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Operation New Uniform Inc

Active Duty, Veteran & Military Spouse Transition Program

Jacksonville, FL   |  http://www.onuvets.org
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Operation New Uniform Inc

EIN: 80-0962807


Mission

The Mission of Operation New Uniform (ONU) is to empower Active Duty Servicemembers, Veterans, and Military Spouses to successfully transition from military life to purposeful, stable careers.

Ruling year info

2014

Chief Executive Officer

Michele McManamon

Main address

8825 Perimeter Park Blvd Ste 503

Jacksonville, FL 32216 USA

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EIN

80-0962807

Subject area info

Employment

Human services

Population served info

Adults

Military personnel

Veterans

NTEE code info

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

ONU’s mission is to empower veterans and military spouses to successfully transition from military service to a purposeful, stable career by leveraging proprietary training to prevent suicide, substance abuse, and homelessness. Our vision is to produce confident veterans who are coveted and embraced in the business community.

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?

Finding the Uniform

Operation New Uniform's "Finding the Uniform" Veteran Program provides classroom training to Active-Duty Servicemembers who are transitioning from military service and Veterans who are unemployed or significantly underemployed. This comprehensive training program takes Veterans through an in-depth process that starts with challenging old ways of thinking, having the right attitude, and providing the successful behaviors and refined techniques critical to an effective career search. This Veteran Program includes over 60 hours of intensive training and 1,000 hours of one-on-one counseling.

After you go through our program, you are part of the ONU family forever. As an organization we are fully dedicated to mentoring you through the process of obtaining a career position and as your career progresses, we're ready and able to support you and other Veterans you introduce to us along the way.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Veterans
Military personnel

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.

% employed after completing ONU

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Finding the Uniform

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average change in income of clients served (in dollars)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Finding the Uniform

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Average annual salary of ONU graduates who elect to transition to careers in corporate

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Ensure successful transition for Veterans and military spouses into the business community.

In addition to facilitating career placement, Operation New Uniform has expanded its traditional career transition classroom training with additional workshops and training sessions to address suicide prevention.

ONU has also collaborated with other Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs) to provide a workshop focusing on mental and physical health and wellness.

We do so by treating each Veteran as an individual, serving as many Veterans as possible without reducing quality, and meticulously tracking the results and successes of our Veterans and program.

ONU defies the traditional Veteran nonprofit mantra of overextending resources that commonly leads to poor outcomes. At ONU, we are serving and building a family of professional ONU Veterans who are determined to help us grow our organization and aid in the success of their fellow ONU Veterans.

This comprehensive training program takes Veterans through an in-depth process that starts with challenging old ways of thinking, having the right attitude, and providing the successful behaviors and refined techniques critical to an effective career search. The program escalates through practical application until the final lesson when each Veteran stands before area human resource representatives and senior executives ready to apply their skills.

After you go through our program, you are part of the Operation New Uniform™ family forever. As an organization we are fully dedicated to mentoring you through the process of obtaining a career position and as your career progresses, we're ready and able to support you and other Veterans you introduce to us along the way.

We have a ONU Veterans Facebook group and weekly touch base meetings to help provide you with resources aimed at helping Operation New Uniform™ alumni liaise within select organizations to identify opportunities that help them identify their desired careers goals post-graduation. Resources include volunteering, job shadowing, mentoring, internship opportunities and more.

Since its inception in 2014, ONU has focused almost exclusively in the NE Florida area to serve local veterans. In 2021, ONU made the bold move to expand to the Tampa, FL area with an onsite transition class to be held in August 2021. Further plans include expansion to San Antonio, TX in 2022.

With the onset of COVID-19, ONU adapted its training delivery method to move into the world of virtual learning, which continued to require interaction and allowed for breakout groups for smaller group discussions. This adaptation has resulted in ONU expanding in a two-prong fashion: 1) geographically, with onsite training in areas where our partners (most notably Sandler Training franchises, and WWP) already have infrastructure and relationships in place for ONU to leverage, 2) virtually, through a hybrid class structure of onsite participants and veterans attending virtually via Zoom, which still allowed for interaction among students and instructors. This two-prong attack has increased ONU's reach, but has also created a need for additional funding to provide instructional support, most notably through salaries. We are blessed to keep administrative costs low throughout expansion by leveraging Sandler Training and WWP locations and logistics support (training site, technology availability and administrative support i.e. office space, printers, phones, etc.) WWP funding will ensure Operation New Uniform continues to grow and expand nationally to provide not only veteran transition services, but also suicide prevention training, financial literacy awareness, and physical and mental wellness awareness training. In addition to increasing our geographic reach of veterans, our goal is to begin to serve veterans' spouses with similar career transition training courses tailored to spouses’ needs.

In addition to collaborating with and leveraging the support of other VSOs, ONU has built a robust volunteer force to augment our small staff. With more than 200 volunteers currently available, logging over 1,100 hours just this past year, ONU has been able to increase its level of support and services. Our goal is to build a volunteer force 400 strong, logging 3,000 volunteer hours annually.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, 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 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 demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

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

Financials

Operation New Uniform Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 2022 Audited Financial Statements - Operation New Uniform 2020 Kimberly Bynum 2019 Operation New Uniform
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 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

2.28

Average of 48.63 over 9 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

4.1

Average of 10.8 over 9 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

9%

Average of 7% over 9 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Operation New Uniform Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

Fiscal year ending: cloud_download Download Data

Operation New Uniform Inc

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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Operation New Uniform Inc

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Operation New Uniform 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 $10,128 -$98,522 $54,704 $147,638 $52,093
As % of expenses 2.5% -25.2% 15.3% 32.0% 6.4%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $7,229 -$101,420 $51,375 $143,879 $46,828
As % of expenses 1.8% -25.7% 14.2% 31.0% 5.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $285,621 $302,592 $421,928 $748,777 $789,257
Total revenue, % change over prior year -35.6% 5.9% 39.4% 77.5% 5.4%
Program services revenue 34.3% 3.2% 8.9% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 1.1% 1.2% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 18.4% 38.5% 31.1%
All other grants and contributions 64.6% 95.6% 72.4% 61.5% 69.2%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% -0.2%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $401,016 $391,114 $357,599 $460,831 $814,286
Total expenses, % change over prior year 64.4% -2.5% -8.6% 28.9% 76.7%
Personnel 79.4% 74.5% 79.7% 59.3% 62.8%
Professional fees 5.1% 8.8% 5.4% 18.4% 15.7%
Occupancy 3.8% 3.8% 4.5% 3.3% 3.8%
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 11.7% 12.8% 10.4% 19.0% 17.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $403,915 $394,012 $360,928 $464,590 $819,551
One month of savings $33,418 $32,593 $29,800 $38,403 $67,857
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $4,309 $0 $17,494
Total full costs (estimated) $437,333 $426,605 $395,037 $502,993 $904,902

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 9.3 7.3 9.1 8.4 4.1
Months of cash and investments 9.3 7.3 9.1 8.4 4.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 9.6 6.8 9.1 10.9 6.7
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $312,093 $239,311 $270,716 $322,346 $278,008
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $11,790 $11,145 $17,427 $233,485 $299,196
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $17,992 $17,992 $22,302 $22,302 $30,636
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 24.3% 40.4% 47.5% 64.4% 34.1%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 1.7% 11.5% 5.8% 4.8% 18.0%
Unrestricted net assets $334,144 $232,724 $284,099 $427,978 $474,806
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 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 $0 $6,000 $9,625 $149,933 $82,811
Total net assets $334,144 $238,724 $293,724 $577,911 $557,617

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
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Chief Executive Officer

Michele McManamon

Michele has been training and empowering Northeast Florida's most driven business professionals for the past 20 years as Co-Owner of Sandler Training in Jacksonville. Her mission to honor and empower our nation's Veterans is matched only by her passion for the Sandler Training system that powers the Operation New Uniform curriculum.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Operation New Uniform Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Operation New Uniform Inc

Board of directors
as of 06/24/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

David Trenholm

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Term: 2023 - 2025

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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 ? No
  • 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 6/20/2024

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, 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: 08/14/2022

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 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.