GIFT OF WATER INC

Good Health Begins with a Cup of Water

Carmel, IN   |  www.giftofwater.org

Mission

Gift of Water (GoW) is dedicated to providing filtered and clean drinking water to the citizens of Haiti.  Gift of Water provides a well-established water purification program that has been working for over 15 years. We have experience in water filtration and our purification system has been recognized by the CDC.  Our mission is our commitment to justice and charity for the poorest of the poor, regardless of religion, color, or creed.        Our water purification system uses chlorine tablets together with nylon filters and activated carbon in a two bucket system to deliver superior drinking water to rural communities. We have an established model for partnering with those rural communities in Haiti and we are continuously attracting new sponsors, locally, to help Haitian families.

Notes from the nonprofit

Gift of Water, Inc. is a unique, focused, and committed Haitian household clean water organization. We work closely with more than 100 US based organizations who are directly connected to local communities in Haiti. Please contact us directly with any questions or comments you may have about our work, and we will freely discuss our philosophy and methods for delivering water purification systems in the most efficient and low cost manner possible.

Thank you.

Pete Murphy (317) 490-7197
- Board Chair

Glenn Moehling (317) 457-8882
- Board Member and Outreach Director

Ruling year info

2010

Executive Director

Mr. Peter Murphy

Main address

1025 Pine Hill Way

Carmel, IN 46032 USA

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EIN

27-1619219

NTEE code info

Other Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition N.E.C. (K99)

Health Support Services (E60)

Single Organization Support (P11)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There is a lack of clean water throughout all of Haiti, especially in small towns & villages. We address providing clean, filtered water to rural Haitian communities

Our programs

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

The Gift of Water Purification Program

GoW developed a simple, straightforward, and effective water purification system. A US or Haiti-based organization (i.e., relief organization, faith based group or parish) agrees to buy purifiers from GOW, based on our technical expertise and capability. GoW manufactures, ships, and locally delivers these units to their Haitian sister community. The organization works closely with a local leader, often a parish priest or community leader, to establish the process for selecting the neediest families in the area. Gift of Water then sends a trained Master Technician (MT) to that Haitian community to set up the program and get it operational. Our MT will also train a local Community Technician (CT) on how to manage the program locally on a day-to-day basis, including creating a supply process for replacement parts and the requisite chlorine tablets.  The MT reports to the Executive Director of GOW here in the US, thereby maintaining proper overall controls.

 

Key outcomes include:

   - Effectiveness of selecting families, and the placement of the water systems with those families

   - Evaluation of how effectively the families use the water system

   - Overview of the ongoing training for families, and the supply of key components for sustainability (chlorine tablets, spare supplies, filters, etc.)

   - Assessment of the overall health improvement of the families in particular, and the community in general

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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.

For 2018, our goals are:

Overall Goal of more than 3,000 units put into homes – Rigorous Implementation

Expand number of Board Members and Active Volunteers to optimize operations and learning

Overall fundraising goal of $100,000 – to build units, warehouse space in Indiana for production, warehouse improvements, and to strengthen ongoing infrastructure in Haiti

Continuous Program Improvement
- Ensure that Haiti based Project Director and Training Director's efforts are being optimized and they have sufficient resources
- Assess current list of 10 things that make a community successful and implement across all communities
- Develop tools that technicians need to apply those concepts
- Develop a financial model to optimize spending

Operational Responsibilities
- Improve relationship with the local Haitian church
- Warehouse Improvements, locally, to improve overall efficiency
- Can GoW work with DINEPA to improve access to clean water?

The Board has committed to "Rigorously Implement" in 2018, versus "Consolidating" the organizations capabilities in 2014-2017. We will do this via:
1) Improve the timing and efficiency for engaging communities across Haiti
2) Enhance the capability of our team in Haiti
3) Increase the effectiveness of delivering systems across the country with better warehouse facilities and personnel
4) Become more sophisticated in corporate and donor engagement
5) Strengthen our Board capability

Capabilities include:
1) Strong passion for the cause.....we believe that the work we do is important, and, makes a difference
2) An excellent focus, based on the mix of Board members, who come from a variety of backgrounds in corporate and entrepreneurial business
3) A model for success that is direct, consistent, and proven. We will not deviate from this unless the data and need are clear
4) Long term success in Haiti, via strong and trusted relationships

The accomplishments so far have been previously addressed. So, here is a list of accomplishments that need to happen:
1) Develop a more precise evaluation of the ongoing success of the program in various communities, and continue to learn from the results
2) Broader group of individual donors.
3) Move to include more corporate donors, for both volunteers and donations. And, to help corporations and businesses enhance their overall social image.
4) Incorporate more skilled US based leaders and capable, dedicated supporters; in the areas of marketing, fundraising, social media, and awareness

Financials

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Operations

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

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GIFT OF WATER INC

Board of directors
as of 01/22/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Pete Murphy

Independent Entrepeneur

Term: 2010 - 2016

Mark Timmons

US Water Systems

Amanda Costello

Structure Point

Brian Kent

Outside auditor

Kevin Murphy

Ouside lawyer

Pete Murphy

Independent Entrepeneur

Eric Murphy

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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? Yes
  • 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? Yes