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Agile World Incorporated

Creating free Agile entertainment and education resources for the public good

aka Agile World ®   |   Los Angeles, CA   |  https://agile-world.charity/
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Agile World Incorporated

EIN: 30-1280623


Mission

Provide free Agile materials for everyone and reduce the barriers to knowledge and education that otherwise exist for a large proportion of the world because of languages, finances or an individual’s physical location. Agile World is also committed to Practical Agile knowing that it can have a fundamental and positive impact on individuals, communities and businesses by aiding them in everyday life.

Notes from the nonprofit

Agile was started as a way to simplify working practices and remove bureaucracy, it has evolved to a new way of thinking, problem solving massive and complex issues and working in a transparent way to ensure risks and opportunities are actioned and acted upon daily. Agile World is part of the evolution of Agile towards an open access skill set and mindset effective for any age group, culture or language of human.

Ruling year info

2021

CEO

Sabrina Bruce

President

Karl Smith

Main address

5551 Hollywood Blvd # 1250

Los Angeles, CA 90028 USA

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EIN

30-1280623

Subject area info

Design

Spoken word

Philosophy

Education

Philanthropy

Population served info

Children and youth

Young adults

Older adults

Low-income people

Extremely poor people

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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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?

Agile World Broadcast Network

Agile World is Broadcast Network organisation based in Hollywood, California set up to make and distribute Agile media, entertainment and educational materials, it is an initiative of the nonprofit Agile World Incorporated.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Unemployed people
Self-employed people
Children and youth

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 Followers and Subscribers (all platforms)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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.

Agile World’s primary goal is to initiate and fund organisations that seek to deliver part or all of its vision.

Agile World’s secondary goal is to create a volunteer community to work in those organisations.

Our Vision is to provide free Agile materials for everyone and reduce the barriers to knowledge and education that otherwise exist for a large proportion of the world because of languages, finances or an individual’s physical location. Agile World is also committed to Practical Agile knowing that it can have a fundamental and positive impact on individuals, communities and businesses by aiding them in everyday life.

Agile World currently has nine initiatives at different levels of maturity;
1. Agile World Broadcast Network a nonprofit organisation to provide a gateway for the adoption of Agile by creating entertainment and educational media.
2. Agile World Communities initiative emerged with the goal of boosting collaboration between communities that contribute to society based on the principles of Agility (“being agile”).
3. Agile World Institute a nonprofit educational organisation with a focus on supporting Agile people to make an Agile World, one day at a time.
4. Agile World Publishing a nonprofit organisation is a combination of five different initiatives into one digital experience.
5. Family Agile a nonprofit organisation focused on support and training to assist families, in all aspects of living, adopting agile practices and mindsets to facilitate a better experience, awareness and engagement within the family home, with siblings and the elderly.
6. Work Agile a nonprofit organisation focused on practical enhancement to peoples ways of working considering the work ecosystem and interaction with others towards a more consistent understanding of the status and flow of work organisation wide.
7. Society Agile a nonprofit organisation focused on how Agile affects human expectations of behaviour, transparency and respect.
8. Be Agile is focused on practical Agile, and gaining a greater understanding of the aspects of Agile thinking, behaviour, interaction, mindset etc, it is evolving as humans evolve.
9. Think Agile a nonprofit organisation is a think tank organisation currently being set up to investigate the bigger opportunities on a global scale that Agile offers humanity, taking an evolutionary approach to move Agile into is next iterations.

Building upon our first year (Agile World Annual Activity Report 2021 https://agile-world.charity/agile-world-annual-activity-report-2021/) we continue to focus on establishing our initiatives.

- Stabilize Agile World Broadcast Network teams and output consistency

- Expand Agile World Publishing with more Authors

- Design and Publish Agile World Institute Master Curriculum

- Form Agile Thought Leaders Forum in Think Agile

- Facilitate Agile World Communities

- Seek Grant opportunities and a Team to build responses

Agile World currently has 24 volunteers including the two founders and three board advisors.

All involved are professional people with wide personal networks to engage in advocacy for Agile World.

Several of the existing volunteers are published authors who are subject matter experts in their domains and agile and able to bring cultural context and commercial context to bare.

One of our volunteers is a globally renowned thought leader in Agile and the Future of work with 12 million followers and a network of 500 other thought leaders and social media influencers.

Two of our volunteers are experienced in education a qualified teacher and university course leader who will work together to navigate education standards and state requirements.

Agile World Broadcast Network acts as a highly engaging and vocal point of contact in ten languages and has had major engagement gains in 2022. It is distributed through video and podcasts on all the major platforms being invited to Amazon and Audible and Spotify Videos in 2022. The podcasts is active in 22 countries and the videos watched in 76 countries.

Podcast data for 2022
Up 583% listeners
Up 533% followers
Up 323% hours
Up 293% streams
Source: https://wrappedforpodcasters.byspotify.com/en/?id=695ca381496696726c7f857dbc5850b92a48576d8fd0a0d88f75d3e479471522

Linked to Agile World Broadcast Network, Agile World Publishing has created a free Agile Dictionary and Playbook to support a more holistic free engagement with knowledge.

Other initiatives require more volunteers and financial support to start having an impact.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We do not predefine who will consume our materials, we do however focus on the creation of non offensive materials that would be suitable for young adults and older people. All the technology platforms we use enable a digital feedback for users of the material we create.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Community meetings/Town halls,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We created a new initiative Agile World Communities to support the messaging of other Agile organisations with less digital engagement than we have garnered.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We remain an experimental organisation intent on moving to service needs not just perceptions of needs.

  • 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, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

Agile World Incorporated

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Agile World Incorporated

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $0
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $0
Expenses
Program Services $28,000
Administration $0
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $28,000

Agile World Incorporated

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $0
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $0

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

CEO

Sabrina Bruce

Sabrina Bruce is an agile coach in business transformation who works with leadership and teams. She has a passion for uncovering their behaviors that allows them to be the very best they can be within their career, home and workplace. By day she is a consultant with a track record for training and enhancing Agile Teams and Leadership in agile principles. She enables them to select methodologies to work more efficiently and continue to set expectations, but by night she follows her dream of giving back to the community with so many amazing people through Agile World. She started the original Agile World talk show with Karl A L Smith in January 2021. Sabrina has always had a passion to help more with the Agile community working with Scrum Alliance and the Agile20Reflet festival. Agility is not just a framework or a method, it’s a way of life and thinking that can help everyone.

President

Karl Smith

Karl A L Smith is a polymath and has a wide skill set that he has developed over the years. His educational background includes Social Sciences including Psychology and Social Anthropology, Industrial and Craft Design, Education and Enterprise Computer Science. He has been recognised for his eminence in Human Centered Design and Business Leadership by the British Computer Society with a Fellowship (FBCS). Karl is dedicated to finding solutions to everyday human problems and would not describe himself as a technologist. Karl A L Smith is a technology key opinion leader (KOL) with a focus on ecosystems run by various infrastructure technologies. His blog has been going since 2001 and averages 5,100,000 views a year, he has over 60k followers on LinkedIn, 43k on Twitter. Karl is a qualified High School Teacher and utilizes key learning techniques in his corporate work. He also has over twenty years experience in Youth Work, Counseling and has been involved in delivering Aid.

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Agile World Incorporated

Board of directors
as of 12/29/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board co-chair

Karl Smith

Agile World Incorporated

Term: 2020 -


Board co-chair

Sabrina Bruce

Agile World Incorporated

Term: 2020 -

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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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 12/28/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/28/2022

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 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 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.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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 measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.