Donor Confidence Guaranteed with MEP


Mara Elephant Project through our 501(c)3 in the U.S., the Sidekick Foundation, is always working toward instilling 100% donor confidence in our supporters. We want everyone to know that every dollar that is donated to Mara Elephant Project goes directly to the front line of elephant protection. We strive to post updates using our blog, newsletters, and social media channels (Facebook & Instagram) that shows transparency and instills a sense of camaraderie 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 is proud to announce we have earned the 2018 Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. To reach the Platinum level, we added 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.


Another alternative to giving, that is gaining traction and is just as safe is through Facebook. We acknowledge that Facebook has had a rough go of it lately, but over $300 million in donations have been raised via Facebook Fundraisers since the roll-out of that tool in 2017. Donating via Facebook to Mara Elephant Project is a safe, secure and easy way to support our organization.



Please share our #GivingTuesday campaign with friends and family on Facebook to ensure you make an even greater impact.

Facebook and PayPal have partnered together on #GivingTuesday, November 27, to match donations up to $7 million starting at 8 a.m. EST. Want to make a bigger impact than a one-time gift? Donate first thing Tuesday morning and Facebook will handle the rest!