Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Start Giving Local

Competition Can Be Tough. Giving Should Be Easy!

COSTA MESA, CA

Mission

Community Amplified Start Giving Local is an IRS registered, GuideStar Platinum 501(c)3 organization. Our mission: to support the greater social good by promoting wellness, fostering inclusion and innovation & empowering everyone with the ability to easily support any secular, non-political cause. Committed to strategic programming that supports the greater social good we: * Encourage health & wellness through our global volunteer athletes initiative * Connect & inspire community through inclusive fitness & educational programming * Develop programs & technology that support nonprofit impact work, promote community wellness & inclusion, & help solve high impact problems to support the common good. The use of "Local" in our organization name is a recognition that in today's digital wor

Ruling Year

2019

Founder & Executive Director

Kelly O'connell

Main Address

555 Anton Blvd STE 150

COSTA MESA, CA 92626 USA

Keywords

Community Development, Fundraising, Endurance Sports,

EIN

47-5389986

 Number

1210008228

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

Leadership Development (W70)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Start Giving Local addresses 3 key problems: 1) Nonprofit fundraising today is inefficient and overly reliant on a small percentage of the population: by empowering individuals and small businesses to easily volunteer and give on behalf of any 501(c)3 charity we hope to diversify the fundraising channels available to nonprofit organizations and create a more connected less redundant nonprofit eco-system 2)Although people are more globally connected than ever before in history there is a growing problem with loneliness, depression and anxiety. Through our participation in fun runs, marathons, cycling events and other social nonprofit sponsored activities we hope to connect individuals from across communities to a larger connected network of people with shared interests and goals. 3)Disease has a significant impact on community wellness. We create programming that helps individuals live high-quality, longer lives free of preventable disease, disability, injury, and premature death.

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Our programs

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

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Start Giving Local Volunteer Athlete Training Program

Where we work

Our Results

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Number of corporate volunteers

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Start Giving Local Volunteer Athlete Training Program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Start Giving Local has several fundraising channels. Corporate sponsorship and corporate volunteer activity is a key channel for our volunteer athlete program.

Number of new website visitors

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Start Giving Local Volunteer Athlete Training Program

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Start Giving Local Officially Launched as a nonprofit in May of 2019. We will track progress on new website visitors beginning July 1st 2019.

Number of website sessions

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Start Giving Local Volunteer Athlete Training Program

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of training events conducted

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Start Giving Local Volunteer Athlete Training Program

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of independent organizations served

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Start Giving Local Volunteer Athlete Training Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients reporting increased knowledge after educational programs

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Start Giving Local Volunteer Athlete Training Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting Impact

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

We Believe: Giving Should Be Easy! We are committed to making it easy for individuals, makers and small businesses to efficiently support the nonprofits they care about. We bring people with shared interests and common goals together to support personal wellness goals, amplify achievement and reduce isolation. The use of "Local" in our organization name is a recognition that in today's digital world, community is defined not by geography but by points of connection and commonality. We sincerely believe that in community every voice should be valued. By empowering individuals, local makers and small businesses to support nonprofits they are passionate about through our programming we are creating an actionable path to a philanthropic giving community that is as diverse and inclusive as the communities being served by the nonprofits we collectively support.

Start Giving Local applies best practices in nonprofit fundraising, digital marketing, technology implementation and community development. Our philanthropic programs and technology solutions make giving easy by: - Providing nonprofits with a simple, self-managing viral fundraising channel - Enabling businesses to easily manage & advertise charitable giving - Connecting individuals and inspiring community through wellness, sport & fitness - Encouraging makers to create with confidence for a community that cares

We are a team of volunteers with collective personal and professional expertise in entrepreneurship, endurance sports, digital marketing, corporate development, and social work. We have a deep personal connection to bridging the gaps and inefficiencies we see in the current philanthropic and community giving space. Our volunteers are personally connected to our mission and leverage their personal expertise and passion to help advance our team progress. We are committed to building a transparent nonprofit that leverages the innovations that technology enables without losing sight of the importance of personal community relationships.

Our program goals are specific and measurable. We are fortunate to have a founding board comprised of successful entrepreneurs and corporate executives and they have helped our team to build a lean roadmap with clear program milestones and actionable growth triggers. We can successfully tie all grant or individual donations directly to programs and each program has defined core success factors. I f you are interested in supporting our organization and would like to learn more, we would love to speak with you.

Start Giving Local officially received 501(C)3 status on May 10th of 2019. We are thrilled to share that we successfully ran our first Volunteer Athlete Team program as an Official Race Partner at the OC Marathon. We had volunteer athletes running in the race and we had a team of volunteers participating as race day support at a water station on the marathon course. We have our next team event confirmed. We will be participating as a charity team in the 25th Anniversary Cool Breeze Century Ride in August. Our team has established relationships with several charity partners and with many local businesses that are excited to give back with us. We look forward to an amazing second half of 2019.

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & 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?

Not Applicable