BLACK DAGGER MILITARY HUNT CLUB INC

Helping Heroes Heal Outdoors

Tampa, FL   |  www.blackdaggermhc.org

Mission

BDMHC is a all-volunteer nonprofit organization that provides shooting, hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities for US military veterans. We serve veterans recovering from and learning to adjust to life with spinal cord injuries (SCI), traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and post-traumatic stress (PTS). Helping our honored veterans find their “new normal". We are a Community Partner with the James A. Haley VA Hospital's Adaptive Sports Program. We also work with the United States Special Operations Care Coalition. Along with these two groups, we work with several other veteran-support agencies to bring in veterans that they support in their programs.

Notes from the nonprofit

Our continued work with the Tampa James A. Haley VA Hospital's Adaptive Sports Program and the United States Special Operations Command's Care Coalition and the veterans they serve grow and expand each year. We are furthering the growth of our hunting, fishing, and shooting programs. We also continue to add to other ways we help veterans and their families. We have helped several veterans with needs of home repairs such as roofing and getting veterans to events with their families. We do this as an all-volunteer nonprofit with great support of a Nation that cares for the military men, women and their families.

Ruling year info

2013

Principal Officer

Dave Winters

Main address

P.O Box 6073

Tampa, FL 33608 USA

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EIN

45-4337304

NTEE code info

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We serve veterans recovering from and learning to adjust to life with spinal cord injuries (SCI), traumatic brain injuries (TBI), loss of sight, and post-traumatic stress (PTS). We have specialized equipment to accommodate some of the most injured military heroes thus helping our honored veterans find their “new normal

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?

VA Adaptive Sports Shooting, Hunting, Fishing, and other Outdoor events

Actively involved with Veteran Affairs Adaptive Sports Program. We provide veterans that have enrolled with the VA Adaptive Sports Program shooting opportunities. Working veterans with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, PTSD, Blindness, and other injuries. To enable them to shoot and hunt again.

Population(s) Served
Veterans

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Volunteer Award from Blinded Veterans of America 2019

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 Facebook followers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Military personnel, Veterans

Related Program

VA Adaptive Sports Shooting, Hunting, Fishing, and other Outdoor events

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Add 400 Facebook followers each year

Number of therapy hours provided to clients

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Military personnel, Veterans

Related Program

VA Adaptive Sports Shooting, Hunting, Fishing, and other Outdoor events

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Add 30-40 therapy hours each year

Number of products distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Military personnel, Veterans

Related Program

VA Adaptive Sports Shooting, Hunting, Fishing, and other Outdoor events

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Distribute nonprofit trifold and share program with 500 people each year.

Number of new clients within the past 12 months

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Military personnel, Veterans

Related Program

VA Adaptive Sports Shooting, Hunting, Fishing, and other Outdoor events

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Add at a minimum 10 new clients each year.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Military personnel, Veterans

Related Program

VA Adaptive Sports Shooting, Hunting, Fishing, and other Outdoor events

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Have a minimum of 30 trained volunteers for adaptive sports programs.

Total number of classes offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Military personnel, Veterans

Related Program

VA Adaptive Sports Shooting, Hunting, Fishing, and other Outdoor events

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Offer and execute at a minimum of 20 adaptive sports classes (clinics) each calendar year

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.

Meet the needs of veterans and expand our lessons learned to other states/agencies so they can impact veterans in their areas. Continue to develop and or adopt innovative ways to enable continued access/ability to shoot, hunt, and fish for veterans. Secure like-minded sponsors to help us maintain/expand our shooting, hunting, and outdoor programs. Our goal is to empower veterans to continue pursue leisure outdoor activities despite their injuries. We strive to build long-term relationships with the veterans we serve and reduce the number of veterans suicides.

Align ourselves with the Department of Veterans Affairs and other agencies to work to empower veterans through Adaptive Sports Programs. Partner with other veteran support nonprofits to gain synergy in our support of Florida Veterans.

We have a large pool of highly skilled volunteers, weapons, and hunting experts from the military (active and retired) who volunteer their time/talents. Our active duty and retied military volunteers empower us with hundreds of years of experience in shooting sports and safety. We can accommodate veterans recovering from and learning to adjust to life with spinal cord injuries (SCI), traumatic brain injuries (TBI), loss of sight, and post-traumatic stress (PTS). We have specialized equipment for every level of injury.

We have been sole source for the Tampa's James A. Haley VA Hospital's Adaptive Shooting, Hunting, and Fishing programs for over 3 years. We have a mature hunting and shooting sports program serving hundreds of veterans each year. We can now include paralyzed and blind veterans in each of our programs. We now partner with several other local veteran nonprofits to support their programs when we can. We are starting to gain a large community support base to aid each of our programs. We also work with the United States Special Operations Command through the Care Coalition and work with veterans from across the United States. We have branched out of Florida and have hosted events in three other states.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We work with veterans, their families, and Gold Star families to collect feedback on how we are serving and any improvements we need to make to add value to all our adaptive sports programs.

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

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Suggestion box/email,

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

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We added exclusive days for severely wounded/injured veterans. This allows our staff to focus on their needs at a higher level. It also allows more feedback from their caregivers if veteran is nonverbal.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Working with the Tampa VA, we have changed our decision for the level of veterans we can serve and how we engage them in our adaptive programs.

  • 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 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, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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BLACK DAGGER MILITARY HUNT CLUB INC

Board of directors
as of 6/3/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dave Winters

No Affiliation

Term: 2017 - 2018

Ryan Winters

No Affiliation

Allen Bussey

No Affiliation

Travis Biggar

No Affiliation

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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/3/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/03/2021

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.