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Historic Wichita Cowtown, Inc.

aka Historic Wichita Cowtown, Inc.   |   Wichita, KS   |  https://www.oldcowtown.org/Pages/HWCInc.aspx

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Mission

HWCI Mission Statement: To foster an entertaining and enriching visitor experience by supporting meaningful educational programs, volunteer organizations, and the acquisition and preservation of historical artifacts.

Ruling year info

1952

President, HWCI

Nichole P. Conard

Vice-President

Dakota Bennett

Main address

1865 W. Museum Blvd.

Wichita, KS 67203 USA

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EIN

48-0559119

NTEE code info

History Museums (A54)

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Programs and results

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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?

Education

Education—2014
9,046 children participated in 429 individual class programs. Sixteen programs based on State Standards were offered for children in 2014. They included:
Cowpokes and Trail Drives
Ad Astra
All Around the Town
Manners and Marbles
Kansas Character
Teaching in a One-Room School
Community Helpers
Daily Life:1880s City Living
Farm Life: 1880s Style
Glimpse of Christmas Past
Readin’, Writin’ and Recitation
Rails and Trails
Headin’ West
Working Together
Cowboys, Cattle and Kansas
Children: Town and Country

Population(s) Served
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups
Children and youth
Non-adult children

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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HWCI Mission Statement
To foster an entertaining and enriching visitor experience by supporting meaningful educational programs, volunteer organizations, and the acquisition and preservation of historical artifacts.

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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 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 people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for 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, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

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Operations

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Historic Wichita Cowtown, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 03/11/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Nichole P. Conard

Board leadership practices

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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 ? 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? Not applicable
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/11/2024

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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

No data

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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