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Invest In Access Inc.

Creating a legacy of accessibility for future generations.

aka Invest In Access   |   Ann Arbor, MI   |  http://invest-in-access.com/

Mission

Invest In Access (IIA), is a 501c3 non-profit organization, dedicated to furthering social equity for individuals living with physical and psychological differences. By focusing our services on adaptations to the workplace, we provide organizations with tangible accessibility outcomes that increase inclusivity for all.

Ruling year info

2019

President \u0026 CEO

Ms. Angela Marie Johnson

Main address

2012 Manchester Road

Ann Arbor, MI 48104 USA

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EIN

83-2515973

NTEE code info

Disabled Persons\u0027 Rights (R23)

Mental Health Disorders (F70)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

At Invest In Access, we’re reshaping events, mindsets and the workplace to ensure accessibility for all. We help businesses implement or adapt work practices to foster best-practice disability inclusion for their customers and guests. We work with influencers to help them understand how they can further their outreach by implementing best-practice disability inclusion within their work. We champion meaningful disability representation in mainstream society. Perhaps you're aiming to increase the accessibility of your broadcast or ceremony or seeking guidance for best-practice accessible communications and marketing. Say you’re ready to have an Invest In Access team member work alongside your organization for a term. Whatever your goals, we're here to help you broaden your audience. And our reach is national.

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?

Recreation: Wheelers' Paramill

Public spaces such as gyms, hotels + resorts, and universities, are equipped with accessible parking, elevators, entrance ramps, and roll pathways, but they are limited in equitable cardiovascular recreation for wheelchair users. The Paramill allows wheelchair users to be included in community recreation alongside their family and friends; providing a cardiovascular experience similar to a treadmill.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Veterans

Thousands of individuals live with limited mobility on a chronic or circumstantial basis. Currently, standard accessible restrooms do not provide the accommodations that are necessary to support these individuals in an equitable and dignified way.

Without changing benches, hoists, and adequate space for more than one individual, individuals with limited mobility as well as their loved ones, are often faced with the unsanitary and circumstance of changing their loved one on a restroom floor or simply shortening their trips in public.

Invest In Access is a supporter or the global movement Changing Places, and as such has the means to establish equitable restrooms for all within the United States.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Veterans

People who live with physical and psychological differences face routine employment barriers due to inequities in workplace practices. Inequities in communication, hiring practices, marketing, operations and professional development are remedied by innovation.

Through first-hand experience, and cross-movement solidarity, Invest In Access, Inc. has the expertise to ensure your organization is providing a workplace that fully recognizes the value of all its employees.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
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 list subscribers

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Our services focus on adaptations to workplace culture which provide specific and tangible accessibility outcomes for businesses to create a more inclusive environment for disabled persons.

Our diverse team and BOD is comprised of subject matter experts in disability inclusion. Additionally, we pride ourselves on cross movement solidarity with fellow leaders of accessibility throughout the United States and work side-by-side with them too.

Invest In Access was founded in 2018, and since that time, we've been honored to work with a range of clients across entertainment, employment, education and production management. We’ve worked with: The American Civil Liberties Union - New York & Southern California Chapters, Black Women on Broadway, Black Theatre United, Broadway Advocacy Coalition, EL Education, Maestra, March for Our Lives, National Alliance for Musical Theatre, Only Make Believe, Playwrights Horizons, Project1Voice, The Broadway League, and The Vineyard Theatre and more. We've also provided services for government service agencies in Michigan and New York.

Please review organizational capabilities above.

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

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We are staying current with social media best practices. Implementation example: Instagram Highlights (BOD, Core Values, Press, Giving Back).

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Invest In Access Inc.

Board of directors
as of 03/01/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Angela Johnson

Invest In Access, Inc.

Term: 2018 - 2020

Jenna Appel Vice President; MS, RDN, LDN, CPT

Appel Nutrition, Inc.

Ruth A. Thill Treasurer; MBA

Huntington Bancshares

Lori Skibbe Skibbe Secretary; Ph.D.

Michigan State University

Jacqueline Dufek RN, BSN, MPH

University of Michigan - Michigan Medicine

Tori Kuhagen PharmD, RPh.

CVS Health Corporation

Bridget Tsolakis YP

Cleveland State University

Rachel VanRiper Spec Ed. TC/RR; CI, EI, LD

Ann Arbor Huron High School

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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • 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 3/1/2023

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:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/01/2023

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 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 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.