At Noblemen we are inspired by Eglantyne Jebb, founder of Save the Children and drafter of the original Declaration of the Rights of the Child.
These historically significant words resound through our DNA:
“Humanity owes the child the best it has to give.”
At Noblemen we care greatly about the underpriviledged, and are therefor grateful for Organizations such as Save the Children, who put the most vulnerable children first and respond to major emergencies, deliver innovative development programmes, and ensure children’s voices are heard to build them a better future.
We support Organizations with a Noble and Just cause. Organizations where 90% or more of donations go directly to the cause, and overhead is capped at 3.5%.
We support these organizations by providing free compliance consulting.
This is how we at Noblemen offer humanity the best we have to give.
Idea & conception of Noblemen
Charitable Organizations have great social responsibility. These organizations rely on financial contributions from governments, corporate sponsors and private / individual donors. So besides living up to their noble goal, Charitable Organizations have the responsibility to manage their financial resources extremely well. Worthiness is of course earned. But how can a contributor be assured to be contributing to a worthy cause? Accreditation.
Accreditation, as defined by the Cambridge Dictionary, is
“the fact of being officially recognized, accepted, or approved of, or the act of officially recognizing, accepting, or approving of something “
If a Charity is accredited, you can trust you are contributing safely to a good cause.
Accreditation is met when in compliance with industry standards and national and international legislation.
This requires legal expertise to ensure all processes meet legislation and accreditation standards. Besides a headache, legal expertise is expensive.
Then, in order to obtain and maintain accreditation, audits take place. These are costly. And the accreditation itself costs, believe it or not, a lot of money. This should already be a head scratcher.
But what if we told you that the cost of accreditation is based on the amount of support that is given. The more donations come in, the more is directed to the cause, the higher the cost of accreditation. For international organizations with local country offices, you’re looking at tens of thousands of Euros per year, per country. For one accreditation.
This is where the idea was born, to provide compliance expertise for free, to organizations with a noble and just cause.
Although we cannot eliminate the cost of accreditation, we can through our auditing methods, have organizations exempted from certain accreditation audits, saving them a lot of costs in the overall accreditation process.