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Agape1969

Quietly creating self sufficient communities by supporting the creative nature in all of us.

aka Agape1969   |   MOBILE, AL   |  www.agape1969.com
This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.
This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission

To be a positive help in a world full of harm.

Notes from the nonprofit

We are a new nonprofit working hard to establish itself as a leading source of help for our communities. During the process of structuring ourselves we are providing hands on assistance and learning of what the communities need that they can tangibly see and benefit from. We are not discouraged during this process, and will not let our infancy stages hinder us from helping as many people as we can.

Ruling year info

2017

Executive Director

Ms. Kim Barnes

Main address

7720 THOMAS RD 1608

MOBILE, AL 36695 USA

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Formerly known as

The Poetic Soul Festival

EIN

47-4213992

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (A12)

Performing Arts (A60)

Single Organization Support (J11)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Agape1969 was created to utilize the arts as a way to create opportunity. Our organization is comprised of college students, medical professionals, homemakers, and business owners all working together to equip the community with the tools to be more self sufficient. Through events, scholarships, fundraising and more, we will be working diligently to help those working to better themselves.
As of now, Agape1969 has been actively raising funds and using these funds to directly help the community with their emergent needs. This has allowed us to pay for food and pay utilities of those in need, something which will be ongoing and hope to help more people in the future.

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?

The Collective

The Collective is a project that allows people from different economic and educational backgrounds to pool their talents to create opportunities for those in search of job experience, training, and economic growth.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Women and girls
LGBTQ people
Economically disadvantaged people
Artists and performers

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 volunteers

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

Women and girls, LGBTQ people, Multiracial people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of individuals attending community events or trainings

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of print, radio, or online ads developed

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

Adults, Young adults, Artists and performers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The next phase is creating a small committee chosen directly from the communities that we will serve.
They will be the eyes and ears of what the community needs to grow and become more self sufficient.
The main focus is to create a summer program that creates job and educational opportunities for young people in need of assistance. This will create a space where they can be in control of their own futures in a progressive, more hands on manner. (I.E. Summer Employment Program)

Our other goal is to create a yearly celebration that brings together many communities from all walks of life, such as in the manner of our Mardi Gras Festivities. It will be a culmination of local talent gleaned from our schools, local small businesses, arts communities and so forth. It will showcase how rich our state is in talent, and give them opportunities to learn and practice their crafts. (I.E. The Poetic Soul Festival)

This work will be an ongoing endeavor that will allow people to have a positive outlet without having to move out of state to be recognized, or get the assistance they need to be able to make use of their talents to make way for themselves. That in turn will give us more resources that will recycle in the same communities in which we all live.

We have started active recruiting of local members of the community with the expertise to bring these ideas to fruition.
We have also solicited the assistance of "Celebrate Mobile" a nonprofit organization that has put on many of the major events in Mobile such as Mardi Gras, The Moon Pie Drop, The Art Walk Downtown and many others.

Researching and collecting information from local businesses that would benefit from the event.

Contacting educational professionals that would make resourceful contributions or ideas to help bring a summer employment program to life.

Contacting local government officials that can facilitate any local permits needed to complete this project safely and in a timely manner.

Scouting locations that are big enough to hold the event that are safe and economical.

Creating a sound budget for the initial event that will optimize reaching fundraising goals that will help with the summer employment program creation.

All board members are highly educated with bachelor's degrees or better.
All board members have at least 3+ years experience in community service or engagement.
From inception Agape1969 has used their resources directly back into the community full transparency.

Although our first event is in early stages, we have done many different things to make sure we cover all of the bases needed to create a safe, enjoyable event. So far

Convening a committee to plan the event efficiently.
Delegated roles to skilled members as they join the project for quick completion.
Scouted location and started application process for renting the space.
Soliciting assistance from another more established Nonprofit known for holding events in the area successfully.
Started recent fund raising campaign to get some financial backing to initial expenses.
Comparison shopping for insurance for the event
Checked for all permits needed for the event.
Comparison priced for local ambulance companies
Contacted sheriff's department for department coverage of event.
Gathering list of vendors and small businesses to contact for possible participation in the event.
Preliminary budget created to get a ballpark of the costs for staging, lighting, advertising, and other event add-ons.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Agape1969

Board of directors
as of 05/25/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms Kim Barnes

Agape1969

Term: 2013 -

Jackie Salter

Florance McElroy

Latonia Thigpen

Board leadership practices

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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 ? No
  • 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? No
  • 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? No