Stonington Historical Society

Stonington, CT   |  http://stoningtonhistory.org

Mission

TO PRESERVE, INTERPRET AND CELEBRATE THE HISTORY OF ALL OF STONINGTON. THE SOCIETY MAINTAINS THREE SITES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: THE LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM, THE CAPTAIN NATHANIEL B. PALMER HOUSE, AND THE WOOLWORTH LIBRARY.

Ruling year info

1943

Principal Officer

Elizabeth A. Wood

Main address

PO Box 103

Stonington, CT 06378 USA

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EIN

06-0966415

NTEE code info

Historical Societies & Historic Preservation (A82)

IRS filing requirement

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Accreditations

Museum Assessment AAM - Audience & Community Engagement 2022

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve many communities including our own geographic area, but also local students, visitors from near and far, scholars, researchers, partner organizations and other peer groups as well.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Community meetings/Town halls, 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have diversified the location of our programs to more accessible locations with adequate parking and ADA access. We have added some evening museum hours for those who work and cannot attend during traditional times.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We deliberately have altered the way we gather information and how we use it based on the Museum Assessment Project and its findings. We are making a concerted effort to gather and listen to or constituents and to incorporate their opinions into our programs - we no longer just tell stories, but are more inclusive in seeking stories and sharing them.

  • 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,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve,

Financials

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Board leadership practices

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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