MOJAVE DESERT HERITAGE AND CULTURAL ASSOCIATION

The Home of The Mojave Road

aka MDHCA   |   Essex, CA   |  www.mdhca.org

Mission

The mission of the Mojave Desert Heritage and Cultural Association is to research and conserve the natural and cultural history of the Mojave Desert region for the purpose of preserving and sharing these resources in perpetuity.

Ruling year info

2001

President

Mr. Billy Creech

Main address

37198 Lanfair Rd G-15

Essex, CA 92332 USA

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EIN

33-0549275

NTEE code info

History Museums (A54)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Historical Archive and Artifacts

Oral history program, historic photograph collection, historic map collection, electronic data archive, desert book collection, Goffs Schoolhouse National Register property, outdoor historic artifact museum, repository for significant desert collections, and preservation and interpretation of historic desert lands and structures.

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 new grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2022 we have received two grants.

Total number of new organization members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2022 We are at 750 members.

Number of new donors

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Corporate Donors ONLY - not individuals. 2022 - 6

Number of national media pieces on the topic

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2022 - 10

Number of administrators and staff who plan and experience professional development activities together

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2022 - 13

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 MDHCA has many goals - but the high level summary is to add new members, improve awareness and brand identity, and generate more revenue.

To accomplish that, we are bringing three strategic pillars together for the first time: Backcountry Exploration, History and Conservation, and our Phys
Objectives and Goals

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.), Open dialogue Town Hall events,

  • 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,

  • 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?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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 act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently,

Financials

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Operations

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

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MOJAVE DESERT HERITAGE AND CULTURAL ASSOCIATION

Board of directors
as of 10/19/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Billy Creech

Oracle, Inc

Term: 2022 - 2024

Loris Mitchell

Jackie Ridge

Darelyn Casebier

Rick Nisbett

Sean Holman

Motor Trend

Bill Slutter

Jim Donatz

Larry Vredenburgh

Board leadership practices

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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 10/19/2022

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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

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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