EIN 57-0941892

National Deer Association

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The National Deer Association, a non-profit wildlife conservation organization, works closely with hunters, landowners, and wildlife agencies to improve deer herds and hunter satisfaction on public and private land in all 50 states and Canada. The NDA is dedicated to ensuring the future of wild deer, wildlife habitat, and hunting by uniting various stakeholders such as state agencies, managers, and the hunting industry. It was founded in 1988 and is located in Bogart, GA.
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National Deer Association is a parent organization to a group of 237 other organizations.
Also known as...
Quality Deer Management Association
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Program areas at National Deer Association

See schedule onational Deer Association ("nda") had 28,564 members during 2022. Founded in 1988, nda is a wildlife conservation organization dedicated to ensuring the future of wild Deer, wildlife habitat and hunting. We do this by uniting hunters, managers, state agencies, the hunting industry, government officials and non-hunters to ensure welfare and sustainability of Deer populations and their habitat, advocating for sustainable, science-based conservation of wild Deer; serving as a leading provider of credible, responsible and timely information on Deer hunting and management, educating hunters and non-hunters to better understand the role that Deer hunting plays in wildlife conservation and increasing and diversifying participation and the societal acceptance of hunting. Since 2006, nda has contributed to Deer research projects throughout the u.s. ; conducted educational events, provided expert opinions on proposed policies, regulations and plans, certified hunters, landowners and biologists and mentored thousands of young and first-time hunters.founded in 1988, nda established in south carolina and moved to Georgia in 1997. Nda encourages the protection of most, or all yearling (1 1/2-year-old) bucks combined with an appropriate harvest of does, when necessary, to maintain a healthy population in balance with habitat conditions and hunter desires. The following programs and supporting services are included in the accompanying statements of activities. Conservation & hunting heritage operations: conservation operations include nda's network of all hunters who share a passion for the wild Deer. This department blends the art of hunting with the science of management to create better Deer and better Deer hunting. These efforts are accomplished using five key areas: research, education, advocacy, certification, and hunting. This department is involved in all areas of the wild Deer research including ecology, management, hunting, diseases, and human dimensions. This department coordinates and funds practical research projects that increase knowledge and management. Volunteer operations and chapter support - volunteer operations is the department responsible for coordinating the activities of chapter operations, provide leadership training and guidance to the state councils and identifying, assessing and responding to the needs of various states "volunteer conservation efforts. Communications - the communications department is responsible for educating the public on the importance of wild Deer conservation. It publishes a bi-monthly quality whitetails magazine, weekly newsletter, and the annual Deer report. The communications department is also responsible for other publications, maintaining nda's website, generating press releases and other public relations. In 2022, nda had a significant impact on policy that impacts Deer, hunting, and conservation by sending 60 action alerts, authoring, or signing 95 letters of support or opposition, and encouraging more than 3,000 letters from our constituents. Nda addressed landscape-level access and forest health issues through the public lands initiative by helping to improve 316,218 acres of public land in six states at a total value of $2,164,206. Nda continued to provide some of the best Deer and habitat educational content in the world by publishing more than 100 combined articles and videos across our various platforms. More than 6 million people were reached through nda's social media channels alone. Nda held 54 field to fork events across 19 states to introduce new people to hunting as part of our r3 initiatives while also graduating 300 new Deer steward participants at various levels. Nda finished another strong financial year helped by securing a record number of corporate sponsors and conducting the organization's first ever giving day.

Who funds National Deer Association

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
National Deer Association Group ReturnOperations$257,409
National Shooting Sports FoundationShooting Sports Development$65,000
National Deer Association Group ReturnSponsoring Youth To Hunt$56,861
...and 1 more grant received

Personnel at National Deer Association

Nick PinizzottoPresident and Chief Executive Officer$260,937
April RobertsonChief Financial Officer$149,160
Robert ThomasChief Communications Officer / CF Comm of$117,272
Lauren VarnerChief Development Officer / Board Member$118,396
Torin MillerDirector of Policy
...and 8 more key personnel

Financials for National Deer Association

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$2,188,282
Program services$625,711
Investment income and dividends$5,122
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$24,028
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$23,066
Net income from gaming activities$36,477
Net income from sales of inventory$26,105
Miscellaneous revenues$46,245
Total revenues$2,975,036

Form 990s for National Deer Association

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-15990View PDF
2021-122022-11-15990View PDF
2020-122021-11-17990View PDF
2019-122021-03-31990View PDF
2018-122020-09-22990View PDF
...and 10 more Form 990s

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Data update history
January 6, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 6, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
December 26, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 4 new vendors, including , , , and
December 24, 2023
Received grants
Identified 5 new grant, including a grant for $257,409 from National Deer Association Group Return
November 25, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsWildlife protection organizationsAnimal organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
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General information
PO Box 160
Bogart, GA 30622
Metro area
Athens-Clarke County, GA
Oconee County, GA
Website URL
(706) 353-0221
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
D34: Wildlife Sanctuary, Refuge
NAICS code, primary
813312: Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations
Parent/child status
Parent of group exemption
Central organization
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