Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Raving Dove Inc

  • West Linn, OR
  • http://www.ravingdove.org

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Mission Statement

Raving Dove is an online literary journal whose mission is to share thought-provoking poetry and prose that champions human rights and social justice--and opposes physical and psychological violence in all its forms, including war, discrimination against sexual orientation, and every shade of bigotry. Raving Dove is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian endeavor, published quarterly.

Main Programs

  1. Raving Dove of Hope Award

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Service Areas

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International

Raving Dove operates out of Oregon and serves the American market, primarily. However, it is an online endeavor and has the ability to reach all English-speaking countries.

ruling year

2007

Principal Officer

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Jo-Ann Moss

Keywords

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literary, literature, humanities, arts, poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, social justice, human rights, gay rights

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EIN

02-0777091

Physical Address

5160 Summit St.

West Linn, OR 97068 3155

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Media, Communications Organizations (A30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Accomplishments last fiscal year: Doubled readership; received a grant from Equity Foundation, Portland, Oregon, for The Raving Dove of Hope Award, an essay competition for Oregon high school students about the importance of nondiscrimination.

Goals current fiscal year: Increased readership, donations, grants; website redesign

Programs

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Program 1

Raving Dove of Hope Award

High school essay competition about nondiscrimination

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$2,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Raving Dove operates out of Oregon and serves the American market, primarily. However, it is an online endeavor and has the ability to reach all English-speaking countries.

Funding Needs

*Operations *Journal Promotion *Website redesign *Writer Compensation *Raving Dove of Hope Award

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Raving Dove Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Jo-Ann Moss

BIO

Jo-Ann Moss, founder and director of Raving Dove, has been a writer, editor, and webmaster for over 25 years, with credits that include 10 years with Club Med as chief copywriter and creative director for all of North America. Most recently she has been involved in newsletter, fundraising, and public relations writing and copyediting for numerous non-profits. In addition to Raving Dove, she is manager of Moss Editing, a copyediting service. She is also founder of The Writing Bridge, an online writing workshop and critique group recognized by Writers Digest Magazine as one of the top 101 websites for writers. (www.thewritingbridge.org)
Jo-Ann Moss is a strong advocate for the advancement of human rights without resorting to violence.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"From the "About Us" page at www.ravingdove.org:

Raving Dove began publication in 2004 as an
anti-war journal, in growing frustration to conflicts around the world
that continued to be handled through orchestrated violence instead of
diplomacy. Judgment appeared to be derailed and civilization locked in
an arrested state of development. In our founding editorial, we wrote,
"Perhaps it's the abbreviated information we receive that results in a
CliffNotes compassion in otherwise civilized communities. After all,
war is a concept far removed from our daily cappuccinos, kids' soccer
games and peaceful hikes in the mountains. When we dig a vegetable
garden in the spring, we don't strike a cluster bomb by accident and
lose a leg. When we make an emergency trip to the hospital, we're not
hit with a round of bullets because we took the wrong road. And when we
tuck our children in at night, we don't muffle their ears with headsets
to drown out the bombs." This is war. It's real.

Change has been promised, but reality is stark. In many circles,
empathy is mocked and bellicosity is exalted, even when the
circumstances surrounding many of the world's conflicts are not
genuinely clear.

In other circles, another type of violence continues to thrive.
Psychological violence. This includes hatred, both subtle and
aggressive, of the many types of diversity that exist, including sexual
orientation, race, creed, and all the beautiful composites of this
diverse planet. It's hard to believe that in 2009 the psychological
violence of bigotry endures.

Our goal is to pull together the most inspired expressions about the
topic of violence and present them in one excellent publication.
Sometimes opinions are best expressed through the creative thought
processes employed when writing poetry and prose. Through creativity
comes enlightenment, and through enlightenment comes greater
understanding.

We welcome submissions from the published and unpublished, students,
educators, retirees, and all those who are simply passionate about our
themes."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jo-Ann Moss

Moss Editing

Term: May 2006 - May 2011

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