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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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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.

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

Tax ID / EIN
82-3856389

Contact Person
Nkem Akinsoto
(425) 802-8209
info@sid-initiative.org

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…

We're Building Processing Machines For 100 Uyo Farmers!

Thank you all so much! Our Globalgiving fundraiser to "Help Build Processing Machines For 100 Uyo Farmers" is almost fully funded! We have raised $13,280 so far out of a funding goal of $14,000! We're currently #4 on the general accelerator leaderboard as we head into the final day of the Accelerator.

But it is not over yet! There are various campaign bonus prizes, including homepage time and social media promotion still up for grabs. We need just 5 more donors and $800 to maximize our chances.

Click: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/crop-processing-machines-for-100-farmers-in-uyo/

Globalgiving makes donating online super easy. Visit the page with the link below and click on the donate button - the site will guide you through the rest.

You can also make payments to our Naira account and we transfer to the GG fund immediately:

Bank: GTBank (Guaranty Trust Bank)
Bank Name: Strategy and Innovation for Development Initiative
Account Number: 0366172770 (Naira)

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We Did it - We Won Bonus Day!

Happy weekend everyone! I am still in awe at all we accomplished during the GlobalGiving Accelerator Bonus Day on Wednesday June 20- thank you all so much!

Our project to "Help Build Processing Machines For 100 Uyo Farmers" is at 90% funded! We have raised $13,201 so far out of a funding goal of $14,000! This total haul means we graduated as a permanent partner on the global giving platform, we also won $1000 bonus prize for topping the bonus day leaderboard!


Right now, we're #2 on the general accelerator leaderboard! [Check here]. As we head into the last week of the Accelerator, please keep in mind that there are various campaign bonus prizes, including homepage time and social media promotion still up for grabs. We need just 5 more donors and $800 to maximize our chances. See the graphic below for a breakdown of the prize structure.

Thanks again to all those who have donated. If you haven't, Globalgiving makes donating online super easy. Please go ahead and do so…

Help Make Our Crowdfunding Bonus Day a Success - Donate NOW!

I am absolutely excited by our progress in the GlobalGiving Accelerator online fundraising campaign. GlobalGiving has supported thousands of organizations in the past and is a trusted donation platform. This post is to share some more details about this fundraising Accelerator program with you.

1. Today June 20 is Bonus day with a $10,000 incentive fund and other cash prizes up for grabs. The fund will be proportionally divided among organization based on how much they raise, and the top fundraiser gets extra $1000! For example, if we raise 10% of the Bonus Day total, we will receive an additional $1000! Every donation we receive today will be matched by GlobalGiving, and the more we raise, the more matching funding we will earn.

Donations can be made via Credit/Debit cards, Paypal, Wire Transfers, checks, gift cards, etc.

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/crop-processing-machines-for-100-farmers-in-uyo/

Those in Nigeria can make payments to our Naira account and we transfer to th…