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No Evil Project

Show that people aren't defined by their labels.

Auburn, MA   |  https://www.noevilproject.org

Mission

We use art, humour, and conversation to challenge stereotypes and help people find commonality and understanding despite cultural, socio-economic, religious, racial, gender, physical and mental health, occupational, political, and ethnic differences. For photo shoots, each participant poses as the Three Wise Monkeys: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, and Speak No Evil; picks three labels that describe themselves; and writes a good deed to show they are “not evil”. Participating encourages exploring our own labels, biases, and stereotypes, without the defensiveness these topics traditionally cause; while seeing the photos and stories of others online and in exhibits humanizes the labels we may not relate to, helps us find things in common, challenges our assumptions, and starts new conversations.

Ruling year info

2018

Executive Director

Troy B. Thompson

Main address

203 Pakachoag St.

Auburn, MA 01501 USA

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EIN

82-4659905

NTEE code info

Intergroup/Race Relations (R30)

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

IRS filing requirement

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

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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?

No Evil Project Public Events

The project conducts photo shoots that are part of larger existing public events such as cultural festivals, pride festivals, art festivals, libraries, and tattoo conventions. Participation is free, and each person receives a button with the monkey logo and the words "I'm not evil". In addition to completed sets shown on the No Evil Project website, physical public art exhibits showcasing various groups of participants have also been created to show the variety of labels and good deeds of people in the community.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups

Businesses of any size can use the project as a team building exercise that's fun and meaningful as well. It can be used related to diversity, improving office dynamics by learning about each other, or simply promoting the positive things the group is doing in the community. Physical or digital exhibits may also be created to extend the impact of the event while decorating the office.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The project is used as an art or social-emotional educational health program to address a variety of topics including: Identity Exploration, Positive Relationships, Anti-bullying, Analyzing Influences, Interpersonal Communication Skills, Active Advocacy for Self, and Empathy for Others. Participation can range from a single class, to an entire school or school district. Photo shoots as well as small group activities and discussions may be included.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Nonprofits with similar missions or ones that represent groups of the population that are stereotyped use the project as a way to express their mission using art to reach new audiences.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups

Colleges and universities use the project as a stand alone event, part of a cultural festival, or as a freshman orientation program to raise awareness of diversity and learn about their classmates in general. Exhibits can be created to show the wide variety of students as a community.

Population(s) Served
Students
Academics

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 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 collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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 look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), 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?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

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No Evil Project

Board of directors
as of 02/28/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Tamisha S. Thompson

Millbury Public Schools

Term: 2021 - 2024

Anthony J. Leto

AJLeto.com

Mary Robbins

Pakachoag Center

Brett Iarrobino

Worcester Public Schools

Jessie Olson

Fitchburg Cultural Alliance

Miriam Sas

Southbridge Public Schools

Isaac Tesfay

Tufts Medicine

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? 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 1/22/2023

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 without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/22/2023

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 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 disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.