We're MOVING FORWARD!

Fun, Friends & Community After Brain Injury

Gilbert, AZ   |  www.wmforward.org

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 info

2015

President / BOD Chair

Ronda Alcorn

Treasurer / BOD / Co-Founder

Tara Pepiton

Main address

2444 E. Boston St.

Gilbert, AZ 85295 USA

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EIN

47-2199053

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (N11)

Recreational, Pleasure, or Social Club (N50)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Social Activity

Facility social activities for persons affected by brain injury. Survivors and family.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

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.

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

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Related Program

Social Activity

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Partnerships for Social Activities

Number of participants engaged in programs

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Related Program

Social Activity

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants who would recommend program to others

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Social Activity

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Information received from annual survey.

Number of invitations for advocates to speak as experts

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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

This metric is no longer tracked.
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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

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Related Program

Social Activity

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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

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).

Financials

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Operations

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Board of directors
as of 9/14/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ronda Alcorn

Tara Pepiton

Justin Larson

Michelle Alcantar

Kelly Socha

Marianna Robertson

Lauren Bostick

Rob Poundstone

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 ? 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 12/09/2019

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