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

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating271 of 43017 of 24
Fund acquisition rating258 of 43014 of 24
Resource allocation rating254 of 43015 of 24
Asset utilization rating248 of 43019 of 24

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20152014201320122011
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%8%8%6%6%7%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%7%8%6%6%7%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%90%100%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%7%6%6%6%6%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%10%0%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20152014201320122011
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%81%81%81%81%82%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%99%126%101%96%105%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%80%102%82%78%87%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%1%-26%-1%4%-5%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%1%-36%-2%5%-6%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%12%13%13%12%11%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20152014201320122011
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.321.201.631.321.201.12
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.771.821.511.501.57
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.532.122.971.981.801.76
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20152014201320122011
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.0915.549.1114.9112.3011.59
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.060.110.070.080.09
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.075.313.605.646.116.24
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20152014201320122011
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%4%6%4%6%7%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%81%58%73%78%83%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20152014201320122011
Cash$404,858$398,435$639,989$672,100$614,788
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,424$3,420$8,484$3,753$5,150
Short-term investments$980$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$407,262$401,855$648,473$675,853$619,938
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$313,291$328,825$327,802$338,576$351,429
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$313,291$328,825$327,802$338,576$351,429
Total assets$720,553$730,680$976,275$1,014,429$971,367
 
Liabilities20152014201320122011
Payables and accrued expenses$26,203$44,107$43,484$51,092$49,836
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$3,859$3,648
Total current liabilities$26,203$44,107$43,484$54,951$53,484
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$7,820$11,889
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$7,820$11,889
Total liabilities$26,203$44,107$43,484$62,771$65,373
 
Net assets20152014201320122011
Unrestricted$616,235$433,175$519,480$523,315$446,584
Temporarily restricted$78,115$253,398$413,311$428,343$459,410
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$694,350$686,573$932,791$951,658$905,994
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20152014201320122011
Total contributions$778,888$942,396$1,261,853$1,260,295$1,030,507
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$686$987$1,038$1,434$3,865
Other revenue$89,644$2,564$4,490$3,025$375
Total other revenue$90,330$3,551$5,528$4,459$4,240
Total revenue$869,218$945,947$1,267,381$1,264,754$1,034,747
 
Expenses20152014201320122011
Program services$695,156$964,310$1,044,506$990,661$896,718
Management and general$101,744$153,052$164,157$149,473$122,798
Fundraising$64,541$74,803$77,585$78,956$69,732
Total expenses$861,441$1,192,165$1,286,248$1,219,090$1,089,248
 
Change in net assets20152014201320122011
Surplus (deficit)$7,777($246,218)($18,867)$45,664($54,501)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$7,777($246,218)($18,867)$45,664($54,501)

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