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Force501 Foundation Inc

 36 Richdale Road
 Needham, MA 02494
[P] (617) 3403571
[F] --
www.force501.org
[email protected]
Jay Delaune
INCORPORATED: 2017
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 82-1237638

LAST UPDATED: 02/19/2019
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

Force501 Foundation's mission is to improve the connections between nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations and their donors. We do this by providing online resources to help organizations that rely on volunteers track and report on the success of their programs. The result is that donors of time and money are able to make informed choices.

Mission Statement

Force501 Foundation's mission is to improve the connections between nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations and their donors. We do this by providing online resources to help organizations that rely on volunteers track and report on the success of their programs. The result is that donors of time and money are able to make informed choices.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Feb 01, 2017 to Jan 31, 2018
Projected Income $500.00
Projected Expense $400.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • YouTube Video Instruction

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2018 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

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For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview

Mission Statement

Force501 Foundation's mission is to improve the connections between nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations and their donors. We do this by providing online resources to help organizations that rely on volunteers track and report on the success of their programs. The result is that donors of time and money are able to make informed choices.

Background Statement

Since 2016, Force501 has been focused on providing online resources to nonprofts and their funders

Impact Statement

With over 100 instructional videos posted on YouTube generating over 1,000 views per week, Force501 is a valuable resource for hundreds of nonprofits

Needs Statement

To be an effective resource, we need feedback from the nonprofit community to understand how best to focus our development of future resources

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

INTERNATIONAL
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Organization Categories

  1. Community Improvement, Capacity Building - Management & Technical Assistance
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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)

Under Development

Programs

YouTube Video Instruction

A series of short YouTube videos to support nonprofit organizations as they leverage Salesforce
Budget  $400.00
Category  Education, General/Other Computer Literacy
Population Served US& International
Program Short-Term Success  Views of YouTube videos and average watch time since the objective is to have them watch complete videos, rather than just a portion
Program Long-Term Success  More effective use of the Salesforce system
Program Success Monitored By  YouTube has a robust set of metrics for tracking activity and engagement
Examples of Program Success  YouTube metrics - currently over 40,000 views with over 50% retention

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Mr Jay Delaune
CEO Term Start Dec 2016
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 10
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

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

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --
State Charitable Solicitations Permit --
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

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

Governance


Board Chair Mr. Robert Keener
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Chair Term Apr 2017 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Michael Boyd Community Volunteer Voting
Bonnie Delaune Community Volunteer Voting
Eliot Jekowsky Community Volunteer Voting
Mr Robert Keener Community Volunteer Voting
Kenny Raskin Community Volunteer Voting
Peter van Amson Community Volunteer Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

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Advisory Board Members

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Board Demographics

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

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy No
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 0%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2018 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown (%)

No data available

Fiscal Year Feb 01, 2017 to Jan 31, 2018
Projected Income $500.00
Projected Expense $400.00
Form 990s --
Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 --
Total Revenue $400 $600 --
Total Expenses $375 $532 --

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

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Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 --
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Individual Contributions $400 $600 --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 --
Program Expense $209 $222 --
Administration Expense $166 $310 --
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.07 1.13 --
Program Expense/Total Expenses 56% 42% --
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% --

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 --
Total Assets $93 $68 --
Current Assets $93 $68 --
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 --
Current Liabilities $0 $0 --
Total Net Assets $93 $68 --

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
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? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 --
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities inf inf --

Long Term Solvency

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Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% --

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above are per the organization and reflect the organization's first two years of operations.

Documents


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.

Impact

The Impact tab is a section on the Giving Common added in October 2013; as such the majority of nonprofits have not yet had the chance to complete this voluntary section. The purpose of the Impact section is to ask five deceptively simple questions that require reflection and promote communication about what really matters – results. The goal is to encourage strategic thinking about how a nonprofit will achieve its goals. The following Impact questions are being completed by nonprofits slowly, thoughtfully and at the right time for their respective organizations to ensure the most accurate information possible.


1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

Force501 exists to improve the connections between nonprofits and their contributors. By providing the online resources to help organizations track and report on the success of their programs, they can leverage these insights to more effectively communicate with their stakeholders.

A key prerequisite for reporting is a stable information technology platform and database. Capturing the individual activities and then summarizing and comparing with targets and other benchmarks allows organizations to share their progress with stakeholders.

Our goal is for Force501 Foundation to provide visible, online resources that nonprofits can rely on as they implement and manage information technology. Rather then being dependent on outside consultants, organizations can quickly see demonstrations of the work steps necessary to accomplish both basic and more complex tasks that will build their competence and confidence.


2. What are your strategies for making this happen?

Force501 is focused on building online resources :

1. Helping Nonprofits Leverage Information Technology -

Working with nonprofits to identify the topics that can provide the initial successes that will allow them to further invest their time and resources. Then, designing, building and posting online education via Youtube and the Force501 website will help smaller nonprofits leverage information technologies like Salesforce and related applications.

2. As an additional resource, although many services such as All For Good, VolunteerMatch, Taproot+ and Catchafire can connect volunteers with nonprofits, Force501 will provide coaching (for both nonprofits and consultants) to leverage these existing resources.

By providing a forum for gathering the experiences and coaching from those actively involved with delivering and leveraging these services, Force501 will assist both:
> Salesforce consultants - from novices to experienced professionals - helping them connect with nonprofits
> Nonprofit organizations interested in recruiting skilled volunteers - like Salesforce consultants

3. Beyond information technology topics, additional instructional videos will include resources for improving the ability of nonprofit organizations (executive directors, staff and boards) and their consultants to assess outcomes and impact.

These videos will include best practice examples and case studies of organizations that have leveraged their impact assessments to move beyond simply reporting outputs. These nonprofits are then better able to focus on improving their value propositions and communications with stakeholders.


3. What are your organization’s capabilities for doing this?

Force501 Foundation has developed a network of skilled technologists that provide the expertise necessary to help nonprofit organizations. As certified Salesforce database administrators and experienced consultants, we have a deep understanding of both the implementation and adoption challenges facing small organizations.

We have developed a Website and the competencies to support and expand the site as opportunities arise.

We have implemented a Salesforce database application to track the feedback and interests of nonprofits and for the consultants supporting them.

Our experience and comfort with creating YouTube videos improves with every video.


4. How will your organization know if you are making progress?

The most tangible result is activity on the Force501 YouTube Channel - especially related to the number of views of our posted, original videos. Given the very specific nature of the resources, as in performing defined tasks or creating reports, the YouTube analytics are insightful. For any defined period, they provide detailed engagement statistics such as:

* Watch Time - total number of minutes watched by viewers in a given time period
* Average View Duration - minutes watched by viewers - by channel, playlist and video
* Views - total number of views by channel, playlist and video
* Likes; Dislikes; and Comments
* Number of Subscribers for the Force501 Channel.

They also provide summary data such as:

* Top Geographies viewing videos
* Views by Gender
* Traffic Sources based on Watch Time
* Playback Locations - whether on YouTube or the Force501 website
* Playback Device Type - Computer, Tablet, Mobile phone

In parallel, Google Analytics provides similar statistics for website pages views.

As we continue to improve the website, we will be able to track our progress and identify where to focus our energy going forward.


5. What have and haven’t you accomplished so far?

We have now designed, created, produced and posted over 100 instructional videos on the Force501 YouTube Channel. These resources have had over 40,000 views, over 4,000 of these in just the last month. We expect to post an additional 5 videos per month and will exceed 150 videos by late 2019.

That portfolio will create opportunities and challenges since the integration and navigation will be important. Otherwise, it may prove challenging for individuals to efficiently find the needed resources.

Interesting results so far show that mobile devices have the longest average view duration. Tablets have the shortest average views. And as we expected, most of our viewers are in the USA.

The Force501 website has now been redesigned. Each video posted on YouTube will also be linked from the website which will provide additional comments and coaching to ensure they are easily used. This has now been done for the entry level series on the Volunteers for Salesforce.com application.

We look forward to leveraging the usage analytics to identify where to invest our resources going forward.