Change A Mind, Change A Life
The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
Monte Pollard is a dynamic and accomplished individual who has made a significant impact in the field of reentry services and violence prevention. As the Executive Director of Changing Perceptions, he leads his team with passion and dedication toward creating a better future for returning citizens. Monte's experience in program management and outreach has equipped him with a deep understanding of the challenges faced by those seeking to reintegrate into society. His commitment to second-chance hiring is a testament to his belief in the power of redemption and the value of every individual. Monte's diverse educational background, which includes a pending bachelor's degree in business, a culinary degree, certificates in business and entrepreneurship, and nonprofit management, showcases his versatility and adaptability. He is a true leader who strives for excellence, and passionate about his work, and is driven by a desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others.
Number of employees
Source: IRS Form 990
Changing PerceptionsOfficers, directors, trustees, and key employees
SOURCE: IRS Form 990
There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.
Changing PerceptionsBoard of directors
as of 07/15/2023
Board of directors data
Term: 2022 - 2025
Board leadership practices
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Board orientation and educationDoes 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 oversightHas the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
Ethics and transparencyHave the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
Board compositionDoes the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
Board performanceHas the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes
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
Equity strategiesLast updated: 07/13/2023
- We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
- 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 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.