National Drowning Prevention Alliance

Drowning IS Preventable

aka NDPA   |   Indiana, PA   |  http://ndpa.org/

Mission

United, we can prevent the tragedy of drowning!

Ruling year info

2005

Executive Director

Dr. Adam Bradley Katchmarchi

President

Mr. Blake Collingsworth

Main address

1119 Church Street

Indiana, PA 15701 USA

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EIN

20-1827387

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

Safety Education (M40)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (G01)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death in the United States and across the world. In the US, the CDC reports that an average of 3500 to 4000 drownings occur each year. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury related death for children 1-4, is second for children 5-14, and remains in the top 5 causes for all ages. It has been reported by several studies that for every 1 drowning an estimated 4-5 people are seen in emergency departments for submersion injuries. The National Drowning Prevention Alliance, comprised of its members, partners, supporters, and sponsors believe that drowning is preventable and that we can prevent the tragedy of drowning.

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?

National Water Safety Conference

The major NDPA program is the National Water Safety Conference. This conference brings together 300+ dedicated water safety professionals together to learn, share, and network together.

Population(s) Served
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.

Number of conference attendees

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

Adults

Related Program

National Water Safety Conference

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of conferences held

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

National Water Safety Conference

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of affiliates speaking at conferences

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

National Water Safety Conference

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of donations made by board members

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of board seats has reduced over time. All BOD members have made an individual contribution.

Average online donation

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

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Facebook followers

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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 NDPA is an alliance formed of people, organizations, groups, and companies that believe drowning is preventable. As such, the organization has the following goals:
1. To bring together everyone with a vested interest in drowning prevention and keeping water safer for all to enjoy.
2. Providing education to caregivers, parents, and children about water safety in conjunction with our partner organizations.
3. To host a national conference each year focused on drowning prevention and water safety.
4. To create a network for disseminating important and timely information related to drowning and water safety.
5. To recognize products and other safety measures that are effective means of preventing drowning and water safety.
6. To recognize and highlight our partners in our mission to make water safer.

The NDPA uses a multifaceted approach to achieve our organizational goals, including:
1. Execution of an annual marketing plan geared towards consumers, parents, caregivers, and children with the purpose of educating and creating awareness of drowning prevention and water safety efforts.
2. Hosting our national conference in a different location each year that has a direct connection to drowning or means of preventing drowning.
3. Growing our network of supporters, members, partners, and sponsors to reach more people with our message of safer water.
4. Working with and supporting families who have lost a child to a drowning who are working to make sure this type of tragedy doesn't effect another family.
5. Providing timely and important educational content directly through the NDPA network and our partners.
6. Working collectively through our support system to create change.
7. To provide expert knowledge and support for drowning prevention initiatives.

The NDPA has a number of capabilities to ensure that our goals are being met annually:
1. Our organizational leadership including our staff, executive board, board of directors, and advisory council with expertise in all areas related to drowning prevention and water safety.
2. Our network of dedicated water safety professionals create an amazing network around the US and the world to educate and create positive change in local communities.
3. Our infrastructure including our new website, webinar platform, social media tools, and network allow for quick and effective discrimination of education and important news.
4. Our membership, partnership, and sponsorship programs allow for anyone or any organization to join the NDPA in a variety of capacities to ensure that everyone has the ability to be a part of our mission.

The NDPA recently completed and organizational restructuring that has created a strong and dynamic infrastructure for the NDPA to be able to meet our goals and objectives. In the past few years the NDPA has completed the following achievements:
1. Grown our followings on social media and other networking platforms.
2. Supported programs and educational initiatives that have increased knowledge of drowning prevention and water safety.
3. Became a resource for the media when discussing drowning and water safety.
4. Grown our network of members, supporters, partners, and sponsors.
5. Hired a new organizational leader with expertise on drowning prevention and water safety.
6. Attended dozens of events, conferences, and summits related to our core mission.
7. Grown our conference attendance by 40%.

Financials

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Operations

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

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National Drowning Prevention Alliance

Board of directors
as of 8/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Blake Collingsworth

Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation

Term: 2020 - 2022


Board co-chair

Mrs. Pam Cannell

BoardBuild

Term: 2020 - 2022

Jim Paterson

D & D Technologies

Blake Founder, JCMFCollingsworth

Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation

Michele Long

Mesa Fire & Medical Department

Jeremy Smith

IPSSA

Kristen Beckworth

Texas Children's Hospital

John Fletemeyer

Aquatic Law & Safety Institute

Kenneth Gregory

Pentair Water Quality Systems

Paula DiGrigoli

NCH Safe and Healthy Children's Coalition of Collier County

Alan Korn

Abbey's Hope

Matthew Payne

Rialto Fire Department

Carvin DiGiovanni

Pool and Hot Tub Alliance

Pam Cannell

Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition

Melissa Sutton

Active Kids Global

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 8/12/2021,

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Leadership

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/12/2021

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
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.