CausePick founders have a selection committee to choose the nonprofit organizations that come onto our platform. In addition to our own research, we recruit friends and colleagues who work in the social good space to recommend orgs to us. We also follow multiple news sources and nonprofit working groups to tell us about innovative organizations doing impactful work. Right now, almost all the organizations on our platform are small, lesser-known nonprofits that have an operating budget of $10 million or less annually. Every organization on CausePick must meet the following criteria to be considered for our platform:
- Working for and within communities to solve problems and implement long-term, sustainable solutions
- Providing innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems
- Tackling the root causes of a challenge, not merely addressing its overt symptoms
- Are entirely funded through private and public contributions and meet the ethical and legal guidelines for non-profit status
We also take recommendations for nonprofits from users! If you have a cause to share with us, please email us at email@example.com. We then run them all through our vetting process before putting them on our platform.