Wilford Woodruff Papers Foundation

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Cedar Hills, UT   |  https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/

Mission

Our mission, by 2030, is to digitally preserve and publish Wilford Woodruff’s eyewitness account of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ from 1833 to 1898. Our purpose in making Wilford Woodruff’s faithful records universally accessible is to inspire all people, especially the rising generation, to study and increase their faith in Jesus Christ, understand and honor sacred temple covenants, and thereby receive the blessings of exaltation with their families.

Ruling year info

2020

CEO

Jennifer Mackley

Main address

4025 W. Centennial St.

Cedar Hills, UT 84602 USA

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EIN

84-4318803

NTEE code info

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In the storm of media and life bombarding younger generations, many are not taking the time to study, believe in Jesus Christ, act in faith, partake of sacred ordinances, or ask for heavenly help in the name of Jesus Christ, and consequently are losing their faith.

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?

Publish Documents

Wilford Woodruff Papers Foundation transcribes, publishes, tags, and links Wilford Woodruff’s documents at www.wilfordwoodruffpapers.org that are accessible to the general public.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Christians

Where we work

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.

Desired Impact:
The Foundations’s desire is to help the rising generation increase faith by providing spiritual content and creating the environment for them to:
1) Understand that questions are necessary to receive answers
2) Encourage seeking
3) Feel and listen to the Spirit
4) Become self sufficient in their faith development with their Savior Jesus Christ
5) Recognize who they are and their strength as daughters/sons of God


Desired Outcomes:
1) Create tools and experiences to help in process of seeking (learning how to wrestle with the Lord*)
2) Provide sources for answers to questions the rising generation is seeking
3) Encourage faith building through gospel study, temple worship, increased worthiness, and service
4) Create content that the rising generation wants to share. Content that is packaged to be appealing and easy to digest.

1. Transcribe & Publish: Transcribe, publish, tag, and link Wilford Woodruff’s documents
a)Plan
b)Employ help
c)Manage content database and website

2. Educate & Inspire: Gather and strategically share content/gems out of papers that will educate and increase faith of rising generation
a)Connect people to papers and each other and give them an opportunity to to share. Create a community they can belong to.
b)Create relationships with reader/user. Allowing for vulnerability.
c)Provide answers to questions and doubts
d)Research methods and adapt as needed

3. Visibility & Partnerships: Embrace strategic partners to share writings and build visibility
a)Utilize marketing tactics and plans
b)Use favored sites and resources to link back to papers
c)Embrace Strategic Partners to Share Writings and build visibility
d)Take resources to where our target market is
e)Increase ease of access & shareability
f)Research methods and adapt as needed

Wilford Woodruff Papers Foundation has teams in place to execute their goals including a Editorial Team to transcribe the documents, a Content Team to research the documents and gather gems to share, and a Communications Team to share the content found.

Total volunteers (including board and advisors) = 157
Total staff = 11
Total interns = 31

Wilford Woodruff Papers Foundation has access to 23,007 digitized documents. 13,762 of those documents are currently in the process of being transcribed, verified, stylized, and then published. 4,369 documents have been published at www.wilfordwoodruffpapers.org.

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?

    The segment of the rising generation who are questioning and honestly seeking faith, either within the Church or those learning about the Church.

  • 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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, 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?

    We recently received feedback that our target market does not engage in Facebook, so we have moved our efforts to Instagram. We also received feedback on the content that we were sharing and have tailored our communications to include the feedback.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

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

    The people we served are eager to give their feedback and engage more after feedback is given.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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 demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), 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?

    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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Operations

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

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Wilford Woodruff Papers Foundation

Board of directors
as of 04/21/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jordan W. Clements

Joan Boren

Gary Crittenden

Craig Earnshaw

Paxton Gray

Jane Johnson

Jason Kotter

Matthew Kotter

Jake Nichol

Kristy Taylor

Matthew Willes

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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/21/2022

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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 with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/21/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.