HP ALLIANCE INC

We turn fans into heroes.

aka The Harry Potter Alliance   |   Binghamton, NY   |  http://thehpalliance.org/

Mission

The Harry Potter Alliance turns fans into heroes. We use the power of story and popular culture to make activism accessible and sustainable. Through experiential training and real life campaigns, we develop compassionate, skillful leaders who learn to approach our world’s problems with joy, creativity, and commitment to equity.

Ruling year info

2009

Managing Director

Katie Bowers

Main address

PO Box 241

Binghamton, NY 13903 USA

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EIN

20-8045792

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

For many people, activism is not accessible or sustainable.

Our programs

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

Accio Books!

An international book drive hosted by the Harry Potter Alliance where members donate books to a target area, usually the continental US and their local communities.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Leading or joining an HPA chapter means being part of something truly unique and special: a real-life Dumbledore’s Army that spans 25 countries, speaks over a dozen languages, shares a passion for multiple fandoms, and fights multiple forms of worldsuck.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Harry Potter Alliance’s Wizard Activist School brings you the skills you need to organize your own Dumbledore’s Army.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Fandom Forward helps you bring fan activism to your favorite fandoms with free toolkits and activities to use in your chapters, with your friends, in your classrooms, or at your libraries.

Population(s) Served
Adults

#DAFightsBack is our answer to the need for joyful connection and resistance in dark days. We're focusing on actions that connect and bond activists in new ways and help us respond to each challenge with energy, imagination, and - most importantly - love.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Granger Leadership Academy is a retreat for leaders, organizers, and activists that is unlike anything else in the world. We’re using over a decade of expertise harnessing pop culture for social good to create a life-changing experience for leaders of all ages.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Harry Potter Alliance has been training new and experienced leaders alike for over a decade, and you won’t find training quite like ours anywhere else. We’d love to be a part of your group’s journey!

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

We strive to make activism accessible, sustainable, and joyful through story-based advocacy and leadership development.

The HPA organizes Harry Potter and pop culture fans to make a difference through activism, leadership, and service. Through the power of story, we help fans understand complex social justice issues and find meaningful, exciting ways to take action.

The HPA currently employs three full-time employees and one part-time employee. In addition, the HPA has over 80 active volunteers.

Our model works. Our reach has extended to 250 chapters in 35 countries. Over five years of study, we have found that our Chapter Organizers consistently report being more knowledgeable, passionate, and committed to the social justice causes we introduce them to. In 2018, 100% of attendees of our most intensive training expressed that following the conference they felt confident in their identity and abilities as activists. We have influenced legislation on marriage equality and net neutrality, organized thousands of fans to successfully compel Warner Bros to make all Harry Potter-brand chocolate fair trade, and much more. Our methodology has most recently been featured in USA Today, Rolling Stone, and Yahoo Entertainment. The HPA is in the process of completing a new, comprehensive 3-year strategic plan, including developing a new action hub that will make it easier (and more fun!) to make frequent and meaningful impact on everything from gender equity to racial justice.

Financials

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Operations

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

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HP ALLIANCE INC

Board of directors
as of 10/28/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Taekia Blackwell

Mischief Management

Alan Mygatt-Tauber

Maggie Brevig

Anna Dardick

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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

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