Mental Health, Crisis Intervention

MaleSurvivor: National Organization Against Male Sexual Victimization

  • New York, NY
  • www.malesurvivor.org

Mission Statement

MaleSurvivor provides critical resources to male survivors of sexual trauma and all their partners in recovery by building communities of Hope, Healing, & Support.

Main Programs

  1. Weekends of Recovery
  2. Website Operations
  3. International Conference
  4. Dare to Dream
  5. Professional Trainings

service areas

International

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ruling year

1996

chief executive for fy 2012

Mr. Christopher M Anderson

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Keywords

"male survivor","sexual abuse", recovery, men, victims, incest, clergy abuse, hope, healing, support, trauma, mental health, advocacy

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EIN

41-1831829

Also Known As

MS / NOMSV

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (F01)

Mental Health Association, Multipurpose (F80)

Rape Victim Services (F42)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

2014 Highlights
• Total donations raised for 2014 just shy of $200,000
• 60% increase in major gifts (i.e. foundational, corporate, and or gifts >$10,000) gifts.
• More than 350,000 users viewed more than 2.5 million pages of content on malesurvivor.org. Vistors came to the website from over 190 countries.
• We added more than 2000 followers on Twitter and more than 1300 people who liked our Facebook page.
• We were listed as Top NonProfit again in 2014 on GreatNonProfits.org, a designation granted to only 1700 of the more than 1.5 million nonprofits in the US.
• We provided direct services (in the form of Recovery Weekends or Workshops), Professional Trainings, and Community Awareness Events) to over 2700 people across the US and Canada.
We also established our first corporate partnership with Verizon Wireless

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

Weekends of Recovery

The Weekends of Recovery were begun in 2001 by MaleSurvivor as an additional service to our members to help them make further progress in their recovery. The weekends were designed to assist any adult survivor who was seeking further support in his recovery by being in the company of other male survivors. In addition, the weekends were designed to introduce additional tools men could use when they returned home to assist in making further headway in their recovery. It was felt from the beginning that the weekends needed to be highly structured and professionally facilitated utilizing the highest professional standards available. Weekends of Recovery are facilitated by trained therapists, utilizing the same clinical boundaries and code of ethics as adopted by the American Psychological Association. The weekends are adjuncts to participants' ongoing recovery work with individual and/or group psychotherapy, twelve step programs, and individual spiritual work, and are not meant to substitute for the participants' local support systems that are consistent with their own recovery.

Category

Victims

Budget

$169,000.00

Population Served

Male Adults

Crime/Abuse Victims

Other Minorities

Program 2

Website Operations

MaleSurvivor's website (www.malesurvivor.org) provides information and support to survivors and their loved ones all over the world. Moderated discussion forums and chat rooms give a place for many men who are just beginning their recovery from sexual abuse to come together in a safe environment to seek support and ask questions. Widely acknowledged as one of the best resources on the web for male survivors of sexual abuse, our website ranks as one of the most popular resources for all victims of sexual abuse.

Category

Victims

Budget

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

Crime/Abuse Victims

Other Minorities

Program 3

International Conference

Every two years MaleSurvivor hosts an international conference that provides a unique opportunity
for personal and professional growth, networking, and the dissemination of new
knowledge in the area of sexually traumatized boys and men. The four-day event features numerous workshops for male survivors of sexual abuse, their loved
ones/partners, and professionals who work with them.

Category

Victims

Budget

$100,000.00

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

Crime/Abuse Victims

Other Named Groups

Program 4

Dare to Dream

A series of community awareness events that bring together male survivors, mental health professionals, and community members to learn more about the dynamics of male sexual victimization, and the work of healing.

Category

Victims

Budget

Population Served

Crime/Abuse Victims

Males, all ages or age unspecified

General Public/Unspecified

Program 5

Professional Trainings

Starting in 2013, MaleSurvivor has begun developing training programs to better help professionals across disciplines to support male survivors of sexual trauma

Category

Professional Development & Training

Budget

$20,000.00

Population Served

Adults

None

General Public/Unspecified

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Self-reported by organization

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    To reduce the overall amount of sexual violence against boys and men throughout our world
    To increase the support and resources available to male survivors of sexual violence and their partners in recovery
    To increase awareness of the profound amount of male sexual victimization in our society
    To reduce the stigma, shame, and prejudice that keeps many male survivors from seeking support and pursuing the work of healing
    To advance the development of trauma-informed resources for all survivors of sexual violence
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    To expand our capacity by building strategic partnerships with funders from all areas of philanthropy
    Expand social media and website resources through strategic partnerships with educational institutions and clinical programs
    Build international partners to help expand our reach throughout the globe
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We have 20 years of experience providing direct support to male survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones through the most up to date methods.

    A unique partnership between the professional, clinical community and survivors themselves in ways that empower the sharing of knowledge across multiple disciplines.

    We have a community that already unites hundreds of professionals and tens of thousands of survivors.

    We have a website that reached hundreds of thousands of people every year, and are increasingly expanding our presence in social media.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    For 2015-
    25% increase in donation income in 2015 from all sources
    Add at least 2 corporate/foundational partners
    10% increase in direct services (as measured by persons attending a MaleSurvivor training, awareness, and/or recovery event)
    10% increase in social media followers on Twitter and Facebook
    Full attendance at all healing events
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    • Total donations raised for 2014 just shy of $200,000
    • 60% increase in major gifts (i.e. foundational, corporate, and or gifts >$10,000) gifts.
    • More than 350,000 users viewed more than 2.5 million pages of content on malesurvivor.org. Vistors came to the website from over 190 countries.
    • We added more than 2000 followers on Twitter and more than 1300 people who liked our Facebook page.
    • We were listed as Top NonProfit again in 2014 on GreatNonProfits.org, a designation granted to only 1700 of the more than 1.5 million nonprofits in the US.
    • We provided direct services (in the form of Recovery Weekends or Workshops), Professional Trainings, and Community Awareness Events) to over 2700 people across the US and Canada.

service areas

International

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Social Media

@malesurvivor

@malesurvivorORG

@malesurvivor1

Funding Needs

General Funding; Organizational Development; Program Development; Scholarship Funds; Staffing Development

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MALESURVIVOR NATL ORGANIZATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

MaleSurvivor: National Organization Against Male Sexual Victimization

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Mr. Christopher M Anderson

BIO

Christopher Anderson is the Executive Director of
MaleSurvivor. A passionate advocate for the rights of survivors of sexual
abuse, Chris joined the organization in 2007 after coming to understand the
extent to which the sexual abuse he suffered as a child profoundly affected his
life. He now speaks publicly about his own experiences as a survivor of sexual
abuse, how MaleSurvivor helped him progress in his own healing, and about the
needs of survivors in general. In 2007, he wrote and co-presented, “Ten Things
Every Therapist Should Know About Survivors” at MaleSurvivor’s International
Conference with Ken Followell. Chris has also attended 3 Weekends of Recovery
and was one of the 200+ survivors who took part in the historic Oprah Winfrey
Show special episodes highlighting the truth of Male Sexual Abuse and it’s
effect that aired in November 2010. Chris serves on the MaleSurvivor
International Conference Planning Committee, Communications Committee, and is
chair of the Web Oversight Committee. A member of Local One, IATSE, Chris
worked as a stagehand on and off Broadway until 2011. He currently lives in New
York City with his wife, Jane. Chris graduated in 1996 from St. John’s College
in Annapolis, MD with a BA in Liberal Arts.

STATEMENT FROM THE CEO

"According to the Centers for Disease Control over 25 million males in the US will experience some form of sexual victimization in their lifetime. Approximately 1 in 4 males will experience a trauma that dramatically increases the likelihood they will experience depression, anxiety, substance abuse, interpersonal dysfunction, and suicide. However, when men are empowered to talk about the abuse and trauma they experienced in a supportive environment, in the company of other survivors, it is possible for them to make remarkable progress in overcoming these challenges.

For over 20 years, MaleSurvivor has been a national leader in the effort to raise awareness of the sexual victimization of men and boys, and to develop resources to assist survivors and access the tools they need to be able to do the hard work of healing. MaleSurvivor's signature program, the Weekends of Recovery, began in 2001 with the goal of creating a trauma­-informed healing resource specifically designed to help male survivors of sexual violence. At each retreat, survivors participate in small and large group exercises designed to empower the men to share the stories of the traumas they have endured. For many, it is the first time in their lives these secrets have been shared. Weekends also introduce practical self-­care skills for men to use when they return home that assist In their ongoing healing.

A team of 18 licensed Mental Health professionals from across North America donate over 10,000 hours annually to make the Weekends happen. Each team member has at least five years of clinical experience working with male survivors; on average, team members have over 15 years experience. They are also some of the country's leading psychotherapists and social workers in this area. Without their sacrifice, weekends could not be affordable to operate or to attend. However, even with the tremendous sacrifices"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Chris King

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


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