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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Children & Youth, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, International, International Development, Youth Development Programs

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

Programs: Go campaign improves the lives of orphans and vulnerable children throughout the world by partnering with local heroes to deliver local solutions. Go campaign connects donors to high-impact grassroots projects aimed at changing lives and transforming communities, one child at a time. 100% of individual donations goes to these program expenses with administrative and fundraising costs being paid from a private donation received in 2007 and 2008, interest earned, auction proceeds, and corporate donations.

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Review from Guidestar

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

GO Campaign is one of the most incredible organizations that I have ever come across. Everyone there is passionate and dedicated to helping those in need. Because the overhead costs are paid for, 100% of the donations that they get go straight to the organizations, which I think is very important, since that tends to be what you're raising money for in the first place. I love that they work directly with grassroots organizations in order to help communities help themselves, and which also allows them to give help more directly to those in need.

Also, GO has so many different projects in so many different places that anyone can find something that they are passionate about, rather than being limited to whatever project GO happens to be doing. They have done so much good in so many ways, and there is something that everyone can be passionate about, whether it's a country, an age group, or a specific kind of volunteering, like poverty or education. Furthermore, the people at GO are so supportive of all of the projects and volunteers, that they foster a passion in the volunteers themselves. Anytime I have ever needed help with anything, and every project that I've done, they have always given me the help and support that I needed to make my projects successful.


I first started working with GO campaign when I had the opportunity to meet three Tanzanian orphans that my neighbors were housing for a short period of time as a result of one of GO Campaign's projects. Meeting Thomas, Coleman, and Abdul and hearing their stories and outlooks on life change my life and the way that I looked at things, and inspired me to give back more. I started a club at my high school called Reaching Out to Africa (ROTA). We visited schools and gave interactive lessons to help raise awareness, and we also had fundraisers from bake sales to a huge carnival where we made all the games out of recycled goods.

More recently, I have been working through GO with HOPE, an organization that is working to educate children in Borgne, an area in rural Haiti. I have been very lucky in that not only is GO campaign the kind of organization that allows for you to be flexible and to become involved in any way and in any project that you want since they have so many different kinds of projects in so many different places, but they have been supportive of me every step of the way.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The folks at GO are incredibly hard working and, more importantly, incredibly honest. The money goes to where it is supposed to go...
By leveraging relationships with existing non-profits they make their money go farther.
I've worked with them specifically on endeavors in Cambodia. They have very willingly and ably coordinated with local organizations to maximize the impact of the dollars spent.
They aren't re-inventing the wheel, they are making it spin more efficiently!

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been a supporter of the GO Campaign for several years, and have delighted to see their scope and impact expand steadily both in terms of results on the ground and results amongst the youth donors they cultivate. It's an excellent example of how simple, accessible, but inspiring tools can turn kids into effective and enlightened activists. Kids helping kids -- there could be no greater aspiration and this is one of the organizations that brings that brilliant promise home and then some.