NEEDHAM COMMUNITY COUNCIL INC

People Helping People

Needham, MA   |  www.needhamcouncil.org

Mission

The Needham Community Council is a private non-profit organization which supports people in Needham who have under-met health, educational or social needs and promotes volunteerism, community and a sense of shared responsibility.

Ruling year info

1973

Executive Director

Sandra Robinson

Main address

570 Hillside Avenue

Needham, MA 02494 USA

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EIN

04-2121365

NTEE code info

Transportation (Free or Subsidized) (P52)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Medical Appointment Program

We offer rides to medical appointments in and around the Needham, MA area.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Grocery and household items provided to income-eligible Needham households

Population(s) Served
Low-income people
Adults
Children and youth

Volunteer trainers offer programs to Needham elementary students to help keep them "safe, strong and free".

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children
Preteens

Volunteer tutors provide ELL support in one-on-one sessions and conversation groups to residents and workers within Needham.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Adults

We provide many different volunteer opportunities for residents..

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

devices and tutoring support provided to residents without technology

Population(s) Served

Lending medical equipment to Needham residents

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of households visiting the Food Pantry each year.

Number of Rides provided to important appointments

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Medical Appointment Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of Lyft rides provided to residents.

Number of Medical Equipment Loans

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Medical Equipment Loan Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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NEEDHAM COMMUNITY COUNCIL INC

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Robert Dermody

Roger Williams University

Term: 2020 - 2022


Board co-chair

Evelyn Alberding

William James College

Term: 2020 - 2022

John Frantz

retired

Kathleen Berner

Accenture

Diane DerMarderosian

Brown University

Linda Farley

Needham Bank

Lynn Gotwals

Needham Public Schools

P.J. Haskell

Haskell Insurance

Jonathan Kappel

Clark University

Andrew McCollum

Greenwich Associates

Alrie McNiff Daniels

Tufts Health Plan Foundation

Carrie Reddish

Reddish Dentistry

Diane Retzky

NE Development

Mary Richman

self employed

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/2/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability