PLATINUM2024

More Than a Phone

Giving so much more than just phones

aka TCC Gives Inc. dba More Than a Phone   |   Fishers, IN   |  www.morethanaphone.org

Mission

At More Than a Phone, we believe survivors of domestic violence deserve a reliable and safe smartphone. We partner with domestic violence programs across the U.S. to connect survivors to the world around them so they can build a strong foundation to support themselves and their families. Through volunteerism and victim advocacy, our goal is to cultivate community across the US and give survivors more than just a phone.

Ruling year info

2017

Executive Director

Julie Moorehead

Main address

10300 Kincaid Dr Ste 203

Fishers, IN 46037 USA

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EIN

81-4267414

NTEE code info

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

12 million people are impacted by domestic violence annually. We partner with domestic violence programs to provide phones that allow safe communication for rebuilding their lives. Since our start in 2017, we have provided 10,000 survivors with smart phones. We currently serve 24 states with a goal of serving all of the United States.

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?

More Than A Phone

Our main program is partnering with domestic violence programs to provide their survivors with safe smart phones. The phones come with 4 months of talk, text, and data. Allowing the survivor access to resources they need to begin rebuilding their lives. Many survivors use the phones to reconnect with family and friends, find medical and mental health services, locate employment, and to stay connected to their domestic violence program. The phone also allows the program to check on the well being of the clients.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups
Women and girls
Heterosexuals
LGBTQ people

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.

Median grant amount

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

More Than A Phone

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average grant amount

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

More Than A Phone

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

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 arm all survivors of domestic violence with a safe form of communication. Allowing them access to the world around them so that they begin rebuilding bright new futures.

We will reach our goal through strategic partnerships with our incredible corporate sponsors, as well as support from generous individuals. Raising awareness of domestic violence and the continued need for safe forms of communication will also play a critical role in us reaching our goal.

We have a very strong base of corporate and individual donors who have thus far aided in the support of 10,000 survivors. We will work to create additional visibility of our program, highlighting the need and impact. We currently have 70 programs across the nation waiting to partner with us to arm their survivors with phones.

This year we are thrilled to share that we have reached partnerships with 100 domestic violence programs, with another 70 on our growing waiting list. Additionally, we are so proud to share another milestone of arming 10,000 survivors with safe forms of communication. Our goal for 2024 is to onboard 25 additional partner programs. Allowing us to support 5,000 survivors annually.

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.
  • 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

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), 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, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

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

Financials

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Operations

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

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More Than a Phone

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brandi Craig

Fifth Third Bank

Term: 2024 - 2025

Jimmy Rayford

Dealers Wholesale

Kristi Behler

TCC

Abby Sage

Fifth Third

Sam Ryan

Jim Austin

Easterseals

Stephanie Holmes-Gullan

Prevail

Carl Roberts

TCC

Michelle Strong

Verizon

Board leadership practices

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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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/7/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Transgender Identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/07/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.