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FRIENDS OF UTAH AVALANCHE FORE CAST CENTER INC

Keeping You On Top

aka Utah Avalanche Center   |   Salt Lake Cty, UT   |  www.utahavalanchecenter.org
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FRIENDS OF UTAH AVALANCHE FORE CAST CENTER INC

EIN: 87-0481453


Mission

TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE UTAH AVALANCH CENTER (UAC) IN PROMOTING AVALANCHE SAFETY AND PROVIDING AND PROMOTING EDUCATION TO THE PUBLIC THROUGH VARIOUS CHANNELS.

Ruling year info

1991

Principal Officer

Chad Brackelsberg

Main address

Po Box 521353

Salt Lake Cty, UT 84152 USA

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EIN

87-0481453

Subject area info

Education

Disasters and emergency management

Mass movements

Population served info

Children

Adults

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Winter backcountry use in Utah is continuing to grow in popularity. It is our mission to raise avalanche awareness for all user groups to minimize the chance for an accident.

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?

Avalanche and Mountain Weather Forecasts

Provide daily avalanche and mountain weather forecasts to 8 regions in Utah throughout the winter.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Provide avalanche awareness and education programs throughout the state of Utah.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children

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 website pageviews

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

Adults

Related Program

Avalanche and Mountain Weather Forecasts

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of annual UAC contacts from website, mobile application, telephone, and emails delivered.

Total number of classes offered

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

Adults, Children

Related Program

Avalanche Awareness and Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of free registrants to classes

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

Adults, Children

Related Program

Avalanche Awareness and Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Know Before You Go avalanche awareness participants

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.

By raising awareness about avalanche hazards, we aim to keep people on top of the greatest snow on earth.

We support daily avalanche advisories that are free to the public. We also offer free and paid avalanche education classes to all user groups. We work with ski areas, SAR groups, UDOT, and mulriple other organizations to reach users.

We have a popular website that sees millions of unique views per season. We utilize all modes of social media as well as traditional media. We have a strong network in the outdoors community.

We are offering more classes each year that are always filled. We get requests constantly to present to schools and community groups. Right now we are working to creating a free online video learning center for basic avalanche awareness.

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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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

    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, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

FRIENDS OF UTAH AVALANCHE FORE CAST CENTER INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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

400.97

Average of 451.75 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

3.5

Average of 4.5 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

12%

Average of 10% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

FRIENDS OF UTAH AVALANCHE FORE CAST CENTER INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of FRIENDS OF UTAH AVALANCHE FORE CAST CENTER 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 -$87,418 $199,287 $564,070 $488,159 -$61,309
As % of expenses -15.6% 36.9% 96.3% 65.1% -4.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$87,418 $198,664 $563,003 $487,092 -$62,377
As % of expenses -15.6% 36.8% 95.9% 64.8% -4.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $595,340 $608,408 $677,397 $1,031,738 $1,412,781
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 2.2% 11.3% 52.3% 36.9%
Program services revenue 12.5% 11.5% 12.1% 11.8% 7.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 1.8% 2.4% 2.5% 1.2% 5.1%
Government grants 59.4% 6.1% 2.0% 4.9% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 25.0% 80.2% 81.7% 81.5% 88.2%
Other revenue 1.3% -0.2% 1.8% 0.6% -0.3%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $562,065 $539,947 $585,898 $750,307 $1,263,628
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% -3.9% 8.5% 28.1% 68.4%
Personnel 48.8% 46.4% 50.1% 46.5% 39.4%
Professional fees 2.2% 1.9% 1.6% 1.4% 1.7%
Occupancy 2.5% 2.8% 2.7% 2.9% 5.4%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 16.7% 18.5% 20.2% 16.4% 9.9%
All other expenses 29.8% 30.5% 25.4% 32.8% 43.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $562,065 $540,570 $586,965 $751,374 $1,264,696
One month of savings $46,839 $44,996 $48,825 $62,526 $105,302
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $10,276 $0 $0 $0 $4,815
Total full costs (estimated) $619,180 $585,566 $635,790 $813,900 $1,374,813

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.8 3.8 5.8 6.4 3.5
Months of cash and investments 15.1 17.4 19.0 21.8 12.3
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 3.0 7.7 18.7 22.4 12.7
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $132,596 $169,766 $284,907 $398,259 $372,200
Investments $575,507 $614,928 $643,511 $962,615 $927,680
Receivables $5,258 $4,899 $9,778 $14,906 $13,687
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $31,841 $31,841 $31,841 $31,841 $39,426
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 47.6% 59.5% 71.4% 83.2% 76.9%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 1.6% 1.1% 5.6% 0.0% 0.2%
Unrestricted net assets $159,065 $357,729 $920,732 $1,407,824 $1,345,447
Temporarily restricted net assets $575,507 $467,141 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $575,507 $467,141 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $734,572 $824,870 $920,732 $1,407,824 $1,345,447

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

Principal Officer

Chad Brackelsberg

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

FRIENDS OF UTAH AVALANCHE FORE CAST CENTER INC

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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FRIENDS OF UTAH AVALANCHE FORE CAST CENTER INC

Board of directors
as of 08/06/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Nicole Sumner

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/17/2023

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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 without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/23/2020

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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 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.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.