World Affairs Council of the Desert

Palm Desert, CA   |  www.worldaffairdesert.org

Mission

To engage and educate students and adults in world affairs through our speaker series and student programs

Ruling year info

1972

President

Jim McFarlin

Main address

41550 Eclectic St.

Palm Desert, CA 92260 USA

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EIN

23-7202057

NTEE code info

Promotion of International Understanding (Q20)

Citizen Participation (W24)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Educating students and adults on key international affairs issues

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?

Academic WorldQuest

Competition among 12 area high schools in an annual event in which teams of 4 students answer 50 questions on international affairs. The winning team travels to Washington, D.C, to compete nationally.

Population(s) Served
Students

WACD sponsors six dinner events annually featuring a speaker on timely topics of international interest

Population(s) Served
Adults
Students

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 membersMumber of High Schools participating in Academic WorldQuest

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Present intelligent, nonpartisan dialogues about national and international topics

Support annual academic worldquest competition among 15 local high schools and send winner to national competition in Washington, D. C.

Recruit outstanding speakers on a wide variety of international topics

Promote academic worldquest competition among area high schools and provide scholarships to the top three teams in the annual competition

We receive sufficient support from sponsors and members to assure we offer quality programs

Achieved a 60% increase in membership this year. Moved to a new venue at the Thunderbird Country Club

Financials

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Operations

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

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World Affairs Council of the Desert

Board of directors
as of 2/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jim McFarlin

Jean Carrus

Gordon Kramer

Yul Roe

Meegan Sullivan-Villa

Proper Solutions, Inc

Ed Tauber

John Westerholm

Westerholm and Associates

John Welty

AASCU Penson Center

Jim McFarlin

Becky Kurtz

Executive Director, Desert Town Hall

Christopher Hebb

Ken Bouldin

Greg Sanders

Robert Borns

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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 07/31/2019

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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