On March 30, 2022, Yayasan Kemanusian Ibu Pertiwi (YKIP) was visited by our grantor, Inspirasia Foundation for the first time in 2 years due to the pandemic. This was a follow-up, after the training in funding strategies delivered by Louisa two days before at the Annika Linden Centre held for the nonprofit organizations in Bali under Inspirasia Foundation’s grants. There was also a discussion on measuring the impact of education charity.
Louisa from Inspirasia Foundation accompanied by Sri from Annika Linden Centre came to YKIP’s office to discuss YKIP programs and the support we need from Inspirasia.
After two days of intensive training, Inspirasia Foundation had a follow-up visit to help their grantee organizations understand the need to maximize their impact as non-profit organizations in Bali. During the discussion, Louisa shared with YKIP, many of her insights on funding strategies that will assist with planning and the achievement of funding sustainability.
Besides the discussion on funding strategy, we also learned much about measuring the impact of education charity. YKIP is one non-profit organization in Bali that has served for almost 20 years in the education field. The impact of YKIP programs may be measured through more than 500 students that have participated in the programs. The unique nature of YKIP scholarship programs clearly shows the impact, not only on the students but also on their families and communities. It is important to tell the story of how these scholarships have changed their lives.
The training and grantees’ visits are an essential way of implementing Inspirasia Foundation’s philosophy: “More than Money”. By delivering the training and listening to the grantees’ needs we give the grantees an opportunity to develop a new approach and create a bigger impact in their community.
YKIP would like to thank Inspirasia Foundation and Annika Linden Centre for giving us this opportunity.