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Order of the Silver Star

Mission

The Order of the Silver Star is a veteran-run fraternal nonprofit organization that specializes in humanitarian aid and historical preservation headquartered in Northeast Ohio. The Order is proud to assist various humanitarian groups. The Order augments churches and nonprofits with auxiliary volunteers for various types of humanitarian missions both locally and abroad. The Order provides churches and nonprofits with help they can rely on. The Order also offers a unique service for museums and historical organizations, assisting such organizations with a wide range of projects such as restoration efforts and providing volunteers for events.  

Notes from the nonprofit

Statement of Purpose Our purpose is to cultivate camaraderie, aid the defenseless, train in knightly skills, and preserve history. Who we are The Order of the Silver Star is a veteran-run fraternal nonprofit organization that specializes in humanitarian aid and historical preservation. The Order was founded in 2016 and officially recognized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2020. The Order brings honorable men together from a variety of backgrounds to make a positive impact in the world. Similar to many chivalric orders throughout history, the Order exists to aid the defenseless as laid out by the tenets of Christ's teachings. In a modern context, this is accomplished through providing assistance to those in need at home and abroad. The Brothers of the Order offer volunteer assistance to individuals, churches, and nonprofit organizations both local and international.

Ruling year info

2020

President, Commander

Mark Chapman

Vice President, Vice Commander

Ryan Chapman

Main address

515 Mineola Ave

Akron, OH 44320 USA

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EIN

85-3011690

NTEE code info

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

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

HAT - Humanitarian Aid Team The Order's veteran-led Humanitarian Aid Team, or HAT, consists of volunteers (HATs) who actively provide disaster relief and assistance wherever it is needed. Since 2020, HATs have served in over 30 humanitarian missions. Our operations have ranged from delivering hundreds of meals locally during the COVID-19 pandemic, to international expeditionary aid missions.

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?

Humanitarian Outreach

What We Do

The Order of the Silver Star is proud to assist various humanitarian groups. The Order has augmented churches with auxiliary volunteers for food distribution events and is partnered with a local meals on wheels group, delivering hundreds of commodity boxes since April 2020. We provide churches and nonprofits with help they can rely on.



Offering Our Assistance

The Knights and Brothers of the Order answer the call when volunteers are needed to make an event successful. If your organization is in need of an elite team of motivated and experienced volunteers to assist with an event or project, please contact us here. Several of the services we offer are listed below:



Food distribution events
Food or clothing donation drives
Meals on wheels delivery
Clean up events
Basic renovation work
Painting


Making The Difference

The Order of the Silver Star is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization staffed by a dedicated team of volunteers. The Order does not charge

Population(s) Served
Christians
Economically disadvantaged people
Military personnel
Retired people
Veterans

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.

Total number of organization members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Humanitarian Outreach

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

When things seem hopeless, HAT is here to help. With natural disasters on the rise, wars around the globe, and poverty seemingly everywhere, people are in need. HAT responds when it counts and makes a crucial impact in the lives of those affected.

With proven expeditionary capability, HAT responds to the needs of people worldwide. HAT has and will continue to serve those in the greatest need in time of crisis, whether they be local or in distant lands. It is our mission to help anyone we can, wherever we can, however we can.

HATs believe it is their calling to take part in a mission greater than themselves, making a positive difference in the world. HAT's guiding principles are found in Christ's teachings in the gospel of Matthew (25:31-40), namely to help all people at all times.

With donations and support from individuals, local businesses and churches, our successful and life-changing missions are funded appropriately to get the job done. We meet regularly to maintain focus on our missions as well as cultivating continued relationships with the groups and individuals we serve.

Our organization regularly posts updates directly on our website! Come check out our latest at: https://www.orderofthesilverstar.org/humanitarian-aid-team

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 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 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

  • 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 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?

    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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Order of the Silver Star

Board of directors
as of 01/27/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mark Chapman

Eric Thomas Felton

Ryan Loyd Chapman

Israel J Pickel

Justin Michael Valek

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 ? 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 1/27/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
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
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/27/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.