SEG FOUNDATION

Advancing Geophysics Today - Inspiring Geoscientists for Tomorrow

aka Society of Exploration Geophysicists Foundation   |   Tulsa, OK   |  www.seg.org/foundation

Mission

ADVANCES GEOPHYSICS TODAY AND INSPIRES GEOSCIENTISTS FOR TOMORROW THROUGH FUNDING INNOVATIVE ACTIVITIES AND GRANT PROGRAMS THAT BENEFIT GEOPHYSICISTS, THEIR PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY, THE SOCIETY OF EXPLORATION GEOPHYSICISTS (SEG), AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

Ruling year info

1988

Director of Development

Ms. Katie Burk

Main address

8801 S Yale Ave, Suite 500

Tulsa, OK 74137 USA

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EIN

73-1329755

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (U11)

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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?

GEOSCIENTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS (GWB)

PROVIDES FUNDING TO SUPPORT GEOSCIENCE PROJECTS THAT SEEK TO CREATE SOLUTIONS TO DELIVER VITAL HUMANITARIAN RELIEF TO COMMUNITIES IN NEED AROUND THE GLOBE.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The SEG Scholarships program advances the field of applied geophysics by encouraging students who excel in the subject. Since 1956, approximately US$9 million in scholarship money has been awarded to the top geosciences students around the world (based on merit). From freshman just beginning their education to PhD students doing research to advance the field, SEG scholarship awardees are recipients of the most prestigious geoscience scholarships in the world.

Population(s) Served
Students

Where we work

Awards

Dick Baile Exemplary Service Award 2020

Michael C. Forrest

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

    Our organization serves student and professional geophysicists, as well as those interested in the geosciences.

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

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    From feedback received by a donor, we were able to make changes to our automated online giving acknowledgement that more clearly stated that an entire contribution to the organization, regardless of the amount given or program supported, was entirely tax deductible (in the US).

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    By asking for and receiving feedback from our donors, they have become more engaged with the programs that we support and fundraising efforts to achieve higher goals for those initiatives.

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

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, 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?

    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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SEG FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 3/31/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Michael Loudin

Retired - ExxonMobil

Term: 2018 - 2023


Board co-chair

Mr. Arthur Cheng

National University of Singapore

Term: 2018 - 2023

David Bartel

Retired - Chevron Energy Co.

Craig Beasley

Schlumberger Fellow

Alex Biholar

Devon Energy

Raymond Farrell

W&T Offshore, Inc.

John Lambuth

Cimarex Energy Co.

Zhaobo (Joe) Meng

In-Depth Geophysical, Inc.

Tony Lupo

SM Energy

Hendratta Ali

Fort Hays State University

Allyson Book

Baker Hughes

John Bradford

Colorado School of Mines

Morgan Gilmore

Fairfield Geo

Xiaojun Huang

ExxonMobil

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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 3/31/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/31/2021

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Data
  • 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 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.