Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

Bunnies On the Bayou Inc

Quick Facts

Houston, TX

Mission

Bunnies on the Bayou, Inc. is a 501(c)3, all volunteer organization dedicated to the raising and distributing of funds for various charitable, educational and cultural programs that seek to improve the quality of life and promote education and awareness of human rights for individuals in the Houston LGBT community.

Ruling Year

2014

President

Luis Morales Lopez

Vice President

Stephen Duckett

Main Address

PO Box 66832

Houston, TX 77266 USA

Keywords

LGBT, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Philanthropy

EIN

76-0486477

 Number

0408790205

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Bunnies on the Bayou, Inc. is dedicated to the raising and distributing of funds for various charitable, educational and cultural programs that seek to improve the quality of life and promote education and awareness of human rights for individuals in the Houston LGBT community.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Bunnies on the Bayou

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of volunteers

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

LGBTQ people

Related program

Bunnies on the Bayou

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Number of volunteers at the main event (tallied by shifts completed)

Number of Facebook followers

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

LGBTQ people

Related program

Bunnies on the Bayou

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of grants awarded

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

LGBTQ people

Related program

Bunnies on the Bayou

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Bunnies on the Bayou, Inc. plans to have year over year growth in funds distributed to our beneficiaries in the Houston LGBT community. By 2022 Bunnies on the Bayou plans to surpass $200,000 in annual giving to beneficiaries.

The development of strategic sponsorship financial goals and expansion of the sponsorship portfolio will provide the means to deliver more robust events, and in turn, draw in larger crowds. Bunnies on the Bayou intends to expand its annual event's footprint into a destination event by partnering with local city and LGBT resources in addition to national partnerships.

Bunnies on the Bayou prides itself on the caliber of professionalism in its elected Board of Directors and the relentless efforts of the Bunny Hosts' volunteerism. The Board is comprised of individuals who are excelling in their careers and are visible and vocal leaders within the Houston LGBT community. The Bunny Hosts help execute the fundraising events by providing the volunteer management, organizing and labor needed to successfully operate. These dynamic and vital components of the organization are collectively equipped to provide the necessary reach within the community, with its sponsors and across the country.

Bunnies on the Bayou, Inc. announces the annual charitable giving at the check presentation ceremony. Progress will be measured by year over year charitable giving growth, survey responses of fundraising event attendees and increased revenue from secured sponsorships.

In the last 5 years Bunnies on the Bayou, Inc. has seen a rapid 45% increase in annual charitable giving. Between 2018 and 2019 there was a 14% growth alone. This trajectory has been steady and the Board has a strategic vision to ensure its continued success.

External Reviews

Financials

Bunnies On the Bayou Inc

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Operations

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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?

Not Applicable

CEO OVERSIGHT

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

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable

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?

Not Applicable

Organizational Demographics

In order to support nonprofits and gain valuable insight for the sector, GuideStar worked with D5—a five-year initiative to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in philanthropy—in creating a questionnaire. This section is a voluntary questionnaire that empowers organizations to share information on the demographics of who works in and leads organizations. To protect the identity of individuals, we do not display sexual orientation or disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff. Any values displayed in this section are percentages of the total number of individuals in each category (e.g. 20% of all Board members for X organization are female).

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Gender

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Race & Ethnicity

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Diversity Strategies

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We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
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We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
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We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
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We have a diversity committee in place
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We have a diversity manager in place
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We have a diversity plan
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We use other methods to support diversity