Carry On

Fallen, Never Forgotten

DALLAS, TX   |  http://www.carryon-usa.org

Mission

The Carry On mission is to honor the sacrifice of our nation's fallen military, law enforcement and first responders through advocacy, mentorship and empowerment of surviving families.

Notes from the nonprofit

All Carry On board members, executive leadership and staff are volunteers. No board members, executive leadership or staff are financially compensated for their time and / or postions. 100% of donations received are allocated to program development and support of the Carry On mission.

Ruling year info

2019

President

Jeremy Soles

Vice President

Anthony Monnin

Main address

2525 CARLISLE ST Apt. 109

DALLAS, TX 75201 USA

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EIN

83-4245874

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (R12)

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

Our biggest challenge currently is outreach, largely due to restrictions associated with COVID-19. The foundation of our success is rooted in the ability to have direct contact with our supporters, volunteers and most importantly those that we serve. Carry On is currently augmenting our value with virtual outreach and programs such as Community Corps and the Ambassador Program. In addition, we are currently implementing the Flipcause software to increase exposure and connectivity with our supporters and beneficiaries. We are optimistic and determined to meet these challenges head on with adaptability and persistence.

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?

The Honor Log Program

The honor log is a symbol of respect, remembrance and honor for our fallen military, law enforcement, firefighters and Ems. Not only are these amazing works of art created by master carver, Cameron Dockery of Lubbock Texas but also serves as a memorial icon of team work, unity and the willingness to triumph over adversity. Honor Logs are carried by volunteers (Honor Bearers) at various events throughout each state. In addition military units, police, firefighters and EMS utilize the Honor Logs to instill cohesion and unity during physical training and selection processes. Lastly, the Honor Logs are displayed at office buildings and government headquarters through out each state to bring awareness and advocacy to the sacrifice of the fallen.
The Significance of the Honor Log:
7 feet long representing the average length of a casket
22 inches in diameter representing awareness of veteran suicides per day.
24 active duty or veteran personnel carrying the log as “Honor Bearers”.

One of the Carry On goals is to create Honor Logs for each state that are carried across the country and featured in various events throughout the year. Our mission is to ensure our heroes are never forgotten and their legacies CARRY ON.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Emergency responders
Veterans
Widows and widowers
Non-adult children

The Ambassador Program was developed to empower volunteers through mentorship, tasking, incentives and logistical support as advocates of the carry on brand and mission.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Emergency responders
Veterans
Widows and widowers
Non-adult children
Military personnel
Emergency responders
Veterans
Widows and widowers
Non-adult children

Where we work

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.

Carry On is currently coordinating with local, state and federal organizations to expand the bandwidth of our mission. One of our goals is to develop an Honor Log (memorial icon) to honor the sacrifice of our fallen heroes in each of the 50 states nationwide. Another goal is to further develop our Community Corps program. In addition, Carry On is dedicated to developing a scholarship and leadership program for family members of the fallen.

Carry On believes that the Ambassador Program will be heart beat of advocacy, fundraising and promote development of future programs and goals. As with any company or non-profit organization, revenue generation is one of the many challenges to mitigate and overcome. It is a core focus of Carry On to develop slowly with attention to detail oriented towards integrity, ethical management and awareness that the empowerment of our support structure is critical to success .

Our greatest capability to achieve our mission goals is outreach. This is accomplished through daily connectivity to our target audience and support structure through social media, direct contact and implementation of engagement software. In addition, Carry On has applied to the 2021 Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program hosted by the George W. Bush Presidential Center. If accepted, we believe this will be an amazing opportunity to further develop the organziational foundation and leadership platform of Carry On.

As a relatively new non profit organization, Carry On has made great strides towards the advocation and awareness associated with the sacrifice of our nations fallen military, law enforcement, firefighters and EMS personnel. We have developed the Texas Honor Log that has been show cased at law enforcement and fire / rescue departments throughout Texas. The Texas Honor Log has also been carried by volunteers in events for Memorial Day and other memorial events. The Honor Log has also been used by law enforcement in various special operations selection processes as a tool of honor and cohesion. In 2020 Carry On unvieled the 9/11Honor Log in Virginia Beach, Virginia for a September 11 memorial event. We are currently coordinating with representatives from the Pentagon and NYFD to have the 9/11 Honor Log displaced at respective locations in remembrance of military, law enforcement and fire / rescue personnel that selflessly perished to serve and safeguard American lives. In 2021, Carry On is developing a 9/11 Benghazi Honor Log to honor the fallen associated with the events of September 11, 2012. We also intend to participate in events on Memorial Day weekend in Dallas Texas. Through the Ambassador Program we will advance towards our goal of developing an Honor Log for each of the US fifty states as well as laying the foundation for our scholarship / leadership program.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

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

    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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Recently, Carry On developed and introduced it's Ambassador Program. The Ambassador Programs primary objective is to empower volunteers through mentorship, tasking, incentives and logistical support as advocates of the Carry On mission. The Ambassador Program is a direct result of feedback primarily from our social media platforms where followers indicated they wanted to directly impact and support the Carry On mission.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • 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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Carry On

Board of directors
as of 1/24/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jeremy Soles


Board co-chair

Anthony Monnin

Matthew Shipp

Elizabeth Ridenour

Brother Born

Katherine Ragazzino

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 01/10/2021

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: 01/10/2021

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Data
  • 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.