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NOCIRC of Michigan – The Intactivist Circle

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NOCIRC of Michigan

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Stated Mission

“NOCIRC of Michigan, Inc. is a nonprofit, consumer rights advocacy group that educates people about circumcision and about the benefits of intact genitals.

We inform parents and healthcare providers in Michigan about the impact of circumcision and about the proper care of intact genitals. We protect consumers from fraudulent medical claims. We promote the benefits of normal genitals and foreskin restoration.

We know the removal of normal, healthy tissue from a child’s genitals—in the name of medicine, religion or social custom—results in a loss of sexual function and is a violation of human rights.

We are a group of dedicated consumer activists and healthcare professionals. We are committed to effective education, advocacy and activism on behalf of children to protect them from harm. We are part of a worldwide movement to end all forms of male and female genital mutilation.”


Legal Name

NOCIRC of Michigan, Inc.

Year Founded  1994

Year Incorporated  2016

Year Granted Tax-Exempt Status  2018

EIN  82-0752066

Executive Director  Norman Cohen  email

Board of Directors
Norman Cohen, President
Glen Allen Powell, Vice-President
Torye May, Secretary



Latest Reporting Year  2019

This organization is not required to report financial information to the IRS because they stated on IRS form 990-N that their receipts were less than $50,000 in the prior fiscal year. Any financial information shown below has been published by the state or reported directly to us by the organization.

Revenue  $ 2,949

Expenses  $ 3,782

Assets  $ 2,266

Compensation Paid to Executive Director  $ 0

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Guide-to-Giving Survey Results

Date Responded:  November 30, 2020

What were the major accomplishments of your organization in the last 12 months?

•  We staffed 2 information tables before events were cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. (Normally, we staff tables and booths at 15-20 public and professional conferences each year around Michigan.)
•  We held our annual Michigan March for Integrity at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak on September 12th, 2020 with 30 people in attendance.
•  We had an online presence with an information video at the Greater Lansing Virtual Baby Fair in October.
•  We created and distributed plastic yard signs with the NOCIRC message for displaying during the election season.
•  We held our annual Intactivist Dinner on February 22nd, 2020 for Michigan Intactivists.
•  A new, full-color general information pamphlet on circumcision was created for handing out to expectant parents.
•  Norm Cohen was interviewed by MEL Magazine about Jewish circumcision. "What about the circumcision?"
•  We implemented an online project management system for planning and staffing our tabling events.
•  We transferred our mailing list management tasks and related email marketing to MailChimp.

What are the major plans for your organization in the next 12 months?

•  Publish new, full-color information brochures on circumcision, intact care, foreskin restoration, and religious circumcision.
•  Upgrade the NOCIRC of Michigan website.
•  Upgrade our exhibitor graphics and signage.
•  Exhibit at 10 public and professional events and conferences.

What makes your organization unique among Intactivist organizations?

NOCIRC of Michigan has been in continuous operation for 26 years.

Is there a leadership succession plan in place to continue the organization beyond your tenure? Please summarize.

In the unlikely event of a sudden change in leadership, the vice-president of NOCIRC of Michigan, Inc., Glen Powell, would take over for the current president, Norm Cohen. Glen would then hire an executive director to run the organization's daily operations with funds donated to the Corporation. A succession plan will be finalized to manage the details.

What else would you like your potential donors and volunteers to know?

NOCIRC of Michigan has always spent donors' money very wisely and efficiently. We are able to accomplish a great deal on a shoestring budget because we are sharply focused on effectiveness and efficiencies in carrying out our mission for the welfare of baby boys born in Michigan.

Notes and Analysis

Explanatory Notes

NOCIRC of Michigan, Inc. is not affiliated with the California corporation formerly named "National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers".

Norm Cohen, the Executive Director of NOCIRC of Michigan, is also the founder of Intactivist Circle.

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