Five for Fairness is a truly innovative and inspiring model for social change. My organization, Maasai Girls Education Fund, has interacted regularly with 5 for Fairness since February 2012, and we have been met time and again with respect, enthusiasm, and helpfulness. The feeling of community and connection is the most unique feature of 5 for Fairness, as they work to create a space of open communication and learning. It is without hesitation that I recommend this organization.
I work for Orchid Project, a UK-based international charity working for an end to female genital cutting, and we discovered 5 For Fairness when Anna approached us via Twitter - Orchid Project went on to join the Mary Norton Shands grant cycle and ultimately to win the $5000 grant in June 2011, to our delight. 5 For Fairness is a fantastic charity for raising awareness with a new audience, and for inspiring people to feel more involved with the charities they are supporting. We were able to test our messaging and our approach to fundraising, and to spread the message that there is hope for an end to female genital cutting around the world, through positive engagement with communities - fulfilling our charitable objective of awareness-raising as much as our fundraising aim. 5 For Fairness is an exciting fundraising model because it's different, and fosters a real sense of involvement with potential donors and it's a wonderful thing to have been a part of.
Hi Ruthie and thanks so much for your review. We are going to make exactly the change you would like to see for our next grant cycle. When new members join, they won't need to "support" a Team any more, only vote for it when the voting begins. Thanks again for being such a wonderful and inspiring advocate for Orchid Project and...congratulations on winning the grant!