ITS THE JOURNEY INC

aka Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer   |   Atlanta, GA   |  www.itsthejourney.org

Mission

The mission of It’s The Journey is to raise money to support Georgia breast health and breast cancer programs that focus on education, screening, diagnostics, support services, genetic counseling and testing, research, and serving the unmet needs of the Georgia breast cancer community.

Ruling year info

2003

Executive Director

Stephani Tucker

Main address

270 Carpenter Drive Suite 515

Atlanta, GA 30328 USA

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EIN

47-0897591

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

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Our programs

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

It's The Journey

The fight against breast cancer is not a single battle. It’s an ongoing struggle that is faced with courage and determination. It is, in fact, a journey.

It’s The Journey, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 2002 that raises funds for Georgia breast cancer organizations offering support to many women and men across the state.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

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.

It's The Journey strives to strengthen Georgia's breast cancer community by raising money for local organizations that focus on breast cancer education, early detection, genetic testing and counseling, Lymphedema treatment and wellness programs for those fighting breast cancer.

By hosting the annual Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, in addition to other strategic partnerships with corporate sponsors, It's The Journey is able to annually secure an ever-growing source of income to support the grants that we award each year. This year, the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer raised over $1 million in walker and crew donations.

It's The Journey has demonstrated throughout its 13 year history that it is experienced in raising the kind of significant funding it takes to have a real and positive impact in the fight against breast cancer in Georgia. Our small staff is bolstered by our 250 volunteer crew members who work together throughout the year to execute the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer – our flagship fundraiser.

In over a decade, we have developed a strong and vibrant network within the breast cancer community in Georgia, and have created a valued mechanism by which Georgians can directly and significantly support the fight against breast cancer in their communities.

From 2003-2015, we funded breast cancer education, screening, early detection, genetic testing and counseling, lymphedema treatment, and supportive services, but were not yet able to fund research. Now, for the first time, we are excited to share that It's The Journey will be funding a breast cancer research grant to be awarded in 2016 to a research institution right here in Georgia.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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 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,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

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

Financials

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Operations

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ITS THE JOURNEY INC

Board of directors
as of 3/23/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ben Portman

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Term: 2020 - 2021

Robin Ramsey

R.J. Associates, Inc.

Barbara Rogers

Retired from AmWINS

Carletta Cunningham

IBM

Dr. Shelly Ahmann

Kaiser Permanente

Dale Israel

Retired from Northside Hospital Cancer Institute

Jason Porter

Keller Williams

Angela Tillison

Lazega & Johanson LLC

Stephanie Wyatt

Jewish HomeLife

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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/23/2021

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
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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