NPC helped IMC, a Netherlands based company trading on exchanges around the globe as well as managing assets for institutional clients, to select an international development charity for a significant one-off donation to celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary.
On the day of their anniversary all revenues generated would be donated to a cause chosen by its employees. IMC had already identified two NGOs, each with three separate projects, and asked NPC to assess the six projects and recommend three that best matched their criteria. IMC’s employees were then invited to vote for the overall winner from these short-listed projects.
Having determined the key criteria important to IMC—including fit with their overall corporate giving strategy, clear demonstration of impact, ability to engage employees and absorb a significant donation—NPC devised a bespoke application form for the NGOs to complete for each of the six projects.
NPC assessed the completed forms and followed-up with a telephone call to the country director of each project to address gaps and get a more nuanced view. We then provided IMC with a two-page summary of each project, covering the following aspects: activities and implementation; likely impact of the project; quality of staff; and finances and risks surrounding the project. We also spoke directly to the Dutch headquarters of each NGO to assess their corporate partnership relationships and how they would work directly with IMC to engage their employees and bring the project to life.
A Save the Children education project in Haiti won the IMC employees’ vote. Over the next two years, IMC will fund the scaling up of a tried and tested education initiative that improves the quality of teaching, strengthens the school environment, and particularly focuses on literacy through Creole and French reading programmes, in areas of severe poverty and educational need within Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, reaching around 14,000 children.