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Voices for Children, CASA of Boulder County

Change a Child's Story

aka Boulder Voices for Children   |   Boulder, CO   |  www.bouldervfc.org

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Voices for Children, CASA of Boulder County

EIN: 84-0984449


Mission

To build a healthier community by delivering services, support, and advocacy to children who have experienced trauma.

Ruling year info

1985

CEO

Margaret Bachrach

Development Officer

Jessica Schultz

Main address

5408 Idylwild Trail

Boulder, CO 80301 USA

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EIN

84-0984449

Subject area info

Child abuse

Child advocacy

Child welfare

Youth services

Population served info

Children and youth

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Every 47 minutes a child experiences abuse and/or neglect in Colorado. Many of these children will be removed from their homes and families. The children CASA serves have been removed from their homes, at least temporarily, for reasons of safety. While it is the primary responsibility of the Department of Housing and Human Services to ensure that the child is now living in a safe place, this task is of such importance that one of the first responsibilities of a CASA volunteer is to confirm that the child is safe. Abuse and/or neglect can derail a child's normal development, disrupt critical attachments, and impair social and emotional functioning. The CASAs role is to be a constant and stable adult in this child's life, to ensure safety of this child, and to speak for the child's best interests in a court setting.

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?

CASA

Trained CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers advocate for and provide direct services to abused and neglected children.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

When kids are chronically truant from school, the school district can intervene to match them and their families with resources tailored to address the root causes of truancy. Unmet mental health needs and family stressors such as poverty or homelessness often prevent a child from attending school regularly. A CASA can work with a team of professionals to figure out what's happening with a young person, make sure families have access to resources and students have an advocate in the educational setting.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

National CASA 1985

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 a bold vision for the future of Voices for Children CASA and the CASA movement. We have committed to do more, not only to enhance and strengthen our leadership, but also to expand our capacity to serve the children in our community who are victims of abuse. The end result of our hard-work and dedication will be that within three years, every child in Boulder County who needs a CASA will have one. We are following our current strategic plan and focusing on four objectives:

Objective 1: Increase Awareness and Engagement
Objective 2: Advocate Recruitment and Retention
Objective 3: Grow Revenue to Support the Mission
Objective 4: Whole Mission Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Objective 1: Increase Awareness and Engagement
-Marketing Strategy aimed at raising awareness
-Collaborate with community organizations to accelerate our impact
-Track media impressions and constituent engagement

Objective 2: Advocate Recruitment and Retention
-Advocate Recruitment Plan
-Collect and analyze diversity data
-Advocate Retention Plan

Objective 3: Grow Revenue to Support the Mission
-Fundraising Events
-Major and intermediate individual giving program
-Cultivate Partnerships with corporate entities and private foundations
-Culture of Philanthropy across the organization

Objective 4: Whole Mission Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
-Collect and analyze diversity data
-Implement partnerships with leading organizations
-Set transformational diversity goals

We have a board of directions that is committed, dedicated and 100% of them support CASA financially. They are dedicated to broadening CASA's reach in the community.

The senior leadership team at CASA is qualified and have a depth of experience in their fields, all holding Master's degrees in fields related to their job description. Staff engaged with volunteers have combined experiences practicing juvenile law and social work, mental health counseling, and volunteer management.

We have a healthy investment account that we are using to partially fund our organizational expansion and maintain a history of clean audits annually from an independent auditor. We have generous support from local foundations and individual donors.

In addition, our program is highly regarded by the Department of Housing and Human Services and has an excellent relationship with the Court and the Magistrate that oversees all of the abuse and neglect cases in Boulder County.

We are happy to report that we are ahead on all pillars of our strategic plan. We have hired staff needed to maintain and grow the program capacity, recruited more volunteers for a total of 235 active CASA volunteers, have served over 225 children this year and have increased revenue and revenue goals to reflect these changes. Our community is excited about these changes and we are hard at work guaranteeing that this momentum is maintained. We currently are serving on 70% of dependency and neglect cases in Boulder County, a 20% increase over last year.

Financials

Voices for Children, CASA of Boulder County
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
2022 2022 Audited Financials
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

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 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

2.92

Average of 39.80 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

9.8

Average of 4.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

16%

Average of 12% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Voices for Children, CASA of Boulder County

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Voices for Children, CASA of Boulder County

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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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Voices for Children, CASA of Boulder County

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Voices for Children, CASA of Boulder County’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 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $19,634 $96,780 $235,424 $542,012 $8,753
As % of expenses 3.5% 13.0% 24.3% 47.6% 1.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $18,934 $93,260 $219,472 $521,671 -$16,044
As % of expenses 3.3% 12.4% 22.3% 45.0% -1.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $558,824 $901,825 $1,537,959 $1,365,134 $823,478
Total revenue, % change over prior year 18.5% 61.4% 70.5% -11.2% -39.7%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 1.6% 1.2% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 5.6% 9.3% 0.8% 0.8% 0.5%
Government grants 45.1% 33.2% 52.9% 40.7% 89.8%
All other grants and contributions 51.3% 57.3% 44.5% 55.9% 6.6%
Other revenue -2.0% 0.2% 0.2% 1.5% 3.2%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $568,559 $746,758 $968,300 $1,138,636 $831,376
Total expenses, % change over prior year 36.2% 31.3% 29.7% 17.6% -27.0%
Personnel 65.3% 66.3% 69.9% 69.4% 71.4%
Professional fees 1.3% 8.4% 6.8% 10.9% 9.5%
Occupancy 7.3% 4.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 1.1% 3.4% 2.6% 1.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 26.1% 19.7% 20.0% 17.1% 18.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $569,259 $750,278 $984,252 $1,158,977 $856,173
One month of savings $47,380 $62,230 $80,692 $94,886 $69,281
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $19,693 $575,632 $44,342
Fixed asset additions $0 $1,290,803 $32,603 $88,448 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $616,639 $2,103,311 $1,117,240 $1,917,943 $969,796

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 2.0 3.3 5.2 5.8 9.8
Months of cash and investments 21.6 12.1 13.4 7.5 9.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 22.0 -2.4 10.6 7.7 7.4
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $95,801 $203,523 $417,545 $546,423 $680,290
Investments $926,016 $548,349 $665,946 $167,184 $0
Receivables $61,770 $65,146 $218,754 $141,139 $96,697
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $9,924 $1,300,727 $1,333,330 $1,421,778 $1,421,778
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 100.0% 1.0% 2.2% 3.5% 5.2%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 4.5% 46.3% 33.1% 13.5% 10.9%
Unrestricted net assets $1,041,744 $1,135,004 $1,354,476 $1,876,147 $1,860,103
Temporarily restricted net assets $1,820 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 $1,820 $2,000 $393,899 $57,502 $40,851
Total net assets $1,043,564 $1,137,004 $1,748,375 $1,933,649 $1,900,954

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
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

CEO

Margaret Bachrach

Development Officer

Jessica Schultz

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Voices for Children, CASA of Boulder County

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Voices for Children, CASA of Boulder County

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Steve Welsh

Steve Peterson

Iona Mara-Drita

Steve Welsh

Marianne Balin

Tom Briggs

Kristi Celico

Michael Dougherty

Susana Lopez-Baker

Sarah Sparks

Sarah Reynolds

Seth Hanau

Ranelle Randles

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 6/15/2023

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

There are no contractors recorded for this organization.

Professional fundraisers

Fiscal year ending

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

Solicitation activities
Gross receipts from fundraising
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Paid to fundraiser