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A Radical Guide

Follow Ideas, Not People

Mi-Wuk Village, CA   |  https://www.radical-guide.com/

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A Radical Guide

EIN: 99-2242457


Mission

To uncover, preserve, share, and celebrate the rich histories and ongoing efforts of anarchist, anti-authoritarian, and radical movements worldwide. A Radical Guide is a comprehensive educational hub connecting people to the legacy, modern landscape, and future of grassroots liberation movements, providing resources, fostering dialogue, and supporting related initiatives.

Ruling year info

2024

CEO

Jason Bayless

Main address

PO Box 1025

Mi-Wuk Village, CA 95346 USA

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EIN

99-2242457

Subject area info

History

Philosophy

Web-based media

Civic participation

Individual liberties

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Population served info

LGBTQ people

Indigenous peoples

Multiracial people

Immigrants and migrants

Economically disadvantaged people

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NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

A Radical Guide (ARG) tackles systemic inequality, social injustice, and the erosion of democratic spaces worldwide. These issues impact marginalized groups, including workers, minorities, the LGBTQ+ community, and women, who face economic exploitation, discrimination, and environmental degradation. Rooted in historical and contemporary oppression systems like colonialism, capitalism, and patriarchy, ARG fosters an informed, engaged community to challenge these injustices. Through education, resource sharing, and direct action, ARG empowers individuals and communities to dismantle oppressive systems and build equitable, just societies. By enhancing educational initiatives, strengthening resource networks, and innovating fundraising, ARG amplifies diverse voices advocating for liberation and societal transformation.

Our programs

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

Mutual Aid Programs

The Mutual Aid Program at A Radical Guide (ARG) embodies our commitment to fostering resilience and solidarity within vulnerable communities.

This program includes two key components: Mutual Aid Donations (General Fund) and Project and Campaign Support.

Mutual Aid Donations (General Fund):

+ A collective resource pool addressing immediate needs and emergencies faced by vulnerable communities.
+ Directly supports individuals and communities in crisis, promoting resilience and solidarity.

Project and Campaign Support:

+ Financial support for radical groups and collectives, funding innovative projects and campaigns.
+ Showcases diverse efforts to promote social justice, mutual aid, and systemic change.

Population(s) Served

Educational Programs

The Educational Programs at A Radical Guide (ARG) are at the core of our mission to empower communities through knowledge and practical skills. These programs consist of two primary components: Workshops and Seminars, and the Interactive Online Repository.

Workshops and Seminars:

+ Global virtual workshops and seminars focused on practical activism, mutual aid, and community organizing.
+ Events are designed to enhance skills, knowledge, and networks among activists worldwide.

Interactive Online Repository:

+ A comprehensive collection of resources on anarchist and radical history, including multimedia educational materials such as maps, podcasts, and PDFs.
+ Provides easy access to educational content for a global audience, fostering a deeper understanding of radical movements.

Population(s) Served

Community Engagement

The Community Engagement efforts at A Radical Guide (ARG) are dedicated to building a globally connected network of activists and fostering inclusive participation. These efforts include strengthening connections among radical activists and groups worldwide, facilitating collaboration, and resource sharing.

Global Network Building:

+ Strengthens connections among radical activists and groups worldwide, facilitating collaboration and resource sharing.
+ Promotes inclusivity by providing platforms for marginalized voices to share their perspectives and experiences.

Publications:

+ Produces and disseminates publications like "Liberation -- Principles and Practices for Social Transformation," offering in-depth insights into radical principles and practices.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

A Radical Guide (ARG) aims to accomplish the creation of a just and equitable world by empowering communities through education, resource sharing, and direct action. Our goals include:

Enhancing Educational Initiatives: Expanding programs to educate the community on mutual aid principles and practices.

Strengthening Resource Networks: Building and fortifying networks for effective resource sharing among activists and grassroots organizations.

Innovating Fundraising: Developing new methods to support grassroots projects and initiatives.

ARG envisions a globally connected network of activists and radicals, fostering an informed, engaged, and empowered community dedicated to enacting social transformation. By amplifying diverse voices advocating for equality, justice, and liberation, ARG aims to drive meaningful, lasting societal change. Through our efforts, we seek to dismantle oppressive systems and create societies where participatory democracy and sustainable practices thrive.

A Radical Guide (ARG) has developed comprehensive strategies to contribute to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of 'Reduced Inequalities' and 'Climate Action':

Reduced Inequalities

Educational Initiatives:
Expand Programs: ARG aims to expand educational programs focused on mutual aid, social justice, and grassroots activism, providing communities with the knowledge and tools to challenge systemic oppression.

Workshops and Seminars: Hosting global virtual workshops and seminars to disseminate practical knowledge on activism, mutual aid, and community organizing, fostering a well-informed and empowered community.

Strengthening Resource Networks:
Build and Fortify Networks: Developing and strengthening networks for effective resource sharing among activists and grassroots organizations, ensuring marginalized communities have access to the necessary resources.

Mutual Aid Program: Establishing a Mutual Aid program to provide financial support to grassroots projects that promote social justice and equality, directly addressing economic disparities.

Inclusive Community Engagement:
Amplify Marginalized Voices: Creating platforms and opportunities for marginalized groups to share their stories and perspectives, ensuring their voices are heard and valued in the fight for social justice.

Collaboration and Partnerships: Fostering collaborations with other organizations and movements working towards reducing inequalities, creating a unified and stronger front against systemic oppression.
Climate Action

Educational Outreach:
Climate Education: Integrating climate education into our programs, highlighting the connections between environmental degradation and social justice issues, and promoting sustainable practices.

Awareness Campaigns: Conducting awareness campaigns to educate communities about the impact of climate change and the importance of collective action in combating it.

Direct Action and Advocacy:
Climate Advocacy: Engaging in advocacy efforts to influence policies and practices at local, national, and global levels, promoting climate justice and the protection of vulnerable communities from the impacts of climate change.

Community Resilience: Supporting initiatives that build community resilience to climate change, such as local food production, sustainable housing, and disaster preparedness programs.
Integration of Goals

Holistic Approach: Recognizing the interconnectedness of social justice and environmental issues and adopting a holistic approach to addressing both. This involves integrating climate action into our social justice work and ensuring that our efforts to reduce inequalities contribute to sustainable environmental practices.

Empowerment through Education: Empowering individuals and communities with the knowledge and skills needed to take action on both social and environmental fronts, fostering a culture of activism that simultaneously addresses multiple dimensions of injustice.

How we listen

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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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, 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 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 demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), 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, 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, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

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

Documents
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CEO

Jason Bayless

Jason Bayless is a prominent social justice activist who has dedicated over two decades to promoting animal rights, advocating for farmworker families, and fighting for a more just and equitable society. He co-created PETA2, PETA's youth division, and served as President of the Board for the Center for Farmworker Families. As a National Board member for Move to Amend and a member of the Democracy Unlimited Board, he campaigns to end corporate personhood and promote democratic principles. In 2018, Bayless founded A Radical Guide, a platform highlighting radical history and fostering community-building initiatives. His leadership has built an extensive network of activists, enhancing resource sharing and inspiring collective action for social transformation. Bayless’s deep commitment to social justice has earned him widespread respect in the activist community.

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Board of directors
as of 06/02/2024
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Board co-chair

Jason Bayless

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Board co-chair

Shi Woo Ji

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Victoria Anibarro

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Thomas Barnett

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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 ? 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 6/2/2024

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
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/01/2024

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 review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.