Justdiggit aims at reversing the process of global desertification and ecosystem degradation. The Foundation seeks to achieve this by implementing local ecosystem restoration programs, developing international awareness campaigns, and through education programs.
Justdiggit has a multi-annual policy plan in place for 2019-2030.
Our mission is to launch integrated landscape restoration programs in regions that can be restored and to create a global social movement for climate action. On the program side, we apply proven rainwater infiltration and conservation techniques at a large scale to restore entire ecosystems, aiming to make the local climate-resilient. On the social side, we build a global community for consumers, enterprises, scientists, and artists inspired by the success and simplicity of our projects combined with our creative marketing and communication.
Our fundraising strategy focuses on companies (amongst others company foundations, CSR, sponsoring), consumer donations, Rainmakers (Rainmakers are individuals who support Justdiggit with overhead costs funding, network and influence), and grant applications (foundations and international (climate) funds).
Donations with a certain purpose are reserved in our Appropriation Fund and are only used for agreed purposes. All available capital is at the free disposal of Justdiggit Foundation on her bank accounts.
The budget with planned expenditures for a certain year is approved by the Supervisory Board. The Managing Director gives account for the actual expenditures to the Supervisory Board at least quarterly.
Executive and Supervisory Board
Justdiggit Foundation’s Executive Board consisted in 2020 of Marjolein Albers (Managing Director), Wessel van Eeden (Global Marketing Director), and Niels Dierckx (Director Programs). The Executive Board operates under the aegis of and is advised by a Supervisory Board whose members receive no award but can be allocated an expense allowance.
The Supervisory Board 2021 consists of:
Harold Knebel – chair
Eddy Moors – general member
Tineke Bahlmann – general member
Erik Hallers – general member
Joined the Supervisory Board on June 1, 2021:
Vineel Agarwal – general member
Jos Huijbregts – general member with portfolio finance
The Board is responsible for overseeing the general affairs of the Foundation and the supervision of the Executive Board’s Management and policies.
The Board is in charge of the – periodically evaluated – remunerative policy of the Executive Board due to allowances being made in this respect for the Wijffels Committee’s “Governance Code for Charities”.
Remuneration policy staff
The salaries of Justdiggit employees are in line with market practice and follow the basic salary guideline 2016 of Goede Doelen Nederland. This guideline is an average of the highest and lowest in the charitable sector. The charitable sector is understood to be: nature and environment, welfare and culture, health, and international cooperation.
The remuneration of the Board during 2020 includes holiday allowances and social securities, but no pension or other allowances. Monthly gross salaries excluding 8% holiday allowances of the Board of Directors in 2020: Managing Director: Marjolein Albers (0,9 FTE) 6,143 EUR, Global Marketing Director: Wessel van Eeden (1,0 FTE) 5,954 EUR and Director Programs: Niels Dierckx (0,9 FTE) 5,358.60 EUR. This salary is below the maximum as is laid down in the SFB Code for Good Governance. With this, Justdiggit complies with the regulation of directors’ fees in the charitable sector. The remuneration is determined by the Supervisory Board.
Annual report and actual activities
On our website the latest news relating to our activities is available, see annual reports. The 2020 annual report contains information about performed activities and financial statements in 2020.