JDIN is on a calendar year and financial management is handled in-house and is computerized. An independent CPA firm handles the required tax forms (990) and other required documentations. We are unable to afford a complete audit currently, so the CPA reviews JDIN’s books quarterly. A full audit is scheduled FY 2020 and is in the 2021 budget.
Traditionally, JDIN operates on an annual budget of approximately $650,000 - $780,000, with a diverse financial support, of grants, volunteerism, community support and fundraising efforts, with 79-80 percent of JDIN’s budget supporting programs.
JDIN has maintained a history of reputable accounting practices and budgetary control - methodical control of the organization’s operations through the establishment of standards and targets regarding income and expenditures and a continuous monitoring and adjustment of performance against them.
JDIN is also blessed to have numerous rotating volunteers, which help with different projects and support many of our programs, such as our mentoring, tutoring, summer programs and sports activities.
The annual revenue is planned to equal expenditures from community contributions, grants, and fundraisers, etc. The board of directors and staff are committed to continuing efforts to increase and diversify funding through various fundraising efforts to meet the increasing demand for services for those in the very low- to mid-income levels of Wharton County.
All employees are provided with an organization handbook, with updated policies and procedures.
JDIN also has many partners throughout the community, that assist in the organization in many ways. JDIN’s board and executive staff also have strong relationships with the government, law enforcement, firefighters, public servants, and elected officials of Wharton County, and the different agencies that often work together to help meet the needs of the community.
The Volunteer Board of Directors are leaders in the community, and are hands-on, for they are at the Center helping students, providing tutoring and mentoring, and serve on committees such as the finance and fundraising. The executive director reports to the Board and is responsible for the daily operations. The long-term staff have experience working with children, youth and adults and are also trained on-site.