What do I want to achieve when engaging with Donor audience?
1. Position Educate! as the leader in skills based secondary education in Africa
2. Provide donors and prospects a steady flow of visual and narrative content that shows our potential for huge impact, supports our positioning as the leader in skills- based secondary education in Africa, and demonstrates how Educate! is different.
Achieving this supports this Org-Wide Goal:
Achieve 2017 Fundraising goal of $4.3MM
Achieving this goal supports this Org Objective:
Transform education in Africa to teach youth to solve poverty for themselves and their communities
Educate! works aggressively towards system-level adoption of our solution, working to integrate our model into national education systems. We’ve already integrated key components of our model into upper secondary (A level) in Uganda and Rwanda, and are advising on lower secondary (O level) reform in Uganda and all secondary reform in Kenya.
Educate! targets massive cost efficient scale. In 2016, we graduated 14,000 youth (Scholars) from our intensive program across almost 400 schools in Uganda (almost 15% of secondary schools in the country). Altogether, we reached 240,000 students broadly in 2016 across Uganda and Rwanda.
Educate! aggressively measures and manages our impact. We invest deeply in monitoring & evaluation and our randomized controlled trial proves that Graduates earn DOUBLE the income of a control group.
Leading institutions, funders, and thought leaders have supported or endorse us, including Bill Gates, the 2015 WISE Awards, Mastercard Foundation and Global Innovation Fund, a high growth investment fund backed by DFID and USAID. Brookings Institution, the foremost thought leader in education, featured Educate! as 1 of 14 innovative and effective organizations scaling, alongside BRAC, Pratham, Teach for All and other industry leaders.
5. Laser Focus
Educate! targets one core problem– the mismatch between education and life after school in Africa – and works to find the most replicable and cost-effective solution possible that can reach massive scale.
Educate! is creating a grassroots movement of young leaders and entrepreneurs to drive sustainable development. Our Graduates change their lives and their communities, such as Lillian Aero who employs over 100 AIDS-affected women.
Tools for Engaging Donor Audience
A great recap of the year-great Scholar/Mentor story, scaling, recognition, impact, Rwanda expansion
The Brookings Institution is the foremost thought leader in international education. In 2016 they featured a case study on Educate! as part of their Millions Learning Report. Educate!'s case study highlights the most important lessons learned from the Brookings Institution's exploration of our organization. Specifically, Educate! is noted for our strategy of designing for massive scale from the start, our deep commitment to rigorous monitoring and evaluation, and our high-level partnerships with Ministries of Education to reform entire education systems.
· Be sure to highlight: Most impressive about this is that Educate! was featured alongside industry giants such as Pratham, Room to Read, BRAC and Sesame Workshop
· For more details read the blog post Educate! wrote about this.
· Inclusion in this report is a seal of approval from an industry thought leader and demonstrates Educate!’s positioning as a leader in skills-based secondary education
This is a 24 page booklet that gives a complete overview of our 2015 activities - Impact, description of program, government engagement, scaling, plans, and inspiring Scholar stories. You can e-mail this to people, or direct them to the website: www.experienceeducate.org/resources#annualreport. Great for any audience.
A very simple overview of the Educate! Exchange program in Rwanda. This document is meant to be accompanied by additional information describing the Educate! Exchange. If used during a meeting, you can further go into detail about the program components verbally, or if used in a written document, you can further describe the program components. Great for someone looking for an in-depth understanding of our work in Rwanda.
This highlights key results from Educate!’s Randomized Controlled Trial on the impact of the Educate! Experience compared to a control group. It is the most authoritative evidence we have that proves Educate!’s impact. This would be 1st piece of evidence you use when someone wants to understand our impact. Points to highlight:
· Emphasize impact on income: Educate! grads earn DOUBLE the income of their peers.
· Emphasize the outsize impact on girls: Educate! female grads earn MORE THAN DOUBLE the income of their peers.
Graduate Long Term Impact Data- This document highlights results from Educate!’s internal evaluation of Graduates 1-4 years after completing the Educate! Experience. It is not as authoritative as the RCT results, but for those who want to see longer term Graduate impact this is a great document to show. (Specific study details are included in the document)
· What is included?
o % of Grads in University or employed
o Whether grads have their own business or a job
o Job creation statistics - % of Grads who employ additional people
o Average monthly income for Grads 1-4 years after graduating
This is a very broad overview of Educate! - what we do, why we do it, how we do it impact and recognition. This is a great introduction to Educate! and can be used at conferences/events where someone might be meeting Educate! for the first time. It is a great teaser to get someone curious to learn more and also a handout so they have something to remember us by. Created with a general audience in mind.