Business Plan Review

Posted by
Travis P.

Expansion Coordinator

Posted Date
Jun 26, 2019
Location
Virtual volunteer opportunity
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Impact statement
This project will save us $3,808 , allowing us to provide 2 meals a day for the Primary and Secondary School students and staff (475) people for 2 months

Project Details

What We Need
  • A document with detailed feedback and edits that ensures an Organization's business plan clearly defines its mission and approach, finance and operating structure, and tracks to key performance indicators.
Additional Details

We are looking for someone who can help us develop and finalize a business plan for selling value added foods from our farm to customers and high end markets in Mwanza Tanzania, with an overall framework about how to make our farming and livestocks more profitable in general.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have mission, vision, organization strategic plan, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have an operating budget, financial history, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

Mainsprings' overall mission is to alleviate rural poverty in East Africa through various programs focused around education, healthcare, socio-economic growth through agriculture and residential care for vulnerable girls. By creating a business through our farms, Mainsprings hopes to increase the long-term sustainability of the organization by increasing in-country revenue, and will allow the organization to maximize the efficiency of the farm leading to growth and greater impact.

Project may require a short interview with the organization.

Project Plan

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Prep: Distribution of Prep Materials and Goal Setting
  • Professional assesses materials shared and comments on any information gaps required for Business Plan
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager discuss goals and audience
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager discuss tone and presentation style for each section of the plan
1
Milestone 1: Initial Review + Assessment
  • Professional conducts a first assessment and shares thoughts about the plan with Organization
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager discuss initial review and feedback
2
Milestone 2: Draft Review
  • Professional presents first review of the plan, which may include the edited or rewritten feedback on sections of Organization's plan
  • Professional highlights areas of improvement, level of completeness and provides recommendations
  • Volunteer shares provides feedback on the draft deliverable
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Milestone 3: Final Feedback
  • Professional presents final feedback document and recommendations for improvement
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About The Org

Our Mission

Mainsprings personifies the hope and joy seen in the eyes of East African children and families who are mastering the life skills necessary to break the cycle of poverty and create a sustainable future for themselves and their community.

Mainsprings provides compassionate, lasting innovative change via safe refuge, education, healthcare, and economic sustainability through agriculture. Like a nurturing family, Mainsprings creates an environment where children are empowered to develop lifelong skills. Day-in and day-out, with the partnership of staff, donors, volunteers, and local villages, Mainsprings makes possible a new, hopeful reality for East African communities.

What We Do

Mainsprings aims to alleviate extreme poverty in rural Tanzania by using a campus model focused on education, healthcare, economic development through agriculture and refuge for vulnerable and orphaned girls. With one campus fully developed and a second campus in the primary stages of construction, we are hoping to affect the live of thousands of Tanzanians every year at each campus. Our fully developed flagship campus currently provides a nationally ranked primary and secondary schools for 400 boys and girls. It harvest over 2.5 tons of produce every month from a specially designed permaculture farm, as well as delivering several community seminars each year for local small hold farmers. The healthcare facility sees over 1,400 patients annually and works with the local government that provides primary care, specific health seminars and testing for the community. The refuge program doesn't just provide immediate relief in the forms of a home, healthcare and education, but also supports them all the way through tertiary education.

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