Monkeyshines Media Inc

Medford, NY   |  https://monkeyshines.media/inc/

Mission

We’re a New York State not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, dedicated to publishing and supporting Long Island artists and writers. We publish and mail a free zine, Monkeyshines, 4 times a year, where we showcase creative content from creators from Nassau and Suffolk counties, and beyond.

Notes from the nonprofit

We're very small and very new, but we are excited about opportunities to expand the level of artist- and writer-engagement, and to get our publication to many more people.

Ruling year info

2021

President

Jonathan Russell

Main address

203 Mill Rd

Medford, NY 11763 USA

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EIN

87-1137058

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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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?

Spring 2022

Our 5th issue will be coming out in April, 2022, with artists, photographers, and writers. We're taking submissions for this issue until March 15, 2022. Donations given this quarter help pay for printing and shipping — we never charge our readers. Monkeyshines is always free.

We've sent out our Winter 2022 issue to readers across the country thanks to our supporters and contributors.

Net proceeds, if any, for this issue will go towards supporting a non-profit art or writing group on Long Island, to be determined if we actually end up with net proceeds.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
Adults

Where we work

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve Long Island artists of any printable media and writers of any genre, and our readers nationwide. We are always working to make our work open, accessible, and entertaining, however we do not solicit reader feedback directly, as we believe that reader privacy is paramount. We publicize many ways to contact our team to keep open lines of communication for our readers.

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

    Suggestion box/email, Social Media,

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

    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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Some readers asked for merchandise with our brand logo, and we opened an account with an on-demand print service to serve them. Additionally, this allows us to present additional opportunities for our artists to connect with our readers with their art offered in other media.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

    We are a very new organization and, at this time, have no examples of changes in our relationships with others.

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

    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 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, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback, We have the utmost concern for privacy, and do not directly solicit feedback,

Financials

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Monkeyshines Media Inc

Board of directors
as of 2/15/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jonathan Russell

MacPhoenix Design

Term: 2021 -

Katherine Rasmussen

Rich Fantasia

Om Shapta

Thomas Becker

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/15/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/09/2021

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.