A small group of visionary nuns met to imagine how to unleash this untapped global potential for good. Technology was the answer! They thought. what if we offered Sisters one place to communicate their projects and overcome the challenges of geography, language, and Separate Congregations? What if donors could focus their support and join trusted nuns on the ground and together address real needs? That vision turned in Sisters Rising Worldwide. A non-profit focused on supporting women who are truly changing the world.
“Sisters know the root cause of social injustices because they themselves live in the communities where the most vulnerable live. Understanding the root cause allows for true, systemic change to occur.” (Sister Irene O’Neil)
Empowering Sisters worldwide to address root causes of injustices through innovative technology
Providing a technology platform for Sisters and their supporters to collaborate and network in order to address critical issues of today
Sisters Rising Worldwide is building a social network platform connecting the 700,000+ Sisters in 190 countries and countless communities. The platform will allow Sisters to share ideas about effective strategies and understandings of root causes of injustice to increase their outreach. Through the platform, Sisters will gain a wide audience of concerned people who are eager to direct funding resources to those most in need. In crisis situations where people are often confused about the best place to direct their donations, sisters on the ground will be able to provide credible information.
Bringing Awareness to Sisters’ Work
Sisters are some of the most trusted people in the world, but many individuals struggle to name five facts about Sisters. They do not know that Sisters are the largest group of social workers in the world addressing some of the most horrific injustices today. Sisters live in communities where the most vulnerable live, therefore, they know the root cause of social injustices. Understanding the root cause allows for true, systemic change to occur. Educating our target market on this will be key to the campaign. Our goal is to bring awareness to the impact Sisters are having around the world and how a little bit of money can go a long way with them. This will build an emotional connection that will translate into not only monetary needs but the spreading of the movement
Sisters are not who the public thinks they are….
There are 700,000 Sisters around the world, living their lives side by side with the people they serve. They often work without any parish backing or financial support from the Catholic Church, dedicating their lives advocating for the most marginalized among us. They’re fierce advocates and they do it with so much love, respect, and humility. But, Sisters see success through those they advocate for – and not always through themselves. They often have a difficult time articulating exactly what they do, because they’re too in the weeds to see it. They don’t celebrate their own successes or measure their daily impact – there’s just too much else to do. As a result, funding that might profoundly amplify their work has remained elusive.
Sisters are trusted eye witnesses, skilled change agents, they work to eradicate human rights violations, they are teachers, organizers, philanthropists, care givers, knowledge workers, spiritual resources and Sisters are the most prolific movement of, for, and by women in history of the world.