IN ADVANCE OF VACATION
A family, with children in their late teens and 20's, are planning
a family vacation to East Africa (safari). The parents would like
to use this as a learning opportunity for their children. They
would like to spend four days before the safari looking at
projects that focus on water issues.
Indaba researches appropriate projects, refines a short list
with clients, plans the journey, hosts discussions on the
ground to connect experiences to clients' philanthropy. (We can
also provide connection to top travel companies with local
expertise for the safari.)
Parents contact Indaba, on behalf of their son, who is in
college and very interested in public health and would like to
spend time in a developing country focused on this issue.
They want something substantive and are concerned that
many "volunteer" opportunities don't have much real work to
do or did not provide access to the key decision-makers on
the ground. Both parents and son want a deep learning
opportunity that serves as a solid foundation for graduate
Indaba can identify an organization given a client's interests
and objectives, reach out to an appropriate non-profit or
for-profit social enterprise and co-develop a unique internship
or service opportunity. The experience is then designated an
appropriate donation to the organization, to compensate them
for staff time.
|DONOR TRIP FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT
One of the best ways to spotlight the impact of a not-for-profit's
work is to be able to bring their most dedicated high-end
donors out into the field to meet with local staff and
However, staff resources both at the head office and in the field
are often constrained, and effectively curating site visits and
planning travel logistics are not within their expertise.
Indaba is the perfect partner that can advise on effective site
visits, itinerary development including tourism opportunties,
security, logistical support and marketing materials. We also
help coordinate pre-trip calls/webinar for participants and
prepare fundraising staff. Most importantly, Indaba stays
behind the scenes so the organization shines.
|TRAVEL COMPANY'S CLIENT
Travel company's client requested to visit a charitable project
which focuses on poverty alleviation. This family is
philanthropic and the head of the family is a very successful
business owner who is known for his deal-making prowess.
The travel company has some connections to small local
schools, orphanages and conservation organizations, but not
in this issue area.
Indaba can be brought in as a special consultant to assess
the family's interests and objectives, research organizations
addressing poverty alleviation (both non-profit and for-profit)
within the specified geographic location, and refine the options
with the client. We can also quarterback all the details for this
portion of the trip.