Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

Alternative Resources of the Triad

aka Greensboro Pride

Greensboro, NC

Mission

Alternative Resources of the Triad (ART) is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization whose mission is to be actively involved with the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (GLBTQ) community of the Triad (Greensboro, High Point, and Winston Salem, NC) and the surrounding communities. ART works to support the emotional, social and mental health needs of the GLBTQ community by (1) serving as an information portal and referral source and (2) by maintaining an ongoing, visible and positive educational and supportive presence in the community.

Ruling Year

1988

Board Co-Chair

Paul Marshall Jr.

Main Address

PO Box 29177

Greensboro, NC 27429 USA

Formerly Known As

Triad Pride

Keywords

lgbt, pride, north carolina, greensboro, greensboro pride

EIN

58-1797037

 Number

0768940252

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

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Greensboro Pride Festival

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Number of community events or trainings held and attendance

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

LGBTQ people

Related program

Greensboro Pride Festival

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of individuals attending community events or trainings

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

LGBTQ people

Related program

Greensboro Pride Festival

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of press releases developed and distributed

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

LGBTQ people

Related program

Greensboro Pride Festival

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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Alternative Resources of the Triad aims to bring awareness to the LGBTQIA+ community in Greensboro, NC, and surrounding areas. We want people to be able to feel like themselves during our festival. It is our goal to bring the LGBTQIA community together along with the greater Greensboro community for a week of fun, friendship, festivities, and more. In addition to our Greensboro Pride Festival, we want to bring the LGBTQIA community together for events throughout the year. We are looking at partnering with more organizations both in and outside of the LGBTQIA community for more events.

Our festival continues to grow each year with our boots on the ground approach. Our board is all-volunteer and there are no paid employees at Alternative Resources of the Triad. Our board members work tirelessly to connect with members of the community and sponsors for our festival. We have grown a number of contacts over the years and are working to reach new organizations that might support our festival or other events. Additionally, we are working toward increasing our partnerships with community organizations through networking, cold calling, and using our contacts to find the right people to work with Alternative Resources fo the Triad.

Our board members are incredibly hard-working. We are in a process of growth and restructuring that will help us better meet the needs of our growing organization and the community-at-large. Our board members work hard to connect with the right sponsors, donors, vendors, and community members. Additionally, we have been building out our website to provide better, easier-to-access information, and have recently added in the capability of collecting email addresses in order to start an email list. As we bring on new board and committee members, we are looking for people who can fill specific needs within our organization so that we may continue to grow and accomplish our goals in a strategic manner.

Our organization judges our progress based on annual attendance estimates at our Greensboro Pride Festival, growth of our sponsorships, growth of vendors, increase in email list contacts, and a growing number of partnerships and community events throughout the year.

Our first Pride festival attracted about 6 vendors and 400 guests. In the years since that first festival in 2006, we have grown to more than 160 vendors, 50 performers, and more than 18,000 guests. Instead of locating in a small park, the Greensboro Pride Festival now takes over one of the main streets in downtown Greensboro, closing the road for our all-day event. Additionally, Alternative Resources of the Triad is working with other organizations in the community to provide and/or assist with events throughout the year, including the quarterly Drag Queen Bingo, an event that Alternative Resources of the Triad produces in conjunction with the Guilford Green Foundation.

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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?

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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