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LGBT CENTER OF RALEIGH INC

Serving the Triangle and Beyond

aka LGBT Center of Raleigh   |   Raleigh, NC   |  www.lgbtcenterofraleigh.com

Mission

To serve, empower, and advocate for the well-being of our diverse LGBTQ+ communities.

Ruling year info

2009

Interim Executive Director

Kori Hennessey

Main address

19 West Hargett Street Suite 507

Raleigh, NC 27601 USA

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EIN

26-2998186

NTEE code info

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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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?

Older Adult Initiative

Programming to address the unique needs of the aging LGBTQ+ community.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
LGBTQ people
Older adults

Programming to address the unique needs of LGBTQ+ children, adolescents and young adults up to age 24 and their families.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Young adults
Children and youth

Programming to address the unique needs of the transgender, nonbinary, gender diverse and questioning communities.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Parents
Transgender people
Older adults

Programming to bring community, socializing and peer support to LGBTQ+ people of intersecting in the Triangle and beyond.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Programming to address the physical, mental, spiritual, financial and environmental needs of the LGBTQ+ communities in the Triangle and beyond.

Population(s) Served
Families
Families
Families
Adults
LGBTQ people
Families
Adults
LGBTQ people

Trainings, workshops, presentations and speaking events to educate those wishing to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community and become better allies.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

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.

The LGBT Center of Raleigh focuses on the holistic approach to community development. We look at making the Triangle region of North Carolina a more accepting and progressive space for LGBTIQ individuals and our allies.

We work on the five pillars of personal development through a myriad of programs:
1. Social / Emotional Health- As a place to gather, socialize, and mobilize.
2. Physical Health - As a place to find coordinated resources like a PCP or Dentist that is culturally competent.
3. Financial - As a place to come learn about employment, financial management, and property.
4. Spiritual - As a place to celebrate your faith, be it Christian, Jewish, Muslim, etc. Our Faith Forum boasts a huge attendance.
5. Environmental - As a place to learn about environmental pitfalls of the community, but also a place to recycle old electronics.

As a small nonprofit, we realize we cannot do this work alone. Thus, our major strategy in the field is to gain as many allies as possible who are in the best positions to advocate for our community. Equality NC, Time Out Youth, AAS-C, NC Center for NonProfits, Raleigh-Wake County Partnership to End Homelessness, Project 110, the Campaign for Southern Equality... theses are but a few organizations we leverage to lift our community up.

Maintaining our reputation in our donor base is also of the utmost importance as they create a diversified funding stream for the Center as a whole.

The LGBT Center of Raleigh holds over 20 programs, a library of over 3000 volumes, and roughly 500 volunteers who give over 10h/ year. While we know the struggles of moving a small nonprofit forward, we are confident that with our community partnerships and overall reputation that the Center will continue to grow it's programs and strengthen the donor base.

Policy, while not on our side at the moment, is moving rapidly in favor of the LGBT community.

In five short years, this organization has gone from non-existence to prominence. As one of the few LGBT Organizations on the media circuit, we are able to give a voice to a population that has historically been excluded from conversation. We've built one of the largest community lending libraries in the COUNTRY for LGBT books and DVDs. Businesses and individuals alike seek our community input and support... and that is the sort of community development our movement needs.

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 identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • 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 act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

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

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LGBT CENTER OF RALEIGH INC

Board of directors
as of 05/17/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Harold Davis

LGBT Center of Raleigh

Term: 2022 - 2024

Steven Burroughs

LGBT Center of Raleigh

Harold Davis

LGBT Center of Raleigh

Melissa Nsewyander

LGBT Center of Raleigh

Jose Harvey

LGBT Center of Raleigh

Johnathaan Pannell

LGBT Center of Raleigh

Andrea Arnold

LGBT Center of Raleigh

Hunter McNair

LGBT Center of Raleigh

Jordan Ford

LGBT Center of Raleigh

Katherine Croft

LGBT Center of Raleigh

Stan Kimer

LGBT Center of Raleigh

Coleman Simons

LGBT Center of Raleigh

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/17/2023

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
Non-binary, Transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/17/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.