Good In The 'Hood

Inspiring Intentional Kindness

aka "Shoe Away Hunger" or as "SoleCare for Souls"   |   Minneapolis, MN   |  www.goodinthehood.org

Mission

To influence, inspire and impact individuals, families and entire communities for good.

Ruling year info

2003

Executive Director

Reverend Shawn Morrison

Main address

2101 Chicago Ave. S.

Minneapolis, MN 55404 USA

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EIN

01-0768296

NTEE code info

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Food Programs

We provide groceries, hot meals and practical resources to those with the most need. We use the following 4-fold philosophical approach:
1) QUANTITY: meeting immediate needs
2) QUALITY: advocating for dignity and for better choices
3) OPPORTUNITY: inviting guests to find significance through personal engagement
4) COMMUNITY: creating sustainable change by providing support and a sense of belonging.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Unemployed people
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Veterans

Providing quality footwear for those who are economically disadvantaged for a suggested donation of $5 per pair for adults and $2 per pair for children. All the proceeds are used to purchase groceries in support of our Food Programs and services

Population(s) Served
Families
Children and youth

Connecting sponsors with individuals and families with children in order to provide holiday groceries and gifts or gift cards for families with children in need. In addition, we offer emergency food and resource packs, wool socks, gloves, hats, and winter coats for those experiencing homelessness

Population(s) Served
Families
Children and youth
Veterans
Ethnic and racial groups

Offering medical foot care to the under-served, to the unsheltered and for those experiencing homelessness at 3 twin cities locations and in St. Cloud.

Population(s) Served
Unemployed people
Veterans
Seniors
Unemployed people
Veterans
Seniors
Ethnic and racial groups

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 meals served or provided

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Food Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are duplicated service numbers for our pop-up mobile grocery distribution programs

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We have more than 25 host site food shelf programs with each one having local community representation and leadership. Each year we survey both the client participants and the host site leaders to gain insight and feedback regarding our efforts to serve the community and how we can improve and be more culturally appropriate. Our goal is to serve the community with those who are from the community and look like the community they are serving.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We became more proactive in appointing local leaders that were from the community. In addition, we became more intentional to interview for hire those representing minority populations for our job openings. Finally, we have been mindful to consider and add members to our board of directors who embrace wisdom, expertise, shared values, and those that represent the communities we serve.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Asking for feedback has provided us with an increased sense of buy-in or ownership for the direction we are going. We have more active and engaged stakeholders.

  • 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, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Good In The 'Hood

Board of directors
as of 07/03/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Doug Stewart

Operations Director, Church of the Open Door

Term: 2022 - 2024

Kelly Neufeld

Neufeld Contruction

Barb Hoeker

Retired-Accumeter

Reverend Shawn Morrison

Good in the 'Hood

Mark Cross

C.O.O. Think Small

Renson Anjere

Senior Territory Manager Safeco Insurance

Suzanne Hinderscheid

Educator ISD 622

Patricia Cropley

Clinical Support Specialist Ferris Manufacturing Corporation

Terry Munoz

Executive Director Side by Side Ministries

Kathy Bissen

Retired Executive Director of SoleCare For Souls

Leona Martin

CareerForce Development Specialist for DEED

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/3/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/29/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.