We offer different types of support:
Methodological support for the collection of theoretical and practical knowledge generated by the experience, and of the knowledge detected on a day-to-day basis, valuable for the initiative itself and for others who could learn from it. For example: through transformative methodologies, in a workshop format that can systematize the knowledge accumulated throughout the experience, and at the same time, generate new perspectives to establish long-term objectives. Lighthouse prepares a proposal of formats, sessions, objectives, and agrees with the initiative’s team on what can be most useful. To do this, information is exchanged through the most effective means of communication in each case: email, WhatsApp, telephone or videoconference, among others.
The results are analyzed and explained in accessible formats such as articles, infographics or animated videos, which Lighthouse assumes as indirect costs.
Financial support. Eventually, some initiatives may have a concrete and specific proposal that requires material support: For example, the purchase of tools for an urban cooperative garden in a project to support refugees. Lighthouse can offer this financial support in dialogue with the initiative, always within the possibilities of Open Door’s budget at the time.
Communication support, with the objective of strengthening the initiative in the dissemination of its knowledge, key proposals and experiences that can be replicated for their great values. To this end, we publish the results of the systematization of knowledge on our website, we can prepare a presentation for a conference, for a meeting with the local government or an awareness action in the public space, among others.
Depending on the type of initiative, its strategic interests and results, Lighthouse organizes creative formats of communication and exchange with other initiatives to share learning and/or enrich the team. These may be close by theme or geographic area.
Networking support. Lighthouse supports creating connections between the selected Open Door initiative and other initiatives and individuals. In addition, it opens the possibility of future collaborations with Lighthouse and the inclusion in our international network of initiatives, groups, organizations and individuals working in a transdisciplinary, cross-cultural, creative and innovative way for a more sustainable future.