National Center for Fathering, Inc.

aka WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students)   |   Springdale, AR   |  www.nationalcenterforfathering.org
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Mission

The National Center for Fathering is a social enterprise using the power of fathers and father figures to build a better world. The research is clear: Children thrive when they have an involved father of father figure - someone who loves them, knows them and helps them navigate life. National Center for Fathering, offers high-value products, training and programming to help fathers be more intentional in the lives of their kids for the purpose of creating multi-generational social impact.

Ruling year info

1992

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Dave McLurg

President, WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students)

Mr. Eric Snow

Main address

PO BOX 8080

Springdale, AR 72762 USA

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EIN

48-1083848

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Family Services (P40)

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Championship Fathering

Championship Fathering is a movement conceived to change the culture of America by enlisting 10% of the dads in America (6.5 million) to make a commitment to 1) loving, coaching and modeling for their children, 2) reaching out to a fatherless child and 3) encouraging other men to join the Championship Fathering team.

Population(s) Served

WATCH D.O.G.S. is the safe schools initiative of the Center that involves fathers and father figures to provide a more safe and secure learning environment in schools across the country. It is also a primary strategy for connecting dads with the resources of the Center. WATCH D.O.G.S. helps schools establsih and maintain successful father involvement programs where dads, grandfathers and father figures are encouraged to volunteer at least one day a year in their child's school. Volunteers do a variety of tasks assigned by the school principal including monitoring drop off/pick up lanes, supervising inthe cafeteria and playground, classroom tutoring, patrolling hallways, etc.

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Awards

Passion Award 2007

Servant Christian Community Foundation

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Charting impact

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National Center for Fathering strives to use the power of fathers and father figures to build a better world by helping men to engage with their children in their role as father or father figure. We do this by offering high value products, training and programming to help fathers be more intentional in the lives of their kids.

Our primary goal is to build on the foundation of our WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) father involvement in education program to reach 10,000,000 million fathers and father figures over the next 10 years resulting in a life-changing, positive impact on 100,000,000 million children.

Our strategy for significant impact is three-fold:

First, NCF seeks to dramatically expand the number of schools engaging fathers and father figures through the WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program from the current level of 5,400 schools to 100,000 schools over the next 10 years.

Second, NCF seeks to connect with 10,000,000 fathers and father figures and use a robust technology platform to offer high value products and resources that encourage and equip men to be more highly engaged with their children.

Third, NCF seeks to develop additional programs and resources that engage fathers and father figures through other avenues such as businesses and faith communities to impact a greater number of the 72 million fathers in America.

The National Center for Fathering has a 26 year history helping hundreds of thousands of men learn about their own strengths and areas for improvement as fathers. NCF has been able to dissect a wealth of fathering data in different ways and discover ground-breaking insights about fathering.

In 2015, the board of directors initiated a refocusing of the Center's resources with the hiring of Dave McLurg, a passionate champion of fathering and an experienced business leader. Under McLurg's leadership NCF has begun a multi-year transformation into a product-driven, social enterprise that will be sustainable financially by the end of 2018.

National Center for Fathering's transformation into a sustainable social enterprise is in its early stages. Progress to date is indicated by a commitment to realign the organization's resources to accomplish the goals. This realignment, which has occurred over the past 12 months, involved right-sizing the organization by eliminating one-third of expenses and bringing new talent to the staff and board of directors. In addition, the new strategy attracted nearly $400,000 in contributed services and technology to support the transformation efforts. Leadership is currently involved in raising $3 million of contributed capital to fund the three-year transformation strategy.

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National Center for Fathering, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 4/5/2017
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Stephen Lucey

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Term: Feb 2016 - Feb 2019

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