Development Associates International

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Summary

The first step to solving any major problem in the world is having effective leadership. If leaders lack the right skills, they lead poorly.

If they are more concerned with personal gain than serving, they exploit and harm others. This self-serving approach often leads to larger problems like corruption, poverty and war.

However, when leaders learn biblical servant leadership, they choose to serve others rather than use them. These transformed leaders become significant change agents as those around them respond to and emulate the leaders' genuine love and concern for others. Such servant leaders have a long-term, deep impact on their communities and nations.

DAI exists to equip and empower this kind of leader.

As a worldwide fellowship of leader-developers, DAI consists of a main service center in Colorado and 37 ministry centers around the globe. Each ministry center has its own staff and board of directors in that country. Most of the over 125 staff are local believers, called to serve in their own country and full-time employees of the organization in their country.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Development Associates International
13710 Struthers Rd
Suite 120
Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Website: daintl.org

Phone: 719-598-7970

Email: info@daintl.org


Organization details

EIN: 232838716

CEO/President: Jane Overstreet

Chairman: Jan Stump

Board size: 8

Founder: Dr. James F. Engel and Dr. David Fraser

Year founded: 1996

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2009


Purpose

In each country, we seek to increase local leadership's integrity and effectiveness through workshops, master's degree classes, consultation and mentoring. Because of the work God is doing through DAI, leaders are better leaders, people live better lives and whole communities are lifted up.


Mission statement

Enhancing the integrity and effectiveness of Christian leaders worldwide so that the church can fulfill its role in extending the kingdom of God.


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Leadership Training

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating103 of 9401 of 20
Fund acquisition rating259 of 9426 of 20
Resource allocation rating277 of 9425 of 20
Asset utilization rating151 of 9403 of 20

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
12%7%6%6%5%4%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
9%7%6%6%5%4%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
86%99%99%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
7%7%6%5%5%4%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
14%1%1%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
77%86%88%88%89%90%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%93%107%114%108%98%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
79%80%94%101%96%88%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%7%-7%-14%-8%2%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%29%-45%-60%-22%4%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%7%7%6%6%6%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.863.254.723.712.611.82
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.161.712.281.761.451.44
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.505.5510.776.513.792.63
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.7034.1125.4331.71103.2648.89
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.030.040.030.010.02
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.302.101.071.793.144.48
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
16%21%28%23%16%14%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%19%26%21%15%12%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
40%24%15%21%32%47%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$756,333$413,352$873,254$1,615,810$2,053,777
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$137,777$110,969$47,255$18,324$114,091
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$894,110$524,321$920,509$1,634,134$2,167,868
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$634,737$672,631$695,015$741,127$960,660
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$634,737$672,631$695,015$741,127$960,660
Total assets$1,528,847$1,196,952$1,615,524$2,375,261$3,128,528
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$26,211$20,621$29,032$15,826$44,338
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$26,211$20,621$29,032$15,826$44,338
Debt$291,546$315,722$338,933$361,116$382,279
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$291,546$315,722$338,933$361,116$382,279
Total liabilities$317,757$336,343$367,965$376,942$426,617
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Without donor restrictions$456,534$34,003$22,548$414,713$752,108
With donor restrictions$754,556$826,606$1,225,011$1,583,606$1,949,803
Net assets$1,211,090$860,609$1,247,559$1,998,319$2,701,911
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$5,260,362$5,190,069$5,220,540$5,723,759$5,767,785
Program service revenue$32,902$51,785$1,682$807$6,514
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$3,942$1,523$1,874$2,850$4,138
Other revenue$18,724$16,300$14,646$13,784$11,834
Total other revenue$55,568$69,608$18,202$17,441$22,486
Total revenue$5,315,930$5,259,677$5,238,742$5,741,200$5,790,271
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$4,259,412$4,955,262$5,283,160$5,513,505$5,122,386
Management and general$344,151$378,598$385,711$372,757$322,685
Fundraising$361,886$312,767$320,631$302,104$246,392
Total expenses$4,965,449$5,646,627$5,989,502$6,188,366$5,691,463
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$350,481($386,950)($750,760)($447,166)$98,808
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$350,481($386,950)($750,760)($447,166)$98,808

Compensation

Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 9/24/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

In 1990, two distinguished professors wanted to make a difference in the lives and ministries of key leaders in the majority world. Together, they founded The Center for Organizational Excellence at Eastern College. Their dream was to enhance the integrity and effectiveness of Christian leaders worldwide.

Dr. James F. Engel taught at Wheaton College for 18 years. Beside a highly successful secular career in marketing research, he served as a trainer and consultant to over 250 Christian organizations in 60 countries.

Meanwhile, Dr. David Fraser had gained significant exposure to leaders at the grassroots level, serving as a member of the senior staff of the MARC (Mission Advanced Research and Communication Center) Division of World Vision International with responsibilities for Unreached Peoples. He had also served with World Vision's Mission Training and Resource Center, helping to develop curricula and training models.

Together the two undertook nearly three years of global research to identify the greatest areas of leadership growth needed by Christian leaders in the majority world to effectively transform their communities.

Over the next five years the curriculum was created, field-tested, modified and retested. Methods of distribution were tried and evaluated. It began to become clear that interactive, story-based learning focused on asking the leader questions and requiring application enabled leaders to change. This method put the focus on learning and transformation of the leader and his or her leadership practices. Staff and volunteers were recruited, including men and women with expertise in the most critical fields, and the ministry began to expand. In 1996, the organization incorporated as its own 501(c)3 corporation and adopted the name Development Associates International (DAI).


Program accomplishments

Impact in 2020:

135,440 Christian leaders equipped

108,029 online learners

40 international ministry centers

1,924 leaders mentored

23,207 workshop attendees equipped

1,083 master's degree students

82 countries


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