Glossary

Direct Commitment Ratio

This measures Direct Expenses as a proportion of the total Project Budget.

Funder

We define Funders as anyone looking to contribute to impact focused projects through Maanch. Funders include Philanthropists, Impact Investors, Grant Makers and Businesses. Click here for more information on how we work with Funders.

Fundraising Timeline

This is the amount of time a project will be live on the platform. All projects have a fundraising timeline of six months.

Maanch Metrics

The Maanch Impact Metric is a consolidation of all the Impact data generated from project inputs with our algorithms. The three reports that make up Maanch Metrics are the SDG Profile, Five Pillars Graph, and Impact Score. For more, take a look at Our Metrics

Payment Details

Payment details are taken so that we can efficiently facilitate the transactions between Funder and Receiver. We use Stripe as our payment gateway, and none of your payment details will be stored by Maanch.

Profile

Each Maanch user creates a Profile. For Receivers, this enables them to create projects and generate our Impact Metrics. For Funders this allows them to find and fund aligned causes, and track and monitor the impact of their funding through the platform.

Project Timeline

This is the amount of time that the funds raised will sustain the project. It can be anything up to five years after the end of the fundraising period of six months.

Project to Organisation Size Ratio

This measures Project Budget as a proportion of your total annual Income.

Total Project Budget

This is the amount required to sustain the project, any core organisational expenses allocated to support the project, and any fees on transactions

Project Topic

These are the topics Funders can choose to refine their search and Receivers use to begin the impact assessment process for their projects. The topics form the base of our algorithms to assess impact.

Project Actions

We have outlined various courses of action within each Project Scope category to gather more detail on how the project will achieve its aims.

Project Impact Geography

This is firstly the geographic scope of the project: Global, Regional, National, or Local. Secondly, Receivers can provide additional information on the country, region, and city/town/village where their activity will take place.

Project Intervention Type

We ask all projects to define what type of intervention they are carrying out: One-off, Recurring, Capacity Building, or Systems Change. We collect this to understand this project’s approach, and over time we will use this data to gain a deep understanding of the recipe for success in a given geography.

Project Outcome

This is split into two sections: Immediate and Long Term. Here, we collect information on the anticipated consequences of carrying out the project successfully.

Project Reference Number

Our unique reference number for correspondence around a given project listing on our site. We use this to identify projects quickly if Funders or Receivers want more information from us about any listing.

Project Scope

Scope details the high level activity category of a project. We have devised ten categories which are used as filters for Funders, and categories for Receivers to allocate to a project according to the project’s theory of change. These are:

  • Advocacy

    This category relates to projects which partly or wholly involve influencing policies and regulations.

  • Catalysing

    This category relates to projects which partly or wholly involve incubating ideas or organisations and launching them into the market.

  • Convening

    This category relates to projects which partly or wholly involve the organisation of conferences or networks.

  • Provide Goods

    This category relates to projects which partly or wholly involve the supply of goods or products.

  • Provide Infrastructure

    This category relates to projects which partly or wholly involve transportation, energy, physical spaces or structures, telecoms, waste or water management.

  • Provide Services

    This category relates to projects which partly or wholly involve the supply of services or programmes.

  • R&D

    This category relates to projects which partly or wholly involve academic or corporate research.

  • Raise Awareness

    This category relates to projects which partly or wholly involve the provision of information by print, TV, radio or online.

  • Training

    This category relates to projects which partly or wholly involve education, either academic or vocational.

  • Other

    This category is used for projects which are partly or wholly outside the remit of the previous nine categories.

Projects

At Maanch we invite organisations to adopt a project driven approach to funding. These projects are defined by the Receivers and have defined budgets, parameters and timelines so that we can accurately compute the impact.

Receiver

We define Receivers as anyone who is eligible to raise funds for their impact focused project through Maanch. Receivers include Charities, NGOs, Social Enterprises and Social Impact Businesses. Click here for more information on how we work with Receivers.

Receiver Profile Strength

As an organisation committed to transparency, profile strength is linked to the level of detail provided by Receivers about their organisation. The stronger a Receiver Profile, the higher it will rank in search results when filters are applied.

Transaction History

For both Funders and Receivers, we show a Transaction History which catalogs either the funds you have released through the platform, or the funds received through the platform.