GIRLS ON THE RUN OF THE BAY AREA

Building Confident, Healthy Girls

San Francisco, CA   |  www.gotrbayarea.org

Mission

Girls on the Run builds confident, healthy girls in the Bay Area. Our 10-week program for girls in grades 3-8 combines training for a 5K run with life lessons designed for young girls to build healthy habits and active lifestyles. We serve girls in San Francisco, Marin, Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Mateo counties.

Ruling year info

2002

Executive Director

Catherine Muriel

Main address

3543 18th St. #31

San Francisco, CA 94110 USA

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EIN

71-0890558

NTEE code info

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

Public Health Program (E70)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Girls continue to struggle with self-confidence: at five years old a girl thinks she is less smart than a boy, and at nine years old their self confidence peaks. We aim to ensure that every girl, no matter her activity level, ethnicity, race, or economic status, benefits from our program. We strive to establish life-long healthy lifestyles; we encourage self-confidence and promote supportive social bonds; and at a critical age where girls often look to each other and the women in their lives for inspiration and guidance, we offer a space for them to feel courageous, aspire to achieve their most ambitious goals, and develop themselves into the leaders they want to see 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?

Girls on the Run of the Bay Area

Girls on the Run of the Bay Area (GOTRBA) builds confident, healthy girls in the Bay Area through a 10-week after school program for girls in grades 3-8. Our after school program combines training for a 5K run with life-skills lessons designed for young girls to build healthy habits and active lifestyles.

Girls develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically prepared to complete a 5K.

GOTR Bay Area provides two 10-week seasons each year: Fall Season spans September – December and Spring Season spans February – May.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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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.

We aim to ensure that no girl is turned away due to location, safety or economic issues. Over 70% of our girls receive full or partial scholarship funding to participate in our program.

Our Girls on the Run of the Bay Area program is designed to help girls, ages 7-13, develop more active lifestyles, build character, and enhance self-esteem. The ten-week after-school program centers around running, and is the only national girl-focused organization that combines physical activity and positive youth development. We help girls have life-defining experiences which equip them with skills to lead healthy, empowered lives. We believe that every girl is inherently full of power and potential. By helping them learn that they are the leaders of their lives, we give them the confidence to change their worlds. We create a world where girls can realize their limitless potential and boldly pursue their goals.


Our organization's goals are the following:
• 90% of parents will report that the GOTR program helped their daughter build her self-confidence.
• 90% of parents will report that the GOTR program helped their daughter form healthy habits.
• 90% of girls will report that exercise is an important part of being healthy.
• 70% of girls will agree that what you eat can affect your health.
• 80% of the girls will say they ate breakfast that morning.

Our organization's strategies are to provide coach mentors who work with the girls to build their confidence, through an experience-based curriculum. Over the course of 10 weeks, the coaches help the girls to train for a 5K, while helping them to learn who they are and teach them life skills, such as setting goals, eating healthfully, working as a team, and serving your community.

We maintain access for all girls during challenging and uncertain times.

We focus on increasing diversity and inclusion both internally and externally to better reflect our girls in the community.

Girls on the Run of the Bay Area leverages its team of staff to work with more than 2000 volunteers, including coach/mentors and running buddies. We partner with schools, Boys & Girls Clubs, and other organizations, which host our after school programs for girls.

Our organization has been effective in fulfilling our goals, according to our surveys of parents and girls in spring 2016. Recent girl post-tests show:
• 81% of the girls ate breakfast some or all of the time.
• 94% think exercise is important for having good health.
• 70% of the girls said that what you eat can affect your health.

Recent parent surveys show:
• 95% of parents said the program helped their daughter to form healthier habits.
• 98% of parents will report that the GOTR program helped their daughter build her confidence.

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.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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, understand long-term impact within family units,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We collect survey data to measure the impact of our program, hear stories, and evolve. Our Spring 2020 season was significantly impacted by Covid-19. We rapidly pivoted to a virtual environment where families could engage in lessons and pre-recorded videos from their homes. Through post-season surveys, we learned that families appreciated this quick transition, but continue to need in-person and/or virtually live programming. These survey results helped us create a highly flexible, hybrid curriculum that can be taught in-person following local safety measures as well as through live video sessions curated for small groups and taught by trained coaches. It was directly from our survey data and individual follow up conversations that we were able to create new programming to serve our girls.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners, volunteers,

  • 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 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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GIRLS ON THE RUN OF THE BAY AREA

Board of directors
as of 08/07/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Megan Ketchum

Megan Ketchum

LinkedIn

Sarah Lartigue

Self-Employed

Jennifer Colosi

Colosi Associates

Cynthia Gaylor

Pivotal

David Win

INGENUITY FOODS

Minji Wong

AT HER BEST

Kate Fenwick

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Robert Tomkinson

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Nanci Hibschman

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Lena McAfee

GOOGLE

Doris Lau

Google

Jenna Casey

Mission Graduates

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

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/05/2020

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 review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 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.