The Big Latch On Founders: Women’s Health Action coordinate the Big Latch On in New Zealand and Small Beginnings Group, LLC DBA Global Big Latch On coordinates the Global Big Latch On.

Women’s Health Action is a not for profit, New Zealand registered charitable trust partially funded by the New Zealand Ministry for Health. Their vision is Well Women Empowered in a Healthy World.

Small Beginnings Group, LLC is owned by Joanne Edwards. It is a small for-profit company that offers family wellness and lactation services in Portland, Oregon. For many years we have considered the option of creating a not for profit structure for the Global Big Latch On, however the costs of doing this have been and continue to be prohibitive.

The continued success and growth of the Global Big Latch On is reliant on the amazing support from the community. We appreciate and are very grateful your continued support of the Global Big Latch On.

 

So, where does all the money come from and how is it spent?

We think those are fair questions and we want to answer them for you as clearly as we can.

We have always wanted to keep the Global Big Latch On free to host and participate in. We believe supporting breastfeeding and families at a community level is really important and we want to make sure as many families as possible have access to the support that comes from attending a Big Latch On.

This year we have invested in the future of the Global Big Latch On and finally have our lovely purpose built website. It has cost $12,300 to develop, has space to grow with us and will make everyone's involvement in the Global Big Latch On easier. Please do let us know what you think about the new website. If you love it and can contribute towards paying for it please do so here.

Here's some more information so you can see where the pennies go, 2015 will be available soon.

2014 Global Big Latch On Financial Overview

In 2014 Small Beginnings Group, LLC made an annual pre tax profit of $3851. Below is an overview of the Global Big Latch On portion of that years tax report.

 
Balances Description
Income 8115.53 Donations, Sales of merchandise, Sponsorship
Outgoing 8137.51 Website (includes maintenance, hosting, server space), Insurance, Merchandise costs (includes cost of items, postage, stationary and paypal fees), Mailchimp.
Total -21.98 It takes around 20 hours a week all year round to keep the Global Big Latch On running, currently no one is paid for this work.

2013 Global Big Latch On Financial Overview

In 2013 Small Beginnings Group, LLC made an annual pre tax profit of $3,548. Below is an overview of the Global Big Latch On portion of that years tax report.

Balances Description
Income 6408.52 Donations, Sales of merchandise, Sponsorship
Outgoing 6633.75 Website (includes maintenance, hosting, server space), Insurance, Merchandise costs (includes cost of items, postage, stationary and paypal fees), Mailchimp.
Total -225.23 It takes around 20 hours a week all year round to keep the Global Big Latch On running, currently no one is paid for this work.