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GO Campaign

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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

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



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


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


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.


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!