Name: Girls Incorporated of Delaware Started:
Description:
 
Address: 1019 Brown Street, Director: Cathy Ferguson,
    303-575-1041
   
  Wilmington, DE 19805    
 
Phone: 303-575-1041 Fax: 302-575-1045
WebPage: http://www.girlsincde.org Email: cferguson@girlsincde.org
 

Human Resources

Cathy Ferguson, Ed.D. Executive Director

Internet Presence

Internet Access? T1, DSL
Have A WebPage? yes
www.girlsincde.org
How often is it updated? Occasionally
Do you have plans to start one? no

Services that best describe what your organization provides:

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Agency Information

What Year did your agency begin operating?  
What is your United Way status? Member Agency
Is your agency religiously affiliated? yes
What is your non-profit status? 501(c)3
What is your agency's annual operating budget? Above $3,000,000
What percent of your operational budget comes from the following sources:
United Way 16.0%
Foundation and Corporate Grants 17.0%
Grant and Aid (State of Delaware) 20.0%
Self-Pay (fee for services) 9.0%
Other reimbursements 15.0%
Rental income 1.0%
Other special fund raisers 8.0%
Endowment 10.0%
Individual contributions: cash 4.0%

How many full-time employees work at your agency? 26
How many part-time employees work at your agency? 10
In an average month how many volunteer hours are provided to your agency? 30
Does your financial statement indicate free or in-kind services? Don't Know
Did your agency begin as a result of a congregational/parish sponsored initiative? Yes
Does your agency operate a program that resulted from a congregational/parish initiative? Yes

Clients served when working with congregations/parishes:

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Formal partnerships with local religious congregations/parishes that provide the following:

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  Formal? Informal?
Child Advocacy yes yes

Who brokers the relationship with the congregation/parish when you seek congregational/parish volunteers, money, facility space, and goods and services?

  Volunteers Money Facilities & Space Goods & Services
You        
A board member        
A member of your staff yes   yes  
A community organization        
Other        

Do you get contracts from a state agency to deliver a specific service with the assistance of a congregation or parish? no

In the future, what area of services to you thing you might seek assistance from congregations/parishes

Volunteer Information

Are your volunteers from religious congregations/parishes serving as part of a congregational/parish program (e.g., children’s outreach ministry)? No
How long has your agency been working with volunteers from congregations/parishes? 6-10 years
Do you have an organized method of involving volunteers from congregations/parishes? no
Do you train members of congregations/parishes differently from other volunteers? no
In general, do the congregations/parishes usually initiate the volunteer relationship with your agency? no
How do you inform congregations/parishes of volunteer opportunities in your agency? Flyers 
Where are volunteers typically trained? At my agency 

Rate the importance of the following criteria in identifying potential congregations/parishes for VOLUNTEER assistance?

Stature of spiritual leader  
Perceived wealth of congregation/parish  
Personal contacts  
Board member's relationship to the congregation/parish  
Congregation's reputation and track record of committment  
Size of congregation/parish  
Other  

Identify the ways your agency uses volunteers from congregations/parishes:  

Congregational Parish Support

Do you receive any financial support from at least one local religious congregation/parish? no
Do you seek any financial support from at least one local religious congregation/parish? no
Did any of these congregations/parishes initiate the financial relationship with your agency? no
If you seek money from a congregation/parish, who usually brokers the relationship?  
If you receive financial support from religious congregations/parishes, how do you typically request money from them?  

Rate the importance of the following criteria as they relate to how you approach congregations/parishes for FINANCIAL assistance.

Stature of spiritual leader  
Perceived wealth of congregation/parish  
Personal contacts  
Board member's relationship to the congregation/parish  
Congregation's reputation and track record of committment  
Size of congregation/parish  
Other  

Use of Congregational Parish Facilities

Do you ever use the congregations’/parishes’ facilities? no
If no, would your agency be interested in using congregational/parish facilities if the opportunity arose? no
Do you rent space at a reduced-market rate from a congregation/parish? no
Who usually brokers the relationship with the congregation/parish when you seek the use of facilities?  
Are you currently working with one or more congregations/parishes to help them set up services at their facility? no
Do you receive any of the following free services from congregations/parishes?  

Relationships with Local Congregations & Parishes

Is the director of your organization involved in his/her own religious congregation/parish? no
Is the director of your organization a member of the clergy? no
Are there members of your organization who are members of the clergy? no
Has that involvement helped stimulate congregational/parish involvement at your agency? no
Do you formally evaluate the effectiveness of congregational/parish resources for your organization’s program operations? no
The United Way of Delaware is planning to use the information gained from this survey to initiate a community-wide planning effort designed to help agencies use the resources of the religious community in the best possible way. Would you be willing to be part of this effort? no
Would you like assistance in recruiting, training, and retaining volunteers? no