ANGELS AMONG US

Supporting Famileis whose children have cancer

Omaha, NE   |  http://www.MyAngelsAmongUs.org

Mission

Angels Among Us' mission is; “to financially assist families with a child battling cancer, living or being treated in Nebraska."

Ruling year info

2006

Executive Director

Ms Susan Nelson

Main address

3516 N 163rd Plaza Ste 3 Angels Among Us

Omaha, NE 68116 USA

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EIN

20-4728470

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Angels Among Us provides financial support to families whose children are battling childhood cancer. Nebraska ranks in the top 7% in the country for pediatric cancer and is #1 among twelve midwestern states. Over 70 families will hear the words "your child has cancer" in our community this year alone. In a matter of weeks PTO and vacation days are used up and one parent will eventually be forced to leave a job or take a large step back which immediately creates a financial burden. We step in to help provide car payments, rent payments, utilities and more, and we do so over a long period of time helping to ensure that families stay financially stable and can focus on what matters most, their child.

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?

Financial Assistance Program

Angels Among assist qualifying families with $500/month, for a total of $9,000.00 to help ease the financial burdens while caring for a child battling cancer.  We make the payments directly to the creditors.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

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.

Average number of service recipients per month

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

Infants and toddlers, Children and youth, Families

Related Program

Financial Assistance Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of families assisted with rent or mortgage to avoid eviction

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

Children and youth, Families

Related Program

Financial Assistance Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We measure the number of payments made each year in several categories, however, rent and mortgage making up the majority.

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.

We are aiming to become the nonprofit that families from Iowa and Nebraska can turn to to avoid the financial crisis caused by a pediatric cancer diagnosis.

Our fundraising program encompasses several avenues for support: individual giving, corporate giving, foundation giving and special events. This ensures that one fundraising avenue does not weigh to heavily in one direction and ensures a steady income stream. We are guided by a strategic plan that outlines goals an objectives and that strategic plan is reviewed at every board meeting to ensure we remain on track to our success. Our staff has over 45 years experience combined in the nonprofit arena.

We have a staff of 3 FTE that focuses on raising the over $800,000 a year needed to help families.

To date we have assisted over 500 families with over $2.7 million in support. We have a goal to increase our funding so that no family has to wait for assistance, ever.
We have steadily increased the amount of families each year for the last five years and also increased the amount and length of time we assist those families.

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?

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Angels Among Us has made many changes as a result of feedback we have received from constituents and stakeholders in the last 18 months. As part of our strategic planning, Angels Among Us changed our financial assistance program in 2019. After reviewing our program and looking at the types of cancer we see and comparing it to treatment plans, we moved from a standard length of time per family to utilizing our financial support by the planned length of treatment. That meant that those families who didn't require our services for a long period of time could roll off earlier and those that needed it for a greater amount of time could be accommodated. While the amount of support per month remained the same, length of time changed.

  • 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, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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ANGELS AMONG US

Board of directors
as of 1/20/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs Amy Kent

Star Legacy Foundation

Term: 2019 - 2020


Board co-chair

John Grose

First National Bank of Omaha

Term: 2019 - 2020

Rob Cygan

Truck Center Companies

Ryne Bessmer

Karstens Investments

Heather Howell

Alorica

Kelly Ptacek

Creighton University

Amy Robbins

Skyline Med Staffing

Todd Rogge

Silverstone Group

Kelly Walsh

Casanova Brooks

EXP Realty

Marlon Lofgren

Koley Jessen Law

Nicole Skinner

Nebraska Medicine

Andrea Stahl

Mutual of Omaha

Kelly Walsh

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 ? 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 01/20/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/04/2020

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 review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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.