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NATIONAL ASSISTANCE LEAGUE Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 05/05/2014: NATIONAL ASSISTANCE LEAGUE

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AKA  Assistance League , NAL
Burbank, CA
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NATIONAL ASSISTANCE LEAGUE Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 05/05/2014: NATIONAL ASSISTANCE LEAGUE

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: NATIONAL ASSISTANCE LEAGUE

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Also Known As: Assistance League , NAL
Physical Address: Burbank, CA 91505 
EIN: 95-1945908
Web URL: www.assistanceleague.org 
NTEE Category: T Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking
T40 Voluntarism Promotion
W Public, Society Benefit
W70 Leadership Development
B Educational Institutions
B60 Adult, Continuing Education
Ruling Year: 1994 
How This Organization Is Funded: Membership Dues - $789,672
Conference & Workshop Fees - $447,465
Contributions - $312,209


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Mission Statement

Our 26,000 member volunteers are what make our organization so remarkable. Each one is incredibly generous and imaginative. Each one is highly motivated to effect change in their communities because they have a personal stake in the outcome. And each one has the spirit to get the job done, whatever it is and whatever it takes. Unlike most national charities, our focus is on local chapter needs first. Assistance League actually helps our volunteers realize their vision for their communities. And all funds they raise stay in those individual communities. So their dreams become our dreams. And together, across 120 linked chapters, we help people in need achieve a better quality of life. Together we are Assistance League and we celebrate the power of the volunteer to evoke positive change in the world.

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Fiscal Year Starting: June 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: May 31, 2013

Total Revenue $1,582,430
Total Expenses $1,498,912

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Nancy Reberger

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Programs

Program: Conferences and Workshops (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$757,270
Category:
Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking
Population Served:
Adults

Program Description:

GENERAL Delivering vital support to the member volunteers and their individual chapters is the purpose of National Assistance League.   Since 1949, the national organization has helped make volunteer training possible, offered educational support, assured financial responsibility, guaranteed future growth and provided the link for inter-chapter communication. The national organization is dedicated to the ongoing support of its 120 individual chapters and guilds and ensuring their long-term presence in the communities they serve.   The national organization conducts four educational conferences for chapter and guild members. These conferences are: Leadership Conference, Treasurers Workshop, Assisteens® Conference, and Annual Conference.    Each conference focuses on addressing the educational needs for those in attendance.   Assistance League encourages chapters, guilds and auxiliaries to underwrite the conference fees for their members. The conference materials and knowledge gained is beneficial to all chapters, guilds and auxiliaries. Not only do the participants return with tools that will assist in fulfilling the responsibilities of their offices; they will also gain a deeper understanding of the entire national organization.   LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE Assistance League’s annual Leadership Conference is designed for our incoming Assistance League chapter/guild Presidents, auxiliary Chairmen and Assisteens® Coordinators to provide them with a stimulating symposium of networking opportunities and educational workshops. If an incoming President, auxiliary Chairman or Assisteens® Coordinator is unable to attend, the President-Elect or other member of the chapter's Board is encouraged to attend in their place.   As a Leadership Conference attendee the participants receive valuable training in parliamentary procedure, meeting techniques and ways to approach sensitive chapter issues. The conference also provides the opportunity to meet and network with other Assistance League Presidents, Chairmen and Coordinators to share ideas and receive information about the important work chapters across the nation are doing as they put caring and commitment into action in their communities.   TREASURERS WORKSHOP Assistance League’s annual Treasurers Workshop is designed for our incoming Assistance League chapter/guild Treasurers to provide them with educational workshops on how to maintain the financial records for their chapter/guild.   If an incoming Treasurer is unable to attend, then an Assistant Treasurer or other member of the chapter's Board is encouraged to attend in their place.   As a Treasurers Workshop attendee the participants receive valuable training in non-profit accounting, and hands-on training on software used to maintain the books and records of their chapter. Attendees are separated into groups based on experience level in order to facilitate the training and provide an effective and comprehensive knowledge adapted experience.   The workshop covers basic to advanced non-profit accounting concepts, in-depth internal control issues, and issues that pertain specifically to our organization. The conference also provides the opportunity to meet and network with other Assistance League Treasurers and discuss issues they may encounter.   ASSISTEENS® CONFERENCE Our Assisteens® Conference is designed for our Assisteens® members to provide them with innovative leadership training and confidence building workshops. Assisteens® members are typically of high school age and join the auxiliary to participate in philanthropic programs in their communities during their high school years.    As a conference attendee the participants receive valuable training in leadership and team building.    ANNUAL CONFERENCE Assistance League’s Annual Conference is designed for our entire Assistance League membership to provide them with educational workshops and networking opportunities.   We also conduct our annual meeting at this conference.   As a conference attendee the participants receive valuable training in philanthropic programs provided by the organization; resource and fund development; thrift shop operations; membership training; public relations with their communities and current issues affecting our chapters.

Program Long-Term Success:

Chapters and guilds increase their services provided to their communities.

Program Short-Term Success:

Attendees are empowered to apply their newfound knowledge in their chapter and guild programs.

Program Success Monitored by:

Increasing attendance at conferences and workshops. Evaluations completed by attendees.

Program Success Examples:

Attendees return to their chapters and guilds with new ideas for programs to service the needs in their communities. Attendees implement best practices learned from detailed workshop sessions.

Program: Chapter Support Services (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$232,621
Category:
Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking
Population Served:
Adults

Program Description:

Chapter Support Services include assisting chapters in achieving and maintaining standards of operation; providing guidance on developing policies; providing hands-on examples of required materials through handbooks and manuals; promoting an interchange of ideas through chapter visits; and providing professional training and educational programs for the national board and committees.

Program Long-Term Success:

Chapters/Guilds will achieve greater impact in their communities through the programs they provide.

Program Short-Term Success:

Members will develop leadership skills to assist in growing their chapters/guilds to reach more people in their communities.

Program Success Monitored by:

Financial Compliance Reviews of chapter/guild financial statements. Program Service Reviews by Philanthropic Program Consultants. Chapter Visits by Chapter Service Committee Members.

Program Success Examples:

Chapters continually exceed expected levels of program services returned to their communities based upon the revenue received through fund-raising efforts.

Program: Public Relations and Marketing (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$33,087
Category:
Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking
Population Served:
Adults

Program Description:

Public Relations and Marketing acquaint the public with the purpose and activities of Assistance League chapters and guilds nationwide.    We also assist and advise chapters and guilds with public awareness issues related to the community-based philanthropic programs and services they provide.

Program Long-Term Success:

National public awareness of who we are and how we help communities across the nation.

Program Short-Term Success:

Community awareness of who we are in those locales where we have existing chapters and guilds.

Program Success Monitored by:

Increase in public financial support for our programs. Increase in membership in our chapters and guilds.

Program Success Examples:

Recognition of our AL Logo and our mission by local communities across the nation. Increase in number of volunteers across the nation. Expansion of chapters and guilds into new communities across the nation.

Program: Chapter and Guild Development (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$38,226
Category:
Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking
Population Served:
Adults

Program Description:

Chapter and guild development promotes growth of the organization through the establishment of new chapters and guilds where community needs are the basic criteria for establishment of a new service organization.

Program Long-Term Success:

Establishing chapters and guilds in all states.

Program Short-Term Success:

Starting new guilds in new communities. Chartering existing guilds into chapters.

Program Success Monitored by:

Establishing new guilds. Chartering new guilds into chapters.

Program Success Examples:

Developing interested persons in a new community into a thriving new guild. Growing a guild, its programs and membership into a stable organization to be chartered as a chapter.
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