BEYOND THE WALLS INC

The life you change could be your own.

Mendham, NJ   |  www.beyond-the-walls.org

Mission

Beyond the Walls is dedicated to making substantial long-term impact in the lives of the poor and disadvantaged through focused opportunities in our community, our country and our world. We believe meaningful impact is achieved by focusing on the physical, relational and spiritual needs of those we serve. This holistic approach addresses a variety of needs: education, food, housing, medical care, micro-enterprise, job training, and mentoring. Additionally, Beyond the Walls exists to encourage, empower and inspire volunteers "to whom much is given" to be the agents of change in these under-resourced communities by connecting them to relational, hands-on service.

Ruling year info

2007

Executive Director

Betsy Ahl

Main address

PO Box 525

Mendham, NJ 07945 USA

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EIN

20-8601689

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Other Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C. (T99)

Other Housing, Shelter N.E.C. (L99)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Service Trips to Guatemala

Our teams travel to Guatemala City to work in the community surrounding the central garbage dump--the largest in Central America. Volunteers build houses for scavenger families, engage in relational, educational activities with children, and provide medical care.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Volunteers travel to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota to serve Native Americans living there. Activities include sports clinics, community-building, and home renovation and other needed construction.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Men, women and children living in extreme poverty in Guatemala, homeless families in Morris County, NJ, and homeless and addicted men in Morris County, NJ.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Consultation with partner organizations.,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Instead of providing meals cooked for homeless families by volunteers, we now focus on delivery of groceries and/or grocery story gift cards so families can choose the foods that best meet their needs.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our board, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Our goal is always to serve our beneficiaries in the most meaningful and effective ways.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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BEYOND THE WALLS INC

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr John Isemann

Mendham Hills Community Church

Term: 2007 -

John Isemann

Mendham Hills Community Church

Ronald Hadley

IEE

Reed Finley

Davis Selected Advisers

Daniel Riordan

UBS

Richard Brown

Day Pitney, LLP

Ruth Elise Burns

Veeva Systems

Rachel Thompson

Atlantic Health

Elizabeth Ahl

Retired

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/24/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/24/2021

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.