Human Services : Social Services

Dress for Success Worldwide

Going places. Going strong.

four stars

90.00

32 East 31st Street Seventh Floor
New York, NY 10016
tel: (212) 532-1922   Web Site
EIN: 13-4040377

Board Leadership
Stephanie Sobel
Chair

CEO
Joi Gordon
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.00 four stars
  Financial 85.87 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to over 150 cities in 30 countries. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than one million women work towards self-sufficiency.

Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to over 150 cities in 30 countries. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than one million women work towards self-sufficiency.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Total women served
69,976
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

85.87

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
90.2%
  Administrative Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.25
  Program Expenses Growth 3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dress for Success Worldwide on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dress for Success Worldwide on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $19,115,794
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $19,115,794
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $19,115,794
   Other Revenue $1,382,676
TOTAL REVENUE $20,498,470
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $18,293,805
   Administrative Expenses $1,537,335
   Fundraising Expenses $976,374
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $20,807,514
   
Payments to Affiliates $1,182,292
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-309,044
   
Net Assets $5,564,796

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$371,370 1.78% Joi Gordon CEO

Mission

Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to over 150 cities in 30 countries. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than one million women work towards self-sufficiency.

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Dress for Success Worldwide (NY) 90.00 four stars
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Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin (WI) 89.39 three stars
Dress for Success Houston (TX) 90.44 four stars
Women's Bean Project (CO) 85.75 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Dress for Success Worldwide
32 East 31st Street
Seventh Floor
New York, NY 10016
tel: (212) 532-1922
fax: (212) 684-9563
EIN: 13-4040377

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Board Leadership

Stephanie Sobel
Chair

CEO

Joi Gordon
Chief Executive Officer