Warrior Rising

Empowering Veterans in Business

aka Warrior Rising   |   SOUTH JORDAN, UT   |  https://www.warriorrising.org

Mission

Warrior Rising empowers U.S. veterans and their immediate families to find their purpose and sense of community by providing them opportunities to create sustainable businesses, perpetuate the hiring of fellow U.S. military veterans, and earn their future.

Notes from the nonprofit

Support for Warrior Rising means helping veterans who have served with honor to re-find their purpose. Applying the dedication of our military towards building businesses not only helps them to support their families, but prevents depression and loss of pride and helps to build the small businesses that are the substantial majority and backbone of our country's economy.

Ruling year info

2015

Executive Director/Founder

Jason Van Camp

Board Chair

Aliahu Bey

Main address

11614 S ANNA EMILY DR

SOUTH JORDAN, UT 84095 USA

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EIN

47-2534246

NTEE code info

Vocational Counseling / Guidance / Testing (J21)

Management Services for Small Business/Entrepreneurs (S43)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Despondency, depression, loss of hope in veterans. Veterans have high ambition and functional capability. They are extremely disciplined and when disconnected from the military, they often lose their drive. They face two options when transitioning from the military: obtaining a job, working for someone OR starting their own business. We aim to help those that want to start their own business and thereby re-establish their purpose and drive.

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?

Business Education

We focus on the individual vetrepreneur. We start by helping veterans identify their needs at a given stage in their business development. Next, we assess the obstacles they are facing and give recommendations on a sound course of action to pursue to overcome them. Our training is based in military training, familiar to our veterans. Warrior Academy contains 40 modules that break down the vetrepreneur's idea into its parts and put them back together to formulate a business plan, introducing them to key business concepts, evidence based best practices, and proven business principles. We then provide them with Mentoring. During this phase, an experienced mentor is paired to their needs to work with them 1-on-1 to help develop a go-to-market strategy. We perform a gap analysis on their plan and then help them fill those gaps and prepare to attract investment from many sources and answer the grueling questions those investors will pose. We also may educate them about and provide them with some start up or launch cost funding, under certain circumstances. Whether it is instruction, mentoring, access to funding opportunities, or reconnecting to the sense of community that existed in the military, our program seeks to restore purpose and apply valuable skills inherent in our veterans.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Veterans

Tributes are given in honor or memory of a loved one or other person they admire who is serving or who has served. These tributes fund specific programs to advance Veterans in their business start up or acceleration and give honor to the person behind the tribute.

Population(s) Served
Veterans

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 participants attending course/session/workshop

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

Veterans

Related Program

Business Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

We would like to be the preferred provider of veteran business training and business acceleration.
We seek to be a trusted partner for veterans in their businesses and to provide them with needed community.

*improving our infrastructure, programs, delivery platforms for instruction and mentoring.
*attracting and retaining quality people (board and staff) to carry out and further our mission.
*constantly improving our team through training and education
*obtaining continual feedback to aid in each of the above.

We have utilized tremendous volunteer time and talent to shift our platforms to be more capable of serving more veterans well into the future and have garnered capital to help launch many of our initiatives, but will always require more financial support to continue providing them in a quality manner.
We have the talent to accomplish high quality service to our constituents and have a proven model that has sufficiently scaled.
We are confident that with continued support and diligence we can meet our stated goals.

Our organization was founded a little over 5 years ago. At the time, we were serving about 30 veterans per year. Through sheer grit, determination and hard work, we were able to shift the main delivery platform for our services and create a program that reaches more than 1500 veterans per year, while still ensuring that the majority of our funding goes directly back to programs. In addition, we were mostly regional in our outreach but have now fully become a national organization with reach in all 50 states.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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.), Case management notes, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We moved from in person instruction to online opportunities. We've revamped our board structure as a result of feedback. We are constantly in "learning" mode and implementing process improvement and to be as inclusive and expansive in our services as humanly possible.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Warrior Rising

Board of directors
as of 3/23/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Aliahu Bey

Warrior Rising

Term: 2021 - 2022


Board co-chair

Heather Kahlert

Warrior Rising

Term: 2021 - 2022

Walt Lord

Jakob Norman

Darrel Young

NFL

Abby Malchow

Amazon

Tom Callanan

Kenneth Brenneman

Goldman Sachs

Michael Crumlin

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/02/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data