Arts, Culture, and Humanities

SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICAN GOLDSMITHS

Artists. Designers. Jewelers. Metalsmiths.

aka SNAG

Eugene, OR

Mission

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

Ruling Year

2010

Principal Officer

Ms. Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith

Main Address

PO Box 1355

Eugene, OR 97440 USA

Keywords

studio jewelry, art, designer, metal, metalsmith, goldsmith, silversmith, blacksmith, hollowware, flatware, enamel, sculpture, conferences, exhibitions, education, jewelry education, metal education, publications, SNAG, SNAG News, Metalsmith, SNAGnet

EIN

23-7259489

 Number

6646269391

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Professional Societies, Associations (A03)

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

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

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

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Conference

Metalsmith Magazine

Entrepreneurship/Professional Training

Exhibitions

Where we workNew!

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

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.

Strategic Plan 2015–2018 I. Strengthen field • Educate public • Record history • Partnerships • Awareness Measures Greater legitimacy Quantitative • # memberships • # supporters • % support type • # impressions Qualitative • Partnerships II. Creative education approaches • Educational materials • Nurture future • Partnerships Measures More people find their tribe Members find resources Quantitative • # student members • # conference attendees • % retained members • Accessibility III. Operations & Governance • Internal operations • Board, volunteers & staff. Board that is strategic, proactive, focuses on fundraising Measures Fiscal sustainability Role clarity for board & staff Board member retention Quantitative • Net assets,Profit/Loss • Board terms • # volunteers • Staff retention IV. Diverse income sources • Expand • Culture of giving • Streamline Measures 3-month cash reserve Board participation # major donors Quantitative - 3-year • # donors, $ • # major donors, $ • renewal

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

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Financials

SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICAN GOLDSMITHS

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

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Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies

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We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
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