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BRAIN INJURY ALLIANCE OF NEBRASKA INC

BIA-NE helps individuals with brain injuries rebuild their lives, restore purposeful living, and rebuild hope and optimism.

aka Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska   |   Lincoln, NE   |  www.biane.org
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BRAIN INJURY ALLIANCE OF NEBRASKA INC

EIN: 26-0851140


Mission

To create a better future for all Nebraskans through brain injury prevention, education, advocacy, and support.

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Director

Peggy Reisher MSW

Director of Operations

Paula Dodds MBA

Main address

PO Box 22147

Lincoln, NE 68542 USA

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EIN

26-0851140

Subject area info

Health

Human services

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Caregivers

Incarcerated people

People with disabilities

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

Professional Societies, Associations (P03)

Brain Disorders (G48)

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Our programs

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Support Groups

Support groups provide a chance to learn from others who have been living with brain injury, share your own experiences, and give and get encouragement from those who really understand. The Brain Injury Association of Nebraska can help link persons with brain injury and their family members and caregivers to one of 14 self-directed, voluntary support groups in the state.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Monitoring the business of government and how it affects the brain injury community is one of the most important things the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska does. BIA-NE is committed to working with policy makers for the benefit of those with brain injuries. Our goal is to keep a watchful eye on this process and to keep our members informed of the issues that could affect their lives and health, as well as help find the best way to let the voices of those with brain injuries be heard.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska has made it a priority to create awareness and thereby prevent Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) in small children. AHT, known as Shaken Baby Syndrome, is a preventable public health problem. The inflicted traumatic brain injury, is a severe form of physical child abuse. It results from violently shaking an infant by the shoulders, arms, or legs. AHT may result from both shaking alone or from impact (with or without shaking). It is important to understand that AHT is the result of violent shaking that leads to a brain injury, which is much like an adult may sustain in repeated car crashes.

Population(s) Served

Brain Injury Education - The Brain Injury Association of Nebraska provides an annual statewide conference that brings current information to people with brain injuries, families and continuing education on brain injury for health care professionals. Information on additional workshops, seminars or webinars for professional development, as well as webinars for caregivers are provided. A bi-monthly e-newsletter and 14 brain injury support groups meet across the state.

In addition, the BIA-NE provides a resource and referral service for Brain Injury Survivors. BIA-NE provides A specialized brain injury resource facilitator works one-on-one to provide information resources and referral service for individuals and their families dealing with brain injury.

Population(s) Served
Adults

In 2013, the Brain Injury Association of Nebraska partnered with over 40 staff members from key government agencies, healthcare providers, club sport programs, educators and non-profit agencies to create the Nebraska Concussion Coalition. The Concussion Coalition is taking the lead in implementing action-oriented steps to improve concussion awareness and change the culture of concussion management at play, school and home.

Population(s) Served

The Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska, along with University of Nebraska’s Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior, provided training for staff at five domestic violence shelters in Nebraska on aspects of brain injury and on how to conduct the HELP Brain Injury Screening Tool.

Altogether, 67 domestic violence shelter staff from five shelters received training about brain injury.

Four of the five shelters used the HELP Brain Injury Screening Tool.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Chapter status 2010

Brain Injury Association of America

Marketing Program 2012

Brain Injury Association of America

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.

The BIA-NE's goals are to continue to work in these areas:
- Changing the Culture of Concussion and addressing “Return to Learn" school protocols for students with concussions or traumatic brain injury.

- Responding To the Needs of Veterans with Brain Injury and PTSD through workshops for health professionals and education and support for spouses who care for veterans.

- Forever Shaken (Abusive Head Trauma) - preventing abuse by young parents, daycare workers, babysitters, adults and young adults through education and helping children and families who survived being shaken or abused.

- Brain Injury Education and Outreach - The alliance continues to create awareness of the thousands of Nebraskans with brain injuries and to provide information, resources and referral service for individuals and their families dealing with brain injury.

- Individualized Resource and Referral for Brain Injury Survivors - personalized assistance, referrals and case management.

- Changing the Culture of Concussion. BIA-NE helped develop support for passage of the 2012 Nebraska Concussion Awareness Law. Although this law has increased concussion awareness, there is a statewide need for concussion management on the field or court and in the classroom. The purpose of the Nebraska Concussion Coalition,co-created by the BIA-NE and the NHHS Office of Injury Prevention, is to bring together school staff, medical personnel, coaches, parents and players together to improve concussion management across multiple systems. The BIA-NE also backed an amendment to the Concussion Law, passed in 2014, addressing “Return to Learn," the creation of school protocols for students with concussions or traumatic brain injury.

- Responding To the Needs of Veterans. The BIA-NE created and manages the Nebraska Veterans Brain Injury Task Force (with representatives from various civilian, military and government agencies) to respond to the gaps in care for the service members returning with brain injury and/or PTSD. Statewide trainings have created a greater understanding of the unique needs of veterans with brain injury and PTSD for thousands of health professionals and community members.

- Women of Warriors Weekend Retreat - An educational and support retreat is held annually to meet the needs of the thousands of women who are giving care to wounded veterans with brain injury.

- Forever Shaken (Abusive Head Trauma) Documentary. BIA-NE is distributing a documentary about four Nebraska children who survived being shaken or abused. 500 DVDs are shared with schools, child advocates, early childhood educators, young parents, etc. in order to increase their understanding of the devastating effects of Abusive Head Trauma. The documentary has also aired on Nebraska Educational Television.

- Brain Injury Education and Outreach. An annual statewide conference brings current information to 300 people with brain injuries, families and health care professionals. The association continues to create awareness of the thousands of Nebraskans with brain injuries. A bi-monthly e-newsletter brings current information to nearly 2,000 subscribers and 13 brain injury support groups meet across the state providing resources and reassurance to people with brain injury and families.

- Resource and Referral for Brain Injury Survivors. BIA-NE provides specialized brain injury resource facilitator who works one-on-one to provide information resources and referral service for individuals and their families dealing with brain injury.

The Brain Injury Association of Nebraska could not accomplish its goals without the collaborations and partnerships we have developed.

A partial list of our many resources: University of Nebraska Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Nebraska Department of Education, Nebraska Department of Education Vocational Rehabilitation Division, Brain Injury School Support Teams, Nebraska State Athletic Trainers Association, Nebraska Sports Council, School Nurses Association, Nebraska Veterans Brain Injury Task Force, Returning Veterans Resource Network, Nebraska Education Television, Nebraska Advocacy Services, Inc., Assistive Technology Partnership (ATP), Nebraska Hospital Association, Nebraska Medical Association, the Nebraska Stroke Foundation, Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition, Ticket to Work program and Goodwill Industries. The BIA-NE is supported by and works closely with rehab facilities: Quality Living, Inc., Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital and CHI Health Immanuel Rehabilitation and other services for disability, advocacy, employment and housing. Ten statewide BIA-NE brain injury support groups provide resources and reassurance to people with brain injury and families.

More than 2,000 health professionals have been trained on military culture and the unique health needs of veterans including brain Injury and PTSD through No Wrong Door workshops.

Over 240 women have attended The Women of Warriors Weekend, a retreat and respite for our hidden hereos: women who are quietly caring for veterans with brain Injury and PTSD.

Coaches, athletes and healthcare providers have been trained on the seriousness of concussions (brain injuries), the signs and symptoms for recognizing a concussion and how to treat a concussion after one has occurred. This is an ongoing challenge because for so many years the effects of a concusssion were minimized and scoffed at. The Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska is working to change the culture of concussions so athletes will report them, the coaches and parents will take them seriously, physicians will know how to identify and treat concussions and that the long-term effects will diminshed.

Financials

BRAIN INJURY ALLIANCE OF NEBRASKA INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2021 12-31-2021 YE FINAL Audit Report
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

46.31

Average of 28.35 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

12.9

Average of 7.5 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

8%

Average of 8% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

BRAIN INJURY ALLIANCE OF NEBRASKA INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of BRAIN INJURY ALLIANCE OF NEBRASKA 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 -$53,248 -$1,448 $96,862 $266,729 $352,925
As % of expenses -17.7% -0.6% 33.2% 60.6% 45.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$53,248 -$1,448 $96,862 $266,729 $352,925
As % of expenses -17.7% -0.6% 33.2% 60.6% 45.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $249,528 $257,462 $396,773 $946,792 $1,117,449
Total revenue, % change over prior year -38.7% 3.2% 54.1% 138.6% 18.0%
Program services revenue 15.5% 10.0% 9.4% 2.0% 2.4%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 43.3% 25.2% 45.4% 58.3% 82.2%
All other grants and contributions 41.1% 64.4% 45.1% 39.4% 16.5%
Other revenue 0.1% 0.4% 0.1% 0.3% -1.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $301,056 $259,630 $292,111 $440,266 $773,481
Total expenses, % change over prior year -13.6% -13.8% 12.5% 50.7% 75.7%
Personnel 48.2% 60.0% 57.0% 60.6% 68.7%
Professional fees 4.6% 19.3% 19.5% 22.5% 11.3%
Occupancy 0.8% 0.9% 0.8% 0.5% 0.6%
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 46.3% 19.9% 22.7% 16.4% 19.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $301,056 $259,630 $292,111 $440,266 $773,481
One month of savings $25,088 $21,636 $24,343 $36,689 $64,457
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $326,144 $281,266 $316,454 $476,955 $837,938

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 5.0 6.0 9.2 14.8 12.9
Months of cash and investments 5.0 6.0 9.2 14.8 12.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 5.1 5.8 9.2 13.3 13.1
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $126,264 $130,487 $223,108 $544,046 $834,357
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $16,137 $7,825 $23,396 $111,867 $165,815
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 8.9% 7.8% 5.8% 3.4% 1.9%
Unrestricted net assets $127,533 $126,085 $222,947 $489,676 $842,601
Temporarily restricted net assets $2,205 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 $2,205 $1,485 $9,285 $249,082 $240,125
Total net assets $129,738 $127,570 $232,232 $738,758 $1,082,726

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
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Peggy Reisher MSW

Peggy Reisher, MSW, became the executive director of the Brain Injury Association of Nebraska (BIA-NE) in June 2013. Prior to that, she worked for the BIA-NE for seven years as director of Programs and Services and as the founder and director of the Nebraska Veterans Brain Injury Task Force program.

Reisher's leadership and has been the driving force in establishing the Nebraska Veterans Brain Injury Task Force and its programs including the Women of Warriors Retreat Weekend, as well as the Nebraska Concussion Coalition.

With a master's degree in Social Work, Reisher worked for 14 years on the traumatic brain injury unit at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Neb. where she helped patients and families identify community resources upon discharge from the hospital.

While working with patients with brain injury and their families, she found it frustrating and frightening to tell families that there were very limited brain injury services or supports as they transitioned from the rehabilitation to their Nebraska community. With this in mind, she joined the BIA-NE in order to investigate and close gaps in services and education in Nebraska and to be an advocate and voice for those with brain injury and their families.

Director of Operations

Paula Dodds

From her first office job at the age of 15, Paula fell in love with putting systems in place, organized, and easy to access. Granted, she started just one step above the mailroom as a file clerk, but she quickly grew that skill set to become a company trainer and then office manager by nineteen. With over twenty-five years of administrative and team-building experience, Paula brings professionalism, innovation, and ingenuity to every project and event she works on. During Paula’s career, she has served the executive search, human resources, nonprofit, and healthcare markets, in addition to professional business and life coaches. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska, and is currently raising four beautiful, independent daughters (preschool to grad school ages) with her very patient (and VERY outnumbered) fiancé, Matt.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

BRAIN INJURY ALLIANCE OF NEBRASKA INC

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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BRAIN INJURY ALLIANCE OF NEBRASKA INC

Board of directors
as of 02/05/2024
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Board chair

Mr. Mark Russell

Millard Lumber Inc.

Term: 2023 - 2024

Joseph W Grant

Hotz, Weaver, Flood, Breitkreutz & Grant, Omaha, NE

Arthur C Maerlender

University of Nebraska, Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior, Lincoln, NE

Nathan P Wieting

Union Bank and Trust Company, Lincoln, NE

Scot Adams

Notre Dame Sisters

Joseph M. Acierno, M.D., J.D.

Mark Jones, Ph.D.

Union Pacific Railroad

Jim Peterson

Midwest Insurance Exchange

Danielle Wagoner

Lochland Country Club

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/24/2022

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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

The organization's co-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

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data