Social Impact Project for Help Develop Monitoring & Evaluation Framework and Reporting for Non-profit team in South Africa
Project Description and Impact
Ibali Lam is a 12-month grassroots business accelerator that by empowers women-owned small businesses in South Africa's Eastern Cape province through digital transformation, entrepreneurship development and financial inclusion. The digital transformation phase equips women-owned businesses with the tools to embrace technology, harness the power of non-expert artificial intelligence tools, master storytelling techniques, and leverage digital marketing strategies. By bolstering their online presence, these businesses are poised to amplify customer engagement and drive increased sales. The entrepreneurship development phase builds essential skills in women-owned businesses to seize economic opportunities, and foster sustainable growth, catalyzing positive community impact. The financial inclusion education and coaching phase equips entrepreneurs with the knowledge and tools to make informed financial decisions, investment readiness, access to investors, and a microgrant to ensure long-term viability.
Leadership and Mentorship Experience: Acting as a mentor can contribute to the mentor's development as a leader. It showcases their ability to guide and support others in achieving their goals.
Teaching and Communication Skills: By mentoring, the mentor can enhance their teaching and communication skills. Guiding others through complex subjects like monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and report writing will require the mentor to articulate concepts clearly and adapt their communication to suit the mentees' needs.
New Perspectives: Interacting with the leadership team at GLLI, which works with women-owned businesses and emphasizes community development, can offer the mentor fresh perspectives on the challenges and opportunities within the nonprofit sector and the field of entrepreneurship.
Cultural Awareness: If there are cultural differences between the mentor and GLLI's team, the mentor will have the opportunity to learn about and appreciate different cultural norms, communication styles, and practices.
Adaptability: The mentor will need to adapt their mentoring approach to the unique needs and learning styles of the mentees. This adaptability can improve the mentor's ability to tailor their guidance in diverse professional settings.
Problem-Solving: Assisting the leadership team at GLLI in addressing their specific M&E and reporting challenges will encourage the mentor to think critically and develop innovative solutions. This problem-solving ability can be applied to their own work.
Networking Opportunities: The mentorship relationship may expand the mentor's professional network by introducing them to new individuals and organizations working in the nonprofit sector and entrepreneurship, potentially creating future collaboration opportunities.
This project accepts virtual experteers.
About the Hosting Organization
Global Leading Light Initiatives is a Non-profit working on Non-Profit.