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The Donovan's Venom

Music, Love, & Light

Lithonia, GA   |  https://www.thedonovan.org/
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The Donovan's Venom

EIN: 27-3996051


Mission

The Donovan’s Venom, INC. 501(c)(3) exercises: artistic, comedic, and musical channels to bring soothing to children hospitals, hospices, shelters for the homeless, nursing homes, and various other entities full of people in need of assuagement. We strive to make fine art readily available to those who wish to experience it, even when unable to do so financially. The Donovan’s Venom, INC. 501(c)(3) has partnered with The Donovan’s Piano Room to host -while providing scholarships for- weekly online lessons to students who wish to learn music, music theory, sight-reading, and musical technique, even when they can’t afford to do so. The Donovan’s Venom, INC. 501(c)(3) produces benefit concerts, shows, and performances. All community members, who can and cannot afford services are served!

Ruling year info

2020

Founder & C.E.O

Lord The Donovan R Vernon

Main address

6477 Alford Way

Lithonia, GA 30058 USA

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Formerly known as

The Donovan

EIN

27-3996051

Subject area info

Arts and culture

Youth organizing

Population served info

Seniors

Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

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.

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our organization is committed to addressing the issue of limited access to music education and opportunities among underserved and impoverished populations. We firmly believe that music education offers a range of benefits, such as enhanced cognitive development, increased creativity, and improved social skills. Our aim is to provide access to music education and opportunities to empower individuals and communities to achieve their full potential and enjoy greater success in all areas of life. In addition we participate actively in commuinty service, toy give aways and food give aways.

Our programs

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

Free Music Lessons

Our fall semester of music lessons starts on August 31. We will be providing completely FREE "Virtual" music lessons for students, Youth, and Senior citizens, who fall below the poverty line.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Seniors

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 students who demonstrate improved overall literacy

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

Free Music Lessons

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number children performing average or above average academically

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

Free Music Lessons

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

students generally score "25%" on their benchmark exams... after our programing the average grade is 97.5

Hours of expertise provided

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

mission:

The Donovan's Venom, INC. Is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (27-3996051) dedicated to bringing music, art, and entertainment to those who need it the most.
Purpose:

The purpose of The Donovan's Venom, INC. 501(c)(3) is to make music education accessible to all Dekalb County residents. We aim to provide an inclusive and supportive learning environment that empowers individuals of all ages and backgrounds to explore and develop their musical talents. Through our programs and services, we strive to foster a lifelong appreciation for music and the arts while promoting creativity, self-expression, and personal growth. In addition to our music education programs, we are committed to improving the overall community, promoting happiness and well-being, and encouraging health and wellness. We believe that by getting members of the community active and keeping people occupied and busy, we can increase public safety and provide a safer, healthier environment. We are proud to be a part of this important work and look forward to making a positive impact in the lives of those we serve.

WHO WE SERVICE:

The Donovan's Venom 501c3 is dedicated to providing access to music education and performance opportunities to youth 18 and under while offering additional special programming for senior citizens. We prioritize impoverished families who are displaced, below the socioeconomic standard, and destitute families. Our programs are designed to be inclusive and welcoming to everyone, regardless of their prior experience with music or their financial status. We believe that music has the power to bring people together and inspire creativity, and we are committed to making this experience accessible to as many people as possible. We have worked with students from all over the world, and our programs have helped to inspire a lifelong love of music in countless individuals. We are proud of the work we do, and we are always looking for ways to expand our reach and impact. It's important to acknowledge that poverty is a complex issue that affects people in different ways. As an organization, we are committed to providing support and resources to those who need it most without making assumptions about their experiences or circumstances.

We believe that everyone deserves access to music education and performance opportunities, regardless of their background or socioeconomic status. We aim to provide an inclusive and supportive learning environment that empowers individuals of all ages and backgrounds to explore and develop their musical talents. Through our programs and services, we strive to foster a lifelong appreciation for music and the arts while promoting creativity, self-expression, and personal growth. In addition to our music education programs, we are committed to improving the overall community, promoting happiness and well-being, and encouraging health and wellness. We believe that by getting members of the community active.

As an organization, we have a clear mission and set of objectives that guide our work. We evaluate our success by measuring how well we've met our goals and how much of an impact we've made in our community. For example, we track the number of families that we've helped through our annual toy giveaway, the number of students who have received scholarships for music lessons, and the number of people who attend our benefit concerts and performances. We also collect feedback from the families and students we serve to ensure that our programs are meeting their needs and making a positive impact in their lives. By tracking our progress and evaluating our success, we can continue to improve and grow our programs to better serve our community.

Year 1:
- Promote the company's mission statement with the public.
- Establish staffing, facilities, and technology needs.
- Develop and launch the company's product line to dekalb county.
- Establish an online presence through social media and an e-commerce platform.
- Attend local events and markets to promote the company's products.

Year 2:
- Expand the company's product line to include additional styles and materials.
- Build relationships with local retailers to sell the company's products in their stores.
- Increase the company's online presence through targeted marketing campaigns.
- Hire additional staff to support the company's growth.

Year 3:
- Maximize our Launch with new updpated enhanced product lines, based on market,historical, and kip research..
- Expand the company's operations to new markets, potentially through partnerships.
- Evaluate the company's operations and products to ensure they align with the mission statement and are effective in achieving the company's goals.
- Make improvements as needed to optimize the company's success.

We are commited to the success of The Donovan’s Venom 501c3 and have planned accordingly now and in the future.

Targeted Outcome
We are excited to embark on a 3 year plan to enhance the community through music education, performing opportunities, and community giving. Our goal is to provide a platform for individuals to express themselves through music and the arts while also giving back to the community. We believe that music and the arts have the power to transform lives and bring people together. We look forward to working with the community to make this vision a reality.
Through our 3 year plan, we expect to see an increase in music education and performing opportunities in the community, as well as more opportunities for community giving. We hope to provide a space where individuals can come together and express themselves through music and the arts. We believe that this will lead to a more vibrant and connected community. We are excited to see the positive impact that our efforts will have on the community and look forward to providing an enriching experience for all involved. We plan to address all the needs of public safety, community engagement

Our organization has a team of experienced music educators, as well as partnerships with local music schools and organizations. We offer a variety of music education programs, including instrument lessons, choir, and music theory classes. Additionally, we provide access to musical instruments and equipment for those who may not have the means to purchase them on their own. Through these efforts, we are able to provide a comprehensive approach to music education and opportunities that can help individuals and communities thrive. Our organization is committed to addressing the issue of limited access to music education and opportunities among underserved and impoverished populations. We firmly believe that music education offers a range of benefits, such as enhanced cognitive development, increased creativity, and improved social skills. Our aim is to provide access to music education and opportunities to empower individuals and communities to achieve their full potential and enjoy greater success in all areas of life.

THE DONOVANS PIANO ROOM: In a class of middle school students, The Donovan's Venom 501c3 hosted a 30-day boot camp, administered by The Donovan's Piano Room. An initial preliminary assessment was given. the results: Only one student showed exemplary sight-reading and music theory knowledge, with a near-perfect score of 19 out of 20 questions answered correctly. The next highest grade was 70%, followed by 60%. The class average was 25%, with only 4.9 correct answers out of 20 questions. The lowest grade was 10%, with only 2 out of 20 questions answered correctly.

The initial benchmark test was given on August 23, 2022. The data was compiled from 22 students. After 30 days the results were astounding. The final test was administered on November 2, 2022. Despite having only five 30-minute sessions and not all students having personal copies of The Donovan's Piano Room books, the class average improved to 97.5%. The class retained 23.4 correct answers out of 24, with exceptional students receiving as high as 105%. While all students received primary instruction via The Donovan's Piano Room, not all students had personal copies of their books. Students with a book received at least 80%. Only one student without a book received a C, 76%, with 19 questions answered correctly out of 25. This data is substantial compared to their first test results of only three correct questions out of 20.
The Donovan's Piano Room has proven to improve students' sight-reading, scales, musical vocabulary, rhythm, and music theory knowledge.

TOY GIVE AWAY: As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, The Donovan's Venom is proud to report that our annual toy giveaway serviced 203 families last year. The number of families serviced is a crucial KPI (Key Performance Indicator) that helps us measure the reach and impact of the toy giveaway on the community. Our goal is to spread joy and cheer during the holiday season by providing toys to families in need. The KPI of 203 families serviced is a testament to the success of the toy giveaway and the generosity of our donors. We believe that every child deserves a happy holiday season, and we will continue to work hard to make that a reality for as many families as possible.

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Founder & C.E.O

Lord The Donovan R Vernon

The Donovan is a humble, dedicated, and ambitious servant of the arts. Being musically inclined at a very young age, The Donovan has always been fascinated with performing and displaying creativity. The Donovan is hardly your stereotypical, classical, musician. With an avant-garde style and an appreciation for all musical genres no- one, traditional definition is sufficient and or accurate enough to describe this idiosyncratic artist. As a dedicated soul to the performing arts, The Donovan founded the nonprofit organization, “The Donovan’s Venom,” to take music, art, and entertainment to those who truly need it the most. hoping to heal and help those in need.

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The Donovan's Venom

Board of directors
as of 07/11/2023
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Board chair

lord The Donovan Vernon

The Donovan's Venom, INC. 501(c)(3) & The Donovan's Piano Room

Term: 2020 - 2050

The Donovan R Vernon

The Donovan's Venom

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/15/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Non-binary, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

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