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North Carolinians for Home Education

Protecting, Equipping and Connecting

aka NCHE   |   Raleigh, NC   |  https://nche.com
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North Carolinians for Home Education

EIN: 56-1624186


Mission

North Carolinians for Home Education is an organization of families who support home education in North Carolina. It has grown from a small group of concerned parents into a statewide organization serving homeschoolers and advocating for home education. NCHE has a vision of flourishing families and thriving generations in which people remain passionate, curious and actively engaged in their faith and in their learning. Our mission is to help parents homeschool with confidence and joy. We do this by working to: ● protect the rights of North Carolina citizens to homeschool, ● equip families with the information and encouragement they need, and ● connect families with other homeschooling families and groups across the state.

Ruling year info

1989

President/Executive Director

Mr. Matthew McDill

Main address

4441 Six Forks Rd. Ste 106, Box144

Raleigh, NC 27609 USA

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EIN

56-1624186

Subject area info

Education

Child welfare

Population served info

Adults

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Many homeschoolers haven't developed their philosophy of education, have no knowledge of learning theory, and have no understanding of the freedom they have to tailor their homeschool to fit the needs of their students (children) and their family. As a result, many homeschool students struggle with some of the same limitations that confront their classroom educated peers. NCHE has a vision for flourishing families and thriving generations in which people remain passionate, curious and actively engaged in their faith and in their learning.

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?

Thrive! The NCHE Homeschool Conference

The NCHE annual conference serves as a celebration of the multi-faceted face of home education in North Carolina. Our name, Thrive! The NCHE Homeschool Conference, reflects the goal of the NCHE conference and mirrors the NCHE mission “NCHE has a vision for flourishing families and thriving generations in which people remain passionate, curious and actively engaged in their faith and in their learning…”

The conference mission is to:

Equip and encourage homeschooling families through an abundance of outstanding speakers and workshops

Connect and equip homeschoolers with quality curriculum resources through our extensive vendor hall

Connect homeschool families with each other to build relationships and a strong community
Celebrate our teens and alums through special workshops, fun activities, fellowship, the talent showcase and our state-wide graduation

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

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.

Our mission is to help homeschooling families in North Carolina to excel in educating their children. We do this by working to
• Protect the rights of North Carolina citizens to homeschool
• Equip families with the information and encouragement they need
• Connect families with other homeschooling families and groups across the state

We protect the rights of North Carolina citizens to homeschool by maintaining a relationship with members of the North Carolina General Assembly and informing homeschool families of bills that may affect their ability to homeschool. We also provide workshops on the three branches of our state government and encourage families to develop relationships with their representative and senator.

We equip families with the information and encouragement they need by
• staging an annual homeschool conference with continuing education workshops, keynote sessions, a large vendor hall, and mentoring sessions
• sponsoring an annual conference for teaching exceptional children
• publishing an high quality GREENHOUSE magazine
• organizing monthly field trips
• maintaining an informative website
• maintaining staff people to answer questions
• maintaining active Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter pages

We connect families with other homeschooling families and groups across the state via
• our website
• our monthly field trips
• our annual conference
• our office
• maintaining active Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter pages

We have a working board of directors with thirteen members. We divide the state into nine regions and have regional liaisons to answer questions and connect people in each of those regions. We have a staff of people who understand home education and have a real desire to help families in their homeschool endeavors.

The NCHE office answered more than 2,700 phone inquiries and more than 13,500 email questions in 2019. The number of page hits on our informative https://nche.com website in 2019 was more than 508,000. The 2019 Thrive! Conference had more than 6,200 attendees. Two hundred-twenty one high school seniors graduated in NCHE ceremonies at the end of the Thrive! Conference. Fifty people attended the NCHE Summit for Teaching Exceptional Children. The NCHE board of directors hosted more than 1,100 people at Capital Fest (legislative day) and visited with many of your legislators, ensuring our leaders are aware of and informed about the greater family of homeschoolers in North Carolina. We hosted 550 people over 7 state-wide field trips.More than 20,000 people follow NCHE on Facebook. In 2019 the North Carolinians for Home Education Athletic Commission engaged more than 1,700 athletes, coaches and assistants in the following sports: boys baseball, boys basketball, boys cross country, boys soccer, boys swimming, fencing, girls basketball, girls cross country, girls soccer, girls softball, girls swimming and girls volleyball.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys,

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have used feedback in our selection of featured speakers in our Thrive! annual conference and the NCHE Summit for Teaching Exceptional Children.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

North Carolinians for Home Education
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

28.20

Average of 331.01 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

10.6

Average of 9.4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

8%

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 info

North Carolinians for Home Education

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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North Carolinians for Home Education

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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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North Carolinians for Home Education

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of North Carolinians for Home Education’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 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $15,871 $52,629 $23,962 -$36,553 -$78,925
As % of expenses 5.0% 15.2% 6.8% -8.6% -29.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $15,871 $52,629 $23,962 -$36,553 -$78,925
As % of expenses 5.0% 15.2% 6.8% -8.6% -29.1%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $352,835 $393,038 $374,644 $389,010 $195,035
Total revenue, % change over prior year -1.8% 11.4% -4.7% 3.8% -49.9%
Program services revenue 98.5% 99.4% 98.0% 90.4% 56.8%
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 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 12.3%
All other grants and contributions 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 9.6% 29.0%
Other revenue 1.5% 0.6% 2.0% 0.0% 1.9%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $317,517 $346,766 $352,487 $425,599 $271,239
Total expenses, % change over prior year 1.2% 9.2% 1.6% 20.7% -36.3%
Personnel 16.2% 16.4% 16.0% 30.8% 53.6%
Professional fees 0.9% 1.3% 0.8% 0.5% 4.5%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
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 82.9% 82.2% 83.2% 68.7% 41.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total expenses (after depreciation) $317,517 $346,766 $352,487 $425,599 $271,239
One month of savings $26,460 $28,897 $29,374 $35,467 $22,603
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $343,977 $375,663 $381,861 $461,066 $293,842

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Months of cash 10.3 11.3 12.1 9.2 10.6
Months of cash and investments 10.3 11.3 12.1 9.2 10.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 10.2 11.2 11.8 8.7 10.2
Balance sheet composition info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Cash $271,893 $326,158 $354,150 $325,723 $239,937
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $68,279 $68,279 $68,279 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.6% 1.0% 2.1% 4.8% 3.5%
Unrestricted net assets $270,213 $322,842 $346,804 $310,251 $231,428
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $270,213 $322,842 $346,804 $320,251 $231,428

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Material data errors No No No Yes 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

President/Executive Director

Mr. Matthew McDill

Matthew McDill and his wife, Dana, homeschool their nine children in Creston, NC. Matthew serves on the NCHE board as media manager and is a pastor of Highland Christian Fellowship in Boone. Through his ministry, Truth to Freedom (truthtofreedom.org), he loves to teach and write about discipleship, marriage, family, parenting, home education and church. Matthew holds a B.S. in communication and two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in biblical studies.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

North Carolinians for Home Education

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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North Carolinians for Home Education

Board of directors
as of 01/22/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Mr. Matthew McDill

North Carolinians for Home Education

Term: 2017 - 2020

Barry Bickley

North Carolinians for Home Education, Inc

Jessica Frierson

North Carolinians for Home Education, Inc

Diane Helfrich

North Carolinians for Home Education, Inc

Debbie Mason

North Carolinians for Home Education, Inc

Briggs Greenwood

North Carolinians for Home Education, Inc

Evelyn Bickley

North Carolinians for Home Education, Inc

Ronda Marshall

North Carolinians for Home Education, Inc

Amanda Wares

North Carolinians for Home Education, Inc

Spencer Mason

North Carolinians for Home Education, Inc

Matthew McDill

North Carolinians for Home Education, Inc

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/1/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/01/2021

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.