1% For The Planet Inc

All together for our planet.

aka 1% for the Planet   |   Burlington, VT   |  www.onepercentfortheplanet.org

Mission

1% for the Planet is a global organization that exists to ensure our planet and future generations thrive. We do this through our mission to accelerate smart environmental giving.

Ruling year info

2006

CEO

Kate Williams

Main address

50 Lakeside Ave #341

Burlington, VT 05401 USA

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EIN

91-2151932

NTEE code info

Professional Societies, Associations (Y03)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (C12)

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Environmental giving comprises just 3% of total U.S. philanthropy. And it's been stuck at that paltry percentage of total charitable giving for more than a decade, during which time the urgency of environmental issues has only increased. For example, wild species are going extinct at a rate up to 10,000 times higher than the natural extinction rate. The need for urgent and increased environmental giving is great. At 1% for the Planet, we are entirely focused on increasing the amount and quality of giving going to the important environmental issues of our times. In addition, in today's hyper-connected world, there is, at times, too much information at our fingertips. People are inundated with data, reports, posts, blogs, videos—information is everywhere. The real challenge is in making sense of this information. What is relevant and what is noise? Where is the data coming from and can it be trusted? Wrestling with these questions can sometimes lead to paralysis and a lack of action.

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?

Core Model - Business Membership

As a member business of 1% for the Planet you agree to give 1% of your sales directly to the environmental nonprofit(s) of your choosing. 1% for the Planet carefully vets each nonprofit for track record, credibility and impact and annually verifies and certifies that members are making their contributions.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Individual members of 1% for the Planet agree to give 1% of their annual salary or net worth to the recognized environmental nonprofit(s) of their choosing. 1% for the Planet carefully vets each of our nonprofit partners, provides member access to strategic impact advising, and annually certifies that individual members are upholding their contribution commitments.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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.

General Member Network

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

Adults

Related Program

Core Model - Business Membership

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

To achieve sustainable growth, 1% for the Planet strives to simultaneously increase retention, while significantly growing our annual total of new members.

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.

We aim to accomplish increased environmental giving. We believe that philanthropy, as it stands today, isn't sufficient to support the scale and quality of work that needs to happen for our planet. In the U.S., the percentage of total philanthropy allocated to the environment has been stuck at a mere 3% for years, and innovative nonprofits struggle to stay viable, let alone bring solutions to scale. We know that it's possible to do better. We believe that businesses, nonprofits, and individuals can collectively come together to take responsibility for our planet in innovative and newly integrated ways, accelerating smart environmental giving and driving positive impact.

Through our Membership Programs, we engage businesses and individuals to drive increased giving to our environmental nonprofit partners. We do this by certifying their giving of 1% of their annual sales/income to vetted nonprofits in our network. We support these members with our Partnership Advising services, enabling them to develop giving strategies that amplify the scale and impact of their engagement. As we connect the value of strategic environmental giving with the urgent need for greater investment in environmental solutions, we strengthen and expand the case for smart philanthropy, thereby growing the movement for a healthier planet.

Operationally, the global work of 1% for the Planet is delivered by a lean and committed staff headquartered in Burlington, Vermont. Our model is intentionally based upon leveraging every dollar that comes to us to generate maximum resources for our environmental nonprofit partners. We are effective and efficient, driving a bold vision and achieving consistent results.

Since 2002, we have been very successful in building a network of businesses, individuals and nonprofit partners, resulting in a global community of thousands of engaged stakeholders. To date, our members have given $280M+ directly to our environmental nonprofit partners. Every day, more members join our growing movement for a healthier planet. For up-to-date stats on environmental giving and the size of our network, visit www.onepercentfortheplanet.org/facts.

Now, we are working to engage larger businesses (those with $100M+ in annual revenue) to commit 1% of their annual sales to the environment, which will help increase the visibility of the 1% for the Planet movement and drive vital philanthropic resources to nonprofits working to sustain our planet.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have heard from some of our members and partners that our online member portal is challenging to navigate. In response, we are investing time and resources in improving the member portal to provide a better user experience for all of our stakeholders.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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1% For The Planet Inc

Board of directors
as of 1/28/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

T.J. Whalen

T.J. Whalen

Howard Fischer

Kristine Stratton

Hilary Dessouky

Marc Randolph

Jim Osgood

Katherine Cousins

Elizabeth McNichols

Kurt Weinsheimer

Bree Arsenault

Nicolas Ibañez

Benjamin Peeters

Rochelle Webb

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? No