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Free For Charity

Connecting Students, Professionals, & Businesses with Charities in Need

aka FFCHosting, FFCdomains   |   Raleigh, NC   |  https://freeforcharity.org
GuideStar Charity Check

Free For Charity

EIN: 46-2471893


Mission

Free for Charity has a simple mission with broad implications. Reduce costs and increase revenues for nonprofits; putting that money back into their charitable mission where it belongs. This charity for charities seeks to replace as many functions as possible that current nonprofits pay for to for-profit companies with free or at cost work from our campus, on site projects, or partnerships with other entities.

Notes from the nonprofit

Thank you for trusting Free For Charity and for GuideStar in doing this great charity for charities work.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Chair / Founder

Clarke B Moyer

Main address

4030 Wake Forest Road STE 349

Raleigh, NC 27609 USA

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EIN

46-2471893

Subject area info

Information communications technology

Job training

Community service

Human services

Unknown or not classified

Population served info

Adults

Students

Military personnel

Veterans

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Management & Technical Assistance (B02)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Nonprofits do not always have funding for appropriate resources related to business management, information technology, security, and other organizational specialties that larger nonprofits and for profit organizations commonly have.

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?

FFC Hosting

Free shared hosting for nonprofit organizations, along with WordPress installation and management, and access to our premium plugins and themes from:
Elegant Themes (Divi)
WPMUDev (Pro Plugins)
Free For all 501(c)(3) and pre501(c)(3) organizations

Population(s) Served
Adults

Provides free .org domains to 501c3 charities.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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 organizational partners

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

Adults

Related Program

FFC Hosting

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We now have a partnership with onlineimpacts.org and they are also a supported charity. As a goal not to duplicate numbers our charity supported count does have overlap with their numbers.

Number of organizations accessing technical assistance offerings

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

FFC Hosting

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Updated to 104 Active members in our WHMCS system.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

With COVID-19 shutting down our Arizona office this resulted in significant loss of volunteers.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We did not track the core volunteer hours for 2020, 21, 22. These include the founder hours and hours from our partner onlineimpacts.org

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

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.

While in the technical process of setting up free charity hosting we discovered than many small or new organizations are stuck well below the need for full web hosting. As an example assistance with setting up a charity email address with Microsoft at the charities domain name is needed as a first step. FFC is has refactored our charity on-boarding process to address email and other basic communication needs with free guides and hosted on our project site ffcdomains.org

As a follow on need we identified that most charities and pre 501c3 non profits do not create an email because they fear buying the wrong domain name or do not want to pay for a domain name. We now cover these costs and help with buying the domain name for supported charities.

FFC assists by paying the full cost of the .org domain name if available. This reduces a charity direct hard cost instantly and increases adoption of many other formal IT systems as a very low cost per charity (~$16.50 per year)

FFC is also employing a premium subscription to volunteer match to source additional IT project managers, IT Webmasters, and Graphic designers to expand how many charities we can support at one time. as well as working on partnerships with other charities and technology vendors for additional services not offered by Free For Charity.

We already have the accounts set up in eNOM to provide enterprise level domain procurement and by using WHMCS with coupon codes specifically for our 501c3 and pre 501c3 organizations we can provision full hosting and domain names automatically without staff input.

For our training programs we help charities navigate through the MS-900 Microsoft training and certification program while pursuing their "Microsoft 365 Grants". We further provide access to the Divi and WPMUDEV website design and maintenance product that each come with their own vendor provided training.

While a lot has been accomplished on the IT hosting side and to a certain degree the IT project management and consulting side, one element of FFC has not even been started. The Free For Charity directory showing services by category that are actually entirely free to non-profits has not been developed yet. There are on the market a number of regional consulting directories traditionally where the consultant is a for-profit entity and pays money to be marketed to other nonprofits. We seek to produce an entirely free directory with unbiased empirical metrics showing what resources are available to nonprofits. By reducing the high cost often several hundred dollars a year to be listed in these directories a broader suite of available high-quality professionals can be made available to the nonprofit community at a national level. However to accomplish this will require additional code and hosting resources that have a hard cost not currently budgeted within the freeforcharity budget. We are seeking grant opportunities to overcome these issues.

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 bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, 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, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

Free For Charity

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Free For Charity

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $7,208
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $7,206
Expenses
Program Services $5,998
Administration $838
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $6,836

Free For Charity

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $2,318
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $2,318

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Chair / Founder

Clarke B Moyer

https://www.linkedin.com/in/clarkemoyer/

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

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Free For Charity

Board of directors
as of 12/07/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
Download the most recent year of board of directors data for this organization
Board chair

Clarke Moyer

Penn State University - Applied Research Lab

Dan Burkett

Tyler Chesser

Rebeca Cook

Brennon Darling

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? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • 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 12/7/2023

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
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/01/2021

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 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 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.