GO Campaign

Rating: 5 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Human Services, International

Location: 2461 Santa Monica Blvd. #437 Santa Monica CA 90404 USA

Mission: GO Campaign improves the lives of orphans and vulnerable children throughout the world by partnering with local grassroots organizations that provide the care and services the children require to survive and thrive.
Results: Since 2006, GO has funded over 95 projects in over 20 countries.
Geographic areas served: Africa, Asia, South America, United States, Central America

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

As I have watched Go Campaign evolve and grow, I have continually been impressed with Scott Fifer's commitment, follow through, due diligence, compassion, sensitivity, and understanding he puts towards the needs of the amazing children that Go Campaign is able to help around the world.
Scott has structured the Go Campaign with maximum effectiveness and efficiency so that all monies go to the very specific needs of each and every local orphanage that is part of Go Campaign. He brings each and everyone into the family, so to speak, and treats them like his own, investing emotional, physically, mentally and with the drive and know how for the maximum results, truly helping the entire community.
With more and more support coming their way, I know the Go Campaign will continue to expand, making an even greater impact on children in need around the world.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I feel very fortunate to have been able to visit the Tunahaki orphanage in Tanzania with my husband and 3 children and experience first hand how the GO Campaign has helped to create a safe, nurturing, happy and educationally enriching environment for these young children. We all had an amazing time and the experience will always hold a special place in our hearts.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The organization is wonderfully run and i can really think of nothing I would change, other than for it to receive more support so it can continue to expand.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I came across GO after my own volunteer experience at an orphanage in Tanzania. I knew I wanted to work more with orphans and children who were in need. My first meeting with GO was greater than I could have hoped - they were exactly the organization I was looking to work with. The dedication they have to all of their projects, to all of their children around the world, is humbling and inspiring. Sharon, Diana and Scott are some of the most hard working and committed people I have had the pleasure to work with!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing that the money really does go directly to the children they talk about.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Create another staff position so I could work there with them every day!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Getting to know the GO Campaign has been a tremendously rewarding experience in my life. A few years ago, I met orphans from Tanzania, and GO's impact on their lives is evident in so many ways. GO reached out to them, offering them new experience, a new home, better living conditions, and an incredible support system to grow and prosper from. The most amazing thing that never seizes to amaze me is how much the kids smiled, especially after hearing their life-stories, and I cannot forget how much they made me smile, too. Never was I so appreciative of my family and of my life, realizing how much one person, or one idea, can influence the lives of others. It truly is a magnificent organization run by amazing, thoughtful individuals, and I hope to work with them and see them grow as time goes on.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

To choose one example, the TunaHAKI orphans from Tanzania. GO helped to bring them to America, to see Circus shows and expand on their acrobatic and worldly knowledge. Personally playing with the kids and meeting them was something really special.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I don't think I have anything to say.

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Rating: 5 stars  

GO campaign is dedicated to helping children in need and the local heroes that have dedicated their lives to them; like SHERP-a facility in Kenya that serves handicapped and disabled children who would otherwise be abandoned and left for dead. Best of all, GO supports different communities all over the world with unique focus on each area's specific needs.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I personally have travelled to several African villages where GO has donated funds and aid.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would continue to spread the word about GO, raise more funds, help more children.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I became familiar with the Go Campaign through my personal friend, Scott Fifer. The same qualities we love about Scott as a friend have translated into Scott being a friend and fierce advocate for children around the world. Devoting his brilliant mind and endless energy to the Go Campaign has been remarkable to witness. The result is 100% of all donations collected going straight to children in need. Administrative costs are not paid for by donations. This clean accounting is hard to find and provides peace of mind to donors who want their funds to directly impact children in need.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Through Scott Fifer's detailed record of work, we have seen tangible results. The determination of the Go Campaign team brings to realization the thoughts and hopes most of us only hold in our hearts.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I feel completely confident Go Campaign is run with integrity. I hope Go Campaign can become more visible to the public so their help can extend farther.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I serve as a trustee for a small family foundation dedicated primarily to assisting grass roots programs for children and families in need. The Go Campaign has become our favorite charity. We are especially impressed by Scott Fifer's innovative approach, the attention provided to their programs, the level of transparency and follow through, their overall impact, and the care given to funders and those receiving funds. It is an inspiring and very well run program that deserves more recognition for all that they have accomplished with their small staff and little overhead. Once the Go Campaign identifies a worthwhile program to fund, we know that the money will be well spent and that the goal will be reached on time.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have met many of the people who have received funding from Go and their lives and communities have been transformed with very little money. Go's monitoring and feedback are very helpful. I have worked directly with Scott on a number of matters and I am delighted to be part of their efforts.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would expose them to more foundations and big donors so that they could expand to help more children. There is nothing about the organization itself that I would modify. I believe they are moving in the right direction by updating their web site, diversifying their board and expanding their reach.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My husband, two daughters and I have all been inspired by the work Scott Fifer and GO Campaign do to change the lives of the world's most vulnerable youth -- the kind of kids who often get left behind. With Scott's help, we have had remarkable, meaningful experiences fundraising for and volunteering at children's centers in Tanzania and Cambodia.
We've seen firsthand the difference GO makes, from sending kids to school to providing healthy food to giving them the tools to break the cycle of poverty and create their own future.
We've also seen what it means to these kids to know that Scott and GO are not only there today , but are committed to being there tomorrow.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the hopeful smiles of the kids we met who can now have their own pencil and notebook, go to high school, learn a trade, swim in a pool, feel less afraid, laugh more.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase outreach in other countries

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Likely

What would you tell others about this organization?

That they can be assured that their donation will be well used and well monitored, and make a real difference

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with Scott Fifer for many years now and know his personal commitment to creating solutions for under-served children was the key component in the establishment of the GO Campaign. His determination and efficient professional infrastructure continues to expand his impact, vision and capacity to assist children in need.

I seldom meet others so thorough and committed to a common vision, and backs this commitment up with real action and consistent dedicated work, all for the betterment of our local and global communities. Here's to many more successes for the GO Campaign!

Stephan McGuire
CSAFRICA

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

While directing an NGO in Namibia, The GO Campaign along with a network of government departments including the Ministers of the Environment and Education assisted in officially mandating all 43 public schools in the capital city of Windhoek as "Green Zones", in which tree planting became part of the curriculum taught in the schools. The GO Campaign assisted with seed funding to begin a campaign and tree planting initiative throughout Windhoek.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Cannot really think of anything.

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Rating: 5 stars  

GO Campaign is an incredible organization. Not only do they give 100% funds to at risk children around the globe, they offer trackable access to all their current campaigns on line. It's also an excellent charity and teaching tool for families. KIds can become GO Ambassadors, and really see how their contributions directly make positive, immediate change in the lives of their counterparts around the world.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

getting to know the director, Scott and the board members who travel to Cambodia and Africa and really choose their projects carefully, and get results!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not make any changes

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Rating: 5 stars  

My wife found an orphanage and children's center outside of Nairobi, Kenya. She and her friends wanted to support the orphanage - which was in dire need of funding. They began to do so without the structure of a charity. Later - back in Los Anageles, one of the 4 women in the group met Scott Fifer the Executive Director/CEO of Go Campaign. He was persuaded in a meeting among us to visit the orphanage and after he did decided it fit into the picture of Go Campaign. Then, Go Campaign "adopted" the children's center and things began to happen. WE were able with "Go Campaign's help and dirve - raise the operating money for the next couple of years. Without them we could not have come close. The events they produce and the facilities (internet etc) which they provide - including the ability to donate on line - make it wonderful for us. The size of the individual projects they support would go unhelped with Go Cammpaign.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The campaign for the Gatanga Children's center.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand the number of events which it operates.

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