By Winter Johnson

At the heart of our mission lies a commitment to helping people overcome poverty in its many forms all over the world. But we couldn’t do what we do day in, and day out without the passionate commitment of our supporters.

So, this year at HOPE worldwide UK, we decided to put the voices of our supporters on centre stage, listening to their views on how we can make a greater impact and increase engagement with existing and future supporters.

Keep reading for highlights from our recent events:   

  • In June of this year, we conducted a survey of our supporter base, and in November we hosted four focus groups, featuring supporters aged 20 and up. We did a deep dive into their experiences with the organisation, their opinion of our communications, their views on our current programmes and their vision for future HOPE worldwide UK programmes.   
     
    The survey and these sessions provided valuable insights that will shape the trajectory of our work both now and in the future. 
      
  • On 9 December, we hosted a volunteer engagement workshop in London to brainstorm new UK-based programmes that will not only address critical needs in the country but also allow for volunteer participation. From mentorship programmes for at-risk youth to teaching life skills to people in need, the participants were brimming with ideas for future initiatives.   
     

So, what’s next? 

We will continue to gather insights from our supporters and staff in the new year. Armed with the insights from the survey, the focus groups, the workshop, and our staff, HOPE worldwide UK will be well-equipped to improve our existing programmes and create a new UK-based programme that resonates with our supporters, and makes a lasting impact on the communities we serve.

Stay tuned as we embark on this exciting chapter of growth, guided by the voices of our incredible supporters and the values of compassion, integrity and collaboration. We will keep you posted as our new programme develops.

If you missed our survey and focus groups but would like to share your views, please get in touch with Claribel Thomson at  claribel.thomson@hopeworldwide.org.uk.

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