The Water Promise Update

The Water Promise Email

At The Water Project, we’ve always taken pride in being one of the first to report transparently about your specific giving impact through photos, in-depth project descriptions, stories, GPS coordinates and follow-up updates. Now we are taking another leap forward, enabling even more robust monitoring and resolution to ensure the promise of water keeps flowing. (more…)

We Know Water is Flowing Here


Remote water-point monitoring is becoming a reality. Our monthly donors are making it happen.

The L’Wanda K Secondary school, pictured above, is home to nearly 200 students. And as you know, daily access to safe water is essential to their education, good health and hopeful futures. But we really can’t fully celebrate the benefits of safe water unless we know that water flows, every day.

This week, we began receiving live monitoring data from this school and two additional remote sensors installed on water wells in Western Kenya!

This exciting new technology compliments our teams that are already revisiting past water projects. With its addition, we can now remotely monitor in near real-time whether water is flowing. We’ll see how many times a well has been used on a given day. And we’ll collect other metrics that help our teams build better programs and know when a water point might be in need of attention.

Over the next year, our plan is to add 50 or more sensors to new and existing well points as we expand initial testing. Your monthly giving will make every one of these possible. 


Charting Impact Report

Charting ImpactThe Water Project just completed our Charting Impact Report as a demonstration of our commitment to ongoing transparency and accountability in support of our mission. The report contains answers to five questions that encouraged reflection and learning about strategies and results in our work.

Charting Impact is a collaboratively developed, extensively tested framework that focuses on making an organization more effective. At the heart of Charting Impact are five simple questions that require reflection and encourage communication about what really matters – results.

Responding to these questions encourages strategic thinking about how an organization will achieve its intended impact, and shares concise information about organization’s plans and progress with key stakeholders and the public.

Charting Impact is a nationwide initiative of BBB Wise Giving Alliance, GuideStar USA, and Independent Sector, three organizations that have been leaders in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector for decades. This common framework was developed with input from nearly 200 members of the nonprofit community, including 39 organizations that participated in a pilot test in 2010.

We hope you will check out our report and tell us what you think: Read our Charting Impact Report »

A Look Ahead to 2013

The TWP Team

Our team, serving locally this Christmas at a food bank here in Concord.

We have big plans for 2013 and we need your help to make them happen.

Would you take a moment to read this important letter from our founder and consider how you’ll join us?

Read: Growing Deeper in 2013
A Letter from our Founder »