How did P4H Global begin?
Where does P4H Global work?
P4H Global has worked in Cap-Haitien, Haiti since 2011. Cap-Haitien is the second largest city in Haiti. P4H’s conferences and training activities are based out of the P4H Training Center in the Cite Jerusalem neighborhood of Cap-Haitien. Our local partnerships have allowed our trainings to extend far beyond the reach of Cap-Haitien. P4H trains educators throughout Haiti. We are proud of our lasting partnerships with the people in Cap-Haitien.
P4H does have plans to expand to other countries in the future. Stay connected through our various channels (social media, newsletter) to learn about our latest updates.
What is “Sustainable Development” and why is it so important?
Sustainable Development (SD) is a term used to describe long-term partnerships for the purpose of community advancement. Effective SD is accomplished through continual Needs Assessment of host communities and aid focused on training and empowerment. SD is the foundation of our vision to Redefine Aid. Development is not accomplished through handouts. Development occurs when organizations and individuals commit to long-term solutions focused on training up local community members. Aid which is only focused on giving things and supplies can lead to dependence and a crippling of local economies. SD leads to independence and increased amounts of dignity in local community members.
I want to sign up for a trip, but what kinds of trips does P4H host?
There are two main types of trips within P4H – Impact Trips and Conferences. Impact Trips are faith-fueled trips where individuals have an opportunity to partner with churches in the host country to provide training opportunities to community members.
Our Conference Trips are focused on specific professional development areas such as Teacher Training and Youth Leadership. Individuals on these trips have a passion for the area of focus and prepare workshops to present during these annual conferences.
Both of our trip offerings are heavily focused on training and empowerment. P4H also takes time to invest in the knowledge and understanding of sustainable development to each trip member by providing trip meetings prior to departure and learning opportunities in-country.
How often does P4H have trips?
P4H host trips Impact Trips throughout the year. Conference trips are usually held in July of every year. If you are interested in any one of these trips, please click here to fill out an interest form. We will contact you with application availabilities for trips you are interested in.
How can I sign up for a P4H trip?
You may apply to our trips by filling out our applications online. These online applications include a video submission and written information. Every trip has a distinct application deadline, make sure to be aware of any important dates.
I’m interested in starting my own nonprofit, where do I begin?
We are always elated to hear of individuals pursuing their passions and desiring to make a difference in the world! If you’re interested in starting your own nonprofit, follow these steps to get started today.
1. Know Your “Why”
Take some time to reflect on what you want to see changed in this world. Understand those issues deeply and get to know why your organization will exist. Many times we cannot address a larger worldwide problem such as “worldwide poverty”, but we can focus our attention on making a difference in subset populations affected by poverty. Get to know more about issues that move you deeply. Understand what role you and your organization can play in bringing about a solution. Write down your “why” – why will your organization exist.
2. Identify Partners in Local Communities
Long-lasting development can only be accomplished through strong partnerships with local community members. They understand the issue deeply and will be vital to helping you identify strengths and needs in the community. Build relationships with these individuals, your success is dependent on working together.
3. Work on Your Organizational Structure
Get to know the ins and outs of nonprofit organizations. Create your mission statement, name your organization, and identify individuals for your board and staff. Identify what your organization does and think about intricate processes to accomplish your goals. It is helpful to work backwards in this step. Always ask for feedback – you want to make sure your mission is clear for others to understand.
4. Get Your Paperwork in Order
States vary in their requirements for nonprofit organizations. Get to know your states regulations. Decide if you want to become a tax-exempt organization, if you decide you want your organization to become a 501(c)3 nonprofit, fill out the necessary paperwork with the IRS. There are costs associated with various filing requirements, be sure to know what you need to pay and fundraise if necessary.