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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal & Northern New Jersey

Defenders of Potential

Asbury Park, NJ   |  www.mentornj.org
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal & Northern New Jersey

EIN: 22-2115416


Mission

Our Mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Ruling year info

1981

Executive Director

Mr. William Salcedo

Development Director

Ms. Marybeth Bull

Main address

305 Bond Street 2nd Floor

Asbury Park, NJ 07712 USA

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Formerly known as

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth County

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth & Middlesex Counties

EIN

22-2115416

Subject area info

Adult and child mentoring

Population served info

Children and youth

Girls

Boys

NTEE code info

Big Brothers, Big Sisters (O31)

Programs and results

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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?

Community Based Mentoring Programs.

We serve 10 New Jersey Counties:
Bergen, Passaic, Sussex, Warren, Morris, Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean.

This program is all about individualized attention and time spent with an adult volunteer and a child. Activities typically last 2 to 4 hours and occur twice a month. The mentor (Big) picks up the child (Little) at the child's home for a free or low-cost community activity during which a child may learn new skills, explore new interests, or expand their experience beyond their family and neighborhood.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This program matches local High School students with elementary and middle school children. The mentoring sessions take place at the child’s school. Case managers closely supervise and provide activities for the matches to do together. The commitment is one academic year, with weekly or bi-weekly sessions that are planned and facilitated by BBBS case managers and school liaisons. These students
learn to become caring adults while at the same time providing a positive role model for younger children
in their community.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

We partner with companies and their empoloyees. Employees become Bigs and meet with their Little Brother or Sister on a weekly or bi-weekly schedule at a specified site and time for an entire school year. BBBS case managers will work with site facilities to plan and oversee ongoing one-to-one mentoring sessions and guest speakers with discussions and projects to work on
together.
Big Brothers Big Sisters case managers provide training and ongoing support to ensure a positive experience for both the mentor and mentee.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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 served

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

Adolescents, Children, Preteens

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Hours of mentoring

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

Adolescents, Children, Preteens

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who demonstrate that they avoid risky behaviors

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

Adolescents, Children, Preteens

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who demonstrate that they avoid using illegal substances

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

Adolescents, Children, Preteens

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed a strong sense of self

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

Adolescents, Children, Preteens

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth mentored

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

Community Based Mentoring Programs.

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2022, we provided 1,543 children in our communities with mentoring, empowerment programs, and professional case management so they may build resilience through positive childhood experiences. 

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

OUR MISSION
Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

OUR VISION
All youth achieve their full potential.

When a volunteer mentor ("BIG") is matched with a mentee ("LITTLE"), a relationship starts to form. As with all relationships, time builds a bond. Trust develops and the impact becomes more significant. A Little sees his or her Big as someone to talk to about problems and fears, goals and dreams. A person who introduces new experiences. A role model who has high expectations and believes they can be met.

We know mentoring changes lives. Our research shows that when a Little is matched with a Big, that young person is less likely to engage in risky behaviors like drug and alcohol use, and more likely to attend class and feel competent in school.

The BBBS one-to-one mentoring model has been studied and improved upon for decades, and as a result, Big Brothers Big Sisters continues to be the gold standard of mentoring. BBBSCNNJ mentoring program has positively impacted thousands of lives.

For 45 years, our model has been to match one youth with one adult volunteer in a long-term mentoring relationship.

In all of our programs, Bigs are carefully screened by trained staff and thoughtfully matched with Littles.

In our Community Based Mentoring Program, Bigs and Littles do activities in the community. They might attend a sporting event, grab pizza, do an art project, or visit a museum.

In our School Based Mentoring Program, Bigs and Littles meet at the Little’s school or in another structured environment. They might play on the playground, do homework, shoot baskets, or read a book together.

In our Workplace Mentoring Program, a company offers its employees the chance to be matched in one-to-one mentoring relationships and to participate in mentoring activities at the workplace during work hours. The Littles get the benefits of mentoring and exposure to a professional setting, the Bigs get the convenience of mentoring during work hours, and the company encourages and supports employee volunteerism, which is shown to lead to increased employee satisfaction and retention.

Back on Track Mentoring Program is a positive alternative for youth that have committed a first-time minor offense. In lieu of being charged, the youth have the opportunity to commit to 6 months in a Diversion program and if completed successfully, their record will be cleared. This program was created in 2018 in partnership with the Monmouth County Human Services Division.

In our College Mentoring Program, students from a local college volunteer to mentor high school students who come from a disadvantaged area. The younger students meet with their mentors on campus. The program exposes the students to the college experience and they explore majors, learn about the enrollment process, and are given the tools to pursue their dreams through education.

Our C.A.R.E.S Program (Creating Access to Resources, Events, and Support) was developed for all youth enrolled in BBBSCNNJ as a way to address needs and provide benefits that go beyond mentoring. Through this initiative, BBBSCNNJ staff helps connect the families we serve to resources for needs such as home and food security, clothing, mental healthcare, tutoring, camp scholarships, school supplies, groceries, and gifts during the holidays.

While all BBBS services are free to families, there is a cost associated with our professionally supported matches. This includes interviewing the volunteer, checking references, enrolling the Little, creating an optimal match based on personality and interests, and supporting the match by connecting with the Little, the Big, and the parent on a consistent basis to offer ideas to strengthen the relationship and troubleshoot problems. Funding must cover not only the matching process, but also volunteer recruitment, local office administration, youth outcomes analysis, and volunteer and staff training.

Over 8,130 youth served since we started in 1976

35 months is the average match length in a Community Based relationship

Locally, our 2020 Outcomes Report was compiled from completed Youth Outcomes Surveys (YOS) given to our Littles and shows the positive impact of their friendship with their BIG:

--96% were competent in avoiding risking behaviors like tobacco, drugs, and alcohol use
--95% were competent in avoiding peer violence
--98% reported that they had not been arrested for a crime, offense, or violation
--85% improved or stayed the same in their feelings of scholastic competency
--92% felt confident in their social acceptance
--87% maintained or had improvement in the relationship with their parent(s)
--93% maintained or improved their grades in school
--95% believe they will graduate high school
--92% believe that they will go onto and graduate from college
--80% improved or stayed the same in their school attendance

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 inform the development of new programs/projects, 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 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 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, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal & Northern New Jersey
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2021 2021 Audit 2020 2018
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

3.58

Average of 28.04 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

18.5

Average of 8.3 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

21%

Average of 25% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal & Northern New Jersey

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal & Northern New Jersey

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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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal & Northern New Jersey

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal & Northern New Jersey’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 $95,421 $32,656 $830,684 $282,730 $2,065,430
As % of expenses 8.7% 2.4% 43.1% 13.4% 76.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $93,783 $30,136 $817,231 $277,926 $2,060,450
As % of expenses 8.5% 2.2% 42.1% 13.1% 76.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,200,085 $1,380,689 $2,598,093 $2,392,260 $4,751,818
Total revenue, % change over prior year -1.4% 15.0% 88.2% -7.9% 98.6%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.3% 0.5% 0.2% 0.1% 0.5%
Government grants 10.2% 19.8% 9.6% 10.3% 6.4%
All other grants and contributions 89.5% 79.7% 90.1% 89.6% 93.1%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,101,261 $1,355,931 $1,929,074 $2,112,424 $2,686,388
Total expenses, % change over prior year 9.4% 23.1% 42.3% 9.5% 27.2%
Personnel 76.0% 75.7% 78.9% 81.8% 77.6%
Professional fees 4.7% 4.2% 6.4% 3.0% 3.5%
Occupancy 5.2% 4.8% 4.3% 4.4% 3.5%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 1.2% 2.9% 1.6% 2.0% 4.8%
All other expenses 12.9% 12.4% 8.7% 8.8% 10.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,102,899 $1,358,451 $1,942,527 $2,117,228 $2,691,368
One month of savings $91,772 $112,994 $160,756 $176,035 $223,866
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $10,602 $0 $10,435 $8,211
Total full costs (estimated) $1,194,671 $1,482,047 $2,103,283 $2,303,698 $2,923,445

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 8.7 6.8 9.5 10.2 18.5
Months of cash and investments 8.7 6.8 9.5 10.3 18.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 9.1 7.0 10.0 10.7 17.6
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $798,655 $772,224 $1,525,755 $1,804,347 $4,142,213
Investments $170 $170 $170 $170 $0
Receivables $47,028 $122,891 $151,243 $144,679 $119,850
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $82,406 $93,009 $103,174 $113,607 $121,819
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 95.3% 87.1% 91.6% 87.4% 85.6%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 1.2% 12.4% 6.0% 5.1% 22.6%
Unrestricted net assets $840,078 $806,614 $1,623,845 $1,901,771 $3,962,221
Temporarily restricted net assets $10,776 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 $10,776 $2,878 $8,284 $5,390 $5,390
Total net assets $850,854 $809,492 $1,632,129 $1,907,161 $3,967,611

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

Executive Director

Mr. William Salcedo

Development Director

Marybeth Bull

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal & Northern New Jersey

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal & Northern New Jersey

Board of directors
as of 01/24/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board co-chair

Mr. Barry Weshnak


Board co-chair

Mr. Peter McGuigan

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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? 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? No
  • 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 10/17/2022

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
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male, 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

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability