NORTHWEST PARKINSON'S FOUNDATION

No one should walk their Parkinson’s journey alone.

aka NWPF   |   Mercer Island, WA   |  http://www.nwpf.org

Mission

The mission of the Northwest Parkinson's Foundation is to establish optimal quality of life for the Northwest Parkinson's community through awareness, education, advocacy, and care.

Notes from the nonprofit

Northwest Parkinson's Foundation is a local, independent non-profit. We exist to make the lives of people with Parkinson's Disease better. We offer free Masters of Social Work services and a myriad of free educational and exercise programming open to anyone. We have a Spanish-speaking only Support Group and are finding other ways to reach all members of our Parkinson's community.

Ruling year info

1998

CFO/Acting Executive Director

Mr. Virgil Sweeney

Main address

3010 77TH AVE SE, Suite 101

Mercer Island, WA 98040 USA

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EIN

91-1923159

NTEE code info

Specifically Named Diseases (G80)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

HOPE Conference on Parkinson's

Northwest Parkinson's Foundation continues to hold its annual HOPE Conferences despite pandemic restrictions. NW Parkinson's was able to pivot and provide a virtual conference this year. We are hoping for an in-person event in 2022!

Population(s) Served
Adults

A website designed to inspire people with Parkinson’s and their loved
ones to make positive personal changes that contribute to living their best
with a chronic disease. It couples up-to-date education on Parkinson’s with
information on holistic health, self-care and personal healing to enhance
wellness.

Population(s) Served
Adults

PD Link is a peer-to-peer network that matches individual volunteers living with Parkinson's, or their caregivers, to patients whose diagnosis is more recent. PD Link clients are recently diagnosed individuals or their family members who do not feel ready to engage in a group conversation, and as such would greatly benefit from a broad and well-trained base of volunteers.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

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.

To meaningfully touch each of the approx. 70,000 persons living with Parkinson's throughout the Pacific Northwest.

To measurably improve quality of life for those we serve.

To ensure caregivers and family members receive the support and guidance they need.

Continue to expand our outreach through traditional and non-traditional media.

Provide educational opportunities on the latest in Parkinson's treatment and care for all phases of the care continuum.

Enhance our ability to capture and measure program outcomes in order to improve program impacts.

The staff of NWPF has extensive nonprofit and nonprofit management experience, as well as direct knowledge and experience in working with populations living with debilitating conditions. We currently have a Masters of Social Work (MSW) on staff to help those impacted by Parkinson's.

NWPF has recently augmented it's staff in order to develop and execute more effective programming and is in the process of re-launching its website improve navigation and ease of use, enabling users to more readily find and benefit from the information it contains. We continue to seek partnerships with like-minded organizations and individuals in order to more effectively reach and serve our core constituency.

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

    Anyone impacted by Parkinson's Disease. This includes the person with Parkinson's, caregivers, family, and friends.

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

    Paper surveys, Case management notes, support group feedback/suggestions,

  • 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 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We recently held our first Spanish-only speaking Parkinson's support group.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

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

    Asking for feedback from the people we serve not only gives us valuable and timely information but also let's them know we care and that we value their input. The people we serve know we are here for them and will do what we can to help them along their Parkinson's journey.

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

    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 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, 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,

Financials

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NORTHWEST PARKINSON'S FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 5/4/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Grove Ayers

Elizabeth Bacher

Woodland Park Zoo

William Wurts

Verus Investments

Larry Jacobson

Community Volunteer

David Newsom

Sandcastle Web Design & Development

Pam Walker

Community Volunteer

Grove Ayers

Doreen Nicholas

Dr. Steve Bodnar

Dr. Steve Gilbert

Halle Goodwin

Gonzaga University

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? 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/4/2022,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/22/2021

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
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.