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OSD

Outperform. Serve. Develop.

aka Vetober, 8-Bit Salute, Operation Supply Drop   |   Dripping Springs, TX   |  www.weareosd.org

Mission

OSD is a Veteran Support Ecosystem™ enhancing lives through community engagement. Since 2010, OSD has enabled over 1,000,000 veterans, active-military and their family members to thrive through award-winning programs emphasizing Social Connectivity, Professional Development and Community Service. Learn more at: WeAreOSD.org

Ruling year info

2011

CEO & Executive Director

Mr. Glenn D Banton, Sr.

Main address

179 Candle Leaf CV Suite 1776

Dripping Springs, TX 78620 USA

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EIN

27-3842517

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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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?

Social Connectivity

Working together with our fellow community members OSD creates and nurtures an environment with the goal to improve our local communities and assist veterans as they transition to civilian life. Our award winning programs include: - Physical Fitness & Wellness - Family Outings - Concerts & Sporting Events - Tailgates - Supply Drops™ - Games to Grunts™ - Happy Hours - Coffee Meetups - Recreational Therapy

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Veterans

OSD is uniquely positioned to support veterans one of the greatest challenges faced by today’s military: Transitioning from Active Duty to Civilian Life. OSD’s Ecosystem allows veterans and their community to connect with one another with the right resources to ensure successful integration. Our unique approach has increased veteran employee retention for many of our corporate ERG partners. - Development & Skill Share Workshops - Entrepreneur Mentorship - Corporate Networking - Boots to Books™

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Military personnel

The call to service doesn’t end when you hang up your uniform. OSD understands this call and this drive. Linking our members with local community initiatives, OSD has partners around the United States to allow veterans and service members to answer a new call to service, while getting to know the members of their new communities. - Community Service & Collaboration - Fellowship Program

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Military personnel

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Military personnel,Veterans

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Monthly Average of military community members impacted through our programs

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Military personnel,General/Unspecified,Veterans

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Hours of volunteer service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families,Military personnel,Veterans

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Our major goals include: - Continued development of six community regions providing support to the military community through locally based chapters via social connectivity, professional development and community service. - Develop training program for volunteer leadership and key staff and encourage culture of mentorship. - Increasing new unique interactions in social connectivity programs to over 250,000 annually.

Our strategy for accomplishing our goals rests in relationship building with key military personnel and corporate partners. Further, we successfully recognize the regional and local differences between chapters and demographic areas.

While our hyper growing demand for programs and services poses a challenge, our partner base continues increase to meet needs.

Progress is known through the growth of our active duty, veteran and civilian supporter community over the next few years. With our mission we continue to provide a morale boosting and social networking ability for veterans. OSD is very focused on getting feedback from our community based compromised of active-duty, veterans and civilian supporters. We measure impact multiple ways: After Action Reports - Our local chapters submit monthly reports that include the following information: # of members, total monthly participants, number of local events, number of unique veteran interactions. From these metrics, we our growth and number of continued supporters month after month. Surveys - We reach into our community through surveys once a quarter to learn more about the community of veterans we are supporting. Many of the stories are powerful and help us shape the future of the organization as well as provide insight that the direction we are going is impactful. This surveys continue to provide ground-level information required to keep us generationally relevant.

OSD and its members have seen tremendous progress since 2010 - 1,000,000+ served - 1,200,000+ games delivered - 5,000+ Supply Drops shipped - 1,000+ units supported - 120,000+ volunteer hours - 55,000+ members For more impact metrics visit: https://weareosd.org/impact/

Financials

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Operations

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

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OSD

Board of directors
as of 12/9/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mike McKim

Cuvee Coffee

Term: 2017 -

Oren Schauble

Guinn Partners

Glenn Banton

OSD

Dan Whisnant

Intuitive Surgical

Colin Osburn

Austin Talley

Johnathan Wojtewicz

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 11/28/2019

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
Decline to state
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/28/2019

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • 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.
Policies and processes
  • 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.

Keywords

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