North Carolina National Guard Survivors Outreach Fund

Providing for Those with Hurting Hearts

aka NC National Guard Survivors' Outreach Fund, Inc.   |   Raleigh, NC   |  NCNGSOF.ORG

Mission

The North Carolina National Guard Survivors' Outreach Fund's mission is to provide support, information, and services to North Carolina National Guard surviving family members, to conduct events and memorials in memory of their loved ones, and to encourage the public to honor and remember our fallen heroes.

Notes from the nonprofit

We are an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which was founded in 2017 and led by a volunteer board of directors and staff. We work alongside the North Carolina National Guard Casualty Operations and Survivor Outreach Services to provide support, information, and services to North Carolina National Guard surviving family members.

Ruling year info

2017

Chairman, Board of Directors

Ken Beard

Main address

7410 Chapel Hill Rd

Raleigh, NC 27607 USA

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EIN

38-4037679

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs and results

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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?

Survivor's Outreach Event

Event to bring together those who have lost loved ones as part of their North Carolina National Guard military service, in order to provide continued connections and opportunities to heal and connect with beneficial resources

Population(s) Served
Families

Where we work

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Surviving family members of deceased soldiers and airmen who were actively serving in the North Carolina Army and Air National Guard when they met their demise.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Community meetings/Town halls, 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?

    Applied recommendation for change to our next face-to-face event

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It allows us to implement process improvements that strengthen our outreach mission and the families we serve.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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North Carolina National Guard Survivors Outreach Fund

Board of directors
as of 2/10/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ken Beard

NC National Guard Survivors' Outreach Fund

Term: 2017 -

Joseph Vickers

NCNGSOF

Sandra Lowman

NCNGSOF

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 01/27/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/10/2022

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Data
  • 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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.