Educational Institutions

BEREAVED PARENTS OF THE USA

  • Poughkeepsie , NY
  • www.bereavedparentsusa.org

Mission Statement

We, as bereaved parents, help grieving parents and families rebuild their lives following the death of a child. We serve the United States.

Main Programs

  1. BP USA National Gathering

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Service Areas

Self-reported

National

We: assist bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings to overcome the adverse effects of grief that they may experience after the deaths of their children, grandchildren or siblings; inform the general public about the short- and long- term effects of parental, grandparental and sibling grief; and, conduct meetings, workshops, seminars and other gatherings to accomplish these purposes.

ruling year

1996

President, Board of Directors since 2015

Self-reported

Delain K Johnson

Keywords

Self-reported

education, bereavement, grief, loss, support, groups, children and sibling loss, grandparent loss, loss of a child, parent loss, bereaved parents, miscarriage, infant loss, loss of adult child

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EIN

36-4009146

 Number

3109606591

Also Known As

BP USA National

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Other Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness, and Relief N.E.C. (M99)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Through our website, social media, annual conference (Gathering) Chapter Leadership Training Day, Chapter Leader's Guide and other internal publications, the National Organization empowers its Chapters to provide grief education, support, empathy, hope and healing for bereaved families in their individual communities.

Programs

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

Program 1

BP USA National Gathering

The BP USA National Gathering is held annually at a different location each year. The Gathering brings together families from all over the nation to find camaraderie, to remember and honor their child, sibling and/or grandchild who died. Participants attend workshops that support their healing and give hope to the bereaved families.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    We, as bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings help grieving families rebuild their lives following the death of a child.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    We offer workshops, speakers (grief educators), self-help support group meetings, special memorial events/programs and are a clearinghouse for grief-related resources.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Personal experience (empathy) role modeling successful grieving practices (hope and healing), review and dissemination of current research on grief and mourning (education).
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Observation and anecdotal accounts of members who are able to move forward in their grieving, increased membership including increased attendance at annual conference (Gathering), formation of new chapters, forward-trending web analytics.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We have a good, internal, organizational framework (By-Laws, Policies and Procedures Manual, Chapter Leader's Guide, etc.); strong, motivated, dedicated 10-member volunteer board and capable volunteer chapter leadership. We NEED and have not yet accomplished ongoing successful fundraising and marketing to ensure strong financial stability and stewardship.‚Äč
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

We: assist bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings to overcome the adverse effects of grief that they may experience after the deaths of their children, grandchildren or siblings; inform the general public about the short- and long- term effects of parental, grandparental and sibling grief; and, conduct meetings, workshops, seminars and other gatherings to accomplish these purposes.

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Financials

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Operations

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

BEREAVED PARENTS OF THE USA

Leadership

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President, Board of Directors

Delain K Johnson

BIO

Facilitator, Black Hills Chapter, Bereaved Parents of the USA, four years; BP USA Board Member since 2012, Secretary for 1 year, Vice President for 1 year, and Current President, National Board of Directors.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Delain K. Johnson

Bereaved Parents of the USA

Term: July 2015 - July 2018

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & 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?