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Dyslexia Advocation, Inc.
1 - 3 weeks
Can be done remotely
Baltimore, Maryland
Business Planning
1 project

Posted February 22
Member since 2020-06-28

Project Overview

We are a new and growing nonprofit and need help creating internal controls. We do not provide direct services to parents but work with vendors and contractors to provide services and internal controls are an important part of our continued success. Internal controls are financial management practices that are systematically used to prevent misuse and misappropriation of assets, such as occur through theft or embezzlement. Internal controls are generally described in written policies that set forth the procedures that the nonprofit will follow, as well as who is responsible. The goal of internal controls is to create business practices that serve as “checks and balances” on staff (and sometimes board members) and/or outside vendors, in order to reduce the risk of misappropriation of funds/assets.
Dyslexia Advocation, Inc. mission is to equip parents of children with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences with the necessary tools to help their children become successful readers. We want to do this work by absorbing the cost for quality advocacy services, specialized tutoring, and neuropsychological evaluations for black parents and underrepresented minorities in and around the Baltimore, MD region. No other organization is helping parents with the financial burden of accessing special education services.

Did you know in Maryland, a dyslexia therapist can cost anywhere from $75 - $123 per session and it is recommended that a child receives at minimum 2 sessions per week? That's between $600 - $985 per month! Parents can not "wait" on school systems to implement dyslexia programs and with Covid-19, children who learn differently are falling further behind. Internal controls will allow us to grow and scale which are needed as we RECRUIT more partners, ATTRACT more donors, REACH more parents, and SHARE our story with audiences all over the globe.

Join the movement to help us Win Over Dyslexia, So.All.Can. Read.

We have a working Board with a finance committee, business development committee, governance committee, and executive committee. As the founder and volunteer Executive Director, I am tasked with creating internal controls to ensure we create a solid foundation to grow and scale. I have a template for SOP's to get us going right away. We plan to implement our internal controls immediately; I have had to go back and request documents from vendors and with internal controls
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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: To equip parents of children with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities with the necessary tools to help their kids become successful readers.

Dyslexia Advocation, Inc. serves businesses in order to help parents of children with dyslexia and other learning differences to include ADHD. We will help businesses integrate neurological diversity into their organizations for improved performance and success. This will allow us to equip parents with the necessary tools to help their kids become successful readers by offering affordable quality services for special education advocacy, specialized tutoring, and neuropsychological evaluations. We will WIN over dyslexia SO ALL CAN READ.

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Business analysis
Business planning
Strategic analysis
Grant writing