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Greenroom Exchange

Creating Cross Cultural Experiences Through Music and The Arts

Lexington, KY   |  www.greenroomexchange.org

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Mission

GreenRoom Exchange creates international cross-cultural experiences, bringing artists and musicians from other countries to work with local artists, expanding our understanding of their cultures, enriching our community.

Notes from the nonprofit

We will be creating a Future Vision Subcommittee to help GreenRoom Exchange develop long term strategic growth plans

Ruling year info

2020

Chairman

Connie Milligan

C0-Chair, Treasurer

Robert Carroll

Main address

121 Preston Ave

Lexington, KY 40502 USA

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EIN

84-3391750

NTEE code info

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

IRS filing requirement

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

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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?

The Senegal Project

The Senegal Project is the culmination of 3 years of collaboration between local Lexington musicians and Senegalese musicians and recording studios both here in Lexington and Dakar, Senegal. An impressive body of original music was composed during the pandemic by acclaimed Senegalese singer/songwriter Allioune Guisse and pianist/composer Lee Carroll from Lexington KY.
The result of this collaboration is a compilation of exciting M’balax music which takes its roots in Senegalese rhythm. The project includes 4 distinct events: a debut performance of the original music at the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center, a House Concert, an African Jam open to the public, and music for children at the LFUCG Early Childhood Development Center .

Population(s) Served
People of African descent
People of Asian descent
People of European descent
People of Latin American descent
Multiracial people

Series of concerts and educational workshops by internationally acclaimed musicians;
*Leo Genovese - Grammy Award Winning pianist, Leo Genovese, from Argentina, Two solo piano performances, recorded and filmed for future release on GreenRoom Exchange Records. Mr. Genovese also spoke at The Governors School for the Arts.
*Gideon Alorwoyie's Afrikania Drumming and Dance Troop - from Ghana. Two performances and 4 workshops hosted in Lexington and surrounding area, including a program for inner city children.
* Ambiente Criollo -All Female 10 Member Peruvian Folk Music from Lima,Peru. Large performance and several workshops in Lexington scheduled for November
* Cimefunk - 9 Member Afro-Cuban Funk band from Havana - One large performance TBD Fall/Winter 2023

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
At-risk youth
Immigrants and migrants

Where we work

Awards

Performance Arts Award 2023

Arts Connect

Enlightenment Through Service Award 2023

The Institute of Whole Life Healing

Affiliations & memberships

Arts Connect 2023

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

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, 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 the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently

Financials

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Operations

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

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Greenroom Exchange

Board of directors
as of 08/30/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Connie Milligan


Board co-chair

Robert Carroll

Doreen Maloney

Univ. of KY Professor of Art

Duane Lundy

Owner, Lexington Recording Company

Dieter Hemmings

Univ. of KY Professor of Music

John Buckman

Freelance videographer

Mercedes Harn

Art teacher, Fayette County Schools

Kumba Mbayo

independent photographer

Connie Milligan

Owner, Spectrum Transformation Services

Lee Carroll

Muscian, Producer

Donna Kwon

Univ. Of Ky Professor of Music

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 ? 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? 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 8/30/2023

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

The organization's co-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

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/30/2023

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Data
  • 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.