Freedom United

Let's End Modern Slavery Together

aka Freedom United   |   Raleigh, NC   |  www.freedomunited.org

Mission

Our mission is INSPIRE millions of people to become lifelong abolitionists, then MOBILIZE them to INFLUENCE governments, business and society to make the changes necessary to end modern slavery.

Ruling year info

2014

CEO

Mr Josef Schmidt

Executive Director

Ms Joanna Ewart-James

Main address

4501 Atlantic Ave 110

Raleigh, NC 27604 USA

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Formerly known as

WalkFree.org

EIN

47-1249214

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (Q01)

International Human Rights (Q70)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

An estimated 40.3 million people are in modern slavery all over the world. This generates an estimated $150 billion in illegal profits every year, making forced labor the second largest international crime. Modern slavery includes bonded labor or debt bondage, forced labor, child slavery, domestic servitude, forced child marriage, and human trafficking.

Our programs

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

Modern Slavery Education and Awareness

We are a movement of 8 million, working to end human trafficking and modern slavery. We leverage the power of the movement to support nonprofit partners to influence governments, businesses, and society to create real change.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Freedom United aims to unify individuals and organizations from across the globe together, around one common goal--to end human trafficking and modern slavery.

We leverage the voice of our 8 million member community to support our partner nonprofits around the world. Using this amplification for their work, our partners influence business, governments and society to make the changes necessary to eliminate the demand for or acceptance of modern slavery. The outcome is a world without slavery, with millions being freed, restored and economies rebuilt to never allow slavery to exist again.

Freedom United has a team of experts in the fields of both modern slavery and digital marketing, advised by survivor advocates. Our modern slavery experts ensure that each partner nonprofit is thoroughly vetted and each campaign will have positive impact in the movement to end slavery. Our digital marketing experts ensure that our website is effective in helping our community learn more about the cause and take actions that create real change.

We have a community of over 8 million people and a partner network of over 75 nonprofit organizations from around the world. We have launched almost 100 campaigns, almost a third of which have been successful in creating impact in the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery. We are working to grow our community, ensuring that our voices are heard by governments, business, and society as a whole--demanding the end of slavery.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Freedom United

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms Amy Pirozzolo

Fidelity Charitable

Term: 2017 -

Gavin Jocius

Circle Graphics

Richard Lui

MSNBC

Pam Dunsky

Tata Consultancy Services

Erika Bustos

Bank of America

Lyle Gravatt

Forrest Firm, P.C.

Catherine Read

Upstream

Leland Richards

Churchill Asset Management

Bill Bricker

Dreamship

Andrew Surwilo

Atlantic Coast Media Group

Sumant Sridharan

Homelight

Andrea Hough

General Dynamics Information Technology

Sherri Kimmell

Tall Drive LLC

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/03/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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Female
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Heterosexual or Straight
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Person without a disability

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