Sweet Monday, Inc.
P.O. Box 29714
Henrico VA 23242-0714
Mission Statement

Sweet Monday, Women’s Socials on a Shoestring…Tied to a Generous God, is creative evangelism that energizes and encourages women’s ministries by inspiring hospitality and relationship through reaching out to women one sweet invitation at a time for Christ.  These monthly home-based socials full of fun, fresh ideas connect women and offer a simple introduction to Christ.  Sweet Monday is an economical way to launch or revitalize a women’s outreach program, whether in a church or neighborhood.  Sweet Monday outreaches focus on themes relevant to women of all ages and stages of life and include a short devotional and gospel message.  The outreaches encourage women to laugh a lot, learn from each other and leave with an introduction to Jesus Christ.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Paula C. Nelson
Board Chair Mrs. Edith Parks
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Contact Information
Address P.O. Box 29714
Henrico, VA 232420714
Telephone 804 754-4333
Fax 804 754-4333
E-mail info@sweetmonday.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2005
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
 
 
Projected Revenue $76,000.00
Projected Expenses $75,000.00
Statements
Mission

Sweet Monday, Women’s Socials on a Shoestring…Tied to a Generous God, is creative evangelism that energizes and encourages women’s ministries by inspiring hospitality and relationship through reaching out to women one sweet invitation at a time for Christ.  These monthly home-based socials full of fun, fresh ideas connect women and offer a simple introduction to Christ.  Sweet Monday is an economical way to launch or revitalize a women’s outreach program, whether in a church or neighborhood.  Sweet Monday outreaches focus on themes relevant to women of all ages and stages of life and include a short devotional and gospel message.  The outreaches encourage women to laugh a lot, learn from each other and leave with an introduction to Jesus Christ.

Impact
  • Executive Director Paula Newton shared Sweet Monday with 900+ women at the dotMom Conference offered by LifeWay in Nashville, TN, in September, 2014.
  • Sweet Monday participated in The Community Foundation's Amazing Raise for the first time in 2014 with great success. We plan to participate again in 2015.
  • Sweet Monday continues to reach out to women throughout the United States and overseas in providing leadership and training to start new outreaches in homes and churches. 
 
 
Needs
  • Financial support for Sweet Monday's annual operation in a challenging economy.
  • Networking and developing relationships with churches, college organizations, potential hostesses, volunteers and donors.
  • One annual outreach event to raise friends and funds.
  • Offering regional Sweet Monday training events (4-5) throughout the U.S. to increase ministry awareness.
  • Outreach manager to correspond with Sweet Monday hostesses to possibly help them fundraise in their locality and to encourage other women to launch a Sweet Monday outreach.

 

Background
Kim Newlen started Sweet Monday in her home in 1995. Feeling lonely for the first time as a new mom, she longed to connect with other women, and to introduce them to Christ. She invited neighbors, friends, acquaintances and women at church to her home. Thirty women attended that first night, where Kim served one dessert, a dose of inspiration from God's Word and sweet candy to share or eat on the ride home.  Since then, God has multiplied the five cupcakes and two pieces of candy just as He multiplied the five loaves and two fish in the Bible  Sweet Monday is in every state and on every continent but Antarctica. Sweet Monday is a homegrown, tiny tool that God is using in a BIG way to connect women to each other and Himself.  
 
Sweet Monday principles are Scripture-based:
 
SIMPLE - "Seek ye first the kingdom of God." Matt. 6:33
 
SWEET - "How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth." Ps. 119:103
 
SALTY - "You are the salt of the earth." Matt. 5:13a
CEO Statement
Twenty years ago, Kim Newlen was feeling lonely and isolated when she stopped teaching to be home with their young baby.  She opened her home the first Monday of the month for Sweet Monday.  The women laughed a lot, learned from other women, and left with an introduction to Christ.  In a world quickly moving toward isolation, Sweet Monday connects women to each other and to Christ!
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
International
Metro Richmond
Tri-cities Region
Richmond, City
Amelia County
Ashland
Chester
Chesterfield County
Colonial Heights, City
Dinwiddie County
Ettrick
Essex County
Goochland County
Hanover County
Henrico County
Hopewell, City
Matoaka
Petersburg, City
Powhatan County
Prince George County
Richmond County
Sussex County
Charles City County
Gloucester County
King and Queen County
Lancaster County
Louisa County
Mathews County
Middlesex County
New Kent County
Northumberland County
Charlottesville-Albermarle
Hampton Roads
Northern Neck
Northern Virginia
Shenandoah Valley
Southside Virginia
Southwest Virginia
Statewide
National
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Edith Parks
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Feb 2016 to Feb 2019
Email edith@sweetmonday.org
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mrs. Anna Billingsley University of Mary Washington
Mrs. Amy Sansom Bohlen Community Volunteer
Miss Ashley Love Community Volunteer
Mrs. Aimee Carter Mestler Community Volunteer
Mrs. Paula Nelson Member
Mrs. Edith Parks Community Volunteer
Mrs. Faye Rivers Teaching Director, Community Bible Study
Mrs. Jennifer Russell Community Volunteer
Mrs. Sherry Sharp Community Volunteer
Mrs. Julie Strange Community Volunteer
Mrs. Donna Sharp Suro Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 11
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 3
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Mrs. Paula C. Nelson
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Ms. Jamie V Breeden Office Manager
Staff
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 100
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100
Plans
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Whistleblower Policy No
Programs
Description
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $76,000.00
Projected Expenses $75,000.00
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$40,460$45,725$55,158
Administration Expense$36,136$35,047$39,873
Fundraising Expense$2,198$1,000$4,039
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.871.281.14
Program Expense/Total Expenses51%56%56%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue3%1%5%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$43,853$53,693$30,627
Current Assets$43,405$53,117$30,627
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$2,775$2,239$2,024
Total Net Assets$41,078$51,454$28,603
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities15.6423.7215.13
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit Application 11/2015View
Comments
Foundation Comments
  • Financial analysis performed with Form 990-EZ.
  • Form 990-EZ prepared by Creedle, Jones & Alga, P.C.