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GRANITE STATE INDEPENDENT LIVING

Bringing Independence to Life

aka GSIL   |   Concord, NH   |  www.gsil.org

Mission

Founded in 1980, Granite State Independent Living (GSIL) is a statewide nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote life with independence for people with disabilities through advocacy, information, education and support.

Ruling year info

1980

President & Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Deborah Ritcey

Main address

21 Chenell Dr

Concord, NH 03301 USA

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EIN

02-0350170

NTEE code info

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Disability Services

GSIL operates 17 distinct programs and services including but not limited to: employment assistance, transportation, financial counseling, consumer directed in-home supports, community living services, student transition, peer support, and home modifications for accessibility. These programs and services benefit hundreds of consumers statewide, 90% of whom live on low and/or fixed incomes. Access to these services at little or no cost is critical to their wellbeing.

Population(s) Served
Health

Where we work

Awards

Pinnacle Award Non-Profit Business of the Year 2010

Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce

Year of Service 2010

Citadel Broadcasting / WOKQ

Business Excellence Award-Nonprofits 2009

NHBR

The 2009 Corporate Fund Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management 2009

Corporate Fund

Non Profit of the Year 2007

Business NH Magazine

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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • 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 share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

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

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GRANITE STATE INDEPENDENT LIVING

Board of directors
as of 05/19/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lorna Greer

No Affiliation

Term: 2025 - 2023

Lorna Greer

Retired: NH Human Rights Commission

Dave Qualey

Mobility Works

Iris Polley

Sobriety thru Photography

Kevin Ennis

No Affiliation

Larry Smukler

Retired: New Hampshire Supreme Court

Grant Van Der Beken

Hartford

Bruce Higginbotham

No Affiliation

Don McDonah

St. Joseph's Hospital

Eric Schlepphorst

Retired: Physician

Anne Vallette

CGI

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 4/14/2022

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
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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