Fierce Freedom

Ending the Cycle of Human Trafficking & Exploitation

aka Fierce Freedom   |   Altoona, WI   |
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Fierce Freedom

EIN: 46-1001360


We at Fierce Freedom work to end the cycle of human trafficking and exploitation through educational programming that empowers communities and speaks to the worth and dignity of each individual.

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Executive Director

Mrs. Cat Morgan

Main address

PO Box 246

Altoona, WI 54720 USA

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Subject area info

Sexual assault victim services

Freedom from violence and torture

Freedom from slavery

Women's rights

Children's rights

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Population served info

Children and youth


Ethnic and racial groups

Economically disadvantaged people

Incarcerated people

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NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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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?

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Our hospitality program where we educate hotels by training staff, and provide literature for victims.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve


Fierce Freedom
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 6.23 over 7 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.5 over 7 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

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Average of 5% over 7 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Fierce Freedom’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $8,661 $15,820 -$4,214 -$1,557
As % of expenses 4.5% 7.5% -1.5% -0.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $7,968 $15,127 -$4,907 -$2,250
As % of expenses 4.1% 7.1% -1.8% -0.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $200,477 $228,158 $275,396 $271,645
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 13.8% 20.7% -1.4%
Program services revenue 2.6% 1.0% 1.1% 4.7%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 11.7% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 96.9% 87.2% 100.7% 94.7%
Other revenue 0.5% 0.1% -1.8% 0.6%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $191,816 $212,338 $279,611 $273,202
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 10.7% 31.7% -2.3%
Personnel 57.3% 62.0% 56.6% 77.1%
Professional fees 8.4% 5.9% 15.3% 2.7%
Occupancy 10.4% 15.9% 10.3% 7.5%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 0.0%
All other expenses 23.7% 16.1% 17.6% 12.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $192,509 $213,031 $280,304 $273,895
One month of savings $15,985 $17,695 $23,301 $22,767
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $208,494 $230,726 $303,605 $296,662

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.6 3.3 2.4 2.3
Months of cash and investments 2.6 3.3 2.4 2.3
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.5 3.1 2.2 2.2
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $41,473 $58,077 $55,775 $51,821
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $2,000
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $3,119 $1,733 $1,040 $347
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 22.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 7.5% 7.1% 10.7% 10.5%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $57,192 $52,285 $50,035
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $106 $106 $106
Total net assets $42,171 $57,298 $52,391 $50,141

Key data checks

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

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Executive Director

Mrs. Cat Morgan

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 02/21/2024
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Board of directors data
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Board chair

Aaron Libner

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Term: 2020 - 2025

David Almquist


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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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/15/2024

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Sexual orientation


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