Walking With Swager

Breaking barriers to build strong communities... now!

aka GoodWorks   |   GOODLETTSVLLE, TN   |  www.walkingwithswager.com

Mission

Igniting purpose in people to unite the societal divide within communities. Uniting the four pillars of every community: Non-profit, Government, Marketplace, and Religious Organizations to effectively impact our nation. United we stand, divided we fall: Families strengthened; The broken restored; Dreams fulfilled; Community cooperation.

Ruling year info

2017

President/Executive Director

Toby James Swager

Main address

621 ELBA DR

GOODLETTSVLLE, TN 37072 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

81-3298720

NTEE code info

Citizen Participation (W24)

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

Urban, Community (S31)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Many needs in the community are overlooked because there isn't a central point for people in the community to come to when needs arise. These isn't a central collection point for resources that are available in the community. People with resources often don't now the needs that exist and vice versa. Many times, the senior population is impacted by this disconnect. The lack of connection within the community often affects seniors and those with low income, especially children.

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?

Volunteer Coordination

Coordinating volunteers and providing service opportunities to the people of our community.

Population(s) Served

Free classes for the community including: Volunteer Training; Family Disaster Preparedness; Life Plan Workshops; Resume Preparation; After School Programing.

Population(s) Served

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 volunteers

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

Volunteer Coordination

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Volunteers in this context would include first engagement of a volunteer in a particular year. Retained volunteers do figure into this number.

Average number of service recipients per month

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

Volunteer Coordination

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These include all engagements within the community from projects and services rendered to training classes offered.

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.

Walking With Swager strives to provide opportunities for community partnership. Often the needs of the community are not readily known. Volunteer opportunities are missed because of a information is slow or lacking. Through coordinated efforts with local officials and agencies, we provide volunteer opportunities throughout the year, especially during times of disaster.

Whether the entire community is affected or a select few, connecting the need to the resource is our goal, both man power and/or physical resources.

Part of response is preparation. To that, we provide training opportunities preparing families and individuals to assist those in need during disasters. Through classes intended to train volunteers for service and others designed to help the individual be self-sufficient in times of disaster, we equip the community for unexpected circumstances.

We also desire to see people achieve their goals. Through Life Plan Workshops, we help individuals put action to their dreams.

We strive to see the barriers to unity throughout the community broken down.

Walking With Swager provides training through partnerships with local agencies. From resume preparation and Life Plan Workshops to volunteer training and disaster preparedness classes, we help people step into opportunities with a plan and a knowledge base.

We then connect trained individuals to opportunities for community service. Partnerships with government agencies like Parks and Recreation, local Fire Departments, and Police Departments help us bring the need together with the resources available.

We also look to connect the generations by providing opportunities for intergenerational interaction. We think of these times as wisdom sharing opportunities.

Walking With Swager's Executive Director has over 20 years of experience coordinating volunteers in daily service opportunities as well as directing emergency relief responses throughout the southeast following natural disasters.

Through networking and partnership with local non profits, churches, businesses, and government entities, we help to coordinate the need to the resource.

We have been able to see many of our goals met, but ongoing efforts continue.

In 2017 we completed twelve engagements. In 2018 that number increased to nearly twenty. In 2019, over 30 projects completed. As of spring 2020, we have nearly meet that same number through partnerships responding to multiple events impacting our community (tornado, fires, pandemic).

Multiple class opportunities were also made available to the community in 2019.

In 2020, we are working on an after school volunteer program and a community garden program while continuing our current programs.

Financials

Walking With Swager
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

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

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

Walking With Swager

Board of directors
as of 4/27/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Toby Swager

Walking With Swager

Term: 2016 -


Board co-chair

Tracy Swager

Walking With Swager

Term: 2016 -

Al Weathers

Three Oaks Church

Krista Weathers

Big Lots

Lona Spaulding

CBN

Erin Froehling

Patricks Everyday Warriors

Tracy Swager

CBN

Toby Swager

Walking With Swager

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/27/2020

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data