PLATINUM2022

BOULDER PRIDE

aka Out Boulder County   |   Boulder, CO   |  www.outboulder.org

Mission

Working independently and in collaboration, we facilitate connection, advocacy, education, research and programs to ensure LGBTQ+ people and communities thrive in Boulder County and beyond.

Notes from the nonprofit

As we continue to grow our ability to maintain all of our existing programs and create new programs we are looking forward to obtaining some stability in our community, the LGBTQ community has been hit very hard by the pandemic and it has made us very aware of the challenges we face in the future. Thank you for considering Out Boulder County and we can't wait to show you what we're going to do in the next 5 years!

Ruling year info

1999

Executive Director

Mardi Moore

Deputy Director

Dr. Bruce Parker

Main address

PO Box 1018

Boulder, CO 80306 USA

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Formerly known as

Out Boulder

Out Boulder County

EIN

84-1467134

NTEE code info

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

Leadership Development (W70)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Out Boulder County works to address the impacts of discrimination and hate directed at the LGBTQ community in Boulder County. To that end, we offer advocacy, resources, and community. We have become a statewide leader in addressing the challenges that face our community, through our own efforts and the efforts of our amazing community partners. We know the importance of creating a solid network of organizations that support our community. A big focus of our mission in 2021 will be to support our community's recovery from the loss of wealth and mental health struggles in 2020. The LGBTQ community was underrepresented in the support provided by government services, this causes our community to fall through the cracks.

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?

Out Youth

Our Youth Program is Out Boulder County's social and educational space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Questioning (LGBTQQ) youth and their allies ages 11-18. Our groups are a place for youth to feel supported, access resources, meet other LGBTQ youth, and explore their identities in a safe and welcoming environment. We also have fun with various activities, game nights, movie nights, and field trips. In addition to our weekly groups, we also offer special events, including the annual LGBTQQ and Allies Youth Dance in May and Night of Noise Youth Summit in April. These events are coordinated and planned by paid Youth Interns.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Adolescents

At OBC we serve transgender, gender non-conforming, and questioning adults and youth of all ages in Boulder County. We have focused intently on creating specific programming to address the unique issues of the trans and gender-expansive community.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people

OBC provides meeting space for community groups.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people

Out Boulder County is currently working on expanding programs offered to adults aged 18-25.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people

Out Boulder County strives to support our queer & trans people of color community.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Ethnic and racial groups

50+ is the division of Out Boulder County dedicated to supporting our friends over age 50, fostering community and intergenerational connections. Much of our 50+ programming is funded by a grant from the Next50 Initiative.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Seniors

Out Boulder County's LGBTQ+ Spirituality programs include: Queer Dharma, Queer 11th Step (meditation), Rainbow Karma Yoga, and Faith Community Resources.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Interfaith groups

Out Boulder County's Speaking Out Program is a volunteer speaker's bureau where members of our community from every part of the LGBTQ spectrum share their stories on a panel of 3 or 4 people. These panels mostly occur in middle and high schools, but also we occasionally hold panels in churches, other non-profits, college classes, and healthcare provider trainings. We're open to Speaking Out being a part of any group or event. After each member shares a 5-15 minute story about their life as an LGBTQ person or ally, the audience members have 30+ minutes to ask questions to specific members or the whole group.

Speaking Out is our longest running program at Out Boulder County and it provides Boulder County with LGBTQ visibility still so desperately needed for our youth, even in a world with marriage equality and increasing LGBTQ visibility. We have years of data supporting what we already know in our hearts, that Speaking Out changes lives and saves LGBTQ people from isolation and fear. We are able to offer young people a safe place to ask questions and also diverse representations of what life can look like as an adult queer person, something youth almost never see in media or in their adult mentorships.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

CenterLink 2022

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of Facebook followers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

LGBTQ people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

LGBTQ people

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

LGBTQ people

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

LGBTQ people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

During 2020 almost all of volunteer needs switched to virtual volunteering. This also drastically decreased the opportunities for volunteers to engage.

Number of overall donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

LGBTQ people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our donor base was highly impacted by the pandemic in 2020

Number of people on the organization's email list

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

LGBTQ people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We offer a variety of newsletters as well. BIPOC, volunteering, youth, and general. This number only represents our general newsletter.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Out Boulder County strives to help make Boulder County and the surrounding areas a positive and affirming community for the LGBTQ population. We hope to ensure that LGBTQ individuals have the support and resources needed to thrive. We also hope to create strong allies so that our communities as a whole are aware of issues that LGBTQ populations face.

Educate the community on LGBTQ issues as well as issues that intersect LGBTQ and other marginalized identities or disabilities.
Advocate for LGBTQ individuals who have experienced discrimination or aggression based on their orientation or gender identity.
Provide a safe space and community for the LGBTQ folks of Boulder County .
Celebrate the LGBTQ community with annual Pridefest events in Longmont and Boulder as well as ongoing social, educational, and support opportunities.

We have a passionate and dedicated staff as well as many volunteers and supportive community partners. With a growing staff we were able to add two new full time position in 2021, a Development Coordinator and a Youth Program Assistant. We have also added new part time positions as well, a BIPOC Coordinator and a Community Advocate. Each member of our staff excels within the field they work in, together we create a team that has the drive and the skillset to move our mission forward.

The community that we support does well to support our organization as well; we have a team of core volunteers who consistently provide us with support for our community work. In 2020 we were able to provide direct support for our community in the most need as well as continue to grow our support groups virtually.

As we continue to grow this allows us more opportunities of support, the more we diversify our staff the more our projects are able to come to fruition and with more focus than ever before.

In 1994, several LGBTQ community organizations in the City of Boulder collaborated on a series of events to celebrate Gay Pride. This collective was called Boulder Pride. As the LGBTQ community grew, so did the need for the organization to broaden its purpose. After becoming a state tax-exempt organization in 1998, Boulder Pride received a grant from the Gill Foundation to secure a community center and offer services to the LGBTQ community of Boulder County. The Community Center, now known as “Pridehouse,” opened its doors officially in 2004 and began offering programming to LGBTQ people in Boulder County.

Despite the year-round nature of Boulder Pride’s work, the organization remained too exclusively associated (in the public’s mind) with the annual Pridefest block party. Better publicity was called for and as a result, in September 2010, the organization changed its name to Out Boulder. The new name better reflected the broad range of events, programs, and services that the organization facilitates beyond the original Pridefest.

In April of 2016, Out Boulder changed its name to Out Boulder County and opened a second office on Main Street in Longmont.

Through the consistent and dedicated efforts of board, staff and community, Out Boulder County has steadily grown being able to provide a broader array of services and programs to our community. With over 150 active, engaged volunteers, we are truly a community-driven organization.

We have grown from a staff of 4 employees in 2016 to 7 full time staff as well as 4 part time employees as well. This steady growth is due to the dedication from staff, the low turnover, and the wise support that our mission draws from our communities.

Our biggest outreach in 2020 was a Direct Aid Program that allowed us to give money directly to the community most in need. We secured grants from local and government that injected $75,000 to LGBTQ folks significantly impacted by the pandemic.

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?

    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer People and our Allies.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, 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?

    We host several trans events throughout the year. We've previously been holding a week of event around Trans Day of Remembrance but due to feedback we have shifted the week of events to Trans Day of Celebration. This allows us to celebrate for a week of events instead of a week revolving around morning the losses of the trans community.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • 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 aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, 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,

  • 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, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

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

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BOULDER PRIDE

Board of directors
as of 08/30/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Bryn Long

Kevin Ellis

Lori Dumler

Kaylin Gray

Kyle Blackmer

Otten Johnson Robinson Neff & Ragonetti

Bryn Long

Carey Mason

The Alternative Board - Northern Colorado

Jahnavi Brenner

The Vivid Leader

Teresa Deanni

Boulder County

Angie Adkins

Sam Kennedy

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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 4/4/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/28/2021

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 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 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 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.