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Summary

Mission StatementMORE »

Stop Handgun Violence is a non-profit organization founded in 1995 by a group of successful businesspeople including several gun owners moved by the increasing number of gun deaths and injuries in America. SHV works to prevent firearm violence through public awareness, sensible legislation and support for law enforcement - without banning guns.

With 84 gun deaths in the U.S. everyday—more than Columbine and Virginia Tech combined—it's time we start putting lives before special interest politics. We are not calling for restrictions to our Constitutional Rights, but just common sense legislation that will ultimately create effective uniform gun laws.

Stop Handgun Violence is challenging legislators, gun owners, law enforcement, activists, and everyone else who's sick of senseless killings to take guns out of the hands of criminals and terrorists by bringing sanity to the national debate with a sensible, workable national gun policy beginning by requiring background checks, stronger gun trafficking laws, and more support for law enforcement.

Mission Statement

Stop Handgun Violence is a non-profit organization founded in 1995 by a group of successful businesspeople including several gun owners moved by the increasing number of gun deaths and injuries in America. SHV works to prevent firearm violence through public awareness, sensible legislation and support for law enforcement - without banning guns.

With 84 gun deaths in the U.S. everyday—more than Columbine and Virginia Tech combined—it's time we start putting lives before special interest politics. We are not calling for restrictions to our Constitutional Rights, but just common sense legislation that will ultimately create effective uniform gun laws.

Stop Handgun Violence is challenging legislators, gun owners, law enforcement, activists, and everyone else who's sick of senseless killings to take guns out of the hands of criminals and terrorists by bringing sanity to the national debate with a sensible, workable national gun policy beginning by requiring background checks, stronger gun trafficking laws, and more support for law enforcement.


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2011 to June 30, 2012
Projected Income $85,000.00
Projected Expense $75,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Billboard campaigns
  • Girls' Roles in Violent Crime Video
  • Social Media
  • Youth Outreach Program

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Overview

Mission Statement

Stop Handgun Violence is a non-profit organization founded in 1995 by a group of successful businesspeople including several gun owners moved by the increasing number of gun deaths and injuries in America. SHV works to prevent firearm violence through public awareness, sensible legislation and support for law enforcement - without banning guns.

With 84 gun deaths in the U.S. everyday—more than Columbine and Virginia Tech combined—it's time we start putting lives before special interest politics. We are not calling for restrictions to our Constitutional Rights, but just common sense legislation that will ultimately create effective uniform gun laws.

Stop Handgun Violence is challenging legislators, gun owners, law enforcement, activists, and everyone else who's sick of senseless killings to take guns out of the hands of criminals and terrorists by bringing sanity to the national debate with a sensible, workable national gun policy beginning by requiring background checks, stronger gun trafficking laws, and more support for law enforcement.


Background Statement

Since 1995, Stop Handgun Violence has helped change the national debate about the epidemic of gun violence. SHV has developed several effective public awareness, media and public education campaigns. The centerpiece of the campaigns is America’s largest billboard (252’x 20’) located on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Boston. Our messages have also appeared on over 1,000 donated billboards as well as on TV, radio and in print. SHV has also distributed over 30,000 trigger locks to gun owners across the country. Other SHV efforts include the development of the Grove Hall Community Center in Boston and the Project Safe Neighborhoods Campaign with the U.S. Justice Department. Work with Project Safe Neighborhoods  has included billboards, wallet cards, bus wraps, posters, and a series of videos with partners 4Peace bringing the message of consequences involved with gun crime to those who need to hear it in order to make better choices with the messengers who can deliver that message in a way that it will heard. 

Additionally, Stop Handgun Violence works to promote state and federal legislation that requires responsibility and accountability on the part of gun owners, dealers, manufacturers, and law enforcement. Stop Handgun Violence was the lead advocate for the Massachusetts Gun Control Act of 1998, which has become the most comprehensive gun violence prevention law in the country, and the first in the nation firearm consumer protection regulations promulgated by the Massachusetts Attorney General. The common-sense law mandates safe storage, manufacturing standards, gun dealer regulations, mandatory gun training, renewable licensing procedures, and mandatory minimum sentences. SHV continues to work on common sense legislation that helps to keep guns out of the hands of children and criminals.


Impact Statement

SHV’s primary accomplishment for 2011 was the launch of its 13thsuccessful billboard campaign. We have a 252 foot billboard on the MA Pike which now broadcasts statistics including the fact that 83 Americans and 8 kids and teens are killed by guns every day. We included an electronic counter that counts the number of kids since the 2010 elections, when the NRA spent $6.7 mil to buy Congress. Additionally we launched “Victims Remembrance Day”. Finally, in 2011 we continued to fight for the strong MA gun laws and had the 2ndlowest firearm fatality rate per 100,000 in the nation, behind only HI.

In 2012, we are creating a video addressing girls’ and women's roles in violent crime with the CT USA Attorney’s office and PSN which is slated to be shown at the 2ndannual Yale 4Peace rap for Justice concert of which we are a part. In MA, we are putting together a rap concert for peace for inner city kids with the MA PSN program. And, we continue to call on Congress to pass legislation for background checks for all gun sales.


Needs Statement

Our primary need is financial. We leverage a tremendous amount with very little including just one staff member. And though we are often very successful with in-kind donations, financial donations allowing us to increase our awareness campaigns, develop additional programs for inner-city at risk youth and spread a "best practices" model throughout the nation since MA is a leader in gun violence prevention would be paramount.

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

NATIONAL
GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
STATEWIDE

We primarily serve MA communities especially in the inner cities or "hot spots" throughout the state. Our work often extends to the national front especially in the area of "best practices" since MA has strong gun laws and low firearm fatality rates.

Organization Categories

  1. Crime & Legal - Related - Youth Violence Prevention
  2. Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief -
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Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

Billboard campaigns

At Stop Handgun Violence, we are always working on our next billboard campaign. Our overall message is to bring public awareness to the insanity inherent in allowing the well-funded gun lobby to dictate national gun policy. In addition, we are committed to keeping the atrocious numbers of those killed or injured by guns alive by continuing to be an effective gun violence prevention model in Massachusetts.

Every year an average of 30,000 Americans are killed and 70,000 more are injured with guns in the United States. Over the past 30 years, more Americans have died from guns than all US service men and women in all foreign wars combined. And yet, there are still 33 States that do not require background checks for private gun sales due in large part to the lobbying of the NRA, which spent $6.7 million to buy the 2010 Congress.

 Reversing these deadly national trends and bringing about a rational gun policy in Washington are goals that we address with each billboard campaign.

Budget  $25,000.00
Category  Public Safety, Disaster Services, General/Other
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  --
Program Long-Term Success  --
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  --

Girls' Roles in Violent Crime Video

Working with our partners, 4Peace along with the US Attorney’s office and Project Safe Neighborhoods in CT, we are  developing a video specifically addressing the challenges uniquely felt by girls and women living in distressed neighborhoods. The video will premier at the 2nd Yale 4Peace Rap for Justice concert at Yale’s Woolsey Hall. Additionally, it will be used as an educational piece to be used for at-risk kids and to help provide sustainable programs and services and partnerships to better serve those involved in and affected by violent crime in inner cities throughout the nation. The strategy for the video is to take the information garnered from community meetings and create scenarios that depict young girls facing the stress, fear and violence prevalent in the targeted neighborhoods. Gender relations, parenting and safety will be themes that will be addressed. The actors will be kids from inner city neighborhoods and a "rap for peace" will be written for the film.

Budget  $26,000.00
Category  Community Development, General/Other
Population Served At-Risk Populations Females Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  --
Program Long-Term Success  --
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  --

Social Media

We are always expanding our Facebook and Twitter presence in order to spread the word regarding gun violence prevention and to get out important calls to action, both of a legislative and social nature.

 

In order to accomplish this, we need to expand our advertising and develop a few pieces that will have a chance of reaching the largest audience possible. The sites are critical in terms of broadcasting legislative initiatives, providing support to the victims of gun crime and to change the debate regarding gun violence prevention by returning it to a rational not radical approach (which is our tag on any advertising pieces on Facebook).

 

Additionally, social media has proven invaluable to us in telling our audience about new programs, billboards and events.

Budget  $5,000.00
Category  Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other
Population Served US Victims
Program Short-Term Success  --
Program Long-Term Success  --
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  --

Youth Outreach Program

Working with JAM’N radio station and MA Project Safe Neighborhoods, we are developing a summer program that will get inner-city youth involved in spreading the word that gun and gang violence needs to stop.

 

We will combine music, culture and the arts to reach at-risk kids by creating and promoting “Peace Jams” at local community centers. Kids will have the opportunity to perform original music, display art, read poetry and sign a Peace Pledge taking a stand against negative behavior and standing up for positive actions.

 

A contest will be held among the chosen Community Centers with a grand prize yet to be determined.

Budget  $60,000.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  --
Program Long-Term Success  --
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  --

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Laura Hyer
CEO Term Start Jan 2003
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience
Extensive experience in the HR field in the Banking and Private Security sectors.
BA from Colby College; MS from Suffolk University 
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Outstanding Contributions to Community Partnerships for Public Safety US Attorney General 2009
Outstanding Outreach Campaign Project Safe Neighborhoods/US Department of Justice 2007

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 5
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 1
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 1
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? No
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit --
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Governance


Board Chair Mr. John E. Rosenthal
Board Chair Company Affiliation Founder and Chairman
Board Chair Term Jan 1995 - Dec 2012
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Jerry Belair Meredith Management Voting
Mr. Kevin Boyle Citizens Bank Voting
Mr. Ben Clements Clements & Pineault Voting
Mr David Crowley Wachusett Mountain Voting
Ms. Mindy d'Arbeloff fundraise.com --
Mr. Phillip Johnston PWJA Voting
Mr. Gary Koepke Modernista Voting
Mr. Don Law Live Nation Voting
Mr. David Lee Stull & Lee Voting
Mr. Matt Lindley Sapient Voting
Mr. David Littlefield Littlefield Management Voting
Mr. Matt Machera Law Offices of Matt Machera Voting
Mr. Paul McDonough Goulston & Storrs Voting
Mr. Oedipus Oedipus The Oedipus Project Voting
Mr. Matt O'Neil The Strategy Group Voting
Mr. Mark Robinson Bingham McCutchen Voting
Mr. David Rosenbloom Join Together Voting
Mr. John Rosenthal Meredith Management Voting
Mr. Steven Sheinkopf Yale Appliance and Lighting Voting
Mr. Robert Travaglini Cosgrove, Eisenberg & Kiley Voting
Mr. Jordan Warshaw High Rock Ventures Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 20
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 1
Male: 20
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 10
Board Term Limits 10
Board Meeting Attendance % 50%
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy No
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 50%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2010 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2009 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2011 to June 30, 2012
Projected Income $85,000.00
Projected Expense $75,000.00
Form 990s

2011 990

2010 990

2009 990

Audit Documents

2011 Audit

2010 Audit

2009 Audit

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Total Revenue $148,006 $78,521 $145,949
Total Expenses $132,667 $70,029 $155,083

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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Individual Contributions $148,006 $78,521 $145,949
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Program Expense $64,959 $20,483 $85,991
Administration Expense $40,453 $18,298 $41,359
Fundraising Expense $27,255 $31,248 $27,733
Payments to Affiliates $0 $0 $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.12 1.12 0.94
Program Expense/Total Expenses 49% 29% 55%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 18% 40% 19%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Total Assets $66,057 $30,991 $33,326
Current Assets $66,057 $30,991 $33,326
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $28,350 $8,623 $19,450
Total Net Assets $37,707 $22,368 $13,876

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 2.33 3.59 1.71

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's audited financials.  Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals as the breakout was not available.

Documents


Other Documents

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