PGH Equality Center

aka PGH Equality Center   |   Pittsburgh, PA   |  www.pghequalitycenter.org

Mission

Mission: We serve as a bridge that promotes education, advocacy, and social justice for all LGBTQIA+ people and allies in Western Pennsylvania.

Ruling year info

1987

Chair

Patrick Zbansik

Co Principal Officer

Heather Broman

Main address

5840 Ellsworth Ave Suite 100

Pittsburgh, PA 15232 USA

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EIN

25-1469855

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Vision: To cultivate a more collaborative, diverse, just, and empowered community.

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?

Youth Programs

Youth program with teen LGBTQIA+ book club, monthly meet ups, partnerships with local GSAs.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Adolescents

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 people on the organization's email list

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

LGBTQ people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We use our email list to send out monthly newsletter blasts to update our community of what is going on.

Number of Facebook followers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

LGBTQ people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our social media followers get daily blasts about issues that affect them, facts about the community, and programs that we are putting out.

Number of youth programs offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

LGBTQ people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Our youth programs involve a teen book club, youth nights, and more.

Number of groups brought together in a coalition/alliance/partnership

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

LGBTQ people

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Working towards a collective/partnership of LGBTQIA+ local organizations.

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.

A collective of the LGBTQIA+ organizations coming together to support each other in the goals that we have.

The collective of LGBTQIA+ organizations organizing Pride together instead of one organization.

A place for LGBTQIA+ youth, young adults, and adults to explore who they are in a safe and comforting community.

An annual strategic plan.

Working on various events with the LGBTQIA+ organizations.

Creating a teen LGBTQIA+ book club.

Supporting teens in their academic and extracurricular pursuits.

Working with the other LGBTQIA+ organizations so that it isn't just one organization supporting a large percentage of the community.

Creating volunteer opportunities for those who want to support us.

Being active in the community.

We are currently in the midst of rebuilding our organization and have updated much of our information, asked the community what they wanted with our survey, and reached out to organizations to partner with. We also have begun programming for the fall for our youth program.

We can only guess at what is next. But I think the biggest thing that is next is the collective of LGBTQIA+ organizations working together.

Financials

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Operations

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

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PGH Equality Center

Board of directors
as of 8/27/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Patrick Zbansik

Ross Pfile

Jeff Miller

TJ Murphy

Ray Sidney-Smith

Mona Wiley

Julie Cantrell

Maggie Cooney

Andee O'Brien

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/27/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/17/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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 engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.