New Body Electric School

Your body, Your Pleasure, Your Choice

aka Body Electric School   |   Raton, NM   |
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New Body Electric School

EIN: 83-2798789


Body Electric fosters personal and communal healing through self-acceptance and intimacy. We do this with guided experiences grounded in erotic awakening and its universal connection.

Ruling year info


Executive Director

Mr. Tom Kovach

President of the Board

Suzanne Blackburn

Main address

PO Box 1473

Raton, NM 87740 USA

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Subject area info


Sexual education

Freedom of association and expression

Population served info


LGBTQ people


Ethnic and racial groups

NTEE code info

Education N.E.C. (B99)

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

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Educate the Body Electric community on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and how the school is incorporating JEDI in and out of workshop spaces.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Healing Body Shame

Our bodies are also the depository for shame, pain, and our fears of not-enoughness.

Shame prevents us from fully enjoying and celebrating our bodies because we are burdened and repressed by the “shoulds” of our lives.

In this course, we will create a potent, supportive container to explore and transform those private burdens of shame that we all carry. We will guide you toward a less shame-laden way of living through various modalities like breathwork, meditation, movement, journaling, visualization, open-hearted sharing, and self-loving.

Creating an understanding of how shame functions in our familial, personal, relational, and collective lives keep us from our full power and pleasure. Participants develop practices of embodiment and compassion to work with shame to experience how embracing vulnerability allows us to bring shame into the light of honor where it cannot survive and build resilience and courage

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
LGBTQ people

This workshop is an invitation to reclaim our Queer Eros from the oppressive systems of White Body Supremacy and Colonialism, find abundant nourishment in body based connection and cultivate a community of care. This unapologetically Queer experience will be an opportunity to expose the hypocrisy and limitations of gender roles and sexuality, to see pleasure and Eros as birthrights and healing energies rather than transactional and limited to those with power and privilege.

We will use breath, movement, circle technology, consensual touch, somatic inquiry and storytelling practices. This is a negotiated consensual space that invites the exploration of erotic energy through guided hands-on experimentation. We will also co-create this weekend acknowledging and celebrating each of our queer lived experience, what each of us brings to this, weaves together a fabulous and sustainable web of connection that will hold us, nourish us and foster our collective liberation.

Population(s) Served

The CBE ( is based on Eastern Philosophies of Taoism and Tantra using breath and erotic energy to heal and grow. In the workshop you will learn; consent is cool, to accept your authentic self, to embrace the power of vulnerability and through deeper connection with yourself you will strengthen your bonds to community.

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.

Total number of organization members

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


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General membership

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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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.

We are working to include more diverse groups of people and make sure that all workshops are developed and presented in a way the creates a safe container for people. These will include open to all workshops and affinity space for groups such as BIPOC or Gender Queer/Transfolx.

We are working to provide workshop for participants with equity in gender and gender intentify in open for all and affinity spaces depending on the preferance and comfort level of the particpant. This couples with our efforts to reduce in equity in workshop offerings, board and staff make up and blend of participants.

We plan to work towards these goals with the overacrching goal of maintaining quality educational experiences for all.

We have a new position of Director of Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion, the newly hired director will work with our JEDI committee to examine practices in, marketing, workshop developement and board and staff diversity. There is a strong committement from the board to support these efforts.

We have gone from a staff of all white males to include a women, a nonbinary person and a person of color. Our Board has gone from mostly white males to a equal mix including people of color, women, nonbinary and trans folx.

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, 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?

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


New Body Electric School
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 0.74 over 4 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 5.7 over 4 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2% over 4 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

New Body Electric School

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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New Body Electric School

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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New Body Electric School

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of New Body Electric School’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 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $24,156 $39,928 -$77,880 -$89,435
As % of expenses 7.7% 16.8% -17.9% -13.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $7,490 $28,715 -$85,729 -$96,868
As % of expenses 2.3% 11.6% -19.4% -14.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $374,664 $283,690 $358,540 $581,646
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% -24.3% 26.4% 62.2%
Program services revenue 65.6% 47.5% 70.3% 86.4%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 34.4% 52.5% 29.7% 13.6%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $312,508 $237,349 $435,178 $671,081
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% -24.1% 83.3% 54.2%
Personnel 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 29.3%
Professional fees 46.9% 73.0% 55.9% 19.6%
Occupancy 29.8% 2.5% 13.9% 28.8%
Interest 0.0% 1.0% 0.9% 1.1%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 23.3% 23.5% 29.3% 21.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $329,174 $248,562 $443,027 $678,514
One month of savings $26,042 $19,779 $36,265 $55,923
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $41,191 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $396,407 $268,341 $479,292 $734,437

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.1 10.9 5.5 4.2
Months of cash and investments 2.1 10.9 5.5 4.2
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -0.7 1.0 -1.6 -2.7
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $53,750 $215,362 $199,548 $235,772
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $6,945 $6,592 $11,467 $10,223
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $38,970 $38,970 $38,970 $38,970
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 37.1% 60.1% 74.6% 88.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 66.1% 72.9% 101.5% 150.6%
Unrestricted net assets $7,490 $36,205 -$49,524 -$146,392
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $38,000 $44,413 $45,655 $0
Total net assets $45,490 $80,618 -$3,869 -$146,392

Key data checks

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


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

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Executive Director

Mr. Tom Kovach

Tom Kovach (he, they) has been on the board of many nonprofits and was the first openly gay city council member in Oklahoma. He wants to utilize his experience in organizational leadership, as well as community, and coalition building. He believes in setting clear goals and bringing people together to accomplish them. Activism has always been important to Tom, and he sees the Body Electric School as an opportunity to help both individuals and the human community. He lives on a working ranch with his husband of 25 years. He enjoys astronomy, hiking, and listening to music, and he is a big Trekkie.Quote that is most alive: One impossible thing at a time Jean Lu Picard.Podcast Episode 32: Tom Kovach

President of the Board

Suzanne Blackburn

Suzanne Blackburn (she,they) has been involved with Body Electric for more than 20 years, She wears many hats including that of a board chair, coordinator and faculty. Suzanne has been a social and political activist for decades. She was a longtime volunteer with Equality Maine working on two-state campaigns to legalize same-sex marriage and heading up the fundraising auction for the annual Gala. Suzanne is also a volunteer with Maine Adaptives winter sports program. Her dedication is to reuniting the erotic and the sacred. Her vision is to reach more and more people so that they may reclaim their essential Eros and life force through the healing rituals of Body Electric. Suzanne is the author of Reclaiming Eros, Sacred Whores and Healers which gives us an intimate look into the evolution and motivation of healers who work with the power of pleasure and erotic energy to heal.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

New Body Electric School

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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New Body Electric School

Board of directors
as of 01/25/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board co-chair

Suzanne Blackburn

Board co-chair

Mike Galan

Charlie McFarland

Eric Lange

Gabriela Love

Mario Burrell

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 1/25/2024

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/25/2024

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

  • 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 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 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.