Human Trafficking

Project Submissions Forms

Any local community-based organization (CBO), non-governmental organization (NGO), or faith-based organization (FBO) that directly engages the project and that has a method to receive funds. A Direct Good Network Facilitator will ensure that you have met the necessary criteria according to the type of project.

  • Applicants must be directly and actively involved with the project (no foreign or outside agencies can apply).
  • Projects must be certified and verified by a Direct Good facilitator.
  • Project creators respond and report directly to their donors.
  • Projects that receive over 100% of their request will be given the extra funds.
  • Community strengthening projects must be volunteer-driven: no salaries can be budgeted.
  • Alternative care sponsorships go directly to caregivers for orphaned, abandoned, or abused children in countries where adequate government support is not accessible.

If your project engages in sheltering, rehabilitation, and restoration, a further certification is required that will help you achieve quality and desired outcomes of your efforts. This includes the Daughter Project How Matters Guidelines for victim care.

The Daughter Project helps affiliates engaged in sheltering, rehabilitation, and restoration to best remove the trauma and stigma of exploitation faced by women and girls who are victims of trafficking and systematic abuse. We certify projects that present girls with better future outcomes by restoring them to their families or placing them in new families and preparing them for life apart from their past abuse.

Many approaches to helping victims that can closely be associated with the trafficking issue (poor displaced, runaways, intercepted at the border, brought by police, rescued from the brothel, girl children of prostitutes etc.) house these girls in 'homes of hope', 'children's homes', orphanages, or other visible institutions. Although studies have overwhelmingly demonstrated that children do best with their parents (even when parents are poor, have 'immoral occupations', live in bad communities or are from single parent homes) than in institutions. Approaches that justify keeping rescued girls in order to 'protect' them and use them to build visible and profitable work mirrors rather than challenges traffickers as the girls continue to be exploited for financial gain after their 'rescue'. Rather, we certify approaches that focus upon healing and restoration. These projects address physical and psychological trauma and at the same time work to promptly and gently return girls to their own families.

When the legal system has deemed a victim's family unfit because of abuse or neglect and your project proposes long-term care of the children, you should apply for Direct Good certification through the Family Care category.

Many approaches are eager to help girls escape a life of exploitation from the brothels or the street, however, they keep these girls in their programs for extended periods of time. We only certify approaches that demonstrate a commitment to move victims to the highest level of independence possible. The Daughter Project recognizes that victims should be free not just from the abuse of their former life as slaves or prostitutes, but also from an identity that prevents them from being fully reintegrated into society.

If your current approach is not eligible for certification, Daughter Project curriculum, available from Direct Good Network Facilitators, will guide you on developing a program that focuses on independence, freedom, job training, and counseling in atmospheres of community.

In the following pages you will have the opportunity to tell us basic information about your project, your goals, and how you plan on using the funds raised through directgood.org.

The process is outlined below:
1. Tell us about your group.
2. Tell us about your project on the Project page.
3. Create a budget and rewards for donors in Funding.
4. Submit the form.
5. You will be contacted by a Network Facilitator shortly for certification.
6. Your project will be posted.
7. Use social media to drive donors to your project.
Group Name: *   
Mission Statement:
Are You associated with a larger umbrella organization?   Yes No
If yes,
please specify the organization, network, or association

Please provide the contact information for a member of your organization that is willing to correspond with Direct Good Network Facilitators and Trainers throughout the certification process

Name:*   
Position:
Location:
Phone:
Email: *   
Mailing Address:
Briefly describe the accomplishments and successes that your group has achieved, or other information that would lend credibility to your projects.
Have you posted a project on Direct Good before?  Yes: No:
If yes, who was the Network Facilitator that you worked with?
Project Name: *   
City: *  
State:
Country: *  
Is this a new project?Yes: No:
If no, in what year was it founded?
Category: *
  •  Education & Awareness
  •  Rescue
  •  Shelter
  •  Rehabilitation
  •  Restoration
  
Number of paid staff :
Number of volunteers :
Needs Statement: (Why does your project exist? What are the needs that it alleviates?):
Project Image:
Description (What are the primary activities that your project engages in?): *  
(What are the goals and outcomes you would like to achieve during the next year?):
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Funding Needs for the Next Year:Currency : *     Amount : *      
Is this a one-time or ongoing project?   One-time : Ongoing :
#Budjet ItemTotal

Note:Donors are more likely to fund projects whose majority of budget goes to goods and services for victims.

Goods and Services for Victims:
Salaries:
Other:

Please provide the following information so that you can be sent the funds that you raise through directgood.org

Contact Name:
Mailing Address:
Email Address:
To Account:
IBAN:
SWIFT/BIC:
Name:
Mailing Address:
Set up to three levels at which you would like to reward donors for their support. Please note that you are responsible for making sure rewards reach the donors. Example:A personalized video, link on your website, monthly reports, etc.
Level 1) Amount:Reward:
Level 2) Amount:Reward:
Level 3) Amount:Reward:
Electronic Signature
Name: *   
Date: *