Our Mission

To help impact-driven donors transform their generosity into meaningful change for communities and society.

Our Values

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Innovation

We embrace fresh ideas, forward thinking, and fast improvements.

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Impact

We are accountable to our mission and to delivering a public benefit.

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Integrity

We are driven by the desire to do the right thing.

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Inclusion

We believe in the power of elevating diverse voices and representing the breadth and depth of work in our sector.

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Inspiration

We’re motivated by the joy of giving and spreading it.

What We Do

Giving Compass serves as a trusted platform to help individual donors learn about issues, get involved, and give with impact.

In the US, 80% of giving to nonprofits comes from individuals (Giving USA). While the amount we give is important, how we give also matters.

We are guided by the principles of impact-driven philanthropy (IDP).

IDP priorities

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Equity

Ensuring resources and power are fairly redistributed so all humans experience dignity and opportunity.

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Effectiveness

Drawing on evidence, collecting feedback, and evaluating progress using quantitative and qualitative data.

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Systems Change

Addressing institutional, systemic, and structural root causes to eliminate inequities in social outcomes.

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Transparency

Centering beneficiaries in the co-creation of solutions, ensuring integrity and accountability in processes and relationships.

Who We Support

Donors

Access learning content, find opportunities to get involved, and give to trusted organizations.

Nonprofits

Reach donors through our platform by sharing your expertise and insights.

Partners

Provide added value to your donor audience with our content and technology solutions.

Our Story

Giving Compass was inspired by Jeff and Tricia Raikes, co-founders of the Raikes Foundation. Early in their own giving journey, they met other donors who faced a similar challenge: Finding targeted resources to guide a values-aligned, community-inclusive, and effective giving strategy.

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The Facts

The world faces many pressing problems, but impact-driven donors can create lasting change by proactively learning more, getting involved, and giving with impact.

Guided by the principles of IDP -- equity, effectiveness, due diligence, and transparency -- Giving Compass:

85% of donors want more impact
32% spend 2 hours per year to inform their giving
9% do comparative research before giving
Statistics on Giving
*Camber Collective, Money For Good 2014
  • Presents facts and frameworks in our library of curated and original articles, columns, videos, and podcasts. Updated daily. Sign up for our newsletter.
  • Features event listings, volunteer opportunities, and tools to help donors connect with others, find support, and get involved.
  • Creates partnerships with nonprofit and philanthropy experts to provide credible information and trusted best practices.
  • Offers a dynamic digital platform for the best user experience.
Statistics on Giving
  • 85% of donors want more impact
  • 32% spend 2 hours per year to inform their giving
  • 9% do comparative research before giving
*Camber Collective, Money For Good 2014

Our Impact

30k+

content pieces

78k

users/month

30+

causes

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Our Funders

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Our Content Partners

Animal Philanthropy

Beth Kanter

BlackHer

Boardsource

Blue Meridian Partners

Bridgespan Group

Bright Funds

Center for Effective Philanthropy

Center for High Impact Philanthropy

Charity Navigator

Dasra

David Donbright

Fidelity Charitable

GlobalGiving

Global Washington

Imperative

Indiaspora

Leap Ambassadors Community

Milken Institute

National Center for Family Philanthropy

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

New Profit

Philanthropy Roundtable

Philanthropy Together

Raikes Foundation

Seattle Foundation

Science Philanthropy Alliance

Schwab Charitable

Social Impact Exchange

Social Venture Partners

Stanford PACS

Stanford Social Innovation Review

The Johnson Center

The Life You Can Save

The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI)

The Philanthropy Workshop

The ImPact

VolunteerMatch

Women's Philanthropy Institute

Giving Compass offers a range of partnership opportunities.

Donors

Share your story or provide feedback about the site to help us improve.

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Nonprofits

Elevate your brand through our content marketing platform and event listings.

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Partners

Learn about our content and funds widget and API solutions.

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Our Team

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Jina Heverley

CEO

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Afi Tengue

VP of Philanthropy & Impact

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Jennifer Jope

Editor in Chief

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Mathew Sorensen

VP of Engineering & Product

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Brian Hilgendorf

Senior Financial Executive

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Joseph Alonso

Senior Software Engineer

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Megan Bell

Strategic Partnership Management

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Lucy Brennan-Levine

Content and Community Associate

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Jonathan Chicquette

Creative Director

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Clarissa Coburn

Content Associate

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Jeanne Mitchell

Web Developer

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Rachael Otto

Jr. Web Developer

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Ann Truong

Senior Product Manager

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Adrian Vargas

Social Media Specialist

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Advisory Board

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Jeff & Tricia Raikes

Co-founder

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Cindy Mercer

Co-founder

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Larry Leibowitz

Co-founder

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Stephanie Gillis

Senior Advisor

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Paul Shoemaker

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Mickie Rosen

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Bill Shaughnessy

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Kathleen Hebert

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Stanford PACS

Location

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Unit 500
Seattle WA 98101

Contact

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https://givingcompass.org

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