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National Diaper Bank Network

aka NDBN   |   New Haven, CT   |  www.nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org

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National Diaper Bank Network

EIN: 45-2823935


Mission

The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) leads a nationwide movement dedicated to helping individuals, children & families access the material basic necessities they require to thrive and reach their full potential, including clean, dry diapers, period supplies and other basic needs. Founded in 2011, the national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is dedicated to creating awareness, providing assistance and building community. In 2018, NDBN launched the Alliance for Period Supplies focused on ending period poverty in the U.S. Today, NDBN distributes diapers, period products, and funding to a Network of more than 300 community-based basic needs banks working with thousands of agency partners in local communities throughout the country.

Ruling year info

2011

Founder and CEO

Joanne Samuel Goldblum

Main address

470 James Street Suite 7

New Haven, CT 06513 USA

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EIN

45-2823935

Subject area info

Human services

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Women and girls

Families

Parents

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NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

One in three U.S. families struggle to provide enough diapers to keep their babies clean, dry and healthy. Parents cannot access childcare unless they provide a supply of disposable diapers. The National Diaper Bank Network, along with our founding sponsor, Huggies®, and other generous partners are helping us address diaper need.

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?

NDBN Public Awareness Campaign - Diaper Need Awareness Week

NDBN actively works to raise awareness and bring national attention to the issue of diaper need, year-round.

The organization also plans and implements Diaper Need Awareness Week (Sept 18 - 26, 2023) which is in its 12th year and is supported by NDBN-member diaper banks.

The advocacy activities target the general public, policy makers and community leaders at both the national and local levels.

Population(s) Served
Families

The National Diaper Bank Network supports the development and expansion of community-based diaper banks throughout the country, so each can better meet the basic needs of babies and families.

The organization provides technical assistance and capacity building for diaper banks.

• NDBN mentors individuals and communities starting diaper banks, and helps existing diaper banks do more with available resources.

• NDNB certifies diaper banks at different levels of operation and creates and offers a graduated menu of services and requirements for each level (all free).

• NDBN provides technical assistance tailored to the needs of individual diaper banks.
- How to Start a Diaper Bank, manual
- Fundraising
- Warehousing, inventory control
- Volunteer management
- Board development
- Marketing communications

• NDBN offers free and fee-based programs and support services (e.g., expert webinars, bulk buying services, grant/foundation searches).

• NDBN distributes donated diapers and funding to member diaper banks in America.
- 20 million diapers donated annually by NDBN founding sponsor Huggies®.
- Administering "Funds for Change” micro-grant funding.
- Presenting annual Diaper Banks in America Conference.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

In 2014, NDBN launched Funds for Change, a $100,000 program offering micro-grants of $500 - $2,000 and strategic initiative grants up to $10,000 to member diapers banks. Funds for Change is the only grant program exclusively for diaper banks.

The Funds for Change grants are designed to enhance the sustainability or capacity of individual diaper banks to address diaper need in their respective communities.

The annual net impact of the Funds for Change exceeds $200,000, as each NDBN grant is matched dollar-for-dollar by the diaper bank’s local supporters. Recipients include both newly formed and established diaper banks, located in all sizes of communities throughout the country, from the rural to major cities.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

We work with local diaper banks to help them get enough diapers to meet the needs of poor families in their community.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

NDBN brings national attention to the issue of diaper need through education of and outreach to the general public and national leaders

Population(s) Served
Families

The Alliance for Period Supplies is comprised of Allied Programs that collect, warehouse, and distribute menstrual/period supplies in local communities.

Allied Programs are independently operated nonprofit organizations. Each serves as a trusted community resource and advocate for individuals, children, and families who struggle to afford basic material needs.

NDBN provides technical support, capacity building, and other resources to allied programs.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

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 children who receive clean diapers every month.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Related Program

Provide Clean Diapers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of communities served by agencies (diaper banks) in our network

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Social and economic status

Related Program

Technical Assistance and Capacity Building for Diaper Banks

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of government officials who publicly support the advocacy effort

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Family relationships, Health, Social and economic status

Related Program

NDBN Public Awareness Campaign - Diaper Need Awareness Week

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of states that have considered diaper need related legislation.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Social and economic status

Related Program

NDBN Public Awareness Campaign - Diaper Need Awareness Week

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of legislative hearings at which NDBN testified on diaper need related legislation.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Social and economic status

Related Program

NDBN Public Awareness Campaign - Diaper Need Awareness Week

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

NDBN is committed to measurably reducing diaper need in America by helping every child in the United States obtain an adequate supply of diapers to remain clean, dry and healthy.

One in three U.S. families reports suffering from diaper need, an often hidden consequence of poverty facing the 5.3 million children under the age of 3 who live in poor or low-income families. Babies who remain too long in a soiled diaper are exposed to increased physical and mental health risks.

Our goals is to bring national attention/awareness to the issue of diaper need through education and outreach to the general public as well as local and national leaders.

We seek to reinforce NDBN's reputation as the “Center of Authority" for data on diaper need as it relates to the basic needs of babies and their families living in the U.S.

Additionally, NDBN supports the development and expansion of community-based diaper banks throughout the country, so each can better meet the basic needs of babies and families. NDBN is comprised of 240-plus member diaper banks distributing diapers in 44 states, D.C. and Guam.

NDBN distributes diapers and funding to our national network of member diaper banks and connects large corporate donors with community-based organizations that distribute diapers. Through its partnership with founding sponsor Huggies, NDBN distributes 20 million donated diapers to member diaper banks throughout the U.S., and helps more than 1 million infants and toddlers in need.

NDBN adopts five (5) core strategies:

1. Bring national attention to the issue of diaper need through education of and outreach to the general public and national leaders.
- Marketing, media, email and social media campaigns.
- National and regional conferences and presentations.
- Strategic partnerships with organizations and businesses.

2. Become the “Center of Authority" for “diaper need" data in America.
- Collect, analyze/assess, report, and publish relevant data for policy/advocacy efforts.
- Communicate correlations of diaper need with child poverty and basic needs of all families in America.
- Demonstrate the impact of NDBN and affiliated partners in addressing diaper need.

3. Mentor individuals and communities starting diaper banks, and helps existing diaper banks do more with available resources.
- Certifying diaper banks at different levels of operation.
- Creating a graduated menu of services and requirements for each level.
- Providing technical assistance tailored to the needs of individual diaper banks.
- Offering free and fee-based programs and support services (e.g., bulk buying services).

4. Distribute diapers and funding to member diaper banks in America.
- Distributing available diapers (currently 20 million diapers donated annually by NDBN founding sponsor Huggies®).
- Administering “Funds for Change" micro-grant funding (currently $100,000).

5. Expanding its revenue base from multiple sources.
- Increasing the number of donors, amount of gifts, grants and revenue generating platforms to support the ongoing mission of NDBN.

NDBN continues to expand. Today, our professional staff consists of seven highly skilled individuals with a wealth of experience in public policy, advocacy, communications, development, organizational management, technical assistance, and more. NDBN's network includes more than 240 Diaper Banks across the U.S. – in 44 States, D.C. and Guam. We harness the breath of the network to reach the public with our messaging and also to demonstrate the growth of public awareness of diaper need and the impact of diaper banks on addressing diaper need throughout the country. NDBN has successfully hosted 3 national conferences – each nearly doubling in size – and we are planning the 4th with significant growth expected as well. NDBN staff have partnered with leading academicians from Yale University to develop, conduct and publish research pertaining to diaper need in the U.S. The work is continuing via several ongoing research projects.

We have started a movement to address diaper need in the U.S. We have seen significant growth in the number of diaper banks in the country and increased recognition of the fact that diaper need is an issue impacting 1 out of 3 moms in America. We have seen the term “diaper need" used in mainstream media and in general conversation about poverty – that is progress. We have attracted funding to grow NDBN internally and also to support local diaper banks.

We have not been able to identify and/or help start diaper distribution and diaper bank programs in every community throughout the U.S. But new individuals and organizations contact us everyday. We have not been able to end diaper need in America, yet that remains a lofty goal that we strive to achieve.

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 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 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

Financials

National Diaper Bank Network
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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

4.43

Average of 6.38 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

2.7

Average of 2.2 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

17%

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

National Diaper Bank Network

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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National Diaper Bank Network

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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of National Diaper Bank Network’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 $83,197 $586,262 $730,362 $706,261 $375,202
As % of expenses 1.3% 6.3% 7.0% 5.9% 2.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $81,727 $582,792 $726,892 $702,791 $363,899
As % of expenses 1.3% 6.2% 7.0% 5.8% 2.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $6,438,268 $10,389,328 $11,019,391 $12,655,082 $15,326,694
Total revenue, % change over prior year -2.9% 61.4% 6.1% 14.8% 21.1%
Program services revenue 36.8% 38.0% 47.3% 44.3% 65.7%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 63.2% 61.9% 52.7% 55.7% 33.8%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $6,447,649 $9,374,464 $10,364,534 $12,059,083 $15,085,888
Total expenses, % change over prior year -1.5% 45.4% 10.6% 16.3% 25.1%
Personnel 12.7% 10.1% 10.5% 11.7% 11.7%
Professional fees 1.6% 1.2% 1.8% 2.9% 3.6%
Occupancy 0.4% 0.3% 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 52.2% 54.9% 41.6% 44.5% 29.2%
All other expenses 33.1% 33.5% 45.9% 40.7% 55.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $6,449,119 $9,377,934 $10,368,004 $12,062,553 $15,097,191
One month of savings $537,304 $781,205 $863,711 $1,004,924 $1,257,157
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $15,000 $0 $0 $62,525 $36,131
Total full costs (estimated) $7,001,423 $10,159,139 $11,231,715 $13,130,002 $16,390,479

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 1.2 2.2 3.1 3.4 2.7
Months of cash and investments 1.2 2.2 3.1 3.4 2.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.1 1.5 2.2 2.5 2.3
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $648,702 $1,728,468 $2,685,549 $3,448,775 $3,357,977
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $113,568 $133,877 $77,534 $154,715 $455,333
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $25,479 $25,479 $25,479 $88,004 $124,135
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 41.2% 54.8% 68.5% 23.8% 26.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 18.9% 12.8% 17.8% 21.9% 21.6%
Unrestricted net assets $604,375 $1,187,167 $1,914,059 $2,616,850 $2,980,749
Temporarily restricted net assets $36,056 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 $36,056 $464,658 $389,153 $278,891 $144,495
Total net assets $640,431 $1,651,825 $2,303,212 $2,895,741 $3,125,244

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.

Founder and CEO

Joanne Samuel Goldblum

Joanne Samuel Goldblum is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Diaper Bank Network. She is also the founder of the Diaper Bank of Connecticut, formerly the New Haven Diaper Bank, where she volunteered as the Executive Director from 2004- until 2010. Prior to that she was a clinical faculty member at Yale Child Study Center Family Support Service from 1998-2005. Goldblum was chosen as a 2007 Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leader for her work. She was also named 2007 New Haven Register Person of the Year. She has received numerous other awards for her work. Goldblum served as Co-Chair of the Connecticut Parents with Cognitive Limitations Workgroup from 2004-2011. She served on New Haven's Early Childhood Council from 2008-2012 and on New Haven's Homeless Commission as the Vice President from 2004-2010. Goldblum has a BA from New York University and an MSW from Hunter College School of Social Work.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

National Diaper Bank Network

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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National Diaper Bank Network

Board of directors
as of 10/26/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Kevin Faulkner

Vicki Clark

Consultant, Building the Capacity of Organizations

Eric Adelson

Professor, University of Central Florida

Jessica Bartholow

Chief of Staff, Office of Senator Nancy Skinner, District 9

Bill Andoe

Executive Director, Emergency Infant Services

Chelesa Presley

Executive Director, Diaper bank of the Delta

Fran Held

Executive Director, Mitzvah Circle

Kevin Faulkner

Corporate Attorney and Software Executive

Kristine Groholski

Senior Director of Brand Experience, Plexus Corp

Laura Welsh

Community Relations Consultant KCNA @ Kimberly-Clark

Megan Smith

Senior Director, Community Health Transformation @ Connecticut Hospital Association

Toni Harp

Former Mayor, New Haven CT

Amy Daly-Donovan

Principal and Owner, Daly-Donovan Consulting

Vesta Goodwin-Clark

Executive Director, St. James Social Service Corp

Theresa Cowing

P of eCommerce, Tarte Cosmetics

Ellen Raim

Chief People Officer Interim/Fractional CPO and Consultant, PEOPLE MATTER

Jacqueline Smith

President and Owner JLS MEDICAL PRODUCTS GROUP

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 10/26/2023

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, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/26/2023

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Data
  • 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 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 measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.