Last year we produced 128 marketing products—slide decks, brochures, donation cards, info cards, and more—to expand the work of our partners. These materials, along with messaging and communication strategies, help them grow and serve more people, significantly beyond what would be possible without such a partnership.
In 2022, 4 Unseen partners graduated. They are continuing to implement the messaging and marketing Unseen created as they grow and expand their reach.
We began serving 3 new partners. Each has thoughtful leadership, performs quality anti-trafficking work, and has innovative plans for expansion. Collectively they raise $1,081,241 in annual revenue and directly serve 4,539 people. They work among vulnerable people and trafficking survivors in the Bangladesh, Cambodia, and the Philippines.
Since, 2021 Unseen partnered with Cedarstone to manage its back office operations, i.e., accounting, AP, donations, payroll, HR, state charitable solicitation registrations, financial reporting, tax filings, and other business operations. This arrangement has delivered excellent service to supporters and cost efficiency to Unseen —maximizing time and resources serving our anti-trafficking partners.
The trafficking landscape is constantly changing. We continue to adjust our partner portfolio composition to make the biggest dent in trafficking. In 2023 Unseen will launch new partnerships in high-need areas of the world, and graduate select existing partners to accelerate anti-trafficking work.
We believe human trafficking is a complex problem that is best tackled with sharp minds, generous hearts, expansive partnerships, innovative technology, and lots of hard work. When we add new partners or graduate current partners who are ready to fly on their own, we evaluate the number of Unseen staff who manage partners and projects, and hire additional staff as necessary.
Creating predictable funding streams is one of our goals. Traction is building in Unseen's endowment fund, which has $689,410 in its account as of 3/31/23—146% year-over-year growth. Endowment supporters have an eye toward the long-term sustainability of Unseen's work—striving to make a difference beyond just today. Unseen is also launching Calling Guardians, a corporate giving platform that makes it easy for companies and employees to support anti-human trafficking efforts through Unseen.
We’re continuing to bring on new board members. We’re striving for a board member mix of leadership experience, diversity (in thought, ethnicity, geography, age, gender, professions), anti-trafficking experience, public influence, and financial capacity to help grow Unseen in significant ways.OUR APPROACH