We have worked with Vanavevhu since 2013. With Executive Director, Lizz Mhangami, we developed a 3-year strategic plan with focus on financial sustainability. After struggling to secure steady donations, Lizz dreamed of adopting an alternative financial model. Through conversations, audits, and research, D3 built a functional transition plan that built results tracking, cause marketing, and planning for the eventual adoption of the social enterprise model.
After a year of hard work and certain programmatic overhauls, Vanavevhu entered its first corporate partnership with the Africa-based, hotel chain management company, Rainbow Tourism Group (RTG). RTG partnered with Vanavevhu to create eco-friendly roof-top gardens both recreational and functional use. The gardens produce pleasant and unique outdoor experiences for guests and supply the hotel restaurants with fresh produce. Vanavevhu’s youth beneficiaries designed, created and manage these gardens, developing key skills such as business development, hydroponic agriculture techniques, and client management. We continue to help Vanavevhu manage corporate partnership relationships, demonstrate key results and provide guidance.
D3 hired for organizational audit
Organizational audit completed
Development of 3-year Strategic Plan
Based on the audit findings one of the outcomes was to develop a 3-year Strategic Plan for Vanavevhu. D3 was hired to produce the plan.
Evaluation of programs and practices
Continuous strategic guidance
Seeking corporate partners
Vanavevhu’s first corporate partnership
D3 continues to support Vanavevhu