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EarthShare Name provided directly to GuideStar from organization* as of: 08/28/2015: EarthShare

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/10/2015: EARTHSHARE

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AKA  EarthShare
Bethesda, MD
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EarthShare Name provided directly to GuideStar from organization* as of: 08/28/2015: EarthShare

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/10/2015: EARTHSHARE

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Also Known As: EarthShare
Physical Address: Bethesda, MD 20814 
EIN: 52-1601960
Web URL: www.earthshare.org/ 
Video URL(s): EarthShare Impacts
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NTEE Category: C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C99 Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C.
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C30 Natural Resource Conservation and Protection
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C60 Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs
Year Founded: 1988 
Ruling Year: 1988 


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Mission Statement

EarthShare is America's oldest and largest environmental and conservation federation, representing and supporting only the most respected and responsible organizations. Throughout its 25+ year history, EarthShare has built bridges between causes and business by offering effective ways to understand and support critical environmental programs. Thanks to its supporters and partners, EarthShare has raised more than $300 million for programs that care for our air, land, water, wildlife and health -- in our communities, across the U.S. and around the world. Each year EarthShare connects hundreds of thousands of individuals with its member organizations through EarthShare @ Work, an employee engagement and philanthropy program offered at hundreds of public and private sector workplaces across the country. EarthShare @ Work gives employees meaningful opportunities to connect, contribute, and volunteer, helping to embed sustainability awareness into decision making and actions at work and at home. EarthShare represents dozens of national organizations and hundreds of state-based groups in 23 states. Our mission: To engage individuals and organizations in building a healthy and sustainable environment.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, July 2013)

Fiscal Year Starting: July 01, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2014

Total Revenue $8,854,060
Total Expenses $8,687,548

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Leadership

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Ms. Deb Furry

Term:

Since May 2015

Profile:

Deb Furry brings 30 years’ experience in workplace fundraising on both the local and national level. As the director of Community Works in Boston Massachusetts, she worked closely with Federal, State, and City campaign leadership to help implement fair and equitable campaigns for all participants. She also worked with over 50 private businesses and local universities to support their campaign activities. As the director of the National Alliance for Choice in Giving, Deb supported networking, training, and resource sharing among the 32 local environmental, social justice and women’s federations as they worked together to build their capacity and a movement for broader workplace choice. As director of NACG, Deb coordinated the development of a training institute for new federation executives, which trained more than 110 key leaders. Deb has served as a nonprofit consultant for the last 15 years, first through Technical Assistance for Community Services (now the Nonprofit Association of Oregon), and now through her own business. Deb works with organizations on strategic planning, resource development, board development, and a variety of other organizational issues. Her approach is to work with organizations to build their capacity to identify, develop and effectively use their resources through consultation, training, and coaching. Her client base includes organizations in the northwest as well as around the country.

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Board Composition ?
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Board Performance ?
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No

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Programs

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Budget:
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Category:
Environment
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified
Adults
None

Program Description:

EarthShare @Work is a complete toolkit for building a more engaged workforce, increasing a company's visibility as a socially responsible business, and creating a healthier, more sustainable future. EarthShare @Work helps employers create real impact and build meaningful engagement through employee giving and volunteerism.

Program Long-Term Success:

EarthShare & its nationwide network has raised more than $300 million for nonprofit organizations that fight to protect our air, land, water, wildlife and public health.

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Program: Earth Month @Work (GuideStar Nonprofit Profile
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Budget:
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Category:
Environment
Population Served:
Adults
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

Earth Day on April 22 is now an internationally-recognized and celebrated event. As part of EarthShare's mission to provide business' with engagement solutions that work for their employees, their communities, their bottom line and the planet, we offer a special program of enriching online resources and in-person opportunities to workplaces throughout the month of April. Earth Month @Work helps to deepen employee engagement, enhance corporate sustainability initiatives, and increase support for critical programs that protect our natural resources and our health.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

The EarthShare network (www.earthshare.org) delivered $11.5 million in funding to America’s most respected and responsible environmental and conservation charities in 2012. The nationwide EarthShare network currently supports the work of more than 500 state-based, national and international U.S. charities, and partners with them through the EarthShare@Work program. EarthShare@Work engages tens of thousands of workplace donors each year in philanthropic activities supporting programs that protect public health and our air, land, water and wildlife. EarthShare’s overhead remains one of the lowest in its industry and 100% of designated gifts go directly to its benefiting member charities. Unlike other organizations, EarthShare also shares out all undesignated general funds with its membership as well. In 2012 EarthShare won a bid to manage the world’s largest workplace giving campaign, the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) of the National Capital area, which in 2014 raised more than $49 million from the federal and military workforce to benefit thousands of nonprofit causes across the country. In 2012 EarthShare also won workplace campaign fiscal management contracts for the CFC for New York City; the State of Georgia campaign; and the cities of Austin, TX and Raleigh, NC. EarthShare also expanded its geographical reach and increased its ability to raise critical regional funding by launching new state Chapters, including EarthShare Mid-Atlantic, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania. EarthShare has earned the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance Seal for six consecutive years, an achievement attained by less than 5 percent of the charities rated.

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