IDEAS = Institute for Development, Evaluation, Assistance & Solutions

IDEAS = Instituto de Desarrollo, Evaluación, Asesoría y Soluciones

IDEAS Institute-for-Development,-Evaluation,-Assistance-&-Solutions

IDEAS exists to help resource-poor people around the world get the tools and skills they need to build secure and sustainable futures for themselves, their families and their communities. We do this by helping to improve the organizations that provide microfinance or economic  development services. These include NGOs, microfinance institutions, MFI networks, social enterprises, for-profits, development organizations, and other socially responsible institutions.


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Seeking a part-time fundraiser

Our bilingual fundraiser seeks donations for our programs and those of allied organizations. Equally important is the search for impact investments that our allies need to grow their sustainable programs. Those investments are sought for our program of providing capital to Mexican financial institutions that lend to Central American entrepreneurs who have immigrated to Mexico. Please see the description of that program in another page of this site. The fundraiser works with other colleagues to produce media to encourage giving and investing. For detailed information about this part-time, flexible position and how to apply, see our jobs page. For more information about this part-time, flexible position, email to

Works flexible hours from own remote office in Mexico, Central America or the US. The HQ is in Atlanta, Georgia, US but there is no expectation to work there. Approximately 20 hours/week with flexible hours. Hours and responsibilities could grow when fundraising is successful.

Compensation is based on relevant experience and commensurate with your previous pay level. May choose to be a consultant or a US employee (both are the same amount). The part-time total will be negotiated based on the amount of time the individual has available and our needs.

Application: Please send an email that explains how your experience fulfills our requirements. Attach a CV and a writing sample of a grant proposal to Please email your questions. Please do not start the communications by a phone call or text.

COO Job Opportunity

Our newest program is improving the economics of Central American refugees in Mexico. We are pioneers in promoting lending and training to new immigrants as microentrepreneurs. We combine impact investing with donations to make refugees economically stable and serving others with business services.

Impact investing has been our specialty since 1978. We provide consulting and evaluations.  We are skilled in impact evaluations for investors, impact funds, social enterprises and grassroots organizations. We help them measure and manage the type of impact they seek. We understand financial institutions, as we have helped create five. Review some of the consulting we have done for impact investment funds. We have many years doing impact evaluation and have created tools. We are social entrepreneurs and have created 15 enterprises of different types. We were pioneers in social performance management. IDEAS has taught evaluation methodologies in many venues. We are experts in a variety of evaluation methodologies that we do and teach others to do. Catalytic financing is important to make impact investing work.

We provide a variety of consulting services, including solar energy for families, solar rooftop financing, microfranchising, market research, business development, rural finance, and strategic planning.

Our Training Services: We are experts in building the capacity of women and youth to be trainers and consultants. We train low-income practitioners and those with graduate degrees in a wide variety of evaluation methodologies. We provide many training services, including women’s microenterprises, youth entrepreneurship, and institutional development. Using our experience and knowledge, we do microfranchising training. Members of our team are professors at the graduate level and we have created three academic programs. We have created a dozen academic courses that we have taught to graduate students and practitioners.

IDEAS is partially self-sustaining. Please consider donating online to help fund our innovative new programs, train new consultants, and create new social enterprises, and evaluate impact. Or, please mail a check to IDEAS, 1702 Dancing Fox Road, Decatur, GA 30032.

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