Human Services

MY GRIEF ANGELS INC

For aand By the 100,000+ People Grieving Using This Site Yearly

aka Grief Support Network

The Woodlands, TX

Mission

My Grief Angels is "For and By" People Grieving Worldwide

My Grief Angels, a Texas based 501 (c) (3) public charity, is an Online Grief Support Community of People worldwide coping with loss and helping each other by leveraging new technologies to find and share the latest resources, education, information and personal grief journeys/ experiences, including:

- How grief can impact our health;

- How have others coped with their grief and grief attacks;

- How have others put their grief in motion;

- How have others turned their grief into something positive;

- What are the resources available for our type of loss,

and more...

Notes from the Nonprofit

In 2019, we have launched two new intiatives: 1. GriefTech Center™ - www.GriefTech.org / www.GriefTech.com - Proposal to create a GriefTech Center to study, research, industry collaboration, and educational outreach on "How New Technologies will impact the grieving process of millions grieving worldwide, and which of these new technologies can actually improve the lives of millions grieving today and tomorrow; specially low income populations" 2. GriefArt Initiative - www.GriefArt.com - Major contributions in Art, Theater, Films, Movement and other forms of art are being made by people grieving, and this site looks to create the online destination where these contributions are highlighted and featured.

Ruling Year

2014

Executive Director

JD Failde

Main Address

9450 Pinecroft Dr Unit 7412

The Woodlands, TX 77387 USA

Keywords

grief, grief support, bereavement, tech, technology, grieftech, online, loss, death, grieving, bereaved, loss, death, self help, COVID19, coronavirus, pandemic, virtual

EIN

46-3775937

 Number

3963177049

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Social Media

Blog

Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Thru new technologies and new delivery channels, My Grief Angels aims to empower, educate and enable anyone who is grieving anywhere worldwide to help themselves, their families, their friends, their communities and their workplace to better understand grief, the different types of grief, how grief can impact our health/families/work, how others have coped with their grief, and how new technology/social media can impact each of our own grief journeys.

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Free Grief Education: Grief MOOC - Grief and How Grief Can Kill Us

Free GRIEF Support MOBILE App: Grief Support Network

Free Directory of Grief Support Organizations by Type of Loss Experienced

Community Shared GRIEF ATTACKS & How They Got Thru Them

Grief HEALTH Self-Help Resource: Latest News and Research on How Grief Can Impact Our Health

Free Online FORUMS By Type of LOSS Experienced

Grief Research

Grief Books at Cost: Good from Grief - How to Turn Unimaginable Grief into Something Positive

Grief TV

2020 COVID19 Response -Free Virtual Grief Support English/Spanish for Anyone Grieving a COVID19 Loss

2019: GriefTECH Center Initiative

Where we work

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 unique website visitors

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified,

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Grief HEALTH Self-Help Resource: Latest News and Research on How Grief Can Impact Our Health

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Website Visitors and not including mobile app, free online course, free forums and other visitors to new COVID19 GriefSupportOnline .com site

Number of products distributed

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified,

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Free Grief Education: Grief MOOC - Grief and How Grief Can Kill Us

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Number and diversity of Products distributed grown from online to books to mobile apps to online directory to online course to COVID19 GriefSupportOnline .com

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 they accomplished so far and what's next?

My Grief Angels mission is to enable people grieving worldwide to help themselves, their families, their communities, their work colleagues and others by leveraging new technologies to access the latest FREE education, research, shared-experiences, resources and more on grief, and the grieving process.

1. Free Education thru First FREE MOOC on "Grief and How Grief Can Kill Us" - A Massive Open Online Course selected for inclusion on the European MOOCS platform.

2. Free 24/7 "Grief Support Network" Mobile App to enable people to access free online grief support resources 24/7 regardless of their economic situation, or geographic location.

3. Free Directory of Grief Resources by TYPE OF LOSS experienced so people grieving experiencing one of the worst times in their lives can easily and readily find grief support resources/organizations specific to their own type of loss

4. On Going Grief Research on what people grieving are experiencing, and what we all need to do better to help them in their grieving process

5. Shared Grief and Grief Attacks Experiences to provide people grieving with real life experiences and suggestions from others grieving or who have grieved before them on what they experience and their own personal strategies in dealing with their grief.

My Grief Angels existing projects to date, its founders, its online and mobile community of users worldwide and its volunteers.

1. Top Free Mobile "Grief Support Network" MOBILE APP on Apple's iTunes App Store; Google Play App Store; Amazon Apps and other major app stores worldwide.

2. Leading FREE Grief MOOC on "Grief and How Grief Can Kill Us" - A Free Massive Open Online Course selected for inclusion in the European MOOCS platform

3. Leading Directory of Grief Support Resources BY TYPE OF LOSS in online searches on Google so people grieving and unimaginable suffering can find resources specific to their needs easily and quickly

Our long term mission is to provide anyone, anywhere in the world with 24/7 access to free online grief support with certified grief counselors (paid and volunteer counselors) and while our existing projects; specifically the leading free mobile app and free grief massive open online course have put us solidly on the road, we will need significant additional support to make this happen, but we are not giving up until we are able to.

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

Top Great Nonprofits - https://greatnonprofits.org/org/my-grief-angels 2018

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Financials

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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

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/03/2020

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Sexual Orientation
Decline to state
Disability Status
Decline to state

Race & Ethnicity

Gender Identity

Sexual Orientation

Disability

No data

Equity Strategies

Last updated: 04/03/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data

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We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
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We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
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We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
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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

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We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
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We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
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We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
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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.