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Love Button Global Movement

loving is service and service is loving

Agoura Hills, CA   |  https://www.lovebutton.org/
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Love Button Global Movement

EIN: 47-2821084


Mission

Love Button has the mission is to promote a culture of loving in the world through educational programs, creating and supporting humanitarian efforts, empowering individuals and uplifting communities locally and globally. Love button has been providing educational programs in elementary, middle, and medical schools to teach emotional IQ and art of loving in different capacity, as well as directing and supporting variety of direct service outreach programs to support homeless populations, orphanages, transition homes, battered women, and low income population.

Ruling year info

2015

president/ co-founder

Dr Sherry Sami

Main address

28328 Agoura Rd, Suite 101

Agoura Hills, CA 91301 USA

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EIN

47-2821084

Subject area info

Continuing education

Philanthropy

Holistic medicine

Community mental health care

Psychology and behavioral science

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Population served info

Students

Teachers

Researchers

NTEE code info

Health (General and Financing) (E80)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Limited Resources: Securing adequate funding and resources to support program implementation and sustainability is a constant challenge, especially with the increasing demand for humanitarian aid and community support initiatives. Awareness and Engagement: Despite efforts to raise awareness and engage individuals in acts of kindness, there may still be apathy or resistance to embracing love-centered values and behaviors, hindering the movement's ability to create widespread social change. Advocacy and Policy Influence: Advocating for policy changes and systemic reforms to create a more compassionate and interconnected world may encounter resistance from entrenched interests and political obstacles. Scale and Reach: Expanding the reach and impact of programs to effectively address the diverse needs of communities worldwide poses a significant logistical challenge, requiring strategic partnerships and innovative approaches to scaling efforts.

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?

direct service outreach

Our direct service outreach programs include events we conduct locally as well as collaborations with national and international nonprofit organizations. The projects we choose and the organizations we partner with vary depending on where the need is greatest. Our current outreach programs include:
Baskets of Gratitude
Love World Tour with Coldplay & Global Citizen

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

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 free participants on field trips

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

direct service outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

The Love Button Global Movement is a dynamic nonprofit organization with a multifaceted approach to promoting love and kindness globally. At its core, the movement seeks to inspire individuals and communities to cultivate a culture of compassion and empathy.
One of their key programs focuses on education, aiming to empower young people with the tools and resources to cultivate kindness and emotional intelligence in schools and educational institutions. Through workshops, curriculum development, and outreach initiatives, they strive to instill values of empathy and understanding among students, educators, and parents.
Additionally, the Love Button Global Movement is deeply committed to humanitarian aid efforts. They work tirelessly to provide support and assistance to communities in need, whether it be through disaster relief, poverty alleviation, or refugee assistance programs. By leveraging the power of love and collective action, they aim to make a tangible difference in the lives of those facing adversity.
Environmental sustainability is another crucial pillar of the movement's mission. They recognize the interconnectedness of all living beings and the importance of caring for our planet. Through initiatives focused on conservation and environmental education, they seek to promote stewardship of the Earth and foster a harmonious relationship between humanity and the natural world.
Moreover, the Love Button Global Movement prioritizes mental health advocacy and support. They understand the significance of emotional well-being and the impact it has on individuals and society as a whole.
Overall, the Love Button Global Movement's programs are designed to create ripple effects of love and kindness, ultimately contributing to a more compassionate and interconnected world. By engaging individuals and communities in acts of kindness and social change, they aim to inspire a global movement of love that transcends boundaries and unites humanity in a shared vision of compassion and understanding.

To further enhance the strategies for achieving the goals of the Love Button Global Movement, we can incorporate the concepts of the "Child Initiative Whole" and the "Path of Conscious Loving" program, along with raising awareness regarding humanitarian efforts for families in need, to show compassion. Additionally, encouraging the act of giving love buttons to others can greatly amplify these efforts:
Giving Love Buttons Initiative: Encourage individuals who receive Love Buttons to pass them on to others as a symbol of spreading love and kindness. This initiative fosters a sense of interconnectedness and encourages a chain reaction of kindness. Implementing a tracking system or social media campaign can help monitor the journey of each Love Button as it is given from person to person, illustrating the far-reaching impact of small acts of love.
Be Love Campaign: Launch a Be Love campaign that emphasizes embodying love and kindness in everyday actions and interactions. Encourage individuals to cultivate a mindset of love and compassion in their thoughts, words, and deeds. Provide resources, such as inspirational quotes, meditation practices, and mindfulness exercises, to help individuals cultivate a loving and compassionate attitude towards themselves and others.
Given Love Buttons: Encourage the act of giving Love Buttons to others as a gesture of kindness and appreciation. Whether it's giving a Love Button to a friend, family member, colleague, or stranger, the act of giving can foster connections and spread positivity. Encourage individuals to accompany the gift of a Love Button with a heartfelt message or act of kindness, further amplifying its impact and significance.
Community Engagement Events: Organize community engagement events, such as Love Button distribution drives or kindness rallies, where individuals can come together to receive Love Buttons and participate in activities focused on spreading love and kindness. These events serve as opportunities to connect with others, share stories of kindness, and inspire collective action towards creating a more compassionate world.
Social Media Campaigns: Leverage social media platforms to amplify the message of love and kindness. Encourage individuals to share their experiences of giving and receiving Love Buttons, along with stories of acts of kindness they've witnessed or participated in. Use hashtags and challenges to engage a wider audience and spark conversations about the importance of spreading love and compassion in today's world.
By integrating these initiatives into the overall strategy of the Love Button Global Movement, we can further empower individuals to become active participants in spreading love and kindness, ultimately contributing to the movement's goal of creating a more compassionate and interconnected world.

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

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, 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,

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

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, 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

Love Button Global Movement
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

20.70

Average of 42.92 over 7 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

17.2

Average of 19.1 over 7 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0%

Average of 0% over 7 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Love Button Global Movement

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Love Button Global Movement

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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Love Button Global Movement

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Love Button Global Movement’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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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$135,878 -$72,576 $162,911 $219,881 -$2,764
As % of expenses -26.1% -23.2% 120.5% 108.2% -1.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$135,878 -$72,576 $162,771 $219,741 -$2,904
As % of expenses -26.1% -23.2% 120.3% 108.1% -1.1%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $384,039 $187,403 $298,119 $204,082 $351,585
Total revenue, % change over prior year -12.3% -51.2% 59.1% -31.5% 72.3%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 29.5%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 35.4% 74.1% 86.9% 61.8% 70.5%
Other revenue 64.6% 25.9% 13.1% 38.2% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $519,917 $312,669 $135,208 $203,131 $274,520
Total expenses, % change over prior year 58.6% -39.9% -56.8% 50.2% 35.1%
Personnel 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Professional fees 18.8% 22.4% 33.2% 10.4% 14.8%
Occupancy 3.8% 2.5% 5.1% 10.4% 12.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 13.3% 5.4% 0.0% 34.5% 0.0%
All other expenses 64.1% 69.7% 61.7% 44.7% 72.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $519,917 $312,669 $135,348 $203,271 $274,660
One month of savings $43,326 $26,056 $11,267 $16,928 $22,877
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $563,243 $338,725 $146,615 $220,199 $297,537

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 6.1 5.8 27.2 17.9 17.2
Months of cash and investments 6.1 5.8 27.2 17.9 17.2
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 6.4 7.9 32.8 34.8 25.7
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $266,314 $150,593 $306,568 $303,712 $393,246
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $4,678 $13,805 $13,805 $13,805 $13,805
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $977 $977 $977 $977 $977
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 14.3% 28.7% 43.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 1.9% 6.1% 3.0% 1.3% 3.1%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $280,408 $207,832 $370,603 $590,344 $587,440

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

president/ co-founder

Dr Sherry Sami

Dr. Sherry Sami is the founder of Happy Kids Dental Planet in Agoura Hills, CA. She is a dual specialist in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics. She has been an instructor for University of California, Los Angeles where she participated in the creation of the Children Health Advocacy (CHAT) curriculum. Her practice is based on total body wellness, emphasizing the functional and synergistic correlation between a healthy mouth, jaw and airway, emotional well-being, as well as metal and spiritual health to a vibrant body. She is a regularly sought-after speaker for health, parenting, and personal development for organizations and events such as the In-Goop Health Summit hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow and Fertility Plan It at UCLA, as well as regular contributor to Tracy Anderson Magazine for total health and well-being. Dr. Sami is the co-founder of the Love Button Global Movement.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Love Button Global Movement

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Love Button Global Movement

Board of directors
as of 03/15/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Dr Sherry Sami

paige Ghafouria

Sherry Sami

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Jasmin Danesch

Marianna Wardy

Jean-Paul Wardy

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djamal kord

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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 1/24/2024

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
caucasian
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/14/2023

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 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 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.

Contractors

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There are no fundraisers recorded for this organization.