COLLABORATIVE SOLUTIONS INC

Address
PO BOX 130159
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35213
Contact
Website: http://www.collaborative-solutions.net
Phone: +1 (205) 939-0411
Nonprofit
NTEE: L02 - Management & Technical Assistance
EIN: 85-0485864

Mission

TO WORK IN PARTNERSHIP FOR THE EMPOWERMENT OF HUMAN SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES IN ORDER TO POSITIVELY IMPACT SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATIONS.
 20162015201420132012
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2003
Subsection code03
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Metropolitan statistical area1000
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$140,000.00    
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$140,000.00$122,175.00 $110,337.00$98,000.00
Number of employees1612111111
Number of people compensated >$100k10 1 
Number of volunteers00   
Number of highly compensated contractors00   
Personnel
Bennett, Russell
TitleEXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EXECUTIVE DIEXEC DIR
Name of key/compensated personRUSSELL BENNETTRUSSELL BENNETT RUSSELL BENNETTRUSSELL BENNETT
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrue   True
Highest compensated employees (>$100k) True True 
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.00 40.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org$140,000.00$122,175.00 $110,337.00$98,000.00
Breakdown of reportable comp
Base reportable compensation from org$140,000.00    
Bonus and incentive reportable compensation$0.00    
Other reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Retirement and other deferred compensation$11,200.00    
Nontaxable benefits from org$8,290.00    
Compensation from org previously reported as deferred$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$19,490.00$17,868.00 $8,232.00$7,840.00
Sum of all compensation from org$159,490.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 $0.00$0.00
Blanton, Tim
Title    MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person    TIM BLANTON
Position of compensated person
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
Broach, Sharon
TitleMEMBERMEMBER   
Name of key/compensated personSHARON HAMILTON BROACH JDSHARON HAMILTON BROACH JD   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
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   
Burks, Lewis
Title   TREASURERTREASURER
Name of key/compensated person   LEWIS BURKSLEWIS BURKS
Position of compensated person
Current officer   TrueTrue
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
Camp, Michael
TitleMEMBERMEMBER   
Name of key/compensated personMICHAEL SHANE CAMPMICHAEL SHANE CAMP   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
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   
Driskill, Mark
Title  VICE CHAIRSECRETARYSECRETARY
Name of key/compensated person  MARK DRISKILLMARK DRISKILLMARK DRISKILL
Position of compensated person
Current officer  TrueTrueTrue
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Florio, John
TitleTREASURERTREASURERTREASURER  
Name of key/compensated personJOHN P FLORIOJOHN P FLORIOJOHN FLORIO  
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Fugnitto, Marc
Title  SECRETARYCHAIRMANCHAIRMAN
Name of key/compensated person  MARC FUGNITTOMARC FUGNITTOMARC FUGNITTO
Position of compensated person
Current officer  TrueTrueTrue
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Goetz, Marti
TitleSECRETARYSECRETARY   
Name of key/compensated personMARTI S GOETZ PHDMARTI S GOETZ PHD   
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
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   
Graham, Lisa
Title CHAIRCHAIRBOARD MEMBERMEMBER
Name of key/compensated person LISA GRAHAM PHDLISA GRAHAMLISA GRAHAMLISA GRAHAM
Position of compensated person
Current officer TrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org 1.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Lcsw, Lucy
TitleCHAIRMEMBER   
Name of key/compensated personLUCY CORDTS LCSWLUCY CORDTS LCSW   
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
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   
Washington, Cheryl
TitleVICE CHAIRVICE CHAIR   
Name of key/compensated personCHERYL RENE' WASHINGTONCHERYL RENE' WASHINGTON   
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
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   
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesCOLLABORATIVE SOLUTIONS, INC. (CS), A NATIONAL 501(C)(3) NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION BASED IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, VALUES ITS ABILITY TO ACHIEVE RESULTS AND CREATE SYSTEMIC IMPACT AT THE INTERSECTION OF HOUSING AND HEALTH. OUR MISSION IS TO WORK IN PARTNERSHIP FOR THE EMPOWERMENT OF HUMAN SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES IN ORDER TO POSITIVELY IMPACT SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATIONS. THROUGH THE DELIVERY OF TRAINING, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, RESEARCH, AND TARGETED COMMUNITY INITIATIVES; CS IS ABLE TO STRATEGICALLY BUILD THE CAPACITY OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND VARIOUS TYPES OF ORGANIZATIONS, WHILE ALSO HELPING THEM MAXIMIZE THEIR LONG-TERM COMMUNITY IMPACT IN THE AREAS OF HOUSING, HEALTH AND SERVICES.COLLABORATIVE SOLUTIONS, INC. (CS), A NATIONAL 501(C)(3) NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION BASED IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, VALUES ITS ABILITY TO ACHIEVE RESULTS AND CREATE SYSTEMIC IMPACT AT THE INTERSECTION OF HOUSING AND HEALTH. OUR MISSION IS TO WORK IN PARTNERSHIP FOR THE EMPOWERMENT OF HUMAN SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES IN ORDER TO POSITIVELY IMPACT SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATIONS. CS USES TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, CAPACITY BUILDING, RESEARCH, AND TARGETED COMMUNITY INITIATIVES AS TOOLS TO BUILD THE INTERNAL CAPACITY OF ORGANIZATIONS, COMMUNITIES, AND DIRECT SERVICE PROVIDERS; WHILE HELPING THEM MAXIMIZE THEIR ABILITY TO ACHIEVE LONG-TERM IMPACT IN THE AREAS OF HOUSING, HEALTH, AND SOCIAL SERVICES. ADDITIONALLY, CS EARNED THE STATUS OF NATIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROVIDER THROUGH THE U.S. DEPT. OF HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND THE U.S. DEPT. OF JUSTICE.TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROVIDE HOUSING AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO LOW-INCOME PERSONS WITH HIV DISEASE, MENTAL ILLNESS, CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY, THE ELDERLY AND OTHERS REQUIRING SUPPORT TO REMAIN STABLY HOUSED. IN ADDITION, THE ORGANIZATION WILL PROVIDE COUNSELING, TRAINING, AND EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE TO SUCH ORGANIZATIONS.TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROVIDE HOUSING AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO LOW-INCOME PERSONS WITH HIV DISEASE, MENTAL ILLNESS, CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY, THE ELDERLY AND OTHERS REQUIRING SUPPORT TO REMAIN STABLY HOUSED. IN ADDITION, THE ORGANIZATION WILL PROVIDE COUNSELING, TRAINING, AND EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE TO SUCH ORGANIZATIONS.TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROVIDE HOUSING AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO LOW-INCOME PERSONS WITH HIV DISEASE, MENTAL ILLNESS, CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY, THE ELDERLY AND OTHERS REQUIRING SUPPORT TO REMAIN STABLY HOUSED. IN ADDITION, THE ORGANIZATION WILL PROVIDE COUNSELING, TRAINING, AND EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE TO SUCH ORGANIZATIONS.
Program service expenses, total$1,577,701.00$960,167.00$834,241.00$854,208.00$879,108.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
AFFORDABLE & RURAL HOUSING INITIATIVE:THE AFFORDABLE AND RURAL HOUSING INITIATIVE STEMS FROM THE SIMPLE IDEA THAT EVERYONE DESERVES PERMANENT AND SUPPORTIVE, SAFE, DECENT, AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING. CS IS A LEADER IN PRACTICE AND POLICY ISSUES RELATED TO HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR VULNERABLE INDIVIDUALS THROUGHOUT THE RURAL UNITED STATES.
Program expenses$546,330.00    
Program revenue$61,499.00    
Program descriptionAFFORDABLE & RURAL HOUSING INITIATIVE:THE AFFORDABLE AND RURAL HOUSING INITIATIVE STEMS FROM THE SIMPLE IDEA THAT EVERYONE DESERVES PERMANENT AND SUPPORTIVE, SAFE, DECENT, AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING. CS IS A LEADER IN PRACTICE AND POLICY ISSUES RELATED TO HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR VULNERABLE INDIVIDUALS THROUGHOUT THE RURAL UNITED STATES.    
COMMUNITY INIATIVES:CS SERVES AS A CATALYST IN COMMUNITIES TO PROMOTE AFFORDABLE AND SUPPORTIVE HOUSING FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS. THROUGH OUR COMMUNITY INITIATIVES, CS WORKS WITH RURAL COMMUNITIES AND VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS (SUCH AS LOCAL MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS, AIDS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS, AND HOMELESS SERVICE PROVIDERS) THAT SERVE VULNERABLE POPULATIONS. ADDITIONALLY, CS INVESTS TIME AND RESOURCES IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES TO HELP THEM DESIGN AND IMPLEMENT ACTION PLANS THAT INCREASE THE AVAILABILITY OF, AND ACCESS TO, AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY SERVICES.
Program expenses $302,553.00   
Program revenue $271,869.00   
Program description COMMUNITY INIATIVES:CS SERVES AS A CATALYST IN COMMUNITIES TO PROMOTE AFFORDABLE AND SUPPORTIVE HOUSING FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS. THROUGH OUR COMMUNITY INITIATIVES, CS WORKS WITH RURAL COMMUNITIES AND VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS (SUCH AS LOCAL MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS, AIDS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS, AND HOMELESS SERVICE PROVIDERS) THAT SERVE VULNERABLE POPULATIONS. ADDITIONALLY, CS INVESTS TIME AND RESOURCES IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES TO HELP THEM DESIGN AND IMPLEMENT ACTION PLANS THAT INCREASE THE AVAILABILITY OF, AND ACCESS TO, AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY SERVICES.   
HIV/AIDS HOUSING AND HEALTH INITIATIVE:THROUGH THE HIV/AIDS HOUSING AND HEALTH INITIATIVE, CS FOCUSES ON THE STRATEGIC INTEGRATION OF HOUSING AND HEALTH SYSTEMS WHICH RESEARCH HAS SHOWN TO IMPROVE HEALTH OUTCOMES, INCREASE STABILITY, AND BOLSTER ACCESS TO QUALITY HEALTH CARE. CS LEADS IN POLICY AND PRACTICE ISSUES RELATED TO THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF PERSONS LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS.
Program expenses$769,724.00    
Program revenue$174,247.00    
Program descriptionHIV/AIDS HOUSING AND HEALTH INITIATIVE:THROUGH THE HIV/AIDS HOUSING AND HEALTH INITIATIVE, CS FOCUSES ON THE STRATEGIC INTEGRATION OF HOUSING AND HEALTH SYSTEMS WHICH RESEARCH HAS SHOWN TO IMPROVE HEALTH OUTCOMES, INCREASE STABILITY, AND BOLSTER ACCESS TO QUALITY HEALTH CARE. CS LEADS IN POLICY AND PRACTICE ISSUES RELATED TO THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF PERSONS LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS.    
HOMELESS AND HMIS INITIATIVE:CS AIMS TO END HOMELESSNESS AND INCREASE PERMANENT, AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATIONS. AS A LEADER IN DATA-DRIVEN, SYSTEM-LEVEL SOLUTIONS, CS DELIVERS SOLUTIONS THAT HELP ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES ACHIEVE AND DOCUMENT THEIR EFFORTS.
Program expenses$220,867.00 $327,002.00$288,934.00$234,880.00
Program revenue$364,639.00    
Program descriptionHOMELESS AND HMIS INITIATIVE:CS AIMS TO END HOMELESSNESS AND INCREASE PERMANENT, AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATIONS. AS A LEADER IN DATA-DRIVEN, SYSTEM-LEVEL SOLUTIONS, CS DELIVERS SOLUTIONS THAT HELP ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES ACHIEVE AND DOCUMENT THEIR EFFORTS. COMMUNITY INITIATIVESCOMMUNITY INITIATIVESCOMMUNITY INITIATIVES
RESEARCH, PLANNING & POLICY:BY INTENTIONAL DESIGN, CS INTEGRATES RESEARCH-BASED DATA INTO THE PROCESS WE USE TO DEVELOP PROGRAMS THAT ARE WELL-ORGANIZED AND EFFECTIVE. OUR ORGANIZATION PROVIDES PROGRAM EVALUATION SERVICES, PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, AS WELL AS POLICY AND ADVOCACY SERVICES TO SUPPORT EFFORTS TO INCREASE AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.
Program expenses $143,021.00$55,636.00$16,071.00$61,168.00
Program revenue $93,132.00   
Program description RESEARCH, PLANNING & POLICY:BY INTENTIONAL DESIGN, CS INTEGRATES RESEARCH-BASED DATA INTO THE PROCESS WE USE TO DEVELOP PROGRAMS THAT ARE WELL-ORGANIZED AND EFFECTIVE. OUR ORGANIZATION PROVIDES PROGRAM EVALUATION SERVICES, PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, AS WELL AS POLICY AND ADVOCACY SERVICES TO SUPPORT EFFORTS TO INCREASE AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.RESEARCH, PLANNING, AND POLICYRESEARCH, PLANNING, AND POLICYPLANNING RESEARCH AND EVALUATION
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE & TRAINING
Program expenses    $538,701.00
Program description    TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE & TRAINING
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE (TA):AS A NATIONAL TA PROVIDER, CS STAFF MEMBERS ASSIST DIRECT HOUSING AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS WITH NAVIGATING AND UNDERSTANDING FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH VARIOUS GRANT PROGRAMS. CS ALSO HELPS THESE ENTITIES UTILIZE DATA AND BEST PRACTICES FOR ACHIEVING PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS. TA IS PROVIDED TO HELP ORGANIZATIONS CONDUCT NEEDS ASSESSMENTS IN THEIR COMMUNITIES, DESIGN BEST PRACTICE PROGRAM MODELS, AND ACCURATELY REPORT PROGRAM RESULTS AND IMPACT.
Program expenses $514,593.00   
Program revenue $750,727.00   
Program description TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE (TA):AS A NATIONAL TA PROVIDER, CS STAFF MEMBERS ASSIST DIRECT HOUSING AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS WITH NAVIGATING AND UNDERSTANDING FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH VARIOUS GRANT PROGRAMS. CS ALSO HELPS THESE ENTITIES UTILIZE DATA AND BEST PRACTICES FOR ACHIEVING PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS. TA IS PROVIDED TO HELP ORGANIZATIONS CONDUCT NEEDS ASSESSMENTS IN THEIR COMMUNITIES, DESIGN BEST PRACTICE PROGRAM MODELS, AND ACCURATELY REPORT PROGRAM RESULTS AND IMPACT.   
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND CONSULTATION
Program expenses  $451,603.00$549,203.00 
Program description  TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND CONSULTATIONTECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND CONSULTATION 
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$1,906,378.00$1,512,264.00$1,262,726.00$1,196,592.00$1,147,786.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$1,083,117.00$437,727.00$346,474.00$304,855.00$473,984.00
Investment income, current yr$46.00$69.00$61.00$40.00$230.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$1,083,117.00$437,727.00$346,474.00$304,855.00$473,984.00
Total unrelated business revenue    $0.00
Other revenue, current yr$2,837.00$500.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00   
Program service revenue (total)$820,378.00$1,073,968.00$916,191.00$891,697.00$673,572.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from gov't grants$823,177.00$205,591.00$346,474.00$304,855.00$473,984.00
Revenue from all other contributions$259,940.00$232,136.00   
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$2,837.00$500.00   
Investment income$46.00$69.00$61.00$40.00$230.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$1,952,489.00$1,466,468.00$1,220,094.00$1,215,548.00$1,153,027.00
Total functional expenses: program service $1,577,701.00$960,167.00$834,241.00$854,208.00$879,108.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$374,788.00$506,301.00$385,853.00$361,340.00$273,919.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Fees for services
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$522,510.00$456,011.00$333,258.00$318,535.00$290,823.00
Total assets, beginning of year$456,011.00$333,257.00$318,535.00$290,823.00$206,099.00
Total liabilities$322,576.00$209,966.00$189,408.00$217,317.00$170,650.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$209,966.00$189,407.00$217,317.00$170,649.00$80,685.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$30,312.00$126,766.00$143,850.00$101,218.00$120,173.00
Temporarily restricted net assets$169,622.00$119,279.00   
Net assets$199,934.00$246,045.00$143,850.00$101,218.00$120,173.00
Net assets, beginning of year$246,045.00$143,850.00$101,218.00$120,174.00$125,414.00
Other liabilities$107,425.00$58,213.00$17,077.00  
Cash: non-interest bearing$93,563.00$29,078.00$124,892.00$84,602.00$43,375.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$29,078.00$124,892.00$84,602.00$43,375.00$102,970.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$46,111.00$45,796.00$42,632.00-$18,956.00-$5,241.00
Advertising (total) $197.00  $314.00
Accounts receivable, net$422,489.00$426,933.00$208,366.00$226,168.00$241,611.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$6,458.00  $4,846.00 
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$215,151.00$151,753.00$63,432.00$94,052.00$97,516.00
Deferred revenue $0.00$56,295.00$57,265.00$21,134.00
Unsecured notes & loans to unrelated parties  $52,604.00$66,000.00$52,000.00
Total net assets or fund balances$199,934.00$246,045.00$143,850.00$101,218.00$120,173.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization  $2,919.00$2,918.00$2,919.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members67645
Number of independent voting members67645
Financial sheets were auditedTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2016-01-012015-01-012014-01-012013-01-012012-01-01
Tax year end date2016-12-012015-12-012014-12-012013-12-012012-12-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Reason for form submission
Address change  True  
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.12014v5.02013v3.12012v2.1
Filing identifier201703009349300430201602669349300210201511699349300246201442209349300709201302249349301565
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