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FRIENDS OF UTAH AVALANCHE FORE CAST CENTER INC

Keeping You On Top

aka Utah Avalanche Center   |   Salt Lake Cty, UT   |  www.utahavalanchecenter.org

Mission

TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE UTAH AVALANCH CENTER (UAC) IN PROMOTING AVALANCHE SAFETY AND PROVIDING AND PROMOTING EDUCATION TO THE PUBLIC THROUGH VARIOUS CHANNELS.

Ruling year info

1991

Principal Officer

Chad Brackelsberg

Main address

Po Box 521353

Salt Lake Cty, UT 84152 USA

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EIN

87-0481453

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Winter backcountry use in Utah is continuing to grow in popularity. It is our mission to raise avalanche awareness for all user groups to minimize the chance for an accident.

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?

Avalanche and Mountain Weather Forecasts

Provide daily avalanche and mountain weather forecasts to 8 regions in Utah throughout the winter.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Provide avalanche awareness and education programs throughout the state of Utah.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children

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.

Number of website pageviews

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Avalanche and Mountain Weather Forecasts

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of annual UAC contacts from website, mobile application, telephone, and emails delivered.

Total number of classes offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children

Related Program

Avalanche Awareness and Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of free registrants to classes

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children

Related Program

Avalanche Awareness and Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Know Before You Go avalanche awareness participants

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.

By raising awareness about avalanche hazards, we aim to keep people on top of the greatest snow on earth.

We support daily avalanche advisories that are free to the public. We also offer free and paid avalanche education classes to all user groups. We work with ski areas, SAR groups, UDOT, and mulriple other organizations to reach users.

We have a popular website that sees millions of unique views per season. We utilize all modes of social media as well as traditional media. We have a strong network in the outdoors community.

We are offering more classes each year that are always filled. We get requests constantly to present to schools and community groups. Right now we are working to creating a free online video learning center for basic avalanche awareness.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • 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, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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

    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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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FRIENDS OF UTAH AVALANCHE FORE CAST CENTER INC

Board of directors
as of 08/06/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Nicole Sumner

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 1/17/2023

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/23/2020

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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 disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.