Mission: ANGELS AMONG US HELPS FAMILIES OF CHILDREN BATTLING CANCER BY ATTEMPTING TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF STRESS IN THEIR LIVES SO THAT THEY CAN FOCUS MORE OF THEIR ATTENTION ... (More)

Angels Among US is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2006, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  myangelsamongus.org

  3858 JONES ST STE A
Omaha NE 68105-1292



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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Overall Score

87

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.
This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 32% Finance & Accountability, 50% Impact & Results, 7% Leadership & Adaptability, and 10% Culture & Community


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...   Finance & Accountability


This score provides an assessment of a nonprofit's financial health (stability, efficiency and sustainability) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.


Finance & Accountability Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Angels Among US is a passing score

This V6 of the Finance & Accountability Score provides a baseline measure of an organization's health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from 2020, the latest year electronically filed and published by the IRS.



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Finance & Accountability Report

100

of 100 points

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

76.61%

Higher effect on score

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The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s). This measure reflects the percent of its total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver.


Program Expense Percentage

Amount of Credit Received

70% or higherFull Credit
60% - 69.9%Partial Credit
50% - 59.9%Zero Points for Program Expense Score
Below 50%Zero Points for Both Program Expense AND Liabilities to Assets Scores

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

12/12 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent (not salaried).


The presence of an independent governing body is strongly recommended by many industry professionals to allow for full deliberation and diversity of thinking on governance and other organizational matters.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Audit or Financial Review

Has Audit/Review

Higher effect on score


An Audit, Review, or Compilation provides important information about financial accountability and accuracy. Organizations are scored based on their Total Revenue Amount:

Total Revenue Amount

Expectation to Receive Credit

$1 million or higherExpected to complete an audit
$500,000 - $1 millionExpected to complete an audit, review, or compilation
Less than $500,000No expectation (removed from scoring methodology)

Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

0.11%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990). This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and/or long-term sustainability.

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

Amount of Credit Received

Less than 50%Full Credit
50% - 59.9%Partial Credit
60% or moreNo Credit

Source: IRS Form 990

Website

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency metric.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component.


Source: IRS Form 990

Conflict of Interest Policy

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a conflict of interest policy on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy protects the organization and by extension those it serves, when it is considering entering into a transaction that may benefit the private interest of an officer, director and/or key employee of the organization.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Meeting Minutes

Documented

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has this process in place as an accountability and transparency measure.


An official record of the events that take place during a board meeting ensures that a contemporaneous document exists for future reference.


Source: IRS Form 990

Document Retention and Destruction

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a document retention and destruction policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy establishes guidelines for the handling, backing up, archiving and destruction of documents. These guidelines foster good record keeping procedures that promote data integrity.


Source: IRS Form 990

Whistleblower Policy

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a whistleblower policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy outlines procedures for handling employee complaints, as well as a confidential way for employees to report financial or other types of mismanagement.


Source: IRS Form 990

Additional Information

Unscored

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are up to five of this organization's highest compensated employees. This compensation data includes salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts and is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. In some cases, these amounts may include compensation from related organizations. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting



SUSAN NELSON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

$90,885


JOHN GROSE, CHAIRMAN

$0


NICOLE SKINNER, VICE CHAIR

$0


RYNE BESSMER, SECRETARY

$0


JEREMY VOKT, VICE CHAIR/TREASURER

$0


Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2020

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activities:

Activity data not reported from the IRS


Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


Affiliation:

Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.


Angels Among US reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Staffing

  • Administrative Capacity

  • Grants Sent


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

Because we largely worked remotely during the pandemic, we had some difficulty meeting fundraiser goals and had to learn to work creatively at how we fundraised. All staff were remote so we met via zoom on important matters each week and did 1:1 meetings where appropriate. We were successful at getting some covid related grants to bridge the funding gap.


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

Most of our work was done through email, mail and text since we could not meet 1:1. We had to be selective in the emotional support programs to ensure that our clientele felt safe.


How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

Because we largely worked remotely during the pandemic, we had some difficulty meeting fundraiser goals and had to learn to work creatively at how we fundraised. All staff were remote so we met via zoom on important matters each week and did 1:1 meetings where appropriate.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

We will continue to meet virtually with families who need help who feel they do not want to meet in person. In addition, we are partnering with another nonprofit to provide financial coaching and navigation for families who need it who cannot meet in person but can work with professionals remotely.


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...   Impact & Results


This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


Impact & Results Score

75

out of 100

Angels Among US is cost-effective, earning a passing score.


Impact

$4,700 provides $3,800 in financial assistance to a patient in need.



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Impact & Results Report

75

of 100 points


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Rated Program

Rated Program


Program

Financial Assistance for Medical Conditions

Activities

The nonprofit provides financial assistance to patients with cancer.

Program Type

Financial Assistance for Patients with Medical Conditions

Beneficiaries Served

People with illnesses; People living in poverty; People with cancer

Program Geography

NE

Time Period of Data

1/1/18 to 12/31/18


Learn how we assess the impact of nonprofits

Outcomes and Cost

Outcomes: Changes in the lives of those served by a nonprofit. They can be caused by the nonprofit.

Costs: The money spent by a nonprofit and its partners and beneficiaries.

Impact: Outcome caused by a nonprofit relative to its cost.

Cost-effectiveness: A judgment as to whether the cost was a good use of resources to cause the outcome.


Outcome Metric

Increase in income for a patient with medical conditions


Outcome Data Source

Ratings are based on data the nonprofit itself collects on its work. We use the most recent year with sufficient data. Typically, this data allows us to calculate direct changes in participants' lives, such as increased income.


Outcome data collected during the program. The nonprofit publicly reports data on the dollar value of all financial assistance provided to patients, which we use to calculate the additional income received.


Method for Attributing Outcomes

We don't know if the observed changes were caused by the nonprofit's program or something else happening at the same time (e.g., a participant got a raise). To determine causation, we take the outcomes we observe and subtract an estimate of the outcomes that would have happened even without the program (i.e., counterfactual outcomes).


We estimate the dollar amount of financial assistance attributable to the nonprofit by comparing the financial assistance given by the nonprofit to the financial assistance that would have been provided in the absence of the nonprofit (the "counterfactual"). In this case, we estimate the counterfactual to be zero based on two assumptions. First, we assume there is functionally no upper limit to the amount of cash transfers that continue to be valuable to patients as they are far from reaching the point of diminishing marginal returns, such that aid provided by one nonprofit does not displace aid provided by another. Second, we assume that nonprofits work independently and do not coordinate the provision of aid to the same patient. As a result, all aid provided by the nonprofit to patients with medical conditions can be directly attributable to the nonprofit.


Cost Data Source

After estimating the program's outcomes, we need to determine how much it cost to achieve those outcomes. All monetary costs are counted, whether they are borne by a nonprofit service deliverer or by the nonprofit’s public and private partners.


Program cost data reported by the nonprofit. Partner and beneficiary costs reported by the nonprofit or estimated by Charity Navigator.


Cost Calculation

$438,406 program costs + $0 partner costs + $0 beneficiary costs = $438,406 total costs


Impact and Determination

We calculate impact, defined as the change in outcomes attributable to a program divided by the cost to achieve those outcomes.

Impact Calculation

$438,406 total costs / 361,153 of financial assistance provided = roughly $5000 provides $4000 in financial assistance to a patient in need.

Benchmark for Rating

Impact & Results scores of financial assistance to patients programs are based on income generated relative to cost. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they increase income for a recipient by more than $1.50 for every $1 spent and a score of 75 if income increases by more than $0.85 for every $1 spent. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the benchmark for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.

Determination

Cost-effective

Analysis Details


Analysis conducted in 2019 by ImpactMatters. An analyst searched the Form 990s, annual reports, audited financials and the website of the nonprofit to calculate impact and rate cost-effectiveness. A second analyst conducted quality control.

Additional Information

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Angels Among US reported its largest program on its FY 2020 Form 990 as:


$665,666

Spent in most recent FY

100%

Percent of program expenses


TO FINANCIALLY ASSIST FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN BATTLING CANCER.


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...   Leadership & Adaptability


This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.


Leadership & Adaptability Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Angels Among US is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.


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Leadership & Adaptability Report

100

of 100 points

Mission

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission


ANGELS AMONG US HELPS FAMILIES OF CHILDREN BATTLING CANCER BY ATTEMPTING TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF STRESS IN THEIR LIVES SO THAT THEY CAN FOCUS MORE OF THEIR ATTENTION ON THEIR CHILDREN. WE ATTEMPT TO ACCOMPLISH THIS BY NOT ONLY PROVIDING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, BUT BY ALSO FOSTERING A SENSE OF COMMUNITY AND PROVIDING NEEDED RESOURCES/INFORMATION FROM COMMUNITY PARTNERS AND THROUGH OUR NEWLY ESTABLISHED EMOTIONAL SUPPORT PROGRAMS.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.


ANGELS AMONG US SEEKS TO BECOME THE PLACE A FAMILY EXPERIENCEING A PEDIATRIC CANCER DIAGNOSIS COMES FOR FINANCIAL, EMOTIONAL AND OTHER SUPPORT DURING THEIR CANCER JOURNEY AND WE ASPIRE TO BE THERE FOR THEIR ENTIRE CANCER JOURNEY.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.


Goal One: To increase our support to families for as long as they need it.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Goal Two: Provide emotional support services that address the emotional toxicity often experiences by pediatric cancer famiiies.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Goal Three: Seek community partnerships to provide wrap around services that may be needed like food, clothing, and shelter.

Goal Type: New program(s) based on observed changes in needs among our constituencies/communities served.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

Our budget sets aside a specific amount for continued education for all staff from top leadership to part time staff. We want to ensure that our staff feels supported in their roles but also have the educational background to continue to do their jobs well and advance when interested. Our Director of Development completed a major gifts program last fall through the Indiana School of Philanthropy. Our advocacy coordinator and program coordinator are actively taking part in classes through the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands. Our accounting person is signing up for classes through Quickbooks to ensure our financial management systems are up to par.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.


This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Networks of Collective Impact Efforts

  • Thought Leadership

  • Raising Awareness

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

We actively seek community partners to provide things we cannot do alone like food, clothing and shelter. We utilized Board Source to do board training for new and current board members and worked with a certified trainer through Board Source in developing our last strategic plan. We have undergone equity and inclusion training through Mutual of Omaha and through OUT Nebraska.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.


Our staff was forced to work remotely from home during the pandemic. We had to manage our time and resources very carefully to ensure we could meet the financial needs we had planned for even though fundraising became very difficult. We worked to identify prospective stakeholders and worked together to create a way to accomplish our goals. An example would be that our annual gala was virtual but we delivered meals to our virtual participants and via zoom provided entertainment and the ability to see our work through video production and interesting stories. We were able to meet our original fundraising goal and had great participation in the program.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

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...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's culture and connectedness to the community it serves. Learn more about how and why we rate Culture & Community.


Culture & Community Score

99

out of 100

Angels Among US has earned a passing score. The organization provided data about how it listens to constituents (Constituent Feedback) and its Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) practices (see report below).

The Culture & Community Beacon is comprised of the following metrics:

  • Constituent Feedback: 100/100 (30% of beacon score)

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: 98/100 (70% of beacon score)


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Culture & Community Report

99

of 100 points

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

98/100 points

70% of beacon score


This organization's score of 98 is a passing score. The organization reported that it is implementing 10 diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.


View this organization's DEI Strategies


Methodology


We are utilizing data collected by Candid to document and assess the DEI practices implemented by the organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the Equity Strategies section of their Candid profiles to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Constituent Feedback

100/100 points

30% of beacon score


This organization reported that it is collecting feedback from the constituents and/or communities it serves. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective.


View this organization's Constituent Feedback Practices




Methodology


We've partnered with Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations can fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Analysis and Research


Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Below you can find more information about the metrics we currently evaluate in this beacon and their relevance to nonprofit performance.


Constituent Feedback


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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