Dare for More Ministries, Inc.

Dream Dare Do

aka Dare for More Ministries   |   Chattanooga, TN   |  www.dareformore.org

Mission

The mission of Dare for More is to bring hope and healing to women by encouraging and equipping them to change their own lives, the lives of those they love, and the world around them.

Ruling year info

2008

CEO/Founder

Reba Bowman

Main address

6803 Village Lake Circle

Chattanooga, TN 37412 USA

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EIN

20-5648351

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

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

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There is an empty place in the soul of every woman that longs to be filled with hope, love, acceptance, courage, and so much more. Worldwide, women face obstacles every day that have filled that place with destruction, pain, heartache, and hopelessness. In order to combat this challenge, DFM has chosen a holistic approach. Women of all ages are in need of support, encouragement, and equipping to face life's challenges. On a global scale women are dehumanized and seen as commodities to be bought and sold. This degradation means that women face challenges that are insurmountable alone. DFM meets women where they are and helps them to dream for more, to dare greatly for more, and to do more than they ever imagined possible. We are attacking the issues of poverty, abuse, and human trafficking internationally. We are also working with women in the US to help them find answers to their biggest issues.

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?

Hearts & Hope Global Solutions

Our mission is to develop partnerships between communities in North America and communities where women and girls are abused and exploited in high risk places around the world. These partnerships work to rescue, restore, and provide prevention so these women can live in dignity, worth, and freedom.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Victims and oppressed people

The DFM speaking ministry is designed to help women be encouraged and equipped to face the challenges of life. Our team speaks at a variety of events. The style is both inspirational and motivational. We also stand as advocates for women in crisis. Reba speaks at events that educate and empower women regarding human trafficking, abuse, and poverty. Our goal is to help women engage to fight the darkness that encompasses the lives of so many women and girls.

Population(s) Served

If women are going to find success in life they must have a plan and a team. Designed to Thrive is a discipleship program created to fill both of these needs. Dare for More provides training opportunities for women to learn how to grow spiritually in a way that impacts their own lives and the lives of all those who are connected to them. Through small group connections, women develop a team that will support them and helps them as they strive to live a life that matters.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Women and girls

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 job skills training courses/workshops conducted

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

Women and girls

Related Program

Hearts & Hope Global Solutions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Women who are rescued are learning a skill that they can develop to support their families and earn a dignified wage.

Number of women and girls being rescued and cared for in safe environment.

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

Women and girls

Related Program

Hearts & Hope Global Solutions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

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

Families

Related Program

Hearts & Hope Global Solutions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Helping families access food and clean water is a vital part of their success. We are growing this part of our outreach in connection with partners worldwide.

Number of women receiving skill training/workshops.

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

Women and girls

Related Program

Hearts & Hope Global Solutions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Women going on Vision trips

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

Women and girls

Related Program

Hearts & Hope Global Solutions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Women from around the US go and spend time helping and encouraging women and girls who are coming out of crisis and finding hope. They do work projects as well as needs projects.

Women attending events and advancing through training programs.

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

Women and girls

Related Program

Women's Retreats and Conferences

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Our overall goals are to:

1. Pour courage into women of all ages worldwide by giving them encouragement, direction, hope, faith and love.

2. Mobilize women to help women in need.

3. Raise awareness of the problems women and girls face and provide solutions and strategies to solve those problems.

4. Strategically place Dare for More Training Centers around the globe to help women through rescue, restoration, and stability.

Our short-term goals are to:

1. Prepare training materials for women who cannot read and write.

2. Establish an entity in Guatemala that includes women's training centers and safe houses.

3. Raise awareness in North America by speaking and hosting events where attendees can learn about the needs, find out how they can get involved, and purchase free trade items made by women artisans around the world in order to provide for their families.

Empower local leaders to reach out to women and girls in their communities who are in desperate need of help and hope.

Equip community partners to assist those in need by addressing the whole person.

Address the complex causes of poverty including material, spiritual, emotional, social, economic, and educational needs.

Transform the lives of women and girls through a focus on sustainability, independence, and faith, so that they can become the person God designed them to be.

We have teams of women who are trained and experienced in teaching, training and providing solutions. These women travel worldwide to analyze needs, establish models, and provide support to see these initiative accomplished.

We have partners around the world who are reaching, rescuing and restoring women from abuse and exploitation.

We have partners in North America who create sustainability and future opportunities for those in need.

We have a plan for creating and maintaining sustainability for Dare for More so that we can continue to make a difference in the lives of women.

We have established a presence in the United States and we are reaching women and girls in this country.

Opportunities are increasing for sharing what we do and why we are doing it yearly and we are seeing more mobilization happen each year.

We have a strong presence in the Dominican Republic and have three solid partnerships there with DR Vision, LifeHouse Girls, and New Hope Girls.

We have a strong presence in Ndola, Zambia as we partner with WIPHAN, an educational organization for orphans and widows.

We have filled out our legal paperwork for an entity in Guatemala.

We are working on establishing a supply chain to North America for goods that are made by women who are thriving as a result of our partnerships. This will achieve sustainability for the outreach centers and the women who are making the products.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), 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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Dare for More Ministries, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 09/23/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Joy Hardee

No affiliation

Term: 2021 - 2022


Board co-chair

Janiece Robinson

No Affliation

Term: 2021 - 2022

Joe Dirago

Ross Robinson

Donald and Joy Hardee

Jason and Cara Sneed

Wes Bowman

Bob and Ginny Hall

Andrea McGuirt

Jarod and Morgan Cooper

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/2/2021

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/28/2021

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 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 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 community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.