We partner with organizations who serve the very poor
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How We Work With Partners
How do you choose partners?
Carefully. We look for partners who are dedicated to missions closely aligned with ours. They are organizations with demonstrated experience and expertise in their fields, and have wide reach working in places where people live in extreme poverty. Organizations must have a feasible solution they've tried to introduce (e.g. water filters, fortified foods, breastfeeding practices, etc.) where full acceptance in their communities would solve a critical issue and make a real impact. If your organization fits this description, tell us using this form.
Why work with local partners?
There are established organizations already doing great work, and we know that investing in local expertise is the best way to create long-term impact. While Appleseed conducts research, leads strategic campaign planning, and crafts messages that resonate and change behavior, our partners are the ones who have the years of experience and local knowledge to mobilize in the communities they work in. Together we can help each other achieve our missions in ways we never could alone. To suggest a partnership, answer 5 questions.
What is your relationship with partners?
It's our partners' teams, community connections, and nutrition solutions that we leverage to make impact together. Our focus on training their staff makes that impact sustain and grow. We offer professional marketing skills and services at a low cost to partners. Our partnerships are built on mutual giving, learning, and professional respect and they've all become great friendships. Whether we're in the field with our partners or connecting remotely, we work as one team, contributing to one shared mission: improving what children eat.
What do You expect from partners?
First and foremost, our partners must be committed to making impact, and to measuring it. We also expect our partners to commit the resources necessary for successful collaboration (such as team members, community connections, office space, project costs, etc.). In turn, Appleseed offers in-person professional marketing services, training, and remote support for the lifetime of our partnership. After filling immediate skill gaps, our ongoing training and support model enables partners to continue the work themselves moving forward.
Meet Some of our Partners
Curt and Trini started Semilla Nueva in 2010 to help rural Guatemalan farmers find a path to prosperity, health, and sustainability. Through their grassroots farmer-to-farmer network, they've built the foundation to reach sustainable change in Guatemala. By combining Appleseed's social marketing approach with their community networks, government relationships, and agricultural knowledge, our joint team has made more impact than we ever could have alone.
Find out more about Semilla Nueva's work here.
Holly is the manager of The Growing Experience (TGE), an urban farm located in North Long Beach within the grounds of Carmelitos: the largest public housing development in LA County. TGE provides fresh, local, organic produce to the residents of Carmelitos and the surrounding communities. They promote environmental sustainability and healthier eating through community education programs and events. Together, we create culturally appropriate messages to go beyond education and create real change.
Find out more about The Growing Experience's work here.