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Paltown Development Foundation Inc

Growing Communities of Hope

aka COLONTOWN   |   Crownsville, MD   |  www.paltown.org

Mission

Empowering patients and caregivers by creating disease-specific communities to address information needs and social isolation through training, technology, and developing purpose-driven community leadership.

Ruling year info

2017

Co-Founder, COO, Program Manager

Ms. Nancy Seybold

Main address

969 Diggs Rd

Crownsville, MD 21032 USA

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EIN

81-4532089

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Specifically Named Diseases (G80)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

COLONTOWN

An online community for colorectal cancer patients and caregivers offering 120 neighborhoods for different disease stages and experiences, including clinical trials.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Caregivers

PALTOWN's Empowered Patient Leaders Workshops bring cancer patients and caregivers together for a program focused on community management best practices and scientific advances in cancer treatment. Graduates serve as community administrators for our 100+ online support groups.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Caregivers

Together with partner FightCRC, PALTOWN's Navigator Workshop trains participants to educate community members about clinical trials as a treatment option and to guide patients in identifying and pursuing appropriate clinical trial options.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Caregivers

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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

    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

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

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, 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, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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Paltown Development Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/19/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Howard Brown

Howard Brown

Advocasee

Nancy Seybold

PALTOWN

Michael Schoenbaum

National Institute of Mental Health

Sam Dharia

Google

Mary Hannon

Aspen Surgical

Julie Wrigley

Univ. of Alaska

Kelly Nelson

Boston Consulting Group

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 ? No
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No