The Foundation seeks to implement a new model of change that reframes the power relations in favour of change beneficiaries to be active role players that lead transformational change and sustainable impact.
The Foundation has identified the following factors that are key to its success and sustainability in the short term and long term.
A strong and sound advocacy programme
A strong and sound advocacy programme that combines storytelling and research insights to create legitimacy and trust for activist philanthropy in communities while simultaneously building a credible platform to forge positive partnerships.
Community-led programmes that are adequately capacitated and supported through a mixture of financial and non-financial interventions to augment the efficacy of outcomes.
Alignment with strategic facilitators
Alignment with strategic facilitators who conduct advocacy workshops in the communities to ensure that the critical aspects and tenets of the model of change are consistently communicated and incorporated into community programmes.
Alignment with strategic partners
Alignment with strategic partners who support the vision of the Foundation and CBO/Is in the implementation of the community programmes to generate sustainable community impact, develop replicable social innovation, and make a positive contribution to the policy agenda.
Funding of CBO
Funding of CBO/Is in partnership with strategic partners e.g., other foundations to support the achievement of social change in communities.
Partnership support to ensure stringent monitoring and evaluation. This is also essential for knowledge management and sustaining trust throughout the implementation process.
On the basis of the review of the strategic and operating contexts, the Foundation has identified the following strategic imperatives that underpin the development of the strategic intent:
Advocacy, thought leadership
Advocacy, thought leadership, and the use of innovation, forging partnerships across multiple levels to deliver the mission of the Foundation.
Community ownership of initiatives
Community ownership of initiatives is a crucial outcome of the advocacy programme that can be used as an indication of increased agency, greater self-belief, community resilience, and so forth.