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Rebeca E.


for  Akili Dada
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted by
Mwikali M.

Communications Department

Posted Date
Aug 21, 2019
Virtual volunteer opportunity
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Impact statement
This project will save us $1,792 , allowing us to use this money for programming needs, such as provision of more scholarships for girls or more opportunities for young African women within our spaces.

Project Details

What We Need
  • Review of up to 20 pages of copy for grammar, style, tone, and consistency
  • Advice on how to write effective copy going forward
Additional Details

We are looking for a volunteer to help us copy edit a Community Leaders Baseline Report.

Ideally, we prefer to have the language simplified and to have the copy cut down to make the books shorter. Selected volunteers will be required to:

-Ensure compliance with British orthography throughout the copy.
-Rephrase sentences for simplification.
-Correct spelling errors.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a small team to help answer questions., which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have electronic copies of the documents ready., and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

This project are important because as an organisation, we are always generating information that other organisations and individuals use as referable resources. We just require the manpower to help us achieve this goal because we are currently a small team.

Project Plan

Prep: Distribution of Prep Materials & Project Timeline
  • Volunteer Manager shares copy for revision with the Professional
  • Volunteer Manager provides additional/background content on the copy including intended audience, purpose, style guide, and/or examples of published copy to ensure style consistency
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager align expectations and agree on project timeline
Milestone 1: Copyediting
  • Professional reviews the copy and creates appropriate changes to formatting, grammar, spelling, syntax, punctuation, etc.
  • Professional checks for inconsistency and and continuity errors
  • Professional creates a list of recommended changes to share with Volunteer Manager (if applicable)
Milestone 2: Review Edits
  • Professional shares with Volunteer Manager a revised draft and a document tracking the changes
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager connect to discuss the changes made to the copy (up to two rounds of edits)
  • Professional makes agreed upon changes to the document and reviews final draft
Milestone 3: Final Deliverables
  • Professional delivers final version to Volunteer Manager
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About The Org

Our Mission

Nurturing a generation of African women leaders.

What We Do

We invest talented young women from poor backgrounds to become transformative leaders by providing:

Direct financial assistance: This assistance includes comprehensive scholarships enabling brilliant but poor girls access to the top high schools they have qualified for but cannot afford to attend. We also provide seed funding and stipends to allow young women from marginalized communities to grow their social change projects to scale and sustainability.

Personalized and group mentoring: Akili Dada mentors are dedicated women committed to blazing the trail and supporting their younger sisters’ journeys to success. We are always looking for women willing to give of their time and share their experiences by mentoring our dadas.

Rigorous Leadership Skills Training: Our curriculum is based on a service learning pedagogy where young women learn how to lead by designing and driving social change projects in their marginalized home communities. Leadership Academies have emerged a favorite among our dadas.

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