NPLB Outdoors

Helping our veterans through a variety of outdoor activities.

aka Operation No Person Left Behind Outdoors, Inc.   |   Libertytown, MD   |
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NPLB Outdoors

EIN: 81-1602191


Through a variety of outdoor activities and outings, NPLB Outdoors builds lasting relationships with those directly impacted by combat during our nation’s armed conflicts, regardless of era, in order to promote positive outcomes and lifelong successes.

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President & CEO

Mr Adam Kisielewski

Main address

PO Box 132

Libertytown, MD 21762 USA

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Subject area info


Special population support

Population served info

Victims of conflict and war

People with disabilities

People with diseases and illnesses

Military personnel


NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

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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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?

NPLB Outdoors

Through a variety of outdoor activities and outings, NPLB Outdoors builds lasting relationships with those directly impacted by combat during our nation’s armed conflicts, regardless of era, in order to promote positive outcomes and lifelong successes.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel

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 free participants on field trips

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The organization plans to continue to grow while maintaining at least 80 percent of all funding going directly to program spending. We plan to do this by:

• Ensuring that we are good stewards of our donor’s dollars. While we will invest in infrastructure and support when required, we will ensure that the majority of our funding goes to program spending.

• Expanding the areas where we operate. Currently, we host events in 15 states, this varies from year to year in several of the states. We would like to expand to host events annually in 25 states in the next three to five years.

• Increase the number of activities we offer. We currently host about 40 events annually with several additional opportunities made available to veterans between events. We would like to increase this number by 10 to 15 percent each year without decreasing the quality of any existing events.

• Foster strategic partnerships. We don’t see other non-profits as competition. We like to continue to develop relationships with similar non-profits doing related work so we can all improve the services we provide to wounded, injured and ill veterans.

Our adaptive programs follow sustainable wildlife conservation practices and promotes safety during every event. We accommodate most types of injuries and illnesses and provide special adaptive equipment for veterans requiring additional help.

It is the policy of NPLB Outdoors to ensure equal employment opportunities and access to our programs without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. NPLB Outdoors prohibits any such discrimination or harassment.

The Board of Directors and senior staff routinely discuss the organization's written policies to ensure strategic goals are being met and that all policies remain appropriate and followed.

The organization has worked to build a diverse staff and Board of Directors. We have implemented written BoD recruitment processes to promote diversity at the Board level.

We have also implemented several written policies to improve the organization's performance and protect our donors, employees, volunteers, and the veterans we serve.

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 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 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 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


NPLB Outdoors
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
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


Average of 33.73 over 6 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 32.7 over 6 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 5% over 6 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

NPLB Outdoors

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 NPLB Outdoors’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 $125,239 $215,530 -$27,885 $88,839 $221,801
As % of expenses 202.8% 134.4% -12.2% 32.3% 50.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $125,239 $213,279 -$36,161 $76,792 $200,627
As % of expenses 202.8% 131.2% -15.3% 26.8% 43.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $186,985 $381,304 $200,198 $407,879 $674,100
Total revenue, % change over prior year 8.0% 103.9% -47.5% 103.7% 65.3%
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 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 11.9% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 88.1% 99.3%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $61,746 $160,318 $228,083 $274,854 $443,746
Total expenses, % change over prior year 69.3% 159.6% 42.3% 20.5% 61.4%
Personnel 0.0% 50.4% 53.9% 46.8% 27.9%
Professional fees 0.0% 3.9% 8.3% 3.3% 2.9%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 5.8% 8.7% 8.4%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 1.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 100.0% 44.0% 32.0% 41.2% 60.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $61,746 $162,569 $236,359 $286,901 $464,920
One month of savings $5,146 $13,360 $19,007 $22,905 $36,979
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $16,927 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $54,504 $23,605 $16,196 $33,400
Total full costs (estimated) $66,892 $230,433 $278,971 $342,929 $535,299

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 51.3 32.4 20.9 21.6 20.7
Months of cash and investments 51.3 32.4 20.9 21.6 20.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 53.3 32.6 20.2 19.9 17.4
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $264,173 $432,709 $396,503 $494,312 $765,295
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,988
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $54,768 $78,373 $94,570 $127,969
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 4.6% 13.8% 24.2% 34.4%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.5% 7.2% 3.7% 18.4%
Unrestricted net assets $274,441 $487,720 $451,559 $528,351 $728,978
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 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 $0 $0 $0 $27,644 $36,195
Total net assets $274,441 $487,720 $451,559 $555,995 $765,173

Key data checks

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


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President & CEO

Mr Adam Kisielewski

In 2005, Sergeant Adam Kisielewski deployed to Iraq as an infantry squad leader. Just over a month into his deployment, he was severely injured by an improvised explosive device. His wounds required the amputation of his left arm and right leg. His left leg was also badly damaged. After 14 months of recovery, Adam retired from the Marines. Following his military retirement, Adam pursued a career as a nonprofit executive. He currently serves as the President of NPLB Outdoors, a 501(c)3 organization that helps wounded, injured and ill veterans through a variety of outdoor activities and outings. Adam has a bachelor’s degree from Mount St. Mary’s and a master’s degree from Georgetown. He lives in Maryland with his wife Carrie and son Evan.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Compensation data
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Board of directors
as of 03/23/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Ted D'Anna

Adam Kisielewski

Ted D'Anna

Bill Dove

Kenny Gray

Mike Bell

Matt Drummond

Linda Oliff-Rohleder

Lyndsie Smyser

Michael McDonald

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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/23/2022

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Person with a disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/23/2022

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  • 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 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.