Store  District Foundation Grants Coordinator  District Funding Coordinator  TRF Coordinator  RC Port Moresby Botswana – Gaborone DP&T Project (in planning) The network:  Project Proponent (Doctor N-R)  District ISC  3 x Club Rotarians  RC Gaborone (Doctor)  Teaching Hospital Gaborone  Rotary Action Group for Diabetes  Medical Institutes in Paris and York (UK)  Global Directory IS Chairs – 14 targeted Club funding partners  TRF DP&T - Child & Maternal Health Mgr. John Wahlund Economic & Community Development Scholar The network:  Applicant (N-R / PHD )  District ISC  District TRF Scholarship Chair  Conflict Resolution Scholar (Alumni)
  38. 38. What if there is no Rotary club near the project location? • The international partner may apply for a District International Grant to carry out a community / site assessment • EXAMPLE: Kirawina Global Grant (Papua New Guinea) Other examples: • Brokering DDF - from Brazil to support Aust Global Grant • Reciprocal deals – e.g. ultrasound shipped to Brazil • Connecting multiple International Partners – DDF India, USA Clubs working with experts
  39. 39. Kirawina WASH Upgrade Global Grant • Site suitability technical / technology advice; • Pre site visit / planning phase Community assessment • Planning for site survey / data collection Grant application review / suggested improvements. Cadre consultation with TRF Grants Officer • On behalf of the Club • On issues raised by TRF in Grant Application • Contributed to project approval Clubs working with experts
  40. 40. • [add] [add]
  41. 41. • [add] [add] WATER SUPPLY MAPPING
  42. 42. Clubs working with experts Kiriwina Island - Pit latrine - coral atoll - high water table Composting toilet TECHNICAL GUIDANCE
  43. 43. Questions?
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