We are embarking on an ambitious new strategy to transform into a global platform and meet the threat to human rights defenders head on. This strategy is based on a clear understanding of the challenge, how we can bring about transformative change, and how we can resource our plans for maximum impact. Please join us!
We are delighted to announce new funding for Open Briefing's work from Oak Foundation, the National Endowment for Democracy and Ford Foundation. This success puts us in a strong position at a very difficult time to expand our support to those defenders, collectives, and civil society organisations most at risk, particularly in the global south.
Open Briefing is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a major grant by the National Endowment for Democracy, a private, non-profit foundation that is funded primarily through an annual allocation from the US Congress.
Open Briefing supports at-risk organisations and activists on the frontlines of civil society around the world. We help them achieve social and environmental change by ensuring their physical, digital and psychological security or through enhancing their campaigns with intelligence and research support. Please consider making a donation to Open Briefing today. Help us protect those who protect others.
Over the last 12 months, Open Briefing has undertaken a diverse range of new activities in a short amount of time, which has required a considerable degree of internal organisational focus. We are proud that during this time we have managed to maintain the level of external activity that we have. We have now published our annual report for 2016-17, which outlines some of our key successes.
Open Briefing publishes clear objectives and targets to help drive our development and provide concrete evidence by which we can be held to account by funders and others. During 2012-15, we had 10 objectives covering impact, influence and development. We have now reviewed our progress against these objectives and published an evaluation of our activity over the last three years. In short, we surpassed the target in half of our objectives over 2012-15 and we achieved over 50% of the target for all bar one of the remaining five objectives.
I am delighted to let you know that we have now raised £13,070 towards our fundraising target of £14,000! It has been truly heartwarming to learn just how valued Open Briefing is. But we now have just 19 days to raise the remaining £930 and secure Open Briefing's future. So if you haven't done so already, please consider making a donation to help us continue our vital work to promote alternatives to armed conflict and protect human rights.
We have raised just under £7,000 in only two weeks after we launched an urgent appeal to raise the £14,000 we need to keep the doors open at Open Briefing and implement a new fundraising programme. But we still need your support. Please consider making a donation to help us continue our work to promote alternatives to armed conflict and protect human rights.