NGPA

The Worldwide LGBT Aviation Community

aka NGPA   |   Saint Louis Park, MN   |  www.ngpa.org

Mission

The NGPA mission statement is to build, support, and unite the LGBT aviation community worldwide.

Through education, outreach programs, and social events, we promote our primary organizational goals:

• to encourage members of the LGBT community to begin piloting careers,
• to foster equal treatment of LGBT aviators through advocacy and outreach,
• to promote aviation safety, and
• to provide an affirming social and professional network for LGBT aviators.

NGPA's mission is not limited to North America. Aviation is a global phenomenon and so is our determination to support safe aviation and a safe, affirming place in the world of aviation for LGBT aviators worldwide.

Ruling year info

2015

President

Mr. Brian Gambino

Vice President

Mr. Troy Merritt

Main address

4931 West 35th Street Suite 200

Saint Louis Park, MN 55416 USA

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EIN

52-1920518

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Working to overcome discrimination and inequality for the LGBTQ+ community within the field of aviation.

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?

Scholarships

The NGPA provides educational assistance in the form of scholarships to students pursuing aviation careers as professional pilots, or to further their piloting skills, and who have demonstrated community involvement, including support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender (LGBT) community.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Students

NGPA’s Advocacy Program is making a difference in the lives of pilots every day. From working to help pilots regain their medicals to combating discrimination and we're making a difference. Our advocacy efforts also include events like our Transgender Retreat to help advocate for the needs of the community.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Adults

Each year the NGPA hosts the NGPA Industry Expo, which is the second-largest pilot recruiting and aviation networking event in the U.S. The event is held the same weekend as the Winter Warm-Up and features keynote speakers, hundreds of ATP-qualified active airline pilots seeking employment, aviation products and services, and educational seminars for both commercial, business/corporate, and general aviation pilots. We also host a Provincetown networking event, and participate in other events like NBAA, Oshkosh, OBAP, and more.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
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.

Number of public events held to further mission

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

LGBTQ people, Adults, Students

Related Program

Advocacy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic our ability to host physical events was limited to Q1 events only, however we hosted several virtual events and webinars throughout the year following the pandemic.

Total number of organization members

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

LGBTQ people, Adults, Students

Related Program

Networking & Social Events

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

To encourage members of the LGBT community to begin piloting careers, to foster equal treatment of LGBT aviators through advocacy and outreach, to promote aviation safety and to provide an affirming social and professional network for LGBT aviators.

Through education, social events, outreach programs, and scholarships.

Today, we reach over 7,500 individuals of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community worldwide. Our members include over 2,500 recreational and commercial pilots, flight instructors, air traffic controllers, mechanics, airport managers, and other aviation professionals and enthusiasts from the United States and abroad. Annually, we organize for members two major social events, the second-largest pilots recruiting and hiring exposition in the U.S., as well as bring visibility and support to various Pride events across the country. The National Gay Pilots Association is the largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pilots, aviation professionals, and enthusiasts from around the world.

We believe that advocacy and networking are ongoing programs that may truly never have a tangible defined point of success. Every step we make towards making the worldwide LGBT aviation community more safe and equal for our members we represent, is a success.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

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

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NGPA

Board of directors
as of 3/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Steven Tustin

Dean Sela

Doug Carr

Alan Miles

Martin Rottler

Kris Krie

Scott Konzem

Ryan Lynch

Andi Sue Phillips

Travis Johnston

Ari Sarmento

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/22/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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