League of Women Voters Of Florida Education Fund Inc

Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.

Orlando, FL   |  www.lwvfl.org

Mission

Empowering voters and defending democracy. The League of Women Voters, founded in 1920, grew out of the women’s suffrage movement. It works to improve government systems and influence public policies through advocacy and education. The League of Women Voters of the United States and League of Women Voters Education Fund operate at the national level. However, the League’s enduring vitality and resonance stem from its decentralized structure that includes more than 800 state and local Leagues.

Ruling year info

1972

Executive Director

Leah Nash

Main address

PO Box 1911

Orlando, FL 32802 USA

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EIN

59-1385724

NTEE code info

Voter Education/Registration (R40)

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?

Nonpartisan Voter Education Project

The Florida League's Voter Guide is one of only a handful of respected
statewide efforts which offer both nonpartisan pros and cons on the
issues as well as profiles of the candidates running for office at the
federal, state and local levels. It is distributed at public libraries, through local Leagues,
and as newspaper inserts throughout the state.
Our voter service websites Vote411.org helps citizens access critical voting
information, including our online Voter Guide, and resources related to
registration and polling locations.

Together, these tools provide citizens with fact-based, unbiased information in both English and Spanish so that they are well-equipped to participate in our nation’s democratic process.

Population(s) Served
Adults

LWVFL offers education programs such as a Speaker's Bureau, candidate forums, Vote411.org, etc. Topics include our key issues and areas of advocacy. Members across the state of Florida focus on voter registration and voter education in an effort to make the voices of Florida heard.

Population(s) Served
Students
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    LWVFL members and voters of Florida

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

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • 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?

    Members have indicated that they need resources in terms of DEI, voter services, and membership so we are working on creating toolkits for them to use and adequately serve the voters of Florida.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

    LWVFL leaders are making an effort to meet and create trusted grassroots relationships. By listening to those we serve and not making assumptions about their needs, we are able to serve the voters of Florida in a more consistent manner. We have made the decision to work together in an ongoing way instead of only being there around election time.

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

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • 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 find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

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League of Women Voters Of Florida Education Fund Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/09/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Cecile Scoon

LWVFL

Term: 2021 - 2023

Marisol Zenteno

LWVFL

Shawn Bartelt

LWVFL

Mark Songer

LWVFL

Patricia Drago

LWVFL

Maegen Pierce

LWVFL

Dr. Julie Kessel

LWVFL

Jonathan Hackley

LWVFL

Jennifer Adams

LWVFL

Danielle Irwin

LWVFL

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/9/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/09/2021

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Data
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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.