Last year we produced 139 marketing products—slide decks, brochures, donation cards, info cards, and more—to expand the work of our partners. These materials help them grow and serve more people, significantly beyond what would be possible without such a partnership.
In 2021, 11 Unseen partners graduated! They are continuing to implement the messaging and marketing Unseen created as they grow and expand their reach.
We began serving 10 new partners. Each has thoughtful leadership, performs quality anti-trafficking work, and has innovative plans for expansion. Collectively they raise $2.9M in annual revenue and directly serve over 20,000 people. They work among vulnerable people and trafficking survivors in the U.S., Asia, Africa, and South America.
Unseen partnered with Cedarstone to execute accounting, finance, payroll, HR, and a number of other business operations. This means better service for supporters, and cost savings to Unseen—allowing us to focus even more time and resources on serving 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.
As part of a long-range plan to create predictable funding year after year, support is growing with Unseen's endowment fund, which currently has more than $280,000 in its account. Unseen receives an annual interest percentage from this fund, which allows the principal to keep growing. Endowment fund supporters have an eye toward the long-term sustainability of Unseen's work—striving to make a difference beyond just today—and impact generations to come.
This year we’re continuing to bring on new board members. We’re striving for a board member mix of national 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