ADKACTION

aka AdkAction   |   Keeseville, NY   |  http://www.adkaction.org

Mission

AdkAction’s mission is to create projects that address unmet needs, promote vibrant communities, and preserve the natural beauty of the Adirondacks for all. AdkAction is a flexible and responsive non-profit that can address needs as they arise through a diverse portfolio of member-supported projects.

Ruling year info

2012

Executive Director

Brittany Christenson

Main address

Po Box 64

Keeseville, NY 12944 USA

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EIN

27-4514665

NTEE code info

(Neighborhood/Block Associations) (S22)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Fair Food Pricing

AdkAction’s Fair Food Pricing program is working towards a future in which Adirondack farmers can feed the region and local families have affordable access to local food by subsidizing the price of nutritious whole foods produced within the Adirondack region by 30% - 90%. The program has a scalable innovative vision for addressing persistent challenges in the local Adirondack food system, in particular persistent food insecurity and low producer incomes. It overcomes the food access barriers of affordability and proximity, seeks to encourage environmentally beneficial food production practices, and is driving innovation at the nexus of food production and food assistance. It also prioritizes coordination and partnerships for maximum impact and efficiency.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

AdkAction's Adirondack Pollinator Project empowers people to take individual and collective action to ensure a future where pollinators thrive, native habitat abounds, and Adirondack residents and visitors are engaged pollinator advocates. The project has given away over 72,000 free wildflower seed packets, built 30 community pollinator gardens, and sold over 7,000 native flowering plants. We’ve also conducted dozens of workshops, and other educational activities to build awareness and empower our communities to advocate for pollinators.

Population(s) Served

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.

Number of Meals Provided during Covid-19

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of Free Wildflower Seed Packets Distributed

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Percentage of Road Salt Reduction in pilot areas created as a result of our work

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Earned by artists during Keeseville Art Festivals since 2017

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Current project areas include fighting food insecurity, expanding broadband access, reducing road salt pollution, conserving habitat for native pollinators, community-scale composting, and promoting vibrant communities through our arts events and initiatives. All AdkAction projects have measurable outcomes, broad community support, adequate volunteer engagement, and support UN Sustainable Development Goals that address the global challenges related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. Altogether, AdkAction projects serve an estimated 20,000 individuals in the region each year through online and in-person education, outreach, and program services provided to people of all ages and income levels.

AdkAction uses a variety of strategies specific to each project to effect change in the Adirondack region. Community organizing, volunteerism, action networks, education and outreach, and advocacy are our primary strategies. AdkAction is focused on taking action and creating tangible results that the communities we serve can experience.

Financials

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

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Board of directors
as of 11/3/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Steve Maikowski

Jim Carlisle

Vice Chair - AdkAction

Lee Lamparski

Treasurer - AdkAction

Elizabeth Ruscitto

Secretary - AdkAction

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? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • 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 11/02/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability