The Indo Project Inc

Honor the Past. Preserve the Future - The Indo people or Indos, people whose roots are in the former Dutch East Indies an are of mixed European and Indonesian descent.

aka Indo Project, Inc.   |   Boston, MA   |  www.theindoproject.org

Mission

THE INDO PROJECT is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and celebration of Indo culture and history through education, unification and raising public awareness. The Indo Project will create global awareness and pride in Indo identity, heritage, and community through education.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Indo Project is entirely run by volunteers who are passionate about contributing our experience, skills, and time to make something we deeply believe in a reality...that is, keeping our Indo history and culture alive.

Ruling year info

2010

Co-Founder & Chair

Priscilla McMullen

Vice-Chair

Jeff Keasberry

Main address

25 Chestnut Square

Boston, MA 02130 USA

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EIN

27-1241963

NTEE code info

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Community Coalitions (S21)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Our programs

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Indo History Documentary Film

The Documentary Film: Chronicling the Indo Historical Narrative. This project will be the organization's most powerful long term goal to spread the Indo story and will lay the foundation for other initiatives.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Family Oral History Project:  Using historical diaries to make Indo History Come Alive. This segment encourages Indo families to create their own extended family oral history on video, audio, or text and will be part of a collection.

Population(s) Served

Digital Archives – Family Oral History Project
Collect and use historical stories to make Indo history come alive. This virtual segment on the website encourages Indo families to create their own extended family oral history on video, audio, or text and will be part of a collection available online stored in digital archives.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The creation of an Indo Cultural Center that will serve the needs of the Dutch Indo Community whose history and culture are disappearing. The Indo community currently has no gathering center which serves as a place to unify a community which has been fractured and dispersed throughout the world. This international cultural center will have a library with educational resources not only intended for Indos but the general public so they can learn of Indo history & culture. The space will allow for showing films and will feature stimulating interviews and reflections with community members, artists, and more. A true gathering place of a people without a cultural center.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Engage the Indo community and its constituents at gatherings and large events (like the annual Holland Festival in Long Beach). Inform, recruit new members and request support. Also organize local meetups and partner with other groups to strengthen the Indo communities, unify and provide an opportunity to come together to celebrate Indo culture.Joining coalitions.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Educate the world about Indo history and culture. Conduct research and establish exhibits, lectures and conferences on Tempo Doeloe, WWII, the Bersiap, Repatriation and the Indo Diaspora. The Indo Project organizes the TIP Annual Lecture Series (first lecture series started in May 2014). We want to educate the world by organizing exhibits in places accessible to the general public. The first one is scheduled for 2016. Ultimately, we would like to enhance student engagement & learning such as show-and-tell kits for schoolchildren.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Most of Indo history is in the Dutch language. International interest in Indo literature has grown significantly, however, most historical documents and books are in the Dutch language. This initiative will promote, stimulate, and foster high quality translations. To tell the Indo story in the English language with existing and new documentaries. An important reason for making more English language and subtitled documentary films available is to keep alive the Indo culture, history and essence, especially for the younger generations in the English-speaking world.

Short term goal is to translate a selection of existing documentaries available in Dutch by having subtitles added in English. Long term goal is for TIP to produce a film and provide a voice by illustrating the historical ties to the former Dutch East Indies and the complexity of ensuing events which led to the greater Indo diaspora as it exists today.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Where we work

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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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Case management notes, Personal communications, e.g., phone calls, emails,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    After polling The Indo Project constituency at 2019 events (TIPTalk, June 2019 and Florida Kumpulan, Nov. 2), it became clear that the organization needed to reach out to the younger, 3rd and 4th generation Indo community, if we wanted our Indo history to be kept alive. In 2020, a rebranding was initiated with a new logo and a new website to attract the younger generations without changing the core of The Indo Project mission to provide resources and information to anyone in search of their roots in the former Dutch East Indies and wanting to learn more about Indo culture and history.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

  • 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,

Financials

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The Indo Project Inc

Board of directors
as of 4/2/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Priscilla McMullen

No Affiliation

Term: 2010 - 2020


Board co-chair

Jeff Keasberry

Priscilla McMullen

Jeff Keasberry

Patricia Teunisse

Maureen de Schepper

Josina Hillsland

Eric Morgan

Jamie Stern