It’s that time of year again, when you decide which for-purpose organisation will receive our end-of-year donation.
Have you say today!
Birth for Humankind provides social support and health education services for women experiencing disadvantage during pregnancy, child birth and early parenting. 70 per cent of clients have no other support person and face significant barriers in accessing mainstream health services. Birth for Humankind’s volunteer led programs help reduce social isolation and improve women’s confidence, resilience and preparedness for parenting. Whilst not a direct client, Influence Global’s Founder and Principal Consultant, Ruth Dearnley, became Chief Executive Officer of Birth for Humankind this year. Vote for Birth for Humankind.
EVALSDGs was established by EvalPartners, in response to the need to embed effective monitoring and evaluation in the SDGs. EVALSDGs aims to form a strong evaluation partnership to inform, support, measure and assess development efforts around the SDGs. As a network of interested and skilled policy makers, institutions and practitioners who advocate for the evaluability of the performance indicators of the new SDGs, EVALSDGs can add value to both the evaluation sector and to the SDG implementation and review processes. Influence Global worked with the EVALSDGs Guidance Group to review and edit existing publications, and design and pilot a revised production process for future publications to improve efficiency. Vote for EVALSDGs.
Oaktree is young people leading a movement to end poverty. Oaktree believes change starts with a simple belief – that poverty and injustice is unacceptable. Beliefs turn into action, and enough informed action will end extreme poverty in our lifetime. Oaktree is Australia’s largest youth-run organisation with over 250,000 members. The Oaktree Executive Team engaged Influence Global to advise on the redevelopment of the organisational Theory of Change. Ruth Dearnley has provided ongoing advice and mentoring support to Oaktree’s Executive Team. Vote for Oaktree.
Influence Global supported the production of RSPCA Victoria’s animal welfare campaign video. A last minute request to lead the call for recruits to join their Furry Army, led to the establishment of the Influence Global choir! RSPCA Victoria works to educate the community regarding animal welfare and works with government and industry to ensure the standard of animal welfare and care continues to improve. Vote for RSPCA Victoria.
Stop The Traffik Australia is a coalition of non-government, community and other organisations working together against trafficking in Australia and around the world. Stop The Traffik in Australia exists to prevent the physical, emotional and sexual abuse and harm done by human trafficking. Ruth Dearnley is a volunteer Non-Executive Director of Stop The Traffik Australia. Vote for Stop The Traffik Australia.
UNICEF is the United Nations Children’s Fund, a leading global humanitarian and development agency that works to uphold the rights of every child. Established in 1946 in the aftermath of World War II, we now operate in more than 190 countries and territories. Our work aims to help all children — especially the most disadvantaged and marginalised— to lead safe, healthy lives and realise their full potential. UNICEF Thailand engaged Influence Global to conduct an evaluation of all their advocacy work from 2012-2016 - the first of its kind in UNICEF history. In partnership with Thailand-based Embode, the project included qualitative research was conducted in English and Thai; extensive desk based research; a mapping of all advocacy initiatives within the Country Programme undertaken, and reconstruction of theories of change, in order to evaluate the success of UNICEF Thailand’s advocacy work and develop five detailed case studies. If successful, UNICEF Australia will receive the donation on their behalf. Vote for UNICEF.
Influence Global operates on the land of the Wurundjeri people if the Kulin nation. We stand on this land as beneficiaries of a largely uncompensated and unreconciled dispossession which began over 200 years ago and continues today. We know that within acknowledgement there should be action, and we are committed to exploring ways in which we can help overcome racism and injustice, and achieve equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Whilst only a small gesture, Influence Global would like to acknowledge the important work of the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is doing to serve children, young people, community members and families. Vote for VACCA.
Your Community Health helps people across northern Melbourne to meet their health and wellbeing goals. They offer diverse medical, dental and allied health services and support programs to anyone, through a combination of outreach, client-based and centre-based activities. Your Community Health provides priority access to those most at risk of health inequalities and those that may face barriers to accessing traditional health services. Your Community Health has responded to the dynamic health and wellbeing needs of the community for over 42 years. Ruth Dearnley provides communications and marketing advisory services to Your Community Health and it’s Leadership Team. Vote for Your Community Health.
Vote now and help us continue to make a difference. Voting closes 21st December 2018.