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Luetisha Jacobs

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Nonprofit Management, Planning & Governance

Dr. Otilia Iancuo

April 18th, 2019

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Table of Contents Cont…………………………………………………………….Page 2

Who Are We?…………………………………………..……………………………………..Page 3

Organizational Information/ Background…………………………………………………………………………Page 4

Abstract/ Executive Summary

Mission………………………………………………………………………………Page 5

Needs/Problem Statement

Tax-Exempt Status Regulations

Goal Setting………………………………………………………………………….Page 6

Organization Goals and Objectives………………………………………………….Page 7

Strategy Plan…………………………………………………………………………Page 8

Strategic Planning Process……………………………………………………………Page 9

Strategic Planning Process Cont.……………………………………………………….Page 10

Meet the Board………………………………………………………………………..Page 11

Introduction of Board Members……………………………………………………….Page 12

Budget……………………………………………………………………………………Page 13

Organization’s Budget……………………………………………………………………Page 14

Other Funding/ Sustainability

Marketing Plan

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Marketing Plan Cont.……………………………………………………………………..Page 15

Positive and Negative Outcomes…………………………………………………………Page 16

Positive…………………………………………………………………………………….Page 17

Negative

Do you approve of This Organization?

References…………………………………………………………………………………Page 18

References Cont.…………………………………………………………………………Page 19center-9715500

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Organizational Information: Times T.E.N is a social service organization that takes abandoned buildings and homes in impoverished communities and turns them into service centers. With so many abandoned buildings and homes in these impoverished communities adding to the poor aesthetic of these neighborhoods and sometimes being used as places to sleep for homeless people and or homes used for deviance, we figured they might as well be used for something positive.

Most of these places cannot be afforded by those in the community to live in or use for business. This leaves the door wide open for people to buy these places during the gentrification phase. Once this happens the people in the community must leave and find elsewhere to live because the property prices and rent tends to go up. We hope that by taking these buildings and using them for the benefit of the community, it will slow the process of gentrification in the area down. After, buying and remodeling these buildings we plan on having several different rooms for each service. The services will be, a food pantry, clothing closet, educational and job services such a GED Prep classes and computers for job searching, counseling referrals room, rehab referrals room, a homeless shelter referral room and a benefit service room such as TANF, SNAP, and health insurance, etc.

Abstract/Executive Summary: The importance of this service project is to provide services to clients that are between the age ranges of 19 to 28 years old. The primary focus of this service project is to assist this group of adults with education, clothing closet, food pantry, job training, rehab referral, emergency shelter/ housing connection, and counseling referrals.

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Mission: Relieving Life through empowering and nurturing.

Needs/Problem Statement: Times T. E. N. is designed to teach, empower and nurture through services that are provided. The mission of the organization is to empower and nurture in all ways beneficial to the clients. The target demographic ranges from ages 19-29 with a primary focus on the homeless community.

Tax-Exempt Status/ Regulations: This organization will be organized and operate exclusively for exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c) (3), and none of its earnings may inure to any private shareholder or individual. In addition, it will not be an action organization, i.e., it will not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it will not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates. The organization will not be organized or operated for the benefit of private interests, and no part of a section 501(c)(3) organization’s net earnings may inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual. If the organization engages in an excess benefit transaction with a person having substantial influence over the organization, an excise tax may be imposed on the person and any organization managers agreeing to the transaction.

*This information was collected directly from Exemption Requirements Section 501(c) (3) Organizations | Internal Revenue Service. (n.d.). Retrieved from

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Organization Goals and Objectives: Times T. E. N. will accomplish this mission by utilizing abandon buildings in urban or low poverty areas and renovating the spaces into resource centers which in all will provide initiatives that potentially eliminate homelessness amongst these young adults.

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Strategic Planning: The program will start with the intake process, where the organization expectations and rules will be explained to the client, where their specific personal development plan will be created and where they will start the ticket process. The ticket process includes getting a different ticket from each room and taking it to the next room to verify that you’re following the specific steps of your plan. These tickets will have an organize seal on them like a notary seal and you will have to show identification each time you go to a room. If a client does not have an identification card they can be assisted with that or show proof of a birth certificate, social security card, work authorization, or provide the service worker with their code word created in the intake process. Our goal is to help people become stable. An example of the ticket process as it relates to their stability would look like, them going to the food pantry, then the clothing closet, and then to the job search room to look for jobs. They will be assisted in this process and once completed, move on to homeless shelter referral room. This day one process is an example of someone who would be homeless. Once this day one process is over, they would be expected to show up the next day for job training, job searching, and the food pantry before leaving for the day. Let’s say after a month of this process, their plan changes and instead of coming in they are expected to go to the job interview they got because of the job referral from the organization, afterward the interview they may or may not be expected to return to the organization all depending on what they caseworker has laid out in their daily personal development plan. Finally, they get the job and it is now in their plan for them to come to the organization get a ticket for

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the clothing closet to gather professional clothing and then to see their case manager. This is the gist of how the process would be and what we would be doing for the clients.

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Luetisha Jacobs: Executive Director

Board Members:

Natalie Hall: Chief of Staff in Atlanta Georgia, District 4.

Edna Jackson: 1st Black Major of Savannah Georgia.

James Bailey: President of a vertically integrated service provider specializing in real estate development.

Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.: Rapper, and Positive influence in Atlanta Georgia

Iyanla Vanzant: Lawyer, Life coach, and the list goes on.

Roy Minter: Savannah Police chief and is known in the community.

Otilia Iancuo: Chairman of the Board/President

Dennis Pernell: Vice Chair/Vice President

Patricia Jacobs: Secretary

Chad Jacobs: Treasurer

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Program’s Budget: Our budget for our agency is $1 Million in total. However, our grants totals are $590,200. The catalog of federal assistance that we received for our budget is through grants. For example, grant.gov, federal register, FedBizzopps.gov, Grant Advisor Plus, White House: whithouse.gov/government/fbc.

Other Funding: Online fundraising, smart phone based techniques such as “text. To. Give”, social media fundraising, email fundraising, marathons such as walk-a-thons, and bike-a-thons.

Marketing Plan: We have many marketing strategies to promote out organization and to be recognized, eventually, on a national level. We first are expecting to host college days where we will get permission from a university to set up an informational table where the mot traffic on their campus is. We will hand out pamphlets and offer community service hours to the students as they would volunteer for the organization. Handing out pamphlets in local areas, as well as flyers at the grocery store are also some efforts we expect to start out with. These efforts will be very low in budget seeing as it will only include papers, discounted pamphlets, and a table for set up. Our community Fun days will include free food, moon bounces, cotton candy, popcorn, and cool beverages. These events will support and foster the relationship between the community and the organization, building trust and offering services as well as information while there. The community fun days as well as promotion at the local colleges and universities and grocery stores will be a part of the organizations outreach

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initiative effort. Sending members of the organization to community meetings to speak out about as well as learn what the current or potential issues may be will also be part of how we will market our organization. At these meeting people will be able to learn about the organization, what we do, and why we are there. This is help with building partnerships with other organizations and community leaders.

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Positive: Decrease and interruption of gentrification, Employment increase Decrease and interruption of gentrification: With us buying the service center we would be stopping other people/ buyers from obtaining space in these neighborhoods. Although property rates may still slightly rise because of the center, the fact that we are coming into the community to contribute and ultimately help people stay in their community is key.

Negative: Our Innovative Idea will not be approved. We will not have enough time to accomplish all of our clients need in the appropriate time frame (every client will come in looking for different help). We will not use all of our budget money. As a result, would have to send it back to the donor. Food insecurity decrease: Not having enough food or having little to none for our clients.

Do You Approve of This Organization: By having a service center right in the middle of a low income neighborhoods, we could help those only blocks away with reliable referrals and resources. The key to the service center being effective is the elaborate and specific process the clients will go through to acquire the services. This involves acquiring resources on a step by step basis that is planned by a social worker at the end of the intake process based on the priority of needs of the client. Due to the fact that our process is thorough and our services are reliable we would definitely proceed with the organization and are confident that we would be able to work out any kinks along the way.

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National Coalition for the Homeless. (2002b). NCH fact sheet # 2: How many people experience homelessness? Washington, DC. [online] Retrieved from February 16, 2003.

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