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The Richmond Forum

To present powerful voices so Richmond can learn. To empower local voices so Richmond can lead.

RICHMOND, VA   |  http://richmondforum.org

Mission

To present powerful voices so Richmond can learn. To empower local voices so Richmond can lead.

Ruling year info

1986

Principal Officer

Heather Mullins Crislip

Main address

110 S 15TH ST STE B

RICHMOND, VA 23219 USA

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EIN

54-1382433

NTEE code info

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Signature Program Series

The main program of The Richmond Forum is a subscription series which includes five programs per year and brings the biggest names in technology, entertainment, politics, the arts, and more to the Altria Theater. Past speakers have included Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama; Jane Goodall, Bryan Stevenson, Anderson Cooper, and more.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Academics

Recognizing the absence of competitive speech & debate programs or inadequate funding in most local public schools, we launched the Richmond Forum Speech & Debate Initiative (RFSDI) in 2018 to implement, grow, and support these essential programs in all Richmond region public middle and high schools. Our goal is to have speech and debate teams in all public middle and high schools by 2025.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

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 inform the development of new programs/projects

  • 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 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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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The Richmond Forum

Board of directors
as of 05/08/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Teresa Downs

Altria

Term: 2024 - 2026

Ellen Spong

Atlantic Union Bank

Teresa Downs

Altria

Celia Rafalko

Cary Street Partners

Linda Schreiner

Markel Corporation

Rhodes Ritenour

Bon Secours Health System

Jonathan Brabrand

Transact Capital Partners

Ashley Taylor

Troutman Pepper

Regina Elbert

Dominion Energy

Will Hershey

Davenport & Company, LLC

Janet Tope

Wells Fargo

Todd Waldo

Hugh Helen LLC

Kelly O'Keefe

Brand Federation

Cindy Joyce

Agili

Greg Stivers

Profit Optics

Zack Smith

PartnerMD

Kristen Cavallo

Community Member

Sally Tate

Hourigan

Eva Hartman

Luna Innovations

Tonya Hall

Virginia State University

Pient Tran

Capital One

Brennen Keene

McGuire Woods

Maria Tedesco

Atlantic Union Bank

Daphne Maxwell Reid

Community Member

P. Anand Rao

University of Mary Washington

Rick Palmieri

WilliamsMullen

Allison Rogish

Deloitte

Steve Humble

VPM

Jimmy Chou

SingleStone

Kevin Best

Virginia Commonwealth University

Andrea Lynn White

CareScout Insurance

Lisa Sims

Venture Richmond

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/8/2024

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
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/08/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. 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 analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 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.