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GIVING HOPE & HELP INC

Meeting Community Needs and Making a Difference

Lees Summit, MO   |  www.givinghopeandhelp.org

Mission

Giving Hope & Help is a nonprofit organization that supports domestic violence survivors, provides essential resources to end period poverty, empowers college bound and non-traditional students and inspires cancer patients, lifting all those we serve to live their best life.

Ruling year info

2015

Founder & President

Jessica McClellan

Main address

Po Box 2446

Lees Summit, MO 64063 USA

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EIN

47-2005923

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Other Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness, and Relief N.E.C. (M99)

Undergraduate College (4-year) (B42)

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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?

Feminine Hygiene Product Drive

YEAR ROUND COLLECTION OF SANITARY NAPKINS AND TAMPONS to benefit Annual Feminine Hygiene Product Drives to support domestic violence survivors and the shelters in which they live, natural disaster survivors as well as global distribution to countries in need of feminine care products. We have shipped sanitary napkins, and toiletries to Cambodia, Nairobi, Kenya and Haiti. Our feminine Hygiene products and unisex toiletries have benefited those affected by natural disasters in Texas and Louisiana.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Families

LOVE Bags 4 Cancer Donation and Delivery Events- The Love Bags are filled with inspirational items and toiletries to benefit hospitalized cancer patients and those in treatment. Fundraising for the cure of cancer (no specific type) A portion of the proceeds is donated to the American Cancer Society.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Education Is Your Passport Programs and assistance for pre-kindergarten through adult college students to promote higher education. The Education Is Your Passport Scholarship Program benefits low income, college bound, current year senior high school graduates.

Population(s) Served
Academics

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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Administrative/Operational Goals
1. GH&H continues to increase financial resources, providing competitive salaries and benefits for staff, new staff positions and contracted services.
2. Continue to develop our boards skills, networks and connections to the community, increasing our access to resources.

Resource/Fund Development Goals
1. Increase all areas of giving (event, individual, corporate, and foundation)
2. Increase meaningful partnerships and collaborations.
3. Develop and execute a communications/social media and marketing plan.

Program Goals - Our programs continue to be a safety net for individuals who fall through the cracks of other community providers.
1. Our period products and essential hygiene products meet individual needs and amplify the messages to end period poverty and STOP domestic violence.
2. Launch the “Way of Escape Initiative to create a safety net for DV Shelters.
3. Expand Education is Your Passport in the following three areas:
a. Increase the amount of individual scholarships
b. Increase the types of scholarship awards given (technical scholarships)
c. Increase mentorship opportunities for scholarship recipients
4. LOVE Bags for Cancer – Increase hospital and funding outreach

Long Term Goals (5 – 7 years)
1. GH&H will be a household name and operate on the level of global nonprofits making a difference and meeting the needs of the communities with our initiatives locally, across the country and globe.
2. GH&H public and private partnerships with foundations and corporations are successful collaborations that collectively make measurable and meaningful impact.
3. Our annual budget would include salaries of the President, staff in HR, Marketing/Advertising and Social Media, Finance, and Legal Services. Our budget would exceed $500,000

Administrative/Operational Goals
1. GH&H has increased financial resources to provide competitive salaries and benefits for existing staff, new staff positions, and contracted services
Strategies/Actions/Measures
• Develop Staffing and Contractor Resource Plan
o Org chart completed for 2022 – 2023 projections
o Create job descriptions for staff
o Define areas of support needed and scope of work for contractors
o Develop budget for staffing and benefits for 2022 budget
o Obtain quotes from contractors for 2022 budget
• Ongoing development of Dream Teams

2. Educate, support, and mobilize board’s ability to utilize their networks and skills to increase resources and build organizational capacity
Strategies/Actions/Measures
• Create Board Development Plan to engage, educate and recruit board and committee volunteers
o Recruit board and committee members that have the skills to support the mission of GH&H - # recruited
o Create board committee structure – each committee has purpose, skills needed, goals and measures
o Ongoing board education and involvement in volunteer areas assigned – board development plan tactics
o Conduct planning session each year - update strategic plan
o Ongoing support of Founder/President – conduct annual development and evaluation
o Conduct board evaluation at least every other year - update board development plan

3. Maximize the use of the Mohart Community Center office/inventory/program space
Strategies/Actions/Measures
• Obtain and install furnishings and shelves, inventory control system
Resource/Fund Development Goals
4. Increase all areas of giving (individual, corporate, and foundation)
Strategies/Actions/Measures
• Increase individual giving
o Giving Tuesday - $20,000 goal
o Create Gala Committee in 2022 for 2023 Gala launch
o Increase donor solicitation efforts with targeted individual asks – increase in average gift
• Increase corporate/Foundation giving
sponsorships
o Increase corporate giving - by 25% annually
o Increase foundation giving – by 30% annually
• Social media campaign for each program area to raise funds and in-kind giving
o Develop social media plan - # of followers
o Track and report increased donors and giving against social media activities

5. Formalize our collaboration expectations to enable GH&H to increase meaningful collaborations and combined impact
• Number of signed agreements

Program Goals
6. Our programs continue to be a safety net for individuals who fall through the cracks of other community providers
6.1 Our hygiene products meet individual needs and amplify the message to end period poverty and domestic violence
• Strengthen brand messaging to increase awareness
• Increased product provided
6.2 Expand Education is Your Passport
• Increase the amount of individual scholarships awarded
• Increase mentorship opportunities for scholarship recipients
6.3 LOVE Bags for Cancer
• Find alternative ways to support cancer patients
o Love bags for her/him – homeless community

With board staff support, we have increased our revenues in 2022 from 2021 by 50%. With increased financial resources, we have added a part-time staff member to assist with volunteer coordination and donation management. This allows the President to focus on leadership and collaborative activities as we continue to expand our programs and pursue our goals.

Our board members are active and engaged and provided increased capacity as well. They help define goals as well as pursue them when they undertake volunteer projects and utilize their networks and resources.

Giving Hope & Help has always had a group of committed volunteers who are passionate about our mission. Volunteer numbers and hours grow annually and with the assistance of a volunteer manager, we can continue to oversee and deploy their efforts and energies in an efficient manner.

Our brand growth has been exceptional, with Giving Hope & Help featured in television and print and social media outlets - consistently each quarter. The community sees us a leader in this work, voted Best Community Organization in 2021 by our Community. In 2022 we were voted Best Community Organization by DomesticShelters.org. This increased awareness continues to bring resources that help us build our capacity. An example of this success is the 2022 we collected over 50,000 products for the 10th Annual Feminine Hygiene Period Products drive to support domestic violence survivors, the shelters in which they live and girls, women, and menstruators locally and across the globe.

Key Performance Indicators
Administrative/Operations Indicators
1. Budget performance - Achieved 112% of our budgeted revenues and 79% of our budgeted expenses in 2022.
2. Staff and volunteer growth - Added a part-time Volunteer and Donation Manager
3. Board growth - since 2021 we have added 5 new board members
Fund/Resource Development
1. Increased giving $ - Increased 2022 giving by $165,000 over 2021
2. In 2022 we received financial commitments from 30 corporate sponsors
Program Indicators
1. Period products for domestic violence survivors/DV shelters, places of refuge, the unsheltered, girls, women, and menstruators locally and across the globe - provided 22,311 items in 2022
2. Scholarships awarded - 16 scholars, $6,500 in scholarship awards, $53,000 in in-kind educational scholarships, tools and resources
3. Support for cancer patients and homeless community – 100 Love Bags given away

Financials

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GIVING HOPE & HELP INC

Board of directors
as of 06/17/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jessica McClellan

Kevin McClellan

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Jacqueline Braswell

JE Dunn Construction

Lindsay St. Germain

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Jill Hays

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Felissa Johnson

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Stacy Koenig

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Frances Spearmen

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O. Renee Sutherland

McDowell, Rice, Smith & Buchanan

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 ? 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? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/1/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability