Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

PEACECORE

Highlighting world-changers.

aka bUneke Magazine

MERRITT IS, FL

Mission

Looking beyond today's agenda to inspire, enlighten and encourage authenticity through Philanthropy, Education, Action, Compassion, Evolution, Charity, Optimism, Responsibility and Enthusiasm (P.E.A.C.E.C.O.R.E. Inc.).

Notes from the Nonprofit

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Ruling Year

2018

President

Mary Brotherton

Vice President

Jennifer East

Main Address

4520 DEANNA CT

MERRITT IS, FL 32953 USA

Keywords

Philanthropy, Education, Action, Compassion, Evolution, Charity, Optimism, Enthusiasm, Publication, Digital, Interactive, Social, Worldwide

EIN

82-4794735

 Number

3219549827

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Social Media

Blog

Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

We need to increase our social media following, in order to attract more sponsors. We want to compensate our artists, editors and writers for their time. We want to establish a scholarship and mail more copies to more people who do not have daily, ready access to the Internet.

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

bUneke Magazine

Printing and mailing the publication

bUneke Scholarship

Events Coordination

Compensation for our Contributors

b the Change Awards

bUneke Magazine Lagoon Cleanup

Shirt Giveaways

Where we workNew!

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.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

bUneke Magazine

Context notes

We incorporated March 11, 2018 so our metric does not apply to 2017. In six months of launching, we attracted more than 60 volunteers from 12 countries. They have contributed 4,357 hours to PEACECORE.

Number of volunteers who become donors

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Printing and mailing the publication

Context notes

We incorporated March 11, 2018 so our metric does not apply to 2017. In six months of launching, we attracted more than 60 volunteers from 12 countries. Of those, 10 have also donated cash.

Number of donations made by board members

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Printing and mailing the publication

Context notes

Founded March 11, 2018, PEACECORE dba bUneke Magazine (be unique) began after the founders sold jewelry, coin collections and held yard sales. It has subsisted on founder & volunteer donations.

Number of editorial board meetings held

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

bUneke Magazine

Context notes

Though founded in March 2018, two members of the board met twice each month and communicated frequently while building the business plan. Since, all three board members have met at leasttwice monthly

Number of free participants on field trips

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Events Coordination

Context notes

Founded in 2018, our field trips have taken off with volunteers clamoring to participate in events. We've been invited to attend 10 events as media and guests. Each time, we bring up to 6 volunteers.

Number of competition winners declared

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

bUneke Magazine

Context notes

Since founding in 2018, we have awarded four free ads to competitors.

Number of print, radio, or online ads developed

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

bUneke Magazine

Context notes

Since launching in March 2018, we have developed 30+ ads for ourselves and others in our monthly issues and on social media.

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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 and haven't they accomplished so far?

We want to pay our Creative Director, Editor in Chief, Events Coordinator, writers, associate editor, photographers and establish a scholarship. Our goal is to print on sustainable paper with plant-based ink and be able to mail at bulk prices to more people around the world. We want to put bUneke Magazine in waiting rooms, so they can be taken home and read, at no cost to the readers. We need to be able to afford to travel to cover some stories in person.

Our strategy is to continue to reach out to philanthropists and charitable individuals, requesting donations and continue to organically grow our audience. We have attracted writers from nine countries and our ambassadors encompass a wide diversity. We attend as many local events as we can and are aligning our brand with businesses that are like-minded. We are working on creating an online crowdfunding site and have already generated almost $1,000 through social media. When we have more time under this brand, we will reach out for grants and are considering holding several money-generating events that our readers have suggested they would prefer to galas.

We have a team of more than 50 volunteers and like all charities, perhaps 10 of those are in the dedicated core that promotes the bUneke Magazine and PEACECORE ethos. Those 10 work diligently to promote the brand and we use our past experiences with nonprofit fundraising for ideas and innovations. We have exceeded one goal by generating more than 500 followers on Facebook and are working to improve the numbers on the other six social media platforms as well. The more well known our brand, the more support we will receive. The fact that we have attracted contributors from nine countries, speaks volumes for our product. We have been recruiting commission-paid specialists who are engaging their communities in several states for advertisements and sponsorships.

When we have enough financial support to start our scholarship, we will have made progress. By that time, our main contributors will be earning a small salary and our less frequent contributors will earn stipends for their work.

We have produced five issues of a literary-style, online publication that is interactive and animated and we have printed three issues, as of October 1, 2018. An accident prevented our volunteer (vice president and creative director) from ordering the last two issues. We have attracted more than 50 people from 9 countries to work as volunteers in a variety of capacities. Some have been published for the first time in bUneke Magazine. We have been growing our social network on seven platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and YouTube.) Some platforms are outperforming the others but they are all connecting us to our readers. We are mentoring three writers and several others in filmmaking, events and editing. Together, our small group is making changes in the world. We're creating ripples.

External Reviews

Financials

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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?

Not Applicable

Organizational Demographics

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Gender

East Indian

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 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
Diversity notes from the nonprofit
We do not have any paid staff members at this time. Our board members wear many hats and are working very hard to take the organization to the point where paid employees will be possible. We do not discriminate in any way. We are all inclusive in every way.