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Rainforest Action Network

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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 preserves forests, protects the climate and upholds human rights by challenging corporate power and systemic injustice through frontline partnerships and strategic campaigns. RAN works toward a world where the rights and dignity of all communities are respected and where healthy forests, a stable climate and wild biodiversity are protected and celebrated.

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

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've followed Rainforest Action Network for many years, and supported as often as I can. In my opinion they are one of the very best conservation organizations in the world. The rainforests have a special place in my heart. RAN never gives up on protecting them and neither will I! With so many organizations out there it's hard to know who really makes a difference and isn't greenwashed. RAN can be trusted and that means everything at this critical juncture in conservation.

Donor

Rating: 5

Your efforts on behalf of the environment and wildlife is what I look forward to seeing. RAN brings items to the forefront that traditional media does not. This allows one to contact legislators and governments to change laws.

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Donor

Rating: 4

RAN is a terrific grass roots organization that truly focus all their effort into curbing greenhouse gas emissions and stopping the destruction of rainforests around the world. The only slightly negative thing I can say about them is that their devotion to the cause may make their internal organization a little haphazard. I've had my member info mixed up with others, and they actually are kind of slow in follow up for membership renewal.

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Donor

Rating: 5

A very committed group that has always been on the right side of indigenous people, wild lands, and ecologically sound policies.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Rainforest Action Network for 17 years now. They are responsive to both their members, and the urgent issues facing us today. I feel that they maintain great character and integrity. It is important to recognize and support such organizations. Thank you, Amanda Amanda Kuchta

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Donor

Rating: 5

I feel privelaged to have been introduced to RAN in 2008 as I was recovering from cancer. I am the parent of a special needs child ,so I support alot of organizations. Global warming & the needless destruction of our Rainforests is something I have always been passionate about as I would like future generations to be able to enjoy this beautiful planet. The rate of destruction of our planet often frightens & leaves me feeling hopeless, but finding RAN has given me a renewed sense of hope for saving the planet. I have found the work done by the incredible people who are working for RAN to be selfless,committed,unyielding and passionate. The information supplied to the general public, such as myself , enlightens and warns of what might happen if the destruction of the rainforests continues yet they are so upbeat & positive THEY will overcome & succeed in stopping these crimes against nature you find yourself more mindful & encouraging everyone you know to join in this fight! I have many organizations to contribute funding to, especially being a cancer fighter & the parent of a mentally ill child, but RAN is always on the top of my list for continued financial support. I am confident every dollar I donate is spent in empowering this organization & not being wasted on the CEO flying first class to meetings like alot of other non profits I know about. In the short time I have been involved with RAN I am proud to say I have recruited about 150 people to join & become a part of RAN and have challenged people to donate. I even am working on getting my company to match donations made by employees to RAN, that is how affected & excited I have become about RAN.