MAZAMAS

125 Years of Inspiring Everyone to Love and Protect the Mountains

Portland, OR   |  www.mazamas.org

Mission

The Mazamas mission is to inspire everyone to love and protect the mountains.

Ruling year info

1946

Acting Executive Director

Sarah Bradham

Main address

527 SE 43RD Ave

Portland, OR 97215 USA

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EIN

93-0408077

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Recreational and Sporting Camps (Day, Overnight, etc.) (N20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (C01)

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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?

Outdoor Education and Activities

Mazamas outdoor education programs are designed to be accessible to everyone, teach safety, leadership, stewardship, technical proficiency, and are always inspired by mountaineering and rooted in our values.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Mazamas leads our state and region in advocating for the interests and benefits of responsible outdoor recreation and strongly support the stewardship and conservation of our public lands.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Mazamas Youth and Community Outreach programs lead our state and region in transforming our youth and community members into engaged outdoor citizens, advocates, and educators through values based programming.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Mazamas Culture and Information programs lead the preservation and promotion of Pacific Northwest Mountain Culture.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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.

Total number of new organization members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students enrolled

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Outdoor Education and Activities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants that summitted a peak

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Outdoor Education and Activities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

At Mazamas we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to play in the mountains. Here in Oregon the landscape of the Pacific Northwest is our backyard and we want everybody to be able to enjoy it, whether that's by climbing a mountain, strolling through a park, skiing through the backcountry, or planting trees on a local trail, and we want to preserve these experiences for future generations.

Education: Teaching high quality outdoor education programs that create safe, smart, and responsible outdoor adventurers.

Activities & Events: Creating more opportunities for shared outdoor experiences including climbs, hikes, outings, and community programs.

Stewardship and Advocacy: Advocating for the protection and preservation of our lands and maintaining trails and natural areas for recreational use.

Youth & Outreach: Introducing the next generation of mountain stewards to climbing and bringing mountaineering experiences to underserved populations.

Library & Historical Collections: Preserving the history of mountaineering and exploration in the Pacific Northwest and providing a rich literary and historical resource for the community.

Founded on the summit of Mt. Hood in 1894, Mazamas has a legacy of exploration, education, and conservation. For over 123 years our members have been dedicated to the Pacific Northwest and mountaineering, and our 3,700+ current members continue that legacy today. Over 600 volunteers keep our climbing, hiking, education, travel, youth, and safety programs running every year, with support from our small staff. Mazamas continues to strengthen partnerships with other community groups and create new alliances that support our mission and goals.

Mazamas finalized our strategic plan, Mazamas2020, that will guide us through our goals over the next three years. Our board and staff collaborated in its creation, and we are currently rolling it out to volunteer leadership and members. In early 2018 we will launch a new IT system including a website and CRM system which will allow us to capture more in depth information about our volunteers, members, participants, and donors. This will enable us to track our progress towards reaching more people and creating more shared experiences, while also tracking volunteer time and participation. We are strategically adding staff to where there will be the most impact towards our programs and supporting volunteers.

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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    To inform the development of new programs/projects

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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MAZAMAS

Board of directors
as of 01/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Joe Eberhardt

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? No
  • 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 1/12/2021

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