American Katie Freund, Special Projects Coordinator, will represent PSYDEH in GlobalGiving’s 2018 Social Impact Academy starting May 22nd.
This six-week GlobalGiving mix of webinars and real-world assignments is led by global impact experts and designed to help NGOs like PSYDEH strengthen our social impact measurement and evaluation tools, learn social change and community engagement theories, and explore how best to share impact stories.
As a learning organization making social impact, this course helps PSYDEH to evolve the systems and practices we use in our change-making work. Katie states, “As a team member focused on sustainability questions, it is critical that I, we, strengthen our ability to make social impact, at the individual, community and national level. I think the Academy is a key step in this process.”
Other expected benefits include:
- PSYDEH will better define what we do and can do through co-learning around impact-making strategies used in projects, movements, and activities executed by other Academy students. Among PSYDEH’s challenges is that our work is novel in Hidalgo and Mexico: bottom-up development and investment in community leaders and organizers is desperately needed but not well-understood, nor easily measured, work. As such, PSYDEH faces an uphill battle in securing right, consistent resources, human and financial, to do our work well. Learning with a cohort through models from which to draw better practices, ideas and solutions for our unique reality will give clarity on smartly navigating this challenge.
- The Academy will help strengthen our processes, systems and techniques for determining and then measuring progress in social impact goals.
- Co-learning with Academy students and experts from around the world will lead to cross-border collaborations from which we will all surely benefit.
For more information on GlobalGiving’s Social Impact Academy, visit their website HERE.
To learn more about PSYDEH’s collaboration with GlobalGiving, visit our current crowdfunding campaign page HERE