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The Spring Development Initiative (TSDI) is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit charity organization which supports local leaders for positive social change through mentoring, capacity development and direct community engagement.

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 support grassroots change makers in the United States and in developing countries in four impact areas - governance, education, healthcare and economic development. Our programs focus on supporting community leaders to develop, implement and scale innovative products, services, and action plans for key policies and target populations, including the application of research and inn…
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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)

Let me giv…

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…

Update on the Global Giving Accelerator online fundraising campaign

Hello all, and I hope your weekend is going well. We are absolutely excited by our progress in the Global Giving Accelerator online fundraising campaign. Global Giving has supported thousands of organizations in the past and is a trusted donation platform.

Our target is to raise at least $5000 from 40 different donors. At this time we are at $1571 from 16 donors, that is about $3500 and 24 donors to go. If we meet this target, we get a permanent spot on Global Giving, and can raise funds for other projects too, including those you suggest to us.

Our campaign runs until June 29, and on June 20 is Bonus day when every donation we receive will be matched by GlobalGiving, and the more we raise, the more matching funding we will earn.

There is a $10,000 incentive fund up for grabs, which will be proportionally divided among organization based on how much they raise. For example, if we raise 10% of the Bonus Day total, we will receive an additional $1000!

Thank you for all those who have d…