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The Spring Development Initiative (TSDI) is a registered 501(c)3 notprofit charity organization. We support community leaders to gain practical skills from implementing community driven projects, leadership training and mentoring, as a sustainable way to achieve positive social change.

We empower these leaders through learning initiatives, research products, collaborative forums, access to scholarships and investments, and providing the seed funding they need in taking action to improve their communities. We equip them with training and experiential skills in core areas like needs assessment, action planning, project management, evaluation, and sustainability.

We work in four impact areas - governance, education, healthcare and economic development - in the United States and in low and middle income countries. Our programs focus on supporting community leaders to develop, implement and scale innovative products, services, and action plans for key policies and target populations, incl…
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TSDI Affiliate in Nigeria Holds Inaugural Workshop Summit

The Spring Development Initiative is a proud supporter of the workshop summit for community volunteers and other practitioners in the Development community by our Nigerian affiliate, Strategy and Innovation for Development Initiative (SI4DEV) in partnership with Clean Technology Hub. The inaugural summit is themed: “Achieving Community-Led Development Through Community-Driven Development Projects.”

SI4DEV is in the exclusive position of seeding a consistent project implementation model across Nigeria. For the past year, we have been working at the intersection of behavior change, capacity building, impact and sustainability through the SI4DEV Partners training program.

This November, SI4DEV Partners from across 30 States and the FCT will converge in Abuja, Nigeria for an inspiring event featuring three key planks.

Project Management and Performance Improvement Training – Breakout Sessions, PanelsAction Planning for Impact, Sustainability, Governance and Accountability – One-on-one Cli…

Frequently Asked Questions About TSDI

What is TSDI?

TSDI (The Spring Development Initiative) is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization in the United States of America which supports positive social change through mentoring, leadership development, funding investments and direct community engagement.

Why did you set up TSDI?

We believe in the power of local people and communities to lead positive and sustainable social change. However, change-makers often need empowerment on how to access and use innovative and evidence-based strategies. TSDI equips them with training and experiential skills in core areas like needs assessment, action planning, project management, evaluation, and sustainability. Afterwards, with TSDI funding support, the local partners can use their new skills to lead their communities, champion their ideas for improvement, and achieve lasting results.

Who can become a TSDI Member?

These are US-based professionals, social entrepreneurs, civil society organizations, government officials and policy m…

Support Handwashing and Health for 2000 School Children in Kaduna Nigeria

SI4DEV is an affiliate organization of The Spring Development Initiative – a US based nonprofit charitable organization. SI4DEV works with local partners to engage in governance and to improve the education, economic and health attainment of their communities. SI4DEV currently has 33 active branches across 25 states in Nigeria including 2 branches in Kaduna State.

As part of TSDI's health and education goals, SI4DEV has benefited from an opportunity to receive donations through the Global Giving platform to provide hand washing and hygiene awareness campaign in Kaduna state. Our partners - individuals and community-based organizations - will be part of the project committee responsible for effective implementation of this project according to set objectives.

We therefore solicit for your kind support and collaboration or donation to ensure the implementation and sustainability of this project in rhis community.

Titled the "HAPPY LEARNERS PROJECT", it will use Visual aid…

Donate Through Workplace Giving - Employee Matching Gifts

Many American corporations match their employee donations (or the tax deductible component of your membership) to nonprofits including our organization. An easy way to double your contribution is through employee giving programs. For example, Microsoft, Disney and Medtronic all match donations 1:1 (dollar-for-dollar) by their employees.

If you volunteer with us, your employer may also provide us with a grant as a way to recognize your ongoing support through your time and skills. For example, Microsoft does this.

Please verify with your HR or through your company intranet whether your employer matches gifts to nonprofits including our organization.

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Spring Development Initiative, The
18617 NE 57th Street
Redmond, WA 98052

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Nkem Akinsoto
(425) 802-8209

Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat are employee matching gift programs?
Employee matching gift programs are corporate giving programs in which the company mat…

Spring Development Initiative Becomes Recognized Partner of GlobalGiving

Spring Development Initiative announced today that they have graduated from the GlobalGiving Accelerator program, gaining entry into the GlobalGiving marketplace and becoming a recognized partner of GlobalGiving. As part of the Accelerator, Spring Development Initiative successfully raised $14,011 from over 70 unique individual donors to support the project to "Help Build Processing Machines For 100 Uyo Farmers." We also won $1000 bonus cash prize and some social media spotlight and homepage time on GlobalGiving.

"We're thrilled to have Spring Development Initiative as part of our community. Spring Development Initiative has met our rigorous vetting standards for trust and community support," said Mari Kuraishi, President and Co-Founder of GlobalGiving. "GlobalGiving donors value the opportunity to support nonprofits like Spring Development Initiative."

"This project will bring economic independence for 100 local farmers and their families, incl…