Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts

aka Friends of the Ramsdell   |   Manistee, MI   |  www.RamsdellTheatre.org

Mission

To optimize an irreplaceable regional center for cultural, education and social activities through programming excellence, fiscal stability, strong community partnerships and committed volunteers.

Ruling year info

1993

Executive Director

Mr. Xavier Verna

Main address

101 Maple St

Manistee, MI 49660 USA

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EIN

38-3117557

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Access and affordability to quality live performances and sustainability of an iconic historic theatre

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?

Live concerts, art exhibits, community events

Performing Arts: The RRCA entertains, educates, and engages patrons and the greater community through diverse and inclusive presentations of Music, Theatre, and Dance in a historic theatre. The events include professional performers and presenters, as well as our passionate community talent.

Visual Arts: The RRCA presents regular exhibitions that feature local and regional artists and brings national and international art to the community. We present a wide variety of work, such as individual, group, or thematic shows, that reflect the diverse interests of the community and challenges conventional thinking.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Families

Where we work

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.

Our vision is to be a vibrant regional center for cultural arts, education and community engagement.

through programming excellence, fiscal stability, strong community partnerships and committed volunteers.

A dedicated and working board
A dynamic executive director
Active volunteers

Every year we have increased the number of shows we program. Our audience sizes have more than doubled.

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

    People who attend concerts, art gallery showings, classes/workshops, and other community events taking place at the Ramsdell. In addition, there are contractors/crew that we work with side-by-side to advance the mission and serve patrons and Ramsdell users.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • 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?

    There were issues with the concessions lines moving too slow. Through detailed discussion, we transformed the process of serving drinks at the bar and now there are virtually no lines.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

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

    The board especially feels more empowered by all the positive news. They can also be helpful at times. More knowledge strengthens the group to generate more ideas and be more helpful to one another.

  • 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 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,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts

Board of directors
as of 5/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. David Mix

Retired

Term: 2019 -

Edward Bradford

Bill Hattendorf

Al Frye

Nancy Ferguson

Rosalind Jaffe

Gini Pelton

Howard Schaefer

Chris Wucherer

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 ? 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? No
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/12/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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