Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

The Outdoor Circle

Keeping Hawai'i Clean, Green and Beautiful

aka The Outdoor Circle

Honolulu, HI

Mission

To keep Hawai'i clean, green, beautiful, livable and sustainable by preserving, protecting and enhancing our environment.

Notes from the Nonprofit

We welcome input on our organization from all members of the community interested in issues of keeping Hawaii clean, green, beautiful, livable and sustainable.

Ruling Year

1953

Executive Director

Winston Welch

Main Address

1314 S King St Ste 306

Honolulu, HI 96814 USA

Keywords

Protection against visual blight, tree planting, green space enhancement

EIN

99-0085044

 Number

0134154636

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Environmental Beautification (C50)

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What we aim to solve

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Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Where we work

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Over the last 100 years, The Outdoor Circle has advocated for responsible land use and development, while supporting projects that help to improve the quality of life in Hawai'i's communities. We are also active in government relations serving on numerous boards and task forces. When needed, The Outdoor Circle is willing to take legal action to protect the scenic environment.

Though we are best known for ridding the state of billboards , TOC engages in many activities to support its mission. These include:

Plants and protects trees
Protects viewplanes
Provides environmental education to island children
Fights to have utility wires placed under ground
Works to eliminate illegal and inappropriate signs
Protects open space
Promotes and sponsors community beautification

Over the last 100 years, The Outdoor Circle has advocated for responsible land use and development, while supporting projects that help to improve the quality of life in Hawai'i's communities. We are also active in government relations serving on numerous boards and task forces. When needed, The Outdoor Circle is willing to take legal action to protect the scenic environment.

Though we are best known for ridding the state of billboards , TOC engages in many activities to support its mission. These include:

Plants and protects trees
Protects viewplanes
Provides environmental education to island children
Fights to have utility wires placed under ground
Works to eliminate illegal and inappropriate signs
Protects open space
Promotes and sponsors community beautification

A vigorous volunteer community and board contribute to our successful operations over the last 100 years. We also partner with like-minded groups and governmental agencies for successes.

The community will continue to respect and look towards The Outdoor Circle as the 'go to' organization whenever issues related to its mission come up.

The need to remain vigilant to protect Hawaii's beauty will never end. We will keep engaging with all areas of the community to remain relevant.

How We Listen

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

Source: Self-reported by organization

the feedback loop
check_box We shared information about our current feedback practices.
How is the organization collecting feedback?
We regularly collect feedback through: community meetings/town halls, full circle meeting of all branches.
How is the organization using feedback?
We use feedback to: 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.
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
We share feedback with: the people we serve, our staff, our board, our funders, our community partners.
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to: we don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback.
What significant change resulted from feedback
We have updated out mission statement to reflect a growing concern with sustainability and livability.

External Reviews

Financials

The Outdoor Circle

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Operations

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

No

ETHICS & 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

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/25/2019

Leadership

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Race & Ethnicity
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Sexual Orientation
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Disability Status
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Race & Ethnicity

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