Northern Neck Visions, inc.
P.O. Box 78
Kilmarnock VA 22482-0078
Mission Statement To reduce poverty through collaborative efforts focused on strengthening education and stimulating job creation in Lancaster and Northumberland Counties. (Virginia)
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director - -
Board Chair Paul Sciacchitano
Board Chair Company Affiliation Wells Fargo Advisors
Contact Information
Address P.O. Box 78
Kilmarnock, VA 224820078
Telephone 804 435-1323
Fax 804 435-1323
E-mail info@nnconnection.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2012
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $65,000.00
Projected Expenses $65,000.00
Statements
Mission To reduce poverty through collaborative efforts focused on strengthening education and stimulating job creation in Lancaster and Northumberland Counties. (Virginia)
Impact
Conducted public relations efforts to increase awareness and conversations around poverty, including newspaper insert on local poverty and nonprofits; researched and prepared Community at a Crossroads Paper; numerous articles and presentations; conducted a stakeholder survey with 100 community leaders in various fields to determine community needs and priorities and to identify resources that are underserved.

Created a Community Development Committee that will address future Community Development strategic planning efforts; Visions and Northern Neck Connection sponsored monthly Lancaster/Northumberland Community Resource Forums to promote collaboration; held a one-day Nonprofit Volunteer Recruitment Fair, supported improving school system/education through RCC Kilmarnock; promoted Earned Income Tax Credit; and collaborated with the Rivers Community Foundation to create the Catalog for Philanthropy.

Assisted with the opening of Rappahannock Community College-Kilmarnock location (helped find funding) and helped develop the Lead Northern Neck program, an initiative endorsed by Visions, RCC, and multiple local businesses designed to strengthen community leadership by preparing participants with the skills, attitudes and relationships required to make lasting positive changes in our community.
 
Northern Neck Connection successfully launched updated, sustainable software, partnered with the Essex Resource Council to implement an electronic version of a multi-county resource guide on the new website. 

Northern Neck Connection will work with Lead Northern Neck on the Volunteer Army project which will involve expansion of the volunteer section of the website to better meet community needs and encourage philanthropic involvement.  Northern Neck Connection will work with area resource council leadership to explore ways to work together and use the network technology to serve as the online portal for communication and collaboration among area Resource Councils. 
Needs Funding for Lead Northern Neck program, funding for website development for Visions, grant writing and fundraising.

Funding for Northern Neck Connection program enhancements to provide the vehicle for organizations and individuals to learn about the communities in which they live, work and visit.
Background Initially named the Northern Neck Asset Building Team, the organization was charged with building assets and reducing poverty in the Northern Neck by the Jesse Ball duPont Fund. In 2009, the now rebranded organization called Visions was given a planning grant, allowing for the hire of a project coordinator and conducting community-wide conversations about poverty. Out of those conversations, conducted in 2010, a number of recommendations for actions were generated. Since then, the organization has focused on addressing those recommendations. In 2011, the organization incorporated and was granted nonprofit status. Visions was given a three year grant from duPont that allowed expansion of goals and the hiring of an executive director. At that time, Northern Neck Connection became part of the organization. Previously functioning since 2006 under the ConnectNetwork as ConnectRappahannock, this online resource promotes community information and interaction.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Northern Neck
Board Chair
Board Chair Paul Sciacchitano
Company Affiliation Wells Fargo Advisors
Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2019
Email paul.sciacchitano@wellsfargoadvisors.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Cindy Balderson Northern Neck Food Bank
Susan Cockrell Town of Kilmarnock
Tom Coye Community Volunteer
Elizabeth Crowther Rappahannock Community College
Karen Hart Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library
Paul Sciacchitano Wells Fargo Advisors
Marilyn Warren Retired, DuPont Company
Tyron Williams Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 3
Governance
Board Meeting Attendance % 80
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 1
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Executive
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director - -
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 25
Contractors 1
Plans
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Programs
Description

Northern Neck Connection is an online resource that promotes community information and interaction. The website connects citizens with more than 400 nonprofit and civic organizations in the Northern Neck  and Middle Peninsula and encourages the public to engage with a variety of social concerns including education, arts and culture, health, human needs, economic development, seniors and public safety, among others. Northern Neck Connection helps local groups communicate with area residents about their missions and to publicize their events, volunteer opportunities, job openings and other information so that people can easily find the services they need or discover ways to get involved in community affairs. By helping nonprofits work effectively and advocating a culture of philanthropic support, our region can be a stronger community with enhanced economic stability and high quality of life. 

Population Served Adults
Budget $50,000.00
Short Term Success Northern Neck Connection will work with Lead Northern Neck on the Volunteer Army project which will involve expansion of the volunteer section of the website to better meet community needs and encourage philanthropic involvement.  Northern Neck Connection will continue to partner with Visions in sponsoring the Lancaster/Northumberland Community Resource Forum and continue to partner with the Essex Resource Council to update the resource guide and increase its availability through an online version. Northern Neck Connection will represent the Lancaster/Northumberland Community Resource Forum in a newly formed group of leadership from Resources Councils in the region.  This group will meet quarterly to discuss ways to work together to improve the region and use Northern Neck Connection's technology to serve as the online portal for accomplishing communication and collaboration among area Resource Councils.
Long Term Success

To grow the network to become the one-stop online portal for nonprofits, government agencies, schools, churches, businesses and individuals. Providing the vehicle for organizations and individuals to learn about the communities in which they live, work and visit.

Description

Lead Northern Neck is an initiative endorsed by VISIONS, Rappahannock Community College and multiple local businesses designed to strengthen community leadership by equipping citizens to take civic action. Lead Northern Neck prepares citizens with the skills, attitudes and relationships required to make lasting positive changes in our community. Session topics include Government, Tourism, Economic Development, School Systems, Racism and Health and Human Services:

Budget $18,000.00
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $65,000.00
Projected Expenses $65,000.00
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$94,681$67,244$74,206
Administration Expense$1,667$1,578$6,158
Fundraising Expense$0--$1,043
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.141.040.74
Program Expense/Total Expenses98%98%91%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$28,506$13,718$13,170
Current Assets$28,189$13,624$13,013
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$562($688)$1,712
Total Net Assets$27,944$14,406$11,458
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities50.16--7.60
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 ExemptionView