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Aug 4 2013

Stories of Compassion

stories of compassion

Meet Compassion staff members, Christopher, Ela, James and Natalie. Their stories reflect the beauty of the One we serve in our stewardship, integrity, dignity and excellence.

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what do we value

Traits that we greatly value and strive to consistently demonstrate are integrity, excellence, stewardship and dignity. If you were to add a fifth trait to this list, what would it be?

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To communicate with those who are skittish, or those who genuinely want to say “I am uncomfortable around kids” or “I don’t know how to relate to the poor,” we need to find a bridge.

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Does the money you donate to Compassion produce a good return on investment? Do we maximize the impact of your generosity?

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When you set up a regularly occurring and automatic direct payment plan (e.g., Automated Clearing House (ACH), bill pay or credit/debit card), you save us at least $1 on each transaction. It’s a significant amount when you consider that many of the children’s families we serve survive on less than $1 a day.

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“Only one percent of the charities we rate have received at least nine consecutive four-star evaluations, indicating that Compassion International consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, and outperforms most other charities in America,” said Charity Navigator President and CEO Ken Berger. “This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Compassion International from…

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audit

With programs in 26 countries, many people wonder how we maintain the excellence and good stewardship of our operations around the world. In addition to annual external audits, we ensure the highest integrity in our programs through internal auditing.

Internal auditing, both in the development centers and country offices, is designed to determine how well our…

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Accountability. This word has so much meaning. In this fast paced and cynical world, many people have lost trust in nonprofits. It’s actually very sad, but I understand why.

How many times have you heard about the misuse of funds hindering an organization’s effectiveness, or greed compromising decision-making and values? Regrettably, I think we all…

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money

$38 a month. That’s how much it costs to sponsor a child through Compassion, which is more than the price of sponsorship at other organizations. The difference sometimes leads to questions such as: What does my child get each month for $38?” (i.e., how are our programs run and what do we deliver), and “Where…

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When it comes to achievement, repeats are impressive. Three-peats are utterly amazing. Any ideas on what we call an eight-peat?

In the world of charities, this translates to “exceptional.” For eight consecutive years, we have been awarded Charity Navigator’s highest rating – four stars – for responsible financial management.

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QMU. Town Hall Meeting. Ever heard of  ‘em? No? Allow me to fill you in then.
QMU stands for “quarterly ministry update,” and, as you may have guessed, it happens once a quarter. Crazy. At least one representative, from each team within each department goes to listen and report the latest on Compassion stats for the fiscal year. 
I took it…

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Compassion is one of only 45 charities to have received seven consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator, the largest independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.

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