1Boy4Change

1B4C

aka 1B4C   |   MORRISTON, FL   |  http://www.1boy4change.org

Mission

Our mission at "1 Boy 4 Change" is to be an agent and catalyst of change - change in the way we see ourselves, our community, and our world - by "paying it forward", raising awareness, and providing assistance and hope for individuals and families with disabilities.

Notes from the nonprofit

Is there anything you see—in your community, in your school, in your church, in your life, in the world—that you'd like to change? Of course there is! Unfortunately, the world is run by adults, and most adults have stopped “BELIEVING" that they can do anything to change the world.

That's why it's time for kids to speak up. Kids aren't afraid to think about how to make life in our world better—and kids “STILL BELIEVE" that they can make a difference.

Does one person make a difference? Let me ask you, did Christ? God so loved the world that He did something. He didn't select a committee. He didn't theorize how great it would be for someone to come to our rescue. He didn't simply grieve over our waywardness and wring His hands in sorrow. He did something! And, in turn, the Son of God said to God the Father, “I will go." He did something about it.

Have you noticed how suffering brings people together? Have you watched how people respond to disasters? Suffering pushes us out of our homes. It puts us in touch with our neighbors. Hardship forces us to grab hands with one another and pull up closer together.

In an overpopulated world, it's easy to underestimate the significance of one. There are so many people who have so many gifts and skills who are already doing so many things that are so important, who needs me? What can I as one individual contribute to the overwhelming needs of our world, our church, etc.?

Ruling year info

2006

Founder and President

Mr. Chris Carswell

CFO

Mrs. Janet Carswell

Main address

12251 SE 58th Lane

MORRISTON, FL 32668 USA

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EIN

20-3955394

NTEE code info

Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation (E86)

Other Services (D60)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Para-Driving

The primary focus of para-driving sport is to provide educational and competitive opportunities for athletes with physical disabilities. Many disabled athletes compete, and even excel, in sports designed for the able-bodied, but para-driving in particular opens a world of competition to drivers with even severe disabilities that might preclude them from other forms of sport, and does so while providing a structured, focused, and highly competitive environment.

Population(s) Served

Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

This definition does not affect or limit the broader definition of “assistance animal” under the Fair Housing Act or the broader definition of “service animal” under the Air Carrier Access Act.

Some State and local laws also define service animal more broadly than the ADA does. The law that gives the MOST protection to the service dog team is the law that takes precedence. Information about such laws can be obtained from the State Attorney General’s office.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Military personnel
Emergency responders
Veterans
Adults
Military personnel
Emergency responders
Veterans

Where we work

Awards

Daily Point of Light Award 2015

1000 Points of Light - President H.W. Bush program

Affiliations & memberships

International Association of Assistance Dog Partners 2021

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

1Boy4Change would like to have enough financial support to make every soldier that is away from home feel supported by getting a free cup of coffee with a note. We want to continue to supply Warrior Beads to participants of all ages around the world - allowing them to tell their medical journey in colorful beads.

Must get better at grant writing.

Must get the public behind our programs.

We have the capabilities of achieving our goals by attending classes for grant writing. We can network with agencies that offer help in "how" to get our little non-profit on the same stage as the large non-profits.

We have all of our programs recognized nationally and internationally. We have successfully branded our non-profit. Our programs are successful - easily seen by the numbers. The only thing we haven't achieved so far is steady support through reoccurring grants.

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 serve US Military Veterans, first responders and people/families with disabilities.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

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

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board, Our funders,

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

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), 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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1Boy4Change

Board of directors
as of 5/16/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Janet Carswell

1Boy4Change

Term: 2017 - 2022

Janet Carswell

1Boy4Change

Peg Hickey

1Boy4Change

Chris Carswell

1Boy4Change

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? 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 05/16/2021

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
Native American/American Indian/Indigenous
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Native American/American Indian/Indigenous
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/14/2021

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Data
  • 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 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.