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GIRLS ON THE RUN OF SOUTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN, INC

Inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident

MADISON, WI   |  https://www.girlsontherunscwi.org/

Mission

We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Ruling year info

2005

Executive Director

Mrs. Christine Benedict

Main address

901 DEMING WAY, SUITE 11

MADISON, WI 53717 USA

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Formerly known as

Girls on the Run of Dane County, Inc

EIN

11-3732108

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

By adolescence, girls begin to experience faster rates of decline in physical activity levels, lower levels of confidence and positive perception of their academic abilities, and higher rates of anxiety and depression as compared to their male peers. As early as age 9, girls self-confidence begins to decline , with their overall confidence levels decreasing by 30% between the ages of 8 and 14. Additionally, among girls, physical activity levels decline starting at age 10 and continue to decline throughout adolescence. As of 2021, 85% of adolescent girls are failing to meet the recommended daily standard of physical activity. Girls on the Run combats these adverse outcomes by empowering girls to know and activate their limitless potential. The program accomplishes this mission through an intentional and evidence-based curriculum that promotes social-emotional learning, critical life skills, and healthy attitudes and behaviors among adolescent girls.

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?

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development program dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Girls learn their worth comes from within, that healthy relationships matter, and that they can be a force for good in their community through a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.

Meeting twice a week in small teams, we teach 3-5th grade girls life skills through engaging lessons and fun movement activities. The curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and helps each girl understand and celebrate herself and realize her power to change the world. During the program, each team creates and executes a local community impact project to demonstrate the unimaginable strength that comes from helping others. Finally, at each season’s conclusion, the girls and their running buddies complete a celebratory 5k running event that gives the girls a tangible sense of achievement and a framework for setting and achieving life goals.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Women and girls

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 youth mentored

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Girls on the Run

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These numbers include all girls participating in any of our two youth development programs within the indicated calendar year. Please note that drop in participants in 2020 was due to COVID-19.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Girls on the Run

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These numbers include our volunteer coaches as well as one-time volunteers within the calendar year. Please note that drop in volunteers in 2020 was due to COVID-19.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Girls on the Run of South Central Wisconsin, an independent council of Girls on the Run International (GOTRI), brings the GOTR program to life in 8 Wisconsin counties including Dane, Columbia, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Rock and Sauk. Since 2005, Girls on the Run of South Central Wisconsin has served 21,000 girls at over 150 community locations and 25 school districts. Annually, Girls on the Run of South Central Wisconsin is committed providing programming to over 2,000 local girls and to serving diverse populations. We aim to support over 40% of our participants with free programming and financial assistance. Among the program sites currently served, over 20% are Title I schools serving lower socioeconomic and income-constrained participants.

Girls on the Run of South Central Wisconsin will expand access to our girl-centered afterschool empowerment program for 3-8th grade girls in South Central Wisconsin that uses movement and dynamic discussions to build social, emotional, and physical skills inspiring healthy habits for life.
We will sustain access to our free programming model to ensure all youth have an opportunity to experience Girls on the Run's confidence-building curriculum.
Our staff, board members, mentor coaches and volunteers will reflect the rich diversity of the community we serve.
We will nurture and grow our role as a trusted partner within our community and seek opportunities for community-centered relationships with other mission-aligned organizations.
We will diversify and deepen our revenue streams to ensure sustainable access to programming.

With 6 full-time staff members and board membership full at 15 members, we believe that we are uniquely positioned to make progress towards our goals over the next 3 years. We will build additional capacity through interns and volunteers.

We have increased access to Girls on the Run programming by 17% in the past year. We have increased the number of participants who receive free programming by 50% over the past year. 25 different Title 1 schools serving over 700 youth are now able to experience Girls on the Run programming.

We have committed to offering our free programming model to all qualifying schools in 2024.

We are establishing partnerships with area organizations - for example, the Executive Director has been appointed to the Dane County Youth Commission.

We have increased contributed revenue by 28% in the past 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 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

  • 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 look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

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

Financials

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Operations

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

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GIRLS ON THE RUN OF SOUTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN, INC

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jenn Woolson

Self-Employed

Term: 2020 - 2024

Brittany Gill

Palmer Johnson Power Systems

Jenn Woolson

Self-Employed

Scott Brinen

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Kimbery Noyce

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Liz Deihs

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Virginia Lee

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BethAnn Meier

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Lori Pulvermacher

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/15/2023

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
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/30/2022

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 review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • 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.