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Lifting Lucy

Crafting an inclusive community: Elevating BIWOC in beer education and events

aka BIWoC In Beer   |   Las Vegas, NV   |  http://www.liftinglucy.org
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Lifting Lucy

EIN: 87-4007161


Mission

Inform, promote, connect, and strengthen the brewing industries' individual and collective efforts to increase authentic representation of Women of Color.

Ruling year info

2022

Co-founder

Ms. Ashlie Randolph

Co-founder

Ms. Tranice Watts

Main address

848 N Rainbow Blvd Unit 8384

Las Vegas, NV 89107 USA

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EIN

87-4007161

Subject area info

Cultural awareness

Continuing education

Philanthropy

Community and economic development

Population served info

Women and girls

People of African descent

People of Latin American descent

Indigenous peoples

Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Lifting Lucy is dedicated to providing support, resources, and opportunities to women of color in careers supporting food science; particularly the brewing industry. We aim to to help remove barriers of entry to ownership and education by providing mentorship, scholarships, networking events, and opportunities for professional and personal development.

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?

Traveling Sisterhood

Distributing crucial professional development funds for women in the brewing industry and other fermentation career paths. Funding includes scholarships for professional memberships, event and conference attendance grants, and travel assistance; as well as matching funds for employers who invest in staff development.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people
Farmers
Veterans

Empowers women of color in the hospitality sector, particularly brewing industry, through comprehensive educational support, apprenticeships, and workforce development, fostering a diverse and skilled talent pool across various careers.

Our programs are committed to all who identify as women or females.

Population(s) Served

These gatherings honor achievements, foster sisterhood, and highlight the impactful contributions of women in the world of fermentation. It is a place where women can laugh, cry, share challenges, and cheer successes. All events have licensed counselors available and are held in privacy (without video/audio recordings) to increase the psychological safety of all women participants.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Women and girls
Transgender people
Lesbians
Economically disadvantaged people
Ethnic and racial groups
Women and girls
Transgender people
Lesbians
Economically disadvantaged people

We advise and collaborate with associations, economic development councils, tourism departments, local decision-makers, corporations, and supply chains, ensuring a robust network that fosters resources and opportunities; elevating BIWoC representation at every career level and stage of entrepreneurship.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Women
Economically disadvantaged people
Veterans
Ethnic and racial groups
Women
Economically disadvantaged people
Veterans

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 external speaking requests for members of the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients who attain economic stability within two years of training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Hours of consulting time accessed

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

Ethnic and racial groups, Women, Economically disadvantaged people, Self-employed people, Veterans

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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 organization aims to promote entrepreneurship, education, leadership development, talent acquisition, economic empowerment, cultural preservation, and equity for all women of color in careers supporting the craft brewing industry.

Entrepreneurship Support: providing training, mentorship, access to funding, and networking opportunities for women of color who are interested in starting their own businesses. We will partner with local businesses and organizations to provide a range of resources, such as business planning assistance, legal and financial advice, and marketing support.

Health and Wellness: providing culturally sensitive health education, mental health counseling, and fitness classes to address the specific health and wellness needs of women of color. We will partner with local health clinics and community organizations to provide these services.

Educational Support: providing academic support and mentorship to young women of color who are pursuing higher education in food science or talents that transfer to careers supporting the brewing industry. We will offer consultations to higher learning institutions and apprenticeships. Lifting Lucy will also provide scholarships for educational programs, certifications, upskilling, and other professional development experiences.

Leadership Development: providing training and support for women of color to become leaders in their communities and organizations. We will offer workshops on public speaking, networking, and leadership skills, as well as mentorships with successful women leaders, and and speaking opportunities at industry events.

Advocacy: educating non-governmental organizations, local government, and philanthropists to advance the rights and interests of women of color in the brewing industry. Our organization also provides resources and support for women of color to become active in their communities and to advocate for themselves and others.

Economic Empowerment: Providing financial literacy training, business administration training, and access to job placement for women of color who are economically disadvantaged. We will partner with local businesses and organizations to provide job training, apprenticeships, and job placement services.

Cultural Preservation: celebrating and promoting the cultural heritage of women of color, and providing a platform for them to share their stories and experiences. We will organize cultural events, such as Brewsters Place, festivals and performances, and provide resources for women of color to learn about their cultural heritage.

Social Justice: educating and addressing systemic issues affecting women of color, such as racism, sexism, and discrimination. We will host community events and campaigns to raise awareness of these issues and provide recommendations including case studies for creating effective change.

Over $8,000 in grants and scholarships for professional development, travel, and networking opportunities.
$20,000+ indirect funding and assistance (given to women of color that utilized our consulting services, investment network service, and business document preparation services)
4,000+ hours of donated consulting, education, and mentorship
Administered scholarships for 8 women of color that support businesses in beer
Increased diversity at major industry events
Dedicated free consulting services to over 15 women
Provided free consulting services to local governmental organizations, local governmental bodies, corporations, philanthropists, investors, and professional associations (educating and advocating re: women of color in the brewing industry.

Identifying soft and transferable skills needed for jobs and careers in the brewing/fermentation industry.

Brewers (food science careers)
Scientist (Microbiology, Quality Assurance, R&D, Sensory Training, etc.)
Agrotechnology, Agriculturalist / Farmers, Horticulturist, Herbalist, etc.
Human Resource Managers / Compliance
Executive / Management
Legal (Compliance, Gen. Business, Accounting, etc.)
Administrative Staff
Suppliers (Aluminum Cans, Hops, Grains, Contract Brewing Spaces)
Shipping & Transportation
Chefs, Caterers, Food Trucks
Marketing & Advertising (Print, Digital & Social Media)
Artists (Graphic Design, Various Mediums, Beautification Projects, Special Events, etc.)
Photography / Videography
Consulting Firms & Agencies (various expertise)
Facility Maintenance (HVAC, Plumbing, etc.)
Fabricators / Welders
Hospitality
Event Planners
Content Writers
Copy-Editors & Grant Writers
Entertainment

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 take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, 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 share the feedback we received with the people we serve, 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 the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $15,376
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $258
Other Revenue $4,422
Total Revenue $20,056
Expenses
Program Services $12,143
Administration $4,668
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $17,495

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $2,661
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $2,661
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $2,561

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

Co-founder

Ms. Ashlie Randolph

Co-Founder, Lifting Lucy Founder, Brawta Craft and Brews Founding Member, Mo Betta Brews Member, Pink Boots Society - Las Vegas Board Member, Pink Boots Society DEI Committee, Pink Boots Society Brand Ambassador, Duvel USA Executive Committee, NAACP #1111

Co-founder

Tranice Watts

Co-Founder, Lifting Lucy Co-Chair, Charles County Economic Development Business Outreach Council Co-Owner, Patuxent Brewing Co. Member, Pink Boots Society - Greater Maryland DEI Education Committee - Brewers Association Seminar Subcommittee - Craft Brewers Conference Exec. Dir., The Absurd Institute

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

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Board of directors
as of 03/08/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board co-chair

Ashlie Randolph


Board co-chair

Tranice Watts

Angi Thomas

Being Black in Craft Media

Debbie Cerda

Pink Boots Society International

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 3/27/2023

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
Black/African American
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
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability