- In April 2017, eight of the world’s leading U.S.-based humanitarian organizations (Care, International Medical Corps, International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, Oxfam, Plan International, Save the Children, and World Vision) formed the Global Emergency Response Coalition to help assist the 20 million people facing starvation in the Horn of Africa.
- The joint mission required financial, technology, and marketing support to raise awareness and funds for the “worst humanitarian crisis since 1945.”
- While successful in the U.K., this type of collaborative fundraising campaign was new in nature to the US and the organizations wanted to innovate in collective fundraising and advocacy.
- Served as the fiscal sponsor for the Coalition, which included developing, launching, and maintaining a platform to collect donations; managing donor inquiries and receipting; and distributing the funds to the eight organizations.
- Built a Coalition website focusing on the shared goal of ending the crisis, and continued to update and maintain the site during and after the initial campaign to keep donors and supporters updated on the campaign’s successes.
- Facilitated donor communications and corresponded with corporate and foundation partners.
- Developed and launched fundraising tools to support the Coalition responding to global crisis.
- Produced deliverables required for campaign launch in just six weeks, including website, donation platform, donor communications strategy, and financial reporting and distribution mechanism.
- Supported the collaborative, which successfully raised $4.5 million during the one-month campaign.
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