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Full Circle Experience

aka Full Circle Experience, Inc.   |   Albany, NY   |  https://experiencefullcircle.org

Mission

Provide a virtual space where Black people can locate themselves in geography and history, expanding their sense of self and potential and connecting with others to effect personal and social change.

Notes from the nonprofit

Working on a demo together with AWS and Pariveda Solutions to present to potential donors.

Ruling year info

2022

Co-founder and Board Member

Mike Wittenstein

Co-founder and Board Member

Julia Michaels

Main address

418 Broadway Suite 4609

Albany, NY 12207 USA

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EIN

87-2518697

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Ripples and Waves of the Haitian Revolution

Students from an in-country tech school in Haiti will be paired with US-based HBCU students to share their perspectives about these unique historic events using new metaverse storytelling tools such as world-building, augmented reality, virtual reality, and drone-based photogrammetry. The skills will be supplied by partners, equipment for a digital storytelling lab will be supplied by funders, and access to historical records that add context and grounding will be supplied by students and historians. People will learn about the systematic spread of enslavement techniques, understand that human rights are for all humans, and learn how individual efforts helped shape countries and the course of history.

Population(s) Served

Museums, galleries, libraries, private collectors and independent (including crowd-sourced) researchers will work together to identify twins, triplets and other related items. Digitizing specialists will convert scans of objects and artworks into object files (viewable in 3D). Attorneys will pave the way for the sharing of digital and physical items. As a result, more people will experience the full impact of seeing reunited items side-by-side in digital and physical displays. Conversations about what caused the separation will spark more interest in repairing torn relationships.

Population(s) Served

Completing one’s ancestry through a DNA study often leads to the desire to explore roots more fully. Unfortunately, many heritage explorers are left empty-handed and on their own once they receive their test results. This pilot will highlight one of the more popular experiences for Diaspora Blacks: virtual travel to one’s homeland. Heritage preservationists, metaverse travel companies, and on-site human tour guides will offer individualized experiences that answer core questions such as: “Where do I come from?”, “What is it like where I’m from?”, and “Am I like others?”.

Population(s) Served

Museums and digital entrepreneurs will work together to digitize and monetize artwork in respectful and equitable ways. Several approaches to sharing, attributing, and monetizing NFTs of artistic works will prepare artists, galleries and museums to participate in the metaverse. This prototype will allow people to share pieces from around the world in contexts that they curate. It will provide for introductions and narrative-based connections with other curators, friends, colleagues and the public.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Association of African American Museums 2022

Museums Association of the Caribbean 2021

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 participants who felt that they have been provided with a range of options for future employment

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

FullCircle will use this to track its interns. FullCircle just began hiring interns in 2023

Number of people trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

FullCircle will use this to track its interns. FullCircle just began hiring interns in 2023

Number of return website visitors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

FullCircle just began tracking this metric in December 2023

Number of new website visitors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

FullCircle just began tracking this metric in December 2023

Number of unique website visitors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

FullCircle just began tracking this metric in December 2023

Number of people on the organization's email list

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

FullCircle just began tracking this metric in December 2023

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Financials

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Operations

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

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Full Circle Experience

Board of directors
as of 05/23/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Julia Michaels

FullCircle


Board co-chair

Mike Wittenstein

FullCircle

Julia Michaels

FullCircle

Mike Wittenstein

FullCircle

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 ? 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 8/24/2023

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
Male, 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
Female, 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: 10/17/2022

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

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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.