Arts, Culture, and Humanities

PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA INC

Dedicated to the art of puppetry.

aka Puppeteers of America

Minneapolis, MN

Mission

Puppeteers of America, Inc. supports puppeteers and advances the art of puppetry by presenting knowledge, providing inspiration and promoting preservation.
Knowledge . Inspiration . Preservation

Ruling Year

1975

Executive Director

Paul Robinson

Main Address

310 East 38th Street Suite 127

Minneapolis, MN 55409 USA

Keywords

Dedicated to the art of puppetry.

EIN

74-6062478

 Number

5347840367

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Our programs

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Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

The goals for the end of the 2015 fiscal year is to add 300 members to our current membership and to raise $20,000.00 in donations.

Our strategies are to connect with members that have not renewed in the past two years and to connect with the larger puppetry artist community across the nation. As for the donations we will keep a tight tally on what is coming in and keep letting our membership know what the needs are to hit our goal. We will try a number of other ways as well, such like GiveMN.

PoA is a very strong organization with lots of volunteers. We will try a number of other ways as well, such like GiveMN.

We will keep a close eye on counts and set dollar goals either by matching or communicating the needs to the membership.

We have changed membership renewal from the spring to the new year. That has been confusing to the aging members. Also, renewal and fundraising tends to happen at the same time, thus making it difficult.

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Financials

PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA INC

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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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?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & 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

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Gender

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Race & Ethnicity

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Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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