HelpArgentina uses its in-depth knowledge of the argentine social sector to collaborate with local and international businesses to help them increase the impact of their social investments in Argentina.
We help clients:
• Identify projects that align with their strengths and strategic objectives.
• Select high impact nonprofits and then work with them to assure that they understand how to meet the expectations of a private sector partner.
• Define their community investment plans and policies.
• Gain access to key stakeholders in the social sector and facilitate interactions.
• Develop and implement innovative programs to engage their employees in community investment activities.
Corporate Clients: Cablevisión, Dinero Mail, Farmacity, Goldman Sachs, Google, Pampa Energía.
Institutional Clients: The IFC (World Bank), the Swiss Embassy in Argentina.
We believe that the private sector can play a key role in the solution of social issues and that businesses are uniquely positioned to:
• Catalyze social innovation by providing a perspective and a method of analyzing problems that is different from traditional actors in the sector.
• Promote individual engagement with the social sector by developing programs that encourage volunteering and that provide incentives to donate.
How we add value
• We understand the business investment process and can provide support in every step of its application in the selection of social investments.
• We can help a client identify and prioritize the social investment alternatives that:
- are most relevant to the organization
- are most important to the communities where a company operates
- have the potential to generate the most significant impact
• We know the key actors across the social sector and can identify the best partners to collaborate in meeting a specific objective.
• We provide flexible expert resources that can be used to meet specific project needs or to provide ongoing advice.
• Perform diagnostics of existing social investment activities.
• Assist in the design of a social investment policy.
• Benchmark against international and national best practice examples.
• Identify the social issues that are most relevant to the company and those that are of greatest importance to the local communities.
• Identify key stakeholders and potential partners and facilitate interaction.
• Design internal procedures for evaluating and prioritizing requests for support that are transparent and efficient and that give added confidence to stakeholders.
• Provide an independent link to gather feedback and perceptions about the company from the stakeholders.
• Identify and evaluate social investment alternatives.
• Recommend methods of intervention to achieve specific goals.
• Define clear project objectives to measure the impact of investments.
• Design and manage public project nomination and selection processes (concursos - competitions).
• Support companies in designing their community investment teams to help ensure the involvement of the appropriate areas of the organization.
• Monitor and make site visits to ongoing projects to evaluate their progress.
• Evaluate the allocation of resources and assess the impact of a project.
• Generate reports summarizing project results for distribution to internal and external stakeholders (employees, community, media, etc.)
• Design and implement programs that facilitate employee participation in the selection the company’s community investment projects.
• Establish programs which encourage and support employee voluntary activities.
• Organize volunteer days and team building events.
• Develop programs to promote employee donations to the social sector.