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HOMETOWN HERO OUTDOORS

United We Give, Divided We Fall

aka HHO   |   Stillwater, MN   |  http://hometownherooutdoors.org/

Mission

Hometown Hero Outdoors’ mission is to provide military service members, veterans, and first responders, to include law enforcement, firefighters, and EMS (emergency medical services) with outdoor opportunities to assist in healing and building healthy relationships within the community.

Ruling year info

2017

President

Mr Daniel Meyer

Vice President

Christopher Tetrault

Main address

1342 Macey Court

Stillwater, MN 55082 USA

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EIN

82-3021911

NTEE code info

Fishing and Hunting Clubs (N61)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Communication

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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?

Fishapalooza

A large group get together of law enforcement, military service members, and veterans ice fishing.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Emergency responders

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Military One Souce 2022

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 free participants on field trips

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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Members that the origination serves in the military, veteran or first responder professions that have experienced our outdoor excursions.

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.

Hometown Hero Outdoors’ (HHO) mission is to provide military service members, veterans, and first responders, to include law enforcement, firefighters, and EMS (emergency medical services) with outdoor opportunities to assist in healing and building healthy relationships within the community.

In the coming years, HHO plans to expand into all 50 states, grow our user base by double and double the amount of trips and events we host for our members. Within that, we intend to expand our story telling of those we serve through video format that may be within a television networks, streaming or documentary type platforms.

In further, we intend to grow our endowment to ensure longevity of the organization.

Annually, our board hosts 11 board meeting that consists of 2 to 3 hours per meeting. An additional "extended meeting," occurs each February for three (3) days to review our achievements and ensure we are meeting our milestones. The President and Vice President ensure board members are meeting their goals and communicate on a regular basis with volunteer leadership.

Our capabilities grow through involvement, visibility and engagement. HHO has a robust social media presence and intends to gain additional exposure through significant outreach. Volunteers host community engagement activities on a regular basis to help generate support to help us serve our members. In a short 5 years, we have proven that we can capable of exceeding our goals.

The best way to explain our progress is through our information book which has been provided.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Military service members, veterans of the military and law enforcement officer (current or retired).

  • 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We consistently react to after reaction reviews to make changes to ensure that we capturing all feedback.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It hasn't taken away from those we serve. It has enhanced our relationships and partnerships.

  • 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, 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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HOMETOWN HERO OUTDOORS

Board of directors
as of 12/05/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr Daniel Meyer


Board co-chair

Mr Christopher Tetrault

Chris Urman

Andy Graff

Tony Thesing

Jeff Carl

Alan Larrimore

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/27/2022

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Leadership

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/26/2022

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Data
  • 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 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.