NORTH AMERICAN VEXILLOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

The world's largest organization of flag enthusiasts and scholars

Boston, MA   |  www.nava.org

Mission

The North American Vexillological Association is an international, non-profit, scholarly organization dedicated to vexillology, the study of flags and their cultural, historical, political, and social significance. It is the largest association of its kind in the world and a founding member of the Fédération internationale des associations vexillologiques (International Association of Vexillological Associations). NAVA advances vexillology as a social science. It does not participate in the patriotic promotion of any particular flag.

Ruling year info

1969

Principal Officer

Mr. Peter A. Ansoff

Main address

Post Office Box 55071 #58049

Boston, MA 02205 USA

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EIN

36-2669817

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Studying and explaining flags; creating a community among those interested in flags.

Our programs

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Publications

The Association publishes Raven: A Journal of Vexillology (annual, peer-reviewed); Vexillum (quarterly); Semaphore (monthly/digital); and a digital library at its website: www.nava.org.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Advance vexillology as the scholarly study of flags.

Publications, annual meeting, and membership activities.

NAVA comprises the most dedicated flag enthusiasts of North American and beyond.

50 years of publications, meetings, and public education about flags and flag design.

Financials

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Operations

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

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NORTH AMERICAN VEXILLOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

Board of directors
as of 1/13/2022
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Board chair

Peter A. Ansoff

Steven Knowlton

James Ferrigan III

Edward Kaye

Stanley Contrades

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

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Leadership

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