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Grassroots.org, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/17/2014: Grassroots.org, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: GRASSROOTS ORG INC

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AKA  Grassroots.org
Salt Lake City, UT
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Grassroots.org, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/17/2014: Grassroots.org, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: GRASSROOTS ORG INC

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Also Known As: Grassroots.org
Physical Address: Salt Lake City, UT 84115 
EIN: 32-0045865
Web URL: www.grassroots.org 
Blog URL: www.grassroots.org/blog 
NTEE Category: W Public, Society Benefit
W99 Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C.
R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
R02 Management & Technical Assistance
T Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking
T50 Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General)
Ruling Year: 2003 
How This Organization Is Funded: Make Change Trust - The Community Foundation National Capital Region


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Mission Statement

We help charitable organizations succeed by providing them with $10K dollars' worth of free technology tools and services in order to accelerate their efforts and expand their reach. Our online community connects nonprofit leaders to volunteers, interns, universities and nonprofit leaders to collaborate and share resources.

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $268,000
Total Expenses $268,000

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

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Leadership (GuideStar Exchange,
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Mr Raymond J Henderson

Term:

Since Jan 2012

Profile:

I have 20 years experience in business and management, strategic planning, business and marketing, facilitative training, community building and fund development. I have fifteen years experience taking various products and services into regional and national markets in the entertainment, skincare and telecommunications industry. Over the last eleven years I have gained particular experience in organizing and developing a 501c-3 non-profit organization from the ground up and growing our organization from two to fourteen staff members. My responsibilities included overseeing the entire organizations programs, fund development (grants totaling over $10 million dollars), fiscal and statistical reporting, organizational management, staff training, public relations, community building, donor cultivation and developing special events.

Leadership Statement:

I love it when nonprofit organizations begin to understand the power of the internet, social media and technology!   When I see them begin to utilize these tools in serving their clients and community, it is so rewarding for our entire organization to watch them become more effective.

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Programs

Program: Free Technology Tools and Resources (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$215,000
Category:
Organizational Development & Training
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Adults
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program Description:

We strive to help charitable organizations use the internet to deliver clear and objective information that is usable by everyday global citizens, with extra emphasis on issues facing the United States. Our social action websites are designed to encourage individuals to get involved in their communities and to provide them with the information they need to make a difference. We focus on everyday citizens by offering free action oriented information on our sites, via our forums - and thorough our social action email addresses, blogs, and other technologies. We provide individuals with ways to express themselves, learn, share, and to volunteer on important projects. We focus on nonprofits by offering free services including our one of a kind Grassroots Toolbox full of free valuable web based services ? plus full-featured web hosting, free domain registration, free website design, mentoring services, consulting and more.

Program Long-Term Success:

Our long term success is measured by the number of qualified nonprofits who join Grassroots.org, the number of technology tools members are using and the total savings to nonprofits realized annually.

Program Short-Term Success:

Our short term success is measured by the number of new nonprofit members are joining and the monthly adoption of technology to accelerate their charitable efforts.

Program Success Monitored by:

Our full time staff and development team monitor the weekly membership and technology conversions

Program Success Examples:

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Budget:
$50,000
Category:
Volunteer Programs
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Adults
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program Description:

Volunteers throughout the USA donate their expertise and time to help nonprofit's with web design, graphic design and business consultation.

Program Long-Term Success:

Our long term success is measured by the cumulative number of volunteer hours donated to help our nonprofit members on an annual basis. Our main goal is to help nonprofits realize a real savings through volunteerism and to reallocate the savings from our volunteers to help more individuals in their community. Secondary, is our hope that those who volunteer their time and talent will feel the reward of giving back to a charity and community they care about.

Program Short-Term Success:

Our short term success is measured by the number of nonprofit projects that are matched successfully with volunteers who can work on the tasks needed to complete the projects.

Program Success Monitored by:

Our full time staff monitors the staff through our cloud based community and database.

Program Success Examples:

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Program: Project Interns (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$50,000
Category:
Volunteer Training & Placement
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Adults
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

We match volunteer interns with nonprofit organizations that need assistance and are willing to take on new interns.

Program Long-Term Success:

Our long term success is measured by the total number of successful intern placements each year and the savings realized by the nonprofit organizations using interns.

Program Short-Term Success:

Our short term success measured by the number organizations using interns and the number of hours served by interns.

Program Success Monitored by:

Our full time staff monitors the program using our cloud based community and database system.

Program Success Examples:

Please see our website for examples and case studies regarding interns.
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Changing the world into a better place, one nonprofit organization and community at a time is our goal.  Helping nonprofit organizations to leverage the latest technology to become more effective and efficient in serving their community is our program.  Tracking the real time progress and impact of our efforts in helping nonprofits succeed is our aim.
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