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CAPE COD OCEAN COMMUNITY INC

Surveillance, Detection, Deterrence and Safety

aka CCOC   |   South Wellfleet, MA   |  capecodoceancommunity.org
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CAPE COD OCEAN COMMUNITY INC

EIN: 83-4420807


Mission

Raise awareness and funds to encourage and support the implementation of white shark safety measures, and especially proactive surveillance and detection safety measures powered by technology, for ocean recreation on Cape Cod. Strive to minimize the public safety concerns and negative economic impacts associated with the increase in human encounters with white sharks on Cape Cod.

Ruling year info

2019

Principal Officer

Heather Doyle

Co Principal Officer

Ashley Penn

Main address

PO Box 297

South Wellfleet, MA 02663 USA

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EIN

83-4420807

Subject area info

Public safety

Population served info

Adults

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (M01)

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

We inspire the use of modern technology innovations to improve public safety on our shores due to increasing Great White Shark populations. We use private funds to sponsor demonstrations, prototypes and conduct proof of concept work we can inspire larger decisions with less cost and risk to the municipality.

Our programs

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

Public Safety

Cape Cod Ocean Community Inc. is a formal, non-profit organization through which the public may raise awareness and funds to encourage and support the implementation of white shark safety measures, and especially proactive surveillance and detection safety measures powered by technology, for ocean recreation on Cape Cod. The organization shall strive to minimize the public safety concerns and negative economic impacts associated with the increase in human encounters with white sharks on Cape Cod.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Wellfleet Chamber of Commerce 2019

Wellfleet Chamber of Commerce since 2019 2023

Eastham Chamber of Commerce since 2019 2023

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Our goals are to uncover innovations that can help detect, deter great white sharks from our recreational beach zones. By searching far and wide, we can assist in bringing these safety components to Cape Cod for wider testing and adoption. We work to keep evolving ideas to enable succinct and proven proposals to bring forth to our local government.

Continue our role as a local liason to technology innovators who are working towards safer co existance of humans and sharks here on Cape Cod. Sponsor the work of these scientists and technologists through grants, fundraising and private donations. In collaboration we prove out the concepts in real on shore, and in water testing using these funds. This enables us to offer known outcomes to inform larger decisions around these technologies.

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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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 take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), 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

Financials

CAPE COD OCEAN COMMUNITY INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
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Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

CAPE COD OCEAN COMMUNITY INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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CAPE COD OCEAN COMMUNITY INC

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Heather Doyle

As one of 2 founders and Co Chairs Heather brings a passion for the escalating Cape Cod Shark crisis. Blending this passion with a results oriented business background Heather continues to expand our reach and impact by driving fundraising, events and other outreach with community leaders.

Co Principal Officer

Ashley Penn

CAPE COD OCEAN COMMUNITY INC

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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CAPE COD OCEAN COMMUNITY INC

Board of directors
as of 03/21/2024
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Board co-chair

Heather Doyle

Cape Cod Ocean Community

Term: 2022 - 2023


Board co-chair

Ashley Penn

Cape Cod Ocean Community

Term: 2023 - 2022

Heather Doyle

Cape Cod Ocean Community

Ashley Penn

Cape Cod Ocean Community

Pat DeFrancesco

Cape Cod Ocean Community

Jim Papadonis

Cape Cod Ocean Community

Paul Papadonis

Cape Cod Ocean Community

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/16/2023

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Leadership

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Gender identity

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Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/16/2023

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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.