Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Academy for Grassroots Organizations

Stronger Nonprofits = Stronger Communities

Phelan, CA

Mission

To Convene, Equip and Guide community leaders

Notes from the Nonprofit

Building strong nonprofits, builds strong communities where leadership is strong, collaboration and innovation are the standard, communities thrive, and opportunity abounds for all. Thank you for your support!!

Ruling Year

2001

Principal Officer

Mrs. Vici Nagel

Main Address

P.O. Box 293928

Phelan, CA 92329 USA

Formerly Known As

High Desert Community Coalitions

High Desert Resource Network

AcademyGO

Keywords

grants, funders, capacity building, nonprofit network, nonprofit resources, training, networking, technical assistance, resource development, nonprofit advocacy, inland empire, grantwriting, consulting

EIN

91-2088232

 Number

5803376193

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Management & Technical Assistance (S02)

Management & Technical Assistance (T02)

Leadership Development (W70)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

The issue our organization works to address is that of a region (the California Inland Empire) that continues to have a high level of human needs coupled with a lack of capacity and resources to meet those needs. Where people live and work impacts their health, self-sufficiency, safety, and quality of life. Nowhere is this more obvious than in our region, where health and economic outcomes are poor and are created or exacerbated by numerous social determinants. Contributing to these local disparities is the lack of capacity of the local nonprofit/community-benefit sector to help residents improve their situations. According to the region’s Funders Alliance, “The Inland Empire has a struggling nonprofit sector and significantly low rates of philanthropic investment. Nonprofits in the region not only face greater needs, but their caring and creativity have also been stifled by inadequate resources.”

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

The Fundraising Academy for Grassroots Organizations™

Customized Nonprofit Training

Inland Empire Resource Network™

The Grantwriting Academy for Grassroots Organizations™

Funding Research Resources

www.IENonprofits.com

Where we work

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

Number of people trained

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients reporting increased knowledge after educational programs

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

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Increasing

Number of participants who would recommend program to others

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Increasing

Number of clients served

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No target populations selected

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Output - describing our activities and reach

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Increasing

Percentage who increased collaboration

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Increasing

Percentage who increased funding or resources

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No target populations selected

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

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 they accomplished so far and what's next?

1 - Strengthen nonprofit leaders (seasoned and emerging) 2 - Strengthen individual nonprofits 3 - Strengthen the nonprofit sector

1 - Training in Nonprofit Best Practices 2 - Collaboration Building 3 - Information & Resources Exchange 4 - Funding Research Resources 5 - Networking Opportunities 6 - Regular Convenings 7 - Introductions to Funders & Elected Officials

Our staff and board of directors possess extensive (more than 30 years) experience with nonprofit management, fund development, funder relations, and design and implementation of training programs.

1 - Nonprofit leaders learn best practices and their organizations become effective, efficient, adaptive 2 - Increased resources and money raised 3 - Increased collaborations 4 - Increased use of nonprofit management and fundraising best practices 5 - Increased people receiving help and services

Today, AcademyGO’s “Inland Empire Resource Network" includes 3,000+ community leaders from nonprofits, funders, schools, ministries, public agencies, clubs and associations, and businesses from throughout the Inland Empire and surrounding areas. During its tenure, AcademyGO has had significant success in delivering its mission, including the following examples: • Resource Network convenings regularly attract an average of 50 participants from throughout the region • More than 2,500 regional leaders have been trained in nonprofit best practices • In 2018, 90+ percent of overall program survey respondents reported that AcademyGO has helped them identify funding and resources, increase funding, increase collaboration, learn new skills, and increase their knowledge, productivity and organizational effectiveness. • Overall our programs have a demonstrated multiplier effect of at least two to one; for every $1,000 invested in our capacity-building programs, at least $2,000 is raised by participants to fund services for Inland Empire residents. One of our signature programs, The Fundraising Academy for Grassroots Organizations™ currently has an eight-to-one return on investment; participants of the past nine classes attribute to what they learned, raising at least $7.5 million for services to improve quality of life in the region.

External Reviews

Awards

Neighborhood Excellence Initiative - Neighborhood Builder 2008

Bank of America Foundation

Affiliations & Memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member

Chamber of Commerce

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Financials

Academy for Grassroots Organizations

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Operations

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

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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?

Yes

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?

Yes