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DOES NOT MEET ONE OR MORE STANDARDS.
This charity does not meet one or more of the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Name: Communities in Schools of Lenawee County, Inc
Phone: (517) 263-4591
Fax: (517) 264-6357
Address: 1040 Winter St Ste 3013
Adrian, MI 49221
Website: www.cisnet.org/cislenawee
Report Issued Date: June 4, 2009
Report Expiration Date: June 4, 2016
Principal: Ms. Christine MacNaughton, Executive Director
Customer Contact: Ms. Christine MacNaughton, Executive Director - (517) 263-4591
Employees: 1 Full Time. 2 Part Time.
File Open Date: September 1998
Type of Business: Charity - Local

Additional DBA Names

Lenawee Communities In Schools

Stated Purpose

Communities in Schools of Lenawee works to champion the connection of needed community resources with schools to help Lenawee's young people sucessfully learn, stay in school and prepare for life.


Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. Donors must decide for themselves the relative importance of the Standards in question.

Communities in Schools of Lenawee County, Inc does not meet the following 4 Standards for Charity Accountability.

08:Spend at least 65% of its total expenses on program activities.

Communities in Schools of Lenawee County does not meet this standard because according to its IRS Form 990 for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2008, the organization spent $50,690 or 44% of its total expenses ($115,238) on program service activities.

13:Accurately report the charity's expenses, including any joint cost allocations, in its financial statements.

Communities in Schools of Lenawee County does not meet this standard because its most recent IRS Form 990 does not clearly report fundraising expenses.

17:Include on any charity websites that solicit contributions, the same information that is recommended for annual reports, as well as the mailing address of the charity and electronic access to its most recent IRS Form 990.

Communities in Schools of Lenawee County does not meet this standard because its website does not include the recommended information for those charity websites soliciting donations.

18:Address privacy concerns of donors by: (a) providing in written appeals, at least annually, a means (e.g., such as a check off box) for both new and continuing donors to inform the charity if they do not want their name and address shared outside the organization, (b) providing a clear, prominent and easily accessible privacy policy on any of its websites that tells visitors (i) what information, if any, is being collected about them by the charity and how this information will be used, (ii) how to contact the charity to review personal information collected and request corrections, (iii) how to inform charity (e.g., a check off box) that the visitor does not wish his/her personal information to be shared outside the organization, and (iv) what security measures the charity has in place to protect personal information.

Communities in Schools of Lenawee County does not meet provision (b) of this standard because its website does not include a prominently displayed privacy policy that contains the recommended privacy information.

BBB was not able to verify the following 1 Standards for Charity Accountability.

09:Spend no more than 35% of related contributions on fund raising.

The BBB was unable to determine if this standard has been met because the organization did not report fundraising expenses on its most recent IRS Form 990.

Communities in Schools of Lenawee County, Inc meets the remaining 15 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Programs

Communities in Schools of Lenawee provides extensive program opportunities for school children that aim to address the five basics required to succeed: Healthy Start, Safe Place, Personal Relationship, Marketable Skills, and Giving Back.

Total Program Expenses:$50,690

Governance

Chief Executive Officer:Christine MacNaughton
Chair of the Board:Joseph Satterelli
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:Director of Human Services, Lenawee County
Board Size:16
Paid Staff Size:1 Full Time. 2 Part Time.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:Fundraising methods include direct mail appeals/fundraising letters, grant proposals, and invitations to special events.


Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


Financial

According to Communities in Schools of Lenawee County, Inc's IRS Form 990 for the year ended June 30, 2008:

Income
 Total Income:$104,904
 
Expenses  % of total
Expenses
% of total
Income
 Programs:$50,690 43.99%48.32%
 Fund Raising:$0 0.00%0.00%
 Administrative:$64,548 56.01%61.53%
 Total Expenses:$115,238
 
Excess of Income over Expenses$-10,334
Ending Net Assets:$64,129

Report as of September 2, 2015 11:10
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