Mission: Not Available

The Plus Me Project is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2014, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  URL not available

  2519 W AVENUE 30
Los Angeles CA 90065-2148



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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


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 because it does not e-file IRS Form 990


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 Form 990.
Charity Navigator does not currently have the data required from e-filed IRS Forms 990 for The Plus Me Project under the EIN: 46-3506663. 
This indicates that The Plus Me Project may still be filing paper Forms 990.


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

Unscored

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

No Data Available


Revenue and expense data is not available for this organization. This data is only available if this charity has at least one year of electronically-filed Form 990 data filed within the last six years.

Salary of Key Persons

No Data Available


Key Persons data is currently unavailable for this organization.

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.


The Plus Me Project reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Grants Received


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

Service revenue to our organization stopped for a few months when COVID-19 hit. We applied and received a PPP loan that kept our team employed.


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

Due to social distancing, we had to pivot all of our programs from in-person to a virtual environment. Our team had to adapt all of our curriculum to work through Zoom.


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

We began offering more virtual programs to youth at our partner sites and with new schools who reached out to us throughout the pandemic.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

We plan to continue to offer virtual programming in the future and will get back to offering in-person programming in Los Angeles.


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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

Not Currently Scored

The Plus Me Project 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.

Learn more about Impact & Results.


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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 The Plus Me Project 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


PLUS ME Project activates the art of personal storytelling to build confidence in youth as they pursue their college, career, and life goals.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

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


Where all communities are filled with courageous voices whose stories are heard, valued, and celebrated.


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: Define program expansion priorities and map out growth options to determine facilitate strategic, sustainable growth in program delivery and number of students served, to increase program revenue:

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


Goal Two: Develop organizational infrastructure to support increased capacity required for identified strategic growth

Goal Type: Invest in the capacity of our organization (financial, management, technical, etc.).


Goal Three: Increase and diversify fundraising revenue to achieve $1m operating budget within 3 years

Goal Type: Invest in the capacity of our organization (financial, management, technical, etc.).


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

Our team at PLUS ME is dedicated to investing in our team's leadership. Each of the members on our leadership team have executive coaches that support them with growing their personal leadership. We also brought our board and staff together for a year long Developing Development Program where we learned how to strengthen our culture of individual giving within our organization last year.

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

  • Thought Leadership

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

PLUS ME Project remains active on social media, offers community storytelling training to engage stakeholders, and partners with schools and organizations in the area to serve their students. We also present at conferences and our executive director has received multiple awards and recognitions over the years for his leadership.

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.


PLUS ME Project noticed an increase in demand for our programs from current and prospective partners. As experts in personal storytelling space, many saw the value that we brought to students throughout the pandemic as we helped them process through their experience and provide an outlet for them to self-reflect. Our team was dedicated to adapting to all of the changes the COVID brought and put ourselves in a better place coming out of the pandemic than we were entering it. We increased our revenue and lowered our overhead by adapting to the needs of our community and filling a gap that existed.

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

Not Currently Scored

The Plus Me Project is currently not eligible for a Culture & Community score because we have not received its Constituent Feedback or Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion data. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen and Equity Practices sections of their Candid profile.

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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Culture & Community Report

Unscored

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion


This organization has not provided information regarding the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices it is presently implementing. As such, the organization has not earned a score on this metric. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.


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

Not Scored


This organization reported that it is collecting feedback from the constituents and/or communities it serves. However, it did not respond to one or more survey questions, and therefore is not eligible for a score on this metric. (View our beacon 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.


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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