Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics

We're MOVING FORWARD!

Fun, Friends & Community After Brain Injury

Gilbert, AZ

Mission

We’re MOVING FORWARD! is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to enhancing the lives of Arizonans impacted by brain injury. Our goal is to promote community integration through social and recreational activities, provide support and help make valuable connections for survivors, families, and caregivers that create an overall sense of inclusion.

Ruling Year

2015

President / BOD Chair

Ronda Alcorn

Treasurer / BOD / Co-Founder

Tara Pepiton

Main Address

2444 E. Boston St.

Gilbert, AZ 85295 USA

Keywords

Phoenix Arizona Brain Injury Activities

EIN

47-2199053

 Number

1211910123

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Single Organization Support (N11)

Recreational, Pleasure, or Social Club (N50)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

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Social Activity

Where we work

Our Results

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

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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Social Activity

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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Partnerships for Social Activities

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No target populations selected

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Social Activity

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants who would recommend program to others

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Social Activity

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

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Information received from annual survey.

Number of invitations for advocates to speak as experts

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Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Social Activity

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Requests for We're MOVING FORWARD! to speak at a business regarding the need for Social Activities of brain injury survivors, family and caregivers.

Number of briefings or presentations held

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Number of presentations requested for the importance of Social Activities and Community involvement of survivors of brain injury, family and caregivers.

Number of overall donors

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Social Activity

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

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Our goal is to enhance the life of persons affected by an acquired or traumatic brain injury by providing a series of group events throughout the year in a safe and controlled environment which allow for renewed or continuing social interaction among peers and family members. Funded solely through donations and fundraising efforts, we hope to:
• Organize one to two activities per month at various locations in the Phoenix Metro area or Arizona
• Foster a sense of community among the Survivors and family members
• Create opportunities for peer mentoring, leadership, exchange of ideas and information
• Inspire the return of hope, strength, and joy among all our participants

Our goal is to enhance the life of persons affected by an acquired or traumatic brain injury by providing a series of group events throughout the year in a safe and controlled environment which allow for renewed or continuing social interaction among peers and family members. Funded solely through donations and fundraising efforts, we hope to:
• Organize one to two activities per month at various locations in the Phoenix Metro area or Arizona
• Foster a sense of community among the Survivors and family members
• Create opportunities for peer mentoring, leadership, exchange of ideas and information
• Inspire the return of hope, strength, and joy among all our participants

Our goal is to enhance the life of persons affected by an acquired or traumatic brain injury by providing a series of group events throughout the year in a safe and controlled environment which allow for renewed or continuing social interaction among peers and family members. Funded solely through donations and fundraising efforts, we hope to:
• Organize one to two activities per month at various locations in the Phoenix Metro area or Arizona
• Foster a sense of community among the Survivors and family members
• Create opportunities for peer mentoring, leadership, exchange of ideas and information
• Inspire the return of hope, strength, and joy among all our participants

Attendance / participation at events from our list of contacts.
Participation of persons on our Fundraising and Activities Committees.
Feedback on our webpage and Facebook Group page.

We would like to be able to cover a minimum 75% of the cost of activities. Fully cover the cost of the Annual Holiday Party for the Survivors and their immediate family / caregiver(s).

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

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No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

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Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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No

Organizational Demographics

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