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Atlanta Audubon Society

Building places where birds and people thrive.

Atlanta, GA

Mission

Atlanta Audubon Society is building places where birds and people thrive. We achieve our mission through conservation, education, and advocacy.

Ruling Year

1975

Board Chair

Ms. Esther Stokes

Executive Director

Nikki Belmonte

Main Address

4055 Roswell Road

Atlanta, GA 30342 USA

Keywords

environment, birds, conservation

EIN

58-1834323

 Number

3563440589

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Birds amaze and delight us. Their beauty captivates us. Their ingenuity and ability spark our imagination. Yet birds play many other important roles in our lives and the world. Well beyond their beauty and splendor, birds matter! Their impact on the natural world and our own history should not be underestimated. Birds contribute to the diversity of plant life through pollination and seed dispersal; control insect outbreaks and create important nesting cavities for other species. Additionally, they help rid the world of disease through scavenger “clean-up" services. Finally, birds help shape our culture, provide important economic benefits, and serve as important indicators for scientists about the state of the environment.

Our programs

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

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Connecting Students to STEM through Birds

Wildlife Sanctuary Certification

Habitat Restoration

Species-specific Conservation

Atlanta Urban Ecologists

Advocacy

Where we workNew!

Our Results

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Number of bird-friendly native plants installed

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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Habitat Restoration

Context notes

Our goal is to install 10,000 native plants by the end of 2020.

Lights Out Atlanta pledges

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

Our goal is to reach 1,000 pledges by the end of 2020.

Number of students educated directly

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

Our goal is to reach 7,000 students by the end of 2020.

Wildlife Sanctuaries certified

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Wildlife Sanctuary Certification

Context notes

Our goal is to certify a total of 1,000 properties by the end of 2020.

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Atlanta Audubon is building places where birds thrive. Our vision is a fully-engaged, conservation-minded Georgia where birds prosper, habitats flourish, and public understanding grows. We are a thriving, bird-focused organization that combines serious conservation, education, and advocacy with activities that build community and foster the joy of birding. We engage across the state in collaboration with other groups that share our mission. We speak for the birds to create a public policy focus on conservation of birds and their habitats. With a committed staff, a focused board, and a flock of talented volunteers, Atlanta Audubon strives to share our passion with others to connect people with nature and to inspire everyone to be stewards of birds and the environment. We build trust and credibility by being honest, hardworking, and responsible with rigorous attention to sound science and long-term thinking. Just as bird diversity strengthens ecosystems, the diversity of human experience.

We approach our work through conservation, education, and advocacy. In our 2017-2020 strategic plan, we laid out aggressive goals to help us focus our energy and resources to meeting our goals. We will advance the conservation of birds in Georgia through innovative, collaborative programs. We will be the lead convener on issues affecting the health of birds and their habitats, engaging with conservation groups and individuals to increase the quality and quantity of bird-friendly communities. We will create environmental stewards through high-quality educational activities and experiences for adults, youth, and professional educators based on sound science that will promote our conservation message and increase the effectiveness of our outreach to diverse communities. We will strengthen our collective voice and advocate for policies at all levels of government on issues of importance to birds, and we will engage with the business community to advance issues and practices that support bird-friendly communities.

Atlanta Audubon has grown significantly over the past four years, gaining strength and experience on its board of directors while also accomplishing several organizational goals in habitat restoration, educational outreach, membership expansion, and other key objectives. During the same period, Atlanta Audubon has invested in itself, using funds from the sale of donated property to expand its staff, increase the organization's impact, and boost the annual operating budget to $500,000, a budget that has been sustained through donor funding after the initial infusion of Atlanta Audubon funds.

The indicators of success as laid out in our 2017-20 strategic plan are:

1. Advancement of our conservation efforts through expanded and new programs and partnerships in metro-Atlanta and statewide;

2. Growth of our educational outreach to adults, youth, and educators, with special attention to diverse and underserved communities;

3. Management of our fundraising through a well-developed and well-executed fundraising plan that expands our revenue through multiple streams;

4. Development of board members and staff to improve their expertise in their respective roles; and

5. Enhanced membership and engagement through innovative communications and outreach.

Atlanta Audubon is the leading organization in the state of Georgia dedicated to conservation through the lens of birds. As the only staffed chapter of National Audubon in the state, we are able to bring others together to accomplished shared goals surrounding bird-friendly communities. Due to our leadership status within the Audubon network, Atlanta Audubon has been able to pilot many national initiatives such as Plants for Birds and has led on citizen science initiatives such as Climate Watch.

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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

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Gender

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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