Human Services

MakingChange, Inc.

  • Columbia, MD
  • www.makingchangecenter.org

Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower individuals and families to achieve financial stability.

Main Programs

  1. Financial Wellness
Service Areas

Self-reported

Maryland

Our group seminars, individual financial education programs and free tax preparation services are offered in central Maryland.

ruling year

1992

Executive Director since 2012

Self-reported

Michael Couch

Keywords

Self-reported

Financial education, financial coaching, financial literacy, financial stability, self-sufficiency skills, money management education

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EIN

52-1755086

 Number

4527812876

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Financial Counseling, Money Management (P51)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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At makingCHANGE we continue to grow the number of individuals we reach with our financial education programs.  We have served over 5,000 users with our makingCHANGE online program and we reach approximately 800 teens and adults each year through our seminars.  In 2010 we developed new partnerships and launched our family-centered financial education service.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Financial Wellness

The MakingChange programs include financial education seminars, personal financial coaching and free tax preparation. All programs focus both on empowering people with the information they need to achieve economic independence AND fostering behavioral changes to ensure that self-sufficiency can be achieved.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Adults

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$185,000

Service Areas

Self-reported

Maryland

Our group seminars, individual financial education programs and free tax preparation services are offered in central Maryland.

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Financials

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Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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MakingChange, Inc.

Leadership

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Executive Director

Michael Couch

BIO

Mike held various corporate finance positions before moving to the personal financial planning industry where he earned his Certified Financial Planner designation. He joined MakingChange in 2012 after working with two local comprehensive wealth management firms. Mike is responsible for MakingChange's strategic direction, business development and fundraising.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Tom Burtzlaff

CMIT Solutions of Columbia

Term: July 2015 - June 2017

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?