Aligning girls literacy and leadership with strong champions and partners

Memunatu promotes literacy, leadership, and empowerment for teenage girls (10-17 years old) in West Africa through a community-driven publication / magazine that has educational and fun content. Starting in Sierra Leone, Memunatu has the power to engage and inspire girls across the continent.

What We Did:

  • Researched who comprises Boards, who comprises Leadership Councils, and best practices of Boards and Leadership Councils
  • Developed a framework to adapt and evaluate potential Leadership Council Members and engaging these Members in the short-term and long-term
  • Recommended archetypes of Leadership Council Members and specific people that may be a good fit
  • Researched comparable organizations as well as partnerships and fundraising best practices
  • Listed and identified top partnership, grant and corporate donation, and venture philanthropist and impact investor opportunities
  • Developed a scorecard to adapt and evaluate potential partnership and funding opportunities in the short-term and long-term
  • Offered specific recommendations for implementation

Partner Testimonial:

“It was a pleasure working with DSO. The team was professional—I could depend on DSO to produce quality work. The final presentation was indicative of that! My team and I found both the presentation and accompanying deliverables to be thoroughly researched and well organized. This showed great attention to detail and speaks to the standards to which they hold their team. Overall, what impressed me most about DSO was how they cared about our mission. This passion showed when they engaged with our team and their own. I particularly appreciated how DSO team members [went] out of their way to attend our event. Not only did this show eagerness to learn more about our organization, but it also demonstrated their personal support for our work!”

– Mariama Kabia, Co-Founder, Memunatu

Project Time Frame: February - April 2017

Team: Edgar Ortiz, Elizabeth Prosch, Luke Butcher, Maxine Yao, Amy Badiani, and Aruna Cadambi

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