About

AidIT

world view

The purpose of the universe is life. Originating from dead matter, life is continuously increasing in complexity. On Earth, humans are at the highest level of this complexity. Having gone through many, more primitive and violent phases of organization, mainly driven by a will to survive mixed with a pinch of curiosity, humans continued to learn how to add value to life. To the point where the primal will to survive have been, mostly, surpassed by values of curiosity, goodness, beauty and the ever elusive love. Through these values, combined with the results of human's curiosity, knowledge and technology, the concept of a global community has become a reality.

That there are still people facing dire development challenges, people who are still overwhelmed solely by the need to survive, people who have not had the opportunity to explore their potential, is one of human's last frontiers. As a global community humans possess the resource capital to address such challenges, but not yet the social capital or the know how. Their global community is still new with diverse cultures at different stages of organization. In such environments, trust is a scarce commodity. Add to this the complexity of development aid, the idea that those who found a solution can share it with those who have not, and it becomes a challenging frontier. Should humans help each other? Or should the question rather be: How should humans help each other?

NGOs are at the forefront of finding solutions to these questions. Their direct mission is to assist those facing development challenges while convincing others to offer support and resources. They are the mediators responsible to establish trust while figuring out how humans can best help each other. Pushing the boundaries of the development aid frontier until it is no more, until all humans have equal opportunities to explore their potential.

Vision

AidIT’s vision is the efficient and effective delivery of development aid by transparent NGOs receiving sufficient resources and support enabling them to focus on their beneficiaries and the development challenges they face.


Mission

AidIT’s mission is to offer NGOs integrated and holistic development aid and ICT solutions making use of Google for NPOs, app development, cloud services, social media and best practice development aid.


Value proposition

NGOs play a huge role in making the world a better place. They use donated funds to assist those who are facing development challenges. This places a huge responsibility on them to use resources as efficient as possible while trying to stimulate positive change in people's lives, change which could be the difference between life and death. Therefore NGOs experience continued pressure to process massive amounts of information whereby they could be accountable to their different stakeholders and to ensure that the change they stimulate, is positive. This is a time and capital consuming task, limiting the breadth and scope of NGO’s delivery of aid. The more NGO information systems could be automated, the wider and more effective each NGO will be able to deliver aid. In the past, such automation was only affordable by rich corporate companies.

Today, AidIT offers NGOs such information systems automation at the lowest rates available. AidIT achieves this by integrating the best existing NGO software and apps grants in one complete solution allowing NGOs to plan, develop projects, monitor, evaluate, account, report, fundraise, broadcast and manage staff, donors and beneficiaries. AidIT furthermore offers NGOs access to development aid expertise like model projects, best practices and sector specific networks.

Considering that AidIT's board have been active in the non governmental development sector for an extended time, AidIT understand that smaller NGOs are most often close to their beneficiaries and therefore able to facilitate valuable change. Unfortunately these smaller NGOs most of the time lack funds for operational aspects such as information management systems. Therefore, AidIT is not about making money but to serve the evolvement of human life and will always strive to provide these services at the lowest rates possible.

Publications and awards

African Responsible Tourism Award

Money people or mission Accountability in local and non local NGOs.pdf

Article Published in Third World Quarterly

van Zyl & Claeyé (2019).pdf

Article Published in the European Journal of Development Research

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