RESTORE INTERNATIONAL

Only Action Becomes Love

aka Love Does   |   San Diego, CA   |  www.lovedoes.org

Mission

Our mission here at Love Does is to transform lives with lasting love. Through this pursuit, Love Does has been working to provide education and fight for human rights in conflict zones throughout the world. We have schools, orphanages, safe homes and refugee programs in Nepal, Uganda, Somalia, India, Afghanistan and Congo. By seeking out the needs of the people and expanding and growing based on those needs, we hope to make a lasting impact in many people’s lives. Love Does Parade is a nonprofit support organization for Love Does. www.lovedoesparade.org

Ruling year info

2005

Founder and CEO

Robert Goff

Main address

PO Box 60370

San Diego, CA 92166 USA

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EIN

83-0417128

NTEE code info

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Women's Centers (P83)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

When conflict occurs lives are disrupted, homes are abandoned, communities are lost and families are often forced to leave everything they know behind. Though there are a myriad of ways to come alongside these communities to help, we believe that protecting women and girls and getting children back in the classroom has the power to unlock hope and create lasting change.

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?

Global Programs

Uganda - Nursery, primary and secondary school in northern Uganda for 1,400+ students. Two safe houses for girls in Kampala, and justice projects in the local prison in Gulu.
Somalia - Girls Leadership Academy for 200 girls ages 12-18, a safe home for women and girls, and a baby home.
Iraq - A hospital and a village of 25 homes for refugees in Soran.
Afghanistan - A primary school in the north.
Nepal - A girls home, primary school and after school program in Kathmandu.
India - anti trafficking and investigation work.
Congo - A nursery and primary school in Goma.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Excellence in Giving 2019

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 clients served

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

Children and youth, Adolescents

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students enrolled

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

Age groups

Related Program

Global Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

One of the biggest motivators behind what we do at Love Does is, not surprisingly, love. When presented with the immense needs of conflict zones, our only thought is to try to do more. At Love Does we hope to bring justice, hope, peace, and progress to children and families in conflict zones throughout the world.

We begin each of our projects by working with locals, who know the most about the true needs, and leaders who can help guide and assist us in implementing the most effective programs. We ask first what the best way is to help, and then we take action. We believe this method assures the best value not only for those benefiting from the programs, but also the donors supplying the funds. We are committed to this wholeheartedly.

Love Does has been working to fight for human rights and provide education in conflict zones for more than 15 years. We give 100% of donations directly to our international projects, and strive to be transparent in all we do. We work with local experts and community members to find the best sustainable solution in each place where we work; whether it’s a school, a safe house for women and girls, homes for refugee families, or education programs for adults. With every project we do, we hire all local staff and work to establish community support that will help keep our projects successful and impactful for years to come.

A great way to stay up to date on the latest highlights from each of our projects is by reading our impact reports that we publish each quarter at this link: www.lovedoes.org/impactreport This webpage acts as a sort of portfolio of the work that has been done in each country. In addition, we highlight events and share stories of the people at our projects on our blog: www.lovedoes.org/blog

We continually focus on improving and expanding our current projects. This can look like building new infrastructure, evaluating and rewarding excellence among our staff, purchasing new supplies, investing in trainings, and creating and implementing new policies and systems. As we look to the future, we want to focus not only on exploring new potential programs and projects around the world, but also on sustaining what we have built and working to ensure its longevity and success.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We work in recovering and current conflict zones with women, children, youth, internally displaced peoples and refugees.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), We take a collaborative approach to our projects where we are continually getting feedback,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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RESTORE INTERNATIONAL

Board of directors
as of 5/3/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Robert Goff

Restore International DBA Love Does

Term: 2005 -

Danny DeWalt

Deborah Eriksson

Restore International

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
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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 03/12/2021

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
Decline to state
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/12/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.