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Chess in Education - US LLC

Connecting Chess to the Classroom

aka Chess in Education - US   |   Hendersonville, NC   |  https://chessineducation.us
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Chess in Education - US LLC

EIN: 90-1141646


Mission

Chess changes lives. Our mission is to advance the potential of chess in education in the United States. Working with leaders in the international Chess in Education (CIE) movement, we bring CIE best practices to educators in a way that aligns with their education goals and standards. As a result, we help teachers use chess as an educational tool to help students develop the skills needed for success in and beyond the classroom. We are: - Adapting successful international CIE models for the decentralized US education community. - Developing a network of educational service providers to deliver CIE certification programs and to develop cost-effective CIE programs. - Working with international partners to foster a worldwide Chess in Education community.

Ruling year info

2019

Managing Director

Neil Dietsch

National Chess Education Consultant

Jerry Nash

Main address

23 Hosta Ln

Hendersonville, NC 28739 USA

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Formerly known as

Chess in Schools LLC

EIN

90-1141646

Subject area info

Education

Youth development

Population served info

Children and youth

Academics

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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Our programs

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

Chess in Education Initiative

An alliance of chess-training organizations has joined forces to launch the Chess in Education Initiative in the United States. The group, calling itself the CIE Coalition, was formed in response to the rapidly growing adoption of new Chess in Education (CIE) programs and methods by school systems around the world.

The Initiative seeks to build awareness (with a particular focus on the US) of advances in the chess training tools and education-focused best practices that persuaded educators across Europe to bring chess into their classrooms.

The CIE Coalition seeks engagement with local education and chess training service providers looking to expand their extracurricular chess training programs into the classroom by engaging with educators through the use of education-centric training programs.

More information is available on the chessineducation.org website.

Population(s) Served
Academics
Children and youth

Chess in Education - US provides professional development offerings for educators and chess coaches who want to learn the methods of Chess in Education (CIE) to offer chess programs for students that align with educational goals. Our array of courses includes:

1. Introduction to Chess in Education
2. Chess in the Classroom – Level 1 Certified Teacher Training
3. Chess in the Classroom – Level 2 Certified Teacher Training

The Certified Teacher Training (Levels I and 2) targets teachers seeking to integrate chess into the classroom. Participants are engaged in a hands-on experience designed to introduce the game of chess and demonstrate deliberate classroom connections.

Population(s) Served
Academics
Children and youth

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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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 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

Chess in Education - US LLC
Fiscal year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

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 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Average of 18.24 over 3 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Average of 1.7 over 3 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Average of 3% over 3 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Chess in Education - US LLC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Profitability info 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $0
As % of expenses 0.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $0
As % of expenses 0.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $211,033
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0%
Program services revenue 97.5%
Membership dues 0.0%
Investment income 0.0%
Government grants 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 2.5%
Other revenue 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $187,326
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0%
Personnel 42.3%
Professional fees 13.8%
Occupancy 1.0%
Interest 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0%
All other expenses 42.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $187,326
One month of savings $15,611
Debt principal payment $0
Fixed asset additions $0
Total full costs (estimated) $202,937

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2022
Months of cash 5.2
Months of cash and investments 5.2
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.0
Balance sheet composition info 2022
Cash $81,433
Investments $0
Receivables $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 1.8%
Unrestricted net assets $0
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A
Total restricted net assets $79,945
Total net assets $79,945

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2022
Material data errors No

Operations

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Managing Director

Neil Dietsch

Following his graduation from the University of Michigan’s MBA program, Neil Dietsch's professional career included information technology consulting, management, and senior project management positions in dozens of Fortune 500 companies. He found time to indulge his youthful love of chess with opportunities to teach the game to children. It wasn’t long before he was spotting opportunities to apply his business and technical expertise in the education and non-profit realm. He served as president of the Alabama Chess Federation from 2010 to 2019. He founded Chess in Schools in 2016, renamed Chess in Education - US in 2023. His goal is to sustain this unique organization in a way that reflects the passion, values, and hopes of the many educators who share its mission.

National Chess Education Consultant

Jerry Nash

In his own background as a teacher, college minister, and office administrator, chess provided the critical thinking skills he needed to succeed. Having observed the effect of poor decision-making among university students for almost 20 years, he concluded that students needed to develop better critical thinking skills at an early age. When he started coaching chess with 4th and 5th graders in southwest Louisiana, he saw the immediate improvement in those skills among students. Mr. Nash finds great fulfillment in helping teachers find ways to use chess as an educational tool in order to develop academic and 21st century skills. Mr. Nash is a leader in the international Chess in Education movement. He was appointed Commissioner of FIDE (International Chess Federation) Education Commission in 2022.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Chess in Education - US LLC

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
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Board chair

Neil Dietsch

Chess in Education - US

Term: 2019 -

Neil Dietsch

Chess in Education - US

Jerry Nash

Chess in Education - US

Brad Conaway

University of Mississippi

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? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • 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 11/14/2022

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Leadership

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