Patch Our Planet Inc

Port Charlotte, FL   |  www.patchourplanet.org

Mission

The mission of Patch Our Planet is to equip, inspire and unite churches to best care for children in foster care and orphans globally by providing clear direction, long-term vision, and valuable resources through a custom orphan care strategy.

Ruling year info

2011

Principal Officer

Stephen Michael Gillis

Main address

1300 ENTERPRISE DR UNIT A

Port Charlotte, FL 33953 USA

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EIN

27-5056319

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

Community Coalitions (S21)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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SW FL Orphan Care Network

To equip churches with long-term, custom orphan care strategies in southwest Florida to ensure they have a growing local foster care and global orphan care ministry that is long-term in nature and effective in operation. We are continuing to build the church network of care in our region one church at a time. Ultimately, we want to see every church in every community in SW FL caring for every orphan and child in foster care.

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Accreditations

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)

Awards

Affiliations & memberships

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member

Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO)

Fresh From Florida 2017

Our results

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Number of downloads of the organization's materials and explanations

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These numbers represent churches who have downloaded our online orphan care strategy. This does not represent the number of churches who have been personally trained on-site or at conferences.

Number of individuals attending community events or trainings

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Context Notes

In 2016, we are already well over 400 individuals who have been trained during community events or trainings. We continue to broaden our reach.

Number of overall donors

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164 total donors as of July 2016.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

We are working towards a day when every church in every community is caring for every orphan. We know that we need to have practical solutions and offer best practices in order to accomplish that goal. So, we've established a website that will allow us to equip church leaders online, so that they can serve their communities immediately and not have to wait to connect with an orphan care strategist. We also offer on-site training sessions to help churches put together their custom orphan care strategy. By offering online curriculum, on-site training, and continual educational opportunities, we hope to equip thousands of church leaders in the years to come so that children in every community will have a better opportunity at a forever family.

We offer on-site, custom orphan care strategies for churches.
We offer online training for church leaders in order to broaden our reach.
We will continue to offer ebooks, books, and other educational resources on our website as they come available.
We serve as National Coaches for the National Church Initiative through the Christian Alliance for Orphans.
We train at major conferences.
We will continue to encourage churches to work in networks in their region to have a broader outcome for children in the region.
We will advocate on the local, national and international level to ensure that every child is cared for and has the best opportunity for a forever family.

We understand that a fully equipped leadership team at a church will uncap the incredible potential of care that lies inside of every congregation. When this happens, children benefit and the church flourishes. That's why we say, "for the sake of church & child". Since the Bible speaks to the church when talking about caring for orphans, we decided to help them accomplish that challenge by giving step by step guidance, clear direction and critical resources.

With the roll out of our new website in 2014, we made it possible to train every church in every community to care for every orphan. Before that time, we were beholdened to our Executive Director to be in every church that we partnered with. Now, we have the capacity to accomplish both. We rolled out our online curriculum May 2014 which will allow church leaders to be trained wherever they are. Also, we have developed a process that allows churches to develop a long-term, custom orphan care strategy.

Spoke at the White House for National Adoption Month (International Adoption Panel).
Served on the Protecting the Future Alliance in Washington, D.C.
Serve on the Advisory Board for the National Church Initiative through the Christian Alliance for Orphans.
Helped start the Every Child Network in Western New York through our partner church, The Chapel, in Buffalo, N.Y.
Helped re-envision the WeFoster ministry at First Baptist Woodstock in Woodstock, GA.
Started the SW FL Orphan Care Network.
Began an orphan care ministry in Costa Rica through our local church partner, El Camino.
Helped to realign First Baptist Woodstock's Ukraine global orphan work.
Launched our new website which will open the door to the possibility of every church leader being trained in local/global orphan care.
Rolled out our new online orphan care curriculum May 2014.
Getting the message out through advocacy, articles, ebooks, radio, video, church events, etc. Training at conferences, national coaching team, and driving to a goal of 500 churches trained by 2020 as we embark on regional tours beginning in 2018 to help ensure this goal.

Financials

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Patch Our Planet Inc

Board of directors
as of 10/15/2018
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Board chair

Mike Thomas

North Point Ministries | Woodstock City Church

Term: Nov 2014 - Nov 2018

Mike Thomas

North Point Ministries | Counseling

Wes Cantrell

Georgia State Representative | First Baptist Woodstock Young Adult Pastor

Timothy Mark

Timothy Mark Ministries

Ryan Martin

Regal Nissan | Chief Financial Officer

Steve Gillis

Patch Our Planet | Executive Director

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? No
  • 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