World Pulse Voices

Log on. Rise up.

aka World Pulse   |   Portland, OR   |

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World Pulse Voices

EIN: 41-2065177


World Pulse is an independent, women-led, global social network for social change. We are a safe online space where women and allies are logging on, speaking for themselves, and lifting each other up. On World Pulse, women from across 227 countries and territories are taking collective action and impacting 24.8 million people and counting. Our mission is to create a world where all women thrive — one click, one comment, one connection at a time. We're building a future where every woman and girl believes in the power of her own voice and uses it to build a world where all life thrives. "Let me tell you how much this place, World Pulse, means to me. It is a haven of safety and support, a place where I can express myself freely and without fear." - NIsreen Eisay, Libya

Notes from the nonprofit

World Pulse’s impact is exponential. Emerging women leaders log on to World Pulse's safe online community and regularly progress from feeling alone and unheard to becoming globally connected, heard, and resourced, with measurable increases in: - Feeling safe and confident to speak - New support networks - Finding beneficial opportunities, resources, winning awards - Digital skills - Improved mental health - Taking action to change circumstances - Building campaigns and movements - Changing behaviors or social norms - Motivating men to take action for gender equity - Changing local or global policies. Impact is measured by World Pulse's research-validated Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) framework that examines how digital empowerment leads to members taking action for social change. Read more in World Pulse's Annual Global Impact Review:

Ruling year info


CEO, Founder

Jensine Larsen

Main address

401 NE 19TH AVE Suite 200

Portland, OR 97232 USA

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Subject area info

Communication media

Social rights

Women's rights

International development

Population served info


LGBTQ people

Women and girls

Ethnic and racial groups

Immigrants and migrants

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NTEE code info

Media, Communications Organizations (A30)

Women's Rights (R24)

Promotion of International Understanding (Q20)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There is no nation on Earth where women have an equal voice. Experts estimate that at the current pace, it will take more than 100 years to achieve gender equality. Countless organizations and individuals are working tirelessly to advance women’s rights - but the movement remains too disconnected. Despite good intentions, top-down organizations are too distant from women on the ground, and grassroots movements simply don’t have the scale. World Pulse believes that digital communication can be one of the most powerful tools women have to unite to speed up the timeline to gender equality. It is time to put the power in women’s hands to connect in a safe, online space and drive their own stories and movements. Our global network is bringing about a digital revolution across 200+ countries and creating a world where all women thrive. Log on. Rise Up!

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?

Online Leadership Pathways for Impact

World Pulse has more than a decade of experience providing transformative digital pathways to leadership. When women log on to World Pulse they find multiple avenues to grow their voice and impact, including:

1. COMMUNITY: Every Woman Has a Voice in Our Supportive Online Community.
Our online network is a safe refuge where every woman with access to the internet can be heard, access resources, and connect with women and organizations from 200+ nations to solve global challenges.

2. STORYTELLING; We Magnify the Power of Her Voice.
Our editorial desk crowdsources the top women’s stories and solutions, provides awards, and promotes them to global audiences.

3. TRAINING: We Equip Her With the Tools to be a Digital-savvy Changemaker.
Our digital empowerment training suite equips women to grow their digital skills to use their voice to build online and offline movements for change, including a digital ambassador program where she can train her communities in digital skills.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Women and girls
LGBTQ people
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

UNESCO Prize: Gender, Wellbeing, and Cultures of Peace 2022

Ideas Remaking the World Award 2020

United Nations Social Impact Award 2018

Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award 2016

SXSW Interactive Award Finalist 2013 - Global Partnership For Gender Equality 2020

Global Alliance for Sustainable Feminist Movements 2021

Alliance for the Affordable Internet 2020

Generation Equality Technology & Innovation Alliance 2020

Every Woman Global Treaty Alliance 2019

Principles for Digital Development 2019

Design Justice Coalition 2019

Women Changing the World Awards - Global Impact Categor 2023

Rockefeller 100 Innovator 2013

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 people trained

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

Ethnic and racial groups, Women and girls, LGBTQ people, Victims and oppressed people, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Online Leadership Pathways for Impact

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

World Pulse Digital Ambassadors bridge the digital gender divide, training thousands of women and girls annually with digital skills in their communities, equipping them to bring their voices online.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

World Pulse is on a mission to connect half a million digitally empowered grassroots women leaders and accelerate their ability to drive local and global change in every region of the world, ultimately impacting a billion more in their communities over the next 10 years. As of this year, our World Pulse members have impacted a cumulative 24.8 million people worldwide.

On average a woman active on World Pulse for 2 years, increases her impact to improve the lives of 2,000 more people in her community.

"World Pulse changed my life. I don't feel alone anymore, on World Pulse I speak, I write, I read, I share, I exchange with other women of the world. On World Pulse I feel myself, I free myself."
- Djamila, Democratic Republic of the Congo

“I have developed my leadership capacity and confidence in myself through World Pulse. This has led to many changes in my life as well as in my community.”
– Merlin James, India

“You connect to people you’ve never met, you make an impact from your corner of the room, and you become limitless.”
Chinyere, Nigeria

World Pulse is speeding up the pace towards global gender equity by using technology to unleash the untapped potential of women everywhere. We know that when women are heard and connected, they have the power to transform the world.

Our strategic 10 year plan to mobilize 500K women to impact 1 billion people hinges on the following objectives:

1) Growing More Leaders: Expand our accessible online leadership pathway and safe environment to accelerate women’s leadership growth and offline impact.

2) Raising the Volume: Crowdsource content on timely issues of importance for women globally and promote their diverse collective voices to advocacy partners, media, and institutions.

3) Growing Movements: Network women leaders and organizations across regions and topics to facilitate online and offline collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and impact tracking.

•An award-winning social network platform - scalable, mobile-friendly, multi-lingual & open source

•An existing global online community of tens of thousands of women from 200+ countries, impacting over 24.8 million lives

•More than a decade of experience developing and promoting global women's voices

•A global corps of dedicated on-the-ground ambassadors

•Trusted global brand that is an established thought leader, featured in prominent stages and international forums on women's digital empowerment. Deep collaborator with 40+ International partners, including civil society, business, government, and institutions.

As the world’s leading safe, supportive online community with more than a decade of experience connecting women worldwide for change, we know that the leadership of women is vital to building inclusive pathways in times of crisis. This year our membership of 109,000 logged on to rise up together across 227 countries and territories – and in doing so, impacted millions around the globe, bringing the cumulative total of our member impact to 24.8 million.

Despite a time when progress to gender equity is stalling out - 79% of members surveyed reported that being a part of the World Pulse global network increased their resilience. In fact 7 out of 10 members surveyed reported that because of their involvement with World Pulse they took action in their community, and impacted millions more lives. What’s more, new member impact dashboards placed power in their own hands to put their impact initiatives and ambitions on the record - revealing their ambitions and plans to reach 117 million more.

World Pulse will continue to boost their efforts. Members are building food security and providing health care for their communities, standing up to warlords in conflict zones, building systems to end gender-based violence and white supremacy, educating girls in refugee camps, advocating in international forums for climate action and Indigenous rights, taking technology into their own hands to strengthen peace movements, and so much more.

Looking ahead in 2023 and beyond, we’ll use technology in even more exciting ways to accelerate women’s leadership and connect grassroots leaders on a global scale to shift power. We will grow and adapt our modern social network platform rooted in design justice principles and ethical tech that is led by community leaders. With global partners, we are also working to bridge the gender digital divide by continuing to grow the "Her Digital Leadership Alliance" which will connect 20,000 emerging leaders across 50 countries with gender-transformative digital skills to benefit millions more.

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.
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  • 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

  • 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 share the feedback we received with the people we serve, 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?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2021 info

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Average of 8.10 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

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Average of 2.7 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

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Average of 16% over 10 years

Funding sources info

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Assets & liabilities info

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Financial data

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of World Pulse Voices’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$164,713 $414,550 $223,956 $6,652 $669,781
As % of expenses -9.1% 35.4% 19.9% 0.6% 59.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$357,319 $221,753 $141,017 -$89,683 $612,925
As % of expenses -17.8% 16.3% 11.7% -7.9% 51.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $2,549,025 $1,001,204 $1,378,705 $1,271,731 $2,011,500
Total revenue, % change over prior year 28.2% -60.7% 37.7% -7.8% 58.2%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
Government grants 3.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 13.9%
All other grants and contributions 96.2% 100.0% 103.4% 99.9% 82.9%
Other revenue 0.6% 0.0% -3.4% 0.0% 3.2%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,814,054 $1,171,234 $1,126,074 $1,032,698 $1,123,317
Total expenses, % change over prior year -12.7% -35.4% -3.9% -8.3% 8.8%
Personnel 62.1% 58.2% 64.7% 74.0% 56.8%
Professional fees 21.7% 22.5% 18.6% 13.3% 29.2%
Occupancy 4.4% 5.2% 2.9% 2.9% 2.3%
Interest 0.8% 1.4% 0.4% 0.0% 0.3%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 11.0% 12.6% 13.3% 9.8% 11.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $2,006,660 $1,364,031 $1,209,013 $1,129,033 $1,180,173
One month of savings $151,171 $97,603 $93,840 $86,058 $93,610
Debt principal payment $0 $157,942 $73,726 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $2,157,831 $1,619,576 $1,376,579 $1,215,091 $1,273,783

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 0.3 1.6 2.7 3.2 8.6
Months of cash and investments 0.3 1.6 2.7 3.2 8.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -0.1 2.3 3.9 3.2 9.5
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $46,322 $152,481 $249,176 $272,120 $803,604
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $1,375,880 $836,249 $850,653 $1,103,396 $1,339,045
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $61,337 $12,819 $12,642 $11,543 $6,034
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 69.5% 54.3% 65.9% 70.1% 46.3%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 17.4% 8.5% 2.2% 11.4% 8.6%
Unrestricted net assets $3,768 $225,521 $366,538 $276,855 $889,780
Temporarily restricted net assets $1,470,847 $870,572 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $1,470,847 $870,572 $899,247 $1,131,628 $1,350,030
Total net assets $1,474,615 $1,096,093 $1,265,785 $1,408,483 $2,239,810

Key data checks

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

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CEO, Founder

Jensine Larsen

Award-winning digital impact entrepreneur, international journalist, and global women’s rights expert, Jensine (Yen-See-Nah) is a frequent speaker on the power of technology to speed up global women's power. As a young journalist in Burma and the Amazon, Jensine discovered that some of the world's most important voices never reach the world stage. But through her determination and persistence to elevate women's untapped potential she has led the development of World Pulse, an interactive global women's social network where women worldwide - including those using internet cafes and cell phones in remote villages - can speak for themselves to the world and solve global problems. Today World Pulse's global network is impacting 24.8 million lives and increasingly leading the direction and future of World Pulse.

Number of employees

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 09/29/2023
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Board chair

Aparna Sanjay

Colleen Abdoulah

Telecom executive

Aparna Sanjay

Philanthropy, social enterprise expert

Olutosin Adebowale

Women's rights activist, social entrepreneur

Mahnaz Harrison

Last Mile4D, bridging digital divide

Jessica Robinson

Best selling Author, Safety and Security Consultant, PurePoint

Chi Yvonne Leina

Global media expert and movement builder

Urvashi Shivdasani

Strategic digital finance leader

Daphne Loung


Anne Dupont

Principal at The AthenA Group and former partner with Accenture

Jamie Rice

Digital media expert

Karen Dayan

Marketing executive

Theresa Gattung

Business and philanthropic leader

Jeanine Becker

Collective impact facilitator

Lisa Neal Graves

Technology strategist

Liz Stein

Consulting expert

Ann-Michelle Chan

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 ? 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 9/28/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
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Person without a disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/28/2023

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  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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.


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