In episode 138 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, I speak with Matt Hill, founder of the global reforestation organization One Tree Planted on scaling a nonprofit like a Silicon Valley startup.
Listen to episode 54 to get Matt’s origin story and the mission of One Tree Planted.
Since 2014, the organization has planted over 40 million trees. They have more than doubled the number of trees planted each year, and are working with partners across 43+ countries in North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Pacific.
Matt believes in scaling a nonprofit like a startup, and In 2021, their team grew substantially to accommodate the growth with remarkable expertise.
The organization enhanced it’s strategy and operations to ensure that they’re using the best technology, restoration methods, and monitoring practices, and implemented new project criteria for quality and accountability in how your trees are grown, managed, and planted.
Last year alone, 23,588,232 trees were planted through 166 projects in 42 countries around the world. But as Matt often says, reforestation is about so much more than just trees.
From supporting over 35,000 farming families to employing/involving over 5,000 women and engaging over 39,000 volunteers, Matt is proud of the lasting social and economic impact that they’ve made, together.
This year for Earth Month, the organization has launched its forest ever Forest Fest. This adds a new vertical to scaling a nonprofit.
Forest Fest features a gathering of thought-leaders and sustainability professionals changing the world, one tree at a time.
Learn about the cutting-edge technology that’s opening doors and driving innovation in the reforestation space!
Hear from global sustainability leaders about new trends, scaling a nonprofit, opportunities to grow and the state of the world’s forests.
A Tree-mendous Time
Network with fellow planet-lovers, get your hands in the dirt and celebrate all that we’ll accomplish together, One Tree Planted style.
Forest Fest will be help April 21-24 in San Francisco, CA.
Grant is the founder of Causeartist, one of the most influential impact business platforms in the world. Since 2013, Causeartist has been read in over 150 countries. Grant has personally interviewed 700+ impact entrepreneurs from around the world, highlighting innovations in ethical fashion, climate change, ethical technology, impact investing, and sustainable travel.