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izzit

Critical thinking starts at... izzit.org!

aka izzit.org   |   Wexford, PA   |  http://www.izzit.org

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EIN: 66-0985014


Mission

To present and explore moral and social choices for living flourishing lives.

Ruling year info

2022

President and CEO

Mr. Robert S. Chatfield

Main address

5000 Stonewood Dr, Ste 300

Wexford, PA 15090 USA

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EIN

66-0985014

Subject area info

Education services

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

LGBTQ people

Heterosexuals

Women and girls

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NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

izzit.org works towards building critical-thinking skills and open and lively debate in an environment of respect and civility. There is a blitz of media and anecdotal stories that underscore the very frustration of students, teachers, and parents alike in allowing varying points of view without being ostracized or silenced. izzit.org works towards providing top-shelf quality materials that educators may use within the classroom to build our critical-thinking muscle!

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?

CivicsFundamentals.org

80% of Social Studies Teachers Assigned to Teach Civics Don't Feel Comfortable Doing So!

Are you one of them? Well, we've got you covered!

We've taken the 100 questions (and answers!) asked on the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services on naturalization test and created 100 2-minute videos that dive beyond the rote answer into the "why" of each question. The course is supplemented with other materials, including a game and flash cards.

Hosted by sitting federal judge Douglas H. Ginsburg, US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit, the videos capture Judge Ginsburg's passion and enthusiasm for fostering an understanding of how our government works and why it's structured as it is.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Students
Parents

An innovative first-in-the-nation career readiness course that follows the Association of Career Technical Education 12 standards. We provide a curriculum that has competencies for each of those 12 standards.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
Academics

Where we work

Awards

Impact in Education 2023

PA CTE

Affiliations & memberships

American Consortium for Equity in Education 2021

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 Educational Units released.

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

12-15 minute videos we release for free to all educators.

Number of Teachable Moments released.

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

3-5 minute educational videos released.

Number of Educational Curricula released.

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Educational Curriculum or Courses released.

Percentage of active users in all public high schools.

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

11/2023 is 33% We started tracking this in 2023.

Total number of YouTube video views.

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

As of 11/18/23, the izzit.org YouTube channel has 1,881,485 views.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

izzit.org has recently adopted a new direction in achieving our goals to address the problems above.

Our goal is to create a state-aligned curriculum that is turn-key and competency-based. As both meet the needs of the nation towards initiating a competency-based curriculum, izzit.org's goals are to be constantly ahead of the curve.

We currently have both a Civics course curriculum as well as an innovative first-in-the-nation career readiness course (Workforce Innovation Now - W.I.N.) that follows the Association of Career Technical Education 12 standards. Our VP of Education developed the curriculum that has competencies for each of those 12 standards.

Through course curriculum and accredited courses, we hope to have a teacher in each public high school utilizing our resources!

The main strategy is working with both top-down (State Departments of Education, State School Boards, etc.) as well as bottom-up with teachers directly towards sharing our course curriculum and potential state-approved curriculum.

In a post-covid world, teachers need top-shelf, competency-based, turn-key materials which may be implemented in the classroom immediately.

We are working at getting izzit.org resources in a state which will then be replicated nationally.

Our VP of Education is a former New Hampshire DOE Coordinator and utilizes the connections he made in that position to introduce, explain, and develop a curriculum for that particular state.

In addition, our Director of Education is building a teacher ambassador program utilizing izzit.org users in each state to build other educators' interest and usage as well as provide professional development.

We realize the need for additional personnel to meet our goals as we are readily growing.

To date, we have five states utilizing our Civics course - one providing an accredited course and three using our W.I.N. career readiness course in their CTE programming.

There is a time constraint in developing a state-aligned curriculum, but we are experiencing more interest nationally.

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.
  • 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 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 collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, 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

Financials

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Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $458,520
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $458,823
Expenses
Program Services $0
Administration $0
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $0

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $0
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $0

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President and CEO

Mr. Robert S. Chatfield

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

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Board of directors
as of 11/20/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board co-chair

David Jorgensen


Board co-chair

Andy Walters

Stephanie Lips

DonorsTrust

Anthony Muhlenkamp

Muhlenkamp and Company, Inc.

Chris Rufer

Robert Chatfield

Cynthia Bader

Lawrence Berlin

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? 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/19/2023

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
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/23/2023

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

Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.