Common Security Corp

Building America's Human Security

aka Common Security   |   Clifton, NJ   |  https://www.commonsec.org
This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.
This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission

Common Security Corp. is a non-partisan non-profit organization focused on improving the domestic human security umbrella by working with various entities from non-profit organizations to government agencies to understand the challenges that these organizations face, analyze their projects and programs, and identify opportunities for collaboration. We aim to use this information to develop more awareness of the elements that make up human security, and the entire human security umbrella, as well as educate policymakers, train organizations, and connect supportive partners towards this end. Greater human security means less vulnerable communities that will not only be better prepared to face security challenges.

Ruling year info

2020

Executive Director

Ahmet Akdag

Main address

11 Cutler St Apt 2

Clifton, NJ 07011 USA

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EIN

84-2438531

NTEE code info

Domestic National Security (includes Military and Defense Issues) (Q43)

Citizen Participation (W24)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (R05)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Matters of national security, including health, economy, environment, and education often get discussed and resolved at the top level between policy makers and organizations responsible for these sectors. However, local communities directly affected as well as those with valuable experience or knowledge are not always included in these conversations. Without bridging this gap, the policies both miss out on important contributions that can enhance the policy impact as well as miss out on details that may render it less effective than planned. It's vital this is addressed so that our collective defense against both natural and man-made threats is improved so that our national security, public safety, and quality of life is improved.

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?

Community Engagement & Non-Profit Support Outreach - North-East Regional

Regional focus to reach out to local communities and non-profits in the regional geographic area to introduce Common Security Corp. with the purpose to establish connections with vulnerable communities and non-profits to improve public safety, preparedness, and bring awareness to state/federal programs as well as grants.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Conduct policy research on matters of national security to identify areas of improvement and bring awareness to issues affecting communities, local governments, and organizations.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

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.

We aim to address the gaps between local communities, including business and organizations, and the objectives of policy makers, law enforcement, and security agencies. By bridging these gaps and increasing the level of awareness between both groups, we hope to create a stronger collective defense against all threats both natural and man-made.

We adopt a multi-tier strategy that focuses on both groups. We also utilize our experience in working with both groups to develop policy research that we believe encompasses the collective needs for improving national security, the environment, public health, and economic development.

For the community, our strategy involves education on various topics to develop a more aware local community that can better identify vulnerabilities and address them. We also work with local businesses and other non-profits, like schools, hospitals, and faith-based groups, to connect them with relevant government agencies as well as identify resources that can help them better prepare against threats.

For the government policy makers, we aim to educate them on the situation "on the field" by creating opportunities to interact with local communities, understand the needs and concerns of the community, and also assist them in policy research so they make knowledgeable decisions on legislation and policies. We also have a strategy to work with local law enforcement, whether municipal, county, or state, who are interested in developing their community policing procedures, allowing them to build strong relationships with the community.

Our diverse board of directors represents various community groups and brings diverse skillsets that allow us to effectively cover the multiple topics we consider vital to our mission. We also work to establish partnerships with both communities and government that allow us to grow our outreach.

We've established our board of directors, developed our non-profit plan, and have been conducting outreach to establish communication with valuable community partners that will help us achieve our mission.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Common Security Corp

Board of directors
as of 09/06/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ahmet Akdag

Habib Rahman-Kader

Feyza Akdag

Said Dincel

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 9/6/2021

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
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/06/2021

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 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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.