Our Global Impact Database is a secure, anonymous database that is conceptualised, set up, and run entirely by our staff and volunteers. This Projects Abroad initiative allows us to track our progress and evaluate the work we’re doing. It helps our volunteers see the tangible evidence of their work, and that what they do contributes to the long-term goals defined in our management plans.
Ultimately, we want to ensure that we and our volunteers are actively making a difference in the communities where we work and directly benefiting the people living there.
As a responsible volunteering organization, we aim to provide worthwhile projects that meet the core needs of our beneficiaries and volunteers. As a result, data gleaned from our Global Impact Database is keenly analyzed to inform our strategies and operational decisions.
- Kay Hendricks, Head of Programme Development.
Safety and confidentiality
The database does not identify individuals by name, but instead allocates an identification number to each beneficiary. This ensures anonymity and protects the dignity of local people by ensuring that any sensitive information entered into the database is confidential.
Once volunteers are no longer working with the database at their placements, their access is taken away. We have put these measures in place to ensure that information in the database is secure and placements can continue to benefit from the work we do without compromising on confidentiality.