World Impact Network (WIN)

Rating: 4.92 stars   37 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Food, Human Services, International

Location: 12819 SE 38th St #53 Bellevue WA 98006 USA

Mission: Our purpose is to strengthen communities. This is achieved by: identifying local leadership already at work in their communities, empowering them with the tools that will make their goals achievable, assisting in the provision of social support that will raise the standard of living for the local populous, intervening in emergency situations, and networking and partnering with other non-profit organizations, churches, and corporations to make the dream of community change a reality. Our core values include: compassion, dignity, respect, integrity, accountability, and relationships. World Impact Network's community-based projects provide assistance without regard to the religious beliefs, gender, or cultural and ethnic backgrounds of those we serve.
Results: This past June, 2014, WIN celebrated 13 graduates from China in partnership with The King's University located in Los Angeles, California. At the last two Superbowls, WIN has helped educate and raise awareness through saving Human Sex Trafficking victims. Find more information through WIN board member, Nita Belles' website at www.nitabelles.com. In September 2013, WIN traveled to Kinangop, Kenya to provide skill and leadership training to pastors and community leaders. Leaders were trained in Red Cross First Aid and CPR, financial management, social media, environmental issues and violence against women. The team also distributed 300 first aid kits and other medical supplies during the course of the training.
Target demographics: bring about positive change in the lives of leaders both locally and in the emerging nations.
Direct beneficiaries per year: educate and raise awareness towards Human Sex Trafficking around the nation and also brought a team to Kenya to provide skill and leadership training to pastors and community leaders. They were trained in First Aid, financial management, environmental issues and violence against women. The team distributed over 300 first aid kits and other medical supplies during the course of training.
Geographic areas served: east King County and internationally
Programs: Higher education in the form of certificate, undergraduate and graduate education; Income skill development and training for leaders without formal education; Re-invention forums and seminars for continuing education for local community leaders
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
Write a Review

See How $25 Can Help

Invite people to share their experience with this nonprofit!

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on
GreatNonprofits

Community Reviews

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am so impressed by the quality of the leadership and by their goals to train leaders in their own countries. The statistics show that leaders brought out of their countries and trained in the US often do not return to their country. Such insightful and important and difficult work is done for other countries!

Was this review helpful? 
1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been very impressed with the leadership, vision and execution of WIN. They make a difference in people's lives in our community and around the world. They focus on the real needs of an individual as well as a people group and use insight and practicality to provide ways for individuals to better their lives, learn skills to enable them to live their lives out of poverty or difficult circumstances. They both "give a person a fish" so they can eat for a meal, and "teach a person to fish" so they can eat for a lifetime!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

World Impact Network is involved in both formal accredited and informal education around the world

They believe that firstly, an education can never be taken away from anyone

Secondly, it empowers people and causes as rise in their economic social status.

Education gives people an opportunity for economic advancement which means an increase in their standards of living

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

More people understanding the purpose and objectives of WIN

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?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

World Impact Network is the best! They put their heart and souls into their work for others! With the Lord being their guiding light they go above and beyond to help those in need!

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

None

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

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?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

One of the reasons WIN is my go-to foundation for my charitable contributions is I know my money is going to those most in need. Some of my friends have gone on trips to Africa, China and hurricane devastated cities in the US with WIN to help rebuild, bring food and clothing, medical help and training. I have volunteered on fund raising campaigns and events locally. Gaby and the staff at WIN are dedicated to helping others in need, helping to alleviate suffering and to bring tools and hope where there were none. This is a great organization doing great things with people in need around the world.

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

I would try to generate more funds to increase their staff. They are making a big impact with very little...how much more could they do if they had more resources!

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?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

WIN is bright light in many peoples lives. The impact that this organization has is life changing. I traveled to Africa with a team from WIN many years ago. I have seen first hand, leadership training, small buissness training, identifying and solving needs in the community. WIN's Renwal Food Bank is a local project that supports the Bellevue and surrounding areas hunger needs. The number of family's helped each year is startling, as the numbers continue to climb. It is safe to say that WIN has a goal to help and change lives around the world. It is a privilege to support an organization that is so caring and loving.

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?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

World Impact Network is making a huge difference both locally, in the communities on the East side of Lake Washington here in the Seattle area, and internationally, as evidenced by their quick and efficient responses to disasters around the world.

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?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 4 stars  

I have seen the hundreds of people including moms with babies, the elderly, indigent, newly unemployed and many families . . . that benefit weekly from the food bank. I am pleased to have been able to give to such a worthy cause in today's economic climate. WIN is a win for all of us. Dave and Cammie Marrujo

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

My view of W.I.N. based in Bellevue, Washington is that the organization brings the biggest bang for the buck possible, They have a local and international focus, teaching/showing/enabling people in under resourced areas around the world how to become self-sustaining through micro-enterprise and clean water, while not ignoring those locally who need assistance.

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

Seeing the results of lives and remote villages changed.

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

Like to see better awareness of their efforts within the KING County area and among others who could help support their efforts

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

For years I have been watching the wonderful things WIN and its founders provide for our community and am astounded at their committment and generosity. The Renewal Food Bank is amazing and so are the people that run it. The volunteers and their outreach is awe inspiring. My family and I have been members of the Gathering Place Church in Bellevue for over 12 years. Our youngest daughter was very involved in the Youth Group there. She became good friends with Pastor Peter and Gaby's son, David. My husband and I would help with transporting the youth, collecting food and clothing, sorting and bagging for many different functions. What a great experience for all of us to be a part of the excitement. My daughter (now an adult) learned so much about kindness, compassion and giving. To this day she has the VanBreda's ministry to thank for teaching her the importance of world missions, community outreach, and family values, We are grateful to WIN for their impact on our lives and letting us be a part of such a wonderful, fine organization.

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

This organization helped my Aunt and Uncle when they lost a son and their whole house to a fire. I have witnessed them helping many of our church members and the community during stressful situations.

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

The organization is awesome the way it is. If I had the means I would give them a bigger facility and donate millions of dollars to help them so they could help everyone in need.

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

My wife and I were introduced to World Impact Network (WIN) through our involvement for over 6 years at the Gathering Place in Bellevue, WA. Gaby and Peter who oversee WIN are fantastic people truly committed to making a difference as evidenced by their very hands-on approach to serving others. Their impact on communities is multifaceted with superior management of the resources they have available including the many volunteers who support the greater cause. The local community is served well through the Renewal Foodbank sponsored by WIN, the largest food bank in the area, and their youth program provides mentoring and skills training for the immediate community. The world at large is served through their international missions trip activity which seeks every year to meet the needs of those in impoverished and often tragic situations. I hope and pray they continue to receive increasing financial and volunteer support enabling them to expand the impact they are having!

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

We actually lived very close to the Renewal foodbank and were able to see the benefit to the community. Also, we know many of the generous people who participate in the missions trips across the globe and the impact on them as they serve others is as great as the needs they are meeting!

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

Seek ways to ensure its ongoing success through replication, expansion, and legacy planning.

Was this review helpful?