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Multiplier

People. Planet. Possibilities.

San Francisco, CA   |  https://www.multiplier.org/

Mission

Multiplier, formerly known as The Trust for Conservation Innovation, accelerates impact for initiatives that protect and foster a healthy, sustainable, resilient and equitable world.

Ruling year info

2002

Executive Director

Laura Deaton

Main address

548 Market Street PMB 81178

San Francisco, CA 94104-5401 USA

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Formerly known as

Trust for Conservation Innovation

EIN

91-2166435

NTEE code info

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

Other Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition N.E.C. (K99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Multipliers project and programs support the implementation and achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Sustainable Development Goals address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The goals are a call for action by all countries and civil society to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. In service of these goals, we recognize that we must address entrenched issues like poverty, discrimination and ward by also creating positive, collaborative strategies that build economic growth and address social needs including equitable access to education, nutrition, healthcare, and non-exploitive job opportunities, all while also tackling the climate crisis and the dire need for environmental protection.

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?

Resilient Communities

This program focuses on helping communities design low environmental impact infrastructure systems that foster urban/rural linkage and promote integrated, approaches to livelihood protection, climate change strategies, and disaster mitigation.

This program also focuses on helping communities ensure that local assets are secure and systems are in place for hazard prevention and protection, early warning systems, contingency and emergency planning and, if necessary, for effective and efficient rebuilding.

Finally, this program focuses on helping local and regional governance and planning teams have dedicated resiliency resources that are linked to national policy and best practices for adaptive strategies, including but not limited to climate resilience.

Population(s) Served
Adults

This program is focused on ensuring that our planet's resources achieve sustainable yield, keep us and other species alive, and support our economies.

This program also focuses on designing policies and practices to ensure that natural resources are not degraded or depleted, and that, after disturbances within ecosystems, resources are able to quickly recover or return to equilibrium.

Finally, this program is focused on ensuring that renewable natural resources (like sunlight, air, and wind) are economically leveraged prior to non-renewable resources and that non-renewable resources (like fossil fuels, ores, coal) are used only when other alternatives do not exist and when used, they are re-used or recycled and put to maximum lifetime use.

Population(s) Served
Adults

This program is focused on ensuring that workers, their families, and the communities in which they live are sustained by healthy businesses and that industries that Have minimal environmental impact are fostered, sustained and enabled to thrive.

This program also focuses on fostering and scaling economies where approaches to natural resource extraction/production are balanced between sustainable solutions and economic necessity. We work with fishers, harvesters, farmers and the systems that support them develop and help them follow sound environmental stewardship and management practices.

Finally, this program is focused on fostering economies where technology is effectively leveraged to speed the pace of adoption of sustainable business practices and to make the world a better place for all of the species that inhabit it.

Population(s) Served
Adults

This program is focused on fostering a planet where biodiverse plants and animals, including humans, live in balanced ecosystems that provide the nutrients they need and a place to live, grow and thrive.

This program is also focused on fostering a planet where, regardless of geography or income level, all of our people have secure access to clean air and drinking water, nutritional food, and basic sanitary systems and health systems.

Finally, this program is focused on fostering a planet where environmental and public health systems work in synergy to reduce our exposure to hazardous substances in the air, water, soil and food, and increase the health and safety of the built, non-built, and wilderness environments in which we and other species live.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

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.

Multiplier’s mission is to accelerate impact for initiatives focused on protecting and fostering a healthy, sustainable, resilient and equitable world. Although we have strong environmental conservation roots, we know that growing threats to our planet and its people require more holistic solutions, both locally and globally.

The projects in our portfolio span both crucial land and ocean conservation efforts and a broader array of cross-sector strategies in public health, education and leadership, economic development, clean energy, climate resilience, sustainable food systems, energy efficiency, social and environmental equity, and more.

The projects in our portfolio span both crucial land and ocean conservation efforts and a broader array of cross-sector strategies in public health, education and leadership, economic development, clean energy, climate resilience, sustainable food systems, energy efficiency, social and environmental equity, and more.

Strategic Planning and Capacity Building
Areas of expertise include:
Stakeholder-centered program design
Theory of change and program outcomes framework design
Pilot development and “fail early/fail often” contingencies
Sustainable growth planning and multi-year proforma development
Board of Advisors design and development

Fundraising and Donor Relations
Areas of expertise include:
Strategic development planning
Foundation approaches – prospecting, letters of inquiry, and proposal review
Individual donor cultivation and stewardship advice
Membership and online fundraising, including appeal letter review
Corporate sponsorship and events support

Financial and Accounting Services
Our support includes:
Incoming funds notification and donation acknowledgement
Expense management and payment processing
Cash flow oversight
Online payment platform set up and administration
Audit, tax, and other regulatory compliance

Grant and Contracts Management
Our support includes:
Proposal budget development, review, and submission
Quality assurance review and direct submission of all government grants
Developing and monitoring sub-awards, sub-grants and contracted services
Budget implementation tracking and financial reporting
Installment management and time extension requests

Human Resources and Payroll Management
We provide:
Recruitment, hiring, onboarding and offboarding
Payroll processing and tax withholding in all states
Employee benefits administration, including health care and retirement
Employee relations and job-related counseling support
Annual performance and salary review support, including leadership 360° reviews

Team Development Support
Areas of expertise include:
Building high-performance teams
Team communications
Managing remotely
Work/life integration
Professional development across all levels of your team

Multiplier has grown from a $5 million organization to a $33 million organization during the last several years.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Multiplier

Board of directors
as of 10/14/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ryan Cabinte

University of Oregon

Melissa Beard Clack

California Environmental Associates

John Claussen

David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Ryan Cabinte

Presidio Graduate School

Bernd Cordes

Self-Employed

Ashley Ahearn

NPR

Giulia Siccardo

McKinsey and Company

Miriam Billinger

Self-Employed

Jonathan Brack

Foundation for CA Community Colleges

Phillip Grover

Sovereign Schools Project

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 ? 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 1/26/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/26/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

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 employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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 have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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 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.