So how does this work?
Step 1: Identify project allies.
Unitechange.org works with other charitable organizations to find and develop specific projects — organizations like Flying Kites, our pilot project ally. We will carefully vet our allies to ensure that each meets our standards for transparency, dedicated management, financial responsibility, and a track record of charity.
Step 2: Identify projects.
With our allies, we’ll identify specific charitable projects that will improve lives. Projects like our pilot project, a school and library for children at Flying Kites’ orphanage in Kenya. All our projects will engage members of the local community and respond to a specific need they have identified. In other words, we want to give people what they’ve told us they need, not just what we think they need.
Step 3: Share our projects with donors.
When you donate to a project, you’ll have the option to be continually updated on its status. We will share pictures and videos from the project site, blog posts describing the local community, and commentary from people on the ground. Our goal is to tell a story. We want you to see the people you are helping and learn about their lives, so you can experience the positive change you helped bring to them.
Step 4: Give donors the chance to share projects with each other.
When you find a project that inspires you, we will make it easy for you to share that project with your friends on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, and we will allow you to interact with fellow donors on our site. We believe that most experiences are best enjoyed with others—and charitable giving is no exception.
Step 5: Repeat.
As each project comes to a close, we will have a new project ready to show our donors—with a new ally organization, in a new community, in support of a new cause, telling a new story.