Gleaning For The World, Inc., is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), faith-based organization. As such, we seek to ensure that every dollar donated to our mission is used in the best, most efficient way possible. We accomplish this in several ways:
- GFTW utilizes an entrepreneurial model, incorporating the best business practices used in for-profit companies. GFTW has intentionally sought out board members with entrepreneurial and business backgrounds who can drive the organization to remain cost-effective, providing the best service at the lowest possible cost. For example, lifesaving medical supplies can normally be offered to other non-profits at less than one percent of their actual value.
- GFTW’s quality control measures can be compared to any for-profit company. The products provided by GFTW are sorted to 95 percent proficiency, ensuring that the products sent to other humanitarian organizations will clear customs and be delivered to the people who need them most.
- One by-product of GFTW’s mission is that we give companies a clean, cost-effective way to dispose of excess stock. Most companies dispose of products that are surplus, overstock, irregular or near expiration by dumping them in landfills, incinerating or otherwise destroying them. By working with Gleaning For The World, companies are spared the expense of disposing of these products and, at the same time, help people in desperate need. It’s not only good for the companies and the people, it’s good for the environment.
- GFTW uses donations as effectively as possible. While the average organization does well to show a financial model of 30 percent administration and 70 percent programs, GFTW consistently exceeds this benchmark, with the total cost of operations being less than one percent of the value of the service.