Aglow International

Summary

Aglow International ("Aglow") is an interdenominational organization of Christian women with more than 3,500 fellowships in more than 140 nations. Aglow has over 1,400 groups called lighthouses in the U.S. and more than 2,100 groups outside the U.S. Aglow is a network of caring women, a faith building organization of local groups, international in scope, yet one-on-one in ministry. The "Hand of Aglow" focuses on four areas, operating individually and in support of each other at the same time. Aglow considers these 4 focuses essential to Aglow's commitment worldwide; they are prayer, evangelism, relationship, and reconciliation. International Board of Directors from various nations in the world govern Aglow.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 1749
Edmonds, WA 98020-1749

Website: www.aglow.org

Phone: (425) 775-7282

Email: aglow@aglow.org


Organization details

EIN: 237275330

CEO/President: Ms. Jane Hansen

Chairman:

Board size: 9

Founder: Group of 4 women

Year founded: 1967

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 03/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1994


Purpose

Aglow International ("Aglow") is an interdenominational organization of Christian women with more than 3,500 fellowships in more than 140 nations. Aglow has over 1,400 groups called lighthouses in the U.S. and more than 2,100 groups outside the U.S. Aglow is a network of caring women, a faith building organization of local groups, international in scope, yet one-on-one in ministry. The "Hand of Aglow" focuses on four areas, operating individually and in support of each other at the same time. Aglow considers these 4 focuses essential to Aglow's commitment worldwide; they are prayer, evangelism, relationship, and reconciliation. International Board of Directors from various nations in the world govern Aglow.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Mission statement

Aglow International uses the following to communicate its mission:

To help restore and mobilize women around the world;

To promote gender reconciliation in the Body of Christ as God designed;

To amplify awareness of global concerns from a Biblical perspective.


Statement of faith

Aglow International uses the following to communicate its faith:

We believe in the one and only triune God. We acknowledge there is one true God consisting of three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, crucified, dead, buried, and resurrected. He ascended into heaven and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father, and is true God and true man.

We believe the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and is our rule of faith and practice.

We believe that all are born sinners; the Holy Spirit convicts of sin; the Lord Jesus Christ paid the price for sin by shedding His precious blood on the cross as the atonement for sin; those who refuse to accept His sacrifice for their sin are eternally lost; and those who repent of their sins and personally accept the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior receive forgiveness of sin and life everlasting and are indwelt by the Holy Spirit.

We believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues, as the Spirit of God gives utterance; we believe that all of the gifts of the Holy Spirit are valid and operative today, and that the fruit of the Holy Spirit should be increasingly evident in a Christian's life.

We believe that the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ provides healing for our spirit, soul, and body.

We believe that we should obey Jesus' command to preach the gospel to all the world.

We believe that the members of the Body of Christ are the Church, and that they should regularly fellowship with one another in a church setting.

We believe in and look for the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating206 of 5869 of 24
Fund acquisition rating171 of 5866 of 24
Resource allocation rating504 of 58620 of 24
Asset utilization rating67 of 5863 of 24

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%5%5%5%6%4%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%4%4%4%5%4%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
94%76%75%82%79%82%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%4%4%4%5%4%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
6%24%25%18%21%18%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%72%75%72%74%72%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%102%99%105%97%93%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
80%73%74%76%72%67%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%-2%1%-5%3%7%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%-19%10%-53%21%59%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%24%22%24%22%24%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.074.446.385.265.385.50
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.691.141.761.151.511.36
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.185.0711.246.078.107.51
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.791.581.651.953.022.67
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.630.610.510.330.37
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.710.870.420.960.991.00
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%62%43%51%26%34%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
75%9%9%9%14%12%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$312,759$161,488$268,106$305,635$224,369
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$43,750$47,401$52,497$59,380$35,738
Short-term investments$209,890$83,456$150,193$0$100,000
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$566,399$292,345$470,796$365,015$360,107
Long-term investments$0$152,814$0$125,008$50,000
Fixed assets$20,448$24,393$10,815$12,543$21,661
Other long-term assets$60,222$45,384$61,958$47,188$59,531
Total long-term assets$80,670$222,591$72,773$184,739$131,192
Total assets$647,069$514,936$543,569$549,754$491,299
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$124,603$160,955$160,138$120,845$134,968
Other current liabilities$234,345$15,937$81,242$0$0
Total current liabilities$358,948$176,892$241,380$120,845$134,968
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$34,905$36,072$36,641$21,871$34,214
Other long-term liabilities$4,500$6,500$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$39,405$42,572$36,641$21,871$34,214
Total liabilities$398,353$219,464$278,021$142,716$169,182
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Unrestricted$231,680$278,668$240,493$379,529$276,538
Temporarily restricted$17,036$16,804$25,055$27,509$45,579
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$248,716$295,472$265,548$407,038$322,117
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$2,154,550$2,478,331$2,216,356$2,402,708$2,374,823
Program service revenue$459,661$606,974$331,430$389,417$352,142
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$212,511$231,690$168,081$248,821$168,365
Total other revenue$672,172$838,664$499,511$638,238$520,507
Total revenue$2,826,722$3,316,995$2,715,867$3,040,946$2,895,330
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$2,072,071$2,455,165$2,058,410$2,175,154$1,940,269
Management and general$698,456$715,665$678,168$643,730$660,497
Fundraising$102,951$116,241$120,779$137,141$103,733
Total expenses$2,873,478$3,287,071$2,857,357$2,956,025$2,704,499
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($46,756)$29,924($141,490)$84,921$190,831
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($46,756)$29,924($141,490)$84,921$190,831

Response from ministry

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History

In 1967 Aglow International began with four women who gathered as Christians in an interdenominational meeting. The initial official Aglow meeting in Seattle, Washington, USA drew more than 150 women.

One of the first local fellowships began in Edmonds, a small town just north of Seattle, where women began to invite their friends and neighbors to regular meetings at a local restaurant. Word spread about the series of groups for women, and fellowships began springing up around Washington. Other States and countries followed, and by 1972, more than 60 local fellowships were holding monthly meetings around the U.S. By 1973, fellowships began in Canada and New Zealand. The Netherlands followed in 1974, making Aglow an international network of caring women.

In 1998, more than 27 nations around the world held conferences drawing well over 20,000. Today, Aglow is in over 138 nations reaching out to women (and through them their families) of every creed, color, and culture.


Program accomplishments

  • Aglow has moved its offices into a new building. Their International Offices are now located in Edmonds, Washington. Aglow is combining their U.S. Office and International Fellowships into one blended "Worldwide Fellowships Office."
  • Aglow has launched a new program called Church~Aglow. This program has Aglow and churches cooperating together.
  • Aglow has started a pilot program in the New England Region, working with a church for follow up, to show an Arab language TV show for women (with English subtitles). This program will air on local public television in an effort to begin to reach out to Muslims (especially Muslim women) in the United States.
  • Aglow's two relationship studies, Honesty and Your Identity, have been translated into the French and Spanish languages. Honesty has also been translated into Finnish, and Your Identity is in the process of being translated into Russian (to be followed by Honesty).
  • Aglow has recently been awarded a $114,000 grant, payable over two years, to build a new Web site and hire a Web master.
  • Statistics:
    • Aglow serves in 155 nations
    • There are 1,597 active fellowships
    • There are 476 Candlelight groups

  • Needs