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Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy

aka Nathan Benderson Park   |   Sarasota, FL   |  www.nathanbendersonpark.org

Mission

VISION: SANCA’s vision of Nathan Benderson Park is to serve as a global, innovative, and premier destination that welcomes and connects people, while fostering a healthy, sustainable and safe environment. MISSION: To manage and promote Nathan Benderson Park by providing recreational opportunities and facilities for people to enjoy and engage in activities that promote health and enhance the quality of life and environment, and to generate economic impact for our region.

Ruling year info

2011

President

Mr. Stephen V. Rodriguez

Main address

5851 Nathan Benderson Circle

Sarasota, FL 34235 USA

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EIN

45-2641647

NTEE code info

Parks and Playgrounds (N32)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy's primary purpose is to develop and promote Nathan Benderson Park as a world-class event center, team training site and Sarasota County park, while providing outreach programs through recreation, safety training, education and volunteering as a service to our community.

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?

Recreation

NBP offers numerous programs, from rowing and paddling to summer camps, from fishing to running and biking, from 5Ks and half marathons to a world-renowned breast-cancer-survivor paddling program, to a world stage for international competition in rowing, paddling and triathlons — and much more!

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

1. To establish and maintain a world-class multipurpose event center that will enable a return of investment to benefit taxpayers and the State of Florida

2. To be an Olympic-level training center for regional, national and international athletes

3. To promote a better quality of life through health and wellness by providing opportunities to walk, run, bike, row, fish and more at our community park

4. To provide an entry point into aquatic and sports programs through community outreach

Through the generosity of our community, we are able to provide facilities that support our programs, and we're able to provide low-cost programs to the community — whether it's summer camps, paddling programs that provide community unity and medical therapy, exercise programs, or the simple act of using the park's facilities as a casual visitor.

NBP is a 600-acre Sarasota County park with 450 acres of water surface. It features a six-story, state-of-the-art finish tower funded by donations, an island with space for multiple functions, and 150 acres of open space for multiple functions and activities, including simultaneous events.

We were the host to the 2017 World Rowing Championships and the 2018 World Rowing Masters Regatta, as well as numerous other rowing and triathlon events, running and walking events and community functions. We aim to attract more large events, but we also aim to expand local events and offerings in line with our mission.

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

    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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • 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 demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), 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

  • 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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Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy

Board of directors
as of 11/01/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Michael Taaffee

Trial attorney and director of Shumaker’s Broker-Dealer and Data Breach Groups

Term: 2019 - 2023


Board co-chair

Mr. Curtis Jordan

Retired

Term: 2018 - 2022

Dr. Joanne Fava

Michael Taaffe

Ron Cutsinger

Carolyn Mason

Andrew Minor

Jay Riley

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 ? 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? Not applicable
  • 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 2/10/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data