Life Issues Institute

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 rating514 of 58531 of 32
Fund acquisition rating438 of 58522 of 32
Resource allocation rating500 of 58529 of 32
Asset utilization rating374 of 58527 of 32

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%11%24%11%8%8%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%11%16%11%7%8%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
94%100%69%98%89%99%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%9%19%9%7%6%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
6%0%31%2%11%1%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%74%67%78%81%81%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%116%85%125%99%126%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
80%85%57%97%80%102%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%-16%15%-25%1%-26%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%-16%15%-23%1%-36%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%17%14%13%12%13%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.081.000.821.151.201.63
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.693.813.002.061.771.82
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.183.822.452.382.122.97
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.843.2810.0416.8815.549.11
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.310.100.060.060.11
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.712.184.414.755.313.60
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%11%3%3%4%6%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
75%88%118%84%81%58%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$170,468$246,432$276,440$404,859$398,435
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,867$5,809$4,218$1,424$3,420
Short-term investments$0$0$0$980$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$172,335$252,241$280,658$407,263$401,855
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$485,052$505,145$298,326$313,290$328,825
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$485,052$505,145$298,326$313,290$328,825
Total assets$657,387$757,386$578,984$720,553$730,680
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$52,564$25,123$16,628$26,203$44,107
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$52,564$25,123$16,628$26,203$44,107
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$22,525$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$22,525$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$75,089$25,123$16,628$26,203$44,107
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$582,298$672,950$508,561$616,235$433,175
Temporarily restricted$0$0$53,795$78,115$253,398
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$582,298$732,263$562,356$694,350$686,573
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$567,632$501,141$526,832$775,412$940,799
Program service revenue$0$0$2,230$2,150$1,597
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$285$496$686$987
Other revenue$0$227,474$5,298$90,970$2,564
Total other revenue$0$227,759$8,024$93,806$5,148
Total revenue$567,632$728,900$534,856$869,218$945,947
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$484,823$415,634$520,298$695,156$964,310
Management and general$112,763$84,588$88,938$101,744$153,052
Fundraising$60,698$118,088$57,614$64,541$74,803
Total expenses$658,284$618,310$666,850$861,441$1,192,165
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($90,652)$110,590($131,994)$7,777($246,218)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($90,652)$110,590($131,994)$7,777($246,218)

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