COMMUNITY WIDE SHURAA CONFERENCE INC

unleashing and harnessing the full capacity inherent in the group intellect...

aka CWSC   |   St. Petersburg, FL   |  www.cwsc.us

Mission

To realize our model community vision by operating as a national intelligentsia, think tank, volunteer resource and broadcasting network...researching, designing, communicating and implementing solutions that enhance goal achievement in all aspects of our community life.

Notes from the nonprofit

The ability to leverage intellectual resources and to distribute talents across geographical and institutional boundaries, and across the landscape of challenges and opportunities that face every community and institution—that's what a national intelligentsia can do for us and for the world. To unleash and harness the full capacity inherent in the group intellect, we'll have to make the connections not only within Scripture, but we'll also need to make the connections with one another beyond religion, nationality or ethnicity…that's the vision of CWSC. Together we can remake the world.

Ruling year info

2014

President and Executive Director

Ms. M. Nailah Abdullah

Main address

Marina Village 4905 34th Street S #185

St. Petersburg, FL 33711 USA

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EIN

46-3505809

NTEE code info

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Diversifying and Increasing Funding. Additional Funding would allow us to sustain and increase our deliverable to communities and organizations nationwide. We are expanding our primary telethon fundraisers with increased organiizaton and leadership structures; increasing our direct mission-related products via online store sales; and organizing and staffing for professional fundraising, philanthropy, grant opportunities; and developing the speakers bureau as a core mission and revenue center.

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?

National faith-based Intelligentsia

A non-partisan and not-for-profit faith-based national conference bringing together human resources, knowledge and experience to help achieve the highest level of excellence in individual, family and community life.

Population(s) Served

A national network of volunteers forming focus teams, think tank and clearing house for community improvement ideas. Volunteers research and publish faith-based best practices and solutions to chronic social problems affecting communities.

Population(s) Served

A faith-based national volunteer human resources network providing onsite and offsite solution-based support for its affiliated Institutions to improve institutional governance, operations and capacity for community outreach.

Population(s) Served

The #1 Islamic Radio Blog Station in the nation at blogtalkradio.com/AmericanMuslim360 representing 24 hour Islamic-based programming on faith, health, culture & arts, civic engagement, voter participation, marriage, interfaith engagement and other community building education.

Population(s) Served

The CWSC Speakers Bureau is a communications platform to help media and other institutions connect more easily with legitimate voices of Al-Islam to combat negative images often portrayed in the press or demonstrated by those claiming to represent Al-Islam.

Muslim American leaders are ready to contribute alongside our Christian and Jewish brethren and others in intelligent dialogue on the type of world we want to pass on to our children, one with: less poverty, prejudice and violence; one with a greater respect for the most vulnerable among us including our children, the elderly and disabled. We want a world with a greater respect for human rights including women’s rights, family values, education and economic justice; and most importantly, a greater respect for our Creator and the stewardship for which He has entrusted humanity.

American Muslims are a socially conscious community, forming the most racially diverse, faith-based community in America and are urgently working to impact the national and international dialogue, not only on the image of Islam and Muslims, but on every major issue of our day.

Population(s) Served

CWSC offers five college scholarships in the form of direct financial aid. The scholarship program also has an historical preservation component incorporating establishment of new scholarships in the name of pioneering Americans who helped expand freedom of religion under the U.S. Constitution through their local faith-based efforts in the communities.

The "WMP” Award is a scholarship of $1,000 and certificate given annually to a college bound graduating high school senior or current college student who has demonstrated exceptional faith-based leadership in his or her professional, civic and academic life.

Population(s) Served

YLDC ofers deserving student leaders aged 15–22, a unique leadership and management skills building opportunity by pairing them with CWSC national team and committee directors for 9 months.

YLDC's purpose is to practically connect the present with the future by identifying promising youth leaders and exposing them early to the issues facing our communities and institutions while encouraging civic commitment to helping achieve our model community vision.

CWSC is committed to helping youth reach their full potential by mentoring tomorrow’s leaders today. As an organization we seek to impart knowledge, skills and problem solving strategies to selected youth leaders, while simultaneously benefiting from the energy, idealism and fresh thinking these leaders brings to the table of mutual consultation.

Population(s) Served

Strategic initiative to collaborate with faith-based institutions in three fundamental areas that together can be a game changer for a brighter future for historically disadvantaged communities including financial literacy, health care, and 21st century education and job opportunities.

Population(s) Served

CWSC supports international initiatives through partners who have a track record in international aid, humanitarian relief, infrastructure development, community support services, trade, and cultural exchange programs promoting global civic education and engagement.

Population(s) Served

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 grassroots organizations supported

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

National Broadcast Network

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We serve other nonprofits, businesses, and other entities via the MCNRD and VHRN programs that provide both volunteers and a national resource directory to help them achieve their operational goals.

Number of independent organizations served

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

National Broadcast Network

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We serve a listening audience domestically and globally that has now reached the 600K+ listen level on issues from criminal justice reform to women's rights, to drug policy reform.

Number of community initiatives in which the organization participates

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

National faith-based Think Tank

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our National Think Tank assembles writers and researchers to produce presentations to urge U.S. legislators to action on issues like mass gun violence to global drug policy at the U.N. level of discus

Number of convenings hosted by the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Related Program

National Broadcast Network

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

National Town Halls are organized annually to discuss chronic issues of social justice and inequities or areas for community vigilance and self-improvement.

Total number of organization members

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Related Program

National Volunteer Human Resource Network

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Non-member organization with national volunteer resource network and staff operating intelligentsia components, faith-based initiatives, and office of international relations.

Number of websites and organizations (outside of our organization) that share our resources and information

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Related Program

National Broadcast Network

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our content has expanded via our broadcasting network to 30+ podcasting platforms.

Number of downloads of the organization's materials and explanations

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

National Broadcast Network

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Podcasting across multiple platforms have increased significantly, however post subscriber and specific device sharing stats for 30-day+ live are not easy to measure. Conservative estimates are given.

Number of referrals to resources offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
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National Volunteer Human Resource Network

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

CWSC operates a Volunteer Human Resource Network that connects volunteers with organizations.

Number of organizations accessing technical assistance offerings

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

National Volunteer Human Resource Network

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

VHRN provides onsite or remote technical support to other nonprofits and our broadcasting network also provides broadcasts on information technology subjects not counted in there totals.

Number of consulting projects completed

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

National Volunteer Human Resource Network

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

VHRN and MCNRD offers consultants to nonprofits to help them improve in their community outreach programs and internal management and operations.

Number of publications identifying sector best practices

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

National faith-based Intelligentsia

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

CWSC publishes annual reports, financial highlights, consolidated statements and periodic updates throughout the year in addition to intelligentsia papers.

Number of external speaking requests for members of the organization

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

National Speakers Bureau

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our national speakers bureau and Ambassador Program offers opportunities for public speaking engagements with outside organizations. We are in the beginning stages of growth for both initiatives.

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.

On the Agenda:
■ Student internships, scholarships, and leadership council to develop a new cadre of
talented and devoted national and local community service leaders.
■ Online and offline education, training and development through seminars, webinars,
and teleconferences to assist all our institutions with organizational excellence and
expanded community outreach capabilities.
■ Expansion of AM360 Radio Network as an international broadcast medium.
■ Expansion of the CWSC Volunteer Library and Bookshelf.
■ Expanding the CWSC Online Store.
■ Launch of the CWSC Speakers Bureau
■ Expanding the CWSC Model Communities National Resource Directory (of consultant volunteers)
■ Establishment of grants, philanthropic and corporate financial support teams to fund community development projects and research via focus teams (from senior affairs and women services to education, literacy and more).
■ Planning for the National Townhall.

■ Integrate AM360 Broadcast network into CWSC to strengthen giving nonprofit status and financial support to broadcast arm.
■ Integrate CWSC into AM360 Broadcast network to heighten awareness of CWSC mission, vision and work for enhanced recruiting of of volunteers for national resource network and outreach to affiliated institutions.
■ Connect the CWSC Speakers Bureau with AM360 to leverage CWSC ability to combat religious extremism and provide a comprehensive educational platform on Al-Islam and the life of Prophet Muhammed (S).
■ Establish the AM360 Transition Team / Governance Committee to manage the strategic development of the CWSC's broadcast network.
■ Expand the college scholarship program to attract the brightest and most committed young leaders to the table of mutual consultation on community life.
■ Expand CWSC's Ambassador Program to create a physical presence capability across the country for networking with other community service institutions.
■ Connect more affiliated national institutions in the CWSC National Leadership Advisory Council (NL:AC) so CWSC can have the benefit of established mutual consultation with others serving the same constituency.
■ Expand the CWSC wesbite www.cwsc.us to offer sites and resources of interest to the whole family to increase engagement.
■ Expand electronic footprint to enhance social media connections, especially to identify and motivate new volunteers and donors committed to CWSC's community service outreach initiatives.
■ Continue to grow the human resource network online to reduce physical infrastructure needs and subsequent brick and mortar captiaql investment, while focusing on services and programs that provide more immediate benefit from initial idea to program launch and a much lower cost.
■ Generate financial resources from online value added services (CWSC Store and intellectual properties) and expanded grant writing and philanthropic support for our community outreach work.
■ Connect and expand college scholarship program by linking education, family legacy programs and American Muslim Pioneer history preservation project.
■ Build sufficient financial reserves to re-grant funding to outstanding community service and outreach programs selected by CWSC from among its affiliating institutions.

■ National network of volunteers and immediate potential volunteer and institutional outreach with over 200 faith-based affiliated institutions.
■ 24-hour Radio Broadcasting Network with .5 million listener metric and companion archive consisting of thousands of self-help and community service outreach broadcasting, plus faith-based dialog.
■ #1 Islamic blog talk radio broadcaster in the nation capable of significant national and international impact on the dialog on Al-Islam and its refutation of radicalism or extremist ideologies including terrorism. Station airs educational programming to help individuals, families and communities.

CWSC employs four (4) major components to carry out its national operations.

A. National Intelligentsia

1. Revamping National Town Hall to focus on problem identification and onsite dialog followed up by strategic planning and action through national focus teams.

2. Using website and social media pages to drive discussion on major issues our communities face and the recommended priorities for allocation of work.

3. Speakers Bureau will be a major addition in our capability to help correct the proper image and convey the true message of Al-Islam throughout America. The website is being revamped to ensure a user friendly experience in requesting a CWSC speaker as well as registering as a presenter in the Speakers Bureau.

B. National Think Tank

1. Twelve of approximately 30 focus teams have been established.

2. Assignment of interim directors is in progress along with training & development for team administration and management.

3. Idea intake and evaluation system has been designed to solicit and objectively evaluate ideas from the national group intellect.

C. National Volunteer Human Resource Network

1. The Model Communities National Resource Directory giving affiliated institutions access to volunteer consultants across the country is expected to be automated online.

2. Notification to institutions that the service is available is in progress via AM360, our websites and volunteer network consultants.

D. National Broadcasting Network

1. A new acting CEO for AM360 has been appointed.

2. AM360.org is fully integrated with the CWSC Intelligentsia. Proliferation of our broadcasting network across the top podcasting platforms is next.

Funding is always a challenge for any institution, but we continue to look for ways to motivate current and prospective supporters and provide user-friendly online platforms to encourage single and recurring donor support and to build our professional network to garner the support of the philanthropic and corporate communities. Our volunteer hours contributed through 2018 now totals $1.67 million which have proven as formidable an asset for accomplishing our goals as greater cash operating revenues.

CWSC seeks to be among the most progressive faith-based community service organizations in America respecting our commonly shared values that have made our nation the world's leader. As an American Muslim Institution, we want to set a superior leadership standard for diverse community outreach, civic commitment, operational and financial transparency, and concrete results that help strengthen communities and our entire country. There is no better time for all our communities to come together. Thank you for sharing in CWSC's vision...together we can remake the world. Blessings always!

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Operations

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COMMUNITY WIDE SHURAA CONFERENCE INC

Board of directors
as of 8/5/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. M. Nailah Abdullah

CWSC

Term: 2020 - 2023

Aisha Kareem

Community Wide Shuraa Conference, Inc.

Mukhtar Muhammad

FAMACO Publishers, LLC

Abdul Azeez

Masjid Yusuf Shah

M. Williams

KNOW ME / No Me, Inc. LLC

Depretha Hadee

Musilm Women in Action

Latifah Hameen

Healthy Positive Choices, Inc.

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