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

  • WaterNow Alliance Communications and Outreach Manager

    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, and 87% of…

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  • Quality Assurance Tester / Production Assistant  

    Background Conservify (Conservify.org) is an open conservation technology firm that empowers conservationists and communities to tackle environmental challenges by making effective conservation more accessible. Through the development of new technology built to disrupt the current market, Conservify is breaking new…

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  • Council Director for Mobius

    JOB TITLE: Council Director TIME/STATUS: Full-time employee COMPENSATION: Competitive range based on experience level with a range between $100K – $125K REPORTS TO: Executive Director About Mobius: Billions of people use digital technology as the primary portal through which they…

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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.