United States Bartenders' Guild Inc

Tending Bars, Careers, and Communities

aka USBG   |   Henderson, NV   |  http://www.usbg.org

Mission

Uniting the hospitality community to advance professional bartending.

Ruling year info

2010

Executive Director

Aaron Gregory Smith

Main address

2654 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy Ste B5-252

Henderson, NV 89052 USA

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EIN

20-3898443

NTEE code info

Professional Societies, Associations (J03)

Professional Societies, Associations (A03)

Professional Societies, Associations (S03)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The hospitality industry is a high labor cost, low profit margin business with high employee turnover. Few firms are able to devote the time and effort to regular, consistent, and high-quality workforce training and development. The United States Bartenders' Guild (USBG) creates and delivers professional development experiences and training opportunities at the national and local level.

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?

USBG presents World Class sponsored by Diageo

World Class US is a year-long, seminar-based educational program that instructs bartenders in the advanced technical and creative techniques required to maintain a competitive beverage alcohol service program. The Program culminates in a competition among professional bartenders.

Population(s) Served

USBG Regional Conferences serve as the primary program by which the national association drives its mission and
vision. Regional Conferences provide educational opportunities that advance professional bartending and create
a dedicated space for members and conference attendees to achieve greater success by connecting to diverse
hospitality communities.

Population(s) Served

USBG Regional Conferences serve as the primary program by which the national association drives its mission and
vision. Regional Conferences provide educational opportunities that advance professional bartending and create
a dedicated space for members and conference attendees to achieve greater success by connecting to diverse
hospitality communities.

Population(s) Served

The 2019 USBG National Leadership Conference and Retreat brought together hospitality professional leaders from around the country to:
- Develop and Improve Interpersonal Communication Skills that Apply to Volunteer Leadership Positions
- Learn and Practice Team Building and Group Facilitation Exercises that can be used to achieve Greater Chapter Success
- Create Stronger Personal Connections Nationally between USBG Staff, National Volunteers, and Chapter Volunteers

Population(s) Served

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.

Education - Provide relevant professional and personal development that serves the needs of the members.
Membership Experience and Chapters - Deliver an exceptional member experience at the local and national levels.
Governance and Organizational Health - Develop leadership structure and organizational capacity that serves the needs of the hospitality community.
Charity and Community Engagement - Provide support to improve the physical, mental, and financial health of hospitality professionals.

Education
- Develop and deliver professional education experiences. Develop relevant workforce training curriculum to cover the educational needs of individual and institutional members. Align accreditation efforts to industry needs. Leverage partnership with the International Bartender Association.

Membership Experience and Chapters
- Exceed member expectations. Foster relationships between the USBG's stakeholders. Support and develop leaders of USBG local components (Chapters). Develop USBG local component operations/structures to deliver sustainable and consistent member experiences.

Governance and Organizational Health
- Enhance the effectiveness and visibility of the USBG Board of Directors. Run an effective business. Build volunteer capacity and opportunity through national committees and councils.

Charity and Community Engagement
- Maintain a charitable organization. Provide a safety net for bartenders through emergency assistance grants. Establish physical, mental, and financial health campaigns, initiatives, and programs for hospitality professionals. Create and deliver community service activities.

Volunteer Resources
The USBG has been volunteer led since 1948. The USBG's network of 360 volunteer community leaders in chapters and affiliated communities nationwide performs a significant amount of program development and deliver nationwide. Nationally, the organization has expanded from a Board of Directors made up of four national officers in 2013 to a Board of nine Directors. The USBG launched a 15 person advisory board of chapter leaders - the National Council of Chapters - in 2018 and this group has become a key component to policy that meets the needs of both local communities and the national organization. Over the past five years, committee participation, responsibility, and access has grown considerably to include more volunteers at different levels of experience to both develop and guide volunteer-led programs.

Staff Resources
The USBG staff has grown from 2 to 14 full-time employees over the past 7 years. Staff is organized into three departments: Development; Programs, Communication, and Marketing; and Finance and Administration.

Sponsor Resources
The USBG benefits from strong and lasting relationships with key vendors within the hospitality community. Many of these sponsors not only provide the financial resources to deliver impactful programming for our community, but also encourage their employees to volunteer for the USBG.

Education
(2019) Through 15 sponsored National Programs, over 650 hours of educational content was provided for USBG members and other members of the hospitality community. Regional and National Conference programs reached 400 participants. USBG Education Week, a program focused on local education experiences, 196 hours of expert instruction were delivered to members.

Membership
Over the last 10 years, membership has grown from less than 1000 members to over 4700 in 2019. The USBG is now represented in 70 communities nationwide as either an affiliated community or a Chapter. In 2010, there were 19 chapters of the USBG.

Governance
(2019) The USBG launched a new national and local governance model in 2018. By the end of 2019, 48 communities had converted to the new governance structure that provides more local support, accountability, and access for volunteers and members. 12 national committees were appointed to achieve tactical outcomes toward the USBG's mission, vision, and objectives.

Charity
(2019) The USBG Foundation issued $130,000 in emergency assistance grants in 2019.

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.), Community meetings/Town halls,

  • 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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United States Bartenders' Guild Inc

Board of directors
as of 4/22/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kyle McHugh

Samson & Surrey

Term: 2018 - 2020

Kimberly Haasarud

Liquid Architecture

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 ? 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? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes