We partner with established, high-impact organizations already transforming the health of their communities. Read below to find out how to become a GlobeMed partner.
Prospective Partner Organizations
Interested in becoming a GlobeMed
Check back in December 2013 for GlobeMed’s Partnership Proposal Form!
Partner Organization Recruitment and Timeline
New partner organizations are selected through an application and vetting process coordinated by the GlobeMed National Office. In 2009-2010, GlobeMed launched a Partner Search Fellows Program which allowed two GlobeMed alumni to travel through Central and South America to identify new GlobeMed partners in Ecuador, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Peru. The following year, another pair of Partner Search Fellows traveled through Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand to recruit and vet 13 more partner organizations. In 2012, with partners in 50 communities, GlobeMed recruited its first Director of Partnerships to manage an online recruitment process.
Identifying new partner organizations is an ongoing process that coincides with our Chapter Founder process.
December: GlobeMed Partnership Proposal Forms open
March: All written applications are due to the National Office’s Partnerships Team
April: Phone interviews with prospective partners
May: New partners are selected
June: New university chapters and partner organizations are connected and begin communication
August: Partner organizations and chapters develop and sign a Memorandum of Understanding
Through this process, GlobeMed and prospective partner organizations acquire an understanding of each other’s impact, expectations, and capacity for working in partnership.
Read below for GlobeMed’s partner organization and project criteria.
Partner Organization Criteria
GlobeMed invests heavily in the recruitment and selection of its partner organizations. Selected partner organizations demonstrate the following criteria:
✓ Established NGO. GlobeMed partner organizations are recognized NGOs in their countries.
✓ Organizational mission and values are aligned. GlobeMed partner organizations implement projects that are mission-driven and within the scope of GlobeMed’s project criteria.
✓ Community-based approach. GlobeMed partner organizations inherently know their beneficiaries’ needs and are often founded and led by members of the community.
✓ Frequent, active and engaged communication. GlobeMed partner organizations have access to internet or phone and have the capacity to communicate frequently.
✓ Eager to build relationships and work with students. GlobeMed partner organizations are mentors to students and committed to an ongoing process of mutual learning.
✓ Excited to work with students on the ground. GlobeMed partner organizations have the capacity to host students and are in safe, accessible areas.
✓ Interested in joining a network. GlobeMed partner organizations are active participants of a vast network of students, global health leaders, and supporters.
✓ Measurable public health impact. GlobeMed partner organizations implement projects that directly address local needs and they have the systems in place to monitor their impact.
To ensure high-quality impact, projects that are jointly supported by GlobeMed chapters and partner organizations meet the following requirements:
✓ Projects have feasible budgets, based on the chapter’s fundraising capacity. This capacity varies, but is often dependent upon the strength of the partnership.
✓ Projects are directly tied to the community’s support and interest.
✓ Projects are able to be implemented and sustained by organizational staff and community members.
✓ Projects are an extension of the work and mission of partner organizations.
✓ Projects are regularly monitored by partner organizations and evaluated by organizational processes as well as protocols laid out in the GlobeMed Memorandum of Understanding.