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Susie Qs Kids Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2019, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  URL not available

  13116 IOWA DR
Warren MI 48088-3142



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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 files Form 990-EZ, as allowed by the IRS for charities with less than $200,000 annual revenue.


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. 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.

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.


Susie Qs Kids Inc. reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Revenue

  • Administrative Capacity

  • Grants Received

  • in kind donations


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

Donations to our organization declined significantly along with our fundraising potential. We were unable to qualify for thee PPP loan as we are a lean volunteer organization. Additionally, sick we work with children in hospitals, shelters and foster care, we refrained from potentially providing items touched by others thus limited any adverse exposure to the children we serve.


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

Since we were unable to have our annual fundraiser, we had limited funding available to purchase materials for the bags. With limited help, we created bags from the stock on hand, quarantined the boxes for a sufficient period of time to decrease the risk of exposure, then made appointments for delivery drop off.


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

We shifted our resources administratively to building our program obtaining coaches and mentors to work on grant-writing, marketing, financial, and compliance. We increased our efforts to build relationships with nonprofits, vendors, grantors, mentors, and the community thus setting the stage for growth success.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

We invested in a CRM Network for Good to be able to run memorial and celebration campaigns and to provide our donors with a safe platform for collecting donations safely and their personal data. We plan to expand on this platform utilizing it to bring in more revenue.


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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

Susie Qs Kids 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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...   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 Susie Qs Kids Inc. 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


We provide comfort bags to kids in need. Susie Q's Kids provides the comfort bags to other nonprofits for distribution to children and young adults in their programs in hospital/health situations, shelters, foster care and those grieving the loss of loved ones.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

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


Provide comfort to kids in need.


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: Research sensory items and provide children with sensory bags. These bags can comfort and help children who are autistic or where sensory items will calm and aid kids adapt to their settings.

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


Goal Two: Build relationships with nonprofits, individuals, corporate sponsors, and grantors to further our supply chain, funding, and ability to reach kids in need in our community.

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


Goal Three: Establish a location to house our inventory and ability to invite volunteers to work with us to create comfort and sensory bags for distribution.

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

We have invested time and commitment in the coaching and mentorship to improve our operations, financials, marketing, and strategic planning. Co.act Detroit, Tech Town, and Apparatus Cares Solutions - working on financials, budgeting and forecasting as well as strategic planning. Co.act Detroit, Community Resources Mentor for the Activate Fund program- working on financials, strategy, data metrics, and marketing program. UD Mercy Nonprofit Boost Program – Center of Social Entrepreneurship (CSE) - ten week program and ongoing mentorship to understand all aspects of nonprofit management and the importance of creating and maintaining relationships American Fundraising Professional (AFP) Mentorship Program - paired with seasoned professionals to develop and enhance fundraising initiatives Mentors - working on financial strength, legal compliance, and marketing initiatives.

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

  • Community Building

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

Susie Q's Kids partners with local charities to enhance their programs bringing awareness to their missions and providing comfort bags for distribution to kids in their programs. We participate in local organizations for training, seminars, and mentorships such as Co.act Detroit, Michigan Community Resources, UD Mercy, Data Driven Detroit and NEW (nonprofit enterprise at work). We spread awareness at community events like manning the children's tents at local suicide awareness walks for the AFSP- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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.


COVID impacted our volunteer opportunities, we utilized an approach to limit the exposure to our products placed in our comfort bags and then placed the completed bags in boxes and isolated them to ensure we limited the potential of any adverse impact on the children who received our bags.

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

88

out of 100

Susie Qs Kids Inc. 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: 83/100 (70% of beacon score)


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Culture & Community Report

88

of 100 points

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

83/100 points

70% of beacon score


This organization's score of 83 is a passing score. The organization reported that it is implementing 4 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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