Bloody Historical

BHistorical is a 501(c)(3) that supports education through immersive displays, downloadable resources and online exhibits.

Mansfield Center, CT   |  https://www.bhistorical.com

Mission

BHistorical pursues the preservation and interpretation of history of multiple time periods, specifically related to that of American History. BHistorical further fulfills its interpretive function through exhibitions, educational programs, publications, and an online resource website. Immersive education and resources for teachers, museums and other professionals is a large part of our mission, bringing history and education to our community.

Ruling year info

2021

Principal Officer

Chelsey Knyff

Co Principal Officer

John Knyff

Main address

487 Stafford Rd

Mansfield Center, CT 06250 USA

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EIN

45-4677529

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?

Free Weekly Paperwork and Resources

This program is a weekly addition of free resources for all ages to use. They are either patterns to recreate vintage or antique items or printable reproductions of historic documents to use in educational purposes. These are shared up on our website to download, and news of their addition is posted through our Facebook and Instagram.

Population(s) Served
Teachers
Women and girls
Men and boys

Where we work

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.

Our large goals include opening up a permanent exhibit/museum on the efforts of women and marginalized groups within 20th century warfare. We hope to start with an online exhibit on women's branches of WWII, then move into an exhibit on women in WWII and hopefully a building eventually that we can use to educate and display the valiant efforts of the many marginalized men and women in WWII, WWI and other 20th century wars. Education on race, sexuality and more would be included in this goal.
Beyond this large goal, we hope to continue building our website to be a resource for educators with digitized original documents for research purposes.

We are building up our website, and applying for grants to achieve an online exhibit as our first steps. We hope to continue fundraising and save up for an eventual permanent location. We will also be reaching our to neighboring towns to see if there are any historic buildings we can take over the maintenance for and use as our exhibit location.

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?

    We serve educators, museums, history enthusiasts and more. Our target audience tends to be very broad, so collecting data on how we can better serve our community is essential.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email, Holding Zoom "Meet Ups",

  • 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 started providing our free resource program after we had a few requests for some resources. It has boomed with over 10,000 views on our website and over 1000 downloads.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

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

    When those we serve tell us how they prefer our organization to operate, we take that to heart. If we refuse to change or evolve to the needs of our community, we cease to be an entity that is worth their efforts, therefore we make every effort to meet the needs and requests of those in which we serve. This may mean a change in how we run board meetings, what programs we run etc, making our institution more of a democratic community than just a nonprofit.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Bloody Historical

Board of directors
as of 07/21/2022
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Board chair

John Knyff

Josh Dummit

Kyle Brogan

Carissa Gulick

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? 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 7/21/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/21/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.