Upstream International Inc

ONALASKA, WI   |  www.upstreamint.org

Mission

UPSTREAM INTERNATIONAL GRANTS MONEY TO ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS TO PROVIDE SUPPORT AND CHARITABLE RELIEF TO POOR, DISTRESSED, AND UNDERPRIVILEGED PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES. WE ASSIST AND EMPOWER THEM TO HELP THOSE IN NEED AND BECOME SUSTAINABLE, INDEPENDENT, AND PROUD.

Ruling year info

2015

President

Joseph Rigelsky

Main address

PO Box 682

ONALASKA, WI 54650 USA

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EIN

47-1896316

NTEE code info

International Relief (Q33)

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Programs and results

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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 very poor, distressed and underprivileged people and communities in Haiti. As a 4th world country, it is difficult for most Americans to even comprehend or imagine the living conditions that exist in Haiti, especially sinde the recent earthquake and assassination of their President.

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

    Community meetings/Town halls, Personal conversations,

  • 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 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 more funding to our feeding program, as we learned that the cost for food, charcoal, and oil needed to prepare meals for our students has skyrocketed in price, so the school was just providing snacks on Fridays instead of a full meal to the students. Our in-country partners explained that they were unable to get food for the community we serve because rioters and protesters were blocking their way to and from the market. Our founder made connections with locals to provide security protection and with another non-profit that had access to many pre-packaged meals so that we could get the desperately needed food to our community.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

    Our goal is to empower people who help people. We are in constant communication with our partners and the leaders of the community we serve helping to make sure they have the resources they need. The Haitian people have way, way less than any of Americans can imagine, yet they continue to survive with joy and thankfulness. Working alongside and assisting, rather than just "doing for" these people helps empower them, giving them credibility, support and influence in their community.

  • 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

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

Financials

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Upstream International Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/02/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Joseph Rigelsky