SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICAN GOLDSMITHS

Artists. Designers. Jewelers. Metalsmiths.

aka SNAG   |   Eugene, OR   |  www.snagmetalsmith.org

Mission

The Society of North American Goldsmiths advances jewelry and metalsmithing by inspiring creativity, encouraging education, and fostering community.

Ruling year info

2010

Principal Officer

Ms. Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith

Main address

PO Box 1355

Eugene, OR 97440 USA

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EIN

23-7259489

NTEE code info

Professional Societies, Associations (A03)

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Strengthen and promote the field of jewelry and metals. We have educated and energized several generations in the metals community. We will continue to evolve to remain vibrant. SNAG embraces artisans, educators, craftspersons and students working in all metals, multiple alternative materials, and different sizes and scale. We invite everyone to join SNAG – jewelers, designers, collectors, educators, students, metalsmiths and others. SNAG is for everyone with an interest in the art and craft of contemporary jewelry and metalsmithing.

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?

Conference

SNAG currently holds annual conferences for the metals and jewelry community.

Population(s) Served

SNAG produces the award winning Metalsmith magazine four times a year.

Population(s) Served

SNAG provides professional development and entrepreneurship training through symposiums, lectures, technical articles, and professional development seminars.

Population(s) Served

SNAG provides a variety of exhibitions each year to include our Exhibition in Print, conference exhibitions, and an online exhibition.

Population(s) Served

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 paid participants in conferences

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

Conference

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.

Advocacy and Activism – Strengthen and promote the field of jewelry and metals.

Education – Cultivate and create programs, publications, services, and opportunities that deliver creative approaches and critical support to our members and reflect the changing international community.

Operations & Governance – Create clear and efficient guidelines and policies to define roles, responsibilities, terms, and hierarchy within the organization.

Development/Fundraising - Create and implement a development plan that allows for diverse income sources to contribute to the financial sustainability of SNAG.

• Educate the public about the field of metalworking and jewelry.

• Record our field's history

• Form strong partnerships with other organization, in the fields of craft, art and design to create greater impact for our members and constituents

• Increase awareness of SNAG through brand identity, visibility, and communications.

• Be a resource for educational materials and support within the field

• Nurture the future of the field

• Identify and create partnerships to improve education

• Commitment to remain disciplined, accountable, and responsible for our internal operations and move forward with confidence in our systems

• Create closer partnerships between board, volunteers, and staff to change the culture of the board to one that is strategic, proactive, and focuses on fundraising

• Expanding SNAG's fundraising and development capabilities

• Developing a culture of giving

• Streamlining fundraising and develop efforts

For 2015-2018 SNAG created a new strategic plan and SNAG moved to a new committee system within the board, allowing for us to build our capacity and achieve these goals and objectives.

We have completed the 2015-2018 strategic plan period and are assessing accomplishments on a quarterly basis.

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.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

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

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

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

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SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICAN GOLDSMITHS

Board of directors
as of 11/10/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Nicole Jacquard

Associate Professor, School of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Becky McDonah

Millersville University

Dianne deBeixedon

Old Dominion University

Dominique Bereiter

Kat Cole

Brian Ferrell

Seton Hill University

April Wood

Baltimore Jewelry Center

Michael Brehl

Jill Baker Gower

Rowan University

Jack da Silva

Diane Hulse

Hulse Leadership Development

Tedd McDonah

Ezra Satok-Wolman

Elizabeth Shypertt

Emily Stoehrer

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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 11/10/2020,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/10/2020

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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 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.