Sow Good Now

Growing the next generation of Phlanthropic Athletes.

Newtown Square, PA   |  www.sowgoodnow.org

Mission

Building a strong tomorrow by inspiring youth today Welcome to SowGoodNow, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that is growing the next generation of philanthropic athletes through the sports they love. Our mission is to: Engage and empower young athletes to share their time, talent, and treasure through the sports they love to benefit youth and communities and revolutionize the philanthropic world. We fulfill our mission by:  TEACHING PHILANTHROPY by offering opportunities for service learning through sports;  BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS IN DIVERSE COMMUNITIES and partnering with their leaders and the causes they support;  INSPIRING ATHLETES TO CONNECT WITH THEIR PASSION by engaging them in a lifelong practice of giving and sharing with a spirit of generosity.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Sow Good Now Story: Founded in July of 2018 by three mothers who are former collegiate athletes and who have raised athletes, Sow Good Now is a 501c3 non-profit that utilizes organized youth sporting activities as a platform for philanthropic education and inspiration. High performing, high character athletes engage younger athletes in ways they can practice sharing their time talent and treasures. Sow Good Now partners donors with sports teams and non-profits to increase community collaboration and more intentional giving. The founders believe that everyone has unique gifts to offer the world and they created the Sow Good Now GiveBack Model as a space for those gifts to be shared. By bringing diverse community members together through the sports they love and integrating a spirit of generosity with active volunteerism community-centric grant making, a new and sustainable ecosystem of philanthropic giving is established. Collaboration is made easy by the SGN GiveBack Model.

Ruling year info

2018

President

Mary Fischer-Nassib

Co Principal Officer

Betsy Curtis Dwyer

Main address

3002 Tall Oaks Lane

Newtown Square, PA 19073 USA

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EIN

83-0997543

NTEE code info

Citizenship Programs, Youth Development (O54)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

Leadership Development (W70)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Football, Tennis and Softball GiveBacks

High performing, high character young players the importance of giving back and how to recognize their time, talent and treasure.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples
Children and youth

High Performing female players lead Volleyball clinics for younger players and then in return serve as grant committee for private donor by assessing targeted non-profit organizations to determine which is most worthy of a contribution. Designed to empower female athletes to have a voice in the issues that face them and their peers

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

High performing swimmers work with youth through swimming and mentor them on ways to share their time talent and treasure with those in need. Provide leadership opportunity to high school and college swimmers to teach children in underserved areas how to overcome fear of the water and learn to swim.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Indigenous peoples

High performing women softball players build community with younger players in the Philadelphia area. Softball skills are shared and as well as awareness and education relating to mental health resources that can serve young women.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adolescents

Where we work

Awards

The Future of Philanthropy 2019

https://www.theamericancollege.edu/news-center/2019-philanthropy-report-meet-future-philanthropy

Affiliations & memberships

https://www.theamericancollege.edu/news-center/2019-philanthropy-report-meet-future-philanthropy 2019

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.), 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 staff, 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?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Sow Good Now

Board of directors
as of 5/27/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Betsy Curtis

Sow Good Now

Term: 2020 - 2022


Board co-chair

Bonnie Monastra

Ageless Exercise

Term: 2020 - 2022

Dawn Hornibrook

Sow Good Now

Mick Horwitz

Sierra Canyon School

Betsy Curtis

Change Healthcare

Mary Fischer-Nassib

Sow Good Now

Mary Boylston

Eastern University

Anne Miller

Sow Good Now

Audrey Garrett

Sow Good Now

Barkley Sample

Catholic Charities

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 ? 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? 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/02/2021

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

The organization's co-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

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/30/2021

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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.