Able to Serve, Inc.

give abilities a chance.

Garner, NC   |  www.abletoserve.org

Mission

Able to Serve provides continuing education and life skill training to adults with disabilities so they are more independent and use their abilities to serve others through community involvement/service projects.

Notes from the nonprofit

We envision a world where people with disabilities are reaching their potential in a community where they are valued and accepted. We exist to equip adults with disabilities to be independent and connect them with opportunities to serve others in their community.

Ruling year info

2003

Founder/Executive Director

Mr. Carlton McDaniel, Jr

Program Coordinator

Mrs. Amber Mitchell

Main address

2100 Buffaloe Road

Garner, NC 27529 USA

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EIN

75-3091504

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In North Carolina, adults with special needs age out of high school when they turn 21. Thousands of these adults in Wake and Johnston Counties don’t attend college or trade school and are isolated from society, without opportunities to reach their full potential.

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?

Able to Serve Day Program

Day Program (Monday-Friday)-provides continuing education, life skills training, and active community experiences. Activities include web-based curriculum, service projects with local nonprofits/civic groups, operational greenhouse, and weekly activities on-site.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with learning 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.

Sixty percent (60%) of Participant fees are covered by Able to Serve's fundraising efforts and donations.

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

Health

Related Program

Able to Serve Day Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

* Become the premier organization that serves adults with disabilities in Wake and Johnston County
* Become the go-to organization that provides a seamless transition for adults with disabilities
who are exiting high school
* Provide the best-in-class day program (in-person and online) for adults with disabilities
* Increase the number of participants in the program to 80 by the end of 2023
* Grow revenue to $650,000 by the end of 2023

To be the premier organization that serves adults with disabilities in Wake and Johnston County Expand exposure in the community:
Marketing: Upgrade design of all printed collateral / Make improvements to website
Secure external validation
Ensure management controls, policies, and procedures are documented and that we are in compliance with
all legal & regulatory requirements
Establish succession plan / executive team

To be the go-to organization that provides a seamless transition for adults with disabilities who are exiting high school:
Educate schools and parents regarding the opportunity and benefit of transition
Identify and build relationships with key decision-makers at county and school level
Increase exposure among families with students with disabilities

To provide the best-in-class day program (in-person and online) for adults with disabilities:
Increase relational engagement with families/participants:
Establish a case for being best-in-class
Create plan to implement online components of curriculum and program activities

Increase our capacity to effectively serve up to 80 participants by the end of 2023:
Acquire additional space and upfit for expansion and satisfy necessary infrastructure to accommodate 80
participants (budget, staffing, etc)

Grow revenue up to $650,000 by the end of 2023 to accommodate participant growth. Expand church partnerships:
Expand ATS network of new prospective donors
Create a compelling framework for communicating cost vs fundraising
Put together a plan for moving followers/donors to the next level of engagement
Feature the full five-day program when presenting to families to increase fee-for-service revenue

Able to Serve is a faith-based, community-funded nonprofit organization that believes every person, regardless of their abilities, is created by God to live a full life. Our core service is a day program that focuses on providing a supportive environment to equip adults with disabilities with continuing education and life skills to be more independent and connects them with opportunities to use their abilities to serve serve their fellow citizens as a meaningful part of the community.

Able to Serve recently completed its Three Year Strategic Plan. Our progress to date has been:
Securing Platinum Level status with GuideStar
Fundraising/Development Plan completed
Completed the redesign of parents' packet & brochures
Implement GiveCloud online donation/campaign pages
Emphasize five-day benefits during parent presentations and in welcome packet
Design a major donor strategy (how to present to them and how to cultivate relationships)

All other activities are in process.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Special Need Adults

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    We regularly survey and discuss with our Participant Families.,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, We include qualified feedback into our day program., To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We recently subscribed to and incorporated into our program, curriculum based learning. In addition, our program incorporates, life-skills training, as a primary component focus.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners, Participant Families, staff, board, and community,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Feedback from stakeholders has always been a tool for improving our program.

  • 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 act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Participant Family time availability ,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Able to Serve, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 6/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr Norman Hupp

Retired

Term: 2018 - 2021


Board co-chair

Mrs. Carolyn Middleton

CHM Transcripts, LLC

Term: 2020 - 2023

Kay Batchlor

Retored

Donna Burnette

Retired

Carey Carpenter

Retired

Lee Hernan

Wake Co. School Teacher

Donna Langley

Retired

John Offermann

Retired

Paula Taylor

Retired

Dianne Wall

Retired

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 ? 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 6/21/2021,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/27/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.