World Population Balance

Shrink Toward Abundance

aka Population Balance   |   St. Paul, MN   |  http://www.populationbalance.org

Mission

We envision a future where our human footprint is in balance with life on Earth, enabling all species to thrive. We educate about—and offer solutions to address—the impacts of human overpopulation and overconsumption on the planet, people, and animals.

Ruling year info

1993

Executive Director

Nandita Bajaj

Main address

PO Box 14175

St. Paul, MN 55114 USA

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EIN

41-1724149

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

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?

Classroom/Community Guest Speaker Sessions

The connections between population growth, overconsumption, ecological overshoot and their impacts on humans, animals, and the planet can be challenging to articulate. We seek to engage high-school and college-level students, as well as advocacy communities in thinking about the intersectional aspects of our expanding human footprint on human rights, animal protection, and environmental restoration. We provide interactive, thought-provoking presentations focused on causes and impacts as well as solutions to these multifaceted and complex challenges.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Activists

The Overpopulation Podcast features enlightening conversations between Population Balance Executive Director Nandita Bajaj, cohost Dave Gardner, staff, and expert guests. We cover a broad variety of topics that explore the impacts of our expanding human footprint on human rights, animal protection, and environmental restoration, as well as individual and collective solutions.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Activists

Where we work

Financials

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

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World Population Balance

Board of directors
as of 9/7/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lukas Eddy

Craig Blacklock

Suhei Eddy

Barbara Franklin

Edmund Levering

Ashleigh Moody

Florde Ward

Max Winpenny

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? Yes
  • 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? 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 08/27/2021

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
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/27/2021

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.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.