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Cellobello Inc

The Ultimate Cello Resource

Boston, MA   |  http://cellobello.org
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Cellobello Inc

EIN: 82-3653547


Mission

Nurture and strengthen the individual cellist and a global cello community through free online instruction and advice from renowned cellists and teachers.

Ruling year info

2018

Executive Director

Robert Rund

Founder, Artistic Director and Board President

Paul Katz

Main address

PO Box 230621

Boston, MA 02123 USA

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EIN

82-3653547

Subject area info

Music

Education

Population served info

Age groups

Ethnic and racial groups

NTEE code info

Music (A68)

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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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

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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?

CelloKids

Basic music theory is crucial to developing the young musician, and is most easily absorbed when introduced early through games and activities. As it is often difficult if not impossible to access outside of the conservatory and university environment, CelloBello delivers that supplemental education online through hour-long classes that teach music theory through the lens of the cello.

Classes are available in both Spanish and English, as well as divided into beginner and intermediate levels (not age specific!).
Beginner: Up to 3 years of experience on the cello AND over age 6
Intermediate: 3-5 years of experience on the cello OR over age 10

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

TopNonprofit 2021

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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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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 get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

Cellobello Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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

21.66

Average of 4.33 over 5 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

8.6

Average of 4.8 over 5 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

14%

Average of 5% over 5 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Cellobello Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Cellobello Inc

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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Cellobello Inc

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Cellobello Inc’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 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $0 -$92,444
As % of expenses 0.0% -31.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $0 -$92,444
As % of expenses 0.0% -31.1%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $326,140 $215,522
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% -33.9%
Program services revenue 17.6% 20.8%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 82.4% 78.9%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.3%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $221,249 $297,445
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 34.4%
Personnel 42.2% 48.0%
Professional fees 45.6% 36.1%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 12.2% 15.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $221,249 $297,445
One month of savings $18,437 $24,787
Debt principal payment $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $239,686 $322,232

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2021 2022
Months of cash 15.6 8.6
Months of cash and investments 15.6 8.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.0 6.0
Balance sheet composition info 2021 2022
Cash $286,788 $212,555
Investments $0 $0
Receivables $468 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 4.6%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $147,720
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $55,020
Total net assets $0 $202,740

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2021 2022
Material data errors Yes No

Operations

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

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

Executive Director

Robert Rund

Seasoned nonprofit executive with over two decades of experience leading organizations through the development and implementation of optimized organizational structure, strategic planning, and resource development.

Founder, Artistic Director and Board President

Paul Katz

Paul Katz is known to concertgoers the world over as cellist of the Cleveland Quartet, which, during an international career of 26 years, made more than 2,500 appearances on four continents. As a member of this celebrated ensemble from 1969 to 1995, Katz performed at the White House and on many television shows, including "CBS Sunday Morning," NBC's "Today Show," "The Grammy Awards" (the first classical musicians to appear on that show), and in "In The Mainstream The Cleveland Quartet," a one-hour documentary televised across the U.S. and Canada. In 2011, declaring that "our art is passed from one generation to the next, not by books but by mentoring," Katz launched CelloBello, a website designed to connect cellists of all ages and performance levels. Among the site's resources are "Cello Lessons," consisting of footage filmed in Katz's studio with NEC students; "Legacy" videos from Katz's own mentors; and a blog coauthored by more than a dozen prominent cellists.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Cellobello Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Cellobello Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/21/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Paul Katz

Lorraine Idson

Paul Mattal

Astrid Schween

The Juilliard School

Natasha Brofsky

The Juilliard School

Brant Taylor

The Chicago Symphony

Pei-Shan Lee

New England Conservatory of Music

Kitty Rothschild

Jay Dweck

Sarah Forbes Orwig

American Bar Association

Jeffrey Zeigler

University of Miami

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? Not applicable
  • 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? 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 6/16/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native/Indigenous
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/16/2022

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

Data
  • 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 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 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 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 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.