Blossom Birth Services

Your resource for Pregnancy, Birth and Parenthood

aka Blossom Birth and Family   |   Palo Alto, CA   |  www.blossombirthandfamily.org

Mission

Blossom's mission is to connect new and expectant families with services, resources and support for a healthy, informed and confident pregnancy and parenting journey.

Ruling year info

2003

Executive Director

Mrs. Carolina Hahn

Main address

290 California Ave Suite A

Palo Alto, CA 94306 USA

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EIN

77-0506942

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We aim to provide a physical space for the community to gather where we can provide services, resources and support for a healthy, informed and confident pregnancy and parenting journey.

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?

Prenatal Yoga & Support Groups

https://www.blossombirthandfamily.org/yoga--fitness.html
https://www.blossombirthandfamily.org/parent-baby-groups.html

Population(s) Served
Adults
Parents

With eight independent Childbirth Education classes and other supporting classes, Blossom has everything you need to prepare for the Baby on the Way.

https://www.blossombirthandfamily.org/childbirth--baby-prep.html

Population(s) Served
Adults
Women and girls

Birth and Postpartum Doulas come to Blossom for the support and growth opportunities.

https://www.blossombirthandfamily.org/birth-community-professionals.html

Population(s) Served
Caregivers
Self-employed people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Goal 1: New and expectant families have evidence-informed resources and services for a healthy, informed and confident pregnancy and parenting journey.

Objective 1: Increase the self-efficacy of clients by supporting their knowledge, choices and decisions regarding their own maternity care and parenting journey.

Objective 2: Support people to prepare for a better entry into parenthood.

Objective 3: Connect people to a trusted, caring, nonjudgemental, safe community that respects all clients’ values, cultures, choices and preferences for birth and parenting.

Objective 4: Expand access to our services and programs to underserved populations.

Goal 2: Support and promote the birthing and parenting professional community serving the Bay Area.

Objective 1: Expand professional development opportunities and increase peer-to-peer support for birthing and parenting professionals (for example: birth and postpartum doulas, prenatal and postpartum yoga instructors and lactation counselors).

Objective 2: Increase the field’s knowledge base by conducting and disseminating high quality, innovative research and pilot studies to inform current practices in effective maternity and postpartum care and parenting needs.

Objective 3: Convene the birthing and parenting community to focus on improving the birth and postpartum experience for mothers and babies through collaboration and for mutual benefit.

Goal 3: Advocate for improved maternity care by amplifying the voice, demands, and needs of expectant and new mothers and their partners.

Objective 1: Collect and disseminate information on maternity and postpartum experiences of women in the Bay Area to:
improve policies, programs and services;
educate women and health professionals; and
identify research priorities.

Objective 2: Increase and guide financial support for the improvement of maternity care.

Goal 4: Run a healthy, high functioning organization

Objective 1: Effective board
Objective 2: Strong staff
Objective 3: Healthy financials

Over the next two years, we have four specific organizational goals to lay the foundation for Blossom’s continued performance and growth:

Hire a secure, more full time, and more fairly compensated staffing model that includes a second-in-command to our Executive Director.
Identify and implement a more user-friendly Business Development Solution that allows us to more efficiently and effectively report our activities and improve programming over time.
Experiment with new modalities to meet our clients’ changing needs. In particular, we will implement online classes with a goal of understanding whether and how these help us to meet changing needs in this area and even potentially spread our geographic reach.
Capitalize on our new physical space. Most importantly, we want to ensure that our rooms are being used as many hours of the day as feasible with the most impactful programming we can provide. We also need to ensure we retain a full slate of subtenants and will look into pursuing advertising opportunities.

Blossom relies on a strong board and advisory board for help and guidance.

We will be reporting in 2020.

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.), 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • 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 get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Blossom Birth Services

Board of directors
as of 9/24/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Fiona Ahktar

Honor

Term: 2019 - 2021

Amy Ramsey

Business Analyst

Dana Schmidt

Echidna Giving

Donna Simkovic

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Fiona Akhtar

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Melissa Schneider

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Tanya Ngo

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Leslie Peterson

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Allison Zimmerman

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Abigail Stangier

Infant Specialist

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 09/23/2021

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
Decline to state
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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