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ALLIANCE FOR GREEN HEAT

Low carbon, renewable & local

aka Alliance for Green Heat   |   Takoma Park, MD   |  www.forgreenheat.org

Mission

The Alliance works to make wood heat a cleaner and more efficient renewable energy option in order to reduce fossil fuel heating and to support those who cannot afford fossil heating fuels. The Alliance supports all renewable heating options and weatherization programs that reduce heating loads. The Alliance is a non-profit organization and is tax-exempt under section 501c3 of the tax code.

Ruling year info

2010

President

2023654765 John Ackerly

Main address

PO Box 5461

Takoma Park, MD 20912 USA

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EIN

26-4816955

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (C01)

Consumer Protection and Safety (W90)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Heat insecurity in rural America is a very real thing with hundreds of thousands of families having to choose between heating and eating. Our goal is to ensure that for those who choose to heat with wood that their stove is as low-emission and safe as possible. Our flagship program provides funding to firewood banks, similar to food banks, that provide wood to vulnerable homes in their communities who have run out of heat.

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?

Wood Stove Design Challenge

Our flagship program, the Wood Stove Design Challenge, is an international technology competition seeking innovation in wood and pellet stove design.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 mission of the Alliance for Green Heat is to reduce reliance on fossil heating fuels through the responsible and sustainable use of wood and pellet heat. The Alliance works to integrate modern wood and pellet heating systems into the renewable energy landscape through technology development, policy, education, and regulation.

Founded in 2009, the Alliance for Green Heat is a national non-profit organization. For more, www.forgreenheat.org.



The Alliance for Green Heat:
* Implements and expands a national network of firewood banks serving low-income communities in partnership with the US Forest Service
* Advances next generation stove technology through the Wood Heater Design Challenge in partnership with the US DOE
* Develops policies and programs to reduce wood smoke in partnership with local and state jurisdictions and the US EPA.
* Encourages the integration of wood and pellet heating into electrification policies.
* Advocates for tax credits and incentives to help deploy the cleanest and most efficient wood and pellet heaters.
* Promotes the integration of wood heaters in energy audits, weatherization and low-income heating assistance programs.

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 look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • 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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ALLIANCE FOR GREEN HEAT

Board of directors
as of 04/08/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Norbert Senf

Masonry Heater Association

Term: 2014 - 2019

Elliot Levine

David Atkins

Claire Hillan

Jonathan Kays

John Ackerly

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 ? No
  • 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 4/8/2024

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Leadership

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Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/08/2024

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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 analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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 have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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.