World Housing Founder Pete Dupuis — Named by Cause Artist as a Nonprofit Leader Who Will Impact the World in 2024

Written by Sam White on March 18, 2024

We are proud to have Co-Founder Pete Dupuis named as one of thirty nonprofit leaders of note for 2024 by Cause Artist.

In 2024, despite the challenges faced by the nonprofit sector, World Housing looks to broaden its impact with safe communities and homes being built for vulnerable families in Africa, South America, and Asia. We will break new ground in Pakistan, providing homes for at-risk women and their children and in Laos where we will provide housing for young girls to enable them to go to school and complete their education.

100% of all public donations made to World Housing go to building homes for the world’s most vulnerable people.


Within the impact sector, nonprofit leaders are instrumental in advancing economic growth by offering essential services that catalyze economic activity. In 2023, the nonprofit sector faced several challenges and witnessed significant trends that shaped its operations and impact.

This reduction was attributed to economic conditions affecting major donors’ willingness to give, particularly in the fourth quarter of 2022​​.

Gen X donors, while fewer, were more likely to volunteer and start fundraising campaigns, with an average annual donation higher than that of Millennials.

Baby Boomers remained a dominant force, contributing 43% of all donations, with high participation in annual giving and volunteering.

The Silent Generation, though smaller in population, also made significant contributions, with 88% giving to charity​​.

However, the sector also faced challenges, including a 10% decrease in the number of donors and 59% of people not volunteering in 2022.

Trust in nonprofits declined, with only 52% of the U.S. public trusting these organizations in 2023, a 7% decrease from 2020.

Additionally, the sector saw a decrease in public policy and advocacy activities, with only 31% of nonprofits engaging in advocacy or lobbying, a significant drop from previous decades​​.

Looking ahead to 2024, the nonprofit sector must navigate these challenges while harnessing new opportunities.

Adaptation to changing donor demographics, leveraging online and mobile giving platforms, and rebuilding trust through transparency and engagement will be critical.

Nonprofit leaders will play essential roles in guiding their organizations through these changes, making an impact on the world in 2024 and beyond.

World Housing’s mission: a home for everyone.

At World Housing, we believe in housing first. A new home means a new start, the beginning of a life with safety, security and stability as a foundation. What grows from there is a restoration of dignity and hope for the future. Families begin to thrive, bringing up a new generation of healthy, educated, and inspired leaders for their community.

Our mission is to create lasting social change. World Housing homes cause a ripple effect, and those ripples change lives.

Since 2013, World Housing has housed over 5,000 people in 9 countries. This is accomplished through the guidance of our leadership team, and because of the ongoing support of our benefactors, ambassadors, and donors who rally around the belief that everyone deserves a home. World Housing benefactors fund World Housing’s operating costs so that 100% of all donor contributions go to funding homes for families in need around the world.

If you would like to get involved with World Housing please contact [email protected]