Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

Tucson Lesbian and Gay Alliance

Transcend | Unify | Cultivate | Support | Outreach | Nourish | Proactive | Respect | Inclusive | Diversity | Encouragement

aka Tucson Pride

Tucson, AZ

Mission

Our Vision: Tucson Pride envisions a community of diverse, empowered and accepted individuals to live full and authentic lives, with the love and support of an understanding community. Our Mission: To unify, celebrate and strengthen the LGBTQA+ community of Southern Arizona through advocacy, education, leadership and support. Our Values: Transcend | Unify | Cultivate | Support | Outreach | Nourish Proactive | Respect | Inclusive | Diversity | Encouragement

Ruling Year

1995

President, Board of Directors

Sam Cloud

Co-Vice President

Wendy Bailey

Main Address

PO Box 18675

Tucson, AZ 85731 USA

Keywords

Pride, LGBTQIA+, Education, Community Outreach, NonProfit, Tucson

EIN

86-0769004

 Number

0482174567

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Tucson Pride envisions a community of diverse, empowered and accepted individuals to live full and authentic lives, with the love and support of an understanding community.

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Community Outreach

Pride In The Desert

Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of training events conducted

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

LGBTQ people

Related program

Community Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

LGBTQ people

Related program

Community Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

LGBTQ people

Related program

Community Outreach

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of attendees present at rallies/events

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

LGBTQ people

Related program

Pride In The Desert

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of policies formally introduced

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

LGBTQ people

Related program

Community Outreach

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of community events or trainings held and attendance

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

LGBTQ people

Related program

Community Outreach

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

To unify, celebrate and strengthen the LGBTQA+ community of Southern Arizona through advocacy, education, leadership and support.

Goal 1 - Financial Roles
Strategy: Develop a sound financial process with transparency, control, and oversight. Establish budget, funding goals and sources, and financial priorities.
1.1 Financial Accountability and Stewardship
1.2 Establish Financial Priorities & Budget
1.3 Set Fundraising Goals
1.4 Identify Funding Sources

Goal 2 – Board Operations and Stability
Strategy: Define board operations and develop standard operating procedure for the board. Define board membership roles and responsibilities, and the processes for identifying and validating potential new members.
2.1 Board Membership
2.2 Standard Operating Procedures (SOP'S):
2.3 By-Laws
2.4 Strengthen Community Engagement.
2.5 Develop Partnerships with LGBTQ+ Organizations
2.6 Enhance Interact With the Community

Goal 3 - Tucson Pride Parade and Tucson Pride in the Desert
Strategy: Strive to continually improve and enhance the Tucson Pride Parade and Tucson Pride in the Desert. Increase local participation in the activities. Increase community attendance.
3.1 Tucson Pride Parade Committee
3.2 Tucson Pride in the Desert Committee

Goal 4 – Secondary Events
Strategy: Create an events committee to address all secondary fundraising and community events.
4.1 Events Committee

Goal 5 - Marketing, Public Relations and Communication
Strategy: This committee oversees the Marketing subcommittee and the Public Relations and Communication activities.
5.1 Marketing Subcommittee
5.2 Public Relations and Communication

Organizational Description
Tucson Pride represents the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning people (LGBTQ+), and their families and friends. Tucson Pride Board (TPB) provides support for individuals and the community in order to help create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. TPB supports all human and civil rights for all and speaks out through advocacy to enhance and defend those human and civil rights. We strive to empower all-inclusive communities to be a part of Tucson Pride Board.

Strategic Analysis
The Tucson Pride Board performed a SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) to help develop this Strategic Operating Plan build on this SWOT Analysis. The focus was to maintain our strengths, address our weaknesses and threats and identify ways to eliminate or minimizes them, and to take advantage of the available opportunities.

Strengths
Board members with passion
Community wants to help
Organizations will contribute when we have a viable plan
We recognize need for increased accountability
Support from other Organization to complement our needs

Opportunities
Raise funds through valued and profitable fundraisers
Building partnerships with sponsors and donors
Mending the community relations and reputation
Building community relations
Develop Standard Operating Procedures
Reaching out to other Non-Profit Organizations for guidance
Open to new board members

Our Board has implemented a two year strategic plan which contains a number of Strategic Goals ranging from Financial Management, Community and Public Relations, Standard Operating Procedures, and Bylaw Review. Under each of the listed strategic goals are individual action items.

As these items are completed, progress is provided to the Board of Directors. A periodic review is conducted on a quarterly basis to ascertain that status of each of the action items. Action items are updated on an as needed basis.

The Board has also actively been involved in the drafting of Standard Operating Procedures as well as Fiscal Controls to decrease risk to the Board of Directors, its mission, and its resources.

Since September of 2017, the Board of Directors has grown from 4 members to 10 members. The Board now has a full executive board consisting of the President, two Vice Presidents, a Treasurer, and a Secretary. As a result, the Board has been actively involved in process improvement, completed the first strategic plan in the history of the organization, drafted and implemented a myriad of standard operating procedures as well as internal fiscal controls, and launched several new initiatives.

In 2018, TPI has partnered with CPES, a local social services agency to hold Foster to Adopt Orientation Courses. These courses are offered to interested community members at no cost. TPI is also presently collaborating with a local cross-fit gym to establish a Pride Fit program to promote health and wellness by providing a safe and accepting work-out space for LGBTQ community members, their families, and their allies.

Moving forward, the Board is focused on organizing and executing a successful Pride festival and parade. Moreover, the board is continuing to maintain focus on our overall goals for the organization as reflected in our strategic plan.

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Tucson Lesbian and Gay Alliance

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Operations

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/02/2019

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender Identity
Female, Not Transgender (Cisgender)
Sexual Orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability Status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
Decline to state
Gender Identity
Female, Not Transgender (Cisgender)
Sexual Orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability Status
Decline to state

Race & Ethnicity

Gender Identity

Sexual Orientation

Disability

No data

Equity Strategies

Last updated: 08/02/2019

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

Data

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We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
done
We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
done
We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
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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

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We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
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We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
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We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
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We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
done
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.