Twelve teams of grantees have flown in from all over the U.S. and as far away as Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal and Zambia to develop their innovations for global impact. From preventing and treating preeclampsia to delivering neo-natal intensive care, the grantees’ innovations must succeed for the poorest mothers and infants in developing countries.
Monthly Archives:: July 2013
When you have a draft proposal ready, use these friends or colleagues as a test – if they don’t understand what you are proposing to do, you need to improve your messaging.
The third annual Saving Lives at Birth DevelopmentXChange will take place at the end of this month in Washington, DC, and we can’t wait to see what the 2013 finalists will bring to the table. This year, the DevelopmentXChange will welcome 53 finalists who have responded to the request for applications from the Saving Lives at Birth challenge.
A key goal of our Proposal Development Resource has been to identify the best experts in proposal writing and collect their ideas on how to write a strong, successful proposal. We’ve managed to collect top tips from global health experts all over the world, many of whom have written or reviewed hundreds of propsals.
The privilege I feel to be contributing to Grand Challenges Canada is not fleeting: it is felt as I write this blog, chat with the dynamo students with whom I share desk space, and sit with Melanie while she translates high-level strategic objectives into financial objectives.
In many ways thinking about ‘scale’ means thinking like a business person, whether you have an innovation that will appeal to a public funder (like a government health care service) or a private funder (such as a company looking to commercialize and sell your technology).
Since monetary compensation in the not-for-profit world generally is less than for comparable roles in private sector, renewing your passion in what you do is key to staying motivated.
Once establishing the values and the boundaries of the sandbox which the organization operates in, it’s important to try new ideas . As long as these ideas align with organizational goals and don’t raise any red flags from the legal department, they can be the brand differentiators that set your team or organization apart.