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Nerdy Girl Success, Inc

Changing the landscape of leadership

Richmond, TX   |  NerdyGirlSuccess.com

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Nerdy Girl Success, Inc

EIN: 83-1702193


Mission

Nerdy Girl Success’ mission is to change the leadership landscape by giving young women the support and preparation today that they need to become bold decision makers of tomorrow.

Ruling year info

2018

Executive Director & Founder

Christina Meade

Main address

704 Newton Dr

Richmond, TX 77469 USA

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EIN

83-1702193

Subject area info

Youth services

Population served info

Adolescents

Women and girls

Girls

NTEE code info

Girls Clubs (O22)

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

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The problem or issue that we address is related to the number of women that are in leadership positions in across all industries in business and all levels in government.

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?

Nerdy Girl Success Club

These clubs occur on high school campuses with the assistance of a teacher sponsor.
Club activities include:

- Learning the networking skills necessary to career connections and career advancements.
- Resume and interviewing skills.
- Opportunities to connect with women in leadership positions in all industries.
- Hands-on experience with running a business.
- Opportunities to give back to their communities.
- Building their resources for being successful in school and beyond.

These activities are happening online now with the current Covid-19 situation.

The purpose of our programs is to help girls understand the power and importance of their voice and how to use it to affect the change they wish to see in their own lives as well as that of their communities.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Proceeds will go to fund the Career and Leadership Summit events Nerdy Girl Success does for high school girls. These events are free for them to attend. The girls meet women who are leading in careers across all industries as well as attend workshops that prepare them for life, career and college.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adolescents

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 rallies/events/conferences/lectures held to further mission

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Young adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of youth programs offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Young adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Hours of programing delivered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Young adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of first-time donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Young adults

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Young adults

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of new programs/program sites

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Young adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Hours of volunteer service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Young adults

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

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.

Our ultimate goal is changing the landscape of leadership. Much like Ruth Bader Ginsburg's response to how many women are enough on the Supreme Court "when there are nine". We respond when the leadership positions are filled with women. At least realistically, 50%+ of the positions are filled by women and women of color.

An intermediate goal for our organization is that the high school girls and young women that go through our programs will not only strive for and apply for but also achieve placement into school and career leadership positions.

Part of our strategies focus on career exploration with the women who are in leadership positions in their given fields. "If I see her I can be her" philosophy. The women are asked to not only teach the girls the knowledge necessary for various careers but also their strategies for success.

The other part of our strategy focus in on teach the girls the soft skills for long-term career success. These skills include networking, negotiation skills, how to determine company culture, how to find a mentor and sponsor and why those things are necessary for climbing the career ladder.

We have the ability to accomplish these goals through our high school clubs, Career and Leadership Summits, online membership providing resources, and programming offered. We have a very large volunteer base that provides the skills instruction. Through our online platforms, we are able to provide this programming to high school girls across the country as well as internationally.

In 2022, we served just under 400 young women. This is more than we have served in the previous 3 years combined! We also expanded our in person programming to San Francisco and Chicago as well as increasing our footprint in the Houston area. At the end of 2022, we launched our job shadow program and have set ourselves up to include internships with the organization for 2023.

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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • 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 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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

Nerdy Girl Success, Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
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Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Nerdy Girl Success, Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Nerdy Girl Success, 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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Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director & Founder

Christina Meade

A self-described nerd girl, Christina used her expertise in education, business experience and passion for women’s issues to launch the organization whose mission is to educate and encourage teen girls in the pursuit of business and political leadership positions. Her programs help teen girls understand the power and importance of their voice and how to use it to affect change within their communities.

Nerdy Girl Success, Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Nerdy Girl Success, Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/12/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Tracie Parent

Kahler Slater

Term: 2022 - 2024

Christina Meade

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Miara Shaw

Miara Maven

Anh Nguyen

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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? Yes
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/4/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/22/2020

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 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.