Human Services

More Than Wheels (formerly Bonnie CLAC)

  • Keene, NH
  • www.morethanwheels.org

Mission Statement

More Than Wheels addresses the economic issues of income opportunity and unemployment through transportation solutions. Important to this transformation is a philosophy that good financial decision making and good health require personal responsibility. MTW services stress the importance of changing personal behaviors whether they are related to economic well being or healthy living. The mission of MTW is to change the financial behavior of struggling individuals and families where transportation will make a long lasting impact to their overall economic self-sufficiency and contribute to improved health and well being and community sustainability.

Main Programs

  1. More Than Wheels
Service Areas

Self-reported

New Hampshire

We have the capacity to provide services to Mass, NH, ME and VT.

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer since 2008

Self-reported

Ms. Terri Steingrebe

Keywords

Self-reported

transportation cars loans car automobile loan workforce development financial literacy budget counseling fuel efficient efficiency

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EIN

02-0528886

 Number

0196932235

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Financial Counseling, Money Management (P51)

Employment, Job Related N.E.C. (J99)

Economic Development (S30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Key Goals:Expand services through geographic and programmatic partners, industry focused employers, and local government building a multi-level network that will sustain a level of client volumes with a less direct More Than Wheels effort in established geographiesCombine behavioral change techniques and technology to create a unique client experience that improves client success rates and can be scaled effectively Drive down the cost per client served over the next three years by at least 40% Build a stronger and more diverse Board of DirectorsEstablish an individual giving program and an additional earned revenue streams

Programs

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Program 1

More Than Wheels

Our services include a loan guarantee to assure a low interest rate for our clients (~6.4%), a Financial Literacy Education Program, budget counseling and education, the provision of temporary transportation, car-purchase counseling and education, credit rebuilding assistance, and negotiation with lenders, insurance agents and car dealerships.

Category

Human Services, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Budget

$1,100,000

Service Areas

Self-reported

New Hampshire

We have the capacity to provide services to Mass, NH, ME and VT.

Funding Needs

Contributions;Grants and Vehicles.

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MORE THAN WHEELS INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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More Than Wheels (formerly Bonnie CLAC)

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Terri Steingrebe

BIO

More Than Wheels is led by CEO Terri Steingrebe who was hired to assume the leadership role from More Than Wheels founder Robert Chambers in 2008. She has held a number of executive leadership roles at Digital Equipment Corporation and Avid Technology, as well as executive roles as COO and CFO in two start-up organizations. Her most recent role was as VP of Worldwide Finance and Sales Operations for Avid Technology with P&L responsibility for a $220M sales and services organization in North America, Europe and Asia. She is a graduate of Penn State University, and serves on the Board of Directors of the New London Playhouse, the nations' oldest summer stock theater.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"More Than Wheels couples the need for reliable transportation with a set of transformative services designed to produce long term family stability and self-sufficiency. Using behavior change techniques, and providing financial education, credit repair services, and ""practice"" making an on time car loan payment, More Than Wheels works with low to moderate income individuals and families to obtain a new or slightly used but certified car through a set of car dealer and bank and credit union partners. More Than Wheels helps clients to select a car that fits into their budget and will have value after the loans repaid, ending a cycle of poor financial decisions made even worse by poor car choices. MTW partially guarantees its loans - based on program confidence and history of client success. More Than Wheels provides ongoing support and advocacy for the life of the loan (generally 66 months), monitors credit scores annually, and provides additional counseling or education as needed to achieve long term success. More Than Wheels is both a stand-alone program that builds consumer self sufficiency as well as a service delivery system that can be integrated, actually embedded, into existing nonprofit organizations already serving vulnerable populations. These nonprofits focused on asset building, education, and health and social service delivery typically do not have a strategy to address serious transportation problems, problems that can actually derail their clients and their own employees from achieving self sufficiency and health and well-being. To enhance these nonprofit programs, leverage existing philanthropic investment, and reduce the overall cost of the service, More Than Wheels provides a joint program solution to address client and employee need for reliable transportation. In collaboration with the ""host"" nonprofit, More Than Wheels delivers its services using internet/video technology. More Than Wheels customizes its services to fit the local nonprofitculture, integrating the service into existing nonprofit programs, andbroadening access to our services resulting in the serving a greater number of people in the community."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. David Reeves

Retired

Term: Jan 2012 - Dec 2013

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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