DAYTON PEACE MUSEUM

Learn the past, change the future

aka International Peace Museum   |   Dayton, OH   |  www.DaytonPeaceMuseum.org

Mission

The Dayton International Peace Museum is America's only brick-and-mortar peace museum. The Museum raises awareness of nonviolent strategies for building peace and inspires a local, national and international culture of peace through both permanent and guest exhibits, workshops, a children's camp, a teen group, live music series, podcasts, book clubs, an international intern program. We house the most comprehensive exhibit on the Dayton Peace Accords found anywhere.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Dayton International Peace Museum was founded in 2004 by a small group of volunteers interested in creating a culture of peace within the Dayton, Ohio region but spreading the message of nonviolence, social justice, and tolerance far beyond the American midwest. We are now a global organization. The Museum is the only bricks-and-mortar peace museum in the United States and has a vigorous calendar of events each year made up of exhibits, workshops, summer camp, an active teen group, all led by dozens of volunteers. The Museum has an extensive outreach program to like-minded groups across the region. The Museum is proud to have a new home on downtown Dayton's historic Courthouse Plaza at 10 N. Ludlow St. The modern, ADA-compatible, the new facility houses the Paramount Stage, a video and audio studio, a library of 3,000 volumes, a dynamic children's center focused on kindness and nature, space for both guest and permanent exhibits, a classroom, and cafe.

Ruling year info

2005

Executive Director

Mr. Kevin Kelly

Main address

10 N. Ludlow St

Dayton, OH 45402 USA

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EIN

30-0207231

NTEE code info

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

Promotion of International Understanding (Q20)

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

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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?

Young People

With special emphasis on children and teenagers, the Peace Museum creates and lends out exhibits, sponsors monthly workshops, a children's camp, a teen group and creates learning experiences that focus on local and international peacemakers and peacemaking.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Where we work

Awards

Leadership in History Award 2021

American Association for State & Local History

Affiliations & memberships

International Network for Museums of Peace 2019

Ohio Association of Non-Profit Organizations 2019

National Educational Television Award 2022

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve the general public, but specifically are part of a large local to global community advocating for nonviolence, civil society, equity, and peace. Most of our programs are open to the public, including young children to adults, and touches on major social justice, equality, LGBTQ+, racial, and human rights issues.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Community meetings/Town halls, Google Survey Scores,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    In building out a new space, we had the opportunity to invite community members to help us design and build out a 12' tall peace pole exhibit. We have held two town hall meetings and invited anyone to become involved in this unique new exhibit. We have also chosen 5 area students to help us and paid them a stipend for their work.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    People feel more invested in our organization and that their opinions and ideas matter. The word collaboration is part of our mission statement and leads how we function in our community.

  • 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 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?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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DAYTON PEACE MUSEUM

Board of directors
as of 3/3/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Tom Roberts

NAACP & Sinclair Community College

Term: 2020 - 2023

Bob Knechel

Retired College President

Dr. Paul Morrow

University of Dayton Human Rights Center

Kelly Lehman

Social business owner

Rhonda Kline

Easter Seals/Goodwill

Tracey Sibbing

United Way Dayton

Greg Schell

ThinkTV

Steve Brown

Irongate Realty

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 ? Yes
  • 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 03/03/2022

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/03/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • 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.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.