Human Services

Serve Northwest Arkansas

aka Serve NWA

Bentonville, AR

Mission

To encourage and inspire a response of service for the benefit of the under-resourced, vulnerable, and exploited in Northwest Arkansas.

Ruling Year

2008

Executive Director

Michael Rusch

Main Address

PO Box 2372

Bentonville, AR 72712 USA

Formerly Known As

Just One, Inc.

Keywords

Homeless, Community, Poverty

EIN

56-2648165

 Number

2484384920

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Serve Northwest Arkansas is working with our community to create solutions out of homelessness and poverty through transitional housing and dignity centered community care initiatives.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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New Beginnings Community

Laundry Love

Art in the Park

3 Bags in 2 Days

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Number of homeless participants engaged in housing services

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Homeless people

Related program

New Beginnings Community

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people using homeless shelters per week

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

New Beginnings Community

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Laundry Love participants served per month.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Laundry Love

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Art in the Park participants served each season.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Art in the Park

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting Impact

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

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Serve Northwest Arkansas is working with community leaders, faith leaders, business owners, concerned citizens, educational institutions, and local elected leaders who are actively pursuing a solution to the growing homeless problem in Fayetteville.

The Serve Northwest Arkansas “New Beginnings Community” initiative is designed to be a self-managed community of low-cost micro-shelters for people in need of shelter while they begin (or continue) case management programs to find more permanent solutions toward stable housing.

Board expertise and financial resources

Completion of New Beginnings Initiative to serve 20 people per year.

Laundry Love and Art in the Park human dignity initiatives for 10+ years

External Reviews

Financials

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & 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

In order to support nonprofits and gain valuable insight for the sector, GuideStar worked with D5—a five-year initiative to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in philanthropy—in creating a questionnaire. This section is a voluntary questionnaire that empowers organizations to share information on the demographics of who works in and leads organizations. To protect the identity of individuals, we do not display sexual orientation or disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff. Any values displayed in this section are percentages of the total number of individuals in each category (e.g. 20% of all Board members for X organization are female).

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Diversity Strategies

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We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
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We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
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We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
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We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
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We have a diversity committee in place
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We have a diversity manager in place
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We have a diversity plan
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We use other methods to support diversity