Rotary To Airline Group

The Veteran To Aviation Charity

aka RTAG - The Veteran To Aviation Charity   |   Aledo, TX   |  http://www.rtag.org

Mission

RTAG is the largest charity of its kind in the world. RTAG helps all veterans, regardless of experience, jumpstart their post military career in the world of aviation. We also help our corporate partners tap into the largest community of skilled aviation professionals in the United States, giving them direct access to pilots, maintainers, technicians, dispatchers and more.

Ruling year info

2020

Founder and President

Erik Sabiston

Co-Founder & Vice President

Joshua Lee

Main address

605 Christel Sun Lane

Aledo, TX 76008 USA

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EIN

83-0711772

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our service members have been fighting these wars for 20 years, they shouldn't have to come home and fight for a job in aviation.

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?

Chris Bedzis Scholarship Memorial - RTAG Scholarship

The Chris Bedzis Memorial – RTAG Scholarship will be awarded to one person in the amount of $10,000. The intent of this scholarship is to assist in funding fixed wing flight training and expenses directly related to that training for the purpose of a United States Military veteran transitioning to a career as an airline pilot.

Population(s) Served
Veterans

Where we work

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 in conferences

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Veterans

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are estimates of veteran attendees at our conventions held.

Number of conferences held

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Veterans

Related Program

Chris Bedzis Scholarship Memorial - RTAG Scholarship

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We aim to hold conventions annually. Due to COVID-19 we were unable to hold a convention in 2020. We will resume our annual conventions in 2021.

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Veterans

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

In 2020 we awarded the first annual Chris Bedzis Memorial - RTAG Scholarship and will continue awarding it every year!

Number of academic scholarships awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Veterans

Related Program

Chris Bedzis Scholarship Memorial - RTAG Scholarship

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our scholarships program really kicked off in 2020, even in them midst of a global pandemic. We gave out 5 separate scholarships valued at over $150,000.

Number of employer partners offering jobs to clients

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Veterans

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our vendors and sponsors are as much a part of the RTAG Nation, as our veterans. Without them, we wouldn't have the great relationships we have throughout the aviation industry.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

RTAG is the largest charity of its kind in the world. RTAG helps all veterans, regardless of experience, jumpstart their post military career in the world of aviation. We also help our corporate partners tap into the largest community of skilled aviation professionals in the United States, giving them direct access to pilots, maintainers, technicians, dispatchers and more.

RTAG takes pride in partnering with the best veteran friendly organizations and assisting them in their mission to provide veterans with scholarships, grants & other benefits.

RTAG is a veteran run charity which has added15000 members in less than 3 years! Our network is growing by an average of 75 members every week. We mentor and connect with hundreds of thousands of qualified candidates through phone consults, meet and greets, advertising, podcasts, live question & answer sessions, special articles and through multiple social media platforms. We also help veterans become commercial pilots for little to no cost and our community of pilots and mechanics already dwarf the predicted shortages for the next 20 years post COVID-19. We help airlines, flights schools, helicopter operators, corporate flight departments, manufacturers, military recruiters, and vendors find the team players they need. Our RTP, E2A and MTP candidates comprise a motivated, skilled and combat proven pool of zero cost commercial pilots, A&P/ IA mechanics, CFI /CFI I /MEI candidates and other aviation support personnel. We also help businesses utilize grants and find lucrative tax deductions for hiring and training vets. Veterans trust RTAG to help them achieve their goals and we know vets are a fantastic complement to other employees.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Military veterans of all backgrounds

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Suggestion box/email, Social Media Interaction,

  • 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?

    Our board,

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

    We take feedback from our members regularly and are always evaluating new ways to better serve veterans

  • 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 people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

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

Financials

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Operations

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

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Board of directors
as of 5/6/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Erik Sabiston


Board co-chair

Joshua Lee

Tim Kirschbaum

Jim McClung

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? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/5/2021,

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Leadership

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Race & ethnicity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/05/2021

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