Seva

At the core of my company is the idea that we can help make the world a better place. Not only can I help businesses achieve that mission, but I also donate a portion of my earnings to organizations working toward the same mission.

This is my Seva, a Sanskrit word that means “service”.

Seva is the yogic practice of being in service of others, whether by offering to share our abundance or by showing compassion toward others.

Here I list the programs and organizations that we donate to each month in my mission to uplift those around us.

 

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Who we donate to

My team voluntarily donates a portion of their earnings to organizations that are making impactful contributions toward some of the world’s greatest problems. 

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IRC (International Rescue Committee)

Who chose this organization

Marquis, Founder & Consultant
Who they are

“The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster.”

What they do

The IRC will put in place high-impact, cost-effective solutions that help people affected by crisis. We’ll also use our learning and experience to shape humanitarian policy and practice in ways that improve the lives of more people worldwide. And in all of our work we will focus on breaking down each of the barriers faced by women and girls.

     

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    NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council)

    Who chose this organization

    Marquis, Founder & Consultant
    Who they are

    “NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.”

    What they do

    NRDC works with industry experts, thought leaders, and advocates to tackle some of the Earth’s biggest problems in a solution-focused way. They work with environmental justice groups, labor rights unions, consumer advocates, community leaders, and military voices to ensure they’re exploring every possible consideration as they come up with solutions. Attorneys and advocates then help bring the solutions to life.

    Some of the major areas that NRDC addresses are:

    • Climate and Clean Energy
    • Healthy People & Thriving Communities
    • International Issues
    • Litigation
    • Nature
    • Science

     

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    ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)

    Who chose this organization

    Marquis, Founder & Consultant
    Who they are

    “The ACLU dares to create a more perfect union — beyond one person, party, or side. Our mission is to realize this promise of the United States Constitution for all and expand the reach of its guarantees.”

    What they do
    The ACLU protects the American Constitution by ensuring that all humans are treated equally. The organization stays on top of the latest laws that could unfairly hurt a group of people and fights these laws when they are unconstitutional.

    Some of the major areas that the ACLU addresses are:

    • Immigration
    • LGBTQ Rights
    • Reproductive Rights
    • Criminal Justice
    • Security and Privacy
    • Voting Rights
    • Capital Punishment
    • Disability Rights
    • Free Speech
    • Human Rights
    • Racial Justice

     

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    Vier Pfoten (Four Paws Switzerland)

    Who chose this organization

    Selina, Growth Specialist
    Who they are

    “Four Paws is the global animal welfare organization for animals under direct human influence that recognizes grievances, saves animals in need and protects them. FOUR PAWS ‘vision is a world in which people treat animals with respect, compassion and understanding.”

    What they do
    “FOUR PAWS works in a solution-oriented manner and offers animals in need quick first-hand help. The aim is to achieve and establish changes in politics, business and society for the benefit of animals – with projects, campaigns and awareness-raising work. Thorough research is the basis of our work. FOUR PAWS works on a scientifically sound basis and cooperates closely with experts, especially from the fields of medicine, agriculture, biology and law.”
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    Sea Shepherd

    Who chose this organization

    Brody, Content Marketer

    Who they are

    Sea Shepherd is an international, non-profit marine conservation organization that engages in direct action campaigns to defend wildlife and conserve and protect the world’s oceans from illegal exploitation and environmental destruction.

    What they do

    “Direct action to enforce laws protecting our oceans. International and national laws protecting the world’s oceans are difficult to enforce. Sea Shepherd uses direct action to defend marine life on the high seas and works with national authorities to tackle illegal fishing in sovereign waters.”

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    Mutual Aid Disaster Relief

    Who chose this organization

    Marquis, Founder & Consultant
    Who they are

    “Mutual Aid Disaster Relief is a grassroots disaster relief network based on the principles of solidarity, mutual aid, and autonomous direct action.”

    What they do

    “Mutual Aid Disaster Relief responds to disasters, educates about community organizing as disaster preparedness and collaborative neighborhood crisis response, collects and disseminates lessons learned in the field, and supports and provides a connective tissue between other grassroots groups doing response work.

     

    “By working with, listening to, and supporting impacted communities, especially their most vulnerable members, to lead their own recovery, we strive to build long-term, sustainable and resilient communities.”

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    Alliance of Moms

    Who chose this organization

    Marquis, Founder & Consultant
    Who they are

    “Alliance of Moms, a membership based group that supports the work of the Alliance for Children’s Rights, is a community of philanthropists who support pregnant and parenting teens in LA’s foster care system so that they can build a positive future for themselves and their children.”

    What they do

    “The Alliance for Children’s Rights focuses on protecting the rights of our youth in LA’s foster care system through advocacy, legal services, systemic solutions, and access to housing, benefits, healthcare, education, and employment.”

    Intrigued?

    Find out how you can help

    There are hundreds of organizations already doing good work around the world. With their team of experts, they are able to accomplish our collective goals more efficiently than any one of us as individuals. Use Charity Navigator to find a reputable and trustworthy charity organization that you can support.

    Be the change.