International Association of Atheists Inc

Atheists in Action

Mission

The mission of IAA is to educate, protect, and assist atheists internationally.

Ruling year info

2020

President

Gail Miller

Main address

119 Monterey Ln

Durham, NC 27713 USA

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EIN

84-5017578

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

IAA was created out of a need for an atheist nonprofit ready to take on the tough issues, like human rights, and willing to be fully transparent and ethical. Atheists are stigmatized all over the world resulting in multiple forms of discrimination including job loss or difficulty being hired. In at least 12 countries, simply being an atheist can be a death sentence. In ever more countries getting a secular education is unheard or. We are fighting for the human rights of atheists by addressing these problems.

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?

Secular Underground Network (SUN)

Target Population: Atheists in danger.

Purpose: As more people become atheists, many risk their lives because their governments and communities condemn it. In fact there are 13 countries where being an atheist is punishable by death. Non-believers in many other countries face discrimination and harassment from both their families and the authorities.

The number of Atheists in trouble is growing and they need our help.

Providing assistance is challenging and complex. Requests range from those feeling lonely and isolated in religious communities to those on the run because they have been identified as atheists. There are also many non-believers who left their home countries only to be stuck living in poverty and under restrictions for years in another country while they waited for UNHCR status. As borders close and asylum seekers face fewer options, helping atheists in trouble requires even more hard work and creative solutions.

What IAA is doing? Our services include:
-Legal aid
-One on one support for those dealing with the emotional trauma resulting from fear, isolation, rejection
-Referrals to other organisations with more specialised resources
-Case by case assessment to determine how best IAA can help
-Financial support

Geographic Focus: All continents

Success Metrics:
1. Number of new cases
2. Number of referrals offered (counseling, other orgs, etc.)
3. Number that went to counseling
4. Hours of counseling given
5. Number of cases closed with a "positive" result (job, asylum, etc.)
6. Number of volunteers or paid staff
7. Number of volunteer hours


Population(s) Served

Target Population: Humanist children. What IAA is doing?

We provide funding for secular education - that is the education of students without interference or influence from religious organisations. We believe that schools should teach information that is based on good scientific studies, information that has expert consensus, and information that is conducive to producing caring, compassionate, knowledgeable young adults.

The number of humanist children is growing and they need our help.

Geographic Focus: All continents, especially Africa and Asia.

Success Metrics:
1. Number of children served
2. Growth in fund raised
3. Growth in fund distributed
4. Number of personnel
5. Number of volunteer hours

















Population(s) Served

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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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of donations made by board members

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Number of Facebook followers

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Context Notes

1,543 for @iaatheists & 63 for @1THEIST

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
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No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average number of dollars received per donor

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No target populations selected

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Input - describing resources we use

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Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

International Association of Atheists (IAA) was created out of a need for an atheist nonprofit ready to take on the tough issues, like human rights, and willing to be fully transparent and ethical. IAA will focus on bringing evidence-based education to theocratic countries, ending blasphemy laws, supporting atheists in danger, and providing tools for the atheist business owner.

Our Mission

The mission of IAA is to educate, protect, and assist atheists internationally.

Our Vision

IAA envisions a future in which atheists have the opportunities and resources they need to participate openly and confidently in every aspect of society.

We have differentiated ourselves by having several licensed counselor that give social support and a private investigator to vet personnel and applicants for our S.U.N. program. We are also very transparent financially.

Secular Education: We support secular schools and educational centers in DR Congo, Uganda, and India.

Secular Underground Network: We provide the following, among other things, for atheists in danger: legal aid, help for those dealing with the emotional trauma resulting from fear, isolation, rejection, provide referrals to other organisations with more specialized resources, case by case assessment to determine how we can help

Atheist Business: We are building the first International Chamber of Commerce specifically for atheists and atheist-friendly business owners

We have experienced and dedicated staff, resources to provide social support by licensed counselors, a licensed private investigator to vet all personnel and S.U.N. applicants, connections to the humanist/secular schools in India, Uganda, DR congo, etc.

Secular Education: We have raised close to $5,000 for secular education for a school in DR Congo. We will be adding a school in Uganda and a community center providing education in India.

Secular Underground Network: We have worked on over 17 cases so far and continue to acquire more. We have two directors and a board member overseeing this initiative as well as multiple counselors offering social support and a private investigator.

Legal Aid for Blasphemy: We have raise over $8,000 for legal fees.

Atheist Business: We have established the International Atheist Chamber of Commerce.

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

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes,

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

    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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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International Association of Atheists Inc

Board of directors
as of 7/30/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Gail Miller

Courtney Heard

Bridget Gaudette

Cathy Todhunter

Andrew Hobson

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/15/2020

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/07/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

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 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.