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Friends of the Library Boone County Arkansas Inc

Harrison, AR   |  folbc.org
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Friends of the Library Boone County Arkansas Inc

EIN: 71-0691898


Mission

The mission of the Friends of the Library, Boone County, Arkansas is to support the library and provide funds for programs and media

Ruling year info

1995

President

Carol Harris

Main address

221 W Stephenson Ave

Harrison, AR 72601 USA

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EIN

71-0691898

Subject area info

Genealogy

Education

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (B11)

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

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Book sales, raffles, bake sale

The Friends host book sales 4 time per year. A spring sale duing national library week, a young adult and children book sale befor school is out, a fall book sale and a holiday book sale in early December. We have themed raffles several times, ie fourth of July, Gardening. Our bake sale is as close to Valentine as we can have it.

Population(s) Served
Adults
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 outreach attempts to reporters

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Book sales, raffles, bake sale

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of meetings with policymakers or candidates

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Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Yearly National Friends of the Library Week Proclamation by County Judge

Number of print, radio, or online ads developed

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Related Program

Book sales, raffles, bake sale

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of products distributed

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of books for preschool reading program, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program, Homebound Delivery Program

Total dollars received in contributions

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Related Program

Book sales, raffles, bake sale

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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Related Program

Book sales, raffles, bake sale

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

also includes volunteer hours for the Christmas Parade and the District Fair -2023

Dollars donated to support advocacy efforts

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Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

ALL funds raised go to support the library. Purchasing media, children's programs, physical plant.

Number of overall donors

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Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Dues paying members and donors

Number of volunteers who become donors

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Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

All Volunteers are members and therefore donors

Number of people on the organization's email list

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Members who receive the quarterly newsletter via email.

Number of testimonies offered

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the first year that testimonies have been solicited

Total revenue earned to support advocacy efforts

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Related Program

Book sales, raffles, bake sale

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of meetings held with decision makers

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Meeting with District Judge showing the FOL progress

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.

The Friends of the Library Boone County, AR Inc. is dedicated to raising funds to supplement and support the Boone County Library. Our Current budgetary goals are $13,000.00 90% of which will go directly to the library. We would also like to increase the number of active members who volunteer and to attract a younger age group that is more diverse.

The members of FOLBC hold four books sales annually, a Valentine bake sale and various raffles though out the year.
We are grateful for donations from the public and apply for grants and donations from the local businesses. The president is working with the local community college to bring volunteer opportunities to students, who then will hopefully become members.

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 bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, 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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

Friends of the Library Boone County Arkansas Inc

Assets info

BMF Data: IRS Business Master File

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Friends of the Library Boone County Arkansas Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $1,194
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $1,440
Special Events $8,871
Other Revenue $214
Total Revenue $11,720
Expenses
Program Services $9,900
Administration $1,000
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $10,900

Friends of the Library Boone County Arkansas Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $39,303
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $3,447
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $35,857

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

Carol Harris

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

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Friends of the Library Boone County Arkansas Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/15/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Mrs. Penelope DeJournett

Friends of the Boone County Library

Term: 2019 - 2023

Carol Harris

Friends of the Library, Boone County, Arkansas

Jackie Herns

Friends of the Library, Boone County, Arkansas

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? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No