1.Why join "From Woman to Woman - W2W” platform?

The association “From Woman to Woman – W2W” (non-for profit)

W2W is based in Geneva, Switzerland and it aims to:

1. Promote and improve women’s access to education.

2. Facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experiences in different domains (topics) among women/women-focused organizations through our online platform (freely accessiblewww.fromwomantowoman.org and through events.

3. Promote women in their professional and personal paths within the spirit of equal opportunities and sustainable development.

The association is inviting women to join the platform as individual users or as representatives of organizations to share their knowledge/experiences and promote/request help for their projects’ development /implementation whose goal is empowering/helping women and/or their communities.

WHY “From Woman to Woman – W2W” community?

Even though we recognize that governments and institutions have their role in contributing to achieving gender equality, we believe that peer-to-peer interactions and leveraging existing networks of women will equally have a strong impact on empowered women achieving their potential. We believe in the unlimited potential when women collaborate.

We believe in by connecting women, we give them the opportunity to share their precious resources such as time and experience with one another.

We believe in making real needs to be met, by enabling collaborations among women and institutions committed to helping in small or bigger projects.

We believe there is no stronger community than a united and collaborative one!

Helping us to start building up this community of women, by accessing freely to https://www.fromwomantowoman.org/

WHAT is the “From Woman to Woman – W2W” online platform?

“From Woman to Woman” is a platform that aims to promote the exchange of technical expertise/ personal experience among women on all institutional and private levels, thereby helping women and women-focused organizations to exchange know-how and experiences in order to be better equipped them to pursue their economic, social development, entrepreneurship and leadership projects.

The W2W online platform is a place where individual women or women affiliated at /working in institutions, with time and experience can offer their help through the platform to women who are looking for training, coaching, and advice in order to better develop their social/entrepreneurial ventures. This exchange between individual women is free of charge and any help offered is like a donation. By registering on the platform, help-givers indicate their areas of expertise and their time availabilities. Help receivers can upload projects and areas of interest in which they need help. The platform connects the help giver and the help receiver, and tracks project progress and time invested.

This user manual will give you the guideline on how to use the W2W online platform, a place for women/women-focused organizations to connect, share and empower each other!

2.How to register into the platform?

The W2W team would like to invite you to be part of the “From Woman to Woman – W2W” community, by accessing our online platform, freely available in its two version: English (www.fromwomantowoman.org) and Spanish (www.demujeramujer.org). The German and French versions will be implemented later this year.

We invite you to register and create your account. You will be able to register by:

  • Clicking on the tab “Login”, then click on Tab “Register”, which will then take you to the Registration page.

  • Another option is by clicking on the button ‘become a member’ available on different pages on the online platform: MEMBERS page, PROJECTS page.  By clicking on the “become a member” button, you will be redirected to the Registration page.

Once you land on the Registration page, you will be able to select the type of user: 1. Individual Woman or 2. Organization. Then, you will able to create your profile access your personal dashboard and through your working space start to create your projects/initiatives and receive/provide help to this community of women.

Please take into account that individual users (women) CAN CREATE THEIR PROFILE and have TOTAL ACCESS to the W2W online platform for free. On the other side, organization-type users CAN CREATE THEIR PROFILE and CONNECT with other members for free and, in addition, they can access upgraded features (yearly paid a subscription to support the work of the W2W association).

3.Terminologies used

The W2W team would like to make the language and terminology we use in our online platform very simple for our users. For that reason, we have prepared this user manual with the explanation of those terms. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at community@fromwomantowoman.org /colaboraciones@demujeramujer in case you still have questions/doubts.

 

3.1.User type

In this site, you can register as either an Individual woman user or an Organisation Representative.

Please note:

Individual users (women) have free access to the platform and its functionalities.

For institutions (corporate, social, governmental, etc.), access to the platform and its basic functionalities is free. Institutions decide if they would like to upgrade their membership by contributing financially to the association “From Woman to Woman” and access more advanced functionalities on the platform (e.g. customized reporting, time analysis for CSR reports, etc.).

3.2.Champion

There is something we women do too often… Do you know what it is? Forgetting and Undervaluing our contribution and the impact we have on others’ lives.

In W2W we want to recognize the givers of time, the helpers of projects and –why not – the financial contributors, so we call them CHAMPIONS and we record their generosity.

All W2W members can become CHAMPIONS when they have contributed ‘something’ to other members of the online W2W platform. That ‘something’ can be the time you offer to help or the money you give.

3.3.Champion type

There are 3 types of CHAMPIONS in the W2W Community: Project Finisher, Time Giver and Financial contributor. At the same time, four categories (reflected in medals/badges) apply to each type of champions: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

  • PROJECT FINISHER: This badge counts the number of beneficiaries of successfully implemented and finished projects, to which the W2W member has contributed her time. Depending on the number of beneficiaries, the W2W member will be listed on one of the categories (Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum) of the “PROJECT FINISHER” section of the Champions’ page.
  • TIME GIVER: This badge is awarded for donating time to help one or several women and their projects. According to the number of hours per month given by the W2W member, she/the organization will be listed on one of the categories (Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum) of the “TIME GIVER” section of the Champions’ page. Additionally, the profile picture/logo of the W2W Member will show the badge category(Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum) that applies to the TIME GIVER type.
  • FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTOR: This badge is awarded for financial contributions to help running our platform (optional for all members) and to support the goals of our association.Depending on the amount donated, the W2W member will be listed on one of the categories (Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum) of the “FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTOR” section of the Champions’ page. Additionally, organizations members decide if they would like to upgrade their membership by contributing financially to the association “From Woman to Woman” and access more advanced functionalities on the platform (e.g. customized reporting, time analysis for CSR reports, etc.).

 

3.4.Champion level

There are 4 levels (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum) per each Champion Type (Time Giver, Project Finisher, Financial Contributor) above, which is shown next to your profile picture/logo ON THE CHAMPIONS page. Below is the detail on how to determine each level:

Project finisher (the level will be reset yearly): The project under responsibility of the user was successfully implemented and benefited:
Bronze medal: Less than 50 beneficiaries
Silver Medal: Between 51 and 70 beneficiaries.
Gold Medal: Between 71 and 100 beneficiaries.
Platinum medal: More than 100 beneficiaries.

Time giver (the level will be reset monthly): Individual users gain one of the following badges if their given/time available for help match a contribution such as:
Bronze contributor: up to 5 hours per month.
Silver contributor: up to 10 hours per month
Gold contributor: up to 20 hours per month
Platinum contributor: over 30 hours per month

Champion contributor (amounts in USD) (the level will be reset yearly)

Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
WOMAN 50 150 300 400
ORGANIZATIONS (NOT FOR PROFIT) 100 300 600 800
ORGANIZATIONS (FOR PROFIT) 200 600 1,200 1,500

Please note:

Individual users (women) have free access to the platform and ALL its functionalities(without financial contributions). In their case, the financial contribution from an individual user gives her the right to be listed on the CHAMPIONS page in the section “Financial Contributors”.

For institutions (corporate, social, governmental, etc.) – organizations’ type users, access to the platform and its basic functionalities is free. Institutions decide if they would like to upgrade their membership by contributing financially (yearly amount) to the association “From Woman to Woman” and access more advanced functionalities on the platform (e.g. customized reporting, time analysis for CSR reports, etc.). Additionally, they have the right to be listed on the CHAMPIONS page in the section “Financial Contributors”.

3.5.Language

Currently, the site supports English and Spanish versions but the German and French versions will be added later this year.

Please take into account that the language you use to input your information will remain in that language even if you navigate the different language versions on the W2W online platform.

3.6.Data Status

Whenever you create data  (e.g. Help Request, Time Availability, Project, Event, Resource, Discussion), please pay attention to Status field “Not active/Active”. For other W2W members to be able to see your data, the status of the data needs to be active and/ or published.

 

4.When you haven’t logged in yet

  • Below is the menu you can see when you haven’t logged in yet.

  • When you have not yet registered in the W2W platform, you can only:
    • Navigate the website
    • Login or register
    • Contact/ send msg to Site Administrator (community@fromwomantowoman.org)
    • Donate money
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