Making a Difference

The centrepiece of the ‘Making a Difference’ programme is an annual competition to highlight and promote how research has made a real difference to Not-for-Profits.

Making a Difference competition is the centre-piece of the Foundation’s ‘Better Results’ programme. It highlights and promotes how the best of research has made a significant difference to Not-For-Profits (NFP) and celebrates the ways in which our community of the research willing has helped make the world a better place. 

Currently, many Not-For-Profits see research only in terms of population-level facts and figures on poverty, sanitation, medicine, education etc. They are mostly unaware of the immense value that great qualitative, ethnographic and new research methodologies can have on improving the effectiveness of their work. Our hope is through the ever-increasing database and promotion of ‘Making a Difference’ case studies, we can encourage usage of more insightful and inventive research and massively increase the overall impact of market research in building a better world.

We hope for the coming years is by securing the Foundation’s funding, focussing on helping Not-for-Profits and creating a large ‘community of the research willing’, that together we can build and extend the impact of the Foundation’s tremendous work to date, in building a better world.

 

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ESOMAR FOUNDATION NOT-FOR-PROFITS SPECIAL FUND

IT’S YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO GET INVOLVED IN ‘MAKING A DIFFERENCE’! We have recently announced the winners of the ESOMAR Foundation “Making a Difference” Competition which highlights and promotes how research has made a real difference to Not-for-Profits. We have opened a fundraising campaign to support and reward the winners of… Read more

EMPOWERING DIGITAL STORYTELLING FOR GOOD – Our Better World (OBW)

Best international NFP case study EMPOWERING DIGITAL STORYTELLING FOR GOOD “This simple and impactful case study is set for making a tremendous difference across all NFPs globally” THE ISSUE Our Better World (OBW), the digital storytelling initiative of the Singapore International Foundation,  needed to better understand the national psyche and… Read more

REDUCING CHILD MORTALITY – A PROVIDER, A MOTHER, AND A POWDER – Surgo Foundation

Most innovative NFP case study REDUCING CHILD MORTALITY – A PROVIDER, A MOTHER, AND A POWDER “Huge potential impact in India and internationally where diarrhea kills large numbers. This is a really excellent, thorough and innovative and effective piece of research” THE ISSUE Diarrhea is the second leading cause of… Read more

MENSTRUAL HYGIENE MANAGEMENT STUDY IN DRC – Catholic Relief Services

Best local/domestic NFP case study MENSTRUAL HYGIENE MANAGEMENT STUDY IN DRC “This very important piece of research is something that could make a real difference to half the population.” THE ISSUE Catholic Relief Services (CRS) needed to determine whether menstrual management practices have an impact on school absenteeism for girls… Read more

ESOMAR Foundation Making a Difference Competition 2018 – Winners announced!

At this year’s first ESOMAR Foundation “Making a Difference” Competition we received a large number of entries – all of which of great value and relevance for highlighting and promoting how the best of research has made a significant difference to Not-For-Profits.  We are particularly happy to announce the winners… Read more

Join the Making a Difference Competition!

The centrepiece of the ‘Making a Difference’ programme is an annual competition to highlight and promote how research has made a real difference to Not-for-Profits. Send your entry by 13 April! Making a Difference Competition There will be three prizes; one for the best international NFP case study, one for the… Read more