We complete a comprehensive assessment of all potential partners. Prior to an organization being accepted as a partner of OFA, staff make on-site visits to applicants and their projects. We require original receipts for all purchases made from grants to partners in order to safeguard against misuse of our funds. Regular updates and annual field reports are also required from our partners. We draft program evaluation reports to conduct cost-benefit analyses of all of our programs.
OFA aims to ensure that as high a percentage as possible of the donations we receive are sent directly to our partner organizations in Africa. Our organization is run almost exclusively by volunteers in order to keep staff costs to a minimum. OFA is publicised largely by word of mouth and via the Internet. This keeps mailing costs low as we avoid sending out paper materials to our supporters.