When Good Stands are looking to fund a good project, they look for the kind of community that can help it get its message across.
They’ve built up a network of volunteer-driven groups around the world, including the Good Schools Alliance in Britain and the Good Environment Alliance in Canada, that are seeking to bring together young people, the disadvantaged and the vulnerable.
That network of organizations has been a success, with more than half of all donations made from them going to the groups they’ve funded.
Good Stances, which started in 2006, is now focused on expanding its network of volunteers to include new charities that are looking for their support.
Its goal is to raise $250 million by the end of 2020.
“Good Street is just a start, but it’s the first step to a better world,” said Ellen Tisch, Good Stance’s executive director.
“If you think about what you can do to save the planet, if you can raise a few hundred thousand dollars to build a solar-powered bicycle for children, it’s a really powerful and meaningful way to do it.”
Tisch said Good Stights has a “huge, very ambitious goal,” and that its fundraising strategy will be to raise money from young people and vulnerable communities who can use it to help them build better lives.
The organization has also been in the news recently, with the charity’s executive vice president, Stephanie Pappas, losing her job amid the fallout from the “Access Hollywood” tape in which Trump was recorded bragging about sexual assault and abuse.
Tisch described the situation as “extremely distressing.”
Pappak has been on leave since January, when a federal grand jury indicted Trump on 12 counts of sexual assault, but Pappacas said she would not resign.
Trump, a frequent target of criticism, apologized in a statement for the comments, but said he has nothing to do with the tape and called the charges against him “baseless and false.”
In a statement, Tisch told ABC News she is not worried about Trump’s comments because “he is a human being and we are all human beings.”
Tish said GoodStances has seen its funding increase from $15 million to $30 million in just a few months.
She said the group is working with charities that have a similar mission to Good Steeds, such as the National Endowment for the Arts, to help raise money for arts programs in poor communities.
“We’re really excited about how our work will be used,” Tisch explained.
“Our work in this field is not limited to good, it can be used to make a difference in the lives of the people who are being impacted by the poverty and inequality in our world.”
Tich said that as part of Good Stakes, Good Streets will expand its mission to include other nonprofits that are working to make sure that the world is more equitable.
“I think the reason we’re expanding is because we know that it’s going to be important to change our world,” she said.
“And so, we’re excited to help make that a reality.”