Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

SERIOUSGIVERS

  • Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • www.SeriousGivers.Org

Mission Statement

SeriousGivers helps busy charity donors do good BETTER.

Main Programs

  1. SeriousGivers.Org (SGO)
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Through the www.SeriousGivers.Org website, SeriousGivers serves users throughout the United States.

ruling year

2011

Principal Officer since 2010

Self-reported

Edward Long

Keywords

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charities, find best charities, research charities, find nonprofits

EIN

27-3090206

 Number

6703370774

Physical Address

1800 S. Pacific Coast Highway Unit 78

Redondo Beach, 90277 6163

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (S05)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

SeriousGivers.Org (SGO)

www.SeriousGivers.org (SGO) is the sole program of SeriousGivers. SGO is the independent online community helping donors find and support top-notch charities.  SGO provides
A charity database with information on more than 330,000 Public Charities.
Charity evaluation metrics on charity spending, reserve levels, compensation arrangements and fundraising efficiency.
Interactivity (registered users can add charity information, and ask questions, provide answers and share experiences through the Serious Givers Forum).
Extensive donor education and consumer protection content; teaching users how to research charity information, compare charities, create strong relationships with their selected charities, and much more.
Donor tools, where a donor can list and track charities, track the donor’s giving, and focus on causes that matter to the donor.
Information on charity outputs and outcomes, important aspects of a complete evaluation of charity results.
A free and independent resource, separate from the charities covered (SeriousGivers.org does not serve as a donation portal for charities, does not accept charity or commercial advertising and does not accept other revenue from covered charities).

Category

Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$151,500.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Through the www.SeriousGivers.Org website, SeriousGivers serves users throughout the United States.

Social Media

Blog

Funding Needs

SeriousGivers has budgeted to raise $150,000 in gifts, grants and other funding for the 2011 calendar year. This funding would be used for costs related to creating and operating www.SeriousGivers.Org and organizing and operating SeriousGivers.

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Operations

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SERIOUSGIVERS

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Edward Long

BIO

Mr. Long's experience includes
founding and leading nonprofit charities,
managing a 50-person law office,
helping nonprofit and public agencies raise millions of dollars,
working with corporate and foundation grant-makers and
speaking before diverse audiences.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Serious Giving Matters
Moving just 10% of individual giving away from under-performing to top-notch charities means a $25 billion annual enhancement of strong charitable services. It creates:
Enhanced health, education, human services, arts, humanities, environmental and other services for those in need.
 A raising of the performance bar for all charities, fostering the improvement or elimination of ineffective charities.
Stronger results for all donors (individuals, foundations and corporations alike).
More effective use of the time and energies of volunteers.
More than $4 billion stronger use of the federal income tax revenues allocable to the charitable contribution deduction.
 $25 billion is
Six times the total annual giving of the 60 top American donors ($4.2 billion).
More than 1.7 times total annual corporation giving ($14.1 billion).1
More than 65% of total annual giving of all U.S. foundations ($38.4 billion).
More than 125,000 times the projected annual budget of SGO."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Edward Long

SeriousGivers

Term: July 2010 -

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?