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Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning

Taking Care of Wild Places

aka TCWP   |   Oak Ridge, TN   |  http://tcwp.org
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Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning

EIN: 23-7031644


Mission

We preserve wild places and waters through protection, advocacy, stewardship, and education.

Notes from the nonprofit

For over one half of a century Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning (TCWP) has worked tirelessly to protect and preserve our natural lands and waters in 13 Tennessee counties. It was the work of TCWP that led to the Obed River becoming the only National Wild & Scenic River in Tennessee. In the mid 1970s, TCWP was integrally involved in the federal designation of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. TCWP has a long history of sounding the alarm, alerting citizens to threats to our wild areas, and inviting citizens to join us in taking action to mitigate and ultimately end those threats. TCWP takes an active role in promoting equitable, science-based decisions related to land and resource use and conducts stewardship days to remove invasive plants at 9 stewardship areas, engaging hundreds of volunteers each year, hosts hikes providing botany education and presents programing on a variety of topics relevant to our wild lands and waters.

Ruling year info

1969

Principal Officer

Mark Bevelhimer

Executive Director

Nancy Manning

Main address

P.O. Box 6873

Oak Ridge, TN 37831 USA

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EIN

23-7031644

Subject area info

Natural resources

Biodiversity

Environmental education

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Ethnic and racial groups

NTEE code info

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management (C32)

Land Resources Conservation (C34)

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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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Advocacy

We seek to effect positive change in policy, public opinion and community action through developing partnerships, strategies and programs to ensure the enduring protection and sustainable management of wild places and waters.

We do this through:
1. Stakeholder Engagement
2. Research & Data
3. Policy Advocacy
4. Communications and Messaging
5. Public Mobilization

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Academics
Activists

We educate and inspire people about the wonders, necessity, and vulnerability of wild places and waters.

We do this by:
1. providing outdoor educational experiences,
2. providing educational programming
3. Informing through our acclaimed newsletter and
4. through outdoor youth engagement.

Population(s) Served

Conduct and support stewardship activities that protect, conserve, or restore wild places and waters.

We do this through:
1. Habitat conservation
2. Trail & infrastructure maintenance
3. Community Engagement
4. Volunteer & Citizen Science programs

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups

We support the legal and long-term protection of wild places and waters.

We do this through:
1. Land and Resource Acquisition
2. Development & Maintenance of Collaborations & Partnerships
3. Threat Assessments

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Financials

Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.00

Average of 0.00 over 9 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

52.8

Average of 37.6 over 9 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

39%

Average of 30% over 9 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning

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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Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$308,577 -$13,780 $172,239 $157,437 -$43,739
As % of expenses -78.0% -8.2% 258.0% 154.6% -53.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$308,577 -$13,780 $172,239 $157,437 -$43,739
As % of expenses -78.0% -8.2% 258.0% 154.6% -53.1%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $86,835 $53,758 $239,001 $117,115 $37,880
Total revenue, % change over prior year 13.3% -38.1% 344.6% -51.0% -67.7%
Program services revenue 69.3% 0.6% 0.0% 15.3% 0.0%
Membership dues 17.8% 46.7% 5.7% 37.6% 89.8%
Investment income -2.6% 24.2% 4.2% 7.0% -14.0%
Government grants 2.9% 3.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 12.6% 24.7% 90.1% 40.1% 24.3%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $395,412 $168,082 $66,765 $101,821 $82,320
Total expenses, % change over prior year 604.9% -57.5% -60.3% 52.5% -19.2%
Personnel 11.8% 31.5% 88.8% 63.1% 81.8%
Professional fees 0.1% 0.3% 0.7% 1.0% 0.1%
Occupancy 0.1% 0.4% 0.9% 0.6% 0.9%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 83.6% 0.8% 0.6% 0.4% 0.5%
All other expenses 4.4% 67.1% 9.0% 34.9% 16.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $395,412 $168,082 $66,765 $101,821 $82,320
One month of savings $32,951 $14,007 $5,564 $8,485 $6,860
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $104,989 $0 $144,310 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $428,363 $287,078 $72,329 $254,616 $89,180

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 9.1 14.1 64.8 48.2 52.8
Months of cash and investments 12.5 21.0 83.8 56.8 57.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 12.6 21.2 84.2 56.8 57.4
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $301,021 $197,776 $360,674 $408,694 $361,865
Investments $112,007 $96,483 $105,824 $73,097 $31,843
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $448,135 $222,824 $222,824 $367,134 $357,134
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $533,029 $519,249 $691,488 $848,925 $750,842

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Mark Bevelhimer

After 30 years as an aquatic ecologist/fish biologist in the Environmental Sciences Division of ORNL Mark retired in 2019. For years he researched stressors from hydropower stressors from hydropower dams, coal fired powerplants, and toxic contaminants on fish and aquatic ecosystems. He has been filling his retirement with lots of whitewater kayaking, fishing, furniture refinishing, spending time at his cabin on Watts Bar, and TCWP!

Executive Director

Nancy Manning

Founder of Power Your Mission, and attorney, certified mediator, trainer, manager, facilitator and consultant. Nancy owned the Law Office of Nancy Manning for 25 years, with a primary focus of serving indigent Native Americans in Rapid City, South Dakota. Nancy served on 3 nonprofit boards in Rapid City, including Lifeways, the Restorative Justice Center and the Pennington County Air Quality Control Board. She created the first mediation practice and training center in Rapid City and was the only service provider there for 15 years. Nancy moved to Texas and in 2007 became Executive Director of a conservation nonprofit, where she helped to raise more money in 7 years than had been raised in the prior 52 years. As the Executive Director she led efforts to develop, plan & implement a 7-year outreach initiative to engage an ethnically diverse community in conserving a 10-acre habitat on the east side of Austin which engaged local youth in outdoor education. Nancy was recognized for Inn

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning

Board of directors
as of 02/13/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board co-chair

Mark Bevelhimer

Retired


Board co-chair

Michele Thornton

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Margaret Cumberland

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Jimmy Groton

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Larry Pounds

Retired

Carol Grametbauer

Retired

Michelle Campanis

UT Arboretum

Hans Christen

National Lab

Joel Freund

HHM CPA's

Kirk Eddlemon

Whitewater kayaking instructor

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 ? No
  • 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 2/13/2024

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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
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/13/2024

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • 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 have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.