National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

Knowledge * Representation * Community

aka NASAA   |   Washington, DC   |  www.nasaa-arts.org

Mission

NASAA is the nonprofit, nonpartisan professional association that serves the country’s 56 state and jurisdictional arts agencies. NASAA’s mission is to strengthen state arts agencies and champion public support for the arts in the United States. Together, NASAA and the state arts agencies advance the arts as fundamental to human expression and an essential ingredient in the well-being and prosperity of our nation’s individuals, communities and families.

Ruling year info

1976

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Pam Breaux

Main address

1200 18th Street, NW Suite 1100

Washington, DC 20036 USA

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EIN

62-0913689

NTEE code info

Professional Societies, Associations (A03)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (W05)

Single Organization Support (A11)

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Communication

Programs and results

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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?

Knowledge

NASAA provides authoritative data that fuels fact based decision making and highlights the impact of state arts agencies’ work. NASAA’s research also drives the evolution of evidence based answers to the question of why government should support the arts. Our knowledge services inform and inspire state arts agencies, driving excellence and sparking new ways of working.

Population(s) Served
Adults

NASAA is a champion and advocate for state arts agencies, asserting the importance of the arts to government leaders. We shape public policy, foster multi-sector support for the arts and give state arts agencies a persuasive voice in influential national networks.

Population(s) Served
Adults

NASAA convenes and connects state arts agencies. Our professional community energizes the work of state arts agencies, unites our members around common goals and builds a shared vision for the future.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    NASAA serves the employees and board members of the country's 56 state and jurisdictional arts agencies.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, 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?

    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 tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

Board of directors
as of 8/27/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Suzanne Wise

Executive Director, Nebraska Arts Council

Term: 2020 - 2022

Benjamin Brown

Chair, Alaska State Council on the Arts

Mary Margaret Schoenfeld

National Coordinator, U.S. Regional Arts Organizations

Cyndy Andrus

Chair, Montana Arts Council

Stephanie Conner

Former Chair, Tennessee Arts Commission

Nola Ruth

Former Chair, Missouri Arts Council

Monica Guzman

Former Chair, Guam Council on the Arts & Humanities Agency

Karen Paty

Executive Director, Georgia Council for the Arts

Omari Rush

Chair, Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs

John Strickland

Chair, West Virginia Commission on the Arts

Amber Sharples

Executive Director, Oklahoma Arts Council

Donna Collins

Executive Director, Ohio Arts Council

Julie Vigeland

Former Chair, Oregon Arts Commission

Eduardo Arosemena-Munoz

Institute of Puerto Rican Culture

Karl Blischke

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

Mary Bordeaux

First People's Fund

Maria De Leon

National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures

Michael Faison

Idaho Commission on the Arts

Karen Hanan

ArtsWA

Lisa Hoffman

Alliance of Artists Communities

Gene Meneray

Louisiana State Arts Council

Ivonne O'Neal

MUSE Research

Carla Du Pree

Maryland State Arts Council

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/27/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/10/2020

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Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • 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.