We’ve been supporting Samburu youth for more than five years now. And we’re convinced that our place-specific, super grassroots approach is how to make a difference in the world. For this model to work, though, efficiency is critical.
We’re committed to running a lean organization, which is why we’re regularly above 90% on the portion of expenses allocated directly to the scholarship program. However, we aim to be efficient not just with our funds, but also with our time. The more time we can allocate to the aspects of SYEF that result in direct impact on youth, the better, of course.
This is where you can help. Our automatic donation program lessens the time needed to fundraise. You can enroll to donate once per month or once per year; it all happens automatically via your debit or credit card. When you do that, we spend less time analyzing donations, less time strategizing and re-strategizing, less time sending out emails and letters to donors. And as a result, we have more time to strategize about how SYEF can be even better and stronger in terms of its impact on Samburu youth.
Please, go to www.samburuyouth.org/donate, click and make it easy. Our goal is to receive 50% of our annual budget via the automatic donation program. When you enroll, you give time back to SYEF to focus on what we’re all in this for to begin with: empowering Samburu youth through education.