Sailing Heals Inc

Helping others escape for a spirit-lifting day at sea!

Salem, MA   |  www.sailingheals.org

Mission

Sailing Heals partners with volunteer host captains to offer VIP patient guests and their caregivers a memorable day of healing on the water.

Ruling year info

2012

Principal Officer

Lindsay Welch

Main address

27 Congress Street Suite 205-3

Salem, MA 01970 USA

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EIN

45-2859863

NTEE code info

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We aim to address the ongoing need for psychosocial support for cancer patients and their caregivers. Specifically, we work to give patients and caregivers a chance to get away from it all to get out on the water for a day of sailing.

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?

General healing sails

Complimentary lunch and 2 hour sail (or power boat ride) for cancer patients courtesy of Sailing Heals and registered volunteer host captains. Allows patients/caregivers to get away from their stress and treatment for an afternoon and create new memories and friendships that can last a lifetime.

Population(s) Served
Families
Caregivers

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of free participants on field trips

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Caregivers, People with diseases and illnesses, People with physical disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of fields trips

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of periodical subscribers

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Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of trips provided

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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 goals are to continue to offer a spirit-lifting day at sea for cancer patients, their caregivers and others in need of a healing break in our 20+ current ports where we operate and to add one port each year. We'd like to continue to attract quality and experienced individuals as volunteer host captains, board members and volunteers.

We would also like to pay our staff a working wage which is motivating and commensurate with the skills and dedication they bring to the organization.

We would like to create more alliances with businesses that can provide some cost-savings for us in the way of transportation and travel costs and event costs. We have been successful in doing this with our printing and design help but would like to expand these relationships to other areas that can provide professional support and assistance to our organization.

We have a multi-prong strategy for making this work including 2 - 3 larger fundraising events a year and 3 - 4 smaller ones; mail campaigns; our Sailing Hearts legacy/memorial program; and more stewardship of our existing donors/sponsors.

Hard work and sound and regular input from our board and other professionals will lead us to achieve these goals as they have in the past.

In the 7 years we have been operating, we have hosted over 3600 guests for complimentary lunches and healing sails in 24 ports around the country. In many cases, our guests have told us that they enjoyed the best day of their summer with us and that our program provided the hope and joy they needed to get through, perhaps, a final phase of their illness and have faith that they will have enjoyable days again.

We have established real and lasting relationships with some of the best yacht clubs and hundreds of generous host captains. We have a dedicated group of volunteers in many of our ports and hundreds of donors who want to support our efforts. We have established our Sailing Hearts legacy program to honor or remember loved ones at each of our events/sails that has been quite moving for all who have participated.

We have managed to sustain an excellent board of directors & grow our staff from one full time Exec. Dir. and part time bookkeeper to now 3 part-time staff and one ED.

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.

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Financials

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Operations

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

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Sailing Heals Inc

Board of directors
as of 6/1/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Lori Wirth

Ken Adam

Jeff Bauman

Susan Bumstead

Gregory Child

Drew Dearborn

Holly Fabyan

Rick Fishkin

Gary Gregory

Pamela O'Connor

Pam Ray

Bill Richard

Ken Snyder

Reid Tomlin

Dudley Welch

Lori Wirth

Pamela Seidman

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/06/2021

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