Mission Operation Research Hints and Tips
- Seek out other non-profits with whom Write the Future could partner with for donations.
- Create meaningful relationships with people from different backgrounds across the globe.
- Establish long-lasting relationships with schools, teachers, and other non-profits locally and internationally.
7 Best Ways to Discover Missions:
- Your network! ~who’s traveling where?~
- Gap Year and Study Abroad Programs
- Campus “mission” programs on WashU’s campus, or other schools.
- High school “mission” trips.
- Countries/ locations with recent disasters WILL have people traveling for disaster relief.
- Travel agents will know of people traveling to places with need.
Verifying a Non-Profit:
GuideStar is an online resource that can verify the legitimacy of an organization and give you an overview of their financials. Here is a step-by-step on how to use GuideStar.
- Email other non-profits and individuals with international or local links to schools with inquiries about establishing relationships and connections.
- If you meet an individual with a non-profit affiliation or connection, reach out to them and establish these essential relationships.
- Maintain a stream of dialogue and communication through emails, phone calls, and in-person meetings when possible so that the other party feels valued and wishes to continue the relationship with Write the Future.
- Say “thank you!” It goes a long way!
- End your emails with “Best Regards, Your Name” in an effort to be formal but friendly and intimate at the same time.