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. The world needs inspired and visionary activists who have the resilience to see us through these unprecedented times. Our Mission Our mission is to build resilience, optimism, and hope in response to the impact of the climate crisis, fueling the movement from the inside out. The Resilient Activist provides community, self-care, and nature-connected programming that supports emotional well-being and vital ecological change.

Ruling year info

2018

Founder, Executive Director

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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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?

Research and Intervention on the Emotional Impact of Climate Change on Activists

With the most recent IPCC reports, we know that many activists are experiencing burnout, grief, fear, frustration, and more. Numerous studies have clearly demonstrated the need for interventions to support activists' emotional well-being. We are hosting a research study designed to meet that need. The 10-week study incorporates resilience training, trauma and grief support, mindfulness practices, body relaxation, breathwork, and nature immersion. Facilitated by a Licensed Master’s Level Psychologist and a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Kansas City University, a retired police officer who is a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher, and a therapist and trained yoga teacher specializing in trauma-informed care. This research study is offered at no cost to participants.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Activists

The Resilient Activist offers our own interpretation of these gatherings, based on training we have received through the Climate Psychology Alliance of North America, and other resilience practices we incorporate into our programs including short meditations, journaling, nature connection, and breakout rooms.

Participants have the opportunity to connect with a community that gets them, with folks who are experiencing many of the emotions that climate change has brought out in their hearts and minds.

Each session will include facilitators from The Resilient Activist as well as a Climate-Aware Therapist to guide the conversations in ways that are supportive and nurturing.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Activists

The Resilient Activist Speakers Bureau offers educational and inspiring presentations and workshops designed to help audiences better understand ways they can create a healthier planet while nurturing themselves. Presentation topics include Five Essentials for a Resilient World for Activists, Earth-Care, Self-Care, and Business, Taking Meaningful Action Through Political Engagement, Our Homes and Sustainable Interior Design, Bring Deep Nature Connection to Outdoor Interpretation and more .

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Climate Psychology Alliance NA 2020

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

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • 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

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

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Resilient Activist Inc

Board of directors
as of 4/26/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms Sami Aaron

The Resilient Activist

Term: 2022 - 2024


Board co-chair

Anne Melia

Tobi Holloway

Pam Hausner

Big Vision Design

Brenda Bennett-Pike

Anna Graether

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 04/26/2022

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: 04/26/2022

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 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.