good deed? Indeed!

Project selection process

By carefully selecting the aid organisations we ensure that the donation will help to achieve a specific goal. Choosing sustainable and impactful projects, that transparently show what they use the donation for, is one of the key tasks of our association and happens in the following steps:

Application
Every spring, non-profit organisations can enter a concrete project to feature in the calendar. Organisations cann apply through an online application process. In 2019, we received 119 applications.
First stage of selection
Based on the online applications we determine, which organisations meet the necessary quality standards and can be considered as partners. Requirements are the registration as a not-for-profit organisation, transparency and sustainable objectives. Requirements for partner organisations
Second stage of selection
Suitable applicants are then invited to produce a detailed project outline. Based on a defined set of criteria, we verify the idea and the specific impact of the good deed. Criteria for evaluating the good deed
Phone interview
32 organisations will then be short-listed. We will conduct a personal phone interview with each of them and then select the final 24 projects that we present to our advisory board.
Assessment by experts
Once selected, the projects are assessed once again by an independent advisory board made up of experts from the relevant fields, namely environment, education, health care and nutrition. The advisory board can critically examine and, in the worst case, advise against supporting a project.
Contract
A contract is made with each organisation. This regulates the implementation of the good deed and obliges the organisation to extensively document the course of the project in the form of reports, pictures and reports.
Into the calendar!
The good deed becomes part of the advent calendar and each and every donation makes it more of a reality!