WATSI

Fund healthcare for people around the world

San Francisco, CA   |  https://watsi.org/

Mission

Directly connecting people through technology to provide global access to healthcare.

Ruling year info

2012

Executive Director

Mackinnon Engen

Main address

548 Market St. #75903

San Francisco, CA 94110 USA

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EIN

45-3236734

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

An estimated 17 million lives are lost each year for people in need of surgical care. This is 5x greater than malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS combined, yet solutions remain vastly underfunded.

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?

Crowdfunding healthcare

Watsi.org enables anyone to directly fund low-cost, high-impact medical care for people in need.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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.

Number of patients receiving surgery/life-changing healthcare (cumulative)

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

Age groups, Health, Social and economic status

Related Program

Crowdfunding healthcare

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Watsi is proud to have now helped more than 23,000 patients receive life-changing healthcare since our founding.

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.

Our goal is to provide access to surgical care to people in need. We directly connect people through technology to fund life-changing surgery.

We will accomplish our goals by enabling anyone to directly fund low-cost, high-impact medical care for people in need on watsi.org.

Our core capabilities are our technical, design, and global health expertise.

Watsi has funded healthcare for more than 23,000 patients across 27 countries.

Financials

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Operations

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

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WATSI

Board of directors
as of 10/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Paul Hudnut

Chase Adam

Grace Garey

Premal Shah

Margaret Cornelius

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? No
  • 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 01/11/2021

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
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/11/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.