A Network for Grateful Living

aka A Network for Grateful Living (ANGL) and Gratefulness.org   |   Hadley, MA   |  www.gratefulness.org

Mission

A Network for Grateful Living is a global organization offering online and community-based educational programs and practices which inspire and guide a commitment to grateful living, and catalyze the transformative power of personal and societal responsibility. We hold grateful living as an engaged mindfulness practice, grounded in both wisdom and science, which supports our ability to see the wonder and opportunity in every moment, and motivates us to act boldly with love, generosity, and respect towards one another, ourselves, and the Earth. Vision We believe that the fully realized expression of our core values and mission will bring forth our Vision, which is: A peaceful, thriving, and sustainable world – held as sacred by all.

Ruling year info

1969

Executive Director

Ms. Kristi Nelson

Main address

245 Russell St, Suite 21B

Hadley, MA 01035 USA

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Formerly known as

Center for Spiritual Studies

EIN

23-7022057

NTEE code info

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Promotion of International Understanding (Q20)

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Communication

Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

International Interactive Website

Our primary tool for communication is www.gratefulness.org, an interactive website and host for our ongoing programs and offerings. Through attracting, encouraging, and challenging people who visit the site, we are able to build a network for grateful living that provides online support for offline action. A Network for Grateful Living has continued to attract subscribers to our email list, with members in all 50 states of the United States and countries throughout the world.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Health

We develop and lead workshops and events that are offered both online and in-person.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our offerings are designed to guide and support living gratefully in the world.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Gratefulness Gatherings are an opportunity to explore grateful living as an orientation to life. They currently take place online, hosted by members of the community. Through rich discussion and collective wisdom, Gratefulness Gatherings help inform and deepen our relationship with grateful living and usher it into the common lexicon.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We offer a variety of practices to allow you to experiment, and become familiar, with diverse approaches to grateful living in daily life, finding those practices which suit your lifestyle, needs, and preferences…

Population(s) Served
Adults

Daily quotes and questions to contemplate and inspire living gratefully.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Community stories that we uplift in different forms of media, video, poetry, music and stories.

Population(s) Served
Adults

E-candles: Throughout the world, lighting candles is a sacred ritual. We light a candle for many purposes: to illuminate darkness, dedicate prayers, solidify intentions, offer blessings, evoke Spirit, and/or to nourish grateful living.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Ecards: Expressing care and gratitude is a vital part of grateful living practice. Communicating matters. Make someone’s day. Make a connection. Make a difference. For your sake, and for the benefit of others, we hope you use these beautiful eCards often…

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of website pageviews

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

International Interactive Website

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email, on our Gratitude Lounge and with donation comments as well,

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

    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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    A small example is that our community members let us know that our text was too light in some of our offerings and difficult to read. We now make sure to check our text so it meets an "AA" accessibility rating via https://accessible-colors.com/

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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A Network for Grateful Living

Board of directors
as of 6/2/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Michael W. Barton

Michael Barton Consulting LLC

Term: 2019 - 2020


Board co-chair

Chuck Roppel

Master Certified Coach through the International Coaches Federation.

Term: 2016 - 2017

Co-Founder BrotherDavid Steindl-Rast

Mt. Saviour Monastery

Charles Roppel

Coaches Training Institute, faculty member

Pear Urushima

Apple, Inc.

Michael Barton

Michael Barton Consulting LLC

Mary Kostel

Special Counsel to the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church

Alberto Rizzo

Innovative Ventures in agriculture, art and technology

Adetola Abiade

Manager of Global Innovation – Americas at BNY Mellon

Ernie Capobianco

Consultant to Nonprofit Organizations

Anne Hocking

Lawyer specializing in domestic and international trademark and copyright law

Stuart McFaul

President of Stuart McFaul Associates,

Steve Rio

Founder and CEO of Briteweb

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/06/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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