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Nevada Gay Rodeo Association (NGRA)

Preserving the Western Lifestyle & keeping the Sport of Rodeo alive in the Nevada LGBT community.

aka NGRA   |   Las Vegas, NV   |  www.ngra.com

Mission

A. To operate as a non-profit organization exclusively for charitable works.

B. To engage in charitable activities, whether by volunteering services or by raising funds, whereby the proceeds shall be donated to other non-profit organizations. These include, but are not limited to, organizations which provide care, support and education to persons and families with AIDS/HIV, to children and families stricken by life-threatening illness or injury, to families and communities needing emergency support and assistance following a disaster, and/or to organizations that provide animal welfare and education.

C. To be an association whose members share a common interest in rodeo, equestrian events, and/or western lifestyles for educational and charitable purposes.

Ruling year info

2016

President

Mr. Stewart Black

Vice President

Mr. Jeffrey Neal

Main address

PO Box 94983

Las Vegas, NV 89193 USA

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EIN

88-0280854

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

Amateur Sports Clubs, Leagues, N.E.C. (N60)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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?

BigHorn Rodeo

NGRA (Nevada Gay Rodeo Association) was established in 1992 and is an affiliate of IGRA (International Gay Rodeo Association) which has 22 member associations in the U.S. and in Canada. These associations hold at least 16 sanctioned rodeos each year, including International Finals.

NGRA has produced seventeen BigHorn Rodeos since 1996. Our rodeos include traditional events in rough stock (such as Bareback Bronc Riding and Bull Riding), speed, and roping categories, as well as camp (comical) events, entertainment, dancing, vendors, and other activities. The increased popularity of rodeos in the west and in the U.S. as a whole has helped make NGRA one of the fastest developing member associations within IGRA. BigHorn Rodeo is one of the largest rodeos on the gay circuit.

In each of the last ten rodeo years, the Governor of Nevada, the Nevada Attorney General and the Mayor of Las Vegas have formally recognized NGRA for its efforts. NGRA has also been honored to have noted contributors to Las Vegas serve as Grand Marshal for the annual event including former Mayor Oscar Goodman, Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins, as well as national celebrity Judy Sheppard (Director of the Matthew Sheppard Foundation).

In addition to our annual BigHorn Rodeo, NGRA has produced several other national events including the IGRA Annual Convention in 2000, the International Country-Western Dance Championships in 2000, and the IGRA University from 2006 through 2010. NGRA’s other annual local events include our annual Royalty Pageant, Closet Ball, themed fundraising shows, raffles, auctions, special entertainment events, and support of the Annual Las Vegas Gay Pride festival through a Country-Western Dance Tent or support at the front gate selling general admission tickets.

But there is much more than "sport" to rodeo and the Nevada Gay Rodeo Association. There's friendship and camaraderie, fund-raising for worthy charities and a chance to be a part of a social organization committed to bringing the gay and lesbian community closer together.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Adults

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.

Total dollars received in contributions

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

LGBTQ people, People with HIV/AIDS

Related Program

BigHorn Rodeo

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of attendees present at rallies/events

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

LGBTQ people, People with HIV/AIDS

Related Program

BigHorn Rodeo

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

NGRA did not hold a BigHorn Rodeo Event in 2016 due to the World Gay Rodeo Finals being held in Las Vegas. NGRA did not hold a BigHorn Rodeo Event in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic

Dollars donated to support advocacy efforts

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

LGBTQ people, People with HIV/AIDS

Related Program

BigHorn Rodeo

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

NGRA did not hold a BigHorn Rodeo Event in 2016 due to the World Gay Rodeo Finals being held in Las Vegas. NGRA did not hold a BgHorn Rodeo Evert in 2020 due to the COVID Pandemic .

Number of volunteers

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

LGBTQ people

Related Program

BigHorn Rodeo

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

NGRA did not hold a BigHorn Rodeo Event on 2020 due to the COVID Pandemic

Total number of organization members

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

The Nevada Gay Rodeo Association (NGRA) is an affiliate of the International Gay Rodeo Association, which has 21 member associations in the US. These associations hold approximately 10 -15 sanctioned rodeos each year, including International Finals. The Nevada Gay Rodeo Association is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving the western lifestyle and producing gay rodeos with a commitment to raise funds for charitable organizations within our community. Over the years, NGRA has raised many thousands of dollars for local charities.

1 - Providing local charities with much needed funds to continue their programs
2 - Promoting, in a positive way, the LGBTQ country western lifestyle
3 - Supporting amateur sportsmanship through participation, competition and recognition

NGRA has produced twenty BigHorn Rodeos since 1996. Our rodeos include traditional events in rough stock (such as Bareback Bronc Riding and Bull Riding), speed, and roping categories, as well as camp (comical) events, entertainment, dancing, vendors, and other activities. The increased popularity of rodeos in the west and in the U.S. as a whole has helped make NGRA one of the fastest developing member associations within IGRA. BigHorn Rodeo is one of the largest rodeos on the gay circuit.

NGRA has been able to give back to the Southern Nevada Community nearly $100,000 in the past decade. Some beneficiaries have included, The Southern Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, Heaven Can Wait Animal Shelter, The Sin Sity Sister 's SADAP program , QVolution youth program at the Center and Wendy's Ranch and Rescue. We have been recognized by the Honorable Mayor of Las Vegas and the Governor of the Nevada for our philanthropic efforts. Our success is the combined efforts and generosity of the Las Vegas com m unity, as well as some amazing corporate sponsorships. As an all-volunteer non-profit organization, we celebrate our hard work through giving back to our beneficiaries each year.

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 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 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 aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, 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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Nevada Gay Rodeo Association (NGRA)

Board of directors
as of 05/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Stewart Black

NGRA

Term: 2024 - 2026


Board co-chair

Mr. Jeffrey Neal

NGRA

Term: 2024 - 2025

David Hering

NGRA

Bryan Shields

NGRA

Guy Puglisi

NGRA

Stewart Black

NGRA

Jeffrey Neal

NGRA

Patrick Terry

NGRA

Douglas Graff

NGRA

Christopher Augilar

NGRA

Kenneth Wells

NGRA

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? Not applicable
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/8/2024

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
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/25/2022

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

Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
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 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.