Free State Project

Liberty Lives in New Hampshire

aka Free State Project   |   Manchester, NH   |  https://www.fsp.org

Mission

The Free State Project is a mass migration of more than 20,000 people who have pledged to move to New Hampshire for liberty. By concentrating our numbers in a single state, we are maximizing our impact as activists, entrepreneurs, community builders, and thought leaders.

Ruling year info

2014

Managing Director

Mr. Jeremy Kauffman

Main address

373 South Willow Street #161

Manchester, NH 03103 USA

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EIN

36-4668773

NTEE code info

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Libertarians need a homeland, just like all people do. Specifically, the Free State Project offers libertarian activists an opportunity to consolidate their efforts and increase their success.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Get to New Hampshire and Do Something

After attracting libertarian activists to the Free State Project, we assist them in getting to New Hampshire by encouraging them to visit New Hampshire, providing them guidance on getting jobs in New Hampshire, and onboarding them into our community by throwing move-in parties and connecting them with other libertarian activists near them.

Population(s) Served
Activists

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

New Hampshire is already the freest state. With its "Live Free or Die" state motto, New Hampshire also has a pre-existing pro-liberty culture. The Free State Project aims to continue that existing tradition and become a beacon of liberty for the other 49 states to emulate, as well as for the world.

After attracting libertarian activists to the Free State Project, we assist them in getting to New Hampshire by encouraging them to visit New Hampshire, providing them guidance on getting jobs in New Hampshire, and onboarding them into our community by throwing move-in parties and connecting them with other libertarian activists near them.

The Free State Project is capable of implementing strategies to accomplish its goals by utilizing its staff and volunteers to help guide libertarian activists through the process of moving to New Hampshire. Shortly thereafter, our staff and volunteers engage with movers to help connect them with other likeminded libertarian activists in New Hampshire, especially those located near them.

Success stories from Free State Project activists include:

- Passed Constitutional Carry (ability to conceal or open carry a firearm without a permit)
- Expanded Castle Doctrine – no duty to retreat, anywhere, anytime! You can lawfully defend your home, property, family, and anybody, any place you have a legal right to be.
- Repealed all knife laws
- Elected 45+ Free Staters as legislators
- Reduced the state budget by 11%
- Passed laws to help prevent drug overdose deaths
- Blocked countless bad bills from passing into law (income tax, bump stock ban, Marcy’s Law, etc.)
- Added transparency in policing for profit (i.e. civil asset forfeiture)
- Started dozens of new businesses, media outlets, volunteer projects, and charities
- Built activist clubs in major cities
- Secured business tax cuts
- Strengthened existing homeschooling freedoms
- Deregulated crypto currency
- Won landmark court cases (ability to film cops; school choice)
- Held annual festivals and regular meet-ups around the state
- Accomplished marijuana reform: medical and decriminalization
- Nullified federal laws (e.g rejected Obamacare exchange; rejected national ID card; rejected infamous Kelo decision)

What's next? So far, the Free State Project has moved over 2,000 libertarian activists to New Hampshire. Our goal is 20,000.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    People who make an effort to create a freer New Hampshire, some of whom have yet to move to the state.

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We created a new program called "Free State Q&A", which is a multi-platform, interactive, informative livestream that helps us better connect with new and existing constituents.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Asking for feedback shows that we value their thoughts and that they could possibly have an effect on the organization's future.

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

    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 identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Free State Project

Board of directors
as of 8/30/2021
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Board chair

Carla Gericke

Greg Moore

Dan McGuire

Jeremy Kauffman

Seamus Casey

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? No
  • 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? No
  • 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

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