Digital transformation has been a key trend for the past five years but the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated this beyond what we could have imagined. Many charities have decided to improve their digital capacity by creating new services or upgrading capacity. And many have bid for funding to make this happen.
But not every bid will be a winner. You might be one of those which didn’t get funding, and wondering how to make progress.
The feeling of not getting the money to kickstart an ambitious project off the ground is not new to me. I’ve bootstrapped Chayn, an organisation creating resources for survivors of gender-based violence, on a shoestring budget since 2013. We’ve only achieved the kind of scale many organisations achieve in a year, some five years down the line. …
After much push from Dama and inspiration from Cassie, we’re doing user manuals in Chayn for staff, trustees and long-term volunteers. I’ve done a summary card above and detailed one below. The idea is that by explicitly saying what and how you like to work, we bring things into the open which are either misunderstood or unknown thus removing the friction of working in teams — especially distributed ones. Ours is truly global so we want to carve space for empathy, mistakes and fun.
You can find Cassie’s template for this here.
Written by Hera, Lakshmi, Nooreen and Connor. Through out this blog, you’ll see things survivors told us.
“I didn’t tell anyone because I felt shame… as if it was my fault.”
After more than a year of extensive survivor-led research, continuous development, and all-round hard work, we at Chayn are incredibly humbled and excited to announce the launch of our web app — Your Story Matters (YSM). With this web app, we hope to change the way survivors of sexual assault can access resources and get the help they need. It is accessible from any browser on most digital devices!
Chayn’s been working on gender-based violence for over seven years. …
I’m a week late to post this but better late than never! Don’t want to lose my writing streak. As I write this, I’m getting ready to paint the master bedroom in the new house! Excuse typos.