Our Methods

Every year, our team curates 30 projects through our partner organizations that represent the change we want to see in the world, and we then bring the selected causes to you – the donor. These gifts build a partnership between oppressed people in crisis and individuals who want to effect real, sustainable change in the world; these gifts protect and preserve the Earth’s endangered environment and help build a global community of development. We have maintained a low overhead, so the maximum amount of impact is made through your gift to people in need.

With Our Partners

We have worked to maintain excellent relationships with our partner organizations over the years. Our partners often recommend us to other organizations as an excellent way to reach our passionate donors. Every year, new and old organizations alike submit project proposals framed around addressing a critical need in one of our causes. We evaluate their nonprofit and project proposal and fiscal practices to make sure our donors are only giving to trustworthy programs. The most vital projects are selected and featured on our website, catalog, and news streams for ONE YEAR. Partners may resubmit the same project or new ones the following year. The short term length lets us bring new projects to our donors while still staying on the forefront of the ever-changing tide of international aid.

With Our Donors

None of this would be possible without our donors. Some love the curated quality of our yearly catalog; some love being able to “gift" unusual and meaningful projects to their nearest and dearest. Either way, your commitment to alternative giving helps change the world one gift at a time. Each year, you choose from our selection of vetted projects that reflect global needs. Your gifts are REAL, tangible gifts. If you give a bike, someone receives one. We take 10% of funds raised to keep our mission going: to curate the best projects around the world and bring them to you.