FINDINGbalance, Inc.
PO Box 284
Franklin TN 37065

Mission Statement

Our mission is to be the leading Christian resource providing DAILY help to eat well and live free by providing practical resources to help people live healthier, more balanced lives, free from eating and body image issues, and by developing programs and services that offer balanced care with a standard of excellence, all rooted in Biblically sound principles and truth.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director
Board Chair Ms. Jennifer Amanda Walker MA, LPC
Board Chair Company Affiliation Counselor in Private Practice
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 2002
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Expenses $174,356.00
Projected Annual Revenue $186,702.00 (2014)
Statements
Mission

Our mission is to be the leading Christian resource providing DAILY help to eat well and live free by providing practical resources to help people live healthier, more balanced lives, free from eating and body image issues, and by developing programs and services that offer balanced care with a standard of excellence, all rooted in Biblically sound principles and truth.

Background

Founded in 2002, FINDINGbalance, is a Christian health and wellness organization, with a mission to help people eat well, and live free from eating and body image issues.

The only Christian non-profit focused on a population that ranges from basic dieter to clinical eating disorders, we are intentional about providing quality, balanced resources which are sensitive to all who struggle with food and body image.

For those struggling with overweight and obesity, we promote a non-diet approach to weight management. Since research indicates 95% of dieters regain the weight within 5 years, we believe a non-diet approach is the best and healthiest long term model.

For those struggling with clinical eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder, we provide articles, videos featuring doctors, nutritionists, and counselors, treatment referrals and other resources links to point them toward the care they need..

Since most people do not have clinical eating disorders, we work to educate about EDNOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified) including orthorexia (obsession with eating healthy), chewing and spitting, compulsive exercise and other less-discussed but highly common struggles.

Our tools are designed to be a “first stop,” “stop gap,” and “continuing care” for those impacted. As a “first stop” we are highly accessible via internet, so someone not yet ready to seek professional help can begin learning about their (or loved ones) struggle, find hope and encouragement to take the next step toward freedom. As a “stop gap” we provide daily blogs and our “Gathering” small group tool which can complement other forms of counseling/treatment. As a “continuing care” provider our online tools & groups can be used after treatment to ensure a continued road to health and freedom. Our Hungry for Hope conference is another element of continuing care, providing a Christ-centered learning and equipping experience for clinicians and community members alike.

By creating affordable technology-driven resources, our programs and services are readily available to global audiences who might otherwise be without help. Founded on Christian principles, we are dedicated to combining the very best evidence-based practices with biblically sound truths, allowing us to impact the untapped audience of churches, ministries, campuses and Christian organizations whose members currently lack options for Christ-centered recovery paths.
Impact

Since 2002, FINDINGbalance has established itself as the leading Christian resource for DAILY help with eating and body image issues. As the only National Christian non-profit specifically focused on this topic, we feel called to address these issues in a balanced way that serves all people, particularly those seeking Christian or faith-based resources to complement their healing journey. Those we serve include the three out of four women (and many men) who wrestle with food issues, ranging from Chronic Dieting to Emotional Eating, Compulsive Exercise, Organic Food Obsessions, Anorexia, Bulimia and other forms of eating concerns.

Our unique emphasis on providing “Daily” help means that we focus on creating easily accessible tools that can be used by anyone, anywhere, at little to no cost. This includes our online video library, downloadable small group curriculum, and daily eDevotionals, as well as annual and regional events to impact local communities.

 Recent Accomplishments:

1. CEDCN Launched August 2014 www.cedcn.org The  Christian Eating Disorders Collaborative Network exists to increase collaboration between faith-based providers while also creating a valuable resource for those seeking faith-based providers in their recovery journey. Individuals will have a comprehensive list of providers in their area who work on the issue from a faith basis.

2."Lasting Freedom" Online Support Program www.findingbalance.com/lastingfreedom Members join 8-week “Freedom Teams” with weekly webinars, small group time, and a moderated private networking site to encourage, support, and pray for each other. Trained facilitators host the small groups. Assessments to evaluate anxiety, depression and eating attitudes and one-on-one consultation with staff to determine goals and assess progress are given at the beginning and end of each term. Member assessments show 30% drop in anxiety, 21% decrease in depression and 26% less unhealthy eating attitudes in one term. As program members proceed in their own healing, peer-mentoring is another positive outcome.

3. 7th Annual “Hungry for Hope” conference, June 2014 Franklin TN, offered clinical and community tracks for those serving disordered eating populations as well as for those directly impacted by food and body image issues. Attendance increased 40% and volunteer hours grew 100% over prior year. Participant feedback showed the content was relevant, informative, and helpful. Record high funds were raised during the event; more than doubling the monthly giving. www.hfhconference.com

4. Personnel: Volunteers donated over 3,000 hours August 2013 to August 2014; added two members to Board of Directors; board defined as both policy-setting and working; annual board weekend for planning and strategy; added part-time staff member dedicated to fundraising and finance.

Projected Goals: 

1. Grow CEDCN program to cover all 50 states by June 2015. The program will be launched to the public and to the HFH attendees and FINDINGbalance audiences in general in June 2015. Initial support and interest in this program has indicated there is a great need for the program.

2. Grow “Lasting Freedom” facilitators, peer-mentors and group members at a measured rate to handle the members with the time and programing necessary to encourage growth and recovery. Recently appointed volunteer role as Clinical Supervisor to oversee the program, train new facilitators and offer clinical guidance as necessary.

3. 8th annual “Hungry for Hope” conference June 2015, Franklin,TN , grow attendance by 30% over 2014 numbers. Develop a fundraising component of the conference to build on the success of the 2014 fundraising successes.

4. Strategically develop a fundraising and grant plan to apply for five grants within twelve months, to broaden the financial support to include grant funders as well as individual donors, sponsorships and program services fees.

Needs

The greatest program challenge to FINDINGbalance has been finding upfront funding for program initiatives. The following programs and support systems are being overhauled for sustainability:

1. “Hungry for Hope” Conference: Upfront funding for all event expenses including facilities rental, sound, lights, marketing, printing, materials and speaker stipends. Cost $30k - $35k/year.

2. “Daily Vitamin” eDevo: Design and publish a book of daily devotionals. Upfront publication funding benefits the organization year-round, as multi-year fundraiser, and a popular Christmas gift. Cost: $15k - $20k initially.

3. Marketing funds: for curriculum, events and the CEDCN, including online advertising, social media, exhibition at professional conferences, and meetings with key gatekeepers (i.e. colleges, churches). Cost: $7k - $15k/year.

4. Digital Asset Manager: part-time new hire to manage all online communication, including main website, CEDCN site, member updates, Gathering member updates, Lasting Freedom networking site, social media, and online videos. Cost: $10K - $12K/year.

5. Program Assistant: full-time to manage general constituent communication, data entry, program administration, website updates, facilitator support and more. Cost $28K - $32K/year.


Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Donations may also be made by mail to FINDINGbalance, PO Box 284, Franklin, TN  37065 or by phone, (615) 599-6948.
 
If you are interested in volunteering with FINDINGbalance, please send an email including cover letter and resume to karen.amos@findingbalance.com. Volunteer opportunities include online marketing, video production, and helping staff our annual Hungry for Hope conference which takes place in Nashville each June. 
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Mental Health & Crisis Intervention / Eating Disorders & Addictions
Secondary Organization Category Health Care / Health Support
Tertiary Organization Category Religion- Related / Christianity
Areas of Service
Areas Served
National
International

Based in Franklin, TN, our national and international efforts are accomplished through online support programs, our extensive video-based website, books, curriculum, speaking engagements and conferences. Locally, we serve Metropolitan Nashville and surrounding communities through our FINDINGbalance Gathering support group program and our annual Hungry for Hope conference held in Franklin. In 2014, a solid group of local volunteers contributed to the conference’s overall success.

Board Chair Statement

I became acquainted with FINDINGbalance in 2008 and quickly learned of the dedication, zeal and passion behind the organization, Constance Rhodes. FINDINGbalance has at its helm a woman who is fervently committed to serving those caught in the bondage of eating disorders and body image issues and serving them with program excellence, as well as faithfully being anchored to Truth.

The Board has identified specific areas of growth and challenge in terms of outreach and fundraising as well as establishing the best staff team additions that will broaden the outreach of FINDINGbalance and allow Constance to creatively add to the offerings that serve our clients. Nothing that is undertaken at FINDINGbalance is without our main thrust of providing a path to freedom for the hurting with the authentic, substantive, Christ-centered message of hope.

It is an honor and privilege to serve as Board Chair for FINDINGbalance and I look forward to a rich season ahead.

Jennifer Amanda Walker, Licensed Professional Counselor

Chairman of the Board, FINDINGbalance, Inc.
CEO Statement
My first introduction to eating disorders was in 1980 when my mom was struggling with bulimia. I was only nine years old, but I was aware of the significant negative impact her disorder had on herself and our family. Unfortunately, her unhealthy relationship with food took over her life, and eventually played a role in her untimely death at the age of 50. While her story was an extreme one, many aren’t, including my own, which I documented in my first book, Life Inside the Thin Cage. But they still matter.

Studies have shown that eating issues can start simple and quickly escalate into something very serious. Anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any mental health disorder, and bulimia (and other eating disorders) can destroy bodies, finances, and relationships. But even if you’re just always on a diet – a normal thing to do in our culture – the amount of time, energy and money required to follow programs that don’t even work often leads to anxiety, depression and even obesity. Let’s face it: our children are growing up less healthy than ever - mind, body, and soul – and few of us are living the life God created us for. It may not show on the outside, but it’s killing us on the inside.
 
At FINDINGbalance, we’re creating tools to end this trend. Our curriculum, programs, support groups and conferences are designed to get below the surface into the heart of what really drives our issues with food. In a caring, loving environment we explore past wounds, broken relationships, and our lack of understanding when it comes who God created us to be. It’s a journey I’ve walked myself, and one I feel honored to now lead others on today.
Programs
Description

The FINDINGbalance website is the world's first and largest video-on-demand website for eating and body image issues.

 
Our Online Video Library houses over 700 clips featuring counselors, psychologists, doctors, nutritionists, and other knowledgeable advocates for the prevention and healing of disordered eating and body image dissatisfaction.
 
All videos are free to the public, and answer a broad variety of questions such as "How many calories do I need to be healthy?" "Is it bad for me to work out three hours a day?" "Should I take an anti-depressant for my eating disorder?" “Does God care about my anorexia?” and "How do I help my friend/wife/child who struggles?" Videos on self-injury, anxiety, insomnia, nutrition and other related topics are also included. 
 
Our “Ask our Panel” section allows visitors to submit their own questions, which are answered personally by professionals. More than 500 answers have been posted so far. 
 
 Program Budget: $12k for staff & technology
Budget 5,000 - 7,500
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Eating Disorders
Population Served Females, Adults, US& International
Short Term Success Similar to long-term success, we know our website is making a difference as more people are served, i.e. increased traffic and linkbacks from other sites and organizations.
Long term Success Our long-term success is measured by the proliferation FINDINGbalance as a trusted website, with high rankings on various search engines and traffic increasing at a continued rate over time.
Program Success Monitored By Internet traffic stats as measured by Google and other tools, reports indicating which sites are linking to FINDINGbalance, and direct client-communication via our online contact forms and social media presence.
Examples of Program Success Recently we heard from a graduate of an eating disorders treatment program who credits FINDINGbalance for pointing her toward the care she needed, and has now become a regular blogger for us. At least once a week we hear stories like this – people who have returned again and again to FINDINGbalance for hope, encouragement and practical tools. Sometimes they write us right away, other times they write us a few years after finding us. Always, they write with stories of hope and recovery, and thank us for being there when they didn’t know where to turn. It is incredible to think that work done via the internet can have such lasting impact, but stories like these continually remind our staff of the viability of what we do, and give us fuel to keep the flame burning.
Description

Hungry for Hope (HFH) is the premiere national Christian conference for disordered eating and body image issues. Previously hosted in Colorado Springs, the conference is now held in Franklin, TN, just south of downtown Nashville. Taking place over a weekend, (typically Thursday night through Saturday night), HFH is designed with tracks for community members and professionals alike. In partnership with Christian recovery centers programs such as Selah House, Timberline Knolls, Melrose Institute, and A Place of Hope and others, HFH offers sessions led by prominent counselors, psychologists, doctors, dieticians, and lay leaders equipped to educate attendees on various aspects of prevention and recovery. Session offerings include keynote sessions, creative arts, worship and processing groups. Now that the conference has moved to the Nashville area, we look forward to more collaboration with area non-profits, clinicians and community members impacted by eating and body image issues.

Budget 30000
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Eating Disorders
Population Served Adults, Females, Families
Short Term Success Short-term success is measured by the quality of the experience provided to those who attend, as well as goodwill/continued collaboration offered by clinical partners and sponsors.
Long term Success Long-term success will be measured by the following factors: 1) market recognition of the HFH brand as the premiere Christian conference for eating and body image issues, 2) full attendance at event(s) and 3) financial sustainability of the program.
Program Success Monitored By Evaluations are completed by attendees and cover both the conference as a whole, and each individual session. Those seeking CE credits are required to fill out these evaluations, and many community members fill them out as well. This direct communication from attendees helps us know we are hitting the mark of what they need, and gives us feedback about areas to improve/enhance.
Examples of Program Success We recently received a sizeable donation from a gentleman who had attended HFH a few years earlier. He wrote in an accompanying letter about the incredible source of hope he had found the conference to be. At the time, he was in a relationship with a woman who struggled with an eating disorder so he was there to try and find tools to share with her. He was surprised by how encouraging he found the conference to also be for him personally, and wrote with much gratefulness for our efforts there. Stories like his are common. Many who come to HFH return again, proving that what they experience there is something worth spending time and money on to experience again.
Description
Lasting Freedom is the first Christian online support program for eating disorders and body image issues. It features a weekly webinar training hosted by industry leaders, online support group moderated by trained facilitators, and private website for members to grow in community and support one another. It is designed to complement traditional counseling and treatment programs offered by other providers. Members are placed into "Freedom Teams," with the idea of being part of something larger than themselves, all pointed toward a common goal of health & freedom.
 
Freedom Team members:
  • Learn practical tools from experts
  • Engage with others pursuing freedom
  • Track progress with proven diagnositcs
  • Grow in their personal faith & recovery 
 
Example of Program Success:
  • 30% reduction in Anxiety
  • 21% decrease in Depression
  • 26% less unhealthy eating attitudes 
Program Budget: $28k-$32K annually for staff & technology
Budget 32000
Category
Population Served , ,
Description
Launched August 2014, the purpose of the CEDCN is to increase collaboration between faith-based providers while also creating a valuable resource for those seeking faith-based providers in their recovery journey.  This the first effort made to centralize access to Christian counselors, nutritionists, coaches, speakers, resources & treatment programs.  As the network grows, individuals will have a nation-wide comprehensive list of providers in their area who work on the issue from a faith basis.  Additionally, professional members of the CEDCN will have opportunities to connect, learn, and collaborate with each other to expand the reach of faith-based efforts in eating disorder and body image work around the world.
Budget 6000
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Eating Disorders
Population Served Females, Adults, US
Short Term Success
Based on the feedback we have received since the launch of the program, this has been a major need in the eating disorders treatment sector.  Response has been overwhelmingly positive both from the resource providers and those who are looking for those resources.
 
Long term Success
The long-term success of the program will not always be under the full purview of the program; knowing those seeking faith-based resources and those who provide them are able to connect will be the tip of the success of the program.  The larger successes will be felt by the individuals, families and communities who benefit from the client who is able to walk in success in their own recovery due to the connection made through CEDCN,  
 
Program Success Monitored By
Program Success Monitored by:
Number of Professional sign-ups
Number of referrals
 
Description This daily eDevo delivers "bite-sized truth" to inboxes FREE, five days a week. Of the current 1,600 subscribers, there is an open rate of 30-34%.  Subscribers frequently send responses of gratitude for this program, and we plan to release it in printed form in 2015.
Budget 15000
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Eating Disorders
Population Served Adults, Adolescents Only (13-19 years), US& International
Short Term Success The Daily Vitamin has open rates of 30-34% each day.  There is a consistent readership demonstrated by the consistent open rate; as well as their responses of gratitude.
Long term Success
Sometimes in our journey's we may not need the big pep talk or the speech to make major course corrections, it's the daily habits that can create the positive outcome one is looking for.  These quick read devotionals remind the reader of the larger truths and are words of encouragement and strength.  
 
Publishing of the Daily Vitamin in book form will put this information in the readers hands.
 
The long term success will be continued growth of the subscriber list as well as consistently high open rates. 
Program Success Monitored By

The success is monitored by reader comments.

Examples of Program Success

“Perfectly what I needed to hear… and remember… today. Thank you!" - Becky

"I swear this week especially ever DV I've read I thought "that was written just for me" to the point where I've been speechless and can only say "thank you Jesus." Thanks for taking time to write them- can't wait for a hard copy one day!” - Danielle
CEO Comments
Eating issues affect millions of women, but most of them think they're alone in the struggle. All of our programs are designed with those who struggle in mind. We intentionally create tools that will equip them with answers, and more often than not, direct them toward connecting with others to pursue a recovery path. Community is central to being healthy, so our tools generally push individuals from isolation (where addictions thrive) toward connecting with others in some sort of an organized fashion. It is this same philosophy that has been so effective with groups like Alcoholics Anonymous. What sets us apart are a) our specific focus on eating issues in particular, which have somewhat unique aspects to be considered, b) our Christ-centered platform, which is desirable for many seeking a faith-based approach to recovery, and c) our emphasis on creating user-friendly equipping tools which can be used on a local level.
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Jennifer Amanda Walker MA, LPC
Company Affiliation Counselor in Private Practice
Term Sept 2014 to Dec 2015
Email thefox@newcamp.com
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Mr. Marcus Costantino Glyn Erie Castle, Colorado Springs, COVoting
Mrs. Laura Leemaster LCSWWaterleaf LLCVoting
Mrs. Megan Osborne PhDShaped with Love MinistriesVoting
Mr. AJ Rhodes Capitol Christian Music GroupVoting
Ms. Jennifer Amanda Walker MA, LPCCounselor in Private PracticeVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Does the Board include Client Representation? No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Constituent Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Fiona Ng
Mrs. Tina Kunselman Perry NP
Mrs. Amy Schaller
Standing Committees
Executive
Additional Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Ann Capper RDCDN-Nutrition Advisor & Editor
Mr. Kyle Chowning President & CEO, ROOTS Academy
Mr. Bill Dallas Church Communication Network
Mr. Bruce Donadlson Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
Ms. Marian C. Eberly RN, MSW, LCSW, FAPA, PhD
Mr. Bruce McNicol TrueFaced
Ms. Heather Moreno MACity Council of Atascadero, CA
Ms. Eileen Stellefson-Myers MPH, RD, LDN, FADANutritionist, Author, Speaker
Mr. Travis Stewart LPCPrivate Practice
Mr. Dan Wagner Retired
CEO Comments

 

I am incredibly excited about the season we are in. After twelve years of operating FINDINGbalance, I am now seeing some key staff and board developments which are allowing this work to grow far beyond myself. More opportunities for collaboration are being explored, we are serving more people directly than ever before through our Lasting Freedom online support program and our annual Hungry for Hope conference, and we have added a key finance/development person to our staff which we’ve never had before. I am seeing strong character in each person we’ve added to our staff, volunteer and board teams, and an enthusiasm for digging in and getting things done. We have also grown financially, which is helping us move in the right direction toward some of the challenges/opportunities we face. At the same time, I am trying to be intentional about growing as a leader and a manager of people. I am accomplishing this growth through seeking the counsel of other leaders, and will join an intensive leadership mentoring program in 2015. We currently enjoy a culture of honesty and productivity as a team. We realize there is much to do but we are united in our belief that we are each called to this mission and that where God leads, he will provide.

 

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mrs. Constance Lynn Rhodes
Term Start Jan 2002
Email constance@findingbalance.com
Experience
Constance Rhodes founded FINDINGbalance in 2002. Her prior business experience at EMI Christian Music Group (1995 - 2000 in a variety of capacities, including sales, distribution, and as Marketing Director for Sparrow Label Group) served her well in starting and running Fb.
 
On the recovery side, Constance was first introduced, as young girl, to eating disorders by her mother's struggle with bulimia which continued into Constance's adult years.
 
Constance's own eating issues began during college in 1988, and continued for another ten years. Since much of her own battle fell outside the lines of "extreme" eating disorders, as she began to break free she recognized the need for resources directed to the millions who have eating issues but may not meet clinical criteria for eating disorders. Thus, FINDINGbalance was established to serve that purpose.
 
Constance is the author of two books, Life Inside the Thin Cage and The Art of Being, and is working on her third, The Hunger Healer. She has spoken to over a million people at colleges, churches, clinical conferences and via live satellite, television and radio broadcasts.
 
She has appeared on PBS and Focus on the Family, shared stages with noted Christian speakers including Kay Arthur, Priscilla Shirer, George Barna, Shannon Ethridge, and Dr. Walt Larimore, bringing the topic of eating issues “mainstream” to impact the three out of four women (and many men) who have issues with food or dieting but may or may not realize how their issues are impacting their life.
 
She has presented at professional conferences such as NAMI and AACC, and has contributed original music and spoken content to Tell Me What You See, a recording released by the non-profit Music for the Soul (www.musicforthesoul.org) to benefit those with eating disorders.
 
With more than thirty years' personal experience on the topic, Constance is regarded as a foremost lay expert on eating issues, with a unique ability to reach those who struggle.
 
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 3
Volunteers 15
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? Yes
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Under Development
Number of years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? No
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Under Development
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Under Development
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Best Site Design - Gold AwardeHealthcare Leadership Awards2007
Best Rich Media - Platinum AwardeHealthcare Leadership Awards2007
Rhodes - "Top 50 Activists, Artists and Innovators Changing Their World through Faith"Relevant Magazine2006
Top Rated Non-ProfitGreat Non-Profits2011
Top Rated Non-ProfitGreat Non-Profits2012
Top Rated NonprofitGreat Non-Profits2013
GLOO AwardTango Relationship Enrichment Collaborative2013
CEO Comments

Per the comments on the "Governance" section of this report, 2013 has been a year of reshaping and refining our process and strategy. In Nov. of 2013 we will have our first official Board Retreat in Nashville, during which we will map out a strategic plan for the next 12 months. We have excellent people helping us in the process and are excited about how this effort will help us focus time, energy and other resources toward fulfilling our mission in a revenue-generating way, so that the work can grow far beyond where it has been. We will post documents regarding this planning as they are finalized. We do know that a key management challenge we need to resolve is the establishment of a more reasonable salary for the CEO, in order to prepare for succession as needed down the road, in addition to more properly compensating this current position. Another key area of need is the addition of a key operations person who is skilled in areas of finance, human resources, and general business oversight. A third area we will be focusing on is how to make better use of the free resources available to us via strong volunteers who are seeking a way to contribute. All of these aspects will be considered and planned for in the development of the strategic plan.

 
 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2014
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2014
Projected Revenue $186,702.00
Projected Expenses $174,356.00
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$75,798$92,378$85,052
Administration Expense$26,061$1,629$28,737
Fundraising Expense$19,809$0$51
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.110.960.87
Program Expense/Total Expenses62%98%75%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue51%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$18,288$17,367$9,873
Current Assets$17,758$17,367$9,873
Long-Term Liabilities$25,071$37,482$26,342
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets($6,783)($20,115)($16,469)
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets137%216%267%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Revenue $90,037Program Service Revenue $50,106Program Service Revenue $58,618
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts & Grants $39,084Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $30,763Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $30,811
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSales of Inventory (Net) $5,879Sale of Inventory $9,537Sales of Inventory $9,149
IRS Letter of Exemption
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires June 2015
Organization Comments

As we are growing financially, our goal is to pay off all remaining debt by the close of 2014. This will require a strong fundraising season as well as continued levels of member and sponsor engagement. Our new Director of Development and Finance has also been tasked with pursuing grants, and has a goal of securing 5 grants or $50K by the end of 2015. This is new territory for us and I will personally be supporting her in that effort in any way I can. We are also taking an intentional look at how to better engage with current and previous donors, to increase donations from those who already believe in our cause. The next 12 months will be a critical time for focusing on these areas so that funds can be directed toward growth instead of maintenance.

GivingMatters.com Financial Comments
Financials taken from the 990EZ.
990EZ completed by Blankenship CPA Group, PLLC.
Expense breakdowns are approximate, as Form 990EZ does not provide these category breakdowns.
Comment provided by Beth Groves 10/7/14
Nonprofit FINDINGbalance, Inc.
Address PO Box 284
Franklin, TN 37065
Primary Phone (615) 599-6948
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Constance Lynn Rhodes
Board Chair Ms. Jennifer Amanda Walker MA, LPC
Board Chair Company Affiliation Counselor in Private Practice
Year of Incorporation 2002

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The dramatic achievements of public health in the 20th century have improved our quality of life in a myriad of ways, including an increase in life expectancy, worldwide reduction of infant and child mortality rates, and the elimination or reduction of many communicable diseases. In Middle Tennessee, improvements in preventive medicine and advanced medical technology have resulted in increased life expectancy and improved health for many residents. However, significant health disparities exist in our region, resulting in poor health status often related to economic status, race, and/or gender.

Tennessee Women's Health Report Card

"Women in Tennessee are in the middle of a health crisis. What are YOU going to do?" Dr. Stephaine Walker's call to action followed the launch of the TN Women's Health Report Card, which showed some clear areas of progress since the previous snapshot of women's health in our state, but also a number of areas in which there is still significant work to be done. While we are getting more mammograms and have significantly decreased our rates of breast and lung cancers, for example, cervical cancer rates have increased, and 42% of Tennessee's women have high blood pressure. Almost 1 in 5 of us smoked while we were pregnant, and 1 in 3 of us are obese. African American women experience striking disparities in rates of breast cancer, STD contraction, and infant mortality. The full 2013 report can be accessed through the link below. Read carefully, and decide what YOU are going to do to improve the health of women in Tennessee.

Gangs

In Tennessee, gang presence has been on the rise since the late 1980s and early 1990s, when gangs first made a concerted push into the state. Since 2011, police have identified at least 5,000 gang members in Davidson County, and gang-related crimes have increased by 25%. Meanwhile, cities with 50,000 or fewer inhabitants have seen gang-related crimes triple in frequency nationally since 2005.