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Original title:

Informal Toolkit for Mining Federal State and County Data on Court-Connected Groups & Professionals

However, the “Teaching/Demonstration” aspect (or personality – maybe I’m MPD as a survival technique, who knows!) decided it was more fun to illustrate some drawbacks to certain existing databases commonly available (for free) to the public.  And how very few of them let you sort by EIN# or even DUNS#.

Generally speaking the better websites are not exactly free.  I discovered one today I really liked, and got my 5 free searches.  Now they want $600 a month, after I got hooked on lookups.

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One of the best i’ve found (to date) is FEDMINE.com.  Hoo boy!

 

ON THE VAGARIES OF INJUSTICE

Ashok Mehan is the sole founder and creator of FEDMINE.US, a company he started in 2004 playing around looking under the hood of his new Macintosh Pro computer, which came pre-installed with plenty of open source tools…. like MySQL, PhP, Perl, and the Unix command line interface to name a few. Ashok is a businessman, he never was and still not is, a programmer by any stretch of imagination. He never even learnt html, leave alone Unix or PhP!

But there was something about the ease of learning on Apple Computer products that allowed him to single handedly build a prototype that would eventually become the enterprise class suite of applications that FEDMINE.US is today. He learnt how to construct MySQL tables on his own, obtained an O’Reilly’s technical books subscription and learnt how to load data into the database, and hired a brilliant programmer 4,000 miles away to help him access that data. Needless to say, that was then and this is now.

{{which is what businessmen know how to do!}}

Ashok did try to throw in the towel on many occasions on the way to final product launch in the summer of 2007, but each time he found himself further along the Rubicon that he had crossed a long time ago. Essentially, there was no turning back, at least that is what his wife told him.

During the years building and growing his previous company from 1990 – 2002, he experienced the inherent difficulties many small businesses like his suffered while trying breaking into the federal sector, and he soon realized just how difficult the environment was, which not surprisingly remains so till today.

One of the most surprising things to strike Ashok was the fact that despite the US government being the biggest customer in the world, there were less than a handful of firms providing business intelligence information to track what the federal government was buying.

…”Given the sheer size of the roughly $800 billion spent by the federal government every year, federal professionals, government officials, congressional lawmakers, and large and small businesses of every kind require quick access to critical information on where the federal government is spending its dollars, and be able to do so with minimal or no research. “

Fedmine was formed in MD on 7/24/2008.  The founder has quite the background:

  1. Prior to FEDMINE, Ashok was the founder and CEO of SMAC Data Systems, Gaithersburg, MD, a company that was in business from early 1990 through 2002. At start-up and through 1994, SMAC specialized in semiconductor, computer and special PC hardware sales, servicing over 300+ computer resellers in the mid-Atlantic. In 1995 Ashok re-innovated his business by strategically investing in a state-of-the-art production facility capable of custom integration and assembly of 50,000+ systems and began implementation of ISO 9002 for his company. The firm grew to 75 employees in support of large high profile US defense and civil agency programs.
  2. In 1998 Ashok successfully transitioned the company yet again, this time into a technology integration services and solutions firm, steering SMAC through constant innovation and change. Portfolio of work performed was extensive and diverse while revenue grew past $25 Million. To aid his business model innovation efforts he attended several workshops of Prof. John Donovan at Cambridge University.
  3. Prior to SMAC, Ashok was at Zenith Data Systems where he spent several years selling technology to the federal government, a job he accepted after spending several years building and selling computers at one one of the area’s first computer manufacturing outfit at the time.
  4. Ashok holds an MBA in Information Systems, with a major in Expert Systems from Marymount University, Arlington, VA.  He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in 1978, and studied in Salzburg, Austria before coming to the US in 1984.

Here’s another bio:

Mr. Mehan was born and raised in India in a family where success was a fundamental core belief. He was fortunate to have studied at one of the country’s top institutions, and received the US equivalent of an Ivy League education. At the age of 24, he traveled to Salzburg, Austria where he completed a vocational management study in the hospitality industry. Mr. Mehan came to the United States in 1983, and chose to earn an MBA with a major in Information Systems while working full time. He completed his MBA in 1987, and founded his own company, SMAC Data Systems, in December of 1990.

He is not messing around!   Timing, vision, drive, etc.  This will strongly contrast with some of the (US-born most likely) individuals covered later in this post, who have specialized in forming nonprofits, failing to keep them going financially or legally incorporated, and apparently spend their times marketing products that capitalize on getting fatherhood grants from the US government, and teaching others how to do the same thing, while lobbying for more favorable child support circumstances . . .. What a contrast!

The company succeeded by seizing market opportunities as the computer marketplace matured. In the early 90’s, the company became well known for its knowledge of the computer industry, and grew rapidly by serving the needs of the many small computer manufacturing and reseller firms in the Washington metro area. While extremely successful and highly profitable, in early 1995 Mr. Mehan, a strong believer in strategy innovation, morphed his company from just selling IT products to a high-end systems integrator, and averted the rapidly advancing wave of competition from national chains selling similar products. Then again in early 1998, the company made another innovative move that expanded the company to a full service network engineering firm, and revenues surpassed $25 million with healthy profitability. Mr. Mehan sold SMAC Data Systems in mid 2001, and in September of 2001, he founded Adezza Federal Consulting, LLC, a firm specializing in helping small firms win government contracts. Adezza now has four government contracts that its clients are authorized to use for selling into the federal government ranging from consulting work in Information Security, E-learning and Network Engineering to software development. The company moved toward a Top Secret facility clearance for consulting with senior officials in the Department of Defense and Homeland Security arenas. Adezza has already proven successful for many small businesses, and continues to work very closely with government contracting firms to enhance their business development efforts.

 

 

Also linked to a:Home

http://www.secaf.org/member/ashok-mehan (guess he does their membership directory)

About Us

Founded in 2001, the Small and Emerging Contractor Advisory Forum (SECAF) enables the small and emerging government contractor to achieve maximum growth in a highly competitive marketplace. SECAF provides companies with business resources, access to influencers and government agencies, advocacy opportunities and education. With more than 250 members, SECAF boasts one of the highest organizational retention rates in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region.

SECAF members include CEOs, COOs and CXOs of both small and emerging contractors

Seriously, this is fantastic information — and accessible by download and for a significant investment:

http://www.fedmine.us/fedconnect_bizopps/package.php

ranging from $4,950 to $150 for a training session.  The benefit being, obviously, if it’ll help someone get a federal contract….

Full Application Suite – 14 data sources

INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

  • Online Access License For:
    • Full FEDMINE™ Commercial Online Enterprise Application Suite
    • Federal Goaling Report Suite for each Agency, Bureau, and Contracting Office
    • Free setup of custom templates
    • Free setup of company and agency alerts
    • Free custom list of agencies, contacts in your industry codes
    • Online, Email and Phone Support 
    • Two Training Sessions included in annual subscriptions
Target : All
No of users : 1
Download Allowances: 20,000
Amount : $ 4,950

It’s probably worth it.  however, for the rest of us, there are the usual free, sometimes cumbersome, sometimes inaccurate, and not coordinated with other states, resources.  This looks like a pretty good list of secretaries of states (for corporate status), plus more:

 

This is a search engine for trademarks

USPTO “TESS

tess2.uspto.gov/

Here’s what looks like a pretty good state-by-state listing of secretaries of state, or wherever you search for a business entity:

http://www.coordinatedlegal.com/SecretaryOfState.html

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If you need to do corporate searches, you’ve come to the right place. 

Coordinated Legal Technologies has compiled the links on this page for legal professionals and others who are looking for quick access to the corporate information available in online searchable databases maintained by the Secretary of State for any given state.  The extent of information available and the way in which it is present varies from state to state. Some states provide only a business name lookup, while others offer search by officer and director names, and UCC filing information. Please be sure to check the hosting state entity for more information about the type of content offered and the time periods covered.


It’s important to understand their privacy policy also that in many states, by searching you have to openly identify yourself (presumably truthfully), not just figure out there’s going to be some software SOMEwhere figuring out your computer’s IP address.  Texas and DC come to mind as requiring you to “sign in” or forget it.   It’s still real useful.

 

Introductory Sarcasm:

The drift of my last rant is that behind much evil in this world is simply loving, and planning to get (by any means), at money more than loving, say, one’s neighbor (&/or one’s God).  You can guess where I got that concept from.

I do not approve of a centralized-control society because the momentum of the centralizing “spin” tends to create greater and greater quantities of “marginalized” populations, as defined by arbitrary indicators, few of which have anything to do with the individuals’ ethics, morality, willingness to work hard, care for their local communities and families etc.

Nevertheless, that’s what we have here, and I think it’s about time to undress some of the mechanisms which are decreasing the odds of survival (while promising the opposite) in more and more grandiose terms, while engaging in remote-access population manipulations. . . . ..

Add to this that anyone who actually claims to understand money as the concept it is, rather than the piece of paper (or electronic indication of a payroll deposit) obtained by an employer, from which taxes and/or child support can be garnished, potentially — and even if the bank from which this was issued was recently granted a huge bailout by previous taxpayer contributions to the common (?) pool distributed by the U.S. G overnment, State, County, Local governments — but also with multiple tributaries in the form of federal (state, county, local) contractors and sometimes grantees — which are supposedly lifting the common burden of society such that the burden is less,  has probably forgotten his/her assigned place in the machinery, which is to participate in the tax-funded debt-creating society in hopes of some trickledown benefits and protection, sometime, somehow, maybe.

 

“Civilian” and Free-Access Databases sort on fewer fields, and are less accurate as to contents.   THey have varying sources, but they do exist.  Here are some of the national ones:

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES GRANTS, already awarded:

http://TAGGS.hhs.gov

Drawbacks — inaccuracy, incomplete!

There are a number of grants with typos in it that I cannot attribute to a lowly database entry; if one searches by keyword “fatherhood” correctly spelled, for example, this $5 million set of grants would be missed:

Showing: 1 – 7 of 7 Award Actions




Recipient:
 NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE
Recipient ZIP Code: 20877

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support CFDA Number Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2010 90FB0001 NATIONAL FATERHOOD CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE 5 93.086 ACF 09-27-2010   $ 999,534 
2010 90FB0001 NATIONAL FATERHOOD CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE 3 93.086 ACF 11-02-2009   $ 0 
2009 90FB0001 NATIONAL FATERHOOD CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE 4 93.086 ACF 08-21-2009   $ 999,534 
2009 90FB0001 NATIONAL FATERHOOD CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE 3 93.086 ACF 04-30-2009   $ 0 
2008 90FB0001 NATIONAL FATERHOOD CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE 3 93.086 ACF 09-25-2008   $ 999,534 
2007 90FB0001 NATIONAL FATERHOOD CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE 2 93.086 ACF 09-21-2007   $ 999,534 
2006 90FB0001 NATIONAL FATERHOOD CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE 1 93.086 ACF 09-25-2006   $ 999,534 
Award Actions Count: 7 Award Actions Subtotal: $ 4,997,670


Page Award Actions Count: 7 Award Actions Amount for this Page: $ 4,997,670
Total of 7 Award Actions for 1 Awards Total Amount for all Award Actions: $ 4,997,670

or the word “responsible,” you’d miss this one, because the award title was misspelled.

Recipient: NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE
Recipient ZIP Code: 20877

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support CFDA Number Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2001 90XP0023 THE RESPONSIBILE FATHERHOOD PUABLIC EDUCATION PROGRAM 1 93.647 ACF 04-09-2001   $ 500,000 
Award Actions Count: 1 Award Actions Subtotal: $ 500,000

 

What I don’t get is why someone hasn’t corrected the misspellingS sometime during the past decade.  What I just showed you is that ALL award numbers under “National Fatherhood Initiative” (think Wade Horn, who was formerly cofounder of it, then moved to HHS where obviously some help steering grants towards it ‘may” have been involved.)

A search by the principal investigator on this particular group might not work either, unless his name is really spelled “Christ~hopher Beard”  Or,  “Christhopher Brown”?

 

Fiscal Year Program Office Grantee Name City Award Number Award Title CFDA Number CFDA Program Name Principal Investigator Sum of Actions
2010 OFA NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE GAITHERSBURG 90FB0001 NATIONAL FATERHOOD CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE 93086 Healthy marriage Promotion and Responsible Fatherhood Grants AVE MULHERN $ 999,534
2010 OFA NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE GAITHERSBURG 90FB0001 NATIONAL FATERHOOD CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE 93086 Healthy marriage Promotion and Responsible Fatherhood Grants CHRISTHOPHER BEARD  $ 0
2009 OFA NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE GAITHERSBURG 90FB0001 NATIONAL FATERHOOD CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE 93086 Healthy marriage Promotion and Responsible Fatherhood Grants CHRISTHOPHER BEARD $ 999,534
2008 ACF NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE GAITHERSBURG 90FB0001 NATIONAL FATERHOOD CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE 93086 Healthy marriage Promotion and Responsible Fatherhood Grants CHRISTHOPHER BEARD $ 999,534
2007 ACF NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE GAITHERSBURG 90FB0001 NATIONAL FATERHOOD CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE 93086 Healthy marriage Promotion and Responsible Fatherhood Grants CHRISTHOPHER BROWN $ 999,534
2006 OFA NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE GAITHERSBURG 90FB0001 NATIONAL FATERHOOD CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE 93086 Healthy marriage Promotion and Responsible Fatherhood Grants CHRISTHOPHER BROWN  $ 999,534
2001 OPRE NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE GAITHERSBURG 90XP0023 THE RESPONSIBILE FATHERHOOD PUABLIC EDUCATION PROGRAM 93647  Social Services Research and Demonstration HEATHER THURMAN $ 500,000

Perhaps whoever is responsible for this is a recent graduate of a pubalic education program, and grew up in a faterless home and is slightly dyslexic when it comes to last names.   Look at your “QWERTY” keyboard if you’re near one, and (try to) figure out how the letters U or B are close by the “A” which just slipped in there for “PUABLIC”  and apparently no one read the output before officially entering it.  Or was it just spelling reaserch and demonstrashun?  (By the way, Heather Thurman is allowed to sign checks for the NFI, she should have a word with the HHS database data entry supervisors IF that was the issue.).

If I look at the actual dates of the award (dropping and adding a few fields), it becomes obvious that Mr. Brown had a name change just in time for a new award, after which a change of heart (or divorce from a same-sex marriage, complete with name-change?  Somehow, I think not) went back from being designated as “Mr. Brown” to “Mr. Beard.”

Program Office Grantee Name Award Number Award Title Action Issue Date CFDA Number Award Class Award Action Type Principal Investigator Sum of Actions
ACF NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE 90FB0001 NATIONAL FATERHOOD CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE 09/21/2007 93086 COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION CHRISTHOPHER BROWN $ 999,534
ACF NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE 90FB0001 NATIONAL FATERHOOD CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE 09/25/2008 93086 COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION CHRISTHOPHER BEARD  $ 999,534
OFA NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE 90FB0001 NATIONAL FATERHOOD CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE 09/25/2006  93086  DISCRETIONARY  NEW  CHRISTHOPHER BROWN  $ 999,534
OFA NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE 90FB0001 NATIONAL FATERHOOD CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE 04/30/2009 93086 DISCRETIONARY EXTENSION WITH OR WITHOUT FUNDS CHRISTHOPHER BEARD $ 0
OFA NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE 90FB0001 NATIONAL FATERHOOD CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE 08/21/2009 93086 DISCRETIONARY NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION CHRISTHOPHER BEARD $ 999,534
OFA NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE 90FB0001 NATIONAL FATERHOOD CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE 11/02/2009 93086 DISCRETIONARY EXTENSION WITH OR WITHOUT FUNDS CHRISTHOPHER BEARD $ 0
Results 1 to 6 of 6 matches.

 

By the way, if you don’t (yet) understand why  I’m picking on this moderately sized by well-positioned group, read Talk2Action’s brief, 2007 summary of the situation with Mr. Horn’s & Mr. Eberly’s group called “Hand that Feeds

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Wade Horn has been very kind to Religious Right organizations, including the one that he founded in 1994 with Religious Right money — the National Fatherhood Initiative in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  Appointed by President Bush as Assistant Secretary for Children and Families in the Department of Health and Human Services, Horn oversees an annual budget of  47 billion dollars.  Horn has shown that he knows all about the hand that feeds, and now, he has taken care to feed the National Fatherhood Initiative with a  “Capacities Building” grant in the amount of $999,534 from a program he started in his agency and called by the familiar-ringing name of the “Responsible Fatherhood Initiative.”
As Peggy Lee used to sing, ‘Nice work, if you can get it — and if you get it, tell me how.’

Serving as a go-to guy for the Religious Right has cemented Horn’s career.   The National Fatherhood Initiative, was born and bred to spout “traditional values.” It was founded in 1994 with $40,000 from the ultra-right Scaife Family Foundation, according to Media Transparency.org. Its original name — the National Organization of Fathers — was meant to serve as a male-fronted counter to the National Organization for Women (since NOW and feminists are evil, in their view), just as theIndependent Women’s Forum, with which Horn was also involved, was to serve as female-fronted counter, both groups parading “traditional values” in sneaky costumes for the Religious Right.

(Etc.)

to be fair, actually it was started by some “prominent thinkers” who just happened to have White House Connections, and be Bush Appointees? — in their own words:

NFI HISTORY

National Fatherhood Initiative is dedicated to giving our nation’s children a brighter future by educating and engaging fathers. No other issue is as pervasive and destructive as father absence. Father absence is strongly linked to poverty, teen pregnancy, juvenile delinquency, abuse, suicide, and a host of other issues.

After 1960, our nation’s communities saw a fourfold increase in father-absent homes, and the effect on our nation’s children and families is clear. Today, one in three children are growing up without their father; in the African American community, it is two out of every three children, and teen pregnancy, suicide, child abuse, and juvenile delinquency are more prominent than ever.

Finding a solution for father absence…

In 1993, Don Eberly, a former White House advisor and prominent social thinker, as well as several other scholars, met to discuss the growing problem of father absence in America, and, in 1994, the National Fatherhood Initiative was founded, based on the following principles:

  • Fathers make unique and irreplaceable contributions to the lives of children
  • Father absence produces negative outcomes for children **
  • Societies which fail to reinforce a cultural ideal of responsible fatherhood get increasing amounts of father absence
  • Widespread fatherlessness is the most socially consequential problem of our time.

** by this prominent social thinking then the solution for abusive fathers is to engage them more in childrearing, which is about how this works out in practice, too.

 

 

Back to work here:

 

Who IS CHristopher Beard/Brown anyhow?  I’ll ask my search engine.  Was it two different people?

  1. Christophe Beard – National Fatherhood Initiative

    www.fatherhood.org/staffnationalprogramming.asp

(broken link)  Hopefully not this man (note date — 2006):

Pastor At Haggard’s Church Resigns Over Sexual Misconduct

Christopher Beard Worked With Young Adults

POSTED: 1:31 pm MST December 18, 2006
UPDATED: 7:24 pm MST December 18, 2006
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A pastor who worked with young adults at New Life Church has resigned after admitting sexual misconduct and other mistakes just weeks after former church leader Ted Haggard stepped down over sexual immorality, church officials said.
Christopher Beard, who headed the TwentyFourSeven ministry that taught leadership skills to young adults, resigned Friday after admitting sexual misconduct and other mistakes, said Rob Brendle, an associate pastor at the 14,000-member church.
Brendle said Beard told church officials about “a series of decisions displaying poor judgment, including one incident of sexual misconduct several years ago.” The church said in a statement that the misconduct was with another unmarried adult several years ago. Beard, who worked with the church for nine years, has since married.

Apparently there is one man by each name, though neither of the names actually spelled “Christhopher.” (from “http://www.worldcat.org”)

by Christophe Beard; Karen Patterson; Christopher Brown; John Chacón; Steven Hane; Stephen Bavolek; National Fatherhood Initiative; Family Development Resources, Inc.

  Book

Language: English

Publisher: Gaithersburg, MD : National Fatherhood Initiative, ©2005.

LinkedIn Connection of Christophe Beard shows him directing the NFI from 2005 – 2009 and on the ECD (Early Childhood Development) team at NVFS (Nothern Virigina Family Services)

Here is Christopher Brown, FYI:

Roland Warren

Christopher Brown

Executive Vice President

p: 512.573.5508
cbrown@fatherhood.org

Christopher Brown is Executive Vice President of National Fatherhood Initiative.  Chris trains individuals and organizations on how to create father-friendly organizations and how to develop, market, and evaluate fatherhood programs.  He is the author or co-author of NFI curricula, including 24/7 Dad™, and many other products.  He has appeared a fatherhood expert in media outlets, including the L.A. Times, New York Times, Nick Jr. Magazine, and CNN.

Chris lives in the Austin, Texas area with his wife and two daughters, ages 15 and 12.

Also know that the burgeoning NFI now has a young, apparently single, former House of Reps intern as “Special Assistant to the President.”  She was an education major, too…. by which we know they are an egalitarian organization; they hire women, too in leadership positions:

Blaire Brachfeld

Special Assistant to the President

p: 240.912.1276
f: 301-948-4325
bbrachfeld@fatherhood.org

Blaire joined NFI in May 2011 and is responsible for planning and coordinating the President’s meeting schedule, travel logistics, correspondence, and research preparation. Additionally, she serves as liaison to the Board of Directors.Before NFI, Blaire interned with the US House of Representatives and the National Archives and Records Administration, working in the Nixon Presidential Library. She received a BA in Government and Politics with a minor in History and a focus in Education from University of Maryland, College Park in 2010, where she cheered for the Terps while a student. Blaire lives with her family in Silver Spring, Maryland.

You can separately look up the organization’s EIN# and search by EIN# to get a DUNS#, not that it’s helpful in any advanced (or other) searches.

Recipient Name City State ZIP Code County DUNS Number Sum of Awards
NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE  GAITHERSBURG MD 20877 MONTGOMERY 879885986 $ 5,497,670

By the way, EIN# is  232745763

 

Anyhow, so much for word-based searches on TAGGS:

AHA! you think! I will use the numeric indicator, the DUNS# — that’s probably more accurate.  Which brings up the question, why doesn’t the TAGGS ADVANCED search make life simple for the rest of us, and include the field “DUNS” AND/OR ‘EIN’ in their Advanced Search capacities?  Imean, common sense database design says pick a SHORT and less prone to typos search field to identify specific entities, at least, does it not?  But in the TAGGS database, one cannot count on these, either –and would miss significant grants, again.  I found this out by being too quick on the “enter” key once, and hit “enter” before I’d keyed in a DUNS#, thus getting a listing of ALL grants (I think).   Which came up thus:

 

 

Here’s an EIN# search on a nationwide database called “990 finder” I use often enough. You can see by the Titles page that the name of this multi-state (or moving-target) network of fatherhood practitioners doesn’t always get entered in the same way — although it’s one EIN# (incidentally not showing as any grants recipient by HHS, per EIN search just now):

 

Your query: ( Organization Name: None Chosen , State: None Chosen , Zip: None Chosen , EIN: 522094433 , Fiscal Year: None Chosen )
7 matching documents retrieved (7 displayed) 

 

ORGANIZATION NAME

STATE

YEAR

TOTAL ASSETS

FORM

PAGES

EIN

National Practitioner Network for Father* and Family VA 2006 $21,807 990EZ 11 52-2094433
National Practitioner Network for Fathers and F VA 2005 $14,525 990EZ 11 52-2094433
National Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families IN 2007 $20,908 990EZ 12 52-2094433
National Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families DC 2002 $268,822 990 18 52-2094433
National Practitioners Network for Fathers and Family DC 2003 $276,692 990 14 52-2094433
National Practitioners Network for Fathers and Family Inc. VA 2004 $128,205 990 13 52-2094433
Pract Network for Fathers/Family DC 2004 $69,483 990 13 52-2094433

 

Search Again

A NCCSDATAWEB.ORG shows 990s for these same years (but unlike this one, not two for the year 2004) but reports revenue (not assets, as here) on the summary page, which displays this particular group as revenues “0.”   It would appear not to be a significant fatherhood group, although one cannot always go by the size of the web pages:

Filing in various years from:   DC (2002-2003), VA & DC (2004), VA ony (2005-2006) and IN 2007, after which we can deduce it went out of business, because no more IRS activity (or isn’t required to file because not earning anything?)

The 2007 form shows 10 different directors residing in:  IN (Exec Director John A. Smith), AZ, NC, CA (Los Angeles),GA, IL (Chicago) MA (Boston),  TX, and show contributions starting about $540K in 2003 (plus $10K membership fees) rapidly declining to $14K in a few years.  The “hours per week” the unpaid directors list as working for the organization is “0” and they were operating approximately $61K negative net “assets” i.e., in the red.  WATCHDOG.net (found if one types “EIN# and then the # sometimes into a search field) says per IRS documents they incorporated in 1998.  So what gives?

The IP status shows here:  NPNFF.org no longer pulls up anything, but supports these related websites:

Enter an IP address or domain name and receive a list of domains hosted on that IP address. 
(Domain, Host or IP address)

Notice that not one of the sites has any reference to “fathers” in the domain name.  Just parents, kids, home, family, etc….. but their real “parent” org is a fatherhood practitioners network.

 

LET’s TAKE A LOOK AT THE STATES IT WAS FILING 990s UNDER:

  • INDIANA

 

Indiana Corporate status of this group, which doesn’t have to file because it ain’t earning enough:

Entity Name Type Entity Type City / State
THE NATIONAL PRACTITIONERS NETWORK FOR FATHERS AND FAMILIES, INC. Registered Foreign Registered Name

Name Searched On:

THE NATIONAL PRACTITIONERS NETWORK FOR FATHERS AND FAMILIES, INC. (Registered)

Current InformationControl Number2002110400064 
Owner NameJOHN A. SMITH 

Address:
1003 K ST. NW STE 565, WASHINGTON, DC 20001


StatusExpired 
TypeRegistered 
Name Creation Date10/30/2002 
Name Date to Expire12/31/2002 
Name Inactive Date

Transactions:

Date Filed Effective Date Type
10/30/2002 10/30/2002 Name Registration

 

  • VIRGINIA
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Not found.  When I searched only “Fathers and Families” the list was of course long, including some religious groups, contruction groups, and these two:

01764240 FATHERS UNITED FOR EQUAL RIGHTS, INC. Corporation Purged
02749257 FATHERS UNITED, INC. Corporation Purged

“Purged?”  Sounds rather final!  Let me check CRC in this state:

SCC ID Business Entity Name Entity Type Entity Status
04319968 CHILDREN’S RIGHTS COUNCIL – HANOVER Corporation Purged
S2485995 CHILDREN’S RIGHTS COUNCIL OF JAPAN(WYTHE CO) Limited Liability Company Fictitious name
03897691 CHILDREN’S RIGHTS COUNCIL OF TIDEWATER VIRGINIA,INC. Corporation Purged
F1026915 CHILDREN’S RIGHTS OF AMERICA, INC. Foreign Corporation Purged

(just messing around there.  I don’t find this “NPNFF” in VA…)

The one fictitious name is registered under Walter Benda & Associates, whose linked in shows him as if owning 3 different companies, two of which are ficititious names for the 3rd.:

Current

  • Owner at Blue Ridge Sun
  • Owner at Walter Benda and Associates, LLC
  • Co-Founder and CEO at Children’s Rights Council of Japan

Past

  • Publisher at MD NEWS Magazine
  • Publisher at Sunshine Media, Inc.
  • Vice President-Sales at Lenzkes Clamping Tools, Inc.

Education

  • University of Virginia – Darden Graduate School of Business Administration
  • Washington and Lee University

Recommendations

1 person has recommended Walter

Connections

98 connections

Blue Ridge Sun is a dealership for alternative energy products, and also provides design and installation services.
Located near the Blue Ridge Mountains, in Max Meadows, Virginia, Blue Ridge Sun is the first company that has installed  grid-tie residential solar energy systems in this part of the state (read more about this in the Wytheville Enterprise article in the “IN THE MEDIA” page of this website).
Our installation team brings long years of experience in the electrical, building, and plumbing trades.  Complementing this, the owner of Blue Ridge Sun, Walter Benda, brings specialized knowledge of photovoltaic design and installation.  He is a graduate of Washington & Lee University and holds a MBA from the University of Virginia.  Benda’s professional career has included management positions with Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller start-up companies, in industries such as organic and natural foods, machine tools, and magazine publishing.  He also has founded and leads a non-profit organization.  (this CRC here?)  At least he has a real product and some contracting licenses!

 

(One needs to create a username and give out some data to sign onto this search site for DC):

  • DC
    Registered Agent JOHN W. DAVID
    Address Line 1 1003 K ST., N.W.,#505
    Address Line 2
    City Washington
    State DC
    Zip 20001-0000
    Country United States

Trade Name Information

Organization Name NATIONAL PRACTITIONERS NETWORK FOR FATHERS AND FAMILIES (THE)
State MN
Status Revoked
Initial Date of Registration 2/25/2000
File # 200663
Organization Type CorpNonProfitForeign

what was the home state, as this is a “foreign” nonprofit?  (And why no search on their EIN# here?)

Trade Name Information

Organization Name NATIONAL PRACTITIONERS NETWORK FOR FATHERS AND FAMILIES (THE)
State MN
Status Revoked
Initial Date of Registration 2/25/2000
File # 200663
Organization Type CorpNonProfitForeign

WHO LISTS THIS NON-ENTITY (basically) as a FATHERHOOD RESOURCE?

It’s listed as a resource here:

http://www.fcnetwork.org/fatherhood/resources.html

Family & Corrections Network

     

 THE NORTH AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON FATHERS BEHIND BARS & ON THE STREET



It’s listed as if a major group under the US Office of Personnel Management, alongside other (more prosperous) fatherhood groups, and plenty of them:

http://www.opm.gov.edgekey.net/Employment_and_Benefits/WorkLife/OfficialDocuments/handbooksguides/Father/index.asp

They write:

Fatherhood



Fathers want to be active in raising their children.** Fathers are an integral part of their children’s lives, both in providing for their children’s economic needs and in ensuring a safe and nurturing environment. The Federal Government supports efforts to strengthen the role of fathers by encouraging them to take advantage of work/life programs, consult with work/life coordinators about options, and participate in parenting and child care seminars and support groups. Agency coordinators also support this effort by ensuring that work/life policies (leave entitlements and options) and programs (child care and support groups) are available and promoted to support fathers’ involvement with their families.

Fatherhood initiatives have been implemented at the Department of State, Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, and Office of Personnel Management. Opportunities for partnering between the public and private sectors on fatherhood issues could leverage resources and provide a network of information for implementing fatherhood programs.

Additional information on fatherhood programs is available from the National Center for Strategic Nonprofit Planning and Community Leadership www.npcl.org and other resources found below.

**Obviously they do, I’d say, generally speaking.  This must be why, when that instinct is frustrated, both highly educated affluent and less-educated poor Dads sometimes kill their kids and themselves, or their wives, or simply abandon them, requiring so many government programs to persuade the rest of us to invest in this truth, or in making this truth universally true, which it isn’t, because (like Moms) Dads come in all flavors.

And list this one right under NFI as:

National Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families, Inc. (NPNFF)
1003 K Street, NW
Suite 565
Washington, DC 20001
202-737-6680
800-34-NPNFF

The National Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families, Inc. is a network established to foster communication, promote professionalism, and enhance collaboration among individuals working with fathers and fragile families.

They are listed in an ACF site as a reference in “Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Through Child Care”

http://nccic.acf.hhs.gov/pubs/resp-fatherhood.html

Home

Here is a psychologist listing NPNFF.org (Even though you can’t access that site) along with other fatherhood groups:

http://www.drmichaeljdiamond.com/pr_links.html

 

and the TEXAS PTA “Every child, one voice”

Texas PTA  THis was posted in 2010 — I guess no one had been reading the prior 990s filings:

 

http://www.txpta.org/resource-library/entry/national-practitioners-network-for-fathers-and-families/

Resource Library

National Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families

Links

  • Category: Programs
  • Type: Links
  • Date Posted: January 28, 2010

Visit National Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families »

The National Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families, Inc., (NPNFF), is the national individual membership organization whose mission is to build the profession of practitioners working to increase the responsible involvement of fathers in the lives of their children. NPNFF’s programs and services are designed to foster communication, promote professionalism, and enhance collaboration among individuals working with fathers and fragile families.

THERE’S EVEN AN OHIO Practitioners Network, too founded in 2004, perhaps inspired by this one?

 

(Well this one doesn’t acknowledge the National Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families.  Perhaps they didn’t know about them?) Under research and policy they link to some of my “Favorites” though, notice that only one of these actually has the word “Fathers” in the title (typical).

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)

www.clasp.org

Center for Family Policy and Practice (CFFPP)

www.cffpp.org

Child Trends

www.childtrends.org

Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study

www.fragilefamilies.princeton.edu

National Conference of State Legislators

www.ncsl.org/statefed/welfare/fragilefam.htm

National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

www.fatherhood.gov

 

Even this VERY well-funded group lists (on its website) the elusive NPNFF as one of its “partners.”   (from TAGGS database)

Recipient Name City State ZIP Code County DUNS Number Sum of Awards
Fathers & Families Resources/Research Center  INDIANAPOLIS IN 46208-4705 MARION 876990719 $ 2,876,637

Of course the woud “Resource/Research Center” (or Institute) often in this field implies, like, a website:

Fathers & Families Center FUNDERS and PARTNERS

including:

 

National Partners

All Pro Dad

Center on Fathers, Families and Workforce Development

Family Resource Coalition of America

National Center for Fathering

National Center for Strategic Nonprofit Planning and Community Leadership

National Center on Fathers and Families

National Family Preservation Network

National Fatherhood Initiative

National Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families (there they are.  They are in almost every listing!)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Fatherhood Initiative

A LITTLE TIME WITH AN OHIO GROUP:

This Ohio group at least discuss how one Ohio-based Fatherhood nonprofit hosted a conference, where another nonprofit idea was “born.”

In May of 2003 the Center for Families and Children {{“CFC”}} of Cleveland hosted the first Fathers Matter Conference in the State of Ohio. With the support of Lee Fisher, CEO of CFC and Andy Calladine, Director of CFC’s Fathers and Families Together Program,  a diverse group of fatherhood practitioners and stakeholders was brought together to discuss the importance of Fatherhood and the barriers faced by practitioners.  Conference participants provided input through a survey and comments offered during the event were instrumental in assisting the conference organizers in taking the next step towards supporting FATHERHOOD in Ohio.

What’s funny — I’ve been around a lot of DV nonprofits, and most of them never even mention the term “fatherhood practitioners.”  I guess women are in these circles only educated to the minimum degree required for program participation; kind of reminds me of the days when women were not educated, period, in our country.   After all, did they need to voite? Yet here are the fatherhood practitioners meeting to discuss how to reproduce without intercourse with feminine (and certainly not with feminIST) organizations! Just Child & family Groups.

Most participants agreed that there was a need for a Fatherhood Practitioner network in Ohio. Many offered to be part of a Council that would use the ideas submitted by participants at the Fathers Matter Conference in order to establish a grassroots effort to support and educate Practitioners in Ohio.

Apparent this all took approximately 4 years, because here’s the Ohio Corporation status, there were 3 incorporators, one who was already involved with at least one other fatherhood grants-based (I’ll bet) group:

 

1689700 CORPORATION FOR NON-PROFIT 03/28/2007 07/27/2014 Active CLEVELAND CUYAHOGA
1 – 1

 

Incorporator Information
CALVIN L. WILLIAMS
MUQIT SABUR
STEVE KILLPACK

Center for Fatherhood and Family Dynamics

All Men, Dads and Father Figures

Center for Families and Children: Fathers and Families Together                        

CFC’s Fathers and Families Together (FAFT) program is designed to provide fathers with the tools to become caring, committed and responsible fathers. Goals are achieved in a variety of ways, including through participation in formally structured workshops and connection to community resources. The program is open to all men who are interested in developing fathering skills.


For more information, contact
Artis Gaines

FAFT Resource Advisor
Center for Families and Children
1941 S. Taylor Rd
Cleveland Hts, OH  44118

216.325.9124 direct

216.320.9533 fax

againes@c4fc.org


Center for Fatherhood and Family Dynamics

Resources for fathers and practitioners of fatherhood initiatives.  Fatherhood Development Workshops for fathers.

Muqit Sabur, Principal

3631 Perkins Avenue (4th floor, in Passages, Inc.)

Cleveland, OH  44114

IF YOU CLICK ON THIS ONE, it starts to look like a federal grants recipient:

with contact through a “Community Endeavors Foundation”

Healthy Fathering Collaborative
c/o Community Endeavors Foundation
P.O. Box 606194
Cleveland, OH  etc.

STEVE KILLPACK (see Ohio NPFF, above) is the contact at this foundation.

Boot Camp for New Dads

Interesting description of THEIR beginnings, here:

 

We Are Dads Helping Other Men Get a Good Start as New Fathers
In 1990, several of us sat down with our babies at the local hospital to “show the ropes” to men with their first child on the way. For three hours our babies smiled, slept, cried and did what babies do, and the “rookie” fathers watched us care for them without a mother in sight. Some rookies said they had never even held a baby before, so we handed them our own.

We “veterans” talked about our experiences and offered advice, and we all got to know and trust each other. Everything said in the room stayed in the room, so nothing was left off the table. The rookies were relieved to find their many concerns and even fears were common among dads-to-be. By the end, each man came to realize, “I can do this,” and went home with a new sense of confidence. And they did do it, and months later returned as veterans with their own babies to pass on knowledge to the next group of dads-to-be.

Located next to the El Toro U.S. Marine Base in California, Boot Camp benefited from a diverse group of fathers, a strength that was very apparent when a man of one race handed his baby to a man of another. The Marines also helped by suggesting a change to a more respectful name from the original “Bootee Camp.”

Expanding Across the U.S.
In the mid 90s, a fledging fatherhood movement, responding to absent, apathetic or abusive fathers in far too many families, took notice of Boot Camp. Characterized as a “nursery in a locker room,” with no women over two feet tall allowed, the media also discovered Boot Camp, and requests for the program from other hospitals started arriving. We successfully replicated the workshop in Grand Forks, North Dakota in 1996, and then offered it to other communities throughout the nation.

Naturally, no propagation was involved, this all just happened by excited referrals of an obviously great idea to actually target hospitals (and give them a $3,000 startup grant to purchase the curriculum) Notice the timing, though:

For more information, contact Steve Killpack, communityendeavors@earthlink.net

 

Initiatives
Cleveland Develops Boot Camp Network Throughout Region
In the fall of 2004, the Community Endeavors Foundation, a small independent foundation in Cleveland, Ohio decided to make an effort to target expectant and new fathers on a countywide basis by launching a childbirth education program designed specifically for fathers at every birthing hospital in Cuyahoga County. The Foundation has funded programs that engage and involve low income fathers in the lives of their children since 1996, but was concerned that they were not directly targeting a “magic moment” to engage fathers in the lives of their children: the childbirth process

The Foundation chose the Boot Camp for New Dads curriculum and contacted area-birthing hospitals to recruit them for the initiative. Seven hospitals expressed enthusiastic interest in participating. Community Endeavors purchased the program licenses for each hospital and arranged for the training of staff from a total of ten hospitals in the Greater Cleveland area (3 hospitals with existing BCND programs were also included in the training).

The response from the hospitals has been inspiring. Steve Killpack, executive director of the Community Endeavors Foundation noted, “Typically, these hospitals are competitors for maternity and other services. This particular initiative is unique because all of these hospitals have placed the focus where it belongs – on the fathers, babies and communities rather than on the health providers. It has been inspiring to witness these hospital systems join together to provide such a valuable community service.”

Each hospital received a $3000 grant from Community Endeavors to purchase the curriculum license from the national BCND program and cover their start-up costs. Thus, for a relatively small expense Greater Cleveland now boasts a universal program for expectant fathers in Cuyahoga, Lorain and Geauga Counties. Every new father in these three counties has an opportunity to participate in the BCND program.

The Foundation continues to support the program in a variety of ways: purchasing incentives; marketing the programs through rack cards, brochures and a website, www.neofathering.net, and sponsoring annual training for new and existing coaches and coordinators.

Nine Hospitals participate in the Greater Cleveland Boot Camp for New Dads initiative:

  • Cleveland Clinic Health System, which includes Fairview, Hillcrest, Huron and Marymount Hospitals
  • University Hospital Health System, which includes McDonald Women’s, St. John West Shore and Southwest General Hospitals
  • MetroHealth Hospital
  • Community Health Partners

For more information, contact Steve Killpack, communityendeavors@earthlink.net

 

The Community Endeavors Foundation has one interesting existence — filed in 1992, incorporator a William A. Fullmer (see “marketVisual.com” Knowledge Map) with multiple connections (and as a nonprofit), it was canceled for failure to file in 1997 (I believe in Ohio, nonprofits have to refile every 5 yrs, but I’m not sure).    (incidentally, “Knowledge Map” if it’s info is accurate has a great “knowledge legend” which color codes the relationship — whether executive director, family relation, nonprofit leadership, member, company ownership, general employee, business relation, etc., etc.  — great things to know).  5 years later (after cancellation for failure to file) it re-instated itself under a new name, changing “inc” to “Foundation.”  12/26/2002 (happy belated CHristmas?).  Then on 12/31/2002 (possibly tax deadline in sight here?), the Killpack Foundation “Merged Out of Existence” and Community Endeavors, Inc. became COmmunity Endeavors Foundation.

Killpack Foundation, originally formed in 1986, is graphically described as “Dead” (I hope these printscreens show….)

689283 CORPORATION FOR NON-PROFIT 11/24/1986 01/10/2005 Dead CLEVELAND CUYAHOGA OHIO
1 – 1

Somehow it survived its merger with the above group and had a post-merge resurrected life of about 5 years, per the “Expiry Date”.

This one, too, had a little problem with filing timely and Steven Killpack’s name simply doesn’t show as incorporator or registered agent, oddly enough as the foundation seems named after him (or a relative).

Filings
Filing Type Date of Filing Document Number/Image
DOMESTIC ARTICLES/NON-PROFIT 11/24/1986 G040_1085
LETTER/RENEWAL NOTICE MAILED 08/26/1991 000000243932
CANCELED/FAILURE TO FILE/STATEMENT CONT. EXISTENCE 12/26/1991 000000243933
DOMESTIC/REINSTATEMENT 07/25/1994 4199_0917
LETTER/RENEWAL NOTICE MAILED 03/30/1999 199908901047
CANCELED/FAILURE TO FILE/STATEMENT CONT. EXISTENCE 01/07/2000 200000800281
CERTIFICATE OF CONTINUED EXISTENCE 01/10/2000 200004600527
MERGED OUT OF EXISTENCE 12/31/2002 200236102222


5 years later, again failing to file, it was again cancelled (both times after renewal letters mailed reminding it to file), on 12/27/2007.  So far, not the best track record.  A YEAR later, it again reinstated itself, on 12/11/2008.  The process of telling the state you exist as a corporation APPEARS to involve a whopping $25 and a page or two of info, and must be far more challenging than coaching new Dads how to raise babies.   The registered agent is at a law firm too, it appears.

William A Fullmer, who appears to have tried several businesses and nonprofits in Ohio, has two active ones now in operation:  This Community Endeavors Foundation (which it appears Steve Killpack is trying his hand at now, and ERICO GLOBAL:)

(if names don’t show, one can search by incorporator name on the Ohio SOS site Erico being the top and Community, the 2nd row.

1670170 CORPORATION FOR PROFIT 12/30/2006 Active SOLON CUYAHOGA
832286 CORPORATION FOR NON-PROFIT 11/24/1992 Active UNIVERSITY HTS. CUYAHOGA OHIO
734027 CORPORATION FOR PROFIT 10/05/1988 Cancelled WESTERVILLE DELAWARE OHIO
715146 CORPORATION FOR PROFIT 12/30/1987 Dead COLUMBUS FRANKLIN OHIO
715174 CORPORATION FOR PROFIT 12/30/1987 Cancelled COLUMBUS FRANKLIN OHIO
728799 CORPORATION FOR PROFIT 07/15/1988 Dead COLUMBUS FRANKLIN OHIO
756195 CORPORATION FOR PROFIT 09/06/1989 Cancelled NEWBURY GEAUGA OHIO
1 – 7

Wm. A. Fullmer also appears to be highly educated, or have connections to at least some colleges and the state bar:  (See MarketVisual).  Incidentally Erico Global was incorporated by the famous (in my other posts) C T Corporation System and is a Delaware Company and (originally? issued itself 26,000,000 shares of penny (par value $0.01) stock) It is a mining company, supposedly incorporated in 2002 (but we show, above, 2006)

This is from “investing/ Businessweek

COMPANY OVERVIEW

ERICO Global Company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of precision-engineered specialty metal products. It serves electrical, commercial and industrial construction, utility, and rail application markets in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. The company was incorporated in 2002 and is based in Solon, Ohio. (no transactions in the past year, i.e., it’s not trading?)

(it also has “no key executives”)

 

ERICO International is hiring and claims to have been in Cleveland area from 1903 (and probably was)

Here’s a list of “ERICO” international‘s contact address, including two addresses in Solon Ohio, but nothing called “Erico Global” at all.

 

ERICO United States
34600 Solon Road
Solon, Ohio 44139
United StatesUnited States
1-440-248-01001-440-248-0723

ERICO International Corporation Headquarters
31700 Solon Road
Solon, OH 44139
United States

United States
1-440-248-01001-440-349-2996
 

When I Searched only “ERICO” I found out there are 17 listings:  rows 1 & 3 – 11 (the “for-Profit”) listings all but the first one “Dead” followed by several “Registered Names” most of them “Cancelled” and dating as you can see here:  (I believe “business name” may not display, but you can see the other colums, or do a fresh search)

16961 CORPORATION FOR PROFIT 12/14/1903 Active SOLON CUYAHOGA OHIO
230233 CORPORATION FOR PROFIT 10/23/1952 Dead SOLON CUYAHOGA OHIO
243633 CORPORATION FOR NON-PROFIT 12/15/1954 Dead CLEVELAND CUYAHOGA OHIO
288502 CORPORATION FOR PROFIT 02/27/1960 Dead DAYTON MONTGOMERY OHIO
520485 CORPORATION FOR PROFIT 08/01/1978 Dead SOLON CUYAHOGA OHIO
578995 CORPORATION FOR PROFIT 07/29/1981 Dead SOLON CUYAHOGA OHIO
637276 CORPORATION FOR PROFIT 07/05/1984 Dead SOLON CUYAHOGA OHIO
657131 CORPORATION FOR PROFIT 06/20/1985 Dead SOLON CUYAHOGA OHIO
685126 CORPORATION FOR PROFIT 09/11/1986 Dead SOLON CUYAHOGA OHIO
685206 CORPORATION FOR PROFIT 09/15/1986 Dead SOLON CUYAHOGA OHIO
685205 CORPORATION FOR PROFIT 09/15/1986 Dead SOLON CUYAHOGA OHIO
RN110300 REGISTERED TRADE NAME 04/27/1988 Cancelled Conversion
RN110301 REGISTERED TRADE NAME 04/27/1988 Cancelled Conversion
RN110302 REGISTERED TRADE NAME 04/27/1988 Cancelled Conversion
FN56551 FICTITIOUS NAMES 12/23/1991 Cancelled Conversion
919901 CORPORATION FOR PROFIT 10/12/1995 Active CINCINNATI HAMILTON OHIO
1670170 CORPORATION FOR PROFIT 12/30/2006 Active SOLON CUYAHOGA
16 – 17

 

There apparently is some connection between Fullmer, who is running ERICO GLOBAL (formed in 2006) and this fatherhood pusher, Steve Killpack, who took over Fullmer’s Community Endeavors, Inc., renamed it, and began allocating grants to hospitals for neofathering. net and other curriculum/training peddling endeavors.

And the OHIO PRACTITIONERS NETWORK which, when searched, comes up with plenty of out of state links, with domain name OHIO based:

  1. OPNFF – Ohio Practitioners’ Network for Fathers and Families 

    OPNFF – Ohio Practitioners’ Network for Fathers and Families – fatherhood programs.

    fatherhood news

    http://www.opnff.net/fatherhood_news.asp
    OPNFF – Ohio Practitioners 

    About Us

    OPNFF – Ohio Practitioners 

    Michigan

    http://www.opnff.net/michigan_fatherhood…
    OPNFF – Ohio Practitioners 

    Midwest Fatherhood Celebrations

    http://www.opnff.net/fatherhood_celebratio
    OPNFF – Ohio Practitioners 

    history

    OPNFF – Ohio Practitioners 

    Minnesota

    http://www.opnff.net/minnesota_fatherhoo…
    OPNFF – Ohio Practitioners 

NOTICE that the Ohio group — though it doesn’t LINK to NPNFF, actually mentions them as having been inspired by that group:
NOTICE THE TIMELINE:

As a result, a Network Planning Council was formed and the first meeting was held in Columbus on August 8th, 2003. At this time all background information was reviewed in order to develop a strategic planning process. Monthly meetings were facilitated by consultant John Smith of NPNFF (National Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families).  The Council continued to meet monthly in Columbus and developed an organizational frame work. A mission statement was crafted along with a vision, principles, goals and action steps.  In April of 2004, the Planning Council completed its work and the first Board of Directors of OPNFF was elected.

OPNFF seeks to advance a fatherhood and family agenda in partnership with public agencies, grass roots faith and community based organizations, and local and state government entities.

In otherwords, they are not self-sustaining curriculum peddlers and incorporators, they need some help.  I’d be sure to take some help from a group that was, as of 2007, $61,000 in the hole, after which it apparently didn’t bring in enough to file an IRS form (I haven’t yet finished checking did it actually register as a business in the many states from which it filed what 990s it does have, let alone as a charity in those states….

OPNFF reports on collaborations with government agencies, and a particular emphasis on wealth-building (for DADs, that is) help for incarcerated followers, and of course Child Support Reform.  what I do NOT see is their stating they are a nonprofit organization and when they became one.  Because it looks to me as though they incorporated, down to a Board of Directors, in 2004 — and didn’t incorporate (busy??) til 2007.  IF there has been income, then this looks like tax fraud (at least as to reporting they have existed as a corporation) or at least room for this, following the habits of similar groups, who facilitate getting to the government grants stages and then rewriting legislation to favor fathers….

 


Ohio Child Support Policy

Building Assets for Fragile Families: The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Office of Child Support (OCS) was awarded a grant by the US Department of Health and Human Services to participate in an innovative program designed to improve the financial well-being of children by increasing the financial literacy and standing of parents who pay child support. 

The Asset Building for Financial Responsibility Program will connect low-income, non-custodial parents involved in the child support system with financial education and asset building programs.  The goal is to develop financial stability among the parents {{ you mean NONCUSTODIAL parents}} , so their children will receive the support they need to lead happy, healthy lives. 

Click here to read our ohiofathers.org press release on the project.  Scroll down the page to our policy brief section for a report on Financial Literacy and Low-Income Non-Custodial Parents.

and, on also on page http://www.opnff.net/child_support_policy.asp

In January of 2009, a Collaboration of the Ohio Office of Child Support (OCS), the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) and the Ohio Child Support Directors Association (OCDA) submitted a report to the State Directors of Job and Family Services and DRC making policy recommendations related to incarcerated and reentry obligors.  The recommendations are designed to empower parents so that they can successfully remove barriers to the payment of child support.  The Collaboration Report can be downloaded here.  Check back here for updates as these reform recommendations make their way through the State Legislature and get implemented.

 

 

OPNFF seeks to advance a fatherhood and family agenda in partnership with public agencies, grass roots faith and community based organizations, and local and state government entities.  In serving the entire State of Ohio, OPNFF has organized the state into five regions and has drawn from those regions to build the leadership body, with an emphasis on both urban metropolitan areas and rural and small communities.

 

In serving the entire State of Ohio, OPNFF has organized the state into five regions and has drawn from those regions to build the leadership body, with an emphasis on both urban metropolitan areas and rural and small communities.

FINALLY (at long last) LinkedIn describes the Killpack Fullmer connection more fully:  The men met at UMichigan:

 

Steve Killpack

Board Member at Ohio Practitioners’ Network for Fathers and Families

Cleveland/Akron, Ohio Area 
Nonprofit Organization Management
Current
  • Board Member at SIECUS
  • Board Member at Ohio Practitioners’ Network for Fathers and Families
  • Executive Director at Community Endeavors Foundation
Past
  • Member at Ohio Commission on Fatherhood
  • Coordinator at Healthy Fathering Collaborative
  • Family Planning Advisory Council at The Center for Community Solutions
Education
  • University of Michigan
Connections

205 connections

Websites
  • Company Website

AND these show the organizational connections (and some overlap of years, too):

 

Board Member

SIECUS

Nonprofit Organization Management industry

2003 – Present (8 years)

Board Member

Ohio Practitioners’ Network for Fathers and Families

Nonprofit Organization Management industry

2003 – Present (8 years)

Executive Director

Community Endeavors Foundation

Philanthropy industry

September 2001 – Present (10 years 1 month)

The Community Endeavors Foundation was founded by trustees Bill Fullmer, Steve Killpack and Jim Parker in 1992 as an Ohio Charitable Corporation and a Private Foundation. The three schoolmates, all of whom grew up in Northeast Ohio, shared a vision of “giving something back to the City of Cleveland and its families” in honor of their own families and their childhoods. The Foundation engages in grantmaking, direct charitable activities and provides technical assistance to fatherhood providers and small community based grass roots agencies. In addition, the Foundation is a recognized leader locally, statewide and in the Midwest region on programs and policies related to low income fathers and families.

Coordinator

Healthy Fathering Collaborative of Greater Cleveland

Nonprofit Organization Management industry

2001 – Present (10 years)

A network of public and private agencies serving fathers and families in Greater Cleveland, Ohio

Member

Ohio Commission on Fatherhood ((THIS IS A GOVERNMENT-APPOINTED GROUP)

Nonprofit Organization Management industry

2007 – 2011 (4 years)

Coordinator

Healthy Fathering Collaborative

Nonprofit Organization Management industry

2001 – 2010 (9 years)

Family Planning Advisory Council

The Center for Community Solutions

Nonprofit Organization Management industry

2003 – 2009 (6 years)

 

Name changes for the latter group:

Effective Date Old Name
01/13/1917 THE CLEVELAND FEDERATION FOR CHARITY AND PHILANTHROPY
03/02/1972 THE WELFARE FEDERATION OF CLEVELAND
01/16/2004 FEDERATION FOR COMMUNITY PLANNING
06/03/2004 CENTER FOR COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS

Corporate history shows that in 2001 it was cancelled (failure to file, what else? four months after a renewal notice was sent), reinstated quickly, had a registered agent change to “ACFB Incorporated” and then had some amendments to its articles of incorporation.

This man attended Univ. of Michigan for two years (did he get up to a bachelor’s degree somewhere?)  What happened between 1981 and 1992?

Fullmer (more searches on this site show) appears to be a lawyer, both in Ohio & West Virginia.  His relationship to ERICO GLOBAL shows as “family” by color code, visual map) so perhaps some inherited stocks, who knows?  (if it’s a legitimate entity despite we see it’s a recent corporate one — with no business transactions in the past 12 months per the investment listing above).    McDonalds LLP is a law firm, TRW  (another connection) became C T Corporation (actually I’m now getting a little dizzy with all the names) and another group he shows association with, “TRIMAS” is simply the agent for Delaware Corporation, whose Ohio registered agent is, lo and behold:

CSC-LAWYERS INCORPORATING SERVICE (CORPORATION SERVICE COMPANY)
50 W BROAD ST STE 1800
COLUMBUS,OH 43215
Effective Date: 12/13/2005
Contact Status: Active

So he’s a lawyer and knows how to incorporate, working alongside the mysterious — but on Ohio Fatherhood Commission — Mr. Killpack plus his various nonfiling corporations (The Killpack foundation having Fullmer as original incorporator, so I guess they were GOOD college buddies) and so forth.

 

There is an SF Doctor Steven Killpack, and a Utah Public Defender Steven Killpack . . . . this one has no middle initial….

The OHIO FATHERHOOD COMMISSION has some really “spiffy” graphics on its website.  Here’s the “meet the Commissioners” page, with spinning photos of each one over a graphic background, plus hyperlinks to everyone’s blogs:  You can click on any hyperactive photo (think of a merry-go-round) and it identifies the face.   http://fatherhood.ohio.gov/Commissioners/MeetourCommissioners.aspx  When you click on one, for a brief snapshot, the others continue rotating in the background, lest you lose interest.  THis is one of the perks of having some government backing for your groups:

Here’s our OPNFF man:

Commissioner: Steve Killpack
  • Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Education: Kenyon College, Gambier, OH: BS Biology; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI: MS Social Advocacy
  • Occupation: Executive Director, Community Endeavors Foundation Coordinator, Healthy Fathering Collaborative
  • Year started with Ohio Commission on Fatherhood: 2006
  • I became a Commissioner because…
    all children need and deserve a healthy and involved father in their lives…
  • Most memorable moment being a father, having a father or seeing an interaction with a father…
    holding my wife’s hand during the birth of our son, now 9 months old, with our 5 year old daughter at my side
  • Fatherhood has taught me… humility     {{? ? ? }}

HEALTH FATHERING COLLABORATIVE is collaborating with a DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER on a WHITE RIBBON Campaign. This collaborative is:

(private “agency”??)  Notice mothers in this collaborative, do not share pronoun ownership in the children?  However, the website says “NEOFATHERING.NET” which connects to Boot Camp for New Dads marketing program…..

Who is this group?  Well, it’s a creation of Mr. Killack’s “Community Endeavors Foundation” described above.  While not filing regularly, they sure as heck have access to some wonderful HTML help in designing cutting edge websites, or closer to it than us word-pressing noncustodial mothers tend to have!  :

http://www.neofathering.net/about_us.asp

About Us

The Healthy Fathering Collaborative was established by the Community Endeavors Foundation in August 2001 as a working group of providers and funders providing services to fathers, fathers-to-be and young men in Greater Cleveland. The group meets bi-monthly, rotating the meeting among agency sites, allowing the members of the collaborative to become more familiar with each other’s programs.

The Healthy Fathering Collaborative welcomes all community-based and faith-based organizations serving fathers i** n Greater Cleveland, as well as representatives of a number of CIty of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County departments.  Agencies interested in extending current family programming to include fathers are also included. 

** basically the underlined & in red portion is saying, if you have a federal fatherhood grant or contract, we welcome you; alternately if you work in a City or County department (and conceivably might help us get our hands on one of those grants or contracts). …   because we are basically a nonprofit -originated program and obviously I come from a background that shows my ability to form nonprofits (whether or not I keep track of them and their corporate status) advertise new names for programs under those nonprofits, such as this one, and connect people in nonprofits that know how to do the same (although some of us are not that great at fund-raising without government help, to wit, NPNFF, who helped inspire US to get a start) — we are your baby. We welcome you, and between all our connections – and lack of adequate HHS oversight, really — it’s likely there are some goods to spread around in the name of connecting Dads with their babies, children, kids, and reducing their child support, especially when they are incarcerated for one unimportant reason or another. ….

 

 

Their graphic model (not that I can read the fine print) shows how there will be zero point in any child’s life at which Dad will not be there, starting with conception:

Lifespan of Fatherhood Service Model

 

The UMichigan was getting an MS in “Social Advocacy” and the BS from Kenyon (which Fullmer has a connection to as well). Mr. K. does not even bother to mention Ohio Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families although he’s one of the incorporators (when it eventually got around to incorporating in 2007).

 

 

As to NEOFATHERING.net (which also shows “BOOTCAMP FOR NEW DADS” hence probably tne “neo” in the domain name:

 

Who else supports boot camp for new Dads?  Aw, shucks, it was just a grassroots idea, a bunch of Dads got together and figured it out….

Funding Support
Funding for the expansion of Boot Camp for New Dads has been generously supplied by the following organizations

  • Annie E. Casey Foundation  (major fatherhood funder, conservative)
  • Irvine Health Foundation
  • Johnson & Johnson Foundation
  • Orange County Commission on Families and Children
  • Pacific Life Foundation
  • Windgate Charitable Foundation

In addition, Revolution Studios has supplied substantial funding to BCND for movie rights to Greg Bishop’s life and Boot Camp for New Dads.

Dads Adventure, Inc. Provides Major Funding & Outreach….

– – – – – – – –

OK< where are they — Texas?   http://www.corporationwiki.com/Texas/McKinney/dad-s-adventures-inc/37612498.aspx

Irvine, CA? (Gregory Bishop):   http://www.corporationwiki.com/California/Irvine/dads-adventure-inc/42730429.aspx

Actually Dads Adventure Inc. owns the trademark “Bootcamp for New Dads” and Moms and a few others.  I love it at “trademarkia.com”

http://www.trademarkia.com/company-dads-adventure-inc-315522-page-1-2

 

 

Of course Trademarkia, like Dads Adventure, Inc. is a FOR profit, so it’s not easy to copy the summary information, as they are trying to sell me access to more detailed information.  Nevertheless:   In approximate order of trademarking, and designated “LIVE” or “DEAD” (and when):

  • Dads Adventure (LIVE circa 2000) Providing childbirth education to new fathers.
  • Daddy Bootcamp (DEAD circa 2001) formerly Bootcamp for New Dads, owner of the trademark…
  • Daddy Bootcamp (LIVE, circa 2006) educational services, namely workshops, seminars and classes for new fathers
  • Hit the Ground Crawling (DEAD, circa 2006) (identical descriptions; note the military analogy….)
  • Boot Camp For New Dads (LIVE, circal 2009) (identical description)
  • Boot Camp for new Moms (LIVE, circa 2011) (identical description, except for the obvious name substitution, “mothers.”
Categories:  Education; providing training, entertainment, sporting and cultural activities.   (What, toss the baby between parents?)
Trademark correspondent for Boot Camp for New Moms indicates that the person in Irvine, CA has filed about 208 trademarks, perhaps that’s his line of work.  Details on this one:
Word Mark: BOOT CAMP FOR NEW MOMS
Status/
Status Date:
FINAL REFUSAL – MAILED

8/5/2011
Estimated Response Deadline: 2/5/2012

Serial Number: 85250097
Filing Date: 2/23/2011

Anyhow I’m sure you know where I’m going next to look up this Irvine, CA corporation…. and happily it’s active!

Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
C2004518 02/14/1997 ACTIVE DADS ADVENTURE, INC. GREG S BISHOP

 

DadsAdventure (the contact is “Alison Bishop”)

Since 1990, Dads Adventure and Daddy Boot Camp have had more than 300,000 men trust us to help them wrap their minds around becoming dads.

Actually make that 1997, not 1990 for “Dads Adventure” and 2001, not 1990 for “Daddy Boot Camp” according to the trade name registration searcher, above.  Minor detail.

Here’s the store, all moderately priced items:

How We Got Started in 1990

Dads Adventure Founder Greg Bishop
Greg Bishop, Founder of Dads Adventure and
Boot Camp for New Dads

My six brothers and I grew up taking care of babies, which happens when your parents have 13 kids. To us boys, babies were like puppies; while a lot of work at times, they were fun to play with. They made great amateur wrestlers and you could always make them happy by the time mom got home.

When my first child arrived, I was a natural at calming him when he cried and of course, making him happy. After four kids, other guys were asking me for advice, so I decided to help. It’s nice to be good at something important.

 

Here’s a form (tuition $400) to be trained as a New Dad Boot Camp sergeant (or whatever) at a DENVER hospital, mail checks to the address (of the California Corporation).  such a great business to be in, definitely a new and gov’t endorsed market niche.

Please note – You must be a licensed facility in order to participate in the Master Coach Training. Please contact Head Quarters at (949) 754­9067 to get information regarding licenses fees and first year dues.  (** remember above, how Community Endeavors Foundation was willing to spot hospitals $3,000 to get their licensure to market this New Dad stuff?)

 

Mr. Bishop, who has an MBA, is also President and FOunder of “Bishop & Associates” (same address) a “Trauma Care Specialist”)

Through our work with over 260 hospitals and trauma systems, we have developed a unique, client-friendly and cost-effective approach. Our client’s satisfaction is demonstrated by our ability to completely rely on word of mouth for new business.>>Read more about Bishop + Associates.

 

Greg Bishop, MBA

President/Founder

Greg has supported trauma care in all regions of the nation and at all levels of healthcare. His principle role has been strengthening the economics of trauma care in terms of research, education and advocacy. In this regard, Greg founded the Trauma Center Economic Study, Managed Trauma Care Project, Trauma Resource Network, and the Trauma Center Association of America.

Greg previously served as a hospital strategic planning consultant with Ernst & Young, received a Stanford MBA in Health Care Management, and an MA in Urban Studies from Occidental College. He is also founder and Head Coach of Boot Camp For New Dads, which since 1990 has spread across the U.S. and is now expanding internationally.

 

 

 

Now this is a pretty amazing service and accomplishment.  And connects to Georgia: (from the B&A site):

Georgia’s plan for a state of the art trauma system The Healthcare Georgia Foundation brought B+A in to assess the needs and opportunities for trauma care amidst a crisis in the state triggered by trauma center closures. This coincided with the establishment of the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission with $58 million in funding, which then engaged B+A to assist in designing a cutting edge trauma system that reflected best practices from across the nation coupled with the best ideas from Georgia.

The result is a state-of-the-art vision for a fully inclusive and integrated statewide trauma and emergency care system. It will create a new public service that will assure all who need a higher level of emergency care are transported quickly to the closest appropriate facility. This approach will produce the highest possible value for Georgia’s investment in trauma care for the decades ahead. An outline of the plan is as follows:

Anyhow, I just learned how to search USdatabase for a registered trademark and did so on “Boot Camp for New Dads”


Serial Number Reg. Number Word Mark Check Status Live/Dead
1 77864739 3810230 BOOT CAMP FOR NEW DADS TARR LIVE
2 75290339 2154992 BOOT CAMP FOR NEW DADS TARR DEAD

Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS)

BOot camp (the one marked dead) was active from 1997 – 2005 and address very close to:

Brainchild Educational Care 4605 Barranca Pkwy Ste 101B Irvine , CA 92604  (the address read as Suite 101E, same street #; medical practices nearby)

Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
C2462288 08/08/2002 DISSOLVED BRAINCHILD EDUCATIONAL CARE, INC. CORPORATION SERVICE COMPANY WHICH WILL DO BUSINESS IN CALIFORNIA AS CSC – LAWYERS INCORPORATING SERVICE

 

The corporation it was registered to was Boot Camp for New Dads, Inc.  (see address Suite 101E) There is no record for this corporation in California, though

Boot Camp for New Dads

The new one was registered for filing in 2009 November, published for opposition 2010 April, and certified to Dads Adventure on June 29, 2010 (greet timing for Father’s Day….)   The Search database is called TESS:

 

Looking at their website, I notice they site HHS programs (but no link to it):

Initiatives
Boot Camp for New Dads Continues to Be Identified as a National Model

Boot Camp has long enjoyed recognition as the premier program for new fathers across the country. Recent additions to these accolades include the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ report titled: The Importance of Fathers in the Healthy Development of Children, which included a description of Boot Camp for New Dads and several of our programs as well as our Caring for New Moms and Troubleshooter’s Guide to Crying Babies.

Earlier this year, the U.S. Navy’s 3 year accreditation of the Family Support Program at Pearl Harbor recommended that Boot Camp for New Dads, run by Chet Adessa, become a Navy-wide best practice. Another important addition comes from Scaling for Impact: Strategies for Spreading Social Innovation in Stanford’s Social Innovation Review. It identifies Boot Camp for New Dads is as a model program for replication in new communities as it “offers support and a level of detail that makes implementation easy for local sponsors and helps assure the quality and success of the program while still affording the flexibility to adapt to local circumstances”.

 

So I looked it up, http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/usermanuals/fatherhood/fatherhood.pdf downloaded, and searched for this group.  Sure ’nuff, here it is:

BOOT CAMP FOR NEW DADS (BCND)

Helping New Fathers

Formed in 1990 to help new fathers “hit the ground crawling,” a few fathers, with their babies in their arms, held an orientation workshop for men about to become fathers. When the “rookies” expressed apprehension about caring for babies, they were handed a baby to hold for the first time. Several months later, the “rookies” returned as veterans with their own babies to orient the next group of men, who in turn returned as veterans.

 

Also there’s the Denver based Bootcamp for New Jewish Dads: (in same publication):

SHALOM BABY— BOOTCAMP FOR NEW JEWISH DADS

Working with Fathers Prior to and Immediately after Birth

Boot Camp for New Jewish Dads is a program of the Shalom Baby Initiative, which is funded by the Rose Foundation of Denver and run by the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center. The goal is to provide programs and services addressing the needs of children ages 3 and under, to support new Jewish families, and to encourage Jewish affiliation.

A cornerstone of Shalom Baby is Jewish Baby University (JBU), a 6-week, prenatal class that combines Lamaze childbirth techniques taught by a certified instructor with Jewish family traditions taught by a local rabbi.

under this one, another Barranca Parkway Suite# (205) is listed:

Boot Camp for New Dads 4605 Barranca Pkwy, Ste. 205 Irvine, CA 92604 Phone: (949)786-3146 Web site: http://www.newdads.com

*which now redirects to “Dadsadventure.com”)

 

The 2006 publication which is aimed at preventing Child Abuse by engaging fathers, advertises the funds available to anyone who is ready to do this, up front

On February 8, 2006, President Bush signed the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 into law. Due to the time delay between the writing of and the printing of this publication, this legislation was listed as pending on page 70. The new law provides $150 million for each of Federal fiscal years 2006 through 2010 to promote and support healthy marriages and responsible fatherhood. The funds will be awarded as competitive grants to government entities, faith-based organizations or community organizations.

Up to $50 million per year may be awarded to government entities, faith-based organizations or community organizations to fund activities promoting responsible fatherhood. Such activities may include parent education, counseling, education and career services to foster fathers’ economic stability, or a national media campaign to encourage appropriate parent involvement in a child’s life. Up to $2 million per year may be awarded as competitive grants to Indian tribes to demonstrate the effectiveness of coordinating the provision of child welfare and TANF services to tribal families at risk of child abuse or neglect. The remaining funds are designated for healthy marriage activities, which may include programs of premarital education, conflict resolution, marriage enhancement for married couples and programs designed to reduce disincentives to marriage in means-tested aid programs.

Got the general picture?

I also note that they, too, list NPNFF.org as though it were  a major going concern.  (Page 81)

Another group reminds me to follow up on the post “footloose in tuscaloosa” (Alabama):

THE CHILDREN’S TRUST FUND OF ALABAMA

Meeting the Needs of Noncustodial Fathers

The Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) of Alabama, the Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Program lead agency for the State, works in partnership with the Alabama Department of Human Resources, to fund thirty-six programs designed to meet the needs of non-custodial fathers. Programs are designed to delay the onset of fatherhood with adolescent males before they are prepared for the emotional and financial responsibilities of parenting.

A list of “Grantees” to prevent child abuse show LOTS of Fatherhood Initiatives also get the funding:

If you scroll this 5-page list  and look at the “program type” you’ll count (and I just did) 21 read Fatherhood” although the organization name sometimes does, sometimes does not include any reference to fathers or fatherhood.  The grant sizes were $45 – $50,000 often, and I would wonder, locally, is anyone checking up opn what these groups are doing with their funding, and — are those groups which ought to file 990s, doing so?  Based on a sampler, I’d say that doing so appears to be rare.  Rather, they are out advertising, selling curriculum, having conferences in order to create NEW collaboratives, coalitions, and nonprofits (registered properly or not) in fact so busy doing this they let the corporate status expire, losing no sleep over that, and just go form another one, sometimes ina  different state.  When they run expensive seminars in one state or another, is this hidden under some OTHER corporation’s sponsoring name, or properly as a foreign corporation DOING BUSINESS in that other state?

 

In other words, in many ways these groups seem to be doing a fairly good imitation of what AFCC  folk do, far’s I can tell ….  See my blog.

I do not mean to say that Dads don’t need mentors, friends, some help outside Mom (especially when they may not want any coaching on parenting from a woman, just because she gave childbirth, what does she know? ) . . . .

BUT I do think we should stop trying to patent and market this at public expense to people who cannot abide by the laws of their states.  Or, at a minimum somebody should make sure they do.

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Boot Camp definitely grafts onto private and government charities:  In looking for it, I found “HFUW” (Heart of Florida United Way) had devised some program areas, named them, and then funded grants under them.  Boot Camp got funding under “Developing Healthy Children & Families”

 

UNITED WAY ANNOUNCES DISTRIBUTION OF NEARLY $15 MILLION TO LOCAL HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICE PROGRAMS

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 28, 2011) – Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) today announced that the organization will be distributing nearly $15 million to local health and human service programs throughout Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties for fiscal year 2011-12. Of that, HFUW announced that $6.25 million has just been awarded under the organization’s grant-making model, Investing in Results (IIR). Sixty-seven (67) programs will receive grants for services that support HFUW’s four focus areasBuilding Safe Communities through Education, Improving Financial Stability, Developing Healthy Children & Families and Alleviating Hunger & Homelessness. In addition, the organization will distribute another $8.42 million through HFUW administered programs, donor designations and state programs.

 

ANYHOW, I have some questions:

So who is supporting Mr. Killpack’s family — this Community Endeavors Foundation, which isn’t filing too often for which I can’t find an EIN (yet) and is it or is it not soliciting any income?  If it’s just a funnel for grants (is that a legitimate purpose for any foundation), and has more  than $5,000 assets, which I doubt), it has to file with the Attorney General.  As to organizations, per se, they only have to fail every 5 years in OHio, which this group run by some well-educated Ohioans (and one guy from Illinois, originally) failed at doing that, too, even after the SOS reminded them to.

Is that really who should be serving on a statewide Fatherhood Commission right alongside legislators, several of them?  (Senator, Rep)

 

I found these guidelines:

Annual Filings for Ohio Nonprofit Organizations

  1. Internal Revenue Service

    Form: Annual Return Form 990
    Due Date: 4 ½ months after end of fiscal year

    Internal Revenue Service
    Ogden, UT 84201-0027
    Information: (800) 829-1040
    Forms: (800) 829-3676
    Web Site: www.irs.gov/charities
    Filing Fee: $0
    Public Charities: Please note that, along with the new Form 990, the IRS has instituted a “phase-in” period to allow organizations time to adjust to the new form. For a detailed “phase-in” chart, please refer to the IRS website to determine which form to file (Form 990, Form 990-EZ or Form 990-N).
    Private Foundations: Submit Form 990PF, regardless of revenues.
  2. Ohio Attorney General

    a. Form: Annual Financial Report or Copy of Form 990
    Due Date: 4 ½ months after end of fiscal year

    Office of the Attorney General
    Charitable Law Section
    150 East Gay Street
    23rd Floor
    Columbus, OH 43215-3130
    Information: (614) 466-3180
    Web Site: www.ag.state.oh.us
    Filing Fee: $0-200 (based on assets)
    If assets < $5,000: Filing Fee = $0
    If assets >= $5,000 and < $25,000: Filing Fee = $50
    If assets >= $25,000 and < $50,000: Filing Fee = $100
    If assets >= $50,000: Filing Fee = $200
    Note: Organizations that do not file a Form 990 with the Internal Revenue Service and that have gross receipts of more than $5,000 or gross assets of more than $15,000 must file the Annual Financial Report.

    b. Form: Charitable Organization Registration Statement or Unified Registration Statement
    Due Date: 4 ½ months after end of fiscal year

    Office of the Attorney General
    Charitable Law Section
    150 East Gay Street
    23rd Floor
    Columbus, OH 43215-3130
    Information: (614) 466-3180
    Web Site: www.ag.state.oh.us
    Filing Fee: $0-200 (based on contributions)
    If contributions < $5,000: Filing Fee = $0
    If contributions >= $5,000 and < $25,000: Filing Fee = $50
    If contributions >= $25,000 and < $50,000: Filing Fee = $100
    If contributions >= $50,000: Filing Fee = $200
    Note: This filing is only required by organizations that solicit contributions in Ohio. Filing must be notarized.
  3. Ohio Secretary of State

    Form: Statement of Continued Existence
    Due Date: Once every five years, either from the date of incorporation or from the last corporate filing. Organizations should be notified by the Secretary of State when they are required to submit their renewal.

 

HERE’s a simplistic but clear enough 2008 document from the (then) secretary of STate of Ohio.  It reads in part (after explaining that you lose your incorporation status if you fail to file at least once every 5 years (in California, and probably other states, this is yearly), which Community Endeavors (in previous incarnations) did….    and this bit about filing tax returns, not to mention that simply incorporating does not qualify per se you as a nonprofit:

The Ohio Secretary of State does not grant nonprofit organizations tax-exempt status. In other words, your nonprofit organization does not automatically become tax-exempt upon filing its articles with the Secretary of State’s office. Any nonprofit organization that intends to solicit contributions or hold assets must seek a determination from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that it is a tax-exempt entity.

Which makes me think that corporations NOT intending to hold assets or seek contributions but just want to funnel money from one place to another should not be nonprofits to start with.   When they do, they somehow maintain tax-exempt status which is a privilege, without public accountability in the form of reading their IRS 990s and their state registrations as well.  Just let an employed private person try to never file income taxes do that!

Consultation with a tax adviser familiar with the Internal Revenue Code is critical to selecting the tax-exempt category most favorable to the nonprofit organization. In addition, the IRS form that must be completed to obtain tax-exempt status is lengthy and asks for detailed information about the nonprofit organization, including financial data. It is therefore advisable to have legal and/or tax consulting assistance when preparing and submitting the IRS forms and related documents.

If the IRS determines that a nonprofit organization is tax-exempt, it will issue the nonprofit corporation a tax-exempt determination letter. Be sure to preserve the IRS determination letter, because it will be needed to document the organization’s nonprofit status in the future.

 

Does this foundation (formerly not called a foundation, just an “Inc.”) hire anyone?  Because I see that under fatherhood commission, Mr. Killpack lists its baby “Healthy Father Collaborative” as his occupation (traditionally associated with who helps pay your food and mortgage etc.) Or is he a stay-at-home Dad and Mom does that? (aka, is it Glenn Sacks-style?).  Or is it his avocation?

More from that pdf:

 

Q: Is a nonprofit organization subject to payroll taxes?

A: Yes. Although a nonprofit organization may be exempt from the payment of federal and state income taxes, it is responsible for payroll taxes, including federal and state withholding and Social Security taxes. In addition, most municipalities in Ohio impose a city income tax and require employers to withhold the tax. Please consult your city treasurer’s office to learn more.

Q: Is a nonprofit organization subject to Ohio workers’ compensation and unemployment compensation laws?

A: Yes. As an employer, the nonprofit organization must comply with Ohio’s unemployment and workers’ compensation laws. Pursuant to these laws, the organization must establish workers’ compensation and unemployment compensation accounts and pay the appropriate payroll taxes.

Q: Is a nonprofit organization subject to other employment regulations?

A: A nonprofit organization may be subject to additional employment laws and regulations, including, without limitation, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), which governs employer sponsored retirement programs, and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission’s rules regarding hiring and employment practices

 

I may appear to be picking on the “little guys” here, just a few nonprofits out of Ohio, and one bankrupt? one out of Indiana, Virginia, North Carolina, or wherever it really resides, probably Washington DC (NPNFF).   But how do we know how little they are with zero financial data?

ALSO OF INTEREST:

How can I check if my nonprofit organization is properly registered with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office?

Contact the Charitable Law Section at (800) 282-0515 for assistance and questions.

How do I know if my nonprofit organization might be exempt from any of the filing or registration requirements?

Non-profit organizations can ask the Ohio Attorney General’s Office to determine whether they are exempt from filing or registration. Please call the Help Center at (800) 282-0515 with questions.

Determination requests can be mailed to:

Charitable Law Section
Ohio Attorney General’s Office
150 E. Gay St., 23rd Fl.
Columbus, OH  43215

and

What happens if a charitable organization, professional solicitor or fundraising counsel does not file required documents or violates any provisions set forth in Ohio Revised Code Chapter 1716?
Violating any requirements set forth in Ohio Revised Code Chapter 1716 could lead to penalties imposed by the Attorney General’s Office and prohibiting the organization from raising funds in Ohio. A court may order an injunction, restitution, or an award of reasonable attorney’s fees and costs of investigation and litigation, and may award to the state a civil penalty of not more than $10,000 for each violation. The Federal Trade Commission also has jurisdiction over solicitation issues and may pursue action.  Additionally, local law enforcement may pursue criminal charges for activities involving theft or fraud. 

Tags:professional solicitors,nonprofits,charitable registration

Well, I’ve simply run out of time, and that’s all the fun and games for us today.  Remember the link to the SEcretaries of STate (above) which lists contacts by state, plus some more — and I’ll look for a similar listing of Attorney Generals (or wherever the charities have to be registered at state by state) so we can start to keep up with these CHILDREN FAMILY FATHER and of course COLLABORATIVE LAW /PRACTICE  confabulations as they waft about the globe leaving their footprints on local legislatures and state budgets.

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September 12, 2011 at 6:29 pm

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