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New Detroit, Inc.

A racial justice organization

aka New Detroit   |   Detroit, MI   |  www.newdetroit.org
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New Detroit, Inc.

EIN: 38-6159215


Mission

New Detroit is a coalition of leaders working to achieve racial understanding and racial equity in Metropolitan Detroit.

Ruling year info

1968

President and CEO

Mr. Michael S. Rafferty

COO

Ms. Jodee Fishman Raines

Main address

3031 West Grand Blvd. Ste 430

Detroit, MI 48202 USA

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EIN

38-6159215

Subject area info

Social sciences

Community and economic development

Antidiscrimination

Diversity and intergroup relations

Population served info

Ethnic and racial groups

Low-income people

NTEE code info

Intergroup/Race Relations (R30)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The dual pandemic of COVID-19 and racism in 2020 has heightened the need for the work of New Detroit. During the pandemic, Black people died from COVID at rates twice that of whites (CDC June 2021); K-5 Black students fell 6-12 months behind in math compared to 4-8 months for white students (McKinsey Dec, 2020); 41% of Black-owned businesses were forced to close, more than any other racial group (US House Small Business Committee Feb. 2021); Black Americans accounted for less than 13% of the U.S. population, but were killed by police at more than twice the rate of white Americans (Washington Post June 2021).

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?

Leadership Series on R.A.C.E.

Now more than ever leaders recognize they need to be change agents around diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. R.A.C.E. is a six-part online professional development program that includes:
• Racial Understanding. Build competencies around race relations, racial justice and racial healing
• Anti-Racism. Understand more about structural and systemic racism
• Cultural Competency. Discover the history, culture and socioeconomic issues facing diverse communities
• Equity in Practice. Develop action steps, practices, and policies to build racial equity

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups

The Just Institute is a comprehensive suite of certificated trainings and customized consulting. Trainings provide interactive pedagogical learning and personalized action plans to provide participants tools and strategies to create racially equitable policies and practices grounded in a deep understanding of racialized systems.

Just Place(TM) provides diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice training and consulting for managers and staff of hospitality related businesses.

Just Care(TM) The state of Michigan now requires all licensed health care professionals to undergo implicit bias training. Just Care(TM) is an anti-bias training program designed for employees of all levels in the health care industry, from car valets to reception to physicians. Customized modules are also available,

Just Lead(TM) Just Lead offers programs for every level of professional from the C-Suite to emerging leaders.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples
Multiracial people
People of African descent
People of Asian descent
People of Middle Eastern descent

We offer a series of provocative panels comprising local and national leaders addressing topical issues. For example, 2022 (sponsored by Fifth Third Bank) included COVID-19: Disparate Impact on Education; Replacement Theory Race Parks & Public Space in Detroit; Challenging the Detroit Population Statistics from the 2021 US Census Bureau.

Population(s) Served

Reports include: "Race Equity Report" (2014); "Racial Equity Highlights" (2020) "Examining and Addressing COVID-19 Racial Disparities in Detroit" (2021); "COVID-19 in Detroit: Impact on Education" (2022);

Population(s) Served
People of Asian descent
People of African descent
Multiracial people
People of Latin American descent
People of Middle Eastern descent

We are engaged in partnerships to help diversify and strengthen policy initiatives around equity in childcare and K-12 education.

Population(s) Served

Held in Detroit in October 2022, Just Lead: Advancing Racial Equity was the region's first conference devoted solely to racial equity that brings together a cross section of leadership and viewpoints. Created in 1967, New Detroit's hallmark approach is to bring together diverse voices to seek collaborative solutions to dismantle racism.

We had 387 attendees, 43 speakers, 1 1/2 days of engaging activity, and lots of positive feedback. The conference included an opening plenary by Jeffrey Robinson, and Dr. Abdul L. Sayed interviewed by Rebecca Irby; a lunchtime fireside chat with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi; panels on the business case for racial equity, equity in education, health equity, the challenging role of the DEI professional, a closing plenary with a cross-section of the region's leading racial justice organizations; interactive workshops; and great networking.

Population(s) Served

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 press articles published

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Population(s) Served

Adults

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of groups brought together in a coalition/alliance/partnership

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Increasing

Number of donations made by board members

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Decreasing

Number of reports written/published

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Research

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Holding steady

Number of list subscribers

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Increasing

Context Notes

2021: 789

Number of Facebook followers

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Increasing

Total dollars received in contributions

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Decreasing

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.

We have updated the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan strategies in light of the events of 2020. Our 2021 Work Plan includes:
Improved understanding of interpersonal, institutional, and systemic racism and tools to address
Racially equitable policies
Inform and align the growing number of organizations working on racial equity in Metropolitan Detroit

Improved understanding of interpersonal, institutional, and systemic racism:
1. Collect, analyze, and distribute information on racial disparities and recommendations to
address them. Host Town Halls to discuss these issues with a broad community of professionals, policymakers, and every day people.
2. Develop services and partner with existing service providers to offer comprehensive race equity tools tailored to industries and fields facing need and demand (Leadership Series on R.A.C.E. and the "Just Suite".

Racially equitable policies:
Produce and distribute information on racial disparities to inform thought leaders in Michigan. Organize our diverse coalition of powerful voices to advance equitable policies. For 2021, our policy agenda includes: 1) Equitable vaccine distribution; 2) Race equity in childcare and early education (ages 0-5); 3) Race equity in funding K-12 education; 4) Race equity in the new economy

Alignment for collective impact:
Partner with the large and growing number of organizations, initiatives, and activities in the region focused on addressing racism
Convene local and national thought leaders for an annual race equity summit.

Capacities include legacy, brand, board, and staff. New Detroit is a 55 year old coalition of 53 nonprofit, corporate, and civic leaders working to achieve racial understanding and racial equity in Metropolitan Detroit. We were formed in response to civil unrest in 1967 at the request of then Michigan Governor George Romney, Detroit Mayor Jerome Cavanagh, and business executive Joseph L. Hudson, Jr. to identify what went wrong, what needed to change, and how to make that change happen. NDI provides thought leadership, policy advocacy, and direct services including facilitated conversations on race and customized trainings on racial diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ).

Our Work plan for 2022 includes programs, services, research, and policy advocacy to fight racism at the personal, institutional, and systemic levels.

Leadership Series on R.A.C.E. We have restructured our popular Multicultural Leadership Program, which has graduated 1200 professionals over the past 20 years, by continuing to address cultural competency and racial understanding while adding new elements around anti-racism and equity in practice. We expect to serve 225 people in 3 cohorts of 75 by the end of 2022 and repeat the series in 2022.

Just Place® Diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice training for managers of hospitality-related businesses and staff.
Piloted program with the Downtown Detroit Partnership’s Downtown Hospitality Project

Just Care® This training program specifically addresses racial biases amongst health care practitioners and racism as a root cause of inequity. Just Care® transforms thinking and action regarding inequity in health care by moving participants from concept to action, to advance equity at all levels of their work.
This training meets the state requirement for Training on Implicit Bias under the Michigan Public Health Code, Rule 338.7004
In its first year, we have trained almost 200 participants from Henry Ford Health System, McClaren Hospital, and Authority Health. As well as a partnership with the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan and Vital Services for opioid patients in emergency room settings.

Just Lead® Anti-racism and multiculturalism don’t exist inside a vacuum - it is a spectrum. To move along this spectrum requires transformation and a robust theory of change.
Just Lead offers programs for every level of professional from the C-Suite to emerging leaders.
Just Lead® will help with strategies as well as resources to build equitable systems and processes that are open, transparent, and inclusive.

Town Halls We offer a series of provocative panels comprising local and national leaders addressing topical issues, this year primarily related to the COVID pandemic. National speakers and moderators so far this year included: Makhani Themba, Dr. Rashawn Ray, and journalist Kat Stafford and local experts included: Amber Arellano, Charity Dean, Jane Morgan, Dr. Rose Moten, Rochelle Riley, Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom, and WDIV anchor Kimberly Gill.

Research We commissioned a report from the Brookings Institution, Examining and Addressing COVID-19 Racial Disparities in Detroit, and will be releasing a Race Equity Highlights report later this year focused on COVID impacts on education.

Policy We are exploring partnerships to help diversify and strengthen policy initiatives around equity in childcare and K-12 education, equity in employment, COVID vaccinations, and voters rights.

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

    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

  • 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 ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
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

5.91

Average of 8.03 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

8.1

Average of 11 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

19%

Average of 28% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

New Detroit, Inc.

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

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of New Detroit, Inc.’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 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$253,517 $339,732 $375,241 $226,845 $177,084
As % of expenses -17.1% 35.5% 50.6% 22.9% 13.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$256,276 $336,975 $373,788 $224,158 $175,217
As % of expenses -17.3% 35.1% 50.3% 22.6% 13.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,038,595 $1,112,512 $1,166,636 $1,123,189 $1,396,761
Total revenue, % change over prior year -30.0% 7.1% 4.9% -3.7% 24.4%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 7.8%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 14.7% 5.8%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 98.0% 99.3% 84.0% 81.8%
Other revenue 0.0% 2.0% 0.7% 1.1% 4.5%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,478,980 $957,236 $741,700 $988,931 $1,313,098
Total expenses, % change over prior year -5.7% -35.3% -22.5% 33.3% 32.8%
Personnel 49.3% 42.8% 65.6% 58.9% 49.6%
Professional fees 1.5% 1.4% 2.0% 2.2% 0.0%
Occupancy 7.9% 10.8% 3.6% 4.0% 2.9%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 41.3% 45.0% 28.7% 34.8% 47.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,481,739 $959,993 $743,153 $991,618 $1,314,965
One month of savings $123,248 $79,770 $61,808 $82,411 $109,425
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $81,425
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $6,170 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,604,987 $1,039,763 $804,961 $1,080,199 $1,505,815

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 7.4 8.8 20.5 16.5 8.1
Months of cash and investments 7.8 9.6 21.6 17.5 9.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 3.2 9.2 17.9 16.1 13.8
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $910,381 $700,615 $1,264,601 $1,357,983 $886,646
Investments $55,053 $62,250 $69,705 $82,486 $107,486
Receivables $48,210 $205,865 $208,374 $214,000 $638,000
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $67,207 $3,539 $42,224 $48,394 $48,394
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 88.5% 0.0% 95.1% 88.5% 92.4%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 25.1% 5.5% 12.6% 10.9% 8.7%
Unrestricted net assets $398,320 $735,295 $1,109,083 $1,333,241 $1,508,458
Temporarily restricted net assets $377,348 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $377,348 $192,892 $242,587 $150,000 $56,579
Total net assets $775,668 $928,187 $1,351,670 $1,483,241 $1,565,037

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President and CEO

Mr. Michael S. Rafferty

Mike S. Rafferty is the President & CEO of New Detroit, Inc. He joined New Detroit May 20, 2019. New Detroit is a coalition of leaders working to achieve racial understanding and racial equity in Metropolitan Detroit. As President & CEO, Mike leads the organization in focusing on racial understanding, equity, and justice. Previously Mike served as Vice President of Small Business Services at the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation. At DEGC, he was responsible for developing and leading strategies, programs, and initiatives that supported new and existing businesses in their efforts to thrive in Detroit. Mike's previous roles span twenty years of experience managing projects, programs, and organizations that support community and regional economic development; advocating for and building the capacity of nonprofits and small businesses; and analyzing policy and advising local policymakers. Mike currently serves on the board of the Henry Ford Health System, the Michigan Board of Ethics, Jefferson East Inc., Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, and numerous task forces and committees. Previous boards include TechTown, the Eight Mile Boulevard Association, the Woodward Avenue Action Association, the Villages Community Development Corporation, Eastside Community Network, and LAND Inc. Mike has a Master’s degree in Urban Planning with a concentration in Economic Development from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and a B.A. in Communications from St. Mary’s College in Orchard Lake, Michigan. He has received a number of honors and awards including the Sue Marx Smock Graduate Fellowship Award for Urban Research, the Business Visionary Award from the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Michigan Chronicle’s Men of Excellence award.

COO

Jodee Raines

After 25 years in philanthropy Jodee joined New Detroit, a racial justice coalition, as COO effective March 8, 2020. Recognized by Crain's Detroit Business as one of Metro Detroit's Most Influential Women, Jodee has led significant organizational growth and transformation as a professional and volunteer at some of Detroit’s finest institutions, including Executive VP of Programs at the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation, Director of The Jewish Fund, Program Officer at The Skillman Foundation, and President of the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue. Jodee has a J.D. from Wayne State University and practiced law at Bodman PLC.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

New Detroit, Inc.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 02/21/2023
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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/21/2023

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
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
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
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/04/2022

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 review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • 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.

Contractors

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