Brain Injury Research Foundation

Funding Ingenuity

Cincinnati, OH   |  http://www.TheBIRF.org

Mission

We’re a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding clinical trials for traumatic brain injuries and rare neurological disorders.

Ruling year info

2019

Principal Officer

Charles Cole

Main address

6880 Rackview road

Cincinnati, OH 45248 USA

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EIN

83-3288214

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (H12)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding clinical trials for traumatic brain injuries and rare neurological disorders.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

The Concussion Intelligence Network

Collecting patient data and analyzing results from concussion clinical trials.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

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.

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Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of organizational partners

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Input - describing resources we use

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Increasing

Total number of organization members

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

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Increasing

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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Output - describing our activities and reach

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Increasing

Number of people on the organization's email list

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Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Here at The Brain Injury Research Foundation, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place. By actively engaging in the treatment of concussions, we strive to create a positive impact in the world for all.

To provide clinical research and high-level advisory direction to associates in The Concussion Intelligence Network.

Our organization is focused on continuous improvement to meet the research needs of society.

Throughout the year 2021, we intend to develop a cutting-edge database capable of providing practitioners, families, and individuals with access to the most up-to-date, accurate, and scientific advances in the field of neuroscience.

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), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • 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?

Financials

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Operations

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

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Brain Injury Research Foundation

Board of directors
as of 3/14/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Charles Cole

Hai Nguyen

Alexander Fein

Justin Yates

Daniel Gallagher

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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/14/2022,

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/10/2020

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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.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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.