Bona Fide Bellevue

aka Bona Fide Bellevue   |   Bellevue, PA   |  https://www.bonafidebellevue.org/

Mission

Our focus is to bring growth, businesses, and beauty to our borough of Bellevue, Pennsylvania. We're a group of energetic community builders who just want to see Bellevue as the best living environment we can all make it.

Ruling year info

2015

Board President

Susan Stabnau

First Vice-chair

Chris Driscoll

Main address

P.O. Box 4202

Bellevue, PA 15202 USA

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EIN

45-2451670

NTEE code info

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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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?

Community Herb Garden

The garden is free and open to everyone. We welcome you to take what you need throughout the summer.

Population(s) Served
Families

The Point of VUE project uses the vacant storefronts along the business corridor to promote the positive in Bellevue and remind us that our Borough is rich in possibility.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Volunteers are welcome to join us the first Saturday of each month to pick up trash in the streets, as well as be involved with projects aimed at making the business district more attractive. "Improve the Vue” includes a community service day organized by the Bellevue Initiative for Growth and Revitalization (BIGr). BIGr is a non-profit organization that "strives to revitalize and grow Bellevue by bringing the community together and promoting the business district.”

Population(s) Served
Families

Tour our beautiful homes, affordable homes; visit our stately churches and ageless landmarks; browse and dine in our vibrant shopping district; and discover the endless possibilities that Bellevue has to offer during our annual Bellevue Live Worship Shop House Tour.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Main Street committee focuses on establishing and maintaining positive relationships with business and building owners in the business district and works to bring new and vibrant businesses to our borough.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The project includes identifying the 1000+ of potentially eligible buildings, creating an inventory, contacting the owners for participation, designing the plaque and collecting the orders for purchase and passing them onto the owners for installation. The program is organized through a committee of BIGr (Bellevue Initiative for Growth and Revitalization). Members of the committee are volunteer residents with an interest in local history and includes members of the boards of Preservation Pittsburgh and the Young Preservationists Association of Pittsburgh. The plaques will be affordable (around $100) and paid entirely and voluntarily through property owners who wish to participate. It is important to note that buildings eligible or receiving plaques does not create a preservation protection or preclude owners from making changes to their properties.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Residents and business owners in Bellevue, Pennsylvania

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Community meetings/Town halls,

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

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, 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?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, 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,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Bona Fide Bellevue

Board of directors
as of 8/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Susan Stabnau


Board co-chair

Chris Driscoll

Linda Law Carroll

Christopher Driscoll

Grant Saylor

Susan Stabnau

Cindy West

Robert Thompson

Sabreena Miller

Katie Damico

Albert Ciuksza

Paul Morack

Natalia Holliday

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? No