Mission: PREVENT SEXUAL TRAUMA AND PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE, COLLABORATIVE CRISIS INTERVENTION, ADVOCACY, AND SUPPORT TO VICTIMS/SURVIVORS, THEIR FAMILIES, AND OUR COMMUNITIES

Standing Together Against Rape Inc. - S T A R is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1979, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  www.starak.com

  1057 W FIREWEED LN STE 230
Anchorage AK 99503-1760


 Important note on the timeliness of ratings

The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Finance & Accountability score for Standing Together Against Rape Inc. - S T A R is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.


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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Overall Score

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.
This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 85% Finance & Accountability, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, and 5% 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 Standing Together Against Rape Inc. - S T A R 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

77.31%

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

11/11 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

Audited

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

25.42%

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



KEELEY OLSON, EXECUTIVE DI

$95,400


GEORGE VAKALIS, CHAIR

$0


SHALON HARRINGTON, VICE CHAIR

$0


TANYA IDEN, SECRETARY

$0


AUDREY LANCE, 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:

Crime prevention (BMF activity code: 406)

Other instruction and training (BMF activity code: 149)


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.


Standing Together Against Rape Inc. - S T A R reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Revenue

  • Staffing


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

STAR was forced to close due to "hunker down" orders within the Municipality of Anchorage. We were unable to hold fundraising events as usual and had revenue reduction of greater than 25% from the previous year. We did receive a PPP loan which we used to pay staff, rent, and covered operations expenses.


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

While numbers of clients have been lower in FY20 and FY21 due to COVID mediation and community lockdown restrictions, we are unable to reopen to the public because we do not have enough space to safely work and serve clients. Most staff are required to work remotely and provide services via phone and video conferencing whenever possible. We currently manage a rotating schedule of in-office staffing to keep the overall census down. Our Prevention and Education program was greatly impacted since we could not give in-person presentations in classrooms. We were, however, able to provide community and school presentations virtually.


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

The heart of our services, our 24-hour Crisis Line continued to be available throughout the pandemic. During lockdowns, our Direct Services Team was able to respond via phone, Zoom, Telehealth, and other various methods (social distancing/masking/etc.) to ensure staff and client safety during call-outs and one on one appointments. In-person Survivor Support Groups transitioned to Zoom meetings. To increase student and teacher access to vital information to help keep Alaska's Kids safe, STAR received funding to replicate it's in person classroom presentations in video format. This allowed home schooling parents, teacher/schools outside of Anchorage or ASD access to our curricula. In addition, in the future it will be easy to access so that if, for example, an activity gets cancelled, an Educator can use it as an opportunity to provide body safety information to the class virtually.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

We plan to continue use existing and innovate new distance learning methods to ensure our prevention and safety materials are widely available to educators.


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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

Standing Together Against Rape Inc. - S T A R 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



Standing Together Against Rape Inc. - S T A R reported its two largest programs on its FY 2020 Form 990 as:


$1,069,864

Spent in most recent FY

82%

Percent of program expenses


DIRECT SERVICES: THE ORGANIZATION PROVIDES SUPPORT SERVICES FOR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL TRAUMA, SUCH AS: IMMEDIATE CRISIS INTERVENTION, ADVOCACY AND MEDICAL ACCOMPANIMENT, INDIVIDUAL CRISIS COUNSELING AND S ... (More)


$222,894

Spent in most recent FY

17%

Percent of program expenses


PREVENTION/EDUCATION: PROVIDE EVIDENCE-BASED PREVENTION PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS, TAILORED TO DIVERSE AUDIENCES, INCLUDING SCHOOL STUDENTS AND STAFF, SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS, FIRST RESPONDERS, UNIONS ... (More)


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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 Standing Together Against Rape Inc. - S T A R 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


PREVENT SEXUAL TRAUMA AND PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE, COLLABORATIVE CRISIS INTERVENTION, ADVOCACY, AND SUPPORT TO VICTIMS/SURVIVORS, THEIR FAMILIES, AND OUR COMMUNITIES


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

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


All Alaskans live free of sexual trauma.


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: Improve awareness of STAR’s services:  Branding, messaging and marketing to reach broader audiences  Share our story more effectively  Develop a Marketing + Outreach Plan

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


Goal Two: Prioritize prevention outreach

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


Goal Three: Establish a Public Policy Committee: Annually determine what policies and processes – local, state, federal – need to be changed, and develop annual policy priorities to actively pursue

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

In 2019, STAR's Executive Director was awarded a three-month sabbatical which began on January 3, 2022. Research shows that when nonprofit leaders engage in well-planned sabbaticals, the results can transcend the individual to reach the organization itself. An extended leave can lead to new perspectives for the leader, the board and staff, and often energizes organizational innovation. This has given next-level staff the opportunity to work together to effectively manage the organization by stepping up to fulfill duties normally taken on by the executive director. This includes staff oversight, grant management, program delivery, working with our board of directors, and networking/outreach opportunities with local political and business leaders as well as continued engagement with community partner agencies.

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

  • Policy Advocacy

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

STAR is an active partner with Alaska's Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, Alaska Network for Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, Alaska Children's Trust, Providence Hospital, as well as statewide and local law enforcement agencies. Other partnerships include ZONTA International of Anchorage, Anchorage Soroptimists, Anchorage Cops for Community, and the State of Alaska Department of Public Safety. STAR collaborates with local, state and national lawmakers to inform legislative policies regarding sexual assault and consent and victims' rights. STAR engages in annual initiatives such as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, International Denim Day, and other awareness activities. Having re-branded in 2020, STAR's marketing efforts have vastly improved, as this is a focus area of our strategic plan. Our Prevention & Education team provides presentations in schools and community groups which includes the National Park Service and NOAA.

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.


During FY21, STAR’s Direct Services Department implemented a combination of remote work and office hours, that have allowed more flexibility with meeting the needs of our clients while still trying to maintain a safe working environment and keep our staff, clients and community healthy. After almost 2 years of working remotely we’ve seen how this remote work option provides a better opportunity to connect with our clients more frequently and for longer periods of time than the office structure allowed. During FY21 we saw our one on one support numbers double, which was only made possible by utilizing distance delivery methods. We continue to provide in person SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) response, legal advocacy and court accompaniment, and in person services in office as needed. Like most agencies, we are making adjustments as needed to better support our staff and clients during these times. Because of COVID 19, many of STAR's scheduled school presentations were canceled. To aid in remote learning and increase student and teacher access to vital information to help keep Alaska's Kids safe during social isolation, STAR has replicated it's in person classroom presentations in video format; Personal Body Safety (grades K-6), and Sexual Assault and Consent (grades 7-12). Creating online content has expanded teacher and student access to STAR's vital Prevention and Education resources that were only available via in-person classroom presentations.

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

100

out of 100

Standing Together Against Rape Inc. - S T A R has earned a passing score. The organization provided data about how it listens to constituents (Constituent Feedback) (see report below).

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

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

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Not Scored


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Culture & Community Report

100

of 100 points

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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


Constituent Feedback and Listening Practice data are not available for this organization. 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.



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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