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The War Horse News Inc

Bulletproof reporting on the human impact of military service.

aka The War Horse   |   Richlands, NC   |  http://www.thewarhorse.org

Mission

The War Horse serves as a non-partisan news website educating the public on military service through journalism, public forums, and writing seminars that ensure those most affected by war have a prominent voice in the national conversation.

Ruling year info

2020

Principal Officer

Thomas Brennan

Main address

PO Box 399

Richlands, NC 28574 USA

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EIN

82-1669255

NTEE code info

Media, Communications Organizations (A30)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Writing Program

The War Horse Writing Program includes both writing seminars and the personal reflections program. Writing Seminars are weeklong, intimate workshops that bring together world-class journalists, authors, agents, and publishers who work with The War Horse team to nurture the next generation of military writers. The personal reflections published by The War Horse allow veterans, family members, care-givers, and civilians to tell their stories of war in their own words.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Veterans

Our award-winning investigative reporting has changed military law and sparked federal investigations into pandemic sexual exploitation across the Defense Department. We are committed to holding accountable the federal institutions responsible for our nation’s defense and national security through the lens of the people who live those policies daily.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Veterans

Where we work

Awards

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Journalism Award: New Media 2021

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

Edward R. Murrow Award: Investigative Reporting 2021

Radio Television Digital News Association

Edward R. Murrow Award: Investigative Reporting 2018

Radio Television Digital News Association

Fourth Estate Award 2018

American Legion

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of works published from new writers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Total works published include Newsroom articles and Writer's Program first-person reflections.

Goals & Strategy

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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 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 using feedback from the people you serve?

    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

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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

  • 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

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

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The War Horse News Inc

Board of directors
as of 05/16/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Robert Rosenthal

Center for Investigative Reporting (Ret.)


Board co-chair

Michèle Flournoy

WestExec Advisors

Keith Goggin

Integral Derivatives (Ret.)

Sue Hoppin

National Military Spouse Network

Sherman Gillums

National Alliance on Mental Illness

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? No
  • 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? 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 8/17/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/10/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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.