EarthShare Washington

One environment. One simple way to care for it.

Seattle, WA   |  http://www.esw.org/

Mission

EarthShare Washington inspires the people of Washington to care and provide for livable communities and a healthy planet. We support the work of more than 60 premier local and national conservation organizations by helping workplaces find ways to connect, contribute and volunteer to preserve and protect our environment.

Ruling year info

1987

Executive Director

Mr. Joseph DiChiaro III

Main address

509 Olive Way Suite 1234

Seattle, WA 98101 USA

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EIN

91-1363472

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (C01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Despite increasing awareness of the impacts of climate change and the need to protect and preserve our environment, environmental causes and organizations receive a very small fraction of charitable gifts made annually in the United States. EarthShare Washington works to amplify the critical issues facing our communities, increase support for environmental causes at large, and direct that support to the most effective nonprofit organizations working every day to protect and preserve our natural resources for everyone's benefit.

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?

Workplace Giving

EarthShare Washington works to promote workplace giving to its member organizations among public and private sector employees throughout Washington State.

Population(s) Served
Adults

EarthShare Washington works to promote volunteer opportunities within the workplace and connect public and private sector employees with our member organizations.

Population(s) Served
Adults

EarthShare Washington works to promote care for and protection of the environment by linking like-minded public and private sector employees with our member organizations and providing a platform for environmental education and thoughtful exchange.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

EnviroStars 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Estimated number of funding dollars secured for the sector

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

Adults

Related Program

Workplace Giving

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total amount of support raised for and distributed to member environmental organizations.

Total number of organization members

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

Adults

Related Program

Coalition Building & Environmental Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Total number of local (Washington State) and national (many of whom operate in Washington State) environmental organizations for whom EarthShare Washington receives and distributes charitable gifts.

Number of public events held to further mission

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

Adults

Related Program

Coalition Building & Environmental Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of events, open to the public, held by EarthShare Washington to promote environmental awareness, encourage public support and involvement, and showcase the work of our member organizations.

Number of workplace engagement events held to further mission

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

Adults

Related Program

Workplace Giving

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of presentations and outreach opportunities held in a private or public sector workplace to promote environmental awareness and the work of EarthShare Washington and its member organizations.

Number of external speaking requests for members of the organization

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

Adults

Related Program

Workplace Giving

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of presentation/speaking engagements in public or private sector workplaces arranged for member organizations by EarthShare Washington.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

EarthShare Washington envisions a future in which everyone works together to champion the environment.

To realize that vision, we foster meaningful connections between leading edge environmental organizations and public and private sector workplaces.

Since 1987, EarthShare Washington has been a trusted partner and leading voice for employee involvement in environmental causes through workplace giving and volunteerism. Our staff bring years of experience in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors to bear in creating meaningful connections and communicating the value of workplace involvement in our state's environmental future. Further, EarthShare Washington's member organizations represent the full breadth of environmental issues and present a comprehensive menu of options for workplace giving campaigns and volunteer opportunities.

EarthShare Washington now partners with more than 70 companies and government agencies to build support and visibility for 60 leading edge environmental organizations working locally, nationally and globally. We raise more than $500,000 annually in direct support of our members' critical work and have facilitated thousands of volunteer opportunities for public and private sector employees. Yet there is much more to be done - both on the ground in creating vibrant communities and a healthy environment, and in opening up still more workplaces to aligning employees' personal values with employers' organizational values in addressing Washington's environmental future.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Directly, they are the leaders and staff of our member organizations and the employees of workplaces to whom we provide guidance, support and a platform for engagement with the environmental community.

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

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We recently polled our member organizations about whether they would like to see more opportunities to convene and share experiences and knowledge and what form they would prefer such activities to take. The result was a series of quarterly informal gatherings focused on fundraising that have been well-attended and received.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We are ultimately answerable to those whom we serve – our member organizations and the workplaces we engage. In soliciting their feedback, we aim to remain responsive to their needs and do so in a way that is transparent and accountable.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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 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?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

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

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EarthShare Washington

Board of directors
as of 7/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kelly Kirkland

McKinstry

Term: 2021 - 2022

Grady Olson

Washington Trails Association

Kelly Kirkland

McKinstry

Charley Wilkinson

Planned Parenthood

Boloroo Uuganbayar

Perkins Coie

Tom Beck

Friends of Waterfront Seattle

Candace Goldman

Tableau

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 ? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/01/2021

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
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/12/2020

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
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.