Sudan Sunrise

Fairfax, VA   |  www.sudansunrise.org

Mission

Sudan Sunrise works with individuals from diverse religious backgrounds and identities facilitating reconciliation efforts to ensure lasting peace in Sudan and South Sudan.

Ruling year info

2006

Executive Director

Thomas M. Prichard

Main address

10508 James Wren Way

Fairfax, VA 22030 USA

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EIN

20-4239298

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

International Human Rights (Q70)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Southern Sudan Community Building

The Southern Sudan Community Building recognizes that after four years of prevailing peace in South Sudan, many Southern Sudanese do not have access to basic services such as primary education, health care and clean water. Heavy rains for six months of the year can delay many projects.  Community building is capital intensive due to the large territory, lack of commercial transport, and poor infrastructure.  Sudan Sunrise seeks to help the marginalized people in the villages of Turalei, Gor Ayen, and Doung-Paloi by providing access to primary education and clean water.  We seek to help the marginalized people in the village of Kimotong by rebuilding a church and community center.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Young adults

The Education and Reconciliation Program recognizes the most enduring means of reconciliation is education, with supporting primary schools in South Sudan that, from their inception, welcome Darfurian and other Northern students, to which Darfurians are invited to help build the schools, help teach at the schools, and send their children to the schools.  Children currently learn outside under trees and they cannot attend school when it rains during the long rainy season in Sudan (April through October).  These schools will stand in the communities as symbols of the benefit of cooperation among the marginalized of Sudan, use technology and materials in a context to make a difference in empowering people to build schools, and to grow a reconciliation and education movement to impact the next generation of Sudanese.  Currently less than two percent of Sudanese finish primary school.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Young 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 children reached with a meal each school day

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Peace through Education: Supporting Schools in Sudan

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Objectives and Priorities

2015
Mission Focus: Reconciliation
- Objective: Partner with at least 2 groups on events or initiatives that foster reconciliation for Sudanese and/or South Sudanese, whether across religions, tribes, or other grouping. (Examples: Jonglei Peace Initiative, Annual Nuba Day)
- Objective: Fundraise, plan, and gain approval for second Reconciliation Church project.
Mission Focus: Education
- Objective: Deliver 28,000 donated US textbooks to South Sudan.
- Objective: Provide funding for guarding and preparing World Food Programme school lunches at 4 schools, serving approximately 2000 students.
- Objective: Identify 5th school to receive aid in school lunch program.
Mission Focus: Community Building
- Objective: Support one project that fills a community need for basic necessities such as food, water, shelter, or safety, or that provides community resources such as media access. (Examples: well in Shirikat, Daniel Deng's radio station, Small World News)
- Objective: Partner with Nuba Youth, or other comparable organization, to supply necessary resources to an identified population in Sudan or South Sudan.

2016
Mission Focus: Reconciliation
- Objective: Partner with at least 2 groups on events or initiatives that foster reconciliation for Sudanese and/or South Sudanese, whether across religions, tribes, or other grouping. (Examples: Jonglei Peace Initiative, Annual Nuba Day)
- Objective: Complete construction of second Reconciliation Church, with Muslims leading construction efforts.
Mission Focus: Education
- Objective: Deliver 28,000 donated US textbooks to South Sudan.
- Objective: Provide funding for guarding and preparing World Food Programme school lunches at 5 schools, serving approximately 3000 students.
Mission Focus: Community Building
- Objective: Support one project that fills a community need for basic necessities such as food and water

For the period 2014-2016, we will employee an enhanced communication strategy utilizing social media and eTapestry to connect with and maintain our donor base.

Our staff will utilize various professional development opportunities offered by Blackbaud and other organizations.

In addition, we will enhance regular communication with representatives in the field in Africa and support annual trips by at least one staff representative to the field.

Our organization has strong credibility in the Sudanese community, along with a solid reputation in the United States. Under the capable leadership of our Board, we have developed several important partnerships both nationally and internationally.

We hold a valid OFAC license, and have proven our ability to serve as fiscal sponsors on grants in country.

We have received endorsements from the late Manute Bol, former President George Bush, and George Stephanopoulos.

Weaknesses we would like to address in the near future:
Social media presence
Monitoring capacity
Fiscal procedures manual
Small staff
Lack of capacity to absorb volunteers
Marketing
Lack of crowd funding
Inconsistent presence in DC
Website
Succession planning

Opportunities for development:
Interns
Volunteers
Jonglei state
National Council for International Visitors
Sudanese-American community
Books from US school systems switching to electronic texts
Local dinners/networking
10th Anniversary: A Decade of Service

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.), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • 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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Sudan Sunrise

Board of directors
as of 12/3/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Amanda Jane

AYANA LLC

Term: 2015 - 2018


Board co-chair

Mr. Dwight Arn

Hallmark

Term: 2006 - 2015

Dwight Arn

Hallmark

Thomas Prichard

Sudan Sunrise

Amanda Jane

Sharon Wilkinson

Martha Boshnick

Richard Young

Bill Hudson

Mary Asel

Becky Shah

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? 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 12/03/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/03/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

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 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.