Bunnies On the Bayou Inc

Houston, TX   |  https://bunniesonthebayou.org

Mission

Bunnies on the Bayou, Inc. is a 501(c)3, all volunteer organization dedicated to the raising and distributing of funds for various charitable, educational and cultural programs that seek to improve the quality of life and promote education and awareness of human rights for individuals in the Houston LGBT community.

Ruling year info

2014

President

Stephen Duckett

Main address

PO Box 66832

Houston, TX 77266 USA

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EIN

76-0486477

NTEE code info

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Bunnies on the Bayou, Inc. is dedicated to the raising and distributing of funds for various charitable, educational and cultural programs that seek to improve the quality of life and promote education and awareness of human rights for individuals in the Houston LGBT 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?

Bunnies on the Bayou

An annual event that occurs on Easter Sunday with the purpose of raising funds for Houston based LGBT organizations. The focus is on health and wellness, community development and education. 3,000+ attendees are present and enjoy world class DJs, local food, drinks and the opportunity to unite the community.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people

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 Facebook followers

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

LGBTQ people

Related Program

Bunnies on the Bayou

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of grants awarded

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

LGBTQ people

Related Program

Bunnies on the Bayou

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

Bunnies on the Bayou, Inc. plans to have year over year growth in funds distributed to our beneficiaries in the Houston LGBT community. By 2022 Bunnies on the Bayou plans to surpass $200,000 in annual giving to beneficiaries.

The development of strategic sponsorship financial goals and expansion of the sponsorship portfolio will provide the means to deliver more robust events, and in turn, draw in larger crowds. Bunnies on the Bayou intends to expand its annual event's footprint into a destination event by partnering with local city and LGBT resources in addition to national partnerships.

Bunnies on the Bayou prides itself on the caliber of professionalism in its elected Board of Directors and the relentless efforts of the Bunny Hosts' volunteerism. The Board is comprised of individuals who are excelling in their careers and are visible and vocal leaders within the Houston LGBT community. The Bunny Hosts help execute the fundraising events by providing the volunteer management, organizing and labor needed to successfully operate. These dynamic and vital components of the organization are collectively equipped to provide the necessary reach within the community, with its sponsors and across the country.

In the last 5 years Bunnies on the Bayou, Inc. has seen a rapid 45% increase in annual charitable giving. Between 2018 and 2019 there was a 14% growth alone. This trajectory has been steady and the Board has a strategic vision to ensure its continued success.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • 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 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?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Bunnies On the Bayou Inc

Board of directors
as of 3/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Stephen Duckett

Stephen Duckett

David Melo

Divya Kumar

Natan Cruz

Chad Cornwall

Brandon Rhodes

Dale Labang

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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/26/2021

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
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/26/2021

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 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.