Learn the role of funding a program versus supporting a program.
Laureus Sport for Good states in its mission that the organization supports programs rather than just funding them. There is a difference – anyone can write a check, but not anyone can provide the resources to help make a program a success.
Laureus Sport for Good works hand in hand with their partners to identify areas in which they need training and development to ensure they get what they need. This can be anything from financial controls, processes and procedures, or best practices. Furthermore, Laureus helps develop tools to measure the impact of what its partners are doing. This is imperative because everyone is ultimately judged on the impact side. By providing a metric, both organizations can analyze the results and try to improve year over year. Sports are a tool for social impact, so Laureus helps monitor the programs.
Since Laureus is an international organization, it can help streamline processes for its partners. For example, a soccer program in Israel may have similar experiences to a program in the United States. By having the working knowledge of what organizations are doing around the globe, Laureus can help connect the dots and maximize impact for all parties involved. Rather than having a bunch of independent sport programs working to effect change around the globe, Laureus helps create conversations and brings the right people in the room for maximum efficiency.
Any organization can write a check and fund a program. While our world needs these types of organizations, it also needs partners to be there every step of the way. Having an organization work hand in hand ensures that best practices can be created and followed to create a long-lasting global impact.
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