MaleSurvivor: National Organization Against Male Sexual Victimization

aka MaleSurvivor | MaleSurvivor.org   |   New York, NY   |  www.malesurvivor.org

Mission

MaleSurvivor provides critical resources to male survivors of sexual trauma and all their partners in recovery by building communities of Hope, Healing, & Support.

Notes from the nonprofit

MaleSurvivor's roots go back to October of 1988 when the first ever professional conference on Male Sexual Victimization was held in Minneapolis, MN. This ground­breaking conference, organized by a few dedicated mental health providers, brought together professionals who wanted to better understand and treat adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. At that time, only limited information had been published in the professional literature on male victimization, and few if any professionals had training on how to work with male victims. It was clear to those present that the conference was a necessary and valuable resource, where professionals could share practical information and ask questions. And it was a safe place for some to acknowledge their own sexual victimization.

The energy generated by the first conference helped fuel the production of the second conference a year later in Atlanta that brought together over 450 professionals ­ many pioneer writers, researchers and practitioners in the area of male sexual victimization. In November of 1994 a core group of Individuals who had either attended or organized many of the previous conferences decided to incorporate as a non­profit organization. These same individuals became the first Board of Directors of The National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization (NOMSV).

Since then NOMSV (now MaleSurvivor) the organization has continued to improve the resources and support available to male survivors of all forms of sexual abuse and their allies in healing in the US and around the globe. We are a community built upon a unique foundation of respect and mutual partnership between survivors themselves and the professionals who work with them. This has enabled MaleSurvivor to create resources and partnerships unparalleled in their ability to provide life changing support to survivors and their loved ones. MaleSurvivor began offering Weekends of Recovery in 2001, with just one weekend. Over the course of the past 14 years, in response to the significant need and demand, MaleSurvivor has expanded the program and has held over 60 Recovery retreats across North America, and have helped over 1000 people, some of whom traveling from overseas to attend these one of a kind retreats.

Today. hundreds of thousands of visitors from over 190 countries visit www.malesurvivor.org. We have expanded our social media presence on Facebook and Twitter to expand our outreach to even more people. MaleSurvivor staff also travel extensively to provide support and training across a wide range of disciplines to help ensure that all survivors of sexual violence have access to trained, compassionate, and effective support.

Ruling year info

1996

Board President

Dr. Murray Schane M.D.

Main address

350 Central Park West Suite 1H

New York, NY 10025 USA

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Formerly known as

National Organization Against Male Sexual Victimization

EIN

41-1831829

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (F01)

Mental Health Association, Multipurpose (F80)

Rape Victim Services (F42)

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Our programs

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Weekends of Recovery

The Weekends of Recovery were begun in 2001 by MaleSurvivor as an additional service to our members to help them make further progress in their recovery. The weekends were designed to assist any adult survivor who was seeking further support in his recovery by being in the company of other male survivors. In addition, the weekends were designed to introduce additional tools men could use when they returned home to assist in making further headway in their recovery. It was felt from the beginning that the weekends needed to be highly structured and professionally facilitated utilizing the highest professional standards available. Weekends of Recovery are facilitated by trained therapists, utilizing the same clinical boundaries and code of ethics as adopted by the American Psychological Association. The weekends are adjuncts to participants' ongoing recovery work with individual and/or group psychotherapy, twelve step programs, and individual spiritual work, and are not meant to substitute for the participants' local support systems that are consistent with their own recovery.

Population(s) Served

MaleSurvivor's website (www.malesurvivor.org) provides information and support to survivors and their loved ones all over the world. Moderated discussion forums and chat rooms give a place for many men who are just beginning their recovery from sexual abuse to come together in a safe environment to seek support and ask questions. Widely acknowledged as one of the best resources on the web for male survivors of sexual abuse, our website ranks as one of the most popular resources for all victims of sexual abuse.

Population(s) Served

Every two years MaleSurvivor hosts an international conference that provides a unique opportunity
for personal and professional growth, networking, and the dissemination of new
knowledge in the area of sexually traumatized boys and men. The four-day event features numerous workshops for male survivors of sexual abuse, their loved
ones/partners, and professionals who work with them.

Population(s) Served

A series of community awareness events that bring together male survivors, mental health professionals, and community members to learn more about the dynamics of male sexual victimization, and the work of healing.

Population(s) Served

Starting in 2013, MaleSurvivor has begun developing training programs to better help professionals across disciplines to support male survivors of sexual trauma

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Top Rated Non Profit 2012

Great Non Profits

Top Rated Non Profit 2014

Great Non Profits

Top 10 Website for Survivors of Abuse 2013

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

To reduce the overall amount of sexual violence against boys and men throughout our world
To increase the support and resources available to male survivors of sexual violence and their partners in recovery
To increase awareness of the profound amount of male sexual victimization in our society
To reduce the stigma, shame, and prejudice that keeps many male survivors from seeking support and pursuing the work of healing
To advance the development of trauma-informed resources for all survivors of sexual violence

To expand our capacity by building strategic partnerships with funders from all areas of philanthropy
Expand social media and website resources through strategic partnerships with educational institutions and clinical programs
Build international partners to help expand our reach throughout the globe

We have 20 years of experience providing direct support to male survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones through the most up to date methods.

A unique partnership between the professional, clinical community and survivors themselves in ways that empower the sharing of knowledge across multiple disciplines.

We have a community that already unites hundreds of professionals and tens of thousands of survivors.

We have a website that reached hundreds of thousands of people every year, and are increasingly expanding our presence in social media.

• Total donations raised for 2014 just shy of $200,000
• 60% increase in major gifts (i.e. foundational, corporate, and or gifts >$10,000) gifts.
• More than 350,000 users viewed more than 2.5 million pages of content on malesurvivor.org. Vistors came to the website from over 190 countries.
• We added more than 2000 followers on Twitter and more than 1300 people who liked our Facebook page.
• We were listed as Top NonProfit again in 2014 on GreatNonProfits.org, a designation granted to only 1700 of the more than 1.5 million nonprofits in the US.
• We provided direct services (in the form of Recovery Weekends or Workshops), Professional Trainings, and Community Awareness Events) to over 2700 people across the US and Canada.

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MaleSurvivor: National Organization Against Male Sexual Victimization

Board of directors
as of 4/18/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Murray Schane

MaleSurvivor: National Organization Against Male Sexual Victimization

Vince Sperduto

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 ? 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? Yes