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National Organization of Short Statured Adults, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 01/02/2013: National Organization of Short Statured Adults, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF SHORTSTATURED ADULTS INC

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AKA  NOSSA
New York, NY
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National Organization of Short Statured Adults, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 01/02/2013: National Organization of Short Statured Adults, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF SHORTSTATURED ADULTS INC

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Also Known As: NOSSA
Physical Address: New York, NY 10008 1187
EIN: 20-5884381
Web URL: www.nossaonline.org 
Blog URL: heightism.blogspot.com 
NTEE Category: A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A01 Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
R20 Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups
R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Ruling Year: 2007 
How This Organization Is Funded: Member dues - $25


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Mission Statement

The National Organization of Short Statured Adults or NOSSA is a non-profit organization of men 5 foot 7 inches or 170.18cm and below and women 5 foot 2 inches or 157.48cm and below in height. NOSSA is a united organization of short men and women from around the globe, promoting the message of self-empowerment for all of its members, providing a supportive environment in which to share experiences, and committed to opposing heightism in society.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses

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Annual Reports

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Leadership (GuideStar Exchange,
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Matthew Campisi

Term:

Since Jan 2010

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Officers for Fiscal Year (IRS Form 990)

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Highest Paid Employees & Their Compensation (IRS Form 990)

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People information was last updated by the nonprofit in January 2013

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Programs

Program: Research regarding short stature (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$500
Category:
Medical Research
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

Assist with research regarding short stature.

Program Long-Term Success:

Assist with responsible research regarding short stature.

Program Short-Term Success:

Assist with responsible research regarding short stature.

Program Success Monitored by:

Board of Directors.

Program Success Examples:

Assist with responsible research regarding short stature.

Program: Anti-bullying program (GuideStar Exchange,
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January 2013)

Budget:
$500
Category:
Mental Health, Substance Abuse
Population Served:
Other Named Groups

Program Description:

To discourage childhood, adult, and workplace bullying.

Program Long-Term Success:

To help those affected by childhood, adult, and workplace bullying.

Program Short-Term Success:

To help those affected by childhood, adult, and workplace bullying.

Program Success Monitored by:

Board of Directors.

Program Success Examples:

To help those affected by childhood, adult, and workplace bullying.

Program: Support groups (GuideStar Exchange,
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January 2013)

Budget:
$500
Category:
Mental Health, Substance Abuse
Population Served:
Other Named Groups

Program Description:

Support groups for short statured people.

Program Long-Term Success:

Provide support for short statured people.

Program Short-Term Success:

Provide support for short statured people.

Program Success Monitored by:

Board of Directors.

Program Success Examples:

Provide support for short statured people.

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January 2013)

Budget:
$500
Category:
Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy
Population Served:
Adults

Program Description:

Advocate for short statured people who experience discrimination based on their height.

Program Long-Term Success:

Program Short-Term Success:

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Program: Grow Taller Scam Assistance (GuideStar Exchange,
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January 2013)

Budget:
$500
Category:
Health Care
Population Served:
Adults

Program Description:

Help when consumers are "scammed" by grow taller products and services.

Program Long-Term Success:

Program Short-Term Success:

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

At NOSSA, we are actively spreading the message that short stature is not an inferior physical trait. NOSSA is committed to supporting short statured people.
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