Musa Masala

Expert advice for safe, healthy and culturally aware mountain travel

Brighton, UT   |  https://musamasala.com/

Mission

Musa Masala provides expert advice for safe, healthy and culturally aware mountain travel. Musa Masala is a dedicated group of medical professionals who see a need to make helpful information easily accessible and stylistically presentable. Our healthcare projects include helping to fund the Wongchhu Sherpa Memorial Hospital in Nepal, and create a scholarship program for nurses and medical assistants in Nepal.

Notes from the nonprofit

Musa Masala has added from its original mission to help in the construction of the Wongchhu Sherpa Memorial Hospital with the donation of profits from our book, Musa Masala: Mountain Girl of the Himalaya. We now provide two full scholarships a year to young women in Nepal for nursing and medical specialties. We conduct a dental camp twice a year and offer free basic dental care. We co sponsor climbing competitions to help beginner climbers. We create new, exciting and effective educational materials for climbers, trekkers and outdoor enthusiasts. We have begun a class, Creating in Comfort, using art as a stress relief for first responders and expedition members.

Ruling year info

2020

President

Michael McLaughlin

Vice President

Dr. Tatiana Havryliuk

Main address

114east Balsom Forest Lane

Brighton, UT 84121 USA

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EIN

83-2173215

NTEE code info

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

IRS filing requirement

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

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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?

Helpful information cards

Helpful tips on specific situations you may encounter in the outdoors.
Altitude Illness
Heat Illness
Cold Injury Prevention
Diabetic Tips
Clothing tips
Evacuation
Essentials to bring
Helpful tips for women adventurers

Population(s) Served
Age groups
Health
Work status and occupations

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We provide assistance to the Wongchhu Sherpa Memorial Hospital in Nepal. We have scholarship students that are provided a full education in nursing and medical specialties, we run a twice a year dental camp. We also provide educational materials for safe, healthy and culturally aware mountain travel. At each step we ask for feedback and collect information on the effectiveness of these programs and help and improve where we can.

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

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email, Interviews ,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Students need tutoring before they can take entrance exams. We provide that for them. Dental camps need more time as the days stretch too long. Climbers and trekkers need more information on illness prevention.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

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

    It opens the community for more conversation and allows us to set up for more services. Our students are better prepared for school and work.

  • 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, 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, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently,

Financials

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Musa Masala

Board of directors
as of 5/23/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Michael McLaughlin

Musa Masala

Term: 2020 -


Board co-chair

Dr. Tatiana Havryliuk

Musa Masala

Term: 2020 -

Linda Andrus

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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? 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? Yes
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/23/2022

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
Male
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

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/23/2022

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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 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.