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AORN Foundation

Supporting Nurses That Make Surgery Safe

aka AORN Foundation   |   Denver, CO   |  https://www.aorn.org/foundation
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AORN Foundation

EIN: 84-1193583


Mission

The mission of the AORN Foundation is to empower perioperative nurses in advancing patient and workplace safety through education and research.

Ruling year info

1992

Executive Director/CEO

Linda Groah, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, FAAN

AORN Foundation Director

Colette Palmer

Main address

2170 S Parker Rd Suite 400

Denver, CO 80231 USA

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EIN

84-1193583

Subject area info

Health

Nursing care

Medical specialties

Population served info

Adults

NTEE code info

Professional Societies & Associations (E03)

Medical Disciplines (G90)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

1. Enhance funding for perioperative education and research 2. Broaden the foundation's visibility as a recognized leader in funding 3. Ensure organizational sustainability to meet current and future needs of the foundation (relationships)

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?

Educational Programs

The AORN Foundation provides perioperative professionals educational programs like the Nurse Executive Leadership Program and clinical workshops. The AORN Foundation also supports individuals by providing funding for grants and scholarships to further their careers.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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 academic scholarships awarded

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Totals By Year
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Educational Programs

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of training events conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Educational Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Educational Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

To Enhance funding for perioperative education and research.

1. Foster professional advancement of perioperative nursing by providing support for perioperative education
2. Increase resources available to support evidence based research
3. Expand funding to increase the perioperative workforce
4. Enhance communications to foster increased engagement
5. Cultivate awareness for, and commitment from the next generation of donors
6. Practice responsible stewardship
7. Secure 7.0% of AORN paid members as donors
8. Execute a minimum of 12 annual giving campaigns
9. Develop strategic partnerships and collaborative relationships that advance the profession
10. Technology - implement new AMS system and SaleForce to maximize donor engagement
11. Establish strong collaboration and partnerships with medical device and pharmaceuticals companies in alignment with AORN's Strategic Plan

Strong support from the AORN Association, motivated Foundation Director, and supportive staff and Board of Trustees.

Using an outside consultant to review what we do and make suggestions for improvement.

1. Acquired new corporate sponsors for preoperative education programs.
2. Continued to work with CCI to support grants for CNOR, CSSM, and CNAMB certification grants.
3. Use the Qgiv donation platform to offer sustaining donors an easier way to give monthly.
4. Looking for new and innovative ways to ask for donor support.
5. Staying in front of donors with thank you notes and calls from Board of Trustees members.
6. Continue to secure unrestricted funds through the Benefactors' Society.
7. Use the annual AORN Global Surgical Conference and Expo to make a large audience aware of who we are and who we support.

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 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 collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 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

AORN Foundation
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 Approved Audit Report 2021
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

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 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

6.95

Average of 4.54 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

4.9

Average of 5 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

12%

Average of 13% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

AORN Foundation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of AORN Foundation’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$50,986 $330,781 $253,101 $162,646 -$66,744
As % of expenses -2.0% 17.6% 10.7% 9.7% -2.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$50,986 $330,781 $253,101 $162,646 -$66,744
As % of expenses -2.0% 17.6% 10.7% 9.7% -2.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $2,551,628 $2,443,627 $2,578,993 $1,842,892 $3,013,655
Total revenue, % change over prior year 52.2% -4.2% 5.5% -28.5% 63.5%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 6.1% 5.9% 6.1% 10.8% 4.1%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 94.1% 94.7% 88.6% 89.0% 95.9%
Other revenue -0.2% -0.6% 5.3% 0.2% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $2,604,738 $1,876,589 $2,369,149 $1,668,983 $2,477,627
Total expenses, % change over prior year 44.7% -28.0% 26.2% -29.6% 48.5%
Personnel 13.3% 17.1% 12.2% 19.4% 14.2%
Professional fees 1.4% 2.1% 1.7% 1.4% 1.2%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 27.9% 29.7% 14.7% 19.6% 30.9%
All other expenses 57.4% 51.1% 71.4% 59.6% 53.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $2,604,738 $1,876,589 $2,369,149 $1,668,983 $2,477,627
One month of savings $217,062 $156,382 $197,429 $139,082 $206,469
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $2,821,800 $2,032,971 $2,566,578 $1,808,065 $2,684,096

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.5 9.7 5.7 7.5 4.9
Months of cash and investments 18.5 34.1 27.0 41.7 26.3
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 5.9 10.3 9.4 14.6 9.5
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $551,850 $1,515,276 $1,118,219 $1,044,502 $1,019,898
Investments $3,460,187 $3,814,194 $4,203,568 $4,755,263 $4,400,648
Receivables $953,050 $631,001 $1,236,275 $224,045 $420,900
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $20,253 $20,253 $20,253 $20,253 $20,253
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 20.3% 21.1% 28.6% 19.1% 13.3%
Unrestricted net assets $1,279,325 $1,610,106 $1,863,207 $2,025,853 $1,959,109
Temporarily restricted net assets $2,714,591 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $2,714,591 $3,127,284 $2,824,970 $2,981,177 $3,113,046
Total net assets $3,993,916 $4,737,390 $4,688,177 $5,007,030 $5,072,155

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director/CEO

Linda Groah, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, FAAN

A veteran perioperative nursing executive, Linda has devoted her career to perioperative nursing practice, education, and executive management. Her previous professional positions include international healthcare consultation, Chief Operating Officer/Nurse Executive of Kaiser Foundation Hospital, San Francisco, and Assistant Director of Hospitals and Clinics OR-PACU and Surgery Center at the University of California San Francisco. Awarded AORN's Award for Excellence in Perioperative Nursing in 1989, Linda was inducted in 2000 as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. In 2005, she received Nursing Spectrum magazine's California and US Nursing Excellence Award for Leadership. In 2011 Linda was named by Becker's as one of the top 10 Leaders in the Area of Clinical Quality and in 2013, 2015 and 2018 was identified by Becker's as one of 50 experts leading the field of patient safety.

AORN Foundation Director

Colette Palmer

As an established corporate and non-profit executive in the health care environment, Colette has committed her management career of 20+ years to growing individuals, teams and businesses to their highest potential. Her previous professional positions include Vice President of Technology and Client Services for Xerox Healthcare Provider Services, Manager of the AORN Center for Nursing Leadership, and Director of Development for multiple non-profits. A focus on lifelong learning has provided her with the opportunities to complete her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Regis University, serve as an alumni of the founding class for the Institute for Leaders in Development at the University of Denver, and hold the position of Certified Professional Coach for business through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

AORN Foundation

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 01/24/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Martha Stratton, MSN, MHSA, RN, CNOR(e), CSSM(e)

Interim Surgical Services

Term: 2024 - 2026

Larry Asplin, BSN, MSN, CSSM,CNOR

CentraCare Health: St. Cloud

Linda Groah, MSN RN CNOR NEA-BC FAAN

AORN

Charlotte Guglielmi, MA, BSN, RN, CNOR, FAORN

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Dan Voecks

Independant Consultant

Tracy Black

3M Medical Solutions

Bryan Burrs

Johnson & Johnson

Stephanie Davis, MSHA, RN, CNOR, CSSM

Anne Fairchild, MS,BSN,RN, CNOR, CSSM(e)

Vanguard Enterprises, LLC

Brandon Jominy

Stryker Surgical Technologies

Martha Stratton, MSN, MHSA, RN, CNOR(e), CSSM(e)

Health Trust Workforce Solutions

Lauryl Boyum

Medtronic

Donald Brandt

Intuitive Surgical

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/24/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data