CommonGoods Network

Fostering Networks of Trust

aka Kindista   |   Portland, OR   |  commongoods.net

Mission

We foster networks of trust and facilitate the sharing of knowledge, abilities, and physical resources to transform communities and engender a sustainable and harmonious world.

Ruling year info

2009

Founder, Board Member

Benjamin Crandall

Main address

7233 SE Alder St.

Portland, OR 97215 USA

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Formerly known as

Kindista

EIN

26-3664513

NTEE code info

Gift Distribution (P58)

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

Kindista

An online gift-economy social network which facilitates and promotes local resource sharing and volunteerism.

Population(s) Served

Biochar is a useful method to combat climate change through carbon sequestration, while growing nutritious food. We support community leaders who raise awareness and ethically produce biochar.

Population(s) Served

We provide resources for women and families to have improved health and safety.

Population(s) Served

We work directly with a small community-led organization called Urbe Apie, providing funding and volunteers to improve their community spaces and grow their efforts toward sustainability and connection in Caguas and beyond.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Financials

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Operations

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

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CommonGoods Network

Board of directors
as of 1/8/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Tadashi Jones

Williex Merritt

Board leadership practices

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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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No