SAFERIDE AMERICA INC

We drive you AND your car

aka SafeRide America   |   Atlanta, GA   |  http://saferideamerica.org/

Mission

Our mission is to pro-actively prevent all types of impaired driving .

Ruling year info

2010

Principal Officer

Michael Rhyne

CFO/Director of Operations

David Thompson

Main address

5825 Glenridge Dr. Bldg. 3, Suite 101

Atlanta, GA 30328 USA

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EIN

80-0508740

NTEE code info

Public Transportation Systems and Services (W40)

Automotive Safety (M42)

Victims' Services (P62)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Drunk and drugged driving effects everyone. Even if you don't drive or drink alcohol, we all have friends and loved ones that can fall victim to DUI/DWI arrest, crashes, injury and death. SafeRide America proactively prevents all types of impaired driving by offering a professional designated driver service, 7 nights a week, where we drive both impaired person and their car home for them for less than the cost of rideshare or taxi round trip. Our unique self-sustaining social enterprise business model, once it earns income (becomes profitable), will not only reduce drunk driving and save lives, but will also endow an assistance fund for children that have been orphaned or injured by impaired driving crashes.

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?

SafeRide Service

SafeRide Service is program designed to pro-actively remove impaired drivers from our roads by offering to drive people and their cars home for them for a nominal fee or for free when needed.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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 customers reporting satisfaction with program

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

Adults

Related Program

SafeRide Service

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2020 numbers were negatively affected by COVID19. Based on the number of customer surveys submitted that responded satisfied or very satisfied with the service they received.

Number of clients served

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

Adults

Related Program

SafeRide Service

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

2020 numbers were negatively affected by COVID19. Based on the number of impaired drivers that did not drive impaired because of using SafeRide Service

Number of volunteers

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

SafeRide Service

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

2020 numbers were negatively affected by COVID19. Based on the total number of new volunteer entered into our database annually.

Number of undesirable activities stopped

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

Older adults, Young adults

Related Program

SafeRide Service

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2020 numbers were negatively affected by COVID19. This is the number of impaired drivers removed from the roadways

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

SafeRide Service

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

2020 numbers were negatively affected by COVID19. Based on the total number of new volunteer entered into our database annually.

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.

Our goal is to meaningfully reduce the number of DUI arrests, injuries and deaths.

We will continue to expand our paid public services allowing for ongoing sustainable funding enabling us to increase our ability to offer discounted and free services to those in need.

SafeRide America employees a small, top-notch staff, organizes and manages 1000's of volunteer a year while using cutting edge technology to expand services efficiency and safety. We have a consumer app called SafeRideNOW. We operate our service 7 nights a week.

We are currently working on how to expand on the success we have experienced in Atlanta regionally and then nationally.

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

    We serve the people that cannot or should not drive because of any form of impairment.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We recently changed our hours of operation to stay open later.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

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

    Customers and volunteers that we ask for feed back from typically are more engaged in our mission and more likely to tell a friend.

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

    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,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve,

Financials

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Operations

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

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SAFERIDE AMERICA INC

Board of directors
as of 3/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Michael Rhyne

SafeRide America, Inc

Term: 2020 -

Michael Rhyne

Steve Chase

Thomas Stone

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/22/2021,

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
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/22/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.