CLARIFYING YOUR DONATION TO IMPACTS STATEMENT
“It’s all about the impacts”
By completing your CPC Project Profile forms you have detailed each projects, now it’s time to specify your impacts by providing a quantifiable outcome. For the success of your projects on the CPC Platform, it is critical that your organisation supplies a clear and defined statement detailing tangible outcomes for donations. These should detail how our member’s donations will support, and how CPC can best promote, the projects they are donating to.
At CPC, our focus is on clearly linking donations with positive environmental outcomes. Value for money is vital in maximising the impact our donor members have- high return projects not only have the greatest environmental impact, they also receive the most attention. This in turn promotes the positive link between donors and charities and often leads to new collaborations and a greater net benefit for the environment. To this end, we prefer projects to be structured around an “impact per $ value” system, with an overall tangible outcome. In our experience this model provides clean, relatable and marketable results all parties can use to further promote their positive involvement (see example below).
“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world” – Howard Zinn
A member wants to donate 10% of their profit for the month, say $1,000. They choose to give to a rainforest rehabilitation project, where $10 equates to the conservation of 10m2 of Australian rainforest. Each $10 is the “impact”, resulting in 100 individual impacts ($10 X 100 = $1,000) and contributes to building both the donor and charity members impact score. Translated to tangible outcomes, the donor member has effectively conserved 1,000m2 of rainforest.
A project may also have multiple impacts. Following from the above example, the same rainforest conservation project may have a $5 impact option to contribute 10m of fencing and/or a $30 option to contribute 2m of raised boardwalk. The exact structure of your impacts and projects is up to you, but lower cost points do make your project more accessible to a greater range of donors!
Please complete the accompanying table detailing the Donation-to-Impact statement for your project (note: not every cell needs to be complete, and donation values will be specific to your cause/project). We require a separate table and set of statements for each project or each outcome for a project that Coastal Protection Core will be promoting on our site. Please copy and paste the below table to add additional projects. To appeal to a broad demographic of members, it would be beneficial to detail a range of different projects and their relative impacts. The accompanying table contains examples; the range of donations are simply suggestions. Please be as detailed as you can, as this information will be utilised to best showcase your projects.
|NAME PROJECT ONE:|
|Donation Size (AUD)||
|(Example) Clean debris from 1m2 of foreshore in South East Queensland.|
|$1||Example) Protect and rehabilitate 5m2 of seagrass habitat in Moreton Bay.|
|$50||(Example) Provides a one days environmental training course training in India.|
Note: Please provide all donations in AUD. These must be valid for 12 months and updated if there are any changes.