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National Women's History Museum Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 04/18/2014: National Women's History Museum

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: NATIONAL WOMENS HISTORY MUSEUM

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AKA  NWHM
Alexandria, VA
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National Women's History Museum Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 04/18/2014: National Women's History Museum

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: NATIONAL WOMENS HISTORY MUSEUM

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Also Known As: NWHM
Physical Address: Alexandria, VA 22304 
EIN: 54-1801426
Web URL: www.nwhm.org 
NTEE Category: A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A54 History Museums
V Social Science Research Institutes
V32 Women's Studies
Ruling Year: 1997 
Top Funders: Fundraising Events - $22,472
Gifts, grants, and other contributions - $1,711,231


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Mission Statement

The National Women’s History Museum educates, inspires, empowers, and shapes the future by integrating women's distinctive history into the culture and history of the United States. Until legislation passes in Congress designating a permanent museum in Washington, D.C., the NWHM promotes women's history through its temporary exhibits, special events and programs, online museum, online educational materials and social media.

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Annual Revenue & Expenses

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $1,571,859
Total Expenses $1,422,304

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Leadership

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Ms. Joan Wages

Term:

Since July 2007

Profile:

Joan Wages is a founding board member of NWHM and worked to raise the money and pass legislation to move the Suffrage Statue depicting founders of the U.S. suffrage movement from the U.S. Capitol Crypt upstairs into the Rotunda where it now stands. For over a decade, she has worked to identify a building site for the Museum and to lobby Congress for a permanent home. She was elected president in July 20007. Ms. Wages has served as president of Cash, Smith & Wages, a consulting firm with offices in Alexandria, Virginia. Ms. Wages has been a registered lobbyist with a wide range of political experience including state and federal legislation, national grassroots lobbying campaigns, lobbying federal agencies to influence the regulatory process, and political campaigns. She has a B.A. in Mathematics from Auburn University and a MA degree in Philosophy from Columbia Pacific.

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Budget:
$715,586
Category:
None
Population Served:
Female Adults
General Public/Unspecified
Female Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Program Description:

Special events are held to build public awareness of the efforts for the Museum. Those attending the events were informed about some of the accomplishments of women in history and shared in the recognition of the achievements of several remarkable contemporary American women.

Program Long-Term Success:

Attendance to the events helps to promote support for the long term goal of having a women's history museum on or next to the National Mall.

Program Short-Term Success:

These events are a type of focus group in that NWHM learns with each event what people want to know about women's history and how best to communicate that information.

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Budget:
$108,865
Category:
None
Population Served:
Female Adults
General Public/Unspecified
Female Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Program Description:

NWHM meets with members of Congress and builds support for legislation through contacting groups and asking NWHM members to contact their member of Congress asking for support for legislation to provide a permanent home for the Museum.

Program Long-Term Success:

The long-term success of this effort will be to secure a federally controlled site that can be used for the construction of the National Women's History Museum.

Program Short-Term Success:

Passage of legislation creating a Congressional Commission to report back to Congress with a feasible plan for governance, operations, fundraising and site selection.

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Budget:
$90,542
Category:
None
Population Served:
Female Adults
General Public/Unspecified
Female Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Program Description:

While NWHM works with Congress to secure a permanent building site, its website is its virtual home. There is ongoing development of the site and two online exhibits were added: "A Century of Entrepreneurial Women" and "Women and the Internet."

Program Long-Term Success:

More people will visit the Museum's website than will ever attend the physical site so this is an ongoing project to make women's history available to anyone who has access to the internet. More than 45,000 educational institutions have linked or connected to the NWHM site (www.nwhm.org) and this number will continue to grow. There were over 2 million hits to the website in 2012.

Program Short-Term Success:

The website is a tool to communicate updates on Museum activities and educational efforts. We can stay in touch with our members and supports, do surveys and provide information on more contemporary topics. Staff are able to update the website on a regular basis.

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The National Women's History Museum has the goal of disseminating information about women's history to the general public. NWHM is lobbying Congress for a permanent home on or next to the National Mall. While it works toward securing a site, NWHM gets information out through the nwhm.org website with online exhibits and biographies about women, In addition, NWHM offers public programs such as lectures, public speakers, panels and other online projects for the public at large.
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