Public, Society Benefit

Southwest Veterans' Business Resource Center

Where Communities Serve Veterans

aka Where Communities Serve Veterans®

Perris, CA

Mission

Our Mission • Empower communities with knowledge and best practices to serve Veterans • Provide a means to communities to learn about Veteran benefits and services available • Shape the future of communities serving Veterans Our Vision Be the nations' premier Veterans' Business Resource Center , providing world-class services; anytime, anywhere Guiding Principles We believe: Communities are our most important resource Veterans are our focus Success is judged by those we serve • Service, professionalism, respect, teamwork, safety and compassion are valued • Building a veteran force, preventing homelessness, and harvesting knowledge are the cornerstones of our service • Quality service is centered on families and communities • Structured and disciplined resource decisions lead to sound business practices • Communication, coordination, and cooperation are critical to our success • Continuous improvement is essential to quality service and veterans' success

Notes from the Nonprofit

We are a nation of volunteers, empowering others to learn how best to serve our Veterans, in doing so, the impact on the community is influenced by the impact the community has on Veterans.

Ruling Year

2008

Founder/Chairman/CEO

Albert R Renteria

Main Address

11 S D Street

Perris, CA 92570 USA

Keywords

refuse to fail, success, veteran, communities serving veterans, SWVBRC

EIN

26-2675027

 Number

7301075550

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Homeless adults consists of civilians and Veterans. Too often, care and concern focus on the treatment of a homeless Veteran, with an implied notion the civilian is of less interest. The problem is simple, all Veterans earned a benefit funded federally, and most civilians are not aware of the business model and the impact when a Veteran opts not to pursue earned federal benefits. It is our aim to paradigm shift this understanding with our national awareness to realize for each Veteran using fully funded benefits shifts the Veteran from a cost center to a profit center in the community. In doing so, products and services are provided to the Veteran injecting federal funds to the community and creating jobs. By 2035, the current 19 million Veteran Population will be reduced by 70% and grow by only 10%, meaning 40% of 19 million or 8 million will be the new 100% of our Veteran Population.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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ERADICATING THE NOTION OF A HOMELESS VETERAN

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of training workshops

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

ERADICATING THE NOTION OF A HOMELESS VETERAN

Context notes

The growth of our workshops are driven by the increased participation. Our desire is to maintain 200 sessions a year or more. We are well on our way in achieving that.

Number of people trained

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

ERADICATING THE NOTION OF A HOMELESS VETERAN

Context notes

Of the total trained, the increase has influenced thousands of Veterans securing VA cards and securing VA benefits. This awareness continues to grow yearly.

Number of trainees successfully carrying out desired practices at least once to appropriate problems

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

ERADICATING THE NOTION OF A HOMELESS VETERAN

Context notes

100% have successfully engaged in results that resulted in a return.

Number of community events or trainings held and attendance

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

ERADICATING THE NOTION OF A HOMELESS VETERAN

Context notes

During the year, archived episodes are posted online at www.o4v.tv to reach those that were not able to attend in person, opening up the opportunity for thousands more.

Number of training programs created

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

ERADICATING THE NOTION OF A HOMELESS VETERAN

Context notes

Leveraging technology, thousands are viewing archived training videos at www.o4v.tv made possible by the founder.

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Our focus is growing our online community to assist in getting the word out to all citizens to best serve our Veterans by knowing how best to serve them and the value of securing a VA card upon discharge from active services and not 10 years later, causing challenges in securing earned benefits Accomplishing this the VA would have increased usage and Congress would give more funds for 100% usage instead the meek 15% due to lack of usage. America MUST understand that a Veteran earns Federal Benefits and the state the Veteran resides is the beneficiary of the Veteran's usage cause a supply chain reaction and resulting in job creation.

Since our humble beginnings, we have grown on average of 62 registrants to our online community at a cost of less than $1 per registrant.

Our strategy is simple. The question we ask is what will make us relevant and it is the American people. The second question is how many? Our research suggest a community of 10,000 strong have the capacity to influence more and have a voice.

We currently have 4,870 voices and our half way point to be relevant is only 130 away. Our approach is to realize that we can efficiently and effectively reach 10,000 registrants within 2 years from 2015.

Once we achieve the relevant voice of 10,000 registrants, we will be heard and educate America on how best to serve our Veterans at no cost to our nation.

Our model is to invite small businesses to be the core of our effort or best understood as a nucleolus of the organization. The primary sponsor is The ARRC, whereby the web, video and leadership is all donated saving the organization hundreds of thousands of dollars.

This model has invited other businesses to emulate this model, thereby making our volunteerism the essence of our strength and not the financial stability.

Our test question is if we don't have funds can we achieve our intent. If the answer is no, it is not our path and we answer yes!

We measure facts, such as how many Veterans don't have a VA card. Our efforts have influenced many organizations to educate others the value and job creation of having such a card.

Our success will be realized when we ask the question today the answer is 15% have the card and when we ask in 2035, the answer will be 100%

Our two prong approach is based on being relevant. The first prong is to reach 5,000 registrants, we will succeed in reaching that number in 2015.

Reaching this milestone will propel the organization to partial relevance and we are making the assumption that we can reach 10,000 in 3 years.

We published www.VETS.Training to not just training Veterans, but to invite non-Veterans to cross the line together.

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Financials

Southwest Veterans' Business Resource Center

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

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Sexual Orientation

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Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information.

Diversity Strategies

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We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
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We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
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We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
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We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
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We have a diversity committee in place
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We have a diversity manager in place
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We have a diversity plan
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We use other methods to support diversity
Diversity notes from the nonprofit
We are nationally driven via online communities and our belief is that all benefit from learning how best to serve Veterans.