Youth Development

Golden Triangle Music Awards

For The People, By The People, Where Everybody Is Somebody

aka GTA AWARDS

Macon, MS

Mission

Serving at risk families by developing creativity and engagement through “THE ARTS”, to motivate personal growth and community well-being.

Ruling Year

2018

Executive Director

Mr. Freddie Lee Poindexter Jr.

Main Address

P.O. Box 475

Macon, MS 39341 USA

Keywords

MUSIC, EDUCATION

EIN

82-3172307

 Number

7752222197

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

Performing Arts (A60)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

The problem my organization is having right now is funding. It’s not easy to gain access to funds from local companies. Fundraisers are not a huge success in our area due to several organizations hosting fundraisers as well.

Our programs

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

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The Golden Triangle Music Awards Arts Academy

Where we work

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

To serve at risk families by developing creativity and engagement through “THE ARTS”, to motivate personal growth and community well-being. Our primary goal is to serve at risk families by launching a Musical Arts Academy for the youth. We have partnered with area education professionals who are willing to volunteer their time to help teach our at risk youth about "THE ARTS" to include, music, dance, spoken word, public speaking and more. We will also focus on instrument skills development, audio engineering, theatrical arts, as well as lighting, video walls and live show management. Meals will be provided to the youth we serve at the end of each day. Our focus is to teach and train these youth to operate all of the above for 1 Year in preparation for the largest fundraiser of the organization which is The Golden Triangle Music Awards Ceremony. The youth will take what they have learned and apply these skills to operate the entire show with the assistance of our education professionals. Our main goal is to simply secure funds to purchase equipment that will be used in the academy. Without the equipment we will not be able to teach the youth hands on.

Once we have secured equipment for the organization, we have plans to partner with the local school district and community church organizations to enable us to reach our desired number of participants.

Our organization have several volunteers who are skilled professionals. Our staff includes some of the following, retired educators, high school band directors, food nutrition specialists, an education federal programs coordinator and community leaders who have all come together to help carry out the mission of the organization.

To monitor our progress with the organization we will keep track of data. Our goal is to always ensure we are showing growth. Keeping track of data will also let us know which areas we are weak and help us to determine what needs to be done differently.

We have secured a staff of volunteers who are all on one accord with the vision for the organization. We are now searching for funding to rent a facility to house the organization until we are financially stable enough to purchase or build a space to accommodate our needs.

How We Listen

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
We regularly collect feedback through: electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person).
How is the organization using feedback?
We use feedback to: 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.
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
We share feedback with: our staff, our board, our funders.
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to: we don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback.

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable

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

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Leadership

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Gender Identity

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Equity Strategies

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Data

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We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
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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

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We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
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We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
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We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.