Mission: Autism specific programs - ages 18 and over - providing daily living skills pre-vocational training utilizing academics and various modes to teach communication skil ... (More)

Wisconsin Independent Learning College Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2013, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  www.wisconsinilc.org

 PO BOX 851
Waukesha WI 53187-0851



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Overall Score

Not Currently Scored

Encompass Scores are calculated from one or more Beacon Scores. Currently, we require either a Finance & Accountability Beacon, or an Impact & Results Beacon, to be eligible for an Encompass Score. See below to learn why this organization is not eligible.

  • This organization is ineligible for a Finance & Accountability score. Find out why.

  • This organization is ineligible for a Impact & Results score. Find out why.


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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

Not currently scored

This organization cannot be evaluated by our Encompass Rating methodology due to only having 2 years of electronically-filed IRS Form 990 data.


To ensure year-to-year consistency the Encompass Rating System’s Finance & Accountability beacon analyzes the three-year average of some data provided through the IRS 990.
Charity Navigator currently only has 2 years of consecutive e-filed Forms 990 from the IRS for Wisconsin Independent Learning College Inc. under the EIN: 45-4309128.
Before Charity Navigator can evaluate this organization, Wisconsin Independent Learning College Inc. will need to e-file for additional fiscal years.


Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated this organization.


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Additional Information

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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 include salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting



LINDA SUMWALT, PRESIDENT

$0


PAM JOY, VICE PRESIDENT

$0


ANN VOGEL, TREASURER

$0


KATHY WEIDENMAN, DIRECTOR

$0


TOD FRISKE, DIRECTOR

$0


Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2019

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:

School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii) (BMF foundation code: 11)


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.


Wisconsin Independent Learning College Inc. reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Revenue

  • Staffing

  • Grants Received

  • Balance Sheet


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

Donations/fundraising declined 65% for 2020. We applied for and received PPP funding both in April 2020 and Feb. 2021 for round 2. We applied for and received 1/10 grants. We applied for a $10,000 loan through EIDL which we began paying back in Sept of 2020. We shut down completely for over 10 weeks in 2020 and also started online student activities through Zoom Pro for 20% of our students 8/ 2020 to 4/2021. We provided remote staff development for three weeks using PPP funds prior to our students being able to return due to being closed to direct instruction because of Wisconsin State Mandates. In later fall 2020 we tried to hire additional staff but had great difficulty, whereas in previous years never had staff hiring issues.


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

Due to COvid 19 we were not able to hold our largest annual fundraiser in fall of 2020. We saw a huge reduction in grant funds because of increased organizations also applying. We were able to manage to change the date of our event for 2021 but now are in fear of having to either greatly reduce the number of guests or cancel due to the Delta Variant impact. We have Zoom Pro for live interactive meetings and instruction to our homebound autistic students aged 18-30 due to their health risks..


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

WILC adapted the operation by using PPP funds to help to fund and allow for staff to access remote work when possible. We also paid for extensive staff development in late spring of 2020 including technology training for teaching online, trauma and resilience counseling/training. We did a 50% in person opening with our autistic students who could return after us finding/procuring Covid 19 sanitation/masks/barriers/ cleaning service, and installing a replacement HVAC furnace and innovative UV Lighting Sanitation for all air returns.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

We will continue our First Responder Autism Training for Fire/Police/EMT virtually. In addition, we will provide virtual Zoom education for our autistic students if COVID restrictions prohibit them to attend in person. We have implemented a weekly professional cleaning service and other daily building and continuous HVAC- UV Sanitation Light System throughout the building. We have updated our health checkin for all students and will continue this procedure forward.


...   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

Not Currently Scored

Wisconsin Independent Learning College Inc. cannot currently be evaluated by our Encompass Rating Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.

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Additional Information

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Wisconsin Independent Learning College Inc. reported its largest program on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


$492,465

Spent in most recent FY

100%

Percent of program expenses


Autism specific programs - ages 18 and over - providing daily living skills pre-vocational training utilizing academics and various modes to teach communication skills. Approximately 13 students benef ... (More)


...   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

Not Currently Scored

Wisconsin Independent Learning College Inc. is currently not eligible for a Leadership & Adaptability score because we have not received its L&A survey responses.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that the organization has not yet submitted data for evaluation.


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...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's engagement with the constituents it serves, a practice we term Constituent Feedback. When organizations listen to constituents, they are able to better deliver on programs and meet the needs of stakeholders. A future version of this Beacon will also assess an organization's people operations and its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) metrics.


Culture & Community Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Wisconsin Independent Learning College Inc. is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of an organization's Culture and Community by measuring its Constituent Feedback practices (see report below). Constituent Feedback data provides 100% of the basis for the initial evaluation of the Culture & Community Beacon.


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Culture & Community Report

100

of 100 points

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Constituent Feedback

Constituent Feedback

Full Credit


This organization reported that it is collecting feedback.


Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:


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

Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Paper surveys, Case management notes, Community meetings or town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email


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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve


With whom does your organization share the feedback you got from the people you serve?

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


What challenges does your organization face in collecting feedback from the people you serve?

We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Briefly describe a recent change that your organization made in response to feedback from the people you serve.

Through our Vision Meeting we have every board and staff member complete a survey with details about students, facility, programs, staffing, etc and incorporated feedback to make decisions about our vision of the future. We also sent out a survey following our annual Gala Fundraiser for feedback to make decisions about future endeavors. We also ask staff to give input into what materials, curriculum, scheduling, evaluations and other important decisions that affect all students, programs, families, staff, and the vision and answers for the future of WILC as an autism specific educational organization. We created Coworker 360 evaluation input in 2020-2021. https://www.jsonline.com/story/life/wisconsin-family/2018/12/28/waukesha-college-helps-families-kids-severe-autism/2216504002/



Methodology


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. We've partnered with GuideStar by 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.


Charity Navigator awards full credit for this Beacon to every nonprofit that is eligible for an Encompass Rating that completes the survey, in recognition of their willingness to publicly share this information with the nonprofit and philanthropic communities. This data is not evaluated for quality at this time. Validation will be added in future iterations of this Beacon.

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. Our partnership with Feedback Labs and Guidestar by Candid, and other partners including Fund for Shared Insight, GlobalGiving, and Keystone Accountability, enables us to launch the first version of this beacon with Constituent Feedback information collected on Candid's site.


Feedback practices have been shown to support better Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion outcomes, an essential area of assessment that we intend to further expand and develop in the future. Feedback Labs has documented several studies which indicate that beyond achieving organizational goals, nonprofits that are attentive and responsive to concerns and ideas raised by beneficiaries establish stronger relationships with the people they serve, promote greater equity, and empower constituents in ways that can help to ensure better long-term outcomes. You can find resources to help nonprofits improve their feedback practices here.

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