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Sea Save Foundation

Oceans do not recognize political borders, we must work globally to bring change

aka Sea Save   |   Malibu, CA   |  http://www.seasave.org

Mission

Our mission is to generate consciousness and encourage stewardship of natural ecosystems, and to carry on other charitable and educational activities associated with this purpose as allowed by law.

Notes from the nonprofit

Sea Save Foundation stands as a genuine grassroots entity. Now, more than any other juncture in history, it's imperative that we address issues at their source to optimize our impact. Agility is key; we must act promptly and with adaptability. Our duty lies in harmonizing the welfare and economic prosperity of coastal communities with the enduring health of our ocean ecosystems. By enlightening both the general populace and decision-makers at local, national, and international tiers, we are committed to realizing this mission.

Ruling year info

2004

Principal Officer

Georgienne Bradley

Main address

20540 Pacific Coast Highway

Malibu, CA 90265 USA

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Formerly known as

International Marine Imaging Project

Imaging Foundation

EIN

20-0403083

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

Protection of Endangered Species (D31)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Oceans are critical to the human species. They produce the majority of the oxygen we breath and the food that many rely upon for survival. Due to an increase in both technology and population, we are taxing our ocean ecosystems beyond sustainability. Sea Save Foundation uses science and education to engage the general public. Informed people make smart decisions. We provide them with information and tools to live sustainably and make smart decisions. Sea Save Foundation also works on the global stage to influence international policies. Our leaders have been official attendees to CITES (Conference of International Trade of Endangered Species) for over a decade. Our director, Georgienne Bradley was accepted into a Secretariat Masters Program for this critical conference. We are also have been official participants in the United Nations SDG #14, Life Below Water, for six years. Oceans do not recognize political borders. We must work globally to bring real change.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Give Em The Fin

International advocacy and education campaign that collected 20,000 images from people around the world saying "no" to unsustainable hark finning. Now used as an educational tool.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

Sea Save Foundation's "Ocean Review Team" curates the top headlines from respected media outlets so sector leaders, advocates and the interested public just like you have a one stop weekly information source they can trust.
Stay informed, make smart decisions.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

Where we work

Awards

Impact Award Finalist 2007

MySpace

Members' Project Finalist 2008

American Express

Community Giving Finalist 2009

Chase Bank

Affiliations & memberships

Great Nonprofits - Top Rates 2023

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of requests for advocate products or information, including downloads or page views of online material

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

The Ocean Week in Review

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The "Ocean Week in Review" summarizes critical stories including scientific breakthroughs, challenges, and victories for ocean ecosystems. An informed public makes smart choices.

Number of public service announcements created

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Sea Save Foundation creates compelling media to educate decision makers and the public about the importance of ocean conservation.

Number of Marine Animals and Areas Protected at International Conventions as a Result of Our Efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

CITES (The Conference of International Trade of Endangered Species) and other United Nations affiliated conferences result in international agreements to protect species and marine protected areas.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Sea Save uses powerful media to educate multiple demographics about both the importance of ocean health and the challenges facing their ecosystems. We educate the general public by translating primary source science publications into consumable information and by informing the public about ocean-friendly public policy issues and urging them to take action.

Our leaders also work with policy and decision-makers to ensure that we gain the attention we need to initiate requisite legislation that will protect oceans in the future.

Healthy oceans are critical for sustained human life on Earth. If the public understands the direct correlation between sound ocean policy and a healthy future, they will advocate for the protection of marine ecosystems. We reach many demographics with our campaigns. We discuss issues influenced by ocean conservation including third-world nutrition, health, oxygen replenishment and global economics. By stressing how ocean conservation influences critical world issues, we build momentum and advocacy resulting in critical protective legislation and public policy.
As a member of the CITES conference as well as the United Nations SDG #14, Life Below Water meeting we attend, report the proceedings to the public and bring science and economic reasoning to the voting members of both bodies. We wnt to be sure decision-makers re armed with solid data before they vote.

Sea Save Foundation leaders have over twenty years of creating professional media productions. They couple this with strong experience working with the United Nations and United States-based educational campaigns.
We use Internet tools to effectively distribute compelling media to both national and international platforms. Additionally, we strive to create productions that reach populations that are not traditionally included in the ocean conservationist communities. By reaching outside of the circle of current conservationists we can build our numbers, and better position ocean conservation interests to be legislated.
We are also long time CITES and United Nations SDG #14, Life Below Water, participants and integrate our years of background and knowledge into both these critical meetings to ensure the best outcome. Change is not coming fast enough.

Sea Save Foundation has spent the last two years reinventing the way we interact with policymakers and the general public. COVID forced the world to embrace virtual tools and Sea Save will not look back. We closed our brick and mortar office which allows us to direct that overhead funding directly to campaigns. We can work with a more diverse team and we have erased the carbon footprint created by that traditional structure.
In spite of COVID and the associated shutdown of international meetings, we have doubled our efforts to educate the public, our director was accepted into the prestigious Masters of Administrative, Legislative and Enforcement of CITES Implementation program, she will matriculate in the spring. We believe that this focused educational program will better position us to effect CITES leadership. We continue our work with United Nations SDG #14 and this year, for the first time we were able to virtually attend the United Nations SDG #13, Climate Action. We reported and translated updates daily throughout the proceedings.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals, Followers often join efforts as a volunteer.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Sea Save Foundation

Board of directors
as of 10/30/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Georgienne Bradley

Bradley Ireland Productions

Georgienne Bradley

Bradley Ireland Productions

Yehuda Goldman

Kelsey Boyer

Melissa Martinez

Carlos de la Rosa

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/30/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/30/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.