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Orange County Alliance for Just Change

 2200 SAN JOAQUIN HILLS RD
 NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660
[P] (949) 200-1978
[F] (949) 644-6558
http://OCAJC.org
[email protected]
Marcia Tilchin
FOUNDED: 2017
INCORPORATED: 2017
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Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 81-5411839 00000

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

The Orange County Alliance for Just Change educates the wider community about a particular problem facing our most vulnerable residents and fosters collaborative partnerships between people and agencies addressing this issue with the ultimate goal of harnessing untapped communal resources to effect long-term communal solutions.

Mission Statement

The Orange County Alliance for Just Change educates the wider community about a particular problem facing our most vulnerable residents and fosters collaborative partnerships between people and agencies addressing this issue with the ultimate goal of harnessing untapped communal resources to effect long-term communal solutions.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2018
Projected Expenses $60,000.00
Projected Revenue $60,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Invitations and publicity for our inaugural kickoff event and our first forum series

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown (%)

No data available

Expense Breakdown (%)

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For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview


Mission Statement

The Orange County Alliance for Just Change educates the wider community about a particular problem facing our most vulnerable residents and fosters collaborative partnerships between people and agencies addressing this issue with the ultimate goal of harnessing untapped communal resources to effect long-term communal solutions.

Background Statement

Concerned faith and community leaders from Orange County began meeting in June 2016 to discuss the creation of a nonprofit organization that would identify and address social challenges facing our community. Ultimately, the nonprofit would foster collaboration among existing organizations and agencies, and identify donation sources to aid those organizations. Additionally, we agreed to produce forums to educate the broader community on specific local social challenges. These coordinated efforts would ideally foster systemic change and long-term solutions for social challenges in Orange County.


Impact Statement

An estimated 250 people collectively attended our first season of forums and the reviews of each panel were stellar.  In executing our four educational forums, we discovered that both presenters and attendees found them to be helpful networking opportunities.   

We hope to increase participation as we become more established, better networked and develop tangible action items for people to pursue in the wake of each forum or other educational program we sponsor.


Needs Statement

OCAJC is seeking capacity building and program funding for:
 
1 - Professional staff (Executive Direction and Administative support)
2 - contract professionals to assist with marketing, development and strategic planning
3 - Donor and participant management tools
4 - Forum sponsorships and funding to cultivate localized programs where needed.
5 - Costs incurred as we cultivate a broader base of strategic partners, service organizations and corporate sponsors.
 



CEO Statement

Crucial to the realization of our mission is a close alliance with interfaith organizations that are well networked with faith leaders from around the county.  As stated before, no segment of Orange County is unaffected by social ills.   First responders to crises are often the local houses of worship and faith-based agencies.  Orange County is home to 11 interfaith councils and the Orange County Interfaith Network.  Cultivating partnerships with these groups is the best way to enhance participation in our educational forums and foster collaborative relationships that expand the reach and tighten the network of effective programming on a specific issue.

Board Chair Statement

Two years ago, I shared a dream with the people of St. Mark Presbyterian Church, the congregation that I am privileged to serve. It was a dream of building alliances among houses of faith, organizations that work for peace and justice, resources in college and university communities, as well as corporate and governmental institutions, in order to find the common ground that we need to address injustice in Orange County.

That dream emerged in the Orange County Alliance for Just Change (OCAJC). Our work has been dedicated toward “drilling down” beyond the superficial level of sound bites, common misperceptions, and partisan wrangling in order to address the systemic roots of injustice that need fundamental change. In the face of the enormous challenge of homelessness, we have brought together research experts from a local university, practitioners on the cutting edge of providing sustainable and affordable housing, leaders in the interfaith communities, and persons of conviction from the business community, to shape our approach. We have provided forums that bring principle players from governmental, activist, faith, and business communities into conversation. Building on the strength of the good will and insights of those forums, we continue to make alliances with those who share our vision for justice.

A shifting tide is a deeper and more patient process than a lapping wave. The OCAJC aims to become a voice within Orange County by cultivating a trustworthy reputation among agencies and the publics that they serve by providing respectful but candid dialogue that is more about addressing elephants in the room than providing scapegoats. Our work is to demonstrate that systemic change for justice can result from a persistent appeal to the informed good will of the community.


Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

volunteer: http://ocajc.org/volunteer/ donate: http://ocajc.org/contributions/

Geographic Area Served

North Orange County
Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
Problems endemic to our community - homelessness, addiction, mental illness, income inequality - traverse all areas of the county.  The educational forums and resource information OCAJC provides addresses the entire landscape of OC.  We are fostering alliances between agencies in all county quadrants and support other groups doing similar work.

Organization Categories

  1. Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy - Alliances & Advocacy
  2. Public & Societal Benefit - Citizen Participation
  3. Education - Adult Education

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Programs


Invitations and publicity for our inaugural kickoff event and our first forum series

In our first season (2017-2018) we hosted 5 events:
 
A kick off dinner for professionals servicing OC's diverse and growing homeless population (August 27, 2017)
 
Forum 1:  Homelessness:  What is it and who are our homeless citizens? (November 5, 2017)
Forum 2:  Why are So Many Seeking Shelter?  The Underlying Causes of OC's Growing Homeless Population (January 28, 2018)
Forum 3:  One Size Does Not Fit All:  Multiple Approaches to Housing (March 4, 2018)
Froum 4:  Working Collaboratively Toward Reversing the Tide (May 6, 2018) 
Budget  $25,000
Category  Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other
Population Served Homeless People/Families with of People with Psychological Disabilities Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated
Program Short-Term Success  In the short term, our attendance increased at every forum, an indication that word spread about how well they each were produced.  One faith group that is becoming more engaged in the plight of the homeless because of the work of OCAJC is the Jewish community.  This summer there will be an advocacy training for non-Christians looking to root their spiritual traditions in this kind of service work.  That is a huge step!
Program Long-Term Success  Because our speakers were of such high quality, attendees at each of our events found them very enlightening.  That said, we were unable to provide in this first year an opportunity for follow-through, so I do not think the Long-Term success can be measured.
Program Success Monitored By  Our board members monitored the success of our programs during our first year and we made improvements each time that elevated the forums.
Examples of Program Success  The fact that United Way and Jamboree Housing are eager to partner with us in our second year seems a good indicator that we made some important inroads in our first year.

Management


CEO/Executive Director Rabbi Marcia Tilchin
CEO Term Start Jan 2017
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience
Rabbi Marcia Tilchin is the founder and spiritual leader of the Jewish Collaborative of Orange County (JCoOC).  Not exactly a synagogue,  JCoOC helps OC Jewish residents attach their passions to a Jewish framework by offering creative, geographically mobile programs individuals and families looking for experiential Judaism that includes an emphasis on social justice engagement. 
 
Because JCoOC partnered with St. Mark Presbyterian church and the UCI Center for Citizen Peacebuilding to form OCAJC, Rabbi Tilchin has been instrumental in designing the mission and vision of the organiziation.  Her experience launching JCoOC in 2016 was great training for the Executive Directorship of OCAJC.

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Rabbi Marcia Tilchin Executive Director Rabbi Marcia Tilchin served two congregations over an 18 year period as spiritual leader before creating the Jewish Collaborative of Orange County.  During her years in the synagogue, in addition to her pastoral and religious duties, she managed staff, developed religious, social and educational programs and fundraised for projects large and small.

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

Now in our second year, our two primary collaborative partner organizations are
The Orange County Interfaith Network (OCIN)
United Way for their "United to End Homelessness" campaign

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 1
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 1
Male: 0
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? --
Organization has Strategic Plan? No
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

In our first year, we invested time learning about the array of homeless service resources in the county.  Our kick off event was well attended by service providers and heads of non-profits working with the homeless population and the speakers at out four forums were experienced and widely known.  All programs were filmed and can be viewed on our website.
 
This coming year, in addition to our partnership with United Way in planning our forum series, we will be making our website more of an educational resource, expanding our data base of followers, increase our presence on social media, and structure better follow up with our forum attendees looking to engage in justice work. 
 
 
 

Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Pastor D. Mark Davis
Board Chair Company Affiliation St. Mark Presbyterian Church Newport Beach
Board Chair Term Jan 2017 - Dec 2022
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Helen Cameron Jamboree Housing Voting
Mr. Jerry Dauderman Community Volunteer Voting
Pastor Mark Davis St. Mark Presbyterian Church Newport Beach Voting
Pastor Lynn Gifford St. Mark Presbyterian Church Newport Beach Voting
Mr. Scott Green -- Voting
Mr. Larry Kugelman The Olive Tree Initiative Voting
Pastor Bill Nelson Fresh Beginnings Ministries Voting
Mr. Mike Penn OC Interfaith Network Voting
Prof David Snow PhD UCI Center for Citizen Peacebuilding Voting
Rabbi Marcia Tilchin Jewish Collaborative of Orange County Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
Becks Heyhoe United Way NonVoting
Muriel Ullman City of Cost Mesa NonVoting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 10
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 3
Male: 7
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria --
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy --
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 30%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 70%
Board Orientation No

CEO Comments

This is a new board, terms are ongoing for now.

The Mission Commission of St Mark Presbyterian Church funded OCAJC's basic expenses in 2017 and are continuing to do so in 2018 at the request of our board members who sit on the commission.

Every campaign has an advisory council of unique specialists and subject experts relevant to the issue being addressed. Because we are partnering with United Way during our 2018-2019 year, our current advisory council includes a representative from United Way.


Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown (%)

No data available

Expense Breakdown (%)

No data available

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $60,000.00
Projected Expenses $60,000.00
Form 990s

2017 990EZ

2016 Letter

2015 Letter

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 -- --
Total Revenue $60,298 -- --
Total Expenses $48,288 -- --

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 -- --
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$60,297 -- --
Government Contributions $0 -- --
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses $1 -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 -- --
Program Expense $47,504 -- --
Administration Expense $784 -- --
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.25 -- --
Program Expense/Total Expenses 98% -- --
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% -- --

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 -- --
Total Assets $12,010 -- --
Current Assets $12,010 -- --
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities -- -- --
Total Net Assets $12,010 -- --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 -- --
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities inf -- --

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 -- --
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% -- --
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

CEO Comments

OCAJC's Executive Director and Administrator volunteered their time as the organization was being formed and during our first six months of operation.  In July of 2017, once our non-profit status was approved by the IRS and we were able to open up an account, we began getting paid a small stipend for our time.  We are currently in conversation with a consultant who will help us develop a 5 year strategic plan and work with us to build a fundraising strategy so that we can both ween ourselves from the support of St Mark's Mission Commission by the end of 2020 and expand our educational and advocacy program offerings.  Ultimately we will need to raise between $125,000 -$150,000 to run the organization.
 
 

Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the audited financial statements and Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.

Documents


Other Documents

OCAJC Bylaws (2017)

CA non-profit registration information (2017)

No Other Documents currently available.