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Build Our Center is headquartered in Reno, NV, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 27-0313693.  Donations are tax-deductible. The IRS' NTEE classification is Lesbian, Gay Rights within the Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy category. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 2013.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)

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What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

Our long term vision is to sustain a thriving, community based organization to empower and support LGBT people. Our mission is to Build, Connect, and Strengthen the LGBT community in Northern Nevada by establishing a safe and supportive center for advocacy, education, and programming to strengthen the community and celebrate diversity.

What are your strategies for making this happen?

• Build a foundation to sustain a community center where people of all ages and backgrounds can come together; • Connect community members, organizations, and resources to encourage cultural development and personal well-being; and, • Strengthen the network of support to provide innovative programs and services.

What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

We have three years worth of funds to sustain the new center and will continue to raise funds to support the organization. With the addition of the physical space, we now have the ability to provide in house programming and to target that programming to the various members of the Northern Nevada LGBT community and also have space for them to come together for fun and to attend meetings for the various, local LGBT groups. This is in addition to our current programming which includes 3 degrees, an LGBT business networking group, and Northern Nevada Pride - our reginal LGBT pride festival.

How will your organization know if you are making progress?

We have set various benchmarks and emply metrics to measure whether people are attending programming. If we see a lack of interest we conduct focus groups and surveys to learn whether different programming is needed in the coummunity.

What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

We are opemning the center this spring and we will be in our thrid year of organizing Northern Nevada Pride.


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