BIG BROTHERS AND BIG SISTERS OF DANE COUNTY INC

All youth achieve their full potential.

aka BBBS of Dane County   |   Madison, WI   |  bbbsmadison.org

Mission

Big Brothers Big Sisters creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Ruling year info

1975

CEO

Sandy Morales

Main address

2059 Atwood Ave #2

Madison, WI 53704 USA

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EIN

39-1077783

NTEE code info

Big Brothers, Big Sisters (O31)

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?

Community Based Mentoring

Community-based mentoring relationships involve one-on-one outings and activities, doing things the Big and Little enjoy together, like: Taking a walk in the park, going to museum, listening to music, or hanging out and talking.

Some Bigs meet their Littles on the weekends. Others get together with their Littles on weekday evenings. Each match is unique and develops a schedule that works for them.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

School Friends is a site-based mentoring program that takes place at the Little's school once per week usually during lunch or after school. Although it takes place at schools, our School Friends Mentoring program isn’t limited to the classroom. Of course, some Littles do talk with their Bigs about class, or do homework, or read together, but it’s perfectly fine to shoot hoops in the gym or play on the playground. At the end of the day, it's really all about starting a friendship, providing guidance and inspiring them to reach their potential.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Case management notes, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

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

    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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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BIG BROTHERS AND BIG SISTERS OF DANE COUNTY INC

Board of directors
as of 05/17/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Cedric Ellis

CUNA Mutual Group

Term: 2022 - 2023

Kenneth Albridge III

Michael Best

Enzo Ciarletta

Exact Sciences

Chris Eckstrom

Rock River Capital Partners, LLC

Jennifer Giemza

Wealthspire Advisors

Ashley Rodriguez

Carbon World Health

Ana Hooker

Exact Sciences

Rob Kane

Wipfli LLP

Bruce Rosen

Murphy Desmond S.C.

Mike Solt

Associated Bank

Kevin Torrence

Retired from GM Chevrolet Division

Tanika Apaloo

Wisconsin Historical Society

Kiah Calmese Walker

UW Health & UnityPoint Health - Meriter

Casey Liakos

Carex Consulting Group

Joseph McGonigle

NETGEAR Inc.

Lyn-Marie Pilgrim

Exact Sciences

Eric Quivers

Care Wisconsin

Dave Seiler

First Business Financial Services, Inc.

Bob Lang

WI Legislative Fiscal Bureau

Kari Grasee

American Family Insurance

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/17/2022

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

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/17/2022

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Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.