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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 Campaign has championed 154 Local Heroes, funded 349 projects in 35 countries, and transformed the lives of 135,193 children.

Target demographics: orphans and vulnerable children

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

26 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My organization, GirlForward, has been a partner and grantee of GO Campaign for several years. They are really committed to their mission and supporting the organizations in their network, always reaching out with new opportunities to make a bigger impact. The team at GO Campaign is really amazing and supportive!

Donor

Rating: 5

What I love the most about GO campaign is its transparency. I love that 100% of donor donations actually go towards helping the youth directly. There aren't too many nonprofits that can say that. They're also great at what they do - finding and vetting partners and projects so that donors know the money is going to places where it can really make an impact. It's great knowing that my money is actually going where it's supposed to. Their projects are diverse and they are all so important. It's been great watching them grow.

Becca V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with GO at their fundraising event earlier this year, and was incredibly impressed with their organization. Their local heroes are truly inspirational people, and they are doing great work – not just around the world but in local communities in California where they are based. They do a great job fundraising and distributing funds efficiently, without much overhead. Their team is great to work with, and are truly dedicated to their mission or doing more good in the world. It's always great to hear about their success stories, and the lives they have changed through smart, creative and efficient philanthropy.

Donor

Rating: 5

The concept for Go is a simple one. Find people who are helping kids and help them do it. They have been remarkably successful doing this. I’ve been donating for years now and can be assured my money is actually doing a child good somewhere in the world. That’s s great feeling.

Jayme Miller A.

Donor

Rating: 5

100% of our donations are actually used for the good of at risk children and women both in the US and abroad. This is our favorite recipient of donations because we have seen firsthand what having a local hero can do for these kids, from Tanzania to Peru to LA!

Client Served

Rating: 5

GO Campaign has been supporting the shifting of lived experiences for us at CleanSlate~Street Dreams by grants aimed at under resourced communities and youth assisting us with reaching over 250 youth in Echo Park and Watts.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Belmond, the travel company I work for, supports Go Campaign projects close to two of our hotels and luxury trains. Go Campaign is a remarkable organisation that helps Local Heroes already running successful charities for vulnerable children to expand their reach. We are partnering with Go Campaign to fundraise and volunteer at Youth Interactive in Santa Barbara, where our team is pictured with Local Hero Nathalie Gensac at the opening of their new skill centre for teens. Likewise, in Peru's Sacred Valley we are fundraising for My Small Help, a children's literacy project where our staff are shown on a volunteering day. Go Campaign are fantastic to work with. They identify, review, monitor and report on each project with great professionalism, efficiency and enthusiasm. This is grassroots action at its best.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I've been on the Advisory Council for a few years now. First, Scott Fifer is the real deal. That man give 100% of himself to making GO Campaign an incredibly impactful charity. Second, the cause itself - helping at-risk children all over the world by working through local leaders with a proven track record - simply cannot be more important or relevant to making the world a better place. Third, this strategy ensures that donations have the biggest impact possible. Not managed by a large bureaucracy in a far-away place, but locally, by leaders with a demonstrated track record of accomplishment. It's a fantastic recipe that delivers demonstrable results and changes lives. Couldn't be prouder of the work Scott and team are doing!

Donor

Rating: 5

Scott Fifer & the GO CAMPAIGN do amazing work in the community and abroad. I am proud to say that I have been an active donor to the GO CAMPAIGN for the past 4 years. The help that Scott and his team provide not just in the U.S. but overseas is truly Gods work. It is a wonderful organization and you can really see your donations hard at work (and paying off with so many success operations in place). Just an amazing cause run by amazing people.

Stacey L.4

Donor

Rating: 5

Our family has donated to Go Campaign for a decade. Since I know how hard Scott Fifer and team work, it is absolutely my favorite charity. Even my 8 and 9 year old like to sell lemonade to donate to Go! Scott and team are tireless and fearless, and are great role models for all of us. We love Go and team! The Lundins

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been following and supporting GO Campaign since the beginning. The enduring passion Scott Fifer has for understanding the need and the work to be done is unsurpassed and he works tirelessly on behalf of GO everywhere. Additionally, knowing 100% of the contributions go to the programs and not administration warms my heart even more. You can’t go wrong going with GO Campaign!

Donor

Rating: 5

Want to make a true difference in the lives of children? Here’s your opportunity! Go Campaign makes a difference worldwide—on the ground helping children help themselves! I am a supporter and highly recommend them!

T.S. Smith

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been a huge fan of GO Campaign since its early days, and remain impressed by how they've grown and deepened their impact over the years. By focusing on local community heroes and specific programs with measurable immediate objectives, they set a high standard for engaging their donor audience and delivering results. Beyond that, they make the work fun. I've never attended a more lively and memorable gala. Keep up the great work and keep GOing!

Previous Stories

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.

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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