About Multiplier

When you’re working for systemic, sustainable impact there is no time to waste — you need a clear path to create change – a strategy, funding, and a strong team. Many foundations and major donors can provide seed funding, but require an established 501(c)(3) organization to receive and steward grants. That’s where Multiplier can help. We are a well-respected and cost-effective home to a select portfolio of projects who are turning game-changing ideas into planet-saving impact. Once approved as a Multiplier project, you get a fast-track to 501(c)(3) status coupled with flexible, adaptable, cost-effective support as a backbone for your success.

Beyond conservation.

Our project portfolio includes crucial land and ocean conservation efforts alongside an array of cross-sector strategies in public health, environmental education, economic development, clean energy, climate resilience, sustainable food systems, energy efficiency, social and environmental equity, and more. Projects are leading change throughout the world, creating strong mission-based outcomes locally, regionally, nationally and internationally with support from many types of funding.

See our list of projects

We feel your pain.

Setting up and running a nonprofit is expensive, time-consuming, and complex. The legal and filing fees associated with forming a nonprofit and applying for IRS tax-exemption can cost upward of $20,000, and you can wait months for IRS approval. Upon approval, you’ll be a 501(c)3, but instead of focusing on bringing your programs to scale, you’ll be consumed by expense accounting, insurance, audits, board meetings, payroll processing and myriad of other administrative and operational requirements.

How can Multiplier help?

 
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals logo The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. At Multiplier, we ensure that all of our projects are working in ways to help make achievement of these goals a reality. Click on any of the goals below to see how Multiplier's projects align:

Click on any goal for a list of projects that align with that goal.

Leadership

Team

  • Laura Deaton
    Executive Director
  • Kristin Fischer
    Human Resources Director
  • Ben Jones
    Director of Strategic Partnerships
  • Jessica Le
    Senior Manager of Financial Operations
  • Katie McCallie
    Administrative and Operations Manager
  • Alice Ng
    Senior Advisor, Fundraising
  • Karl Nordling
    Innovation Intern
  • Carolyn Schour, Finance Director
    Carolyn Schour
    Finance Director
  • Tenzin Sherpa
    Tenzin Sherpa
    Accounting Manager
  • Kvetka Smith
    Grants and Contracts Director

Board

  • John David Claussen
    Board Chair
  • Ryan Cabinte
    Board Treasurer
  • Melissa Beard Clack
    Board Secretary and Co-Chair, Board Development and Nominating Committee
  • Ashley Ahearn
    Co-Chair, Board Development and Nominating Committee
  • Bernd Cordes
    Board Member
  • Robin Nakao
    Chair, Audit and Risk Oversight Committee
  • Giulia Siccardo
    Board Member

Board Emeritus

  • Harriet Barlow
  • Gigi Coe
  • Jill Kauffman Johnson
  • Alexis Krivkovich
  • Leslie Leslie
  • Andreas Merkl
  • Joseph Piazza
  • Elena Schmid
  • Rachel Wagner
  • Brad Whitehead
  • Sam Goldman
  • Heather King

Careers

  • Technology Administrator & Office Manager – Full Time

    Oakland Office – however currently remote work due to shelter-in -place Multiplier’s mission is to accelerate impact for initiatives focused on protecting and fostering a healthy, sustainable, resilient and equitable world. Growing threats to our planet and its people require…

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  • Contracts, Grants and Compliance Senior Manager – Full Time

    Oakland,CA Office – however currently remote work due to shelter-in-place Multiplier’s mission is to accelerate impact for initiatives focused on protecting and fostering a healthy, sustainable, resilient and equitable world. Growing threats to our planet and its people require holistic…

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  • Benefits Manager and Human Resources Generalist – Full Time

    Oakland Office – however currently remote work due to shelter-in -place   Multiplier’s mission is to accelerate impact for initiatives focused on protecting and fostering a healthy, sustainable, resilient and equitable world. Growing threats to our planet and its people…

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  • Senior Software Engineer

    Job Description Conservify (Conservify.org) is an open conservation technology firm that empowers conservationists and communities to tackle environmental challenges by lowering the barrier to entry for effective conservation. Through the development of new accessible technology built to disrupt the current…

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  • Senior Water Resources Specialist

    WaterNow Alliance (www.waternow.org) About WaterNow Alliance WaterNow is a forum for local water leaders dedicated to sustainable, affordable and climate resilient water strategies. We focus on local decision makers, because 95% of water infrastructure spending occurs at the community level,…

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Financial Statements

Multiplier’s financial statements reflect our commitment to fostering local, regional, national and global initiatives that conserve and protect a sustainable and resilient world. Our growing portfolio includes innovative projects in several intersecting realms: habitat and species conservation, sustainable food and agricultural systems, energy efficiency and urban infrastructure, marine and fisheries conservation, emerging conservation technology, and environmental outreach, education, and advocacy.

Financial statements and copies of our IRS 990 Informational Tax Return from previous years are also available by contacting us directly.