SOFII volunteer translators

Hello and welcome!

Written by
Carolina Herrera
Added
September 24, 2018

Hi there, I’m Carolina - SOFII’s project manager.

THANK YOU for showing an interest in translating content for the SOFII website. This page is a quick introduction for you and will explain your role as a volunteer translator. It will give you all the information you need on how to get started, in just five easy steps!


Getting started

STEP 1

Choose an article or case study you find interesting and that you think would be particularly relevant to the people you are translating for. If you are struggling for ideas you could start by translating this very popular showcase, The Best of The Best.

STEP 2

Translate the copy using a Word document. Be sure to include a link to the original piece on the site and also please remember to translate the picture captions too. 

STEP 3

Get your bio and headshot ready. 

STEP 4

Send the translation, together with your bio and headshot, to carolina@sofii.org 

STEP 5

If you enjoyed your experience translating for SOFII and want to do even more to help fundraisers around the world access the best of fundraising, then choose another piece on the site to translate. 

And if you know of a fellow fundraiser who might be interested in translating for us too, spread the word! We want to get even more of our content available in as many languages as possible, and we’re so grateful for your help and support. THANK YOU.


What you can expect from SOFII

Every translation you send us will be credited to you and it will include your bio and photograph. 

We will be sure to promote the translated work via our social media (we have over 7,000 followers on Twitter) and in our weekly email updates (which reach around 10,000 fundraisers around the world). 

About the author: Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera is SOFII's project manager

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