Alabama Audubon

Birmingham, AL   |  www.alaudubon.org

Mission

We are Alabama’s leading non-profit organization promoting conservation and a greater knowledge of birds, their habitats, and the natural world. We were incorporated as a state non-profit corporation on November 22, 1974, and were granted 501(c)3 status as a charitable non-profit organization in 1976.

Ruling year info

1976

Executive Director

Dr. Ansel Payne

Main address

3720 Fourth Avenue South Second Floor

Birmingham, AL 35222 USA

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Formerly known as

Birmingham Audubon Society

EIN

51-0198925

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Urban Bird Habitat Initiative

An outreach, science and volunteer program focused on shared habitat in project sites and broader community planning. Projects range from establishing chimney swift towers to installing prairie habitat in city parks and rooftop of downtown museum.

Population(s) Served
Adults

A project funded by Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources through the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund administered by National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Population(s) Served
Adults

A three-day, nature-based workshop for adults and junior naturalists focused on natural history of southern Appalachians. A world-class faculty explore the ecology, wildlife and culture of northeast Alabama.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

An active research and outreach project that studies the importance stopover migratory habitat in coastal Alabama.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Provides up to $2,500 grants to support scientific research directly applicable to the exploration and conservation of Alabama's plant and animal life. Majority of grants go to graduate students, exceptional undergraduate students and individuals without access to traditional research funding.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Black Belt Birding Tourism program works to bring the economic and environmental benefits of bird-based ecotourism to one of the country’s most economically challenged rural areas. Through field trips, special events, research partnerships, and national outreach, we’re leveraging our organization’s expert staff and statewide reach to make a positive difference for the Black Belt’s birds and the people who love them.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve conservation-minded individuals and bird enthusiasts throughout the state of Alabama.

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

    Paper surveys, Suggestion box/email, We provide surveys/feedback after all major events and classes.,

  • 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 modified our fee structure for public events, based off email comments and suggestions related to pricing. We've also made efforts to make our spaces and programs more accessible based on feedback from the public.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

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

    We have developed more flexibility in terms of how and where we provide our services.

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

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Alabama Audubon

Board of directors
as of 5/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lori Oswald

Protective Life Corporation

Term: 2019 - 2020

Melanie Seibold

Regions Financial

Ken Marion

University of Alabama Birmingham

Maggie Amsler, MS

University of Alabama Birmingham

Lois Woodward

Regions Financial

Greg Harber

University of Alabama Birmingham

Hans Paul

John Breckenridge

Protective Life Corporation

Liz Rozzelle

Joe Watts

Douglas Baulos

University of Alabama Birmingham

Ann Sweeney

Mary Foster

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? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/26/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
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Sexual orientation
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Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/26/2021

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.