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NAPLES WOMAN'S CLUB

Living The Volunteer Spirit

aka GFWC Naples Woman's Club   |   Naples, FL   |  www.napleswomansclub.org

Mission

The Naples Woman's Club is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the community through philanthropic activities and volunteer service.  Learn more at www.Napleswomansclub.org.

Ruling year info

1951

President

Patricia Taylor

Main address

570 Park Street

Naples, FL 34102 USA

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Formerly known as

Naples Woman's Club, Inc.

EIN

59-0907298

NTEE code info

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Currently we are focusing on the following community needs. 1.) Funding health care services to the working poor partnering with local Clinics in Collier Co. 2.) Providing cash donations, volunteers and goods to agencies dealing with food insecurity. 3.) Funding college scholarships to deserving high school students, non-traditional students returning to the work place and scholarship to vocational schools. 4.) Increased social serve and food needs relating to the Pandemic.

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?

Naples Womans Club Education Committee

This committee manages the scholarship program and public education programs provided by the organization.  In partnership with the Community Foundation, the Naples Woman's Club scholarships to graduating seniors headed to college or technical schools, and scholarships to mature women returning to school to advance their professional capabilities. In 2023 we awarded 34 scholarships.

Population(s) Served

Researches and recommends programs for the NWC annual distribution. Focuses upon but not limited to, Housing, Hunger in the Community, Mental Health/Safety, and Children’s Needs.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

General Federation of Womens Clubs 2023

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.

The overall goal of The Naples Woman's Club wish to enhance the lives of others through philanthropic activities and volunteer service by providing funds and services to those in our community who are in need, enhance available community services and offer meaningful service work for our 250+ volunteers.  Each NWC member is required to serve one one committee and to volunteer at one event, program or provide as service for the Club. We strive to give back to give back to the citizens of Collier and Lee counties, and in doing so, reinforce the commitment of membership to work together, build friendships and partnerships in the community, and enhance the standard of living for our recipients.

Our strategies are: Organize to efficiently and effectively marshal our volunteer resources to support causes in Collier County. Conduct effective fundraising programs to raise funds to support our philanthropic goals. We s eek opportunities to make a meaningful difference in the community by researching community needs and developing joint programs to address the needs of the community and enhance public awareness.

The organization has had a long history of working with the City of Naples and other organizations to make significant impact on the community.  In 1932 we were the primary force behind establishing the Naples Public Libraries. We strive to educate our members about best practices in volunteer management, finance, grant-making and philanthropic strategies.  We have a defined board of directors who have specific responsibilities consistent with best practices.

Each year the organization has increased the amount of funds raised and the number of scholarships and grants given.Our membership is at its maximum and has been for the past two years--we have a waiting list.We have conducted surveys regarding member satisfaction/fulfillment and will continue to do so.

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 demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), 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, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • 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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NAPLES WOMAN'S CLUB

Board of directors
as of 01/30/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Patricia Taylor

Patricia Taylor

President

Suzanne King

1st Vice President

Joni Kruse

2nd Vice President

Margrit Portaria

Treasurer

Stephanie Pavlik

4th VP of Administration

Diane McMeekin

Recording Secretary

Diana Wallenstein

3rd Vice President (Co)

Linda Martin

3rd Vice President (Co)

Gerry Sparrow

Parliamentarian

Jean Sheridan

Finance

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/15/2023

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
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

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/15/2023

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Data
  • 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 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.