BLUF Military Benefits

Helping U.S. military families Realize, Utilize, Optimize benefits

Alexandria, VA   |  https://www.blufmilitarybenefits.com/

Mission

To build a positive and supportive community that empowers active, guard, reserve, and veteran U.S. military families in improving their quality of life.

Notes from the nonprofit

We're just getting started and very excited to continue to develop as a trusted and valuable resource for U.S. military families!

Ruling year info

2020

CEO

Jefferson D. Mitchell

Main address

3023 King St

Alexandria, VA 22302 USA

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EIN

85-0925700

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There are many resources and benefits offered to military families. However, many said resources are realized too late or not utilized at all because of poor message dissemination or buried in complex discourse. Thus, the purpose for which the Corporation is formed is to empower United States (U.S.) active, reserve, retired, and veteran military service members and their families better realize, utilize, and optimize the many benefits afforded to them.

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?

Family Financial Relief Donation Fund

A minimum of 10% of all earned income helps support the BLUF Military Benefits Family Financial Relief Donation Fund. The fund will go to a U.S. military family in financial need at the end of the year.

Population(s) Served

Our primary purpose is to create trusted and reliable online multimedia content (written articles, blogs, social media, and videos) to hep U.S. military families better realize, utilize, and optimize the benefits afforded to them

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

To improve the quality of life for all U.S. military families: reduce stress, empower with relevant and timely information, build a supportive network.

The organization shall create and publish original content as well as help disseminate and breakdown resources published from other official and vetted organizations. The difference between this organization and other nonprofits, is that it promises to provide the Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF) to give the audience an easy to digest takeaway. Additionally, there is a large resource gap in video content covering military benefits. The corporation shall create a competitive advantage by publishing quality videos to break down complex military benefit topics. Overall, the organization’s purpose is to improve U.S. military family’s quality of life and promote any financial, family, travel, or educational benefit available to military families,

Start up stage hosting a website and various social media channels.

Fire-starter stage: We have recently received 501(c)(3) status. With permission to solicit funds we plan to grow our budget to start growing our donation fund, our ad hoc project fund, marketing fund, and volunteer outreach.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    website forms & social media polls,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We few veterans informed us ways to better clarify and communicate a few items within our "Separation & Retirements" article. We took listened, took note, and implemented the changes with a week.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people,

Financials

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Operations

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

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BLUF Military Benefits

Board of directors
as of 9/3/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jefferson Mitchell


Board co-chair

Morgan Mitchell

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/15/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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