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MS VIEWS AND NEWS, INC

Making an IMPACT on those affected by MS

aka MSVN, Stu's Views and MS News   |   Coral Gables, FL   |  www.msviewsandnews.org

Mission

MS Views and News (MSVN), is dedicated to the global collection and distribution of information concerning Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Through partnering relationships, MSVN provides education, advocacy and service to empower and enhance the quality of life of the MS community.

Notes from the nonprofit

MS Views and News is the leading ms advocacy organization to provide educational programs in Rural and Underserved communities in the USA for persons affected by MS. Donating to MS Views and News (MSVN) is a meaningful and impactful way to make a positive difference in the lives of those affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The MS Views and News organization is dedicated to providing needed education, and resources to individuals living with MS, as well as their caregivers and loved ones. Your donation will enable MSVN to organize informative in-person educational events and virtual webinars ensuring that those affected by MS have access to the latest information on treatments and management. Also your generosity would help foster a sense of community, reducing the isolation often experienced by many living with this multiple sclerosis. Your help is needed. Please Donate Now. Click: https://bit.ly/3PHFyE2 - Thank You Sincerely, Stuart Schlossman President and an MS Patient

Ruling year info

2009

President /Founder

Mr. Stuart Schlossman

Main address

2655 S. LeJeune Road - PH2-C

Coral Gables, FL 33134 USA

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EIN

26-3323427

NTEE code info

Personal Social Services (P50)

Health Support Services (E60)

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Serving the under-served is an issue that affects many organizations. MS Views and News works diligently to provide Multiple Sclerosis educational programs to those in metropolitan, suburban and rural communities; to provide to the countless amounts of people who need the information we provide concerning the MS Medications, complementary treatments and resources available, for those affected by Multiple Sclerosis.

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?

Reaching Rural America & Underserved Communities affected by Multiple Sclerosis - Educational Series

A nationwide initiative aimed at providing free live education and resources to both patients and care partners impacted by multiple sclerosis.

Population(s) Served

MS Views and News facilitates live educational programs free of charge to patients and caregivers. We aim to empower the MS community by keeping them engaged and abreast of new advancements and in ways to live healthy lifestyles.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Caregivers

Online live monthly webinars promoting empowerment to both patients and care partners through virtual learning programs. A monthly topic brings the MS professional LIVE to the audience who participates in direct questions and answers.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Caregivers

A Series of (10) Multiple Sclerosis education programs, where we have the attending audience involved / conversing, with the Presenter about the topics being discussed .. Making these events conversational and open.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Caregivers

A free archived video library of educational resources for patients and care partners to learn more about living well with multiple sclerosis. With 3k+ subscribers and over 270,000 views of presentations and forums delivered by top ms professionals encompassing multidisciplinary aspects of living with ms.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Caregivers

Varying educational classes for those with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) on:
Physical Therapy (2x per month)
Pilates (1x per month)
Yoga (1x per month)
With donations to help with the costs, we can increase the Yoga and Pilates classes to at least two times per month. This is a great need for many affected by MS as it helps to keep the body more limber and with less daily Pain when the exercises are practiced and learned.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Caregivers
Adults
Chronically ill people
Multiracial people
People with disabilities
Caregivers
Adults
Chronically ill people
Multiracial people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Member to MS Coalition 2015

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.

Our Vision:
We believe MS Views and News will be the most comprehensive source of information to enhance the lives of individuals affected by multiple sclerosis.



Our Core Values:
MS Views and News is comprised of a diversified team dedicated to the community of individuals affected by multiple sclerosis.
MS Views and News members and representatives adhere to ethical standards at all times
MS Views and News strive to provide education and empowerment to the community with compassion.
MS Views and News take all possible measures to ensure credibility of information gathered.

Serving minority and underserved populations will continue to be a persistent theme and challenge regardless of what geographical region, is limited access to updated MS information and ability to access needed community resources.

In direct response to this need, MS Views and News has recently expanded its platform to provide virtual educational programs to the MS community free of charge. These factors have direct impacts on the quality of life for this undeserved population.

Another strategy is to provide in-person educational programs to those in rural America.

2020 update -- MS Views and News was fortunate to have already been providing webinars. With COVID-19, we have been successfully able to turn our Live in-person programs, into Virtual events which have brought vast numbers of participants to our 2,3 and 4 times per month virtual programs. These programs are making a large impact on the many who are learning from the information we are providing with regard to COVID and MS plus multiple sclerosis themes in general. we will continue providing virtual events in addition to our live in-person events well into the future (even after Covid is eradicated )

Our organization is shilled in knowing the needs of the MS patient and caregivers (Care partners). Having a Board of directors and volunteers who are primarily also MS patients allows us the inside track of those who we bring programs and resources. We have a better means of communication. We are designed to bring high quality Multiple Sclerosis educational programs. When each of our programs end, the attendees ask us to return soon, as they had never learned at others' events as they do when they attend our educational, resourceful learning events. Additionally, we video record 90+% of our programs which are then archived on our Youtube learning channel: www.youtube.com/msviewsandnews ...

MS Views and News has accomplished the tremendous challenge of reaching so many patients and care partners that never previously had access to multiple sclerosis information and resources.

* Expanding of our team, to provide greater number of programs to more locations in the USA (rural, suburbia and metropolitan)
* Increasing the amount of short learning webinars on our YouTube Channel.
* Adding to staff to provide educational programs and to help obtain sponsorships and education grants
** Using advanced technologies to help to provide information virtually and physically

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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

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

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, 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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MS VIEWS AND NEWS, INC

Board of directors
as of 01/25/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Stuart Schlossman

MS Views and News

Term: 2009 -

Stuart Schlossman

MS Views and News

Joseph Forer

Cheryl Ornstein

Signature Realty

Eric Schlossman

Unlimited Sewing Supply

Carmen Chediak

Carmen Benitez

Retired

Lyse Cuellar

Carol Raymond

Lisa Gonzalez-Goetz

Disability Atty at Gonzalez & Goetz, PA

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/20/2021

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:

Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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