PLANTING ROOTS

Strength to Thrive in Military Life

Leavenworth, KS   |  www.plantingroots.net

Mission

Planting Roots is a nonprofit organization encouraging military women to grow in their faith. We do this through resources, events, and community.

Notes from the nonprofit

As a new nonprofit, we are growing in the area of Board training and development, addressing these annually. Additionally, we strive to be a community that works together to impact the military instead of an organization that simply "does things."

Ruling year info

2015

Director

Kori Yates

Deputy Director

Kristin Goodrich

Main address

PO Box 84

Leavenworth, KS 66048 USA

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EIN

47-2332974

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Military women, both those in uniform and military wives, desire connection, stability, hope, and joy. Dealing with multiple moves, frequent deployments, and questions regarding careers, we still must continue to build marriages, raise children, develop relationships, and manage careers. Usually far from family, these challenges can seem insurmountable to accomplish on our own and finding what we need almost impossible. As military women ourselves, we have walked familiar roads and searched for the same things. Planting Roots has a vision that military women will be deeply rooted in Christ, no matter where they find themselves. In order to fulfill this vision, our goal is to build a community of military women to provide connection and a biblical foundation where we desire to challenge each other to find stability in Christ and to find His purpose for us in the places we are planted.

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?

Strength2Thrive Conferences

Planting Roots Strength2Thrive Conferences are events that provide connection, encouragement, worship, and biblical teaching. We usually have multiple interactive “teaching times” along with some great small group discussion.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Military personnel

ROOTED Resources by Planting Roots are designed with military women in mind. Written by military women for military women, ROOTED Resources come in the form of Devotionals and Bible studies that challenge women to dig deeply into God's Word.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Military personnel

Through online community, Planting Roots brings military women worldwide together to encourage and equip each other to do what God has called to in the places we are planted. In doing so, together we impact a world for Christ.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Military personnel

Through our regular blogs and a resource page, we provide biblically-based encouragement and teaching as well as resources in areas of spiritual growth and worship.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Military personnel

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 conferences held

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

Christians, Military personnel, Adults, Women

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of participants engaged in programs

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

Adults, Christians, Women, Military personnel

Related Program

Strength2Thrive Conferences

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We did not track all of these numbers prior to 2017.

Number of clients served

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

Adults, Christians, Women, Military personnel

Related Program

Online Community

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Did not track these numbers prior to 2018.

Number of downloads of the organization's materials and explanations

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

Adults, Christians, Women, Military personnel

Related Program

ROOTED Resources

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have just started tracking this due to new availability of digital content.

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.

Our mission is to encourage military women and wives to grow in their faith. We do this by building and fostering a community of military women through events, resources, and community. We strive to reach military women with the Gospel and to encourage believers to dig deeply, living out our faith in the place we are planted. We pray that through this effort military women will find the connection, stability, strength, and purpose in our personal lives, in turn building our marriages, families, and communities.

Our strategies include:

1. Hosting at least two events annually.
2. Produce one printed resource annually, plus digital products.
3. Maintain website and app for ongoing connection and encouragement.
4. Build a community of Planting Roots where military women around the world can connect, encourage and equip each other.

Our staff is a highly qualified, professional level group of military women located across the globe devoted to answering the call the Lord has laid on our hearts. We strive to engage with our communities, sharing Planting Roots with those in our areas. We invite folks to invest in what the Lord is doing in Planting Roots through financial and in-kind gifts. We are a growing organization.

We have hosted thirteen conferences in the United States, Europe and virtually. We have produced multiple Bible studies in digital format as well as five Bible studies and two devotionals in print. We have also partnered with the American Bible Society to produce a Bible Study specifically for women in uniform. Our online community has grown to over 8000 military women and wives.

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 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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • 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 act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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PLANTING ROOTS

Board of directors
as of 04/13/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jim Glass

Chaplain, US Air Force (Ret.)

Term: 2018 - 2020

Arthur Pace

Chaplain, US Army (Ret.)

Gwen Chandler

Military Spouse

Diane Hall

Military Spouse

Cecil Richardson

Chaplain, US Air Force (Ret.)

Sally Evans

Military Spouse

Karen Meeker

Chaplain, US Army

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? No
  • 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 4/13/2022

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:

Gender identity
Female

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/27/2022

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Data
  • 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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.