Woodhull Freedom Foundation

aka Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance   |   Silver Spring, MD   |  www.woodhullfoundation.org

Mission

The mission of The Woodhull Freedom Foundation is to affirm sexual freedom as a fundamental human right.

Ruling year info

2006

President & CEO

Ricci Joy Levy

Main address

3301 Gleneagles Drive

Silver Spring, MD 20906 USA

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EIN

11-3681116

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (R05)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are at a critical time as the pendulum of social change swings far to the right. We are going to have to work hard to keep the rights we already have while working to claim those rights not yet recognized. Sexual violence has become a prominent issue in our national discourse, and Woodhull is working to create strategies to prevent sexual violence and to create alternative forms of accountability when harm does happen.

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?

Woodhull's Sexual Freedom Summit

2020 is the 11th year of Woodhull's Sexual Freedom Summit! Because of the COVID19 pandemic, the Summit shifted to a virtual platform. It is anticipated that virtual programming will continue through 2021.

This is the event where it all comes together – the personal and the political; discussions about our personal sexuality, and the goals of our sexual freedom movement.

At the Summit we share information, experiences, and strategies to use in the fight for human rights and sexual freedom. We'll talk about the denial of our identities, relationships and families, the undermining of our health care, and reduction of our access to sexuality education, as well as the criminalization of our sexual expression and pleasure. But we'll also be talking about how to create the change we want to see in these and other areas.

At Woodhull’s Sexual Freedom Summit each year, we educate and inform hundreds of individuals who take our messages back to their organizations, communities, and campaigns.

There are (finally) several sexual freedom conferences across the country, but there is only one Sexual Freedom Summit that focuses on policy and social change, and only one that utilizes the human rights framework, in addition to civil and legislative remedies - and that Summit is Woodhull's.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Sexual Freedom Day is an annual celebration of this fundamental human right.  The day includes an educational program focusing on the various issues, identities and communities in the vast realm of the human rights framework, highlighting the current situation and focusing participants towards the future - including the work that has to be done to realize this right.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The "Vicki" Sexual Freedom Award, named after our namesake, Victoria Woodhull, is given annually to individuals whose work and life embodies the mission of Woodhull, the affirmation of sexual freedom as a fundamental human right.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Woodhull's Family Matters Project protects the fundamental human right to family by working to eliminate discrimination based on family structure and relationship choices.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Creating strategies to prevent sexual violence and create alternative forms of accountability when harm does happen.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Victims and oppressed people

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.

Number of free participants in conferences

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

Adults

Related Program

Woodhull's Sexual Freedom Summit

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Because of COVID19 we switched our in-person Summit to a virtual event and all programming was free to anyone who wished to attend. In addition, we provided ASL for every program.

Number of paid participants in conferences

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

Adults

Related Program

Woodhull's Sexual Freedom Summit

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This data is based on Eventbrite metrics for the annual Sexual Freedom Summit. The 2020 Sexual Freedom Summit became a virtual Summit that was free of charge to any who wished to particpate.

Total number of conferences held

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

Adults

Related Program

Woodhull's Sexual Freedom Summit

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of groups brought together in a coalition/alliance/partnership

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

Adults

Related Program

Woodhull's Sexual Freedom Summit

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We partnered with various organizations to produce virtual programming for the Sexual Freedom Summit. In many cases we highlighted the partner organizations donation options.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

The vision of Woodhull is a world that recognizes sexual freedom as the fundamental human right of all individuals to develop and express their unique sexuality; to be personally autonomous with regard to bodily integrity and expression of body mind and spirit; and to enjoy sexual dignity, privacy and consensual sexual expression without societal or governmental interference, coercion or stigmatization.

Education - a national event, regional and local roundtables, workshops, presentations and white papers

Outreach & collaboration - working locally with other organizations to amplify voices and impact

Engagement - identifying programs and opportunities to actively work to create the change we want to see.

We have a small, dedicated core staff but our committed volunteer leadership staff is dedicated to our projects. For instance, the annual Sexual Freedom Summit is almost entirely a volunteer effort.

We have been able to form partnerships with other organizations and work in their states around various pieces of pending or existing legislation.

We have grown from a half-day annual event to a four-day Sexual Freedom Summit with more than 400 attendees and an enormous social media presence.

We're still here - since 2003 - with limited funds but a lot of passion and dedication!

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Woodhull Freedom Foundation

Board of directors
as of 3/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Hardy Haberman

Woodhull Freedom Foundation

Term: 2012 - 2022

Hardy Haberman

Woodhull Freedom Foundation

Ricci Levy

Woodhull Freedom Foundation

Ted Bernhardt

Woodhull Freedom Foundation

Monica Simpson

Woodhull Freedom Foundation

Jaime Benavides

Woodhull Freedom Foundation

Mandy Carter

Woodhull Freedom Foundation

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? 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

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