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Utah Browncoats Society

Aiming to Misbehave

aka Utah Browncoats   |   West Valley City, UT   |  utahbcs.com
GuideStar Charity Check

Utah Browncoats Society

EIN: 47-2832412


Mission

We hold fundraising events such as screenings of the movie Serenity (CSTS or Can't Stop The Serenity events), affiliate events and other similar things to celebrate our love of the TV show Firefly and the movie Serenity and their creator, Joss Whedon while raising money for charity. Our primary charity is Equality Now, but we also donate to organizations which benefit domestic violence victims, homeless youth, literacy programs, and animals, among others.

Ruling year info

2015

Captain

William Pace

First Mate

Halo Cure

Main address

3464 W. 3800 South

West Valley City, UT 84119 USA

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EIN

47-2832412

Subject area info

Arts and culture

Foundations

Public affairs

Population served info

Adults

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Community Foundations (T31)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We aim to raise funds for the purpose of supporting local and international charities.

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?

Fundraising

We hold fundraising events such as screenings of the movie Serenity (CSTS or Can't Stop The Serenity events), affiliate events and other similar things to celebrate our love of the TV show Firefly and the movie Serenity and their creator, Joss Whedon while raising money for charity. Our primary charity is Equality Now, but we also donate to organizations which benefit domestic violence victims, homeless youth, literacy programs and animals, among others.

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.

Dollars donated to support advocacy efforts

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

Adults

Related Program

Fundraising

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These totals include donations to many different charities. Details can be had on our website.

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.

We bring together people to have fun and raise funds in a way that speaks to them by tapping into the love that fans have for Firefly and Serenity.

We hold events in conjunction with our local comic convention and separately.
We put together film events and pair them with prize drawings and auctions of donated items.

Our organization is made up of committed individuals who share a common purpose, to Aim to Misbehave.
Every member brings to the table their own mix of talents which add to the group purpose.

Our organization has been able to coordinate the donation of nearly 40,000 in just four years.
We aim to increase that and be able to donate even more in the future.

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 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

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

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, 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?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

Utah Browncoats Society

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Utah Browncoats Society

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2021

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $10,878
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $10,878
Expenses
Program Services $5,262
Administration $0
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $886

Utah Browncoats Society

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2021

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $2,500
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $2,500

Operations

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

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Captain

William Pace

First Mate

Halo Cure

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

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Utah Browncoats Society

Board of directors
as of 03/13/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
Download the most recent year of board of directors data for this organization
Board co-chair

William Pace


Board co-chair

Tara Sudweeks Willgues

Anastasia Thomas

Ashley Mortensen

Jessica Ross

Nikki Peterson

Jeanie Coffield

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? No
  • 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? 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 3/13/2023

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, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-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
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/22/2020

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.