Random Tuesday Inc

Harnessing the Power of Fandom

aka Fanthropy Running Clubs   |   Guilford, CT   |  www.fanthropy.org

Mission

Random Tuesday, Inc. (RTI) is a 501(c)3 organization (EIN 47-4958349) that creates global communities, harnessing the power of fandom to inspire individuals to better themselves and the world around them. We are fans. We know the passion that fanatical obsession creates. We also recognize the need to take care of ourselves at both the personal and collective levels and we are inspired by the worlds in the fandoms we enjoy. Fanthropy is the intersection of fandom and philanthropy. Applying the fanthropy concept to fitness, we have our Fanthropy Running Clubs. These are communities based on “fan domains” or “fandoms”, who participate in organized “virtual running” events to inspire people to be more physically active and support non-profits focused on a variety of charitable efforts.

Ruling year info

2016

President & Chief Executive Officer

Brian Biggs

Chief Creative Officer

Dawn Biggs

Main address

2351 Boston Post Road Suite 205

Guilford, CT 06437 USA

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EIN

47-4958349

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Recreational, Pleasure, or Social Club (N50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Geeks are notoriously sedentary. Whether it's playing video games, binge watching shows, reading books, creating cosplay costumes, writing fan fiction, or hanging out on the Internet, consumption of pop culture typically involves sitting down. This leads to higher rates of obesity and other medical conditions. The mission of Random Tuesday is to motivate communities of fans to be more physically active while making a positive change in the world.

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?

Fanthropy Running Clubs

The Fanthropy Running Clubs are four dynamic online communities of fans designed to motivate and inspire individuals to improve their physical fitness while making a positive change in the world. The Fanthropy Running Clubs include four communities of pop culture fans: Potterhead Running Club, Whovian Running Club, Fandom Running Club and Chilton Running Club. The Fanthropy Running Clubs hold over 20 virtual running/fitness events each year and 100% of the proceeds from these events support charitable missions and activities.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Families
People with disabilities

The Fanthropy Endurance Program takes the joy and passion of our online communities and puts them in the real world. Participants sign up to complete real-world races around the United States and then engage in peer-to-peer fundraising for Random Tuesday. The Fanthropy Endurance Program allows people who've only known each other online to meet and run/walk together in the real world.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Random Tuesday's Powered By Fanthropy Program utilizes RTI's years of experience with virtual event to power the virtual running/fitness events of other non-profit fundraisers as well as Corporate Social Responsibility efforts. RTI supports other organizations with medal design, production and fulfillment as well as event organization and promotion to help them organize virtual fitness events as non-traditional fundraisers.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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.

Total number of grants awarded

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

Veterans, Gender and sexual identity, Health, Social and economic status

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Each year, the Random Tuesday Inc supports a wide array of non-profit charity partners with increased awareness about their mission as well as significant financial support.

Miles logged by our communities for improved physical fitness.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Random Tuesday's mission is to motivate communities of fans to be more physically active. The best metric we have is the total number of miles logged on the Charity Miles app by our communities.

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.

RTI seeks to create engaged, motivated fan communities who work collectively to improve themselves and the world around them. We strive to become the preeminent fandom non-profit organization in the world and serve as architects of positive change.

Participants will celebrate their fandoms through world-class programs that encourage health, philanthropy, and social activism; provided in a safe and positive space. RTI recognizes the individuality and talents of every participant and encourages the inclusion of everyone into our diverse fan communities.

Participants are motivated in three primary ways:
1. Fandom-themed virtual running events that capture the magic of the fandoms they are passionate about.
2. Since each event supports a charity partner making a direct impact in a critical mission area, movement has greater meaning.
3. The online communities are powerful motivators through inspiration, encouragement and friendly competition.

RTI is the largest and most successful virtual running organization in the world with over 300,000 participants for our virtual running/walking events over the last seven years. We are award-winning experts in medal design, procurement, and fulfillment. We are proud of the online communities we have built that boast over 80,000 active participants who motivate and inspire each other to accomplish their fitness goals as well as our fanthropic mission to make a positive change in the world.

In the last seven years, our communities of fans have logged more than 22 million miles for their own physical fitness while generating $2.6 million for more than 75 incredible charity partners. Additionally, the numerous direct impact projects have resulted in donations of over 18,000 scarves, 40,000 hats and 82,000 pairs of socks for the homeless, more than 40,000 school supplies for students in need, 2.5 tons of coffee for the people of Puerto Rico, more than 218,000 diapers for low-income families, 450,000 period supplies, and 2.7 million fun bandages for children fighting terrible diseases.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • 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

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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 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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Random Tuesday Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/08/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brian Biggs

Random Tuesday, Inc

Term: 2020 - 2025

Christina Taylor

Regis University

Michael Gibbons

Middle Georgia State University

Dawn Biggs

Random Tuesday, Inc

Dan Nolan

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 ? 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 11/8/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/08/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • 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 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.