SIM - SOCIAL IMPACT MOVEMENT

#SDGsInMiami

aka SDGsInMiami   |   Miami, FL   |  https://socialimpactmovement.org/

Mission

Social Impact Movement is a catalyst for social change in Miami. SIM uses the UN Sustainable Development Goals framework to educate and inspire our community to take action on issues related to social justice, economic progress, and environmental changes. Our core mission is to promote the SDGs in Miami through different audiences. By supporting SOCIAL IMPACT MOVEMENT you are supporting the growth of the Sustainable Development Goals locally, joining the team of companies and individuals shaping a sustainable future for Miami. Select us for your Donor-Advised Fund.

Notes from the nonprofit

SIM connects Miami enterprises, citizens, and government to global topics aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals framework. Working in partnership the United Nations Association of Miami, local colleges, corporations, nonprofits, and the city we bring the SDGs to our local levels. Our goals is to elevate the conversation, inspire, integrate the stakeholders, while empowering our community to learn and take action at the global pressing issues affecting our Miami. #SDGsInMiami has the purpose to integrate our community on the SDGs efforts happening in Miami. In 2018 we have created events that were shared by several local websites and media sources and also shared by international recognized platforms, such as Localizing the SDGs. Join our movement!!!

Ruling year info

2017

CEO and Co-Founder

Ms. Claudia Akel

Main address

1951 NW 7th Ave Suite 600

Miami, FL 33136 USA

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EIN

37-1803927

NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

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

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Social Impact Movement is a catalyst for social change in Miami. SIM uses the UN Sustainable Development Goals framework to educate and inspire our community to take action on issues related to social justice, economic progress, and environmental changes. The Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere. The 17 Goals were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015, as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which set out a 15-year plan to achieve the Goals. More than any time in our history, companies are reflecting upon the need to align with the triple bottom line: prosperity, people, and planet. Therefore, responsible business and investment – rooted in universal principles – will be essential to achieving transformational change through the SDGs.

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?

SDGs In Miami

SDGs in Miami is a multi-stakeholder collective initiative educating and gathering partners for improving the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Miami.
This umbrella program was launched in June 2018 and has been integrated into our core mission as the foundation of all SIM programs.

Population(s) Served

The Ambassador Series are several collaborative events that our ambassadors will be hosting with the support of the Social Impact Movement and our network. A leadership development program that promotes social entrepreneurs, changemakers, global thinkers, and doers committed to educating and demanding a call to action to issues affecting our community through the Sustainable Development Goals framework.

Population(s) Served

SDGs Voices in Miami provides a platform to highlight community leaders and share their social impact stories. We amplify the voices of Miami leaders doing remarkable work to make our city a better place to live, study, work, and play while also connecting community members with opportunities to learn and engage with diverse stakeholders.

Population(s) Served

A compilation of free resources and training. Learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals, access capacity building courses, listen to inspiring podcasts. Your pathway for becoming a changemaker starts here.

Population(s) Served

A specific program designed to involve businesses in the Sustainable Development Goals agenda. The first initiative is the SDG Impact Pledge.
2020 marks the Decade of Action. Social Impact Movement is launching an ambitious campaign, calling businesses in the Greater Miami area to select one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and sign a pledge committing to advance one of the goals.

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
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Hours of volunteers collaborating with SIM

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Donations and contributions to SIM

Number of Facebook followers

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

One great resource for us is to see how much we can grow our social media. Facebook is a great one, along with Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Number of people on the organization's email list

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Subscribed contacts on our general mailing list.

Number of training programs created

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Related the programs developed since 2016. The latest 5 are: SDGsInMiami, SDGsInMiami Ambassador Series, SDGs VoicesInMiami, SIM Webinars, SDGs for Companies

Number of high-profile speakers or participants participating

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

40 High profile speakers participated on the #SDGsInMiami events on June 27th and Nov 14th 2018.

Number of audience members saying issue is important to them

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

300 individuals attended our #SDGsInMiami events validated the importance of our events leveraging and converging the initiatives for the Sustainable Development Goals in Miami.

Number of audience members willing to take action on behalf of a specific issue

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All our 300 attendees from our 2019 events and have demonstrated interest to take action on supporting the Global Goals.

Number of audience members with favorable attitudes towards the issue or interest

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

150 amazing individuals who advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals have expressed their attitude has changed because of our educational events.

Number of briefings or presentations held

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Those were presentations to individuals held in organizations, corporations, or during sessions at the Venture Cafe - Miami.

Number of community events or trainings held and attendance

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have created 12 onsite events and 6 online educational sessions.

Number of new organizations signing on as collaborators

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

32 organizations have collaborated with us throughout 2019

Number of individuals applying skills learned through the organization's training

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Over 180 individuals are already applying concepts learned during our events and training sessions.

Number of new website visitors

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have worked on our visibility applying a strategy created by our Community Manager and SDG 16 Ambassador. She's the responsible for our increment in visualizations that led to website new visitors.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

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 were the first to start working with the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) in Miami, and the top of mind when it comes to this topic. Google "SDGs" and "Miami" and the results will show on the first page several links related to our organization.
Since 2018 we have been working with individuals, educating and providing free training resources. We have covered the people's part and now adding a new program: The SDGs for Companies.
The local business can play the role of change agents by aligning with the SDGs, improving the lives of their own workforce, and the community they serve. We know Miami is lagging behind but we can change our metrics moving from local stagnation to being featured among the top progressing cities.
To help our city advance and encourage business to progress we are launching an ambitious campaign, the SDG Impact Pledge, calling businesses in the greater Miami area to choose one Sustainable Development Goal and sign a pledge committing to advance it.

Social Impact Movement is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. Its mission is to inform, educate, and inspire individuals, institutions, companies, and elected officials to take action and implement the SDGs locally.
There are two things we are proud of Social Impact Movement:
1) Our programs inspire a rippling effect on the SDGs topic. Many individuals and company leaders who attended our events started paying attention to the SDGs inside their organizations, identifying which goals they align with, and being aware of how to progress these goals.
2) We are a connector hub that attracts a high-quality team of collaborators. To them our deepest gratitude, we couldn’t have reached that far without them.

The local business can play the role of change agents by aligning with the SDGs, improving the lives of their own workforce, and the community they serve. We know Miami is lagging behind but we can change our metrics moving from local stagnation to being featured among the top progressing cities.
And to help our city advance and to encourage business to progress we are launching an ambitious campaign, the SDG Impact Pledge, calling businesses in the greater Miami area to choose one Sustainable Development Goal and sign a pledge committing to help progress it while inviting them to join the UN Global Compact.

What makes an organization stands out among the crowd are the people who work, the purpose, and the vision.
We have a great team of collaborators, and partners that give us the strength and support to advance our programs. Our Board of Directors is fully committed to sustainability and development providing the right guidance to strive and grow.

Nonetheless, SIM is still considered an early stage organization thus funding is limited. Donations help cover operating expenses.
Currently, the CEO, Board, and Ambassadors do the work on a voluntary basis. Initially, we envisioned that the work would imply knocking on doors, making connections, doing educational public events & workshops, raising awareness, creating content on social media outlets, and building partnerships. We know this could be done on a voluntary and part-time basis.
However, the organization is at an inflection point where we have amassed social and human capital as well as trust and credibility within the community to go after growth & funding opportunities to be able to onboard staff to run its programs and services.
Through grants and corporate sponsorships as well as developing other earned-income activities, SIM will grow and expand its reach in scope and programs.

Our efforts of highlighting the SDGs in Miami have been recognized by the Innovations of the World Book, featuring Social Impact Movement among the top social innovators.
In the last two years, we have built a network of 1500 followers, formed more than 25 partnerships and alliances, created more than 60 events, workshops, conferences, and activations, along with 1200 days of social change.
Furthermore, our events have been featured at the UNDP platform, Local2030.org.
SIM is now an official member of Catalyst2030.net, a movement of social innovators around the world joining forces with communities, governments, businesses, and others, working towards systems change.

Financials

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

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SIM - SOCIAL IMPACT MOVEMENT

Board of directors
as of 8/11/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Scarlett Lanzas

Managing Partner at Emergent Global Consulting

Term: 2018 - 2020

Scarlett Lanzas

Managing Partner at Emergent Global Consulting

Julia Wilkinson

CEO at IMVEST

Erick Gavin

Lawyer

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 08/08/2020

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
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/08/2020

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 ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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 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.