Celebrating 7 Years – Trivia, History and Things You Didn’t Know About I4DI

Celebrating 7 Years – Trivia, History and Things You Didn’t Know About I4DI

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I4DI FUN FACTS

7 YEARS OF THINK + DO

I4DI Team Comes Back Into The Office

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After over a year working virtually due to the covid-19 pandemic, the I4DI team comes back into the office on a hybrid basis.

July, 2021

We Initiated Our First Engagement With USDA

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I4DI initiates its first engagement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to conduct baseline, midline, and endline studies of USDA FFPr Trade Safe (Trasa)

April, 2021

I4DI Announces Its New Brand Identity

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I4DI announces its new brand identity with an updated logo and website.

May, 2020

I4DI Wins Its First USAID Prime Contract

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I4DI wins its first USAID prime contract - a three-year, $3 million award from USAID in Cambodia, South East Asia, to address growing issues stemming from inadequate waste disposal sites and practices including traditional trash burning. Later known as Tech for Green Cities.

September, 2019

Our First Engagement With The U.S. Department Of Labor

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I4DI initiates its first engagement with the U.S. Department of Labor to conduct performance evaluations of technical assistance projects in Asia.

September, 2018

We Moved Into New Office

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We moved into our beautiful new office on 8th & A street NE!

September, 2018

Formalized A Mentor-Protege Relationship

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The U.S. Small Business Association approves I4DI’s first Mentor-Protégé application under the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program (ASMPP), formalizing our relationship with the QED Group.

July, 2018

I4DI Signed A First Contract With an International Finance Corporation

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I4DI signed a first contract with an international financial institution (International FInance Corporation in Bosnia & Herzegovina), conducting an impact evaluation of its regulatory reform program.

April, 2018

I4DI Buys New Office

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I4DI buys an office building on Capitol Hill and begins renovations.

April, 2018

I4DI's First Web-Based, Interactive Research Report Published

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We published our first web-based, interactive research report with a client and public facing dashboard.

February, 2018

I4DI Implemented Its First Experiential Learning Program

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I4DI ran its first Experiential Learning Program for field staff, hosting a team of field staff from World Vision Ghana in DC for two weeks.

Summer, 2017

First Cohort Of Interns Introduced

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I4DI had its first cohort of interns from Georgetown University Hilltop Consultants group and Thunderbird School of Global Management @ Arizona State University.

Summer, 2017

I4DI Signed Its First Firm Fixed Price Purchase Order With USAID

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I4DI signed its first Firm Fixed Price Purchase Order with USAID to conduct a study on the conditions that favor voluntary adoption of best management practices in the Amazon basin.

December, 2016

I4DI Exceeded $1M In Annual Revenue For The First Time.

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December, 2016

First Proper Corporate Capability Statement Developed

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We developed our first proper corporate capability statement.

October, 2016

I4DI Signed Its First Contract With The D.C. City Government

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I4DI signed its first contract with the D.C. City Government (Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development) to provide oversight of its Great Streets retail small business grant program.

August, 2016

I4DI Established Its Internal Software Development Team

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I4DI established an internal software development team, and started with the development of its own enterprise solution (ZEN-O) for integrated project management, monitoring, learning and evaluation

May, 2016

Signed Its First Non-U.S. Government Contract

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I4DI signed a first non-U.S. Government related public sector contract with the Norwegian Government, working in higher education.

April, 2016

First Listening Study Carried Out

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I4DI carried out its first listening study and held its first official strategy planning session with its team, external advisors, client representatives and partners. These sessions became an annual event.

December, 2015

Employed Its First Official Full-Time Employee

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I4DI hired its first official full-time employee (outside of co-founders)

November, 2015

Initiated Implementation Of Its First United States Government Funded Program

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I4DI began implementing its first United States Government funded program - The USAID’s BalanceD-MERL engagement where I4DI carried a technical lead role.

October, 2015

Signed A First Contract With A Private Sector Company

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I4DI signed a first contract with a private sector company working in sustainability of supply chains (Mars Chocolate, Indonesia).

July, 2015

Submitted Our First Proposal To The Global Campaign On Education

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We submitted our first proposal to the Global Campaign on Education to evaluate its Civil Society Education Fund, which we won! Winning proposals has not been as easy ever since.

February, 2015

We Published Our First Website

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I4DI’s first website was created and published, right ahead of its first formal proposal submission.

January, 2015

I4DI Brand Was Created

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I4DI brand was created - the three chevrons (yellow, light green to hunter green color), along with the branding guide.

November, 2014

We Got Our First Contract

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I4DI received its first contract from a non-governmental sector organization - World Vision International for integrated competence development work.

October, 2014

I4DI Was Founded

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The founding idea was to work with  a select group of clients, doing work that “blows” our hair back and makes a difference in the industry. I4DI had three initial service lines: Program effectiveness, organizational effectiveness and social & environmental impact.

September 17, 2014

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