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Gilda's Club Madison Wisconsin, Inc.

Community is Stronger than Cancer

aka Gilda's Club Madison Wisconsin, Inc.   |   Middleton, WI   |  www.gildasclubmadison.org

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Mission

Gilda's Club Madison creates a community of free emotional support, cancer education, and hope for children and adults with any cancer diagnosis and those who care about them. Our mission is to uplift and strengthen people impacted by cancer by providing support, fostering compassionate communities, and breaking down barriers to care.

Ruling year info

2003

Executive Director/CEO

Ms. Lannia Stenz

Main address

7907 UW Health Court

Middleton, WI 53562 USA

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EIN

06-1662883

NTEE code info

Cancer (G30)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (G01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Each year, more than 39,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in Wisconsin, and each diagnosis affects an entire circle of family and friends. Gilda's Club Madison provides a unique place that offers emotional support, cancer education, and hope for every man, woman, and child that is affected.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Cancer Support

Gilda's Club offers an individualized membership plan, support groups for adults and children with any type of cancer, educational lectures, workshops, and community-building social activities. All programs are offered AT NO COST.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of Support Groups Offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Cancer Support

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of healthy living classes offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Cancer Support

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Our goal as an organization is to provide free emotional support, cancer education, and healthy lifestyle activities for anyone in Wisconsin that is impacted by a cancer diagnosis. Programs are provided both in-person and online.

Activities identified for the Strategic Plan include:

Improve baseline by 1/3 of the difference between baseline and 85% via follow-up with non-attenders
Add CQI standard practices to orientation materials
Review CSS – 30% will Retake
Annual pull of data from Gnosis – determine additional engagement from prior year
Add appropriate questions to program, 30 day and annual survey
Develop Plan to fund Effective Staffing
Change messaging to improve member check-in accuracy
Track unique visits
Quantify per-hour value of volunteer time donated. Report out to volunteers, donors, and members

Gilda's Club Madison has been providing cancer support programming to Madison and the surrounding communities since 2008. The services we provide are unique and valuable:

• We support the whole family
• All ages are welcome
• Any cancer diagnosis at any stage is welcome
• Caregivers are supported
• We promote a philosophy of empowerment and “getting by giving"
• We have as amazing facility that provides a welcoming setting
• Programs are offered at no charge
• Cancer Support Community affiliation lends us strength through tools and online support
• We have hundreds of outstanding volunteers who are compassionate and driven to share their skills in support of our mission
• Our board and staff have proven to be dedicated and passionate
• We offer the missing piece in cancer care which helps reduce overall cancer care costs, results in fewer hospitalizations, improves the likelihood that patients will follow their medical regimen, and ultimately results in improved length of survival in many cases.

Last year Gilda's Club Madison welcomed 974 active participants to our programs. We offered 652 Educational, healthy living, and social activity sessions and 554 Support group sessions. To date, we have served more than 5,000 people impacted by cancer in Wisconsin.

Following participation, we surveyed our participants about their experiences and learned:

96% would recommend Gilda's Club to others dealing with cancer
95% felt that Gilda's Club programs have had a positive impact on their lives
87% feel that Gilda's Club plays a part in their support system
85% found comfort in a community of others who understood their experience
81% feel less lonely and isolated

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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 act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

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

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Gilda's Club Madison Wisconsin, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 02/29/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Sue Loken

Lake Ridge Bank

Term: 2024 - 2026


Board co-chair

Mr. Andrew Wallis

Potter Lawson

Term: 2024 - 2026

Cindy Alvarez

No Affiliation

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and 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 and 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/21/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/21/2024

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.