Mara Elephant Project through our 501(c)3 in the U.S. is always working to instill 100% donor confidence in our supporters. We want everyone to know that every dollar that is donated to Mara Elephant Project this holiday season goes directly to the front line of elephant protection. We strive to post updates using our blog, newsletters, and social media channels (Facebook and Instagram) that shows transparency and instills a sense of comradery with you, the supporter, so you can see just how vital you are to the success of MEP.
This is why the Sidekick Foundation, Inc. DBA Mara Elephant Project maintains our Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. To maintain the Platinum level, we keep updated records and include extensive information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar: basic contact and organizational information; in-depth financial information; qualitative information about goals, strategies, and capabilities; and quantitative information about results and progress toward our mission. By sharing metrics that highlight our progress on GuideStar, Mara Elephant Project is demonstrating our commitment to transparency and to giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate us that instills confidence in the donation they’ve made. Look for the GuideStar Platinum Seal on MEP and Sidekick’s donate pages to ensure that you are giving to an organization that is committed to transparency and proper reporting
There are many avenues to support Mara Elephant Project this holiday season. First, check out MEP’s Donate page for more information on the various ways you can support our efforts on the ground to protect elephants and conserve the greater Mara ecosystem. Another alternative to giving is through Facebook and, just introduced, Instagram. Donating via Facebook and Instagram to Mara Elephant Project is a safe, secure and an easy way to support our organization. Simply head to our Facebook or Instagram page and hit “Donate” and it’ll walk you through the rest.
If you want something more concrete to gift MEP, check out our Amazon Smile Wish List that highlights essentials rangers need in the field in order to do their job. If you’re shopping online for Cyber Monday, choose Sidekick Foundation DBA Mara Elephant Project as your Amazon Smile beneficiary and we’ll benefit from your shopping.
Finally, Giving Tuesday is on December 3 this year, look out for ways to support MEP through all of those mentioned channels on this very important day to give back.