The Prêmio Melhores ONGs (best NGOs award) announced the 100 best Brazilian social organizations in 2022 and Instituto Dara is one of them. On the list, available on the award’s website, it is possible to know the name of the organizations recognized for their good practices in areas such as governance, transparency, communication and financing. The Prêmio Melhores ONGs is organized by Instituto O Mundo que Quero, Instituto Doar and Ambev VOA, with the support of researchers from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), Instituto Humanize and Fundação Toyota do Brasil.
Since 2017, the Prêmio Melhores ONGs recognizes the fundamental work carried out by non-governmental institutions in Brazil and acts as a beacon to guide donations. In addition, it encourages good practices, also contributing to the improvement in the management of all participants, including those who are not awarded, who also receive detailed feedback from the evaluation.
The highlights in the special categories were known during the official award ceremony, which this year happened on November 25th 2022, in São Paulo. In addition to the top 100, awards were also given to the best NGOs by state, cause, the ten best small organizations and the best among them.
“The list of the 100 best NGOs is a tribute to organizations that managed to reach the highest degree of management and efficiency to help society in its causes. They are made up of people who had the determination and freedom to act in favor of a just cause”, said Alexandre Mansur, director of projects at O Mundo Que Quero. He pointed out that these organizations, with their diversity of areas of activity, show the fundamental role that citizens have in a democracy to gather and act to improve society and the environment.
This year, the Prêmio Melhores ONGs also participated in the International Festival of Social Innovation (Fiis, in Portuguese), which took place on October 22nd, 2022, also in São Paulo. During the event, the Prêmio Melhores ONG initiative brought together others for a conversation about what is being done to encourage donations in Brazil.
On the occasion, the finalists of the special categories were announced. The traditional platform were officially launched to help the 100 organizations that were highlighted to raise donations. The tool makes it possible for anyone to donate online directly to any of the 100 winning NGOs.
“If people didn’t donate because they didn’t know who to donate to, now there’s no more excuse”, said Marcelo Estraviz, director of Instituto Doar, one of the organizers of the Prize. “We are happy to be able to return to face-to-face meetings and celebrate together”, he added.