Our heartfelt thanks to all who helped $6,073.
We could not have done it without you!
It’s important that, as a donor, you know that your funds are being used in the best way, according to industry standards.
The Flickinger Learning Center model has moved from an afterschool hangout to full-fledged academic after school program in a few short years. Many of the components to successful participant outcomes are already in place in the Muscatine community: working and thriving schools, usable playgrounds, community activities and safe streets.
This strong foundation will allow the Flickinger Learning Center to concentrate on becoming a permanent institution in the community.
FLC is moving to the next phase: long-term financial stability. While the FLC will always require financial support from the public and private sectors, the ultimate goal is to be less reliant on these funding sources by creating revenue and an endowment able to cover approximately 25% of our operating expenses from a portion of the income.
As the FLC grows, the Charity Navigator model (one of the most highly regarded independent charity evaluators in the country) will act as a guide for fiscal responsibility and sustained fundraising.
- We strive to minimize administrative expenses utilizing volunteers and partnerships including Riverbend Food Bank, Muscatine Community School District etc. with other programs to ensure our students receive the benefits of the bulk of all donations
- We consistently strive to effectively raise money through efficient fundraisers, spending less to raise more
- Use best practice metric based data collection for each program to ensure we are achieving the results we set out for and can be accountable to our supporters
- We constantly listen to the voices of those we serve to ensure our programs align with their needs
- We strive to keep the community informed of our successes and trials to help us improve
- IRS form 990