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NARAL PRO-CHOICE AMERICA FOUNDATION

Freedom is for EVERYBODY

aka NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation   |   Washington, DC   |  www.prochoiceamerica.org/foundation

Mission

To support, as a fundamental right and value, a woman's freedom to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices through education, training, organizing, legal action and public policy.

Ruling year info

1977

President

Ms. Mini Timmaraju

Main address

1725 Eye St, NW Suite 900

Washington, DC 20006 USA

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EIN

52-1100361

NTEE code info

Reproductive Rights (R61)

Women's Rights (R24)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

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Our programs

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General Program

At the national and state levels, NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation works to defend and protect reproductive rights through education and policy initiatives.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Women and girls

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation was formed in 1977 to provide a policy and educational complement to sister organization NARAL Pro-Choice America’s work fighting for a woman’s right to choose if and when to have children. Fueled by the horrors of back-alley abortions and a strong conviction that women’s private reproductive-health decisions were theirs and theirs alone, NARAL gave voice to the previously silent American majority.

We are on the front lines of the fight to preserve and expand reproductive freedom and abortion access in the 21st century. We believe in the power of people to make a difference. Seven in 10 Americans believe that abortion should be legal; we work to surface that silent majority and funnel it into strategic campaigns that shift the culture of shame around these issues and ensure an environment that guarantees every woman the right to informed and empowered choices.

Reproductive freedom – including abortion access, birth control, and healthy pregnancies – is at the heart of gender equality. Women will never be in control of their own destinies without the basic freedom of how, when, and with whom to have a family. NARAL exists to help all women achieve freedom and self-determination, and works to be certain that women and families have the resources, education, and support to make the best decisions and to thrive at all points in their reproductive lifetimes. Specifically, we:

• Educate and increase awareness of reproductive freedom issues, and how they affect women and families, through projects such as our a

• Work to shift the cultural discourse around abortion access specifically, and reproductive freedom generally, to end the stigma and shame that hinder women from accessing the services they need

NARAL has a national network of advocates and members on the ground and online, allowing us to use our collective, powerful voice to protect and expand reproductive freedom, including:

• State affiliates/chapters in 15 states, and member activists in all 50 states, to facilitate rapid action at the local level
• Expert policy, communications, and field shops that conduct strategic, long-term research and planning that, combined with our state network, allow us to conduct effective, timely, and impactful rapid response campaigns and react in-the-moment to issues as they arise – whether in policy, cultural or consumer arenas – all while organizing our base, reaching new audiences, and bringing new members to the cause
. Reproductive freedom is at the heart of equality for women, who must be able to make decisions about how, when, whether, and with whom to have children in order to fully thrive.

NARAL has made significant progress on several fronts, including:

• Releasing a national report on so-called crisis pregnancy centers – fake clinics that lie to and shame women to deny them access to reproductive-health services, including abortion. It has been covered by NPR, MSNBC, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Yahoo, Jezebel, and Bustle, and you can read more at ProChoiceAmerica.org/CPCReport.
• Mobilizing our supporters and allies around the Hobby Lobby and McCullen decisions, and pushing back by introducing policy fixes, channeling public outrage, and ensuring leaders heard from constituents. On Hobby Lobby, we led organizing, messaging, and branding around #NotMyBossBusiness, reaching 3.7 million+ people online, and our activists took 40,000+ actions in the lead-up to the vote to support the Not My Boss’ Business Act.

How we listen

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

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting 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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NARAL PRO-CHOICE AMERICA FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 06/07/2023
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Board chair

Dawn Koenigsnecht

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Term: 2021 - 2022

Melinda Bieber

Dawn Koenigsknecht

Priscilla Geeslin

Margalynne Armstrong

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/1/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian/Asian American
Gender identity
Female

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/02/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.