MISSION AND STORY
The Here and Now Project's mission is to connect and empower the paralysis community in the Pacific Northwest.Through private support groups, community activities, and larger annual gatherings, we have built a strong fellowship of people who encourage and inspire each other to Do Life in the here and now.
Whether you’ve been in a chair since birth, or your loved one was hurt just six weeks ago, you are not alone. Whatever your situation, there are those among us who have been there too. You may not realize it, but your story has the power to change someone’s life. Reach out today.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Cofounder & President
Cofounder & Director
Daniel "King Khazm" Kogita
The Directors who serve and oversee the Here & Now Project help to develop and advance the interests of our donors in ways that go beyond raising money.
Good governance is more than supporting the organization – it also means representing the community’s interests in what we do. Our Board of Directors have three fundamental legal obligations, or fiduciary duties, which apply to everything we do.
DUTY OF CARE
The amount of care an ordinarily prudent person would exercise in a like position and under similar circumstances. This describes the criteria our Directors must give to making decisions on behalf of the Here & Now Project.
DUTY OF LOYALTY
Keeping the interests of the Here & Now Project in mind always when making decisions on behalf of the organization.
DUTY OF OBEDIENCE
Requires board members to be faithful to our mission, consistent with our mission statement, Articles of Incorporation, bylaws, and tax-exempt documentation.
We are committed to operating to the highest standards of accountability, transparency, and ethics. We seek to earn your trust by sharing information on how we operate and use donated dollars to achieve our mission. The following details reflect our commitment to donors, volunteers, and the people we serve.
INCLUSIVE OF ALL
The Here and Now Project recognizes that each member of our community brings their own unique skills, experience and perspectives. Including all voices and opinions will shape and influence how to advance our mission to connect and empower the paralysis community in an increasingly intersectional world in innovative ways.
Read our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy.
The Here and Now Project respects the rights and privacy of our donors. We do no sell or share donor’s personal information to any other entity. Donors are recognized in the organization’s annual report to the community. Donors wishing to remain anonymous should notify us of this at the time a gift/donation made.
Our IRS Form 990 confirms the annual tax filing information we are required to maintain our tax-exempt designation.