Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

TRUST FOR CONSERVATION INNOVATION

aka Multiplier

Oakland, CA

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

2002

Executive Director

Laura Deaton

Main Address

405 14th Street, Suite 164

Oakland, CA 94612 USA

Keywords

Environment Conservation Sustainable Food Land Marine Water Air Energy Animal

EIN

91-2166435

 Number

4109159593

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

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

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

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Our programs

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Energy Efficiency and Urban Infrastructure

Environmental Education, Outreach and Advocacy

Habitat and Species Conservation

Marine and Fisheries Conservation

Sustainable Food Systems and Agriculture

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Charting Impact

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

With more than 50 projects and programs focused on sustainability, we aim to be the best nonprofit capacity-builder and impact amplifier in the United States. Each of our innovative projects focus on one or more intersecting realms: land conservation, fresh water, healthy oceans, renewable energy, climate resilience, sustainable food systems and farming, and wildlife and endangered species protection.

We serve as an umbrella organization for small, innovative projects seeking to rapidly scale their impact.

PROJECT SET UP
Transfer coordination of cash, non-cash assets and grant commitments
Human resource onboarding, including employee offer letters, payroll, withholdings set-up, I-9 compliance, benefits set up
Marketing/branding – Donate online page

BUDGETING/FUNDRAISING SUPPORT
Ongoing budgeting support and forecasting
Online hosting of credit card-enabled donation site
Paypal donation account for integration into your own website
Routine documentation support for fundraising (tax letter, organization-wide budget, compliance forms, etc)
Written fundraising appeal review; grant narrative review; major donor presentation review
Terms advice for fee-for-service contracting
Crowdfunding processing

FUNDS AND EXPENSE MANAGEMENT
Contribution management (receive, process, deposit, and acknowledge for tax-exempt purposes)
Manage grant receivables and installment payments
Fee-for-service and membership invoicing
Billing for expense reimbursement from other sources (e.g. sponsored travel)
Receive and review invoices for accuracy, proper approval and appropriate account coding
Process payments via domestic ACH, international wires, and checks
Maintain vendor files/W-9 management
Issue annual 1099s; file 1096 with IRS

PAYROLL AND BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION
Ongoing administration for all HR needs (see project set-up)
Regulatory and tax filing with federal, state and local authorities
Worker's compensation administration
Regular payroll administration
Annual W-2 preparation, mailing and filing
Annual policy renewal management
Annual employee handbook updates for legal compliance
Paid time off monitoring

CONTRACT AND GRANT MANAGEMENT
Draft/review and/or negotiate independent contractor agreements, grant and fee-for-service agreements, office and equipment leases
Maintain contract files; monitor recurring payment and due dates.

FINANCIAL REPORTING
Regular revenue/expense and balance sheet reporting
Financials for grant reports including due date monitoring and online submissions if needed
Ad-hoc reporting as needed

FIDUCIARY/BOARD OVERSIGHT
Recruitment, selection, compensation review and evaluation of TCI CEO/ED
Schedule and hold legally-compliant board meetings
Board policy creation/revisions/update/monitoring

ACCOUNTING
Maintain chart of accounts
Accounting system technology and administration
Monthly banking reconciliations and monitoring
Accounts receivable, pre-paid expense and deferred revenue monitoring
Monitoring and appropriate release of temporarily restricted net assets

AUDITS
Organizational and A-133 Audit
Workers Comp Audit- only applies to projects with staff

LEGAL
Maintain all corporate/legal entity documents and filings: Corporate bylaws,articles of incorporation, state registrations, 501(c)3 status, lobbying monitoring, maintain relationships with appropriate legal counsel

INSURANCE
Directors and Officers Insurance,General Liability and Umbrella Insurance,Compliance Audits

Because each project is unique in its focus, indicators vary signficantly depending on project scope and mission.

In the past year, T4CI has more than doubled the number of innovative conservation and sustainability projects in our portfolio.

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Financials

TRUST FOR CONSERVATION INNOVATION

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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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?

Yes

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?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Full-Time Staff, Part-Time Staff and Volunteers.

Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Full-Time Staff, Part-Time Staff and Volunteers.

Disability

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