Encouraging Local Leaders
At the individual level we encourage the growth of grassroots and community based leaders, through our Certificates and Thematic Seminars. These demand-driven training programs build the leadership, management capacity and impact of participating organizations by transferring knowledge and skills to individuals, and hence their organizations and communities.
Building Local Organizational Capacity
Our core program aims to foster the growth and development, and support the performance, of grassroots and community-based organizations through our Capacity Development and Nonprofit Incubation programs. Our Capacity Development program uses a Cohort Training Model, which includes an assessment period, technical training, onsite coaching, and ongoing accompaniment. After completing the cohort training program, nonprofits can opt to participate in our Nonprofit Incubation to further expand peer networks and solidify organizational processes.
Fostering Systemic Change in Haiti
To achieve transformative systemic impact, we aim to strengthen the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors by fostering collaborative partnerships. Through our Haiti Funders Forum, we provide a platform for donors to collaborate through forums, conferences, and webinars. Our Research & Documentation Center collects data to map both the nonprofit and philanthropic landscapes and supports research into designing effective regulations. Finally through Intermediary Services we connect donors directly to local organizations, transforming the way development is done in Haiti.
HDI recognizes the importance of being able to act swiftly and respond to the needs of the communities it services, especially in times of crisis. Learn more about Special Initiatives below: