Community Improvement, Capacity Building

AMERICAN INDEPENDENT BUSINESS ALLIANCE

aka AMIBA

Bozeman, MT

Mission

The American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) is a national 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping communities become more self-supporting and resilient through fostering a culture that values and supports independent business and local entrepreneurs.
 
AMIBA currently supports 90+ community-based affiliate groups, known as Independent Business Alliances (IBAs) across 40 states and has helped many more cities and towns with programs to support their local independents. AMIBA affiliates represent approximately 30,000 independent businesses covering virtually every sector of business, many of which face direct competition from major chain and online merchants. They represent communities of all sizes, demographics, and political leanings, united by a common thread of support for community and the opportunity for people to own their own business.

Ruling Year

2010

Co-director

Jennifer Rockne

Co-director

Jeff Milchen

Main Address

222 S Black Ave

Bozeman, MT 59715 USA

Keywords

economic development, sustainable communities, local democracy, new economy, independent business, local business, entrepreneurship, buy local, progressive business, sustainable business

EIN

84-1602447

 Number

8463556057

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Economic Development (S30)

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Our programs

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Financials

AMERICAN INDEPENDENT BUSINESS ALLIANCE

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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

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Diversity Strategies

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We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
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We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
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We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
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Diversity notes from the nonprofit
The space in which we operate historically has been comprised of people of Caucasian extraction. Our leadership recognize this is a massive disparity and are constantly seeking opportunities to connect with leaders and emerging leaders in non-white communities of people. We aim to become representative of the diversity of communities, and are putting forth effort to accomplish this. We are doing our part to diversify this Movement through developing Spanish language outreach materials, a goal of training a Spanish-speaking community trainer, and developing relationships with ethnic media and complementary organizations focused on racial and economic factors. We enthusiastically support our EEO statement and aim to attract employees who add a richness of life experience to our organization.