Reckoning, Inc.

Facing the Legacy of Slavery in America

Louisville, KY   |  www.reckoningradio.org
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Reckoning, Inc.

EIN: 84-2692296


Mission

Reckoning, Inc. is 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to examine the legacy of slavery and resulting race relations in the Americas, and to create ways for communities to engage with this information through research projects, media productions, educational curricula, online content, and other means. Since the 2020 premier of our public radio and podcast series, "The Reckoning", our organization’s activities have expanded to include several different initiatives.

Ruling year info

2019

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

DANIEL GEDIMAN

Main address

3058 Bardstown Road #1076

Louisville, KY 40205 USA

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EIN

84-2692296

Subject area info

Cultural awareness

Historical activities

Education

Interdisciplinary studies

Antidiscrimination

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Families of origin

People of African descent

Multiracial people

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NTEE code info

Media, Communications Organizations (A30)

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

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

Kentucky African American Civil War Soldiers Project

While researching The Reckoning radio series, we stumbled upon a set of ledger books that were created to keep track of African American men who joined the Union Army from Kentucky. There are roughly 11,000 soldiers listed in these ledgers, 9,000 of whom had been enslaved. What makes these books so valuable is that, for every man listed who was enslaved, it provides us with an array of facts about him that would otherwise be preserved in no other document. We think of these ledgers as a kind of “Rosetta Stone” that unlocks so much previously hidden information about enslaved people from Kentucky.
We are beginning this project by researching the lives of approximately 750 soldiers from nine counties in Kentucky that surround Louisville, to create a database record for each soldier and and his family with links to primary source documents as well as a family tree. The results of all this research will be published at www.KYUSCT.org.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
People of African descent
Families of origin
Victims and oppressed people

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.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • 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,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

Reckoning, Inc.
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

Reckoning, Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Reckoning, Inc.

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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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

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

DANIEL GEDIMAN

Reckoning, Inc.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Reckoning, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/29/2022
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Board chair

Julie Jones

Mayin LLC

Daniel Gediman

Reckoning, Inc.

Loretta Williams

AudioSmythe

David Hunt

David Hunt and Associates

Eric Jackson

Northern Kentucky University

Alicestyne Turley

ISC Freedom Stories Project

Julie Jones

Mayin LLC

Andrea Abrams

Centre College

Briana Lathon Bluford

Kentucky Lottery Corporation

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
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/25/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/25/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
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.