Basic human needs:
all projects should be directed at addressing one or more of the following human needs:
- Human Rights
- Poverty Reduction
- Living Conditions
Please note that Get It Done does not support projects based on animal welfare, environmental issues, natural disaster relief and political/religious activities.
from the project:
It is important to keep in mind that our main goal is to make a positive difference in another human’s life. This is all about humans helping humans. We want to celebrate that fact by staying on top of how many people we reach. Each project must have a clear and quantifiable group of beneficiaries. We do not like to support projects that focus on an individual or family but preferably a community. There is no upper limit to the size of the group!
Get It Done wants to empower locals to effect their own change for the future – this is the reason why we require there to be a local partner in the field of implementation to represent local needs and to ensure that the benefits of each project endure beyond the lifetime of the project activity. It is equally important that none of our projects have a negative social, environmental or economic impact on the community in which they are implemented.
Get It Done is a global platform. Projects can be implemented anywhere in the world – wherever there are human needs and we have done well at reaching all four corners of this globe!
The maximum project budget is 10,000 EUROS. Experience has shown us that first-time project owners have more chances of success when the total budget lies between 500-3000 EUROS.
There is a maximum window of 6 months in which the total budget must be raised through the platform.
It is important to be completely transparent about the budgeting for each project with a break-down of every single cost including management costs. Get It Done will not authorise budgets unless detailed breakdowns are provided and the running costs amount to less than 10% of the budget.
Get It Done does not support projects where the successful implementation and completion of the project is dependent upon an external factor. We must be 100% certain that once the necessary funds are raised, the activity can proceed and we can Get It Done. For example, if your project on Get It Done is to raise money to equip a school building, it is a necessity that the school is already built and in existence.
Being online means being up-to-date – any little development, change in plan, success story or set-back needs to be shared with your community through the Get It Done platform where your project will have its very own featured page.
After the fund-raising window of 6 months, Get It Done insists that all project activity is completed within 12 months. The Get It Done community is young, fast-paced and dynamic – they want to see the results of their donations as soon as possible. They want to Get It Done.
Every project must have a minimum of 2 partners involved – the Project Owner and the Project Partner. The Project Owner is the person who takes responsibility for promoting and sharing the project amongst their on and off-line network. Essentially the Project owner will be concerned with fund-raising and story-telling. The Project partner is based wherever the project will take place – they are responsible for making sure that the budget is adhered to, that deadlines are met and that progress reports are sent back to the Project Owner.
We believe in the power of the crowd – so the more team members involved in a project, the better.
Strategy for fund-raising:
Simply having a project live on the Get It Done platform is not enough to satisfy the time deadlines and does not create the empowerment, which we want to embody each Project Owner with. In order to impress us that you will Get It Done, it is necessary to have made a strategy for raising funds. There are many ways in which you can do this – from sponsored runs, to car-boot sales, to auctions, to traditional company fund-raising events and of course, the beg – if you have a network of 100 close friends – you need to show that enough of these friends are committed to pledge a donation to your project.