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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

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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.

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The rainforest is my passion. This group gives me a chance to get involved and make a difference from where I am. This is one of the most active and visible rainforest conservation organizations in existance. They also care about global action, seeing the big picture.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

RAN is simply the most effecive organization working for envioronmental justice in the US today. They are small but strategic and scrappy. If you are a corporation profiting from global destruction and RAN sets it's sights on you- look out! They just may pull out the good inside your corporation and get you to Do The Right Thing.Your corporation probably knows that they are destroying the planet for profit, but profit is the bottom line - right? Well the planet is the bottom line for RAN, and RAN gets reesults. I am honored to have worked with RAN in various, primarily contract positions over the last ten years. I keep coming back, because RAN keeps winning!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

RAN is the undisputed expert at scaring companies into good behavior, negotiating with them about what good behavior is, and then staying on top of them to keep them good - punish them when they fall and rewarding them when they succeed. That is why Fortune called them The Mosquito in the Tent". They never give up and they hve saved millions of oacres of earth and thousands of people int eh process. they are the best!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

RAN works tirelessly to protect the world's forests. They've been at it since 1985 and have saved millions of acres and help amplify the voices of indigneous allies and affected communities - from forests to coal fields. They're work to save forests doesn't stop at the logging companies - RAN focuses on greening the energy grid and getting America off Oil and Coal. They target the world's biggest banks to adopt policies that remove their investments from supporting dirty energy. They have helped build and galvanize coalitions of groups to amplify the effectiveness around the campaigns. They are working to save the Amazon from Soy planted by the biggest agribusinesses in teh world. They are fighting to do the same in Indonesia where Oil Palm is the biggest contributor to deforestation (as well as helping put Indonesia in 3rd place globally when it comes to green house gas emissions.) They are also working to stop the Alberta Tar Sands project - dupped the "Most Destructive Project in the World". And they are working in Japan to undermine the market for rainforest fiber from Tasmania which is turned into copy and toilet paper. There's more - check out their web site: http://ww.ran.org