IOWA CONSERVATION EDUCATION COALITION INC

Ackley, IA   |  https://iowaee.org/

Mission

The Iowa Conservation Education Coalition provides ways for Iowa’s conservation and environmental educators to learn, build relationships, and creatively collaborate.

Ruling year info

2010

Project Coordinator

Linette Bernard

Co-Chair

Lilly Jensen

Main address

12684 155th St

Ackley, IA 50601 USA

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Formerly known as

Iowa Conservation Education Council

EIN

26-0154733

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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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?

Winter Workshop

Annual professional development and networking workshop for conservation and environmental educators. Typically held in January or February.

Population(s) Served

The goal of a "Game Jam" is for a small group to get together and prototype game designs (analog or digital). Participants share a common theme and create a working prototype in a short amount of time. The brief time span is meant to help encourage creative thinking to develop small innovative games.

Games are increasingly used in educational settings to help inspire curiosity, creativity, collaboration, optimism, and problem-solving skills among a wide variety of audiences. Serious games address real-world challenges, compress time and space, encourage systems thinking, and promote active engagement, making them particularly well suited to conservation education.

Each Game Jam has a different theme

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults
Children
Preteens

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    The Iowa Conservation Education Coalition (ICEC) is a non-profit organization with a long-standing tradition of providing professional development to formal and non-formal educators in conservation and environmental education.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

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

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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IOWA CONSERVATION EDUCATION COALITION INC

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Lilly Jensen

Winneshiek County Conservation

Term: 2021 - 2023


Board co-chair

Tony Vorwald

Jackson County Conservation

Term: 2019 - 2021

Barb Gigar

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Jerry Neppel

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

Lilly Jensen

Winneshiek County Conservation

Anothy Vorwald

Jackson County Conservation

Louis Beck

Retired, Ag Education

David Conrads

Univ of Iowa College of Education

Tiffany Morgan

Iowa PBS

Ted Neal

Univ of Iowa

Kelly Schott

Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi In Iowa

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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 11/11/2021

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
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, 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: 11/11/2021

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
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.