BENEFITING: BORGEN PROJECT
What is The Borgen Project?
The Borgen Project is a nonprofit organization based in Seattle that is made up of volunteers from across the nation who all strive to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy. The Borgen Project believes that as one of the world’s most powerful nations, the U.S. should lead by example when it comes to combating global poverty, taking the lead in dealing with a situation that is reversible and would have, if solved, positive ramifications for those individuals and countries in poverty, as well as for the national security of the U.S. An advocacy group, The Borgen Project operates at the political level, looking to advance policies and programs that would result in lasting change.
How does The Borgen Project operate?
The Borgen Project serves as an advocate. They meet with U.S. Congressional leaders to secure support for crucial poverty-reducing legislation.
The Borgen Project mobilizes. They mobilize individuals from across the globe behind the efforts to make poverty a political priority.
The Borgen Project educates. They teach basic advocacy skills that allow citizens to communicate with their government, e.g. how to contact congress.
The Borgen Project issues messages. They build awareness of global issues and innovations in poverty-reduction through their online and community presence.
The Borgen Project is a vehicle for creating large-scale systematic change. It has become an influential ally for the world’s poor. With a lean structure and a small budget, The Borgen Project manages to have a level of political access that rivals many Fortune 500 companies. Unbeknownst to most, it costs relatively little to alleviate global poverty. Even small donations have a major impact in fueling the cause and building a political powerhouse for the world’s poor.
Donations go toward public awareness campaigns, which mobilize people to take action and build support for poverty-reduction programs among political leaders. The typical costs associated with building public and political support for poverty-reduction efforts include: technology, travel, web hosting and general operating expenses. The Borgen Project operates from donated office space with an almost all-volunteer team.
The Borgen Project is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The Borgen Project has earned the GuideStar Exchange Seal for commitment to transparency. For more information, please visit: http://borgenproject.org/donate/