FIRESPRING FOUNDATION

Our mission is to empower nonprofits to leverage their mission to do more good.

Mission

The Firespring Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to empower nonprofits with beautiful websites and essential tools that allow them to leverage their mission to do more good.

Ruling year info

2007

Chairman

Jay Wilkinson

Main address

211 North 14th Street

Lincoln, NE 68508 USA

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Formerly known as

DIGITAL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

EIN

30-0358636

NTEE code info

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We believe the purpose of business should be to improve the state of the world. We provide tools and technology that empowers thousands of nonprofit organizations all over the world and we assist for-profit companies to focus on their "why" as much as they do on their "what." Through our donor advised fund, we fuel Giving Day events across America and have contributed Givesource—a powerful Giving Day Platform technology—to the open source community. Through our partnership with the Do More Good Movement, we are on a quest to educate, empower and amplify companies and business leaders doing more good.

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?

Power of 3

Firespring Foundation provides foundational support to three nonprofit organizations: St. Baldrick's Foundation, Launch Leadership, and the Nonprofit Hub Foundation.

Through it's Donor Advised Fund and in partnership with GiveSource and Firespring, the foundation supports thousands of nonprofit organizations all over the world.

The Firespring Foundation does not consider grant requests from unknown organizations.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Power of 3

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric tracks the total number of volunteer hours contributed by Firespring team members and volunteers.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Power of 3

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric measures the number of Firespring Full-Time Team Members that volunteer.

Number of nonprofits participating in giving days

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Power of 3

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric measures the total number of nonprofit organizations that participate in a Giving Day hosted on the open source GiveSource platform.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

We aim to be a positive example of what it means to be a community steward and to elevate the communities where our team members live, work and play.

Our overarching goal is aid in the creation of 1 million purpose driven companies who are wired to give back to their communities and support our planet.

Through our Power of 3 Program, Firespring donates 1% of our topline revenue, 2% of our products and services through in-kind donations and 3% of our people by having every team member volunteer one full day every month to a cause of their choice (which constitutes more than 3% of their time.) In 2019, this resulted in a financial impact of $2.9M to our communities.

Through our work with Do More Good, we are funding educational sessions all over America to help companies and business leaders iterate and evolve on their path to purpose.

As a Certified B Corporation, Firespring has wide ranging reach to empower and enable companies to assist in the goal of elevating business as a force for good. In additional to providing financial resources, we are also leveraging our people to make deep impact. By leveraging our extensive network of clients and partners, we are able extend our reach beyond Nebraska and beyond the United States.

We have been actively engaged in pursuing our goals for more than a decade and have concentrated our effort even more in the past few years. We are proud of the work we've done to elevate our communities but know that there is always more that we can do. As the Do More Good movement expands in the next five year, Firespring will continue to

Financials

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Operations

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

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FIRESPRING FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 4/23/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jay Wilkinson

Tawnya Starr

Firespring

Dustin Behrens

Firespring

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 ? 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/19/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/19/2020

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 ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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 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.