The 2015-2016 fiscal year has brought another year of growth for Compassion. Here are some highlights from our 2016 Annual Report.Continue Reading ›
With God’s provision and the support of our sponsors, donors, volunteers and staff across the globe, 1.7 million children in poverty have been given the opportunity to realize their true potential and hear the lifesaving message of Jesus so that they may grow up to become responsible, fulfilled adults.Continue Reading ›
$38 a month. That’s how much it costs to sponsor a child through Compassion, which is more than the price of sponsorship at some organizations. The difference sometimes leads to questions such as: What does my child get each month for $38?”, and “Where is the money going that isn’t going to the children?”.
Financial integrity is of extreme importance to us. And so is transparency. Our 2014 Annual Report has been released so you can keep up to date with the who, the what, the where, the how…and specifically, the how much. So where does the money go? Here are a few highlights from our 2014 Annual Report.
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.
Does the money you donate to Compassion produce a good return on investment? Do we maximize the impact of your generosity?
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.
With programs in 25 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 operations are running and to identify weaknesses that are causing goals and objectives to go unmet.
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 have heard it too many times.
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 upon myself to attend last week’s meeting on your behalf. So I would like to take this time to report that . . . God is crazy good.