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RAIN, Inc.

Live fully. With our without HIV.

aka RAIN, Inc.   |   Charlotte, NC   |  http://www.carolinarain.org
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RAIN, Inc.

EIN: 56-1825247


Mission

RAIN empowers persons living with HIV and those at risk to be healthy and stigma free.

Ruling year info

1993

President & CEO

Chelsea Gulden

Main address

601 E. 5th Street Suite 470

Charlotte, NC 28202 USA

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Formerly known as

Regional AIDS Interfaith Network

EIN

56-1825247

Subject area info

Mental health care

Public health

HIV/AIDS

Human rights

Special population support

Population served info

Adolescents

Adults

Young adults

Economically disadvantaged people

People with HIV/AIDS

NTEE code info

AIDS (G81)

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

RAIN envisions ending HIV in our community.

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?

Empowering Positive Youth (EPY)

Providing compassionate care to youth (13-24) living with HIV. This includes peer counseling, referrals to support services, and medical case management. We also provide education on HIV/STI prevention, and support in learning to live with HIV.

This service is provided in Spanish.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Adolescents

Individuals who have fallen out of care or are newly diagnosed face the most barriers to health. We support them through the process of treatment, adherence, and viral suppression.

This service is provided in Spanish.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Young adults

Many of our clients are working through issues of HIV diagnosis, anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance abuse. We provide on-site and virtual mental health support for this reason.

This service is provided in Spanish.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Young adults

We connect negative individuals who are at risk of HIV with physicians. Together, they will make a plan to reduce their risk of HIV exposure. This plan includes prescription medications to prevent infection with HIV.

This service is provided in Spanish.

PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)

Population(s) Served
Adults
Young adults

Persons living with HIV have unique health insurance needs. We work towards assisting eligible individuals in navigating health insurance options. We also provider financial support for premium and other out-of-pocket costs.

This service is provided in Spanish.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our testing is free and confidential. We offer testing through community events by appointment. In partnership with the Health Department, testing is also available in our Uptown office from 5pm to 7pm on Wednesdays.

This service is provided in Spanish.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Young adults

We provide free programs to teach the community about HIV/STI prevention and promote the end of HIV stigma. These include community presentations, classes, and information booths.

This service is provided in Spanish.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

Assisting adults (25+) living with HIV in obtaining community resources to maintain good health. Eliminating barriers to effective treatment.

This service is provided in Spanish.

Population(s) Served

Studying HIV ART (Anti-Retroviral Therapy). We research usage, adherence, and viral load maintenance. We also study close issues such as mental health, substance use, sexual health, stigma, and the use of PrEP.

Population(s) Served

We want to help people decide if they are ready for treatment. We do this using a holistic wellness program focusing on harm reduction. This utilizes one-on-one counseling, group support, and substance use treatment.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Local Hero Award - Rev. Deborah Warren, RAIN's President & CEO 2006

Bank of America

Community Peace-Building Award 2004

Search for Common Ground

Leadership for a Changing World 2002

Ford Foundation

World AIDS Day Volunteer Service Award 2006

Governor of North Carolina

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 free anonymous HIV testing and counseling sessions offered

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

LGBTQ people, Heterosexuals

Related Program

HIV/STI Testing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients living with HIV receiving assistance to access healthcare benefits

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

Bisexuals, Gay men, Intersex people, Transgender people, Adults

Related Program

EIS (Early Intervention Services)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of visits who accessed services at our drop in center (computer lab, testing, counseling, etc.).

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

LGBTQ people, Heterosexuals

Related Program

HIV/STI Testing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

RAIN envisions ending HIV in our community.

Our client services include the provision of treatment adherence counseling to ensure readiness for, and adherence to, complex HIV/AIDS treatments. Key activities include (1) initial assessment of service needs; (2) development of a comprehensive and individualized care plan; (3) coordination of services required to implement the plan; (4) client monitoring to assess the efficacy of the plan; and (5) periodic re-evaluation and adaptation of the plan as necessary over the life of the client. It includes client-specific advocacy and/or review of utilization of services and provision of advice and assistance in obtaining mental health, substance abuse, social, legal, financial, transportation and other needed services.

RAIN has researched best practices for program evaluation. Research indicates the most effective program evaluation is conducted using raw data. Consequently, RAIN has implemented monthly Medical Monitoring Tools that are individual to each client and sent to
their respective medical home to gather data.

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 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 demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

RAIN, Inc.
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 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

1.37

Average of 2.51 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

2.5

Average of 1.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

25%

Average of 21% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

RAIN, Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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RAIN, Inc.

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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RAIN, Inc.

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of RAIN, 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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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $23,721 $201,497 $471,371 $474,495 $507,958
As % of expenses 0.7% 4.7% 8.7% 8.4% 7.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $10,109 $190,037 $460,153 $465,642 $493,262
As % of expenses 0.3% 4.5% 8.5% 8.2% 7.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $3,156,778 $4,555,232 $5,771,986 $6,481,866 $6,896,545
Total revenue, % change over prior year 16.9% 44.3% 26.7% 12.3% 6.4%
Program services revenue 67.8% 71.8% 70.3% 66.1% 69.3%
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 12.4% 10.3% 12.6% 17.5% 22.1%
All other grants and contributions 19.8% 18.0% 17.1% 16.4% 8.6%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $3,218,721 $4,253,993 $5,400,583 $5,654,836 $6,518,812
Total expenses, % change over prior year 26.7% 32.2% 27.0% 4.7% 15.3%
Personnel 32.9% 23.8% 23.0% 22.0% 23.3%
Professional fees 11.9% 9.2% 9.5% 9.0% 7.3%
Occupancy 2.1% 1.5% 1.1% 1.1% 1.3%
Interest 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 53.0% 65.5% 66.3% 67.9% 68.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $3,232,333 $4,265,453 $5,411,801 $5,663,689 $6,533,508
One month of savings $268,227 $354,499 $450,049 $471,236 $543,234
Debt principal payment $2,083 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $58,666 $0 $0 $0 $1,413,595
Total full costs (estimated) $3,561,309 $4,619,952 $5,861,850 $6,134,925 $8,490,337

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 1.8 1.8 2.0 3.0 2.5
Months of cash and investments 1.8 1.8 2.0 3.0 2.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.5 1.7 2.4 3.3 1.2
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $474,364 $633,598 $889,364 $1,432,783 $1,342,705
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $287,717 $588,302 $812,798 $1,065,042 $965,196
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $79,511 $79,511 $79,511 $79,511 $1,554,984
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 30.0% 44.5% 58.6% 69.7% 8.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 27.3% 29.9% 30.3% 18.1% 38.0%
Unrestricted net assets $458,193 $648,230 $1,108,383 $1,574,025 $2,067,287
Temporarily restricted net assets $164,359 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 $164,359 $264,101 $164,133 $516,668 $386,443
Total net assets $622,552 $912,331 $1,272,516 $2,090,693 $2,453,730

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

President & CEO

Chelsea Gulden

Chelsea Gulden is a longtime HIV advocate, service provider and inspiring national speaker. She began working in the HIV service sector shortly after her own diagnosis and in 2010 joined RAIN. She is an expert in HIV service delivery, programming and prevention. She brings over 15 years of experience in coordinating programs for optimal health. She holds a Masters of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her research focused on the intersection of intimate partner violence and HIV. She has additional training in trauma informed care. Ms. Gulden has spoken at the national virtual Ryan White conference, was a co-presenter on Intersectional Stigma and HIV for the National Institute of Health, a presenter at national conferences, college campuses and a frequent guest on radio/television broadcasts. Gulden has conducted prevention work in Ghana Africa and participated in the U.S. Executive Summary Report advocating for Comprehensive Sexual Education in schools.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

RAIN, Inc.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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RAIN, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 01/29/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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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? 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? No
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/25/2022

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/25/2022

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 review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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 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.

Contractors

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