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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Energy Resources Conservation & Development, Environment, Forest Conservation, Land Resources Conservation, Protection of Endangered Species

Mission: Rainforest Action Network campaigns for the forests, their inhabitants, and the natural systems that sustain life by transforming the global marketplace through grassroots organizing, education, and non-violent direct action.

Geographic areas served: US and International

Programs: RAN fights for people and planet by working at the intersection of three core issues: Preserving Rainforests, Protecting the Climate, and Defending Human Rights. Unlike any other organization, RAN does this through the lens of corporate accountability. That means RAN tackles some of the biggest corporations, banks, and global institutions on the planet. Traditionally, RAN works closely with local leaders to launch strategic corporate campaigns employing tactics such as: high-profile, direct communication and public awareness campaigns; peaceful direct actions against our targets; coordinated media and social media campaigns; highly researched and detailed reports; grassroots organizing; and high-level negotiations — and relentless follow-up to make sure promises are kept. RAN takes on these campaigns not to change the behavior of individual companies, but to change the practices and business culture of whole industrial sectors.

Community Stories

33 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

RAN is incredible. This is an organization of true, innovative Eco-warriors. They run creative, engaging campaigns that not only threaten but truly begin to dismantle corporate power (instead of paying lip service like so many other nonprofits). They care about land, humans, and nonhuman species and fight for the integrity of all. I have followed their campaigns closely for years and can not say enough positive things--the brilliant bad boys of the environmental movement.

1 Marla9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They provide action and updated info in regards to saving the planet and it's occupants, humans, wildlife and precious resources

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I've followed Rainforest Action Network for many years, and supported as often as I can. In my opinion they are one of the very best conservation organizations in the world. The rainforests have a special place in my heart. RAN never gives up on protecting them and neither will I! With so many organizations out there it's hard to know who really makes a difference and isn't greenwashed. RAN can be trusted and that means everything at this critical juncture in conservation.

1 Maria165

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When thinking about someone being in the forefront fighting for wildlife and the environment you immediately think of RAN as one of the best ones out there With their enthusiasm to protect wild animals as well as the environment you know the future looks much brighter

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

The people I have met that work a Rainforest Action Network love what they do and are passionate about saving our planet. They work hard to save rare species and forests.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

RAN love Leuser Ecosystem, Indonesia - the last place on earth where orangutan, rhino, elephant and tiger co-exist in the wild ... then i love RAN.

Hika N.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Rainforest Action Network has an amazing way of inspiring people to not only care, but to also take action. I work for Turnout , where our team strives to help good causes like Rain Forest Action Network. RAN has been a particularly special case though, our team is so inspired by RAN that we want to help the mission in any way possible! We love reading their infographics and following their social media channels! RAN takes the extra step in truly making a difference and getting the public excited.

Wally C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Rainforest Action Network is amazing! They're a great educational resource that truly cares about their cause. They've made some really beautiful and informative papers on palm oil that helped myself and my colleagues learn about such an important topic. Keep up the great work!

Donor

Rating: 5

Your efforts on behalf of the environment and wildlife is what I look forward to seeing. RAN brings items to the forefront that traditional media does not. This allows one to contact legislators and governments to change laws.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When I was eight years old my family visited the tallest mountain in my home state of North Carolina, Mt Mitchell. And as we arrived, we looked out at absolute destruction: the mountain's ancient spruce and fir trees decimated by acid rain. More than tragic, it simply looked wrong.

And that moment helped lead me to work for many years on environmental issues. Part of that time was with Rainforest Action Network (RAN). RAN has long worked to perfect the art of pressuring companies to improve their environmental practices. RAN's staff and volunteers will put their bodies on the line, regularly engaging in nonviolent civil disobedience -- even finding themselves thrown in jail.

But after these radical acts the RAN team will put on a suit and go meet with corporate executives and come to a solution that works.

That combination of raw passion and grounded pragmatism is extraordinary. And, indeed, that combination is exactly what forests like Mt Mitchell's need.

So now, every year, I think of the forests of the world, and of me as a young boy, when I proudly give to Rainforest Action Network.

Review from #MyGivingStory