What we do

Goal

Donor Direct Action seeks to promote women’s equality by directly connecting effective front line women’s groups around the world working for the protection and promotion of women’s rights to donors who want to invest funds strategically where they will have the greatest impact.

SUPPORT FRONT LINE ACTIVISTS

Donor Direct Action partners with organizations around the world that have tremendous yet largely unrealized potential for growth and impact, based on strong leadership and a proven track record. We give donors an opportunity to level the playing field by investing their funds where they will go further and be more strategically deployed. We identify partners through our well-established global networks – sometimes those activists doing the best work on the front lines are least able to afford the time and resources needed to develop glossy fundraising materials or to pull together successful fundraising teams. Once selected, partner organizations are vetted in accordance with applicable US laws. Donor Direct Action reviews their audited financial statements, and communicates regularly with them in an effort to help them strengthen their work and their organizational infrastructure.

BUILD A MOVEMENT OF FRONT LINE DONORS

Front line women’s organizations have severely limited access to resources and work on extremely tight budgets. Donor Direct Action seeks to diversify and exponentially increase the resources available to them so they can build a more powerful voice and expand their programs to accelerate the life-changing and life-saving work they are doing. We serve as a crowd-funding platform so that individual donors across the globe can easily identify and support strong grassroots women’s rights organizations with confidence that the funds will reach them and will be used effectively. Since our inception in 2011 we have grown our donor base to 1,705 donors in 49 countries.

STRENGTHEN DONOR RELATIONS, MEDIA VISIBILITY AND ACCESS TO POLITICAL LEADERS FOR FRONT LINE ACTIVISTS

Donor Direct Action works to foster relationships between donors and activist leaders with whom we partner through donor field visits, public events, and online exchanges. We strengthen networks of women’s rights partners with governmental and international centers of power, and we advocate for international organizations to include front line activist perspectives in policy discussions. We also highlight the work of our partners in the news media and generate new online content about their work.

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