DENVER — Recognizing that traditional philanthropic reporting processes often miss an opportunity to show the full picture of an organization’s activity, outcomes and impact, Water For People, an international nonprofit dedicated to providing access to improved water and sanitation systems and services in developing countries, announced the first-version launch of its Re-Imagine Reporting platform, according to a press release.
Designed and developed by EffectiveUI, a user experience agency, the online reporting platform is a new approach to reporting that provides an interactive, visually compelling way for donors, stakeholders and the public to understand the organization’s progress and outcomes, while also allowing for analysis and review of initiatives for programmatic improvements, stated the release.
Water For People is dedicated to creating a long-term impact through its “Everyone Forever” development approach, which ensures that every household, school and clinic attains full water and sanitation coverage for everyone with solutions that last forever.
While most nonprofits also aim for ongoing, longstanding achievements, the sector still widely relies upon a traditional financial reporting process in order to provide accountability and justify continued funding.
These reports — generally long, written documents — focus on inputs and outputs, offering little insight into an organization’s holistic process, progress and actual long-term impact. In addition, traditional reports often provide minimal opportunity for organizations to create engagement with stakeholders and their contribution to the results, noted the release.
The Re-Imagine Reporting platform is an interactive window into Water For People’s progress over time, showing the organization’s successes and challenges, while giving stakeholders a comprehensive understanding of the effectiveness of Everyone Forever versus a spreadsheet with line items and figures.
Read the entire press release here.