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Big Lakes Developmental Center Inc

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Manhattan, KS   |  www.biglakes.org

Mission

The mission of Big Lakes Developmental Center, Inc. is to provide quality services and programs which promote independence, productivity, integration and inclusion into the community for persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Ruling year info

1973

President & CEO

Lori B. Feldkamp

Main address

1416 Hayes Drive

Manhattan, KS 66502 USA

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EIN

48-0795169

NTEE code info

(Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers) (P82)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Deliver quality services that promote choice, independence and inclusion for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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?

Day Services

Day Services assists adults with I/DD toward achieving maximum self-respect and self-sufficiency in the mainstream of the community. Three programs: Work Services/Work Skills; Community Employment/Placement Services; and Community Integration and Support Services are offered as components of the Day Services Programs.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities

Residential Services offers two levels of Assisted Living and Supported Living. In the Assisted Living Program, individuals are aided in attaining independence through training and close supervision. As skills are acquired, individuals may move to the Supported Independent Living Program.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities

The Case Manager is responsible for monitoring services provided to the client, maintaining the client's case record and facilitating the Support Plan process.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities

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 Persons Served in Day Services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Day Services

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Persons Served in Residential Services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Residential Services

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Persons Served in Case Management

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Case Management

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

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.

See 2020 Strategic Plan

See 2020 Strategic Plan

Long history of providing services in the community with long tenured management staff. Supplemental financial support from the Big Lakes Foundation, Inc.

Strategic plan dashboards are updated quarterly and published for the board of directors and management staff to determine progress and next steps for making further progress.

December, 2023 Strategic Plan Dashboard Results Summary
55% goals met
35% goals partially met
10% goals unmet
0% goals not started

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 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Big Lakes Developmental Center Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/29/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Tom Brungardt


Board co-chair

Jennifer Brunkow

Sara Brockman

Rudy Haun

Gary Hellebust

Larry Weigel

Ladd Braden

Jennifer Brunkow

Scott Eilert

Bob Heilman

Britain Stites

Lori Feldkamp

Tom Brungardt

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 2/29/2024

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/29/2024

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Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.