WOODSONGS FRONT PORCH ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED
5448 BRYAN STATION RD
PARIS KY 40361-9085
Contact Information
Nonprofit WOODSONGS FRONT PORCH ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED
Address 5448 BRYAN STATION RD
PARIS, KY 40361 9085
Phone (919) 6752787
Contact Name Art Menius
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2016
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Become a member. Info and online registration at http://www.woodsongs.com/WFPA-Gathering-Reg/. 
Volunteer to help at our annual Gathering in October
Join your local SongFarmer Club 
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Statements
Mission Statement Our mission is to provide educational resources and programs about traditional music to schools and homeschools and experiences and information sharing for all concerning traditional, community based music making; and to stimulate creation of local groups sharing these goals.
Background Statement
Founded in 2015, The Woodsongs Front Porch Association is a non-profit membership organization that supports the acclaimed Classroom Project, a revolutionary advance in music education on the grassroots level. The Classroom Project brings free music instruction, via video lessons, to any school or home schooler who wants to use it. At this writing, more than 1000 schools and home schoolers already use the Classroom Project, which is supported by the University of Kentucky and endorsed by the National Association of Music Educators.

The Classroom Project is a Music & Arts Education Project involving music, history, language arts and more designed to encourage community and creativity. The projects are available to middle school, high school, home schoolers, and colleges free of charge. The WoodSongs Classroom Project provides lesson-plan projects based on the national public television broadcast of the WoodSongs Old- Time Radio Hour.

Teachers can choose from three projects. “WoodSongs In The Classroom" sends a specially edited number of WoodSongs broadcasts, each re-edited into two 25-minute classroom segments for educational use in classes at all levels. The lesson plans focus on music, the arts, history, literature, creative writing and social studies. The "WoodSongs Coffeehouse School" project encourages students to create a regular performance event at the school. The third project is Walden Play, a dramatic play about Henry David Thoreau, which is already registered for performance by more than 8,700 schools, colleges and community theatres in 42 countries. 

Impact Statement
Our Classroom Project, with the assistance of the University of Kentucky, is already in use by more than 1000 schools and home schools. The Classroom Project, consisting of lesson plans and video performances by some of the best known roots musicians, is provided free to all schools and home schools which wish to use it.
We have produced two annual SongFarmers' Gatherings with a third being organized for this October.
More than two dozen local SongFarmer Clubs are in operation. 
Needs Statement
Members to fund the Classroom Project and, most important, spread the word about its availability on a grassroots level.
Volunteers to assist with office tasks and at the annual Gathering.
People to start local SongFarmer Clubs. 
Board Chair Statement Your small membership to the WFPA supports artists and the art form, but also supports the CLASSROOM projects as well. Step off the treadmill and back onto the Front Porch, join the WFPA and learn to become a Song Farmer and help restore the simple love of music back into your hometown, schools … and on front porches around the world. Feel free to call us 859-255-5700 or email: WFPA@WoodSongs.com for more information
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Education / Educational Services
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
International
Headquartered in the Lexington area, the WFPA reach is worldwide, which clubs as far away as Australia and the Classroom Project in use throughout the USA.
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact.
Provide educational materials about roots music at no cost to schools and home schoolers throughout the United States.
Build membership to 10,000
See local volunteers form 200 SongFarmer Clubs 
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals?
Continue to produce new video and program plan resources for the Classroom Project. 
Produce an annual Gathering of SongFarmer Club leaders and members.
Continue to build partners which already include the University of Kentucky, Kiwanis International, and the Association of Music Educators. 
Stimulate the creation of grassroots, local SongFarmer Clubs
Build paying membership with a low dues rate to build a worldwide mass of support 
CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals?
The WFPA shares some of the staff time of Woodsongs, Inc. They provide back office, member relations, communications, and event staff.
The WFPA has an active Governing Board and a line board, the Creative Board, responsible for the annual Gathering and relationships with the SongFarmer Clubs.
New SongFarmer Clubs are coming into being weekly. 
 
IndicatorsHelpHow will the organization know if it is making progress? What are the key qualitative and quantitative indicators against which the organization assesses its progress toward its intended impact? Our metrics are number of schools and home schoolers using the Classroom Project; number of WFPA members; and number of local SongFarmer Clubs
ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far?
The Classroom Project is distributed nationally by the University of Kentucky and endorsed by the American Music Educators Association. It is in use already by more than 1000 schools and home schoolers.
Some two dozen SongFarmers Clubs are already active. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Michael Jonathan
Company Affiliation Woodsongs
Term Sept 2016 to Sept 2017
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Josh Dunson RetiredVoting
Kari Estrin Kari Estrin ManagementVoting
Michael Jonathan WoodsongsVoting
Bryan Klausing WoodsongsVoting
Art Menius SouthEast Regional Folk AllianceVoting
Doug Oines American Nyckelharpa AssociationVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 9
Board Meeting Attendance % 91%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Additional Board Members and Affiliations
NameAffiliation
Perry Brake Retired
Skip Jones Self
Penny Lane Radio
Steve Martin Attorney
Raymond McClain Morehead State University
Rik Paleri Musician
Ron Pen University of Kentucky
Loretta Sawyer Loretta Sawyer Media Relations
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director All volunteer
Term Start Jan 2000
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 16
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Description

The Classroom Project is a Music & Arts Education Project involving music, history, language arts and more designed to encourage community and creativity. The projects are available to middle school, high school, home schoolers, and colleges free of charge. The WoodSongs Classroom Project provides lesson-plan projects based on the national public television broadcast of the WoodSongs Old- Time Radio Hour.

Teachers can choose from three projects. “WoodSongs In The Classroom" sends a specially edited number of WoodSongs broadcasts, each re-edited into two 25-minute classroom segments for educational use in classes at all levels. The lesson plans focus on music, the arts, history, literature, creative writing and social studies. The "WoodSongs Coffeehouse School" project encourages students to create a regular performance event at the school. The third project is Walden Play, a dramatic play about Henry David Thoreau, which is already registered for performance by more than 8,700 schools, colleges and community theatres in 42 countries.

Budget 40000
Category
Population Served , ,
Description Local organized and operated chapters
Budget 1000
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Description A fall festival for WFPA and SongFarmer Club members
Budget 4000
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Population Served , ,
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Financials
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $23,840.00
Projected Expenses $21,900.00
Detailed Financials
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Comments
Foundation Staff Comments This organization received its 501c3 designation in 2016 and does not yet have a full year of financial information.
Address 5448 BRYAN STATION RD
PARIS, KY 403619085
Primary Phone 919 6752787
Contact Email art@artmenius.com
CEO/Executive Director All volunteer
Board Chair Michael Jonathan
Board Chair Company Affiliation Woodsongs