FINDINGbalance, Inc.
PO Box 284
Franklin TN 37065

Mission Statement

Our mission is to be a Christ-centered community dedicated to providing DAILY help to those seeking balance with food, weight and wellness.

CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Constance Lynn Rhodes
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
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
Projected Expenses $129,566.00
Projected Annual Revenue $138,410.00 (2016)

Our mission is to be a Christ-centered community dedicated to providing DAILY help to those seeking balance with food, weight and wellness.


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 their loved one's) struggle, find hope and encouragement to take the next step toward freedom. We can also point them toward our new and growing Christian eating disorder professional network at As a “stop gap” we provide an online support program called "Lasting Freedom" which can complement other forms of counseling/treatment, and also provides "continuing care" following other treatment elements (or for those who don't need treatment). Our Hungry for Hope semi-annual 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.


 1. Hosted 8th Annual "Hungry for Hope" eating disorders conference at The Factory in Franklin, TN. 149 attendees including 54 clinicians and 95 general attendees. This event featured 24 artists and speakers and was our strongest event yet from a quality-of-program standpoint. 
2. Launched first "CEDCN" Clinical track event at Hungry for Hope. The new "Christian Eating Disorders Collaborative Network" is a key program for us because it connects Christian professionals with like-minded colleagues, and gives us the opportunity to strengthen their excellence in practice, while also promoting their practices through our new CEDCN website (  
3. Presented at Saddleback's 2nd "Gathering on Mental Health and the Church" - an event that drew about 3,000 people in Lake Forest, CA. We were the only representative speaking on the topic of eating disorders at this event.
4. Updated and streamlined elements of our Lasting Freedom Online Support Program, including a new branding/visual presence, new website designed to increase conversion rates for new memberships (, establishment of a new "Videogram" element which ensures all members have what they need each Friday preceding the next week's group meetings, updating language to be more fun and joyful (increasing positive outlook among members) and switching to a pre-recorded rather than live format, which significantly increased efficiency and quality of webinars and webinar delivery.
5. Began conversations with key counseling networks (Meier Clinics, Focus on the Family, the Lighthouse Network) about how to partner together to increase number of members in the Christian Eating Disorders Collaborative Network. Also exhibited at AACC and Saddleback where we signed up several new members and spread the word about the network. 
1. Reduce operating debt to zero by mid-2016. This will be accomplished by A) taking a year off from hosting our Hungry for Hope conference, which has yet to demonstrate a profit, B) focusing on shoring up infrastructure and technology to streamline efficiency, and C) increasing program service revenue by increasing membership in both Lasting Freedom and the CEDCN.
2. Increase members and leaders for Lasting Freedom online support program. This program has the ability to scale much larger this year.
3. Increase members in the CEDCN. Direct outreach (telephone, email) as well as appearances at counseling and ED conferences, along with strategic partnerships with other organizations will help us grow this, with a goal of 100 new members in 2016.
4. Secure four hosts for a "More Than a Number" traveling tour in 2017. This one-day event for girls and women will help them know their value, find balance with food, and be empowered to make a difference in their communities. It will also feature a CEDCN clinical workshop the evening before in each city. Goal attendance is 800-1200 attendees per city. 

1. At this time we are projecting to pay off all debt in 2016 with a goal to become self-sustaining without need for corporate sponsorships to cover basic operating costs. To meet this budget we will need to continue having strong direct support from individual donors, while at the same time increasing our program memberships.

2. Once we pay off all debt, we will take on the project of publishing our "Daily Vitamin" in printed form. Estimated cost for this is $5,000 - $7,500. (Not added to budget yet as it is dependent on debt payoff)
3. Strategic Business Counsel. We are excited to be going into 2016 with a pretty clear plan of what projects we will be doing and the budgets for those projects. It would be a gift to have a seasoned marketing/business person speak into some of these plans to ensure we are making the right moves. The ideal candidate for this would be someone with experience with digital assets, events and programs.
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Donations may also be made by mail to FINDINGbalance, PO Box 284, Franklin, TN  37065 or by calling Samantha in our office at (615) 599-6948 x.701.
If you are interested in volunteering with FINDINGbalance, please send an email including cover letter and resume to Volunteer opportunities include online marketing, video production, and helping staff our annual Hungry for Hope conference which takes place in Nashville on a semi-annual basis.
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

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. 

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.

Lasting Freedom is the first Christian online support program for eating disorders and body image issues. It runs in 8-week cycles, with shorter "relaxed" cycles during the summer. Members watch a weekly webinar featuring inspiring guest authors, counselors and speakers, they attend a weekly online "freedom team" support group moderated by trained facilitators, and interact with other in a private online community website. At the end of each cycle they participate in a "one-on-one" with the Director of Member Services to discuss progress and set individualized goals for the next cycle.

Not a replacement for one-on-one counseling or treatment, Lasting Freedom is designed to complement traditional counseling and treatment programs offered by other providers, and/or to continue an individual's personal growth even if they are not currently in a counseling relationship.
Members are required to attend regularly scheduled meetings in order to remain active in the community. They also complete assessments at the beginning and end of each cycle to determine their progress in areas of Anxiety, Depression, General Health, and Eating Attitudes. This information is compiled for them at the end of each cycle in the form of a "Freedom Tracker", a two-page document including their progress notes and personal encouragement and challenges from their facilitator.
Lasting Freedom Members...


  • Learn practical tools from experts
  • Set "SMART" goals for their recovery
  • Engage with others pursuing freedom
  • Track progress with proven diagnostics
  • Grow in their personal faith & recovery
  • Generally return for more than one cycle
Average Member Progress After 8 Weeks:


  • 15% reduction in Anxiety
  • 23% decrease in Depression
  • 25% less unhealthy eating attitudes
  • 90% feel more hope for freedom
  • 67% in a better place w/ eating issues
  • 83% more connected w/ others
  • 80% make better decisions more often
  • 70% are growing in their faith
  • 92% say they're learning new things


Budget 24000
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Eating Disorders
Population Served Females, Adults, US& International
Short Term Success Solid, healthy groups continuing to be facilitated by quality individuals and demonstrating continued (and increased) member health and satisfaction.
Long term Success Our long-term success is measured by steadily increasing membership combined with consistent (or better) progress scores as what we see today.
Program Success Monitored By Meeting member growth benchmarks (currently set at an average growth of four new groups - 28 new member sessions - by the end of 2016); Continued positive reports on standardized assessments completed by all members (see stats above).
Examples of Program Success
Average Member Progress After 8 Weeks:
  • 15% reduction in Anxiety
  • 23% decrease in Depression
  • 25% less unhealthy eating attitudes
  • 90% feel more hope for freedom
  • 67% in a better place w/ eating issues
  • 83% more connected w/ others
  • 80% make better decisions more often
  • 70% are growing in their faith
  • 92% say they're learning new things

The FINDINGbalance website ( is the world's largest online resource for eating and body image issues.


Our Online Video Library houses over 600 videos 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.
We also have an "evergreen" library of articles written by a Registered Dietitian which provide evidence-based truth to help people find balance with food, exercise and their bodies, including our "The Truth About..." series, which gives objective views of dietary questions about gluten, how much water to drink, carbs, sugar, and other topics. 
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.
Finally, our "Recommended Books" section makes it easy for people to find balanced reading material on issues of eating disorders, diets, body image and other related topics. 
Budget 15000
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Eating Disorders
Population Served Adults, Females, Families
Short Term Success Same as long-term success.
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. Another long-term success measure will be to see that revenue processed through the site in the form of merchandise sales and donations will far exceed operational costs associated with maintaining it. Finally, long-term success will be measured by the conversion rate of visitors who sign up for Lasting Freedom, the CEDCN (through portal), the Daily Vitamin, and events.
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.
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.
Key Elements:
  • - world's first Christian referral website for eating disorders professionals.
  • Private networking site for members to share prayer requests, job postings, case studies and more. 
Budget 15588
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 2,000 subscribers, there is an open rate of 30-31% - high according to industry standards.  Subscribers frequently send responses of gratitude for this program, and we plan to release it in printed form soon.
Budget 4000
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
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 such as Selah House, Timberline Knolls, InterAct Counseling and others, HFH offers sessions led by prominent counselors, psychologists, doctors, dietitians, 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 is firmly established in the Nashville area, we look forward to more collaboration with area non-profits, clinicians and community members impacted by eating and body image issues.
* NOTE: This event has been annual, but in 2015 we decided that we will take a temporary hiatus from this program in 2016 so that funds and human resources can be redirected toward the first two programs on this list, as per our notes about future goals for shoring up revenue generation and infrastructure. 
Budget 40000
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Eating Disorders
Population Served Females, Adults, US& International
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.

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 Jan 2017
Board Members
Mrs. Karen Amos Voting
Lee Blum The Emily ProgramVoting
Mr. Sam Lample MA, LPC, CEDSThrive Counseling ServicesVoting
Mrs. Laura Leemaster LCSWWaterleaf LLCVoting
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 4
Unspecified 0
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 6
Standing Committees
Additional Board Members
Ms. Ann Capper RDCDN-Nutrition Advisor & Editor
Mr. Kyle Chowning President & CEO, ROOTS Academy
Mr. Bill Dallas Church Communication Network
Mr. Bruce Donaldson Esq.Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
Mr. Bruce McNicol TrueFaced
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 next 12-18 months here at FINDINGbalance. Earlier in 2015 our board made a determination to step back from the busy-ness of all the programs we were running to evaluate the health of our organization from the core (staff) on out to those we serve.


We were not too surprised to discover that while we were serving a lot of people in some really great ways, the internal stress of the amount of programs we were running was not allowing our core team to operate in a state of wellness. Nor was it allowing time to develop better revenue generation so we could become more self-sustaining.

With these things in mind, we felt it was important to shift decision-making priorities from being outside-in (i.e. where what constituents want/need supersedes what the team/org needs) to inside-out (i.e. where we serve our constituents from a position of the overflow of internal wellness).

In practical terms, it meant pausing or ending certain programs which were good but not great, so that resources could be better focused on those programs that are both impactful to those we serve and sustainable financially and staff-wise.

By fall of 2015 we are already experiencing emotional and financial relief due to this new decision-making method, and we anticipate that in 2016 we will be able to shore up key infrastructure and grow our key programs while also obliterating old debt by operating in a proactive rather than reactive manner on every front.

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mrs. Constance Lynn Rhodes
Term Start Jan 2002
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 ( 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.
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 3
Volunteers 15
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 50%
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? Under Development
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
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 Non-profitGreat Non-Profits2013
GLOO AwardTango Relationship Enrichment Collaborative2013
Top Rated Non-profitGreat Nonprofits2014
Advocacy Award - Constance RhodesKirsten Haglund Foundation2015
Top-Rated NonprofitGreat Non-Profits2015
Senior Staff
Title Director, Member Services
CEO Comments

Right now we are at good staffing levels for the focus of 2016. We will be intentional about utilizing more of the new technologies designed to increase productivity and automation, including Neon CRM, Quickbooks Online, and some other tools that can now work together using integrative tools. The only areas we need to grow in 2016 will be our board (by two members, ideally) and the number of volunteer facilitators for our Lasting Freedom online support program, commensurate with the number of new members (one needed for every additional 7 members). With the development of the CEDCN we are already finding a stream of potential candidates from among professionals already interested/experienced in this field.

Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2016
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2016
Projected Revenue $138,410.00
Projected Expenses $129,566.00
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$121,502$194,521$75,798
Administration Expense$51,340$0$26,061
Fundraising Expense$0$0$19,809
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.050.931.11
Program Expense/Total Expenses74%100%62%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%51%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$17,690$27,647$18,288
Current Assets$17,690$27,647$17,758
Long-Term Liabilities$4,561$7,089$25,071
Current Liabilities$24,935$40,611$0
Total Net Assets($11,806)($20,053)($6,783)
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.710.68--
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets26%26%137%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts and Grants $112,114Program Revenue $114,484Program Service Revenue $90,037
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Revenue $60,728Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $65,972Contributions, Gifts & Grants $39,084
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Sales of Inventory (Net) $5,879
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 2017
Organizational Budgets and Other Documents
FINDINGbalance Projected Budget2016
constance rhodes (ceo) cv2011
Organization Comments As mentioned in previous areas of this profile, we have spent the past 13 years growing programs at a rate that was impressive but in retrospect faster than what was healthy for the org. We are now pressing "pause" on several programs, focusing on the ones with the most impact (and sustainability) and shoring up our infrastructure to allow technology to help increase efficiency in program delivery. Because of this, we are projecting a decrease in spending for 2016, while at the same time projecting to pay off all debt. This will allow us to enter 2017 debt-free and well on our way to being self-sustaining, so that contributions can go toward project-specific initiatives rather than requiring them for our core operating budget. Financial Comments
Financials taken from the 990EZ.
990EZ completed by Larry C. Howlett, CPA PLLC.
Comment provided by Kathryn Bennett 9/26/16.
Nonprofit FINDINGbalance, Inc.
Address PO Box 284
Franklin, TN 37065
Primary Phone (615) 599-6948 703
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.

Youth Violence

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.