Mission: WE ARE A NETWORK OF WOMEN EMPOWERED AS LEADERS TO CREATE SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY CHANGE.

Junior League of Phoenix Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1953, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  www.jlp.org

 2505 N CENTRAL AVE
Phoenix AZ 85004-1334



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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Overall Score

76

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.
This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 95% Finance & Accountability and 5% Culture & Community


Learn about the Encompass Rating System: Overview | FAQ | Release Notes

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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

75

out of 100

The score earned by Junior League of Phoenix Inc. is a passing score

This V4 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 published by the IRS.



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Finance & Accountability Report

75

of 100 points

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

58.89%

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
Below 50%Zero Points for Both Program Expense percentage AND Liabilities to Assets

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

10/10 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
$250,000 - $1 millionExpected to complete an audit, review, or compilation
Less than $250,000No expectation (removed from scoring methodology)

Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

0.24%

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 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



WENDY K BROOKS, PRESIDENT

$0


JENNIFER ELSER, PRESIDENT-ELECT

$0


ANNETTE TANORI, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

$0


LE KAYSONEPHETH, DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

$0


REBECCA MICHALOVE, 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:

Other cultural or historical activities (BMF activity code: 119)

Health clinic (BMF activity code: 154)

Fundraising (BMF activity code: 927)


Foundation Status:

Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2) (BMF foundation code: 16)


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.


Junior League of Phoenix Inc. reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Revenue


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

JLP's Rummage Sale had been held for 83 years prior to COVID-19. With the 84th year we were forced to cancel. While a "Spirit of Rummage" fundraising provided some funds, the total dollars were well below what they would have been in a normal year.


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

Since we are a large group of dedicated women with a desire to strengthen the community, COVID-19 presented challenges particularly in the worst part of the lock-down phase. As we all learned to use technology more, and the nonprofits we collaborate with begin opening their doors with safety protocols in place, we were able to continue having positive programming impact including reducing food insecurity and helping underserved families receive basic necessities--not to mention providing our JLP members with valuable hands-on training and educational experiences.


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

Recently, Junior League of Phoenix celebrated our 86th anniversary. Even though our organization has been around for a long time, our work is constantly being updated, newly refreshed and has never been more needed. The value of volunteers to our local community withstands the test of time. In order to provide the very best in community volunteer training, our operations around the effort needed to include advanced interactions and even training with Zoom services for our members to stay educated, inspired and engaged with our core work. While being in person is typically best, we made the best out of what a pandemic world offered us by being committed and creative on how we interacted with both JLP members as well as community partners and the general public.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

We will continue to look for ways to reach the most JLP and community members which will likely include electronic engagement, meeting over Zoom, using videos in many different ways to communicate and show our organization's positive impact throughout the year.


...   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

Junior League of Phoenix 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.

Learn more about Impact & Results.

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Junior League of Phoenix Inc. reported its two largest programs on its FY 2020 Form 990 as:


$301,599

Spent in most recent FY

94%

Percent of program expenses


JUNIOR LEAGUE MEMBERS HAVE SUPPORTED THE GREATER PHOENIX COMMUNITY BY VOLUNTEERING MORE THAN 100,000 HOURS IN SUPPORT OF AND AT NUMEROUS EVENTS, WHICH HAVE MADE AN IMPACT ON VARIOUS COMMUNITY ORGANIZA ... (More)


$16,408

Spent in most recent FY

5%

Percent of program expenses


THROUGH OUR SIGNATURE PROGRAMS, JLP CONTINUES TEACHING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES ABOUT NUTRITION AND EXERCISE THROUGH OUR KIDS IN THE KITCHEN PROGRAM. WE HELP SPREAD THE LOVE FOR SCIENCE TO CHILDREN THROU ... (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

100

out of 100

The score earned by Junior League of Phoenix 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


The Junior League of Phoenix, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

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


Women as catalysts for lasting community change.


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: Membership diversity, engagement, training and retention: targeted recruitment outreach for a min. 5 unique engagements in the community incl. community partners, faith orgs, & prof. associations.

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


Goal Two: Diversify fundraising streams: increase corp/grant donations; 100% yearly giving by board; community giving 10% or >; indiv. giving (including dues) to be 50% of budget

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


Goal Three: Enhance internal and external marketing efforts: increase brand awareness of JLP; use social media more frequently across all platforms; increase daily Facebook and email newsletter distribution.

Goal Type: This goal reflects our commitment to further our advocacy work for our organization and or cause area.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

Developing the Potential of Women & Training Community Volunteers is our primary organizational goal. Throughout the year, League members are offered training opportunities in many areas of non-profit management such as fundraising, volunteer management, budgeting as well as development skills such as communication, time management, leadership skills and more. In this COVID-19 era, our training has gone remote by necessity. However, virtual does not equate to less effective. In fact, we’re finding that we’re reaching even more members than ever before. Not only do they have the opportunity to learn on Zoom calls, but we are archiving sessions so that our members can access them at a time that’s convenient for them. Also, while we are not incurring training costs related to in-person sessions, we are investing those dollars in highly qualified experts from around the country. We are also going deeper with training topics such as Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, among others.

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

  • Community Building

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

JLP provides both funding as well as expertly trained volunteers in unique partnerships created with well-regarded local NPO's that are looking for an extra degree of community expertise and resources, including: 1) Harvest Compassion Center: More than a local food bank, it is a one-stop shopping experience where anyone living in Arizona can choose their most needed food, hygiene, baby, and clothing items free of charge. 2) St. Vincent de Paul: JLP helps fund & staff with volunteers at The Ivy Center for Family Wellness that provides wellness education for the whole family, including: a. taking families into the urban farm to teach them how to plant their own healthy food—including children in the process b. inviting families to the Ivy Center test kitchen where culturally competent registered dieticians show families how to prepare & buy high quality, low cost healthy foods c. Preparing & handing out fresh food boxes to families that attend the SVdP evening meal

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.


The Member Training Committee embraced the last year year with 100% virtual programming, including a four-part leadership training series JLP L.E.A.D., virtual In-Homes covering diversity and inclusion, fundraising, self-development, & community leadership training. One of the year’s favorite programs was Diverse Female Voices, a panel discussion co- sponsored by the Board’s DE&I Subcommittee, which examined important diversity, equity, and inclusion issues and provided book and watch lists for members to continue their education & discussion. • With 2020 being an election year, our Public Affairs Committee worked to help educate JLP members and the public, including two Voter Registration drives in partnership with Harvest Compassion Center. • The Community Leadership Outreach team hosted a JLP Mentorship program and 4 Fireside Chats, which taught members about expanding their community efforts outside of JLP. • Our provisional class this year was held 100% virtually for the first time ever. We have 65 graduating this year and 10 of them will be stepping up into leadership! The Board of Directors worked to advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of JLP and its mission. The Board spent much time considering the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and worked with a Task Force to develop policies throughout the year. They made a difficult decision to stay virtual, except for in-person volunteer shifts to help the community. The hardest decision was cancelling our 84th Annual Rummage Sale for the safety of our members & the community. We voted to: -Add a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion team with a Vice President and two new committees: DE&I Evaluation & DE&I Action -Add a new Digital Fundraising committee to continue our strategic goal of diversifying revenues. -Develop a plan for Electronic Voting, including updating Bylaws & Universal Policies and facilitating our first electronic vote over Zoom.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

...   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 Junior League of Phoenix 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.), Paper surveys, Community meetings or town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees


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 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 board, Other means


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

It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback


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

Note: The organization did not respond to this question.



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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