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NORTH CAROLINA CONSERVATION NETWORK

Protecting North Carolina's Air, Water, and Quality of Life

aka NC Conservation Network   |   Raleigh, NC   |  http://www.ncconservationnetwork.org

Mission

NC Conservation Network supports, trains, and coordinates diverse groups and directly advocates to achieve equitable and sustainable solutions for our environment.

Notes from the nonprofit

NC Conservation Network periodically conducts a strategic planning process to provide context and set big picture goals for several upcoming years. In addition, NC Conservation Network has annual Board-approved goals set by staff to measure impact and track our work. In 2019, NC Conservation Network conducted a racial equity assessment by outside consultants to provide feedback of the organization at internal and external levels.

Ruling year info

2000

Executive Director

Brian Buzby

Main address

234 Fayetteville Street 5th Floor

Raleigh, NC 27601 USA

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EIN

58-2504713

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

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

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Protecting North Carolina's Air, Water, and Quality of Life

To reach our vision, NC Conservation Network:

- Trains, supports, and organizes the state’s diverse environmental community.
- Researches, promotes, and enacts policy that protects the environment.
- Stands with communities that have been historically impacted by inequities and environmental injustices, and works to support these communities in their fight for a more equitable future.
- Develops clear and succinct messages that will be utilized to achieve advocacy successes.
- Engages North Carolinians to support environmental policy.

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

    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

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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, 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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NORTH CAROLINA CONSERVATION NETWORK

Board of directors
as of 06/26/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jacquie Ayala

Jacquie Ayala

Kim Brand

Audubon North Carolina

Jeff Currie

Winyah Rivers Alliance

Jill Howell

Sound Rivers

Jose Oliva

Dana Sargent

Cape Fear River Watch

Whitney Tucker

Dodd Haynes

Conservation Trust for NC

Blakely Hildebrand

Southern Environmental Law Center

Melissa Williams

Sierra Club

Vikki Crouse

Daisha Wall

CleanAIRE NC

Michelle Allen

Environmental Defense Fund, NC Office

Gray Jernigan

MountainTrue

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 6/21/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/21/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.