FRIDAY HARBOUR

Healing Cancer One Night at a Time

Houston, TX   |  www.fridayharbour.org

Mission

To provide a rest stop for those individuals who tirelessly accompany their loved ones to and from medical facilities for extensive cancer treatment. By offering a provisional lodging option, we hope to bring some solace to these patients and their devoted companions, ease the load of care giving, and help restore the mind, body, and spirit for the journey ahead.

Ruling year info

2015

Principal Officer

Brian K Hall

Main address

P.O. Box 541811

Houston, TX 77254-1811 USA

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EIN

27-0323657

NTEE code info

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The financial burdens of the cancer journey can be summarized in Direct (29%) and Indirect (61%) costs. These mounting indirect costs are not budgeted or planned for, and can drive a patient/family to financial, emotional and physical bankruptcy. whether they are cured or not. Friday Harbour relieves the temporary housing burdens (costs) by providing free lodging for patients and families during their treatments. We call this “Healing Cancer One Night At A Time"! To date we have provided over 2800 nights saving families millions of dollars. We raise awareness of the need. raise funds. and pay for lodging, allowing the family to rest, retool and face the journey ahead.

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?

Friday Beacon Program

A fundraising program with annual goal of securing financial commitments of 100 people who will contribute either $50 or $100 per month. These contributors will be our Friday Beacon Donors

Population(s) Served
Adults

This is an annual fundraising program held each November for the past six years. We had 20 teams in 2019 and our goal is to enroll 30 in 2021. We raised $62K in 2019 and our goal for 2021 is $100K.

Population(s) Served

Beginning in 2021 with our Tee Up to Heal Cancer tournament, this will be an annual fundraising event and is currently scheduled for May 24, 2021 at the Sterling Golf Club in Houston, Texas. Plans are to enroll 36 teams and raise $200K.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults

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 hotel nights booked for housing

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

Adults

Related Program

Friday Beacon Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Cancer patients in Houston Medical Center are housed at Holiday Inn NRG and Marriotts. Total of 249 nights (for 2016) (and 400 in 2017), monthly ave 83 nights, 92% TX residents and 8% non-resident

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.

Friday Harbour will focus annually on four main goals.

- Execute three unique fundraising events during the calendar year. Event program is aimed at broadening our brand of "Healing Cancer," educating community on the roadblocks to "cancer treatment" and building up a national network, resulting in a contact network of 10,000 people, $350,000 in funds and brand exposure across a collaborative of other nonprofits.

- Provide a minimum of 1,200 nights of lodging in Houston during each calendar year.

- Recruit and maintain a Friday Beacons donor society of 100 donors annually.

- Build a program around convening the small business community and other nonprofits to deliver several collaborative events.

- Recruit and maintain an executive board and directors with specific skillsets and resources to grow our mission, expand our reach to five cities, and create long-term operational efficiency and impact.

- Develop a communication and marketing strategy aimed at exposing the risks associated with Roadblocks to Cancer treatment for patients and families (interactive web and social media presence).

- Develop a collaborative culture within Friday Harbour that attracts other nonprofits and allows for us to execute one key collaborative event annually. Focus on resource sharing and support of each other's cause as we create awareness of the roadblocks.

- Execute a Friday Beacon fundraising society aimed at keeping donors engaged on the impact they are making monthly to patient and families through their support.

- Build an intentional fundraising strategy focused on Small Business Community, Collaboration focused grants and hospitality services (Charity Field Day, Corporate Festivals, FH Classic and Movember Golf Tournaments, Harbours Around Houston, Home & Away Healing Experience)

Linkage to Social Workers and Participating Hospitals (We will strengthen our partnerships with Marriott and Holiday Inn).

Funding sources that drive our organization include: Foundational Grants, Corporate Giving and individual donors through our Friday Beacon program.

Working Executive Board of Directors who oversee the operations.

Passionate group of leaders who have personal connection to the mission. Executive Board members include:
Brian Hall, President
J. C. Giron , Vice President
Annette Andrews, Secretary
Deborah Neville, Treasurer
Barbara Hamer, Director of Housing
Aaron Cervantes, Director Beacon Donors
Nicole Zwahr, Director Communications
Clint Akin, Director
TBD, Director Harbours Around Houston


We have a new online system to streamline our reporting and data. This will allow us to track immediate KPIs and communicate successes more efficiently.

We have a "working executive board" and continue to fill key roles, allowing us to leverage their skills and reach for immediate impact to our goals

We are creating a "needs based" recruiting strategy for board and director positions. These positions may not be traditional, but will focus on filling critical resource gaps to support Friday Harbour's unique and simple (not easy) mission. (Hospitality, Strategist, Social Work, Festival Planner, Project Managers).

Creation of a media committee (Social Media intern, Web Developer, Press Secretary, Sales Leaders). We have relationships with and direct access to television, production and media companies. (Fox, Lopez Negrete, HHCC, City of Houston, KHOU, KCOH).

We have a strong connection to the Small Business and Nonprofit communities through servant leaders, organizational executives. And we have our 2016 Charity Field Day experience.

We are bringing onboard an intern to develop our social media strategy.

We have a growing link to a large community of funders, individual givers through our Harbours Around Houston program, Charity Field Day and current Beacon Donor program that we can leverage.

Accomplishments
- Provided 889 nights of housing and 340 families in 2018 and 626 nights of housing and 280 families in 2020
- Saved patients
- Efficient housing process in place for responding to Social Workers
- Secured Moody Foundation grant in 2016 that impacted hundreds of families
- Financial picture is available with our QuickBooks program, accounting support and audited financials
- Effective leadership core of working board and directors
- Executed a Nonprofit and Small Business collaborative in fall 2016
(200 participants)
- Exposure to the Houston community through some key neighborhoods
- Established contact with over 20,000 folks in 2016-2020 through our event outreach (Field Day, Harbours Around Houston, Movember Golf Tournament, Dynamo, Love Food Truck event, Shane Smith Concerts, Kendra Scott Giveback, Virtual eventsWork in Progress:
- Actively recruiting 4-5 board members experienced in Hospitality, Social Work, Strategy and Implementation, Fundraiser, Operational Efficiency
- Recruitment of a local intern for Spring and Summer
- Annual fundraising goal of $200,000
- Comprehensive Annual fundraising strategy developed in 2021 to ensure housing program funding for multiple years
- Strong and comprehensive Media strategy
- Plans to launch a donor management system in 2017

Financials

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Operations

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

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FRIDAY HARBOUR

Board of directors
as of 4/27/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brian Hall

Brian Hall

President

Deborah Neville

Treasurer

Juan Carlos Giron

Vice President

Annette Andrews

Secretary

Barbara Hamer

Dir Housing

Aaron Cervantes

Dir Beacons Program

TBD TBD

Dir HAH

Nicole Zwahr

Dir Communications

Clint Akin

Director

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? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • 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 03/22/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability