BE THE ONE Inc.

Advocates for Adoption

Patriot, IN   |  www.betheone1.org

Mission

Be The One Inc. wants to see the world's waiting children placed in loving Christian families. We will encourage adoption through financial grants and advocacy.

Ruling year info

2013

President

Mary Beth Osowski

Main address

9667 Searcy Rdg

Patriot, IN 47038 USA

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EIN

46-1428063

NTEE code info

Adoption (P31)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There are more than 17 million double orphans living in institutions and foster care throughout the world. While 20% of the American population says they have thought about adoption, only 1% actually adopts. We want to encourage adoption through education, advocacy and financial grants.

Our programs

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

Financial Grants

Be The One will provide financial grants to eligible Christian, married couples who apply, and are working with an accredited adoption agency, and are in the process of adopting a child. Grants will be awarded on a continual basis as funding is available.

Population(s) Served
Families

Be The One will advocate for the adoption of the world's waiting children through education of families interested in pursuing adoption.

Population(s) Served
Families

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 families receiving financial grants.

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

Family relationships

Related Program

Financial Grants

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Goals: Our goals for the next three (3) years include the following:
1. Give out 10 – 15 grants per year.
2. Educate Christians on the need for adoption.
3. Advocate for some of the world's orphans through social media.

Strategies: Be The One is aware that many Christians do not have an accurate understanding of the need for adoptive families. They also do not have a good understanding of the adoptive process, cost of adoption and how to finance. Their fears of the unknown prohibit them from beginning the process.
1. In order to provide financial grants to adoptive families, Be The One will hold at least three fundraising campaigns yearly. These will include a 5K run/walk in the spring, a golf scramble in the fall and a letter writing campaign in the winter.
2. We will educate families on the need for adoption through the following: speaking at churches about orphan ministry, post articles on social media regarding adoption and hosting events/PSAs in media which highlight the need for adoptive families.
3. Be The One will maintain a web presence in which we highlight children who are available for adoption.

Capabilities: Be The One's Board of Directors is comprised of individuals who have a passion for children and who have adopted both domestically and internationally. Our president has her B.S.W. and has a background in advocacy/education. Be The One has worked to build a base of individuals, businesses and churches who are interested in the plight of orphans. We are also in the process of networking with adoption agencies who are advocating for special need children.

Progress: Be The One has impacted families in OH, IN and KY who are in the process of adopting. Since 2013, we have given out 84 grants to families adopting from 19 countries. Through social media, fundraisers and local speaking, Be The One has given waiting children a voice by encouraging adoption and sharing the great need for adoptive families.

Financials

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Operations

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BE THE ONE Inc.

Board of directors
as of 6/7/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Mary Beth Osowski

Sara Barkdoll

Daniel Osowski

Rachel Roll

Bonnie Schreiner

Sally Beckley

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? 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? Yes
  • 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