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Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

aka FGC   |   Philadelphia, PA   |  www.fgcquaker.org

Mission

We envision a vital and growing Religious Society of Friends—a faith that deepens spiritually, welcomes newcomers, builds supportive and inclusive community, and provides loving service and witness in the world.

Through Friends General Conference, we see Quakers led by the Spirit joining together in ministry to offer services that help Friends, meetings, and seekers explore, deepen, connect, serve and witness within the context of our living faith.

Ruling year info

1940

General Secretary

Barry Crossno

Main address

1216 Arch St Ste 2B

Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

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EIN

23-1352148

NTEE code info

Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C. (X99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

Communication

Programs and results

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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?

Friends General Conference

FGC strives to help Friends and seekers find the resources they need, be it through outreach (www.QuakerFinder.org website), Spiritual Deepening for meetings and eRetreats), Anti-racism work, or publishing and distributing books of interest to Friends (Quaker Press of FGC, QuakerBooks of FGC). We create opportunities for continued inspiration and religious education, both by hosting large and small conferences or Annual Gatherings that draw Friends together from Yearly Meetings throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Family relationships
Sexual identity

Where we work

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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, 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 take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, 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?

Financials

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Operations

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Friends General Conference

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
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Board chair

Marvin Barnes

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? No
  • 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/18/2024

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability