NGOsource Update
A Note from Ken Tsunoda, NGOsource General Manager
March 18, 2016 marked the third anniversary of NGOsource's launch. In three short years, we've come a long way towards fulfilling our mission: to make equivalency determination (ED) easier for both grantmakers and NGOs.

Read about the highlights from the last year at NGOsource, and our plans for the year ahead.

Thank you so much for entrusting our team with your EDs these last three years. Our team of legal experts, client services specialists, and technology professionals are thrilled to have the opportunity to support your international grantmaking.


Ken Tsunoda, General Manager

NGOsource Featured in Alliance Magazine
Alliance Magazine
Alliance magazine is the leading publication for philanthropy and social investment worldwide. The latest issue features a piece by Kyle Reis and Sheila Warren about NGOsource's growth and impact in the philanthropic sector over the last three years. The article is available to read on our blog.

ED Turnaround Is Faster than Ever
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Since July 2015, NGOsource has been completing new EDs in a little over four weeks on average, 30 percent faster than the previous year. Let us handle the legal work so that your foundation can focus on grantmaking — request an ED today to experience our efficient process firsthand.

Impact Story: Ending Child Marriage
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Since receiving its first ED from NGOsource, Girls Not Brides has diversified its funding to strengthen its work in ending child marriages through partnerships with more than 550 civil society organizations in over 70 countries. Read more.

Touch the Hearts and Minds of Millions
Storymakers 2016 is here! TechSoup's sixth annual digital storytelling challenge is designed to help your foundation or NGO strengthen its storytelling skills — and you can win up to $7,000 in cash prizes and a new camera. Learn more.

Welcome to Our Newest Members!
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Increasing NGOsource membership leads to a larger repository of completed equivalency determinations (EDs). Our members benefit from each other's completed EDs. When grantmakers request an ED that's already completed, we can reissue it to another member in one day for $250. We all share EDs under the NGOsource model.

Please join us in welcoming these new members to the NGOsource community:
  • Dasra
  • Falconwood Foundation, Inc.
  • The Firmenich Charitable Foundation
  • The Giving Back Fund
  • Haugh Family Foundation
  • The Larry and Celia Moh Foundation
  • OHorizons Foundation
  • Palayam Foundation
  • The Philadelphia Foundation
  • Spencer Foundation
  • Zitrin Foundation
Learn more about membership pricing here.
We do the legwork, legal work, and paperwork for you.

NGOsource allows U.S. grantmakers to quickly and accurately determine if a non-U.S. NGO is equivalent to a U.S. public charity (the process of "equivalency determination" or "ED").
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"[NGOsource] has given U.S. foundations confidence in our Center and made it easier for them to dispense grants to us."

— Nguyen Nga Center, Vietnam
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Members: your global reach is growing. NGOsource has processed EDs in 103 countries.
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TechSoup's mission is to build a dynamic bridge that enables civil society organizations and social change agents around the world to gain effective access to the resources they need to design and implement solutions for a more equitable planet.

The Council on Foundations, formed in 1949, is a nonprofit membership association of grantmaking foundations and corporations. Members of the Council include more than 1,700 independent, operating, community, public, and company-sponsored foundations and corporate-giving programs in the United States and abroad. The Council's mission is to provide the opportunity, leadership, and tools needed by philanthropic organizations to expand, enhance, and sustain their ability to advance the common good.

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