Unseen exists to fight human trafficking and its root causes.
We partner with, train, and equip organizations towards growth with our fundraising training, coaching, media and marketing tools, delivered at no cost to our partners. Our projects are designed to grow with you to help you raise more funds. A partnership with Unseen centers around building the tools, skills, and process needed for your mission to fundraise and grow!
Phase 1 and 2 projects are free of financial costs thanks to Unseen’s generous donors. It may sound ‘too good to be true,’ but it really is true! Most projects in phases 3 and 4 are also free.
There may be some special projects that may involve some cost to you. In those circumstances, any potential costs will be will be clearly communicated and agreed upon before starting a project.
We really care about fighting human trafficking and believe the best way for us to do this is by helping great organizations--who are already doing great work… to do more of it!
Unseen only delivers services to organizations we partner with. So, becoming an Unseen partner makes your organization eligible to receive products and services from Unseen!
Partnership consists of a series of projects. We work with our partners to select the right project, and work on one project at a time from start to finish. We start with small projects, and may progress towards larger projects depending on your needs and our resources. An example of a project might be a brochure, website, or logo. Projects are organized into groups, called phases.
We’re looking to partner with organizations who will benefit most from our services.
Your organization might be a good fit if:
In addition, your organization meets our prerequisites:
If you're interested in applying, sign up for our waiting list for information on when the next class of applicants can apply.
At Unseen, We work with our partners on Projects. These are things like Thank You Cards, Coaching Calls, or websites. Each project costs Unseen money, so we want to make sure we're using donor funds well, and serving you well too. As a result, when you request to start a project, a committee on our team approves that request based on 4 main criteria.
We're looking to make sure that the project will actually raise funds for you, the timeline is possible for our team. We also may consider the cost of the project, and your history and current commitment to the project to determine if the project is a good fit. In addition, we ensure you're in the correct phase for the project you're requesting.
After becoming an Unseen Partner, we'll work together on projects. Projects with Unseen tend to follow the same pattern. We’ll work on projects that consist of 5 stages:
Every product or service that Unseen offers is organized into different phases. Each phase offers sets of products to meet the unique needs of each organization, focused on the topics below:
Phase 1: Thanking and engaging donors
Phase 2: Telling your story
Phase 3: Strengthening your donor base
Phase 4: Strategic growth
Projects grow in complexity over time. Phase 1 focuses on foundational fundraising tools. Our partnership may move to more complex and expensive products in other phases as your fundraising capacity changes. You can apply for products, and if approved, we’ll schedule a time to begin working on them with you.
Some partners demonstrate need for, and use of, products in all four phases. Other Unseen partners find that their current growth needs are met via products in phases 1 and 2. Together, with your partnership manager, and the rest of the Unseen team, we’ll evaluate the best next steps to help you grow your connection with donors, and evaluate where Unseen is able to partner with you in this.
Of course, great stories and data, regarding the effectiveness and use of Unseen products--sent from you to Unseen--go a long way in helping us measure effectiveness as we evaluate our continued partnership together. This data also helps us consider next steps and even products in more advanced phases as we evaluate our work together. Unseen is funded by generous donors who strive to invest their contributions well. The stories and data you share allow us to make sure that our investment in your organization is a great one. --and allows us to pass along your gratitude to our donors, the people who make our investment in your work possible!
In general, partners need to complete a project in each phase before moving to the next phase.
We want to see your mission grow! We also want to be wise stewards of our donors' generosity. For this reason, partners progress through phases after having some success in their current phase.
For specific information on products available in each phase, please contact us.
Either the partner or Unseen can end partnership at any time. Since we have responsibility to invest our donors dollars wisely, we may choose to end partnership if we feel that projects are not being utilized well.
Both Unseen and the partner will have the opportunity to evaluate the partnership as projects are completed, with the hope of growth. If projects are not being completed well, or not being used effectively, we may need to stop, pause, or re-evaluate partnership.
You are welcome to end partnership at any time in writing. By forfeiting partnership, you lose all rights to services provided by Unseen.
In general, we require partners to actively engage in communication with Unseen while working on projects, and give feedback on completed projects. You can learn more about requirements of partnership in the Partnership Agreement.
We believe in sharing hope over darkness. We care deeply about protecting the dignity of people and highlighting their strength and humanity, and take steps to tell that story well through the communication pieces we create for you. Learn more about our policies on privacy and use of partner media in our partnership agreement.
Initial projects are often completed by using some of your existing photos, branding, or other media. We’ll ask you to provide high quality versions of these elements to us as needed, so please let us know of any copyright or distribution agreements with other artists.
If there is a reason we should not use an element (confidentiality of person in photo, agreement with the artist who originally created the element, etc.) please let us know. We want to honor and represent your work, as well as our partnership, accurately!
The materials created by Unseen are for the benefit of you, our partner. You get “distribution rights,” meaning the ability to print and share as you want. Unseen retains “ownership rights,” meaning the control of edits, changes, and creation of the media piece. This also applies to photos and videos captured by Unseen.
We may send equipment and or provide training for you to capture images or video. Unseen may use the images and video collected in Unseen's media, unless you choose to limit our usage of those images. It’s our intent to comply with any privacy concerns you have relating to the use of images of the people you serve.
Unseen provides and retains design and creative control on media projects. You guide this process through feedback and discussion at the onset of all projects to set our artists up for success.
Sign up for our waiting list to get notified when when we open the next round of applications!