NATURE OF SOUND INC

Creative Community Solutions

Vacaville, CA   |  www.natureofsound.org

Mission

Our Mission
Connecting the community to charity. Our organization provides a volunteer platform for community creative solutions involving art music film and entertainment. We involve our volunteers in collaborative projects, events, and campaigns. Through our community creative solutions, our goal is to solve critical issues in community engagement, security, and economic development.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Hassan Walid Sabbagh

Main address

196 Revere Ct

Vacaville, CA 95687 USA

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EIN

46-3285529

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Youth Community Service Clubs (O51)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Critical Issues: -Lack of youth engagement in volunteer activities.
-Lack of creative volunteer activities.
-Increased activity of human trafficking.
-Increased youth delinquency.
-Lack of awareness of special needs services.

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?

Youth Volunteer Program

Our volunteer program focuses on engaging youth in our creative community solutions platform utilizing their passions in art, film music, and games.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

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 educational screenings

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Youth Volunteer Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

In partnership with The Solano Office of Education Nature of Sound Leads the creative speaker series known as Art is Power in order to provide a hybrid educational experience for creative expression.

Number of groups brought together in a coalition/alliance/partnership

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

Victims of crime and abuse, Immigrants and migrants, At-risk youth, Sex workers

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Nature of Sound Manages the Solano Anti-Trafficking Coalition to create collaborative projects and fundraising to support local services for immediate aid to victims of human trafficking.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Goals: -Reduce Youth delinquency.
-Increase Volunteer opportunities.
-Increase awareness and operations to combat human trafficking.
-Promote special needs services.

Collaborative Coalitions with the focus on community and youth development.

We have established the Solano Anti-Trafficking Coalition.

Recognized as Champions for Children for Solano County in 2016

Financials

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Operations

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

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NATURE OF SOUND INC

Board of directors
as of 06/23/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Hassan Sabbagh

Nature of Sound Inc

Term: 2020 - 2024

Hassan Sabbagh

Nature of Sound Inc

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? No
  • 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/17/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Middle Eastern
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/17/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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.
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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.