As a social sciences graduate, I'm good at writing and liaising with people, so I think I can give Sean a hand in the fundraising process, publication as well as coordination. Previously, I had been involved in financing an aspirational youngster's 4-year university education, and that was a really rewarding experience! Leveraging this and other fundraising experiences, I strongly believe that it is very important to keep the proceeds use transparent and accountable, while striving to understand how charity can be motivated. Besides our vision to enable receiver community's self-sufficiency, we constantly remind ourself it is paramount to stick to the values of integrity, accountability and transparency. Therefore, all financial and procedural processes are well documented and available upon donors' request. Almost one year into our projects, I have to thank my family and friends who have been so supportive all along, and without their kind advice and 360C assistance the roads might have been a lot bumpier.
However, to make our works more effective and expansive, deeper professional know-hows are much needed. For instance, to answer Kolkata's needs for basic water sanitation, a volunteer with practical engineering background would be very valuable. Luckily, with the help from our circle of friends, we're able to find a like-minded engineer, Gigi, to do an initial analysis of & recommendations for the problem (we'll talk about that in detail in an upcoming post). We appreciate the pro bono help we receive and would love to listen to your ideas about how your professional know-hows can help stretch our program.
Currently, we focus on serving Kolkata area, and the ongoing initiatives and issues that interests us include - women's health, population control, possibility of social enterprise set-up, fair-trade link with HK. Feel free to drop us a line, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about your ideas, opportunities for cooperation or simply anything. And we welcome supports in any form of professional advice or financial assistance.