I am pleased to share with you Humanity United’s performance report for 2015.
In this report, you will find information about our grants and activities throughout the calendar year. We develop this account each year in order to be transparent about what we do, and it also provides us with an opportunity to pause, look back and genuinely assess our work and our performance delivering on our mission.
2015 continued to be a challenging year across the issues and in the areas where we work. But I was so pleased throughout the year with the palpable dedication of our partners and staff who tirelessly work to impact the systems that contribute to human exploitation and oppression. Even in the face of often desperate situations, our extended family is bringing new energy, ideas and enthusiasm to address these widespread and persistent global problems.
Calendar years can be imperfect measurement frameworks for Humanity United because the change we seek in the world isn’t easily realized or measured over twelve months. The global problems we want to address have been around for a long time, so our horizon is over many years and decades. The challenge we face is how do we think about impact and measuring our performance in a way that will allow us to learn but also be transparent and clearly focused. We haven’t exactly solved that yet, but we are committed to doing a better job of it in the future.
In the meantime, while this year’s report provides exact data about our 2015 grants and direct impact activities, some of our program highlights are about programs and initiatives that have taken place over multiple years. I hope you will find it informative and useful, and that it will give you more insight into the work of our organization and our partners. And if you have any thoughts or questions, we welcome your feedback. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.