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Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Inc.

AKA Our Bodies Ourselves

Cambridge, MA

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Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Inc.

Also Known As:
Our Bodies Ourselves
Physical Address:
Cambridge, MA 02140 
EIN:
23-7274169
Web URL:
www.ourbodiesourselv...
Blog URL:
www.ourbodiesourblog.org
Leadership:
Ms. Judy Norsigian
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Fiscal Year Starting: Oct 01, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: Sep 30, 2012
Revenue
Total Revenue $370,458
Expenses
Total Expenses $479,306

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Basic Organization Information

Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Inc.

Also Known As:
Our Bodies Ourselves
Physical Address:
Cambridge, MA 02140 
EIN:
23-7274169
Web URL:
www.ourbodiesourselv... 
Blog URL:
www.ourbodiesourblog.org 
NTEE Category:
R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy 
R01 Alliance/Advocacy Organizations 
E Health—General & Rehabilitative 
E01 Alliance/Advocacy Organizations 
W Public, Society Benefit 
W01 Alliance/Advocacy Organizations 
Ruling Year:
1973 

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Mission Statement

Our Bodies Ourselves (OBOS) provides accessible, research-based information about women's health and sexuality and advances health and human rights within a framework of values shaped by women's voices and a commitment to self-determination and equality.

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Leadership (GuideStar ExchangeThe GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to regularly update key information directly to GuideStar. It provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more. May, 2012)

Ms. Judy Norsigian

Term:

Since 2001

Profile:

A co-founder of the BWHBC and co-author of all editions of Our Bodies, Ourselves, Judy is a graduate of Radcliffe College and an internationally renowned speaker and writer on a wide range of women’s health concerns.  She has appeared on numerous television and radio programs including Oprah, Donahue, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and NBC Nightly News.



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Expert Reviews and Comments

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Evidence of Impact

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Formerly known as the Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Our Bodies Ourselves (OBOS) is known for having changed women's relationship with their bodies, the medical system, and health providers since the mid-1970s. Foundation Professional
OBOS is the global leader in disseminating culturally-appropriate, user-friendly, woman-centered, feminist health information. Researcher and Faculty
Provides some of the best information about reproductive and sexual health to women around the country. Researcher and Faculty
OBOS have led in the field for over 30 years. It was and continues to be the women's reproductive health source of empowerment. Nonprofit Senior Staff
They have had worldwide impact with the original book and the dozens of adaptations created in different countries. The book empowers women with knowledge; the creation of new versions of the book creates grassroots women's health groups who can go on to become forces for advocacy; and the worldwide networking creates global connections. Nonprofit Senior Staff
OBOS has a broad, deep, and long track record of educating women in the US and around the world in basic information about their bodies and reproductive/sexual health. Other

Organizational Strengths

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Their emphasis on information sharing -- originally through books and now through electronic media and other means as well -- is extraordinary. Foundation Professional
OBOS defines an important place on the left of the political spectrum and has done valuable work reaching out across the globe to new women in emerging nations. Researcher and Faculty
A main strength is its leadership. In this past two years, it has also reinvented itself in its leadership, board involvement, and finances. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Their leadership is a great strength -- Judy Norsigian is a charismatic speaker, who inspires many women to re-claim their bodies as their own. She's also the world's best networker! The other strength of the organization is their initial genius to create a book written by women about women. It's iconic. Nonprofit Senior Staff
The current executive director, a recognized expert who is networked to advocates at the highest levels and at the grassroots level, is a huge strength. The brand is very effective. Lastly, the mode of influence -- commercial publishing -- is a big plus. Other

Areas for Improvement

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This group started as -- and stayed -- a true "collective" for many years. Only relatively recently have they changed to a structure with an executive director. They are in a transition period with the long-time member and current director, Judy Norsigian, working to transfer leadership responsibility to a new generation. They need all the support they can get for that institutional transition, as well as for their programs. Foundation Professional
The issue for all non-profits is to stay focused on their core values and mission. This group has/had a tendency to take on all issues. Nonprofit Senior Staff
They would do well to work on succession planning and financial sustainability. Nonprofit Senior Staff
They could use a stronger board of directors and strategic planning for organizational sustainability through a better articulated organizational niche. Other

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