REFUGEE CENTER ONLINE

Address
1215 S Grand Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact
Website: http://www.therefugeecenter.org
Phone: +1 (503) 468-5474
Nonprofit
NTEE: P84 - Ethnic, Immigrant Centers, Services
EIN: 45-3789421

Mission

The Refugee Center Online uses technology to help refugees and displaced migrants build new lives in the United States.
 2017201620132012
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2011
Subsection code03
PF filing required0   
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$68,003.00$59,783.00  
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$68,003.00$59,783.00  
Number of employees43  
Number of people compensated >$100k00  
Number of volunteers4040  
Number of highly compensated contractors00  
Personnel
Baumann, John
TitleDirectorBoard Treasurer  
Name of key/compensated personJohn BaumannJohn Baumann  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue  
Current officer True  
Average hours per week working for org11.5  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Damon, Cody
TitleDirector   
Name of key/compensated personCody Damon   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue   
Average hours per week working for org2   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00   
Durbin, Stephen
TitleDirectorDirector  
Name of key/compensated personStephen DurbinStephen Durbin  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org21  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Gray, Meg
TitleChairBoard Chair  
Name of key/compensated personMeg GrayMeg Gray  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue  
Current officer True  
Average hours per week working for org43  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Issa, Osob
TitleDirectorDirector  
Name of key/compensated personOsob IssaOsob Issa  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org11  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Ivory, Sarah
TitleDirector   
Name of key/compensated personSarah Ivory   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00   
Kaiser, Miranda
TitleCo-PresidentCo-President  
Name of key/compensated personMiranda KaiserMiranda Kaiser  
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org2020  
Reportable compensation from org$25,125.00$20,413.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Lin, Kaye
TitleDirectorDirector  
Name of key/compensated personKaye LinKaye Lin  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org11  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Lui, Jeannu
TitleTreasurer   
Name of key/compensated personJeannu Lui   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.5   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00   
Marks, Jessica
TitleCo-PresidentCo-President  
Name of key/compensated personJessica MarksJessica Marks  
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org4040  
Reportable compensation from org$42,878.00$39,370.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Noor, Mohamud
TitleDirectorDirector  
Name of key/compensated personMohamud NoorMohamud Noor  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org11  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Omer, Mohy
TitleVice ChairDirector  
Name of key/compensated personMohy OmerMohy Omer  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org31  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Oo, Elizabeth
Title Director  
Name of key/compensated person Elizabeth Oo  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True  
Average hours per week working for org 1.5  
Reportable compensation from org $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00  
Radosvljevic, Lana
TitleDirectorDirector  
Name of key/compensated personLana RadosvljevicLana Radosvljevic  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org11.5  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Rambo, Emily
TitleSecretaryBoard Secretary  
Name of key/compensated personEmily RamboEmily Rambo  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue  
Current officer True  
Average hours per week working for org1.51  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00  
le, Thao
Title Director  
Name of key/compensated person Thao Le  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True  
Average hours per week working for org 5  
Reportable compensation from org $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00  
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesThe Refugee Center Online uses technology to help refugees and displaced migrants build new lives in the United States.The Refugee Center Online uses technology to help refugees and displaced migrants build new lives in the United States.  
Program service expenses, total$257,894.00$126,188.00  
Programs, including revenue & expenses
Community: the RCO's Refugee Voices - blogs and stories by newcomers, as well as our online forums, provide a platform for refugees to share their stories, help each other, share knowledge and insights, get information and build communities. The RCO published over 100 stories by refugee authors in 2017.
Program expenses$71,090.00$23,208.00  
Grants and allocations made$0.00$0.00  
Program revenue$0.00$0.00  
Program descriptionCommunity: the RCO's Refugee Voices - blogs and stories by newcomers, as well as our online forums, provide a platform for refugees to share their stories, help each other, share knowledge and insights, get information and build communities. The RCO published over 100 stories by refugee authors in 2017.Community: the RCO's Refugee Voices - blogs and stories by newcomers, as well as our online forums, provide a platform for refugees to share their stories, help each other, share knowledge and insights, get information and build communities. The RCO published 48 stories by refugee authors in 2016.  
Education: The RCO's Education Program includes free online courses to help newcomers study for their GED and apply for citizenship. These courses can be translated into newcomer languages, and as online resources, can be taken anywhere at any time: on bus rides to-and-from work or after getting children to bed. The RCO also offers a professional development course that trains educators how to work with refugee youth in their classrooms. Over 12,000 learners enrolled in the RCO's free courses in 2017.
Program expenses$101,559.00$51,484.00  
Grants and allocations made$0.00$0.00  
Program revenue$1,293.00$0.00  
Program descriptionEducation: The RCO's Education Program includes free online courses to help newcomers study for their GED and apply for citizenship. These courses can be translated into newcomer languages, and as online resources, can be taken anywhere at any time: on bus rides to-and-from work or after getting children to bed. The RCO also offers a professional development course that trains educators how to work with refugee youth in their classrooms. Over 12,000 learners enrolled in the RCO's free courses in 2017.Education: The RCO's Education Program includes free online courses to help newcomers study for their GED and apply for citizenship. These courses can be translated into newcomer languages, and as online resources, can be taken anywhere at any time: on bus rides to-and-from work or after getting children to bed. The RCO also offers a professional development course that trains educators how to work with refugee youth in their classrooms. Over 1,000 newcomers used the RCO's online courses in 2016.  
Resources: The RCO's extensive database connects refugees and other immigrants to pre-existing resources in their own communities through searchable lists of specific state, city, and town services. These include everything from medical care and low- income housing to culturally specific clothing and ethnic foods. Search results automatically include a map with directions to the location and the associated website and phone number, drastically increasing the awareness and accessibility of resources in both urban and rural areas. Our website also offers basic information to help newcomers understand and adjust to life in America. The RCO's website had over 250,000 visitors in 2017.
Program expenses$85,245.00$51,496.00  
Grants and allocations made $0.00  
Program revenue$0.00$0.00  
Program descriptionResources: The RCO's extensive database connects refugees and other immigrants to pre-existing resources in their own communities through searchable lists of specific state, city, and town services. These include everything from medical care and low- income housing to culturally specific clothing and ethnic foods. Search results automatically include a map with directions to the location and the associated website and phone number, drastically increasing the awareness and accessibility of resources in both urban and rural areas. Our website also offers basic information to help newcomers understand and adjust to life in America. The RCO's website had over 250,000 visitors in 2017.Resources: The RCO's extensive database connects refugees and other immigrants to pre-existing resources in their own communities through searchable lists of specific state, city, and town services. These include everything from medical care and low- income housing to culturally specific clothing and ethnic foods. Search results automatically include a map with directions to the location and the associated website and phone number, drastically increasing the awareness and accessibility of resources in both urban and rural areas. Our website also offers basic information to help newcomers understand and adjust to life in America. The RCO's website had over 65,000 users in 2016.  
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$328,429.00$209,893.00  
Revenue from contributions (total)$327,135.00$209,891.00$6,290.00$1,485.00
Revenue from noncash contributions$9,045.00$5,060.00  
Investment income, current yr$1.00$2.00  
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$327,135.00$209,891.00  
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00  
Other revenue, current yr$0.00$0.00  
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00  
Program service revenue (total)$1,293.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Gross receipts$328,429.00$209,893.00  
Sources of contributions
Revenue from federated campaigns$0.00$0.00  
Contributions revenue from membership dues$0.00$0.00  
Revenue from fundraising events$7,509.00$3,360.00  
Contributions from related organizations$0.00$0.00  
Revenue from gov't grants$0.00$0.00  
Revenue from all other contributions$319,626.00$206,531.00  
Other types of revenue
Royalties (total)$0.00$0.00  
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$0.00$0.00  
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$1.00$2.00  
Net rental income  $0.00 
Net income from fundraising events$0.00   
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$333,732.00$174,388.00  
Total functional expenses: program service $257,894.00$126,188.00  
Total functional expenses: management and general$38,863.00$36,327.00  
Total functional expenses: fundraising$36,975.00$11,873.00  
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total) $0.00  
Legal fees (total)$825.00$555.00  
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00  
General management fees (total) $0.00  
Investment management fees (total) $0.00  
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$52,321.00$55,035.00$7,786.00$475.00
Total assets, beginning of year$55,035.00$19,530.00  
Total liabilities$2,589.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$0.00$0.00  
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$5,000.00   
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$49,732.00$55,035.00  
Temporarily restricted net assets$0.00$0.00  
Permanently restricted net assets, end of yr$0.00$0.00  
Net assets$49,732.00$55,035.00  
Net assets, beginning of year$55,035.00$19,530.00  
Other assets$3,016.00   
Cash: non-interest bearing$38,868.00$50,034.00  
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$50,034.00$14,523.00  
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$5,303.00$35,505.00  
Advertising (total) $0.00  
Savings & temp cash investment$5,002.00$5,001.00  
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$435.00   
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$2,589.00   
Total net assets or fund balances$49,732.00$55,035.00  
Depreciation, depletion, amortization $0.00  
Payment to affiliates $0.00  
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members1211  
Number of independent voting members1211  
Accrual accountingTrueTrue  
Tax year start date2017-01-012016-01-01  
Tax year end date2017-12-012016-12-012013-12-012012-12-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990  
Date e-filing submitted2018-09-062017-10-25  
IRS schema version2017v2.02016v3.0  
Filing identifier201811289349302721201701319349305340  
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