+ How do I become a nonprofit partner?
Currently, we require that nonprofit organizations apply to 1% for the Planet via a private link that will be shared with you if recommended by a member and/or 1% for the Planet staff. We do not have a public application and are not accepting new nonprofits outside of recommendations at this time.
+ Do you have eligibility guidelines to reference?
Yes. Approved 1% for the Planet nonprofit partners are carefully vetted environmental organizations that are eligible to receive certifiable funding from our members. This overview document outlines 1% for the Planet’s nonprofit partner eligibility guidelines. We also have in-depth explanations and examples related to each of our six primary issue areas: climate, food, land, pollution, water and wildlife.
+ Are there fees associated with partnership?
Currently, there are no fees associated with becoming a nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet.
+ What does it mean to be recommended by a member business?
Being referred by a 1% for the Planet member business means that the business member has made (or has committed to) a donation to your organization in the upcoming fiscal year. Businesses members of 1% for the Planet can recommend nonprofits via their login section of our website.
+ Does the nonprofit organization have a responsibility to 1% for the Planet once the business has donated to us?
The relationships between our members and nonprofit partners are all unique. 1% for the Planet asks that the nonprofit partner acknowledge their support, and remain responsive to members and 1% for the Planet staff. A full list of responsibilities can be found in the Nonprofit Agreement that will be provided to review and sign following the initial application.
+ How do nonprofits receive the funding from member business?
Currently, 1% for the Planet does not distribute funding. Members directly support their nonprofit partners and 1% for the Planet certifies that giving annually. We give businesses and individuals expert advice about strategic giving to environmental nonprofits. Our recommendations encourage each business to invest in brand and mission aligned nonprofit solutions that are critical for the planet and that help the business thrive. Similarly, we encourage individuals to align their giving with their personal vision of a healthy planet, while helping them focus on nonprofit solutions creating the greatest impact.
For 1% for the Planet to give our members the most strategic advice about where to direct their support, it is essential that our nonprofit partners provide us with as much information as possible about programming, funding needs, and partnership opportunities. The better informed we are about our nonprofit partners, the better we can represent them to our members. We collect information through our nonprofit advising questionnaire, available to approved nonprofit partners via our login section.
+ Does 1% for the Planet provide grants?
1% for the Planet does not provide grants. To apply for grants from any of our member businesses, please visit their websites directly.
+ We are supported by a non-1% for the Planet individual or business. If they are interested in 1% for the Planet membership, what steps should I take?
If you know of a business that might be interested in joining 1% for the Planet, please consider making a direct introduction to our nonprofit manager Gabby Makatura, firstname.lastname@example.org. If the business or individual you refer joins, your nonprofit will be entitled to a financial incentive. Please reach out to Gabby for additional details.
+ If I have a nonprofit partner question, who should I contact?
Please send inquiries to email@example.com.