QUIET GIVERS

Connecting Community, Changing Reality.

Boone, NC   |  www.quietgivers.org

Mission

Quiet Givers' mission is to serve individuals in the local community by encouraging the act of anonymous giving in order to change the reality of the giver and receiver.

Ruling year info

2015

Executive Director

Mattie Lucas

Main address

PO Box 95

Boone, NC 28607 USA

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EIN

46-3923008

NTEE code info

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

Community Coalitions (S21)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We work with agencies across the community to find out about those needs that can truly impact someone’s life. We believe the smallest acts of kindness have the ability to change one’s reality. We operate as a “digital forum,” through which members of our group can respond to needs directly, creating meaningful impact at a grassroots level. Our first step is to refer agencies and individuals to other organizations in the community who may be able to fill their need so that we are not duplicating services. Once all options are exhausted, we step in to fill the needs ourselves. We aim to catch the needs that fall through the cracks by filling needs other agencies are unable to fill and help create a safety net without any holes.

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?

Women's Transportation Fund

A fund that helps cover costs for car repairs and transportation for women and single mothers in order to foster independence and personal agency.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Helping those who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic cover rent, electric bills, and other necessities and emergency expenses.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Heating fuel is expensive - but thanks to our partnership with Blue Ridge Energy, WeCAN, and Operation Roundup, we are able to get a discount on heating fuel fill-ups that allow us to make your donations go further. For the cost of a Pumpkin Spice Latte a month, you can help us keep the heat on for high country families in need. Last year our program spent $4,094.93 on heating fuel over the course of eight months (almost all of these were for elderly people and families with young children), and this year we want to do more.

Population(s) Served

This year alone, Quiet Givers has seen a 234% increase in requests for assistance. 46% of those requests have been for rent needs. As we enter into the 9th month of the COVID-19 pandemic, and with the cold High Country winter setting in, we want to make sure that we have the resources to cover rent needs so that we can provide a safety net for those who are still struggling to make ends meet due to the economic impacts of the coronavirus. That's why we have established the Home for the Holidays housing fund, to help us meet these emergency needs as quickly and efficiently as possible. We will continue to fundraise for individual needs on a case by case basis, but a standing fund set aside specifically for housing needs will allow us to respond to emergency requests rapidly in order to make sure folks stay in their homes during the winter. Will you help us give the gift of home this holiday season? 100% of donations made to our Home for the Holidays fund will go directly toward filling emergency rent needs. Rent needs are expensive and average usually range between $500-$700 for one month.

Population(s) Served

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.

Average number of service recipients per month

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

Family relationships, Social and economic status

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Amount of needs filled has been steadily increasing. This metric shows an average number of people affected by each need per month.

Number of participants counseled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This metric assumes an average of 3 people affected by each need filled.

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of referrals to resources offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of new grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average online donation

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Average online donations are decreasing as a result of increasing levels of small dollar donations. As more donors contribute, the metric decreases.

Number of groups brought together in a coalition/alliance/partnership

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Quiet Givers Inc. is a group created to serve the people of Watauga, Ashe, and Avery Counties in Northwestern North Carolina. It is a source for people to find out about specific needs in the community and do something about them. Area nonprofits, social workers, schools and other community organizations send us needs that they are having trouble meeting through existing funds or programs. Our connection to the local community allows us to meet needs in creative ways in order to change the reality of local people who are genuinely struggling.

Local agencies identify a need in our community. Quiet Givers is notified, and we verify the information. We notify our online giving network. Members respond by donating or volunteering. If we cannot offer direct assistance, we connect the referring agency with someone who provides the requested services.

We have deep community connections and often act as a facilitator between agencies to fill needs. Needs are posted through our network of anonymous givers on social media, on our website, or through our online newsletter in order to fill needs. Our fundraising comes from anonymous donors, and 100% of individual donations go directly toward filling needs for which they are earmarked. Admin costs are covered through grant funding. When you donate to a need, you know every penny is going to help fill that need.

Each year we continue to grow, both in fundraising and in overall needs addressed. We have expanded into two additional counties since our founding and fill more needs with each passing year. Within the last year we have gone from an all-volunteer organization to hiring an executive director to handle all incoming needs and fundraising activities with the of increasing response time and overall number of needs filled by having someone dedicated to overseeing the organization's operations full time. This has not only increased responsiveness but decreased our response time and increased the number of needs filled. We have several new initiatives in the works and are considering additional expansions.

Financials

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Operations

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

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QUIET GIVERS

Board of directors
as of 07/13/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Stephen McDaniel

Brookshire Hathaway Home Services - Vincent Properties

Term: 2020 - 2021

Chris Hemion

Foscoe Rentals

Stephen McDaniel

Vincent Properties

Bethany Gentry

Southmountain Children and Family Services

Amy Butler

Northwestern Regional Housing Authority

Amber Osteen

Northwestern Regional Housing Authority

Brittany Luxton

WAMY

Allison Jennings

WAMY

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/13/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Non-binary, Transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/03/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.