Artists. Designers. Jewelers. Metalsmiths.

aka SNAG   |   Eugene, OR   |
GuideStar Charity Check


EIN: 23-7259489


Our Mission: Advance jewelry and metalsmithing by inspiring creativity, encouraging education, and fostering community.

Ruling year info


Managing Director

Ms. Brienne Rosner

Main address

PO Box 1355

Eugene, OR 97440 USA

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Subject area info

Arts and culture

Population served info


NTEE code info

Professional Societies, Associations (A03)

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Strengthen and promote the field of jewelry and metals. We have educated and energized several generations in the metals community. We will continue to evolve to remain vibrant. SNAG embraces artisans, educators, craftspersons and students working in all metals, multiple alternative materials, and different sizes and scale. We invite everyone to join SNAG – jewelers, designers, collectors, educators, students, metalsmiths and others. SNAG is for everyone with an interest in the art and craft of contemporary jewelry and metalsmithing.

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?

Conferences & Other Events

SNAG currently holds conferences, symposia, and virtual events for the metals and jewelry community.

Population(s) Served

SNAG produces the award winning Metalsmith magazine three times a year.

Population(s) Served

SNAG provides professional development and entrepreneurship training through symposia, lectures, technical articles, and professional development seminars.

Population(s) Served

SNAG provides a variety of in-person and virtual exhibitions each year.

Population(s) Served

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 paid participants in conferences

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Totals By Year
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Conferences & Other Events

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


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.

Advocacy and Activism – Strengthen and promote the field of jewelry and metals.

Education – Cultivate and create programs, publications, services, and opportunities that deliver creative approaches and critical support to our members and reflect the changing international community.

Operations & Governance – Create clear and efficient guidelines and policies to define roles, responsibilities, terms, and hierarchy within the organization.

Development/Fundraising - Create and implement a development plan that allows for diverse income sources to contribute to the financial sustainability of SNAG.

• Educate the public about the field of metalworking and jewelry.

• Record our field's history

• Form strong partnerships with other organization, in the fields of craft, art and design to create greater impact for our members and constituents

• Increase awareness of SNAG through brand identity, visibility, and communications.

• Be a resource for educational materials and support within the field

• Nurture the future of the field

• Identify and create partnerships to improve education

• Commitment to remain disciplined, accountable, and responsible for our internal operations and move forward with confidence in our systems

• Create closer partnerships between board, volunteers, and staff to change the culture of the board to one that is strategic, proactive, and focuses on fundraising

• Expanding SNAG's fundraising and development capabilities

• Developing a culture of giving

• Streamlining fundraising and develop efforts

For 2015-2018 SNAG created a new strategic plan and SNAG moved to a new committee system within the board, allowing for us to build our capacity and achieve these goals and objectives.

We have completed the 2015-2018 strategic plan period and are assessing accomplishments on a quarterly basis.

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 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?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

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 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.61 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.3 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


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 SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICAN GOLDSMITHS’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 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $4,631 -$80,683 $5,542 $5,059 $213,710
As % of expenses 0.5% -8.3% 0.6% 1.0% 66.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$2,224 -$88,554 -$2,216 -$2,451 $213,436
As % of expenses -0.2% -9.1% -0.2% -0.5% 66.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $886,773 $906,305 $974,378 $506,077 $511,474
Total revenue, % change over prior year 11.1% 2.2% 7.5% -48.1% 1.1%
Program services revenue 73.0% 77.0% 84.8% 79.5% 82.4%
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% 0.0% 9.0%
All other grants and contributions 27.0% 23.0% 15.2% 20.5% 8.6%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $902,332 $966,983 $967,791 $515,848 $321,415
Total expenses, % change over prior year 7.2% 7.2% 0.1% -46.7% -37.7%
Personnel 26.4% 32.5% 32.6% 45.2% 42.3%
Professional fees 1.6% 2.1% 2.2% 3.7% 3.6%
Occupancy 1.3% 1.3% 1.3% 1.2% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 1.7% 1.7% 1.3% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 68.9% 62.4% 62.6% 49.9% 54.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $909,187 $974,854 $975,549 $523,358 $321,689
One month of savings $75,194 $80,582 $80,649 $42,987 $26,785
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $7,381 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $991,762 $1,055,436 $1,056,198 $566,345 $348,474

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 0.9 0.8 0.6 0.9 4.0
Months of cash and investments 0.9 0.8 0.6 0.9 4.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -0.6 -1.7 -1.7 -3.2 3.2
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $69,777 $62,654 $49,977 $37,739 $108,327
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $22,470 $18,396 $16,892 $17,561 $46,373
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $7,990 $7,990 $7,990 $7,990 $7,990
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 72.5% 81.6% 89.2% 94.9% 98.3%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 127.7% 193.2% 186.4% 310.8% 45.0%
Unrestricted net assets -$44,826 -$133,380 -$135,596 -$138,047 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets $4,810 $24,815 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $4,810 $24,815 $25,860 $11,030 $0
Total net assets -$40,016 -$108,565 -$109,736 -$127,017 $86,419

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Material data errors No No No No No


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

Managing Director

Ms. Brienne Rosner

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 06/05/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Ms. Stacy Rodgers

April Wood

Baltimore Jewelry Center

Michael Brehl

Kristi Zevenbergen

Jessica Andersen

Motoko Furuhashi

Shaunia Grant

Maru López

Patricia Madeja

Pratt Institute

Seth Papac

Kerianne Quick

Demitra Thomloudis

Kee-Ho Yuen

Board leadership practices

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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