Three Rivers Business Alliance

Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, & Growth

PITTSBURGH, PA   |  www.3rba.com

Mission

The mission of Three Rivers Business Alliance is to cultivate increased opportunities for LGBTQIA+ businesses and their allies in the Pittsburgh/Greater Allegheny region by fostering diversity, inclusion, and equity for all.

Ruling year info

2018

President

Ronald Lee Hicks Jr.

Main address

1735 E. Carson Street #403

PITTSBURGH, PA 15203 USA

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EIN

82-2148826

NTEE code info

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (J01)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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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?

OpenToAll

Open to All is the nationwide public engagement campaign
to build awareness and understanding about the importance
of protecting people from discrimination—and to defend the
bedrock principle that when businesses open their doors to
the public, they should be Open to All.

Population(s) Served

3RBA’s LGBTBE® Certification Growth Initiative seeks to expand the number of certified LGBTBE® in the Pittsburgh/Greater Allegheny region. Currently, 3RBA has four members who are certified LGBTBE®. The Certification Growth Initiative plans on increasing that number to twenty-five (25) by the end of its 2018/2019 fiscal year (i.e., June 30, 2019).

The Certification Growth Initiative will achieve its goal by having 3RBA’s LGBTBE® Certification Committee make presentations about the NGLCC certification program and its benefits during each of 3RBA’s member meetings and social events. These presentations will include highlighting members who are certified LGBTBEs and provide them an opportunity to talk about the NGLCC certification process and how it has benefited their businesses.

Also, 3RBA’s LGBTBE® Certification Committee will market the Certification Growth Initiative and provide on-line access to training, resources and other certification materials via 3RBA’s web site and other social media outlets. The Committee will create brochures and other marketing materials that will be distributed at 3RBA’s member meetings, social events and other venues. These marketing materials will explain the NGLCC certification program and its benefits and will prominently identify Wells Fargo, NGLCC and 3RBA and their respective logos.

As part of its marketing activities, 3RBA will identify itself on LGBT business directories for the Pittsburgh/Greater Allegheny region and will purchase on-line ads to encourage LGBT business owners to join 3RBA and become a certified LGBTBE®. To the extent possible, these ads will co-brand the Certification Growth Initiative with Wells Fargo, 3RBA and NGLCC. Further, 3RBA will promote the Certification Growth Initiative to other diverse chambers or supplier diversity organizations in the Pittsburgh/Greater Allegheny region. Additionally, as its members get certified, 3RBA will feature them on its web site and issue press releases on social media and to the local papers.

The Certification Growth Initiative will include at least two workshops/matching-making events focused on assisting LGBT business owners with the certification process and meeting corporate partners interested in working with those in the LGBT business community. These workshops/match-making events will be attended by corporate partners who will explain how certified LGBTBEs can become part of their Supplier Diversity programs.

If successful, the Certification Growth Initiative will result in a six-fold increase in the number of certified LGBTBEs in the Pittsburgh/Greater Allegheny region. Such growth will not only improve the diversity of the region’s supplier network but also confirm the LGBT business owners’ impact on the local economy.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people

Where we work

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 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 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 ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive

  • 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

Financials

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Operations

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

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Three Rivers Business Alliance

Board of directors
as of 05/01/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ronald Hicks

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

Term: 2017 - 2023

Missie Berteotti

Luttner Financial

Michael Testa

Testa Consulting

Bryan Jeffers

PNC

David Bubas

UPMC

Camiel Williams

UPMC

Will White

TierPM

Jessica Eberley

HRT Solutions

Ray Syrney-Smith

w3 Consulting

Chris Rafalski

Rafalski Enterprises

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 ? 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 10/24/2021

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
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/24/2021

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 disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • 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.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.