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Off The Grid Greenville

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Greenville, SC   |  https://www.offthegridgreenville.org/
GuideStar Charity Check

Off The Grid Greenville

EIN: 84-2502444


Mission

Off The Grid Greenville is a non-profit 5013C organization that is dedicated to helping small business in the Upstate of South Carolina achieve brand awareness through marketing assistance and educational programs.

Notes from the nonprofit

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Ruling year info

2019

Founder

JACQUELINE BROOKER

Main address

802 Augusta St

Greenville, SC 29605 USA

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EIN

84-2502444

Subject area info

Nonprofits

Business promotion

Entrepreneurship

Population served info

Adults

LGBTQ people

Women

Ethnic and racial groups

Self-employed people

NTEE code info

Management Services for Small Business/Entrepreneurs (S43)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

At Off The Grid Greenville, we're passionate about bringing our community together through food. Our mission is to connect people of all backgrounds in Greenville, SC. We believe that supporting small, local businesses is key to achieving this goal. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we're committed to using independent media to shine a light on the best local spots and show how they can bring us all closer together.

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?

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

Off The Grid Greenville offers FREE business consulting/advising in a small, private setting. We understand that there are multiple types of learners, so to best serve our community we have found one-on-one tutoring/advising to be the most effective. Follow-up and support continue monthly.

At our small capacity, we are able to serve 12-15 businesses/month.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Ethnic and racial groups
LGBTQ people
Self-employed people
Women

Where we work

Awards

Small Business Champion of 2022 2022

Greenville Chamber

Silver for Interactive Online Entertainment 2017

AD Federation ADDY's

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 aim to bring people of diverse backgrounds together in Greenville, SC. We strongly believe that supporting small, locally-owned businesses is key to achieving this goal.

Our ultimate goal is to model diversity in media, ethical, social media behavior with disclosures, and how collaboration make a community better. As a result, we are able to gain PR placements for many of the businesses that fall under our umbrella. It is our hope that with modeling behavior, some education classes, and personal mentoring that we can make a difference in our community.

And yes, we give our toilet superlative awards called the Flushies! You woudln't belive how many places have upped their restroom game + improved our overall bathroom quality in the Upstate, SC.

To achieve our goal of bringing people of diverse backgrounds together in Greenville, SC, we have implemented a number of strategies. One key strategy is to support small, locally-owned businesses through media and PR efforts.
We also strive to model diversity in media and ethical social media behavior, always being transparent. We believe that educating the community on each others' offerings is key to support and learn about each other.

We also offer education classes such as the social media lounge + Fall 2024 SBDC 2-day workshop, as well as personal mentoring to help individuals and businesses in our community grow and thrive. Our aim to empower people with the knowledge and tools they need to succeed.

Finally, we have a fun tradition of giving out "Flushie" awards to businesses with exceptional restroom facilities. This may seem like a small detail, but it has actually helped to improve the overall bathroom quality in the Upstate, SC.

Overall, our strategies are focused on creating a welcoming and inclusive community where everyone feels valued and supported.


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 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, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, 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, on phone or in person conversations

Financials

Off The Grid Greenville

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Off The Grid Greenville

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2021

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $0
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $18,475
Expenses
Program Services $0
Administration $0
Fundraising $8,500
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $8,293

Off The Grid Greenville

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2021

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $18,000
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $20,000

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Founder

JACQUELINE BROOKER

Jackie Shapiro Brooker is a mother, wife, foodie, creator, cancer survivor, and warrior of the underrepresented. Originally from Miami Beach, Florida, with a detour in Northern California, Greenville is now home. Jackie brings a fresh perspective to the Upstate by bridging the gap between local media and the non-profit world through her tireless work at Off The Grid Greenville. With Off The Grid Greenville, Jackie calls upon her strong leadership skills and unique business background obtained through her lifelong passion for business, education, communications, food styling, and photography. Jackie has worked tirelessly with her team to serve the underrepresented community, through empowerment and education.

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Off The Grid Greenville

Board of directors
as of 02/07/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

JACQUELINE BROOKER

Off The Grid Greenville

Erica Zaglin

retired

Kenneth Ridgell

Collier "Rocky" Racquel

CALIBER REAL ESTATE

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/7/2024

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
Decline to state
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person with 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: 02/07/2024

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 ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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 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 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.