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NOLANS HERO FOUNDATION

Nolan's H.E.R.O. Foundation

Pittsfield, ME

Mission

Nolan's H.E.R.O. Foundation is a non-profit organization formed to carry on the mission of Nolan Berthelette, a Pittsfield youth, who suffered a fatal brain aneurysm at the age of 14. Our goal is to raise awareness of brain aneurysms and to support those who are finding ways to be a H.E.R.O. (Helping Everyone Realize Opportunities) in the lives of others. We also want to inspire and encourage youth to participate in academics, exercise, music, sports, and a love for the outdoors and nature. These are all things Nolan loved and excelled in.

Ruling Year

2015

President

Ray Berthelette

Main Address

324 Hamilton Terrace

Pittsfield, ME 04967 USA

Keywords

brain aneurysm, organ donation, sports, music, art, academics, exercise, outdoors, nature, saving the World

EIN

47-3806998

 Number

6927369561

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Citizen Participation (W24)

Organ and Tissue Bank (E65)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (G01)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Brain aneurysms are often referred to as a silent killer or ticking time bomb. Many of us go our whole lives without know that we have an aneurysm. The only way to know for sure is with an MRI. If detected early, doctors can do something about it and save your life. Most of us know little about brain aneurysms until it effects us or someone we know and love. There are warning signs and things you can talk to your doctor about to reduce the risk. The general public needs to be better informed about these warning signs and risks.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Brain Aneurysm Awareness

Where we work

Our Results

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Number of H.E.R.O.'s recognized.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

H.E.R.O.'s that we have recognized.

Number of grants received

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

We plan on researching and applying for grants.

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

We are aiming to educate the public on the warning signs and risks of brain aneurysms. We also donate to those who have a direct impact on brain aneurysm research.

We hold events such as our annual 5K to raise money, but also to educate those who attend. We sell merchandise to raise money to put on events and to donate to the Maine Brain Aneurysm Association which goes directly to doctors and hospitals that conduct research. We are looking to do more paid public appearances to speak about Brain Aneurysm Awareness, Organ Donation, H.E.R.O. (Helping Everyone Realize Opportunities), Overcoming Adversity, Determination, Seeing the Best in Situations and in Others, Motivational Speeches.

Our capabilities are limited due to our limited budget, being a new non-profit, and having limited exposure on a national level. We are working to increase our visibility through the use of social media.

Our progress will be measured by the amount of donations we receive, the number of events we sponsor, the number of public speaking events we attend, the amount of followers on social media, the amount of H.E.R.O.'s that we recognize around the World, the amount of money we are able to give back towards brain aneurysm research, and if we are able to save even one life.

We have acquired merchandise which we sell and have events that bring in a little money each year. We continue to acknowledge more H.E.R.O.'s each year and now have an interactive map on our web site where you can see where these H.E.R.O.'s live and why they were nominated. We continue to grow our social media presence and following. We have spoke at a couple public events.

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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

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Yes

ETHICS & 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

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Gender

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Race & Ethnicity

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Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies

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