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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.

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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

Board of Directors
Norman Cohen, President
Glen Allen Powell, Vice-President
Gerald Boor, Secretary

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Finances

Latest Reporting Year   2017

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

Revenue  $ 3,739

Expenses  $ 5,136

Compensation Paid to Executive Director  $ 0

Assets  $ 2,192

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Guide-to-Giving Survey Results

Date Responded:  August 11, 2018

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

•  NOCIRC of Michigan, Inc. was granted 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit status by the IRS in January 2018.
•  We staffed information tables and booths at 14 public and professional conferences around Michigan.
•  We hosted and promoted a college screening of "American Circumcision" at Wayne State University in Detroit and held a panelist discussion afterwards.
•  We organized protests and marches for genital integrity, including our annual Michigan March for Integrity, the Motor City Pride Parade, and other events in Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Mackinaw City.
•  We protested in front of the United States District Courthouse in Detroit during the hearing for Dr. Jumana Nagarwala and others on charges of female genital mutilation.
•  We created a new website that allows our volunteers to sign-up for helping to staff our information tables and booths. See https://events.nocircofmi.org
•  Norm Cohen was interviewed by 3 TV and radio news outlets, and gave a talk to the Michigan Atheists about the issues raised by the Detroit FGM case.

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

•  Exhibit at 15 public and professional events and conferences.
•  Create a series of new full-color information pamphlets and cards to handout.
•  Organize a protest and media education campaign during the Detroit FGM trial scheduled for January 2019.
•  Organize at least 3 other protest events.
•  Upgrade our exhibitor graphics and signage.
•  Upgrade our donor management software system.
•  Mail a new survey and free pamphlet offer to area physicians to find more foreskin-friendly providers.

What makes your organization unique among Intactivist organizations?

NOCIRC of Michigan has been in continuous operation for 24 years. Each year, we staff more information tables than any other organization.

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 deeded to the Corporation.

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 in carrying out our mission exclusively 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.