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NATIONAL WRITING PROJECT

Berkeley, CA   |  www.nwp.org

Mission

The National Writing Project focuses the knowledge, expertise, and leadership of our nation's educators on sustained efforts to improve writing and learning for all learners.

Ruling year info

1995

Executive Director/CEO

Elyse Eidman-Aadahl

Main address

University of California, Berkeley 2120 University Ave

Berkeley, CA 94704-1026 USA

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EIN

94-3130846

NTEE code info

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Graduate, Professional(Separate Entities) (B50)

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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?

National Writing Project

National Writing Project teachers conduct project-sponsored programs in their own schools and in neighboring schools and districts. They attend to two purposes: developing teacher knowledge and leadership in their home communities and putting this knowledge and leadership to work to improve student achievement. Collectively, across 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, NWP sites conduct more than 7,000 programs annually.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve our network of education leaders across the nation.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

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

    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 are currently redesigning our reporting and certification process to better meet the needs of our local sites and their education leaders.

  • 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, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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

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NATIONAL WRITING PROJECT

Board of directors
as of 09/19/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brian Wong

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Term: 2012 -

Elyse Eidman-Aadahl

National Writing Project

Brian Wong

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

David Hoverman

Parthenon-EY

George Haley

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

Julie Kidd

Silver Giving Foundation

Jabari Mahiri

University of California, Berkeley

David Hahn

Media Connect

Lawrence Strickling

Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, U.S. Department of Commerce

Carla Truttman

Siskiyou County Office of Education

Tonya Perry

University of Alabama, Birmingham

Deidre Farmbry

The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

Jessica Early

Arizona State University

Jessica Cassinelli

Contract CFO (self-employed)

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/14/2022

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
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability