GLOBAL WITNESS

Address
LLOYDS CHAMBERS 1 PORTSOKEN STREET
LONDON, FO E1 8BT
UK
Contact
Website: http://www.globalwitness.org
Phone: +1 (207) 492-5820
Nonprofit
NTEE: Q20 - Promotion of International Understanding
EIN: 98-0493088

Mission

ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS RESEARCH AND EDUCATION.
 20162015201420132012
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1993
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$521,854.00$534,521.00$764,844.00$642,536.00$612,361.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$490,443.00$490,384.00$593,551.00$598,285.00$579,854.00
Number of employees9593827063
Number of people compensated >$100k33554
Number of volunteers2525251512
Number of highly compensated contractors000  
Personnel
Alley, Patrick
TitleDirectorDirectorDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personPatrick j AlleyPatrick j AlleyPATRICK ALLEYPATRICK ALLEYPATRICK ALLEY
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org45.0045.0045.0045.0045.00
Reportable compensation from org$115,234.00$123,601.00$121,073.00$122,511.00$111,048.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$7,765.00$11,705.00$1,400.00$8,359.00$7,581.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.00 
Caldwell, Gillian
Titlechief exec. officerchief exec. officer   
Name of key/compensated persongillian caldwellgillian caldwell   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org45.0045.00   
Reportable compensation from org$165,133.00$79,963.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$8,862.00$5,129.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00   
Gooch, Charmian
TitleDirectorDirectorDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personCharmian P GoochCharmian P GoochCHARMIAN GOOCHCHARMIAN GOOCHCHARMIAN GOOCH
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org45.0045.0045.0045.0045.00
Reportable compensation from org$62,985.00$110,375.00$120,836.00$121,114.00$109,906.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$5,097.00$10,231.00$1,400.00$8,359.00$7,581.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.00 
Hayman, Gavin
Title  CAMPAIGNS DIRECTORCAMPAIGNS DIRECTORCAMPAIGNS DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person  GAVIN HAYMANGAVIN HAYMANGAVIN HAYMAN
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  45.0045.0045.00
Reportable compensation from org  $119,899.00$119,680.00$118,523.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $1,163.00$9,521.00$8,297.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs  0.000.00 
Kweitel, Juana
TitleDirector as of October 6, 2016    
Name of key/compensated personJuana Kweitel    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org5.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00    
Larsen, Alan
Title DIR OF FINANCE & RESOURCESDIR OF FINANCE & RESOURCESDIR OF FINANCE & RESOURCESDIR OF FINANCE & RESOURCES APRIL 2012- PRESENT
Name of key/compensated person ALAN LARSENALAN LARSENALAN LARSENALAN LARSEN
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org 45.0045.0045.0045.00
Reportable compensation from org $74,963.00$117,962.00$121,696.00$74,153.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $5,893.00$2,078.00$6,724.00$751.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs 0.000.000.00 
Nguiffo, Samuel
Title Director AS OF 12/9/15   
Name of key/compensated person Samuel Nguiffo   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 45.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs 0.00   
Oram, Christine
Title  DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR AS OF MARCH2014  
Name of key/compensated person  CHRISTINE ORAM  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  45.00  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
Average hours per week working for related orgs  0.00  
Peel, Stephen
TitleDirectorDirector AS OF 12/9/15   
Name of key/compensated personStephen PeelStephen Peel   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org5.0045.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00   
Smithers, Yvonne
Title    DIR OF FINANCE & RESOURCES DECEMBER 2012APRIL 2012
Name of key/compensated person    YVONNE SMITHERS
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org    45.00
Reportable compensation from org    $48,463.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Stephens, Mark
TitleDirectorDirector AS OF 12/9/15   
Name of key/compensated personMark StephensMark Stephens   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org5.0045.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00   
Taylor, Simon
TitleDirectorDirectorDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personSimon j TaylorSimon j TaylorSIMON TAYLORSIMON TAYLORSIMON TAYLOR
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org45.0045.0045.0045.0045.00
Reportable compensation from org$105,134.00$101,482.00$113,781.00$113,284.00$117,761.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$7,765.00$11,177.00$1,400.00$8,359.00$8,297.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.00 
Tolkan, Jessica
TitleDirector as of July 15, 2016    
Name of key/compensated personJessica Tolkan    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org5.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00    
Woodbridge, Mark
TitleChief operating officer    
Name of key/compensated personMark Woodbridge    
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org45.00    
Reportable compensation from org$41,957.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$1,921.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00    
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS RESEARCH AND EDUCATION.ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS RESEARCH AND EDUCATION.ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS RESEARCH AND EDUCATION.ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS RESEARCH AND EDUCATION.ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS RESEARCH AND EDUCATION.
Program service expenses, total$10,215,542.00$10,393,592.00$10,234,750.00$8,301,849.00$7,717,539.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
Global Witness exposes the corrupt exploitation of natural resources and international trade systems, to drive campaigns that end impunity, resource-linked conflict, and human rights and environmental abuses.
Program expenses$10,215,542.00$10,393,592.00$10,234,750.00$8,301,849.00$7,717,539.00
Grants and allocations made$159,196.00$261,330.00$806,814.00$1,000,765.00$1,755,080.00
Program revenue $11,917,299.00$10,557,201.00$9,577,296.00$12,279,248.00
Program descriptionGlobal Witness exposes the corrupt exploitation of natural resources and international trade systems, to drive campaigns that end impunity, resource-linked conflict, and human rights and environmental abuses.Global Witness exposes the corrupt exploitation of natural resources and international trade systems, to drive campaigns that end impunity, resource-linked conflict, and human rights and environmental abuses.GLOBAL WITNESS EXPOSES THE CORRUPT EXPLOITATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE SYSTEMS, TO DRIVE CAMPAIGNS THAT END IMPUNITY, RESOURCE-LINKED CONFLICT, AND HUMAN RIGHTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL ABUSES.GLOBAL WITNESS EXPOSES THE CORRUPT EXPLOITATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE SYSTEMS, TO DRIVE CAMPAIGNS THAT END IMPUNITY, RESOURCE-LINKED CONFLICT, AND HUMAN RIGHTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL ABUSES.GLOBAL WITNESS EXPOSES THE CORRUPT EXPLOITATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE SYSTEMS, TO DRIVE CAMPAIGNS THAT END IMPUNITY, RESOURCE-LINKED CONFLICT, AND HUMAN RIGHTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL ABUSES.
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$15,393,495.00$12,028,989.00$10,712,694.00$9,652,160.00$12,342,038.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$15,308,724.00$11,917,299.00$10,557,201.00$9,577,296.00$12,279,248.00
Revenue from noncash contributions    $35,710.00
Investment income, current yr$29,317.00$23,034.00$17,519.00$35,282.00$31,885.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$15,308,724.00$11,917,299.00$10,557,201.00$9,577,296.00$12,279,248.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$55,454.00$88,656.00$137,974.00$39,582.00$30,905.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Program service revenue (total) $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Gross receipts$15,393,495.00$12,028,989.00$10,712,694.00$9,652,160.00$12,460,177.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from fundraising events    $258,809.00
Revenue from gov't grants$3,470,111.00$2,619,112.00$3,141,716.00$4,723,228.00$4,572,232.00
Revenue from all other contributions$11,838,613.00$9,298,187.00$7,415,485.00$4,854,068.00$7,448,207.00
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$55,454.00$88,656.00$137,974.00$39,582.00$30,905.00
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$29,317.00$23,034.00$17,519.00$35,282.00$31,885.00
Net rental income $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events    $0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$11,862,978.00$12,443,815.00$12,406,488.00$10,221,817.00$9,248,071.00
Total functional expenses: program service $10,215,542.00$10,393,592.00$10,234,750.00$8,301,849.00$7,717,539.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$983,512.00$1,234,114.00$1,097,426.00$1,110,172.00$879,007.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$663,924.00$816,109.00$1,074,312.00$809,796.00$651,525.00
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total)$116,941.00$4,383.00$134,813.00$128,662.00$202,717.00
Legal fees (total)$144,799.00$198,279.00$174,820.00$246,530.00$9,279.00
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$8,241,507.00$5,962,177.00$3,945,853.00$5,619,316.00$5,567,284.00
Total assets, beginning of year$5,962,177.00$6,418,813.00$5,619,316.00$5,567,284.00$2,559,632.00
Total liabilities$1,352,490.00$1,434,056.00$1,200,326.00$995,333.00$453,690.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$1,434,056.00$1,245,909.00$995,333.00$453,690.00$636,903.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$5,398,116.00$3,648,096.00$1,846,186.00$3,365,828.00$3,881,221.00
Temporarily restricted net assets$1,490,901.00$880,025.00$899,341.00$1,258,155.00$1,232,373.00
Net assets$6,889,017.00$4,528,121.00$2,745,527.00$4,623,983.00$5,113,594.00
Net assets, beginning of year$4,528,121.00$5,172,904.00$4,623,983.00$5,113,594.00$1,922,729.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$964,534.00$1,584,700.00$417,038.00$1,377,138.00$947,975.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$1,584,700.00$860,568.00$1,377,138.00$947,975.00$245,823.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$3,530,517.00-$414,826.00-$1,693,794.00-$569,657.00$3,093,967.00
Advertising (total)$76,145.00$159,769.00$85,901.00$149,826.00$227,206.00
Savings & temp cash investment$5,323,428.00$2,322,385.00$2,192,673.00$3,307,408.00$3,764,256.00
Accounts receivable, net$1,690,368.00$1,502,806.00$614,435.00$793,343.00$724,722.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$1,352,490.00$1,434,056.00$1,200,326.00$995,333.00$453,690.00
Total net assets or fund balances$6,889,017.00$4,528,121.00$2,745,527.00$4,623,983.00$5,113,594.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$248,345.00$278,701.00$213,224.00$66,295.00$53,105.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members76333
Number of independent voting members43000
Financial sheets auditedTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Audit on consolidated basisTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2016-01-012015-01-012013-12-012012-12-012011-12-01
Tax year end date2016-12-012015-12-012014-11-012013-11-012012-11-01
Indicators for schedules (selected)
Business transaction with family member  TrueTrueTrue
LobbiedTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Date e-filing submitted2018-01-102017-03-312016-01-152014-11-202013-11-14
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.12013v4.02012v2.12011v1.5
Filing identifier201713199349304086201623209349303412201522889349301117201432879349301413201342609349300609
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