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ArtWalla

Art For All

Walla Walla, WA   |  http://www.artwalla.com

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Mission

ArtWalla encourages and empowers local creative artists, engages the community, and enriches life in the Walla Walla Valley.

Ruling year info

1994

President

Patty Gardner

Treasurer

Tricia Harding

Main address

PO Box 2192

Walla Walla, WA 99362 USA

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Formerly known as

Blue Mountain Art Alliance

EIN

91-1575336

NTEE code info

Arts Council/Agency (A26)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

ArtSquared

For ten years we have had artists create 6X6 pieces of art to be sold at $36 a piece. Artists take home $24 of each piece sold and ArtWalla uses the other $12 to go towards funding our grant programs. Some of our wonderful artists choose to be 100% donors!

This program helps individual artists get their work out there, makes art affordable for masses, and helps us make grants for individual artists and organizations who are sharing arts education.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Artists and performers

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 overall donors

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Artists and performers, Adults, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

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

Artists and performers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of grants awarded

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

Artists and performers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of new grants received

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

Artists and performers

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of attendees present at rallies/events

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

Artists and performers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of public events held to further mission

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

Artists and performers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of organization members

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

Artists and performers, Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

As of December 31st of each year.

Number of grants received

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

Artists and performers

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.

Grow Organizational Sustainability.
Develop Sustainable Funding Model.
Increase Programmatic Offerings.
Increase Marketing and Communications.

Build Board development strategy to support the growth of ArtWalla.
Create an immediate leadership succession plan.
Review and update current organizational policies.
Evaluate the need to increase staff capacity.
Support launch of successful Creative District partnership with Walla Walla and College Place.
Focus funding growth on membership.
Focus funding growth in foundations and grants.
Focus funding growth in individual giving strategies.
Strengthen current programmatic offerings.
Focus on the development of artists.
Focus on who we are, what we do, and who we serve.
Increase engagement with our stakeholders.
Increase Visibility.

Our Board formally adopted this strategic plan in June 2023. Our Program Director and Board Leadership are currently working on a timeline for each strategy to be worked on and completed within the next two years. Our Board and Program Director are excited to get to work growing ArtWalla to fulfil our new Mission!

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 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 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

  • 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 hard to come up with good questions to ask people, 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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ArtWalla

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Patty Gardner

Tricia Harding

Patty Gardner

Sonja Rootvik

Brenda Bernards

Joel Libby

Michele Rennie

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/18/2024

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
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/02/2022

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

Policies and processes
  • 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 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.