Resilient Activist Inc

A Joyful, Nature-Connected Community

Kansas City, MO   |  https://www.theresilientactivist.org/

Mission

Our Vision The Resilient Activist envisions future generations living in a healthy, diverse, and regenerative environment. We believe that the world needs environmental stewards who have the resilience to confront these difficult times with optimism and hope for the future. Our Mission The Mission of The Resilient Activist is to build resilience, optimism, and hope in response to the impact of the climate crisis by providing community, stress-relief, and nature-connected programming that supports positive ecological change.

Ruling year info

2018

Founder, Board President

Ms Sami Aaron

Main address

15 W 108th Terr

Kansas City, MO 64114 USA

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EIN

82-4982519

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (C01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (F01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

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?

Ecological Angst: Building Resilience

To provide resilience tools for environmental stewards, we have developed events, workshops, and online content that explores the concept of "Ecological Angst: Building Resilience". Our programs combine trauma and resilience training, meditation, and a deep connection to nature. We offer ongoing community gatherings including our monthly Climate Conversations, meditation, and workshop intensives to provide stress management and resilience tools and environmental education, in-person as well as online. In 2019, we offered 23 hours of Ecological Angst programming to 235 participants at 16 separate events. This content and programming are developed and presented by local professionals in trauma and resilience training, yoga, meditation, and stress-management via time spent in nature. Developed via in-kind donations of $6570.

Population(s) Served

One aspect of building resilience for environmental stewards is to know that the choices they make will support a healthy, sustainable earth. To this end, we presented a three-part program at Central Exchange, a business empowerment organization, entitled, "Business for Good" on the importance of sustainable initiatives in business. Participants learned ways to enhance the environmental impact of their businesses, received access to local and national resources for support to reduce energy emissions and to procure environmentally-friendly products, and helped them create an inspired personal plan to implement their own green initiatives. 4.5 hours presentation time, 90 Participants; Funded by in-kind donations for program development, workbook, and presentations. Developed via in-kind donations of $3600.

Population(s) Served

2019 saw the initial design and creation of a new group as part of our "Business for Good" programming to inspire residential interior designers who want to step up to more environmentally sustainable design practices. Our "Pebble Interiors: Purpose-Driven, Green Design" program began development 4th quarter of 2019; the first program is scheduled to occur in 2020. In-kind hours were donated by a team of seven interior designers and environmental stewards to devise a program that will assist those in the design field to provide more environmentally-safe products and services to their clients. Developed via in-kind donations of $5640.

Population(s) Served

In addition to the programs listed above, we presented resilience tools and green living tips to 401 participants in 16 events totaling 17.25 presentation hours through our community outreach and speakers bureau. Content development, material creation, and presentations were provided through in-kind donations totaling $2880.

Population(s) Served

We have just completed the first phase of a research study to assess the emotional resilience of environmental activists. The results will be an important resource that will assist us to develop programming that will help actiivsts cope with the massive challenges of the ecological crisis.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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

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Resilient Activist Inc

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms Sami Aaron

The Resilient Activist

Term: 2018 - 2021

Mary Howe

Beth Sarver

Breathing Room KC

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 05/27/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/12/2020

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.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • 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.