GOLD2022

National Overwatch Inc

Making Schools Safer

Frisco, TX
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National Overwatch Inc

EIN: 88-3017062


Mission

IMPROVING THE ACTIVE SHOOTER DEFENSE POSTURE OF AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. NOW is a volunteer-driven, purpose-built organization created from the ground up with only one goal in mind: to make schools safer. We are not a security company that pivoted away from the commercial sector to focus on schools – schools have been our only focus from day one. We have collected some of the greatest minds in the physical security industry and created a unique, proprietary, cost-effective approach to improving school security. Our target school districts are economically disadvantaged and consist of less than 1,000 students. These school districts are 59% more likely to experience an active shooter incident. We also chose these schools due to the glaring fact that funding for these districts is almos

Ruling year info

2022

President/Founder

Victor Salazar

Main address

5665 Dallas Pkwy Ste 200

Frisco, TX 75034 USA

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EIN

88-3017062

Subject area info

Educational management

Psychology and behavioral science

Law enforcement

Civil protection

Disaster preparedness

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Population served info

Ethnic and racial groups

Economically disadvantaged people

At-risk youth

Victims of crime and abuse

Victims of disaster

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NTEE code info

Safety Education (M40)

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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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Risk Mitigation

NOW’s proprietary threat assessment process has been developed by a team of physical security experts and is backed by a collection of vetted, qualified, cutting-edge vendors. Here is how it works:
1. Guided Self-Assessment
2. On-Site, In-Depth Threat Assessment of Most Vulnerable Campus(s)
3. Comprehensive Vulnerability Report & Remediation Recommendation Optioins
4. Funding Assistance, Project Management, Support

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Academics
Emergency responders

One of the catalysts that drove our founder to create our organization was the shocking lack of consistency in law enforcement/School/Government standards when it comes to the protection of American children at School. Every industry across our nation has standards relating to a baseline level of protection for their assets/personnel, not schools.
NOW realizes the complexity of solving this issue (several levels of government, multiple agencies...), our training development team specializes in creating complex, multilevel training programs to implement minimum standards of protection, training and procedures.
While NOW Training Staff is engaging the front-line personnel our Government Liaison team works with State officials in order to establish adequate legal/administrative standing for the changes.

Population(s) Served

After establishing a partnership with the school(s)/Agencies, mitigating vulnerabilities identified during the assessment phase and providing the best current tools/tactics to protect their schools National Overwatch offers a continued consulting partnership with the school; NOW will maintain communications with administration regarding programs/countermeasures, industry updates/changes in best practices, monitoring of the threat picture of the school & notification of changing trends, assistance in maintaining emergency plans and general risk/threat management consulting.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Emergency responders
Academics
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Emergency responders
Academics

Where we work

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 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

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

National Overwatch Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $10,500
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $10,500
Expenses
Program Services $0
Administration $0
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $0

National Overwatch Inc

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
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President/Founder

Victor Salazar

Victor “Sal” Salazar 12-year former private military contractor, veteran U.S. Army Ranger, and nationally registered EMT. He has extensive training in special operations tactics, advanced weaponry, and U.S. Government personnel protection in high-threat environments. Sal has held various positions throughout his career, including team leader, truck commander, and personnel trainer. His experience includes intelligence gathering and review, coordinating day-to-day team training, route formulation, along with planning and execution of confidential, high-profile missions.

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There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

National Overwatch Inc

Board of directors
as of 12/31/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Mr Victor Salazar

National Overwatch

Term: 2022 -

Katrena Drake

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Joe Loomis

Loomis Enterprises

Nick Parker

E-Volve Energy

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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/30/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/30/2022

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.