Oklahoma Women's Coalition Inc.
720 West Wilshire
Suite 101-D
Oklahoma City OK 73116-7780
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Mission Statement

The Oklahoma Women’s Coalition is a statewide network of individuals and organizations working together to improve the lives of women and girls through education and advocacy. The Coalition promotes nonpartisan efforts, speaking with one voice, while working together on issues important to the progress of Oklahoma’s women and girls.

Contact Information
Contact Name Danielle Ezell
Contact email abbey@okwc.org
Address 720 West Wilshire
Suite 101-D
Oklahoma City, OK 73116 7780
Phone (405) 286-0356
Fax 405-879-9748
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card http://www.oklahomawomenscoalition.org
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer The Coalition has events throughout the year and are always looking for volunteers to help. You can also volunteer to be on one of our issue committees. The OWC has several issue areas including: Health and Wellness, Alternatives to Incarceration, Violence Prevention and Response, and Economic Security. Please email info@oklahomawomenscoalition.org for more information.
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $203,358.00
Projected Expenses $202,894.00
History and Background
Year Founded 2008
IRS Ruling Year 2009
State Registration Expiration July 2016
Statements
Mission

The Oklahoma Women’s Coalition is a statewide network of individuals and organizations working together to improve the lives of women and girls through education and advocacy. The Coalition promotes nonpartisan efforts, speaking with one voice, while working together on issues important to the progress of Oklahoma’s women and girls.

Background

Four determined women came together in 2007 with the common vision of a statewide women’s coalition that would unite individuals and organizations as one powerful voice to initiate positive change for Oklahoma’s women and girls. Dr. Jean Warner, Donna Lawrence, Jan Peery, and Pat Potts had long seen the need for an organized voice for women and girls. The synergy created by their shared passion ultimately led to the founding of the Oklahoma Women’s Coalition.

The pioneer spirit of our early Oklahoma women fueled the small group as they began blazing a trail to build this new organization. The women approached the Oklahoma Legislative Coalition, a group of women’s organizations that had jointly sponsored an Annual Day at the Capitol for more than 20 years. Member organizations voted in the fall of 2007 to join the effort and direct their focus on policies and issues related to Oklahoma women and girls.

The next several months were spent researching coalitions in other states, drafting bylaws, filing for incorporation and 501(c)(3) status, discussing strategy, and recruiting board members. The bylaws were approved, the name was revised to Oklahoma Women’s Coalition, and a statewide bipartisan board of directors was elected in September 2008.

The inaugural board meeting of the Oklahoma Women’s Coalition was October 2, 2008. The new board members eagerly agreed to take on leadership roles as officers and committee chairs. They worked tirelessly throughout the next 12 months building membership, establishing advocacy committees, hosting events, developing communications strategies, creating financial policies, and building credibility at the State Capitol.
Impact

During the last Legislative session, the Coalition had a record-breaking year that included introducing and/or supporting legislation to make Oklahoma a better place for women and girls. NINE of the Coalition's priority bills were passed!

OWC represents more than 50 partner organizations and over 100,000 voices statewide advocating for and raising awareness of issues of importance to the well-being of women and girls.

The Coalition hosted our annual Day at the Capitol in Spring 2015 to raise awareness of women's issues in our state and provided a chance for our partners to meet one-on-one with legislators.

 
OWC hosted community events in Lawton, Enid, Tulsa and Oklahoma City throughout 2015-16. We have plans to hold this event in at least 3 other cities in 2016-17.
 

The Coalition represents more than 50 partner organizations and over 100,000 voices statewide advocating for and raising awareness of issues of importance to the well-being of women and girls.


Priorities for this year include:

1. Foster a network of organizational partners and individual supporters across the state. 

2. Develop women and girls as leaders to run for office, to fill seats on boards and commissions and to have influence on decisions made at the city, county and state levels

3. Initiate and support legislation allowing women and girls to HAVE a better future in Oklahoma – Health and Wellness, Alternatives to Incarceration, Violence Prevention and Response, and Economic Security 

4. Raise awareness of issues and help support overall well-being and life worth of women and girls 

Needs

1. To fulfill the Coalition's mission of being a statewide network, additional funding of $30,000 is needed to hire contract staff to service areas of the state outside of Oklahoma City. 

2. With a staff of only two full-time employees, we need a strong board of directors dedicated to making certain our voices are heard at the Capitol and across all sectors of our state. We are recruiting potential board members from areas across the state.

3. Technology is the greatest tool we can utilize to get our stories and messages heard. We need $5,000 to build a net website and purchase software and hardware to reach more people.
 
4. It is a challenge to implement the programs and services of the Coalition with limited staff and resources. Additional funds to cover stipends for college interns can help us increase our reach and also give students interested in the nonprofit field practical experience. By adding $10,000 to our budget, we would be able to consistently have interns working in our office 20 hours each week. The primary focus would be to manage our organizational partners program so we can advocate for even more women and girls across the state.
5. Education and awareness help us reach our goals. We are always seeing more opportunities to speak to groups and share the Coalition's key messages. Additional funding would allow us to host programs statewide.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
Oklahoma - statewide
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building/Community Coalitions
Tertiary Organizational Category Public & Societal Benefit/Leadership Development
Programs
Description

 Advocacy: The Coalition is the one voice of women and girls in Oklahoma. Each year we develop priorities based on input from these partners. Their needs and priorities become the focus of our advocacy efforts at the city, county, state and federal levels of government.

Collaborative Efforts: Partner organization representatives attend our programs, participate in committees and help determine the work of the Coalition. We work together to improve outcomes in our state.  

Educational Events: Educational events give partner organizations the opportunity to co-host and help lead events. Events and opportunities led by the Coalition will increase our state’s commitment to improvement.

 Promotion: The Coalition proudly serves as a communication leader for organizational partners on our website, social and traditional media. We also help publicize projects and programs so more people in Oklahoma understand the challenges and opportunities for women and girls. 
 

Strategy
Population Served Females Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults
Description

Initiate and support legislation allowing women and girls to HAVE a better future in Oklahoma – Health and Wellness, Alternatives to Incarceration, Violence Prevention and Response, and Economic Security

Strategy
Population Served Females Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Description We believe women need to be directly involved in decisions that affect their well-being and life worth. For that to happen, more women and girls need to become leaders in their homes, in their classrooms, in their workplaces and in their communities. The Coalition sponsors events throughout the year to develop leadership skills for service at city, county and state levels of government, business and nonprofits. 
Strategy
Population Served Females
Description

The Coalition hosts educational events throughout the year to raise awareness and generate action to improve the lives of women and girls. We also partner with organizations to reach more people - the Commission on the Status of Oklahoma Women, technology centers, universities, businesses, and nonprofits.

Our communication efforts utilizing technology also allow us to be the voice for thousands of women and girls.
 

Strategy
Population Served Females
Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments During our 2016 fiscal year, the Coalition continued to focus our efforts to improve the lives of women and girls not only through legislation but also various programs and awareness campaigns.

For example, we co-hosted a Pipeline to Politics program in January 2016 with the Carl Albert Center to address the under-representation of women in politics, public service and other leadership roles. 

This intense, one-day program informs participants about effective organization and communication strategies to lead successful political or issue advocacy campaigns.

We also continued our successful Community Conversation series in cities across Oklahoma where we invite local leaders to discuss issues facing women and how best to address those issues in their community.


In early 2016, OWC hosted events like our Day at the Capitol to continue to increase awareness in our state about important issues facing women.


Lastly, we believe developing our next generation of female community leaders is vital to Oklahoma’s future. Every other month, the Coalition’s Young Professional group will meet. Meeting topics vary but will include updates from our organizational partners, networking opportunities and discussions regarding workplace/career development.  

CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Danielle Ezell
Start Date Apr 2015
Email danielle@okwc.org
Experience

Danielle Ezell joined the Oklahoma Women’s Coalition in April 2015 as the organization’s Executive Director. Danielle comes to the Coalition from Teleflora where she led the human resources and technology marketing teams as the online floral retailer’s vice president of administration. Prior to Teleflora, Danielle owned 20 Hats, an award winning marketing and public relations firm.


In 2015, Danielle earned her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification, which is the senior-most human resources certification for those who have also demonstrated a strategic mastery of the HR body of knowledge. She also earned her Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America in 1999.


An active community volunteer, Danielle serves on the board of Junior Achievement Oklahoma City as well as the Central Oklahoma Workforce Investment Board. She is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City Class XXV and past president of the Public Relations Society of America Oklahoma City Chapter.


A native of Buffalo, NY, Danielle earned her bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and her master’s in business administration from Oklahoma City University. Danielle and her husband Joe reside in Oklahoma City, and have three children.


Senior Staff
NameTitle
Abbey TrentManager, Partner & Donor Relations
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 2
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 45
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 2
Staff Demographics - Gender
Female 2
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant Yes
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted May 2014
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Cindy Allen
Company Affiliation Oklahoma Oil & Gas Association
Term Jan 2016 to June 2017
Email cseallen@gmail.com
Board of Directors
List Current as of July 05, 2016
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Jacqueline Achong Community VolunteerVoting
Cindy Allen Devon EnergyVoting
Rev. Lydia Gonzalez-D'Ross Voting
Debbie Hickman Community VolunteerVoting
Cherie Humphries WilliamsVoting
Cate Jeffries OK Healthcare AuthorityVoting
Laura Lang Regional Food Bank of OklahomaVoting
Cori Loomis Christensen Law GroupVoting
Anne Roberts INTEGRIS HealthVoting
Leah Roper Hammons, Gowens, Hurst & AssociatesVoting
JoAnn Schaub Bank of OklahomaVoting
Greta Stewart Community VolunteerVoting
Ayana Talley DevonVoting
Darci Williams First National BankVoting
Terri Woodland ReMergeVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Female 15
Standing Committees
Program / Program Planning
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Board Development / Board Orientation
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2016-June 30, 2017
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $203,358
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $202,894
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Contributions------
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$50,150$25,000$40,000
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$10,000--$43,880
------
------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$62$70$78
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues$405$2,700$5,400
Special Events$138,187$116,196$73,213
Revenue In-Kind------
Other------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$144,757$115,233$87,614
Administration Expense$31,340$15,800$27,008
Fundraising Expense$22,332$14,748$18,686
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.000.991.22
Program Expense/Total Expenses73%79%66%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue11%10%12%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$82,097$81,037$82,370
Current Assets$82,097$81,037$82,370
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$3,069$2,384$1,902
Total Net Assets$79,028$78,653$80,468
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities26.7533.9943.31
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $138,187Special Events $116,196Special Events $73,213
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations & Corporations $50,150Foundations & Corporations $25,000Individuals $43,880
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $10,000Memberships $2,700Foundations & Corporations $40,000
Endowment? No
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from IRS Form 990s. 
 
NOTE:   FY2015 Adjusted prior year Administration Expense to include Occupancy, Printing/Publication and Other for consistency.
 
FY2014 had a prior period adjustment of $503. 
 
Organizations with a GiveSmartOKC profile are responsible for updating information annually within 45 days following the end of their fiscal year.
 
 
Address 720 West Wilshire
Suite 101-D
Oklahoma City, OK 73116 7780
Primary Phone 405 286-0356
Contact Email abbey@okwc.org
CEO/Executive Director Danielle Ezell
Board Chair Cindy Allen
Board Chair Company Affiliation Oklahoma Oil & Gas Association