NATIONAL CHARITY LEAGUE, INC.

aka NCL, Inc.   |   Irvine, CA   |  www.nationalcharityleague.org

Mission

Fostering the mother-daughter relationship through an ongoing commitment to philanthropy, culture and leadership.

Ruling year info

1960

Principal Officer

Nancy Dean

Main address

P.O. Box 60272

Irvine, CA 92602 USA

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EIN

95-6120599

NTEE code info

Leadership Development (W70)

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

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (M01)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

NCL Experience

National Charity League provides a unique 6 year experience for mothers and daughters that includes programming in three distinct areas: community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. More than 200,000 members and alumnae in hundreds of Chapters across the nation actively participate in worthwhile causes. Members positively impact their communities on behalf of those most in need, through hands-on projects in partnership with local charities. Annually, NCL members volunteer approximately one million hours in local communities. The joy of the "NCL Experience” is the opportunity for mothers and daughters to learn, lead and grow together for the purpose of empowering each other and their peers while helping others. The NCL Experience changes lives by inspiring and empowering women to succeed as confident, well-rounded and socially aware contributors in their communities.


 Each NCL, Inc. Chapter, with the guidance of the National organization, develops its own six-year plan, which includes a variety of age appropriate and meaningful programming opportunities for girls in the 7th through 12th grade level, in support of the mission. The leadership development opportunities afforded to members through their experience provide foundational skills that allow them to thrive both socially and professionally. The cultural experience enables members to appreciate the value of differences whether it is in honoring values; engaging different ethnic groups through community service; or developing an appreciation of the arts. And through community service, our members promote social awareness that creates action to meet needs and inspires others to become servant leaders.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

National Charity League, Inc. aims to improve organizational effectiveness and operational efficiencies by moving to a lifecycle management structure for all chapters. NCL ensures the tools and resources to support chapters are in place. NCL's goal is to retain professional staff and national volunteers by ensuring the right complement of people are organizationally aligned to drive strategic success. Establishing a leadership pipeline and opportunities for ongoing leadership/skill development for stall and national leaders is a key component. With simplification, NCL will retain a high-performing leadership culture with clear responsibilities and roles supported by well-developed training will permeate; a strong
partnership between staff and volunteers will exist throughout national leadership; there will be an intentional focus on getting the right people in the right place to serve the
organization with high-quality leadership.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Women and girls

National Charity League, Inc.'s goal is to grow membership and expand capacity by increasing opportunities for more mothers/daughters to become members. We will establish a clearly articulated 5-year growth plan for both new and existing chapters. In addition, we will ensure ease of recruitment, access, and support for new members and examine ways for delivery of the NCL Experience beyond the existing chapter model. NCL develops strategic partnerships to meet community needs by aligning national philanthropies with the NCL core experience and vision/mission. This program will build out and diversify revenue support and sustain programming and services. This will be accomplished by developing a board-approved fundraising plan with annual targets, which will guide NCL in being a philanthropy of choice for member financial investment.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

National Charity League, Inc. is focused on elevating the membership experience by simplifying and standardizing the national core programming. Programs will be evaluated regularly for relevancy and effectiveness. NCL will launch a robust and compelling national Sustainer program that allows members to stay engaged over a lifetime and retain value for membership beyond the 6-year core programming. Brand awareness will be pervasive such that members and key stakeholders effectively act as consistent brand ambassadors and are able to articulate a shared understanding/messaging of how we serve and impact communities, including Ticktockers seeing the impact they make and our philanthropies articulating NCL’s impact on their organizations. We will have partnered strategically with other
organizations that explicitly connect to advancing our programming and/or mission.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Women and girls

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups, Family relationships, Health

Related Program

NCL Experience

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Last year, members contributed more than 2.5 million volunteer hours to more than 6,000 local philanthropy partners and their chapters, resulting in a $68.7 million fiscal impact.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Financials

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

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NATIONAL CHARITY LEAGUE, INC.

Board of directors
as of 8/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jennifer Lane

National Charity League, Inc.

Term: 2023 - 2021

Denise Lilley

Cheryl LaMee

Beverly Hottois

Ann Spencer

Suzanne Davidson

Kimberly Alessio

Jennifer Lane

Jennifer Madden

Allison Ploen

Debbie May

Jonell Mertens

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 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 06/16/2021

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/20/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • 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 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 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.