Life Issues Institute

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Summary

Life Issues Institute ("LII") sees that Americans have become too familiar with and accepting of abortion and that to resolve this problem pro-life education has to change. LII was founded to rejuvenate and reinvigorate nationwide pro-life education. For several years LII focused their resources on determining what is needed to gain the pro-life initiative. During that time, they did polling, focus groups, market research, and extensive market testing of new themes and approaches. Now, this ministry focuses full-time on promoting and providing effective educational tools for the pro-life movement. LII provides publications and radio programming to serve the cause of the pro-life movement. Some of its programs and publications include Life Issues radio, educational materials (also translated into 28 languages), Life Issues Connector, Unity Meetings, and RU 486 Reports. This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Contact information

Mailing address:
1821 W. Galbraith Rd
Cincinnatti, OH 45239-5239

Website: www.lifeissues.org

Phone: (513) 729-3600

Email: info@lifeissues.org


Organization details

EIN: 310814275

CEO/President: Dr. JC Willke

Chairman: Dr. JC Willke

Board size: 6

Founder:

Year founded: 1972

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Life Issues Institute ("LII") sees that Americans have become too familiar with and accepting of abortion and that to resolve this problem pro-life education has to change. LII was founded to rejuvenate and reinvigorate nationwide pro-life education. For several years LII focused their resources on determining what is needed to gain the pro-life initiative. During that time, they did polling, focus groups, market research, and extensive market testing of new themes and approaches. Now, this ministry focuses full-time on promoting and providing effective educational tools for the pro-life movement. LII provides publications and radio programming to serve the cause of the pro-life movement. Some of its programs and publications include Life Issues radio, educational materials (also translated into 28 languages), Life Issues Connector, Unity Meetings, and RU 486 Reports. This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Mission statement


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

D

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating805 of 85736 of 36
Fund acquisition rating632 of 85725 of 36
Resource allocation rating693 of 85733 of 36
Asset utilization rating771 of 85730 of 36

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%12%11%24%11%8%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
7%12%11%16%11%7%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
97%100%100%69%98%89%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
7%11%9%19%9%7%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
3%0%0%31%2%11%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%71%74%67%78%81%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%108%116%85%125%99%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
77%77%85%57%97%80%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-8%-16%15%-25%1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%-9%-16%16%-23%1%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%18%17%14%13%12%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.400.861.000.821.151.20
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.152.663.813.002.061.77
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.552.293.822.452.382.12
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.063.673.2810.0416.8815.54
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.270.310.100.060.06
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
3.933.812.184.414.755.31
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
17%29%11%11%3%4%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%83%88%109%84%81%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$281,199$170,468$246,432$276,440$404,859
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$111$1,867$5,809$4,218$1,424
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$980
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$281,310$172,335$252,241$280,658$407,263
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$466,795$485,052$505,145$298,326$313,290
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$466,795$485,052$505,145$298,326$313,290
Total assets$748,105$657,387$757,386$578,984$720,553
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$76,701$52,564$25,123$16,628$26,203
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$76,701$52,564$25,123$16,628$26,203
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$137,777$22,525$59,313$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$137,777$22,525$59,313$0$0
Total liabilities$214,478$75,089$84,436$16,628$26,203
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Unrestricted$0$582,298$672,950$508,561$616,235
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$53,795$78,115
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$533,627$582,298$672,950$562,356$694,350
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$595,869$567,632$501,141$526,832$775,412
Program service revenue$0$0$0$2,230$2,150
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$14$0$285$496$686
Other revenue$0$0$227,474$5,298$90,970
Total other revenue$14$0$227,759$8,024$93,806
Total revenue$595,883$567,632$728,900$534,856$869,218
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$459,496$484,823$415,634$520,298$695,156
Management and general$116,501$112,763$84,588$88,938$101,744
Fundraising$68,557$60,698$118,088$57,614$64,541
Total expenses$644,554$658,284$618,310$666,850$861,441
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($48,671)($90,652)$110,590($131,994)$7,777
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($48,671)($90,652)$110,590($131,994)$7,777

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Marjorie DannenfelserSBA List President$336,613
Emily BuchananExecutive Vice President$253,318
Jennifer GrossVP of Administration/Treasurer$203,463
Bradley J MattesPresident & CEO$119,003

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019


Response from ministry

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