Global Impact respects the privacy of its online visitors and donors. At our site, we do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. This means we do not require you to register or provide information to us in order to view public areas of our site. Global Impact only gathers personally identifiable data that is voluntarily submitted by the visitor, such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes and e-mail addresses.
Tax Deductible Donations
Global Impact is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your generous financial donation. We recommend donors outside the US consult their own tax adviser regarding the applicability of any state, local and foreign tax laws. Global Impact makes no claims or assertions to the tax implications of this contribution outside of the United States.
Global Impact is the sole owner of the information collected on our website. We collect information from our visitors at several different points, and we do not sell or trade it.
We request information from the visitor on our donation form. A visitor must provide contact information (such as name, e-mail and mailing address) and payment information (such as credit card number and expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and for sending a receipt of the donation. If we have trouble processing a donation, we use the information to contact the visitor. If the visitor has expressly given us permission, we may share his or her name and contact information with carefully selected organizations and charities that we feel would interest that donor. Where requested by the visitor, we will provide information on larger donations to appropriate charities and donors for tax purposes. Financial and credit card information is NEVER released.
Card Transaction Security
All communications initiated by embedded donation forms are transmitted via Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). The SSL protocol is the industry standard method for creating an encrypted and secure connection between your web browser and a web server. Global Impact has partnered with Acceptiva to assist in the processing of transactions.
Checks can be directly mailed to:
c/o GoPro for a Cause (City Surf)
1199 North Fairfax Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
Global Impact currently does not have a rating with Charity Navigator.
However, until May 2015 we maintained a three-star rating with this organization.
The reason for the change is not due to poor performance, but rather is due to the
fact that Global Impact recently changed our operating model, which changed how our
financial statements are structured.
Since Charity Navigator’s methodology compares current
financials to previous financials, and the comparative financial information has changed based
on the new model, they cannot appropriately rate us at this time. We understand that we will
regain our rating within two years when our new financial statements can be compared to a previous
Global Impact’s financial performance, transparency and credibility as strong as ever.
Please see our BBB and other ratings for assessments of our performance.