HOBY Tennessee Subordinate

Empower. Lead. Excel.

Nashville, TN   |
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HOBY Tennessee

EIN: 77-0626361  Subordinate info


To inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation.

Ruling year info


Corporate Board President

Blake Parker

Main address

PO Box 68533

Nashville, TN 37206 USA

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Subject area info

Youth services

Youth peer mentoring

Youth organizing

Civics for youth

Community service for youth

Population served info


Children and youth

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

HOBY TN looks to help better the communities of Tennessee that suffer from the lack of youth activism and engagement.

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?

State Seminar

Every May, HOBY Tennessee hosts a state seminar with high school sophomores from around Tennessee are invited. Each school in TN is allowed up to 4 students to represent their school.

Through this annual seminar, the ambassadors, our term for students attending the seminar, go through the phases of the Social Change Model (Personal, Group, and Service Leadership) through speakers, panels, small group discussion and activities. At the end of the seminar ambassadors are then charged to complete at least 100 service hours in their community within the year after their seminar.

We work with about 100 sophomores as ambassadors, 20 alumni of the program, and 15 adults as directors or small group leaders. HOBY TN is 100% volunteer-based.

Population(s) Served

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.

Number of conference attendees

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


Related Program

State Seminar

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Context Notes

The dip is mostly caused by COVID, as we continue to work back our numbers up. This number is the quantity of ambassadors that attended the annual seminar (not just registered or even paid).

Hours of volunteer service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

State Seminar

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Context Notes

This is the cumulative number of service hours logged by our alumni from that respective seminar year in our Leadership4Service Logging System.

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.

Our goal is to be able to reach every county in TN by inviting ambassadors from each county to our seminar. This will allow us to train future leaders to go back to their community and make a difference through servant leadership, thus increasing youth activism.

Our main strategy is through our annual seminar. By recruiting speakers from a diverse background, education, socio-economic statuses, and various demographics, this will allow the seminar attendees learn how to think on their own and see the problems in their community that THEY want to address.

We host an annual seminar roughly in the geographic middle of the state. The seminar lasts for 2.5 days, but the staff of volunteers work the remaining 362.5 days of the year recruiting and planning for the seminar. This event can only exist due to the corporate board of volunteers, the directors on the seminar planning committee, and all other volunteers that due this year-round work in order to strive to meet our goals through our once a year program.

Even through COVID, we have hosted a seminar every year since our founding. Since 2007, we have had 1,378 ambassadors participate in our annual seminar, while 371 of those alumni have recorded 44,108 hours through our Leadership4Service tracking system.

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 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 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 act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve


HOBY Tennessee

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

HOBY Tennessee

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Contributions, Grants, Gifts $1,948
Program Services $8,395
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $10,544
Program Services $11,690
Administration $196
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $12,811

HOBY Tennessee

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total Assets $17,039
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $14,574


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

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

Corporate Board President

Blake Parker

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

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

HOBY Tennessee

Board of directors
as of 09/09/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Blake Parker

Beth Davis

Aaron Hawkins

Nathan Hendrix

Kate Howard

Shelly Mosley

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? 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 8/29/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity


Sexual orientation

No data


No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/29/2023

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

  • 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 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 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.