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Tailored for Success

 587 Pleasant Street, PO Box 527
 Malden, MA 02148
[P] (781) 324-0499
[F] (781) 605-0669
www.tailoredforsuccess.org
ehart@tailoredforsuccess.org
Elizabeth Hart
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INCORPORATED: 1999
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EIN 04-3488106

LAST UPDATED: 07/09/2015
Organization DBA --
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Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

Tailored For Success empowers job seekers to become economically self-sufficient by providing resources, skills training and supportive reinforcement. 

Mission Statement

Tailored For Success empowers job seekers to become economically self-sufficient by providing resources, skills training and supportive reinforcement. 

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2014 to June 30, 2015
Projected Income $150,000.00
Projected Expense $150,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Career Closet for Men
  • Career Closet for Women
  • Professional Development Workshops

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Overview

Mission Statement

Tailored For Success empowers job seekers to become economically self-sufficient by providing resources, skills training and supportive reinforcement. 

Background Statement

Tailored For Success, Inc. ("TFS") is founded on the belief that everyone deserves a second chance and that a suit could change the direction of someone's life.  For 15 years, we have been serving the workforce development needs of job seekers by providing services that are designed to empower, inspire, and motivate  them to achieve economic self-sufficiency.
 
Our original focus was on providing "gently used" business suits to women, while making sure our individualized approach included encouraging them to believe in themselves and their potential.  Our clients typically had multiple barriers to employment including spotty work experience, limited education, CORI issues and for whom English is not their first language.  However, even with these seemingly insurmountable barriers, our clients have the will and determination to make a better life for themselves and their families.
 
Through our collaborations with a broad base of social/human service organizations, called "Referral Partners" we are able to reach our target constituents the majority of which are single parents from diverse cultural, economic and linquistic backgrounds.
 
Over the years, our Referral Partners were constantly asking for us to provide business clothing to men.  In an effort to respond to the demand for men's clothing, we developed a partnership with the Men's Wearhouse.  Because of this partnership, TFS receives a yearly shipment of  thousands of items of men's clothing during  the Men's Wearhouse National Suit Drive making us a leader in providing men in transition with appropriate business clothing.
 
The Client Services Program ("CSP") which is the cornerstone of our organization.  The CSP provides the necessary resources needed to begin and succeed in the job search process through three separate but inter-related programs: (1) Career Closets for Women/Men. Where women and men receive two suits for interviewing and once a job is secured, they can return for a week's worth of clothing. Each closet is set up in a separate room in a "boutique" style to allow for the clients to feel that they are actually shopping.  The Career Closet for Men has made us a valuable partner with reentry facilities to assist with men returning from incarceration. Resulting in our extensive experience with providing "returning citizens" with clothing and encouragement needed to reenter society; (2) 1:1 Interview Coaching by human resource professionals and (3) Professional Development Workshops.   
 

Impact Statement

In 2014, the top five (5) accomplishments for Tailored For Success were: (1) provided 500 women, men and at risk teens with free, high quality business clothing (estimated retail value $150,000) and accessories to make a positive first impression on a prospective employer,  (2) conducted several career development workshops in the City of Malden.  Many of these workshops were an integral part of the Malden Youth Summer Jobs Program in which we gave hundreds of high school students valuable information on interviewing, filling out job applications and the importance of soft skills in the workplace, (3) was requested by Mayor Dan Rivera of the City of Lawrence to provide male job seekers with interview suits at their first Job Readiness Event & Employer Expo sponsored by Timberland, ValleyWorks Career Center, Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Board and the City of Lawrence.  The Mayor wanted job seekers participating in the job fair to receive suits onsite so they could present a professional image to participating employers. At this event, TFS provided over 200 men  with interview suits, dress shirts, ties and shoes onsite many of whom were interviewed that day by participating employers, (4) conducted a half day job readiness workshop - Smart, Tailored & Ready! for 25 low-income women as part of Women's History month where the participants were treated with breakfast, lunch and free bras (5) completed a three year strategic plan funded by the Boston Foundation. The strategic plan which covers 2015-2018 outlines our goals to strategically partner and develop collaborative relationships with clients, businesses, government agencies and organizations to position TFS as a leader, convener and advocate to achieve our vision and be operationally sustainable in order to provide quality programs and services to those we serve. 


Needs Statement

Based on our three year strategic plan, our needs are: (1) a program manager to fully develop our Client Services/Career Closet Program and help us reach our goal of doubling the number clients each year.  This person would be responsible for direct client service, recruiting volunteers and interns, managing inventory control and coordinating our professional development workshops. Ideally, we would like to hire a person with a social work background to help us expand and develop programs that focus on the unique needs of our clients, (2) secure funding to develop a specialized approach to ensure returning citizens (reentry) are successful in their transition into the workforce, (3) to strengthen our partnerships and develop collaborative relationships with clients, businesses, government agencies and organizations, (4) to hire a grant writer or development person to help identify ways to become operationally sustainable,  (5) larger office space - currently, we store our inventory at an off-site storage facility which is not only costly but inconvenient for staff in restocking inventory in the Career Closets, (5) secure a van and a part-time driver for donation pick-ups and for deliveries of clothing to our referral partners. 

CEO Statement

As Founder and Executive Director of Tailored For Success, I am proud of the work we are doing to not only provide much needed workforce development programs to economically disadvantaged job seekers, while remaining true to our philosophy of basing what we do on the foundation of building self-confidence in our clients.  
 
Many of our clients have multiple barriers to employment and have endured years of unemployment or underemployment, domestic abuse, homelessness or incarceration. We have developed an expertise in working with economically disadvantaged job seekers who are actively seeking employment and are job ready.  According to the Massachusetts Economic Independence Index from the Crittenden’s Women’s Union for single parents in Massachusetts, there is a significant gap between their median income and the cost of living. Median wages for a single mother (i.e., the majority of our clients) is $27,315 and for a single father it is $43,389. In terms of the family budget, the cost of meeting basic needs includes housing, utilities, food, transportation, health, personal and household items (such as clothing) and for families with young children, childcare. When looking at the category of personal and household needs, the research shows that this category is the smallest of the budget. As a result, economically disadvantaged job seekers have very little “spare” income to properly prepare to present themselves professionally to a prospective employer. By gaining access to the high quality free clothing at Tailored For Success’ Career Closets, job seekers are able to level the playing field when it comes to image and making a positive first impression on a prospective employer. 
 
As Founder and Executive Director, I am looking forward to growing the agency so that we can provide greater impact on our clients.  In my mind, that means fully developing our current Client Services Program so that the Career Closets, Interview Coaching and Professional Development workshops are utilizing the most recent knowledge around gender specific programming.  I would also like to develop our at risk youth services so that are able to serve more at risk and homeless youth who are struggling to gain the skills necessary to become economically self-sufficient.  From what I've observed in the workforce development marketplace, there are very few organizations that serve the business clothing and life skills needs of at risk youth. 

Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
NORTHEAST REGION, MA
TFS is located in and serves the cities and towns of Middlexes County, primarily the tri-cities of Everett, Malden and Medford.  These cities are some of the most diverse communities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Malden has 37% of its population where their country of origin is not the US, 52% Caucasian, 20.1% Asian, 14.8% African American and 8.4% Hispanic or Latino.  By collaborating with social/human service organizations, we are able to serve constituents in the Greater Boston area. 

Organization Categories

  1. Employment - Employment Preparation & Procurement
  2. Education -
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Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

Career Closet for Men

Tailored For Success, through it's partnership with the Men's Wearhouse is able to provide men who are looking to enter the workforce with high quality business clothing and business suits.  At the present time, this program consists of only providing men in transition with business clothing.   The majority of the men referred come from substance abuse or reentry programs. At the present time, TFS is working to fully develop this program so that it is more than just a "clothing closet" for men.  We are attempting to include not only our suiting services, but to develop interview coaching for individuals with CORI issues, mentoring and professional development workshops for men based on their unique life experiences.
Budget  $55,000.00
Category  Employment, General/Other
Population Served Males At-Risk Populations Veterans
Program Short-Term Success  The short-term success of this program is that every man referred to Tailored For Success receives two suits, dress shirts, ties and a new pair of shoes for upcoming job fairs and/or interviews. More than 75% of the clothing donated is brand new, and 25% is gently used items donated by customers of the Men's Wearhouse most of which is in excellent "interview ready" condition. In addition, our Career Closet for Men is also stocked with new shoes for men that were donated by Clark's shoes.
Program Long-Term Success  The long term success of this program is that men feel ready and confident to enter the workforce. 
Program Success Monitored By  Clients who utilize the services of the Career Closets are given pre and post surveys to determine the effectiveness of the program. 
Examples of Program Success  There are many examples of the success of the Career Closet for Men.  In particular, during a recent conversation with the Executive Director of a reentry program we found out why many of the men referred did not return for additional clothing, like the women who got hired did.  The Executive Director, who himself was in getting professional clothing that day, told us that the men were so grateful for the clothing and shoes they received that although they got jobs, they did not want to return.  They felt uncomfortable taking clothing that could go to someone else even though it was explained that there was plenty to go around.

Career Closet for Women

The Career Closet for Women is the first step in empowering economically disadvantaged women who are attempting to achieve self-sufficiency.  This simple but important step helps women realize their potential in order to reach their professional goals.  Women must receive a referral from a community based agency prior to receiving service. Clients are encouraged to attend a TFS signature Interview with Confidence Workshop to learn basic interview skills before making an appointment to receive clothing. Then she is matched with a trained volunteer image consultant where together they choose two interview suits (and related accessories), on a 1:1 basis in a boutique like setting for their upcoming interview.  At this one hour appointment, clients are given the opportunity to review interview techniques and receive resume help. Once a client has secured a job, she can return for a week's worth of clothing to start her off right in her new job.
Budget  $55,000.00
Category  Employment, General/Other Job Training & Employment
Population Served Adults Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success  Women are surveyed before and after receiving services in the Career Closet to determine whether their is an immediate impact from their receiving clothing.  100% report that the experience of obtaining professional business clothing helped with their understanding of what it takes to make a positive, professional first impression on a potential employer.  In addition, approximately 75% of clients surveyed indicated an increased sense of self-esteem and self-confidence in their ability to interview effectively.
Program Long-Term Success  The long term success of our Career Closet services is intangible and difficult to measure. However, we feel women who receive services in the Career Closet, for the first time find someone who believes and encourages her.  This leads to increased self-esteem which can lead to increased self confidence to enable job seekers to overcome any barriers they may have to employment.  The woman also gains awareness of the importance of personal appearance in the workplace and how she can control how others perceive her just by changing her image. 
Program Success Monitored By  We monitor the success of our services by utilizing surveys and having regular contact with our referring partners. 
Examples of Program Success  The Career Closet helps a woman feels confident and able to overcome barriers she had to obtaining, securing or advancing in a job.  One such example, is a woman "Natasha" who came to TFS to get clothing for an upcoming interview.  Natasha had been working for several years in a local school district.  She knew she had the experience and skills to move up into a higher position, but lacked the confidence (and clothing) she needed to actively pursue this goal.  Natasha came to TFS to receive clothing for an upcoming interview, but she told us she received much more.  Going through the process of working with a volunteer to find appropriate interview clothing, and being treated with dignity and respect gave her the confidence she needed.  After receiving services, Natasha, interviewed and was able to receive a promotion within the school district.  She attributes her success to the fact that she was able to come to the Career Closet and obtain the clothing and encouragement she needed. 

Professional Development Workshops

We believe it is critical to provide on-going support for our clients in order for them to achieve economic self-sufficiency.  For this reason, we offer an extensive series of soft skill and professional development workshops designed to provide highly practical, easily accessible information on a range of topics in three subject areas: (1) professional development, (2) financial management and (3) personal enrichment.  all workshops are either a half-day or two hours and are facilitated by volunteer professionals in their respective fields.    This allows clients the opportunity to not only learn concrete workplace skills (e.g., negotiating difficult professional scenarios) but also gives them the opportunity to network.  Our workshops also give clients the opportunity to gain valuable information in a safe environment that promotes participation, discussion, accountability, networking and support.
Budget  $10,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other
Population Served Adults
Program Short-Term Success  Our short-term success indicators reveal that 99% of the workshop topics were rated as "very good/excellent", 97% rated the workshop presenter "very good/excellent" and 90% reported that the workshops would help them advance in their careers and 75% reported that the workshops would help them in their job search.
Program Long-Term Success  We anticipate that the long-term success of our Professional Development Workshops is that clients will learn the skills necessary to interview effectively, secure jobs and retain employment.
Program Success Monitored By  We survey participants at the conclusion of each workshop.  Some of the areas we look at are: topic relevance, presenter knowledge, usefulness, and relevancy.
Examples of Program Success  At the conclusion of every workshop, participants are given the opportunity to make an appointment for business clothing just by taking part in the workshop. Generally we get 65% of the participants to make follow-up appointments after a workshop.  However, at one workshop given to a group of male veterans, 80% of the participants followed up and made appointments to receive business clothing.  They all received two suits, shoes, ties, and dress shirts and reported that they not only were happy with the clothing but that they learned something new about the interviewing process and dressing professionally as a result of participating in this workshop.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

I have been privileged to be on the board of Tailored for Success(TFS) for the past 8 years and the Board Chair for the last 2 years. I was drawn to this organization because the mission spoke to me and I knew this was a place that I wanted to be a part of.

Along this 8 year journey I have learned what it actually takes to be a sustainable nonprofit that continues to make a difference in people’s lives. The challenges can be as great as the rewards.

Tailored for Success is successful because of the service that it provides to the communities that it serves. The need is great and has been impacted tremendously by the recession of the last 6 years. Now, with the increased job growth in Massachusetts the pent up demand has become even greater. Over the last 5 years the population of those served has also grown to now include men and the expanded the ages of the population in need. Tailored for Success is poised in programs and leadership to meet this need and is now at a critical juncture for resources needed to allow it to grow

As a board of directors we continually look for new ways to raise revenue that go beyond the traditional fundraising sources. An example of that innovative thinking is that 5 years ago Tailored Success opened a resale shop for all of the clothes that the agency was receiving that were not appropriate for the career closet. The objectives of the resale store were multi-faceted and lined up to our mission. These included serving the community, job training and a much needed revenue source. We were successful in many aspects but a series of events took place that led the resale store to close, the last of which was a flood.

With the 15 year anniversary approaching and with it an increased demand for services, last summer the board of directors began a 6 month long strategic planning project. The planning process was an inclusive one that included the board, the community and agency partners. It allowed us the time to meet with community members and look inward to assess our needs, resources and the gaps. We identified our key impact areas and now have a road map that is going to guide the agency for the next three years. I feel that once we fill the open board positions and secure funding for at least additional person, the agency will be in a place to meet the demand, make a difference and continue to grow.

Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Elizabeth Ann Hart
CEO Term Start July 2000
CEO Email ehart@tailoredforsuccess.org
CEO Experience

A passionate leader focused on empowering women and girls on a local, national and international level, Liz has been the driving force behind Tailored For Success and has served in the dual role as Founder and Executive Director since the organization's inception. Liz strongly believes in making a difference in her community, not only in her work, but by volunteering for numerous civic, charitable and business organizations. Liz currently serves as Chief Volunteer Officer (board chair) for the Malden YMCA (the first woman in the organization’s history) and is the District 1, Area IV Director for Zonta International, a service and advocacy organization that works to advance the status of women worldwide and is Chair of the Advisory Board for Mystic Valley Elder Services. In recognition of her many contributions to the Malden community, Liz has earned distinctions such as the 2002 Malden YWCA Tribute to Women Award, the 2007 Malden Chamber of Commerce “Community Program of the Year” Award and was honored to be presented with the 2010 Women Making a Difference Award from the Zonta Club of Malden. Described as the “highlight” of her career, in 2007, Liz was appointed to serve as a Commissioner for the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women where she has served as Vice Chair as well as Legislative & Public Policy Co-Chair.  In January 2014, Liz was recognized for her service to the community by being an honoree at the North Shore Black Women’s Association 2014 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon.

It is through her work with Tailored for Success, her volunteer obligations and work on behalf of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women that Liz strives to live up to her values of hard work, dedication and commitment.

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Co-CEO Email --
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Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

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Awards

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Affiliations

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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
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External Assessments and Accreditations

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Collaborations

Tailored For Success collaborates with over 30 social/human services agencies called "Referral Partners" who refer clients to us for services.  A partial list of our Referral Partners includes: Heading Home, Housing Families, Inc., Eliot Community Human Services, Just A Start House, Lare Training Center, Malden YWCA, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, Project Place, Triangle, Inc., The Women's Lunch Place, and RESPOND.  We also work with several One Stop Career Centers in our area such as the Allston Brighton Resource Center, The Career Place-Woburn, and the Career Source. 

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 100
Number of Contract Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % 100%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 1
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --
State Charitable Solicitations Permit No
State Registration No

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Governance


Board Chair Ms. Nancy Leeser
Board Chair Company Affiliation Simmons College
Board Chair Term Jan 2013 - Dec 2018
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Andrea Bezemes Brookline Savings Bank Voting
Ms. Danielle Fandrey Deloitte LLP Voting
Ms. Elizabeth Hart Tailored For Success, Inc. Voting
Ms. Nancy Leeser Simmons College Voting
Ms. Meghan Mongeau Joslin Diabeties Voting
Mr. Paul Solano Malden YMCA Voting

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Youth Board Members

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Advisory Board Members

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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 5
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 5
Male: 1
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 95%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

  • Board Governance
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Finance
  • Marketing

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2014 to June 30, 2015
Projected Income $150,000.00
Projected Expense $150,000.00
Form 990s

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Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Total Revenue $40,996 $53,769 $38,784
Total Expenses $48,341 $57,249 $47,135

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

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Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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Individual Contributions $40,996 $53,769 $38,784
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
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Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Program Expense $0 $0 $0
Administration Expense $47,985 $55,168 $46,860
Fundraising Expense $356 $2,081 $275
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.85 0.94 0.82
Program Expense/Total Expenses 0% 0% 0%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 1% 4% 1%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Total Assets $4,918 $3,209 $0
Current Assets $4,496 $3,209 $0
Long-Term Liabilities $9,054 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Total Net Assets $-4,136 $3,209 $0

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

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Financial Planning

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Spending Policy --
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Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
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Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 184% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Due to several significant events, we have struggled financially.  The first event was launching a social enterprise project - Tailored Impressions, A Resale Boutique in 2005.  At that time the project was housed in 1,600 square feet of store front space that we sublet from the City of Malden.   With the acquisition of this space, we moved our entire agency (TFS) into this space and shared it with the social enterprise.  The project provided much needed unrestricted revenue for the organization and had received a lot of publicity that put us on a course of making a profit.  Unfortunately, in 2012 Hurricane Sandy destroyed the roof of the building and we were forced to close down operations for seven months.  During those months, we were unable to realize revenue from the social enterprise project and incurred significant expenses.  In 2013 we found alternative office space but the space could not accommodate the social enterprise.  
 
With the relocation, time was taken away from fundrasising and writing grants and we had a $10,000 deficit which was relieved with a line of credit.  It was at this time that the board decided to undertake a strategic planning process.  A strategic planning committee was commissioned and from August - December they worked on a plan for TFS to have a greater impact on clients as well as become operationally sustainable.  This strategic plan was approved in January 2015 and we are on track to achieve the goals and objectives outlined in the plan.  

Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above are per the organization's IRS Form 990-EZs. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available. Please note, functional expense breakout detail for FY13, FY12 and FY11 is per the Form PC on file with the state of Massachusetts.

Impact

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