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Copley Society of Boston

America's oldest nonprofit organization

aka Co|So   |   Boston, MA   |  www.copleysociety.org

Mission

The Copley Society of art (Co|So), founded in 1879, is committed to the advancement of the visual arts in New England and beyond. With more than 650 artist members, Co|So provides artists with a gallery for exhibiting their art and a platform for engaging and educating the community.

Ruling year info

1943

Principal Officer

Ms. Suzan Redgate

Main address

158 Newbury St

Boston, MA 02116 USA

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EIN

04-2133876

NTEE code info

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Our programs

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Sponsorship

The Copley Society offers a series of sponsorship levels. Benefits include but are not limited to invitations to exhibitions, discounted workshop rates, and advance notice of special events. The Copley Society maintains three levels of artist membership: Student, Associate and Professional Artist. Professional Membership is a juried application process and a Membership Committee comprised of prominent artist members reviews applications three times a year. Membership benefits include: exhibition opportunities, credentialing system, scholarship and residency opportunities, discounts on educational programs, workshops and vendor services. The Copley Society has three galleries and hosts between 15-20 exhibitions each year including solo exhibitions, thematic group shows, juried competitions and fundraising events featuring the work of our artist members.

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How we listen

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    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Copley Society of Boston

Board of directors
as of 05/03/2023
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Board co-chair

Tim Neill


Board co-chair

Penny Billings

Theodore E. Charles

Elaine Mangum

George Baxendale

Kathy Scadden

Geoffrey Chalmers

Marcie Behman

Max Stern

Doug Adams

Jonathan P. Radford

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/03/2023

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.