How We Choose Our Initiatives
Global Goodwill Ambassadors Foundation performs rigorous due diligence on every organization in the GGA community in order to ensure they are performing charitable work in a transparent and accountable manner, and that they meet local requirements for registration with their local government and are in "good standing."
We collect and review documentation for every organization, including its legal documents, program materials, and list of board members along with a completed initiative form in order to validate the organization is running the project as described before we commit to any funding.
We also evaluate the organization’s capacity to implement activities and communicate about its work for validation. We have GGA's on the ground in each location who will physically verify the project and funding has been used as requested and agreed to.
Finally, we ensure that the organization is compliant with anti-terror guidelines and international guidelines for philanthropy.
Once they’ve been vetted and added to the GGA community, each organization is required to submit quarterly project reports, including activities, accomplishments, and results of the project to-date. These reports are emailed to our board of directors and publicly available on the project page so supporters can see how their donation is being used and what progress has been made.
We conduct a thorough due diligence renewal on all organizations every two years and make every effort to ensure each organization is personally visited by a GGA representative once every two years.
Beyond what’s required for participation in the GGA community, our nonprofit partners have the opportunity to share extra information about the effectiveness of their work. Organizations can share information about how they listen to their stakeholders, test out new ideas, and improve their programs and services based on what they learn from data and feedback. GGA will rank nonprofits as either an affiliate or partner based on their engagement with the community and their demonstrated commitment to effectiveness in this way. Organizations ranked near the top will be more visible on GGA's website and social media outlets and are more often recommended by GGA to donors and corporate partners.