Mastermedia International

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Summary

Mastermedia International serves as a trusted voice of faith to the mainstream media leaders of today and an encouraging voice of experience to the media leaders of tomorrow.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Mastermedia International
PO Box 7520
Redlands, CA 92375

Website: www.mastermedia.com

Phone: 800-552-1248

Email: info@mastermedia.com


Organization details

EIN: 330104548

CEO/President: Mr. Dan Rupple

Chairman: Bill Ewing

Board size: 8

Founder: Dr. Larry Poland

Year founded: 1985

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1988


Purpose

Connect: Mastermedia's teams in Hollywood and New York build longstanding relationships with influential media leaders. We enter into one-on-one confidential conversations that not only offer valued professional insights but also provide pathways that spark a work of redemption within their personal lives - and the media they produce.

Champion: We bring the next generation of Christian media influencers insight on the integration of their faith within a career and life in media. It remains a growing focus of Mastermedia to invest into the lives of emerging media makers at the seminal stages of their professional pursuits.

Build Community: We serve the thousands of men and women of faith imbedded in the media industry with encouragement, corporate gatherings and connection opportunities. Through these efforts we are witnessing God grow and commission a vibrant, connected, supported community of faith.

Pray: We mobilize thousands who faithfully pray for media leaders and cultural influencers through our Media Leader Prayer Calendar. Praying for these media professionals is a powerful way to express our love and concern for their souls, and the souls they influence.


Mission statement

Mastermedia International uses the following to communicate its objectives:

Mastermedia's mission is to (1) establish and cultivate trust relationships with the most powerful people in global media for the purpose of sharing the message of Jesus Christ, (2) build bridges of understanding between media gatekeepers and the community of faith, (3) mobilize prayer for media leaders and cultural influencers, (4) disciple Christians working in the entertainment industry, and, through all these efforts, (5) see God change the content of global media.


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating499 of 94128 of 46
Fund acquisition rating505 of 94327 of 46
Resource allocation rating527 of 94329 of 46
Asset utilization rating439 of 94122 of 46

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%6%6%8%11%9%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%6%6%8%11%8%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
96%100%100%100%100%99%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%7%9%9%10%8%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
4%0%0%0%0%1%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%81%72%71%65%65%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
94%87%67%89%113%101%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
77%70%48%64%73%65%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
6%13%33%11%-13%-1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
8%24%98%1617%149%-17%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%12%20%20%25%27%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.151.181.706.048.155.10
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.511.011.011.021.011.02
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.031.201.716.158.235.21
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
7.144.146.831.030.611.18
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.130.240.150.971.650.85
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.327.615.990.05-0.940.35
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
17%24%15%96%163%83%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
71%64%50%1%-8%3%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$649,782$442,571$155,756$146,156$277,046
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$6,985$6,497$6,067$27,271$29,208
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$2,500
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$656,767$449,068$161,823$173,427$308,754
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$6,949$2,963$3,005$1,641$4,658
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$2,000
Total long-term assets$6,949$2,963$3,005$1,641$6,658
Total assets$663,716$452,031$164,828$175,068$315,412
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$158,542$65,753$79,623$207,473$168,787
Other current liabilities$0$0$77,931$77,931$92,931
Total current liabilities$158,542$65,753$157,554$285,404$261,718
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$158,542$65,753$157,554$285,404$261,718
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$464,713$339,772($80,778)($175,828)($24,281)
With donor restrictions$40,461$46,506$88,052$65,492$77,975
Net assets$505,174$386,278$7,274($110,336)$53,694
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$904,093$1,146,390$1,113,372$1,258,059$1,575,096
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$25,429
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$257$0$0$5,442($1,555)
Total other revenue$257$0$0$5,442$23,874
Total revenue$904,350$1,146,390$1,113,372$1,263,501$1,598,970
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$636,807$550,404$708,911$924,702$1,041,468
Management and general$96,328$150,268$195,249$363,407$432,003
Fundraising$52,319$66,714$91,602$139,422$134,760
Total expenses$785,454$767,386$995,762$1,427,531$1,608,231
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$118,896$379,004$117,610($164,030)($9,261)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$118,896$379,004$117,610($164,030)($9,261)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Dan RupplePresident & CEO$138,829
Lizbeth StoneSecretary$65,992

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 8/4/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Dr. Larry Poland founded Mastermedia International in 1985 and faithfully served as CEO for 30 years. He forged an impactful, respected ministry around Mastermedia's core values of being a positive and redemptive influence in the entertainment industry by touching the lives of media gatekeepers and mobilizing a global prayer effort on their behalf.

Since 1985, Mastermedia's ministry has borne immense fruit - earning a reputation with media executives at the highest levels for relevancy, love, empathy, wisdom, integrity, humility, honesty, confidentiality, firm convictions, adherence to scriptures and dependency on prayer.

Larry has also had an illustrious career in higher education, international volunteer service, and in consulting to decision-makers in the entertainment industry. He has been a college president, written seven books, placed volunteers in 35 nations, traveled to 100 countries, and founded two schools and a radio station. Currently, Larry lives with his wife Donna Lynn in the Wheaton area of Illinois.

2016, Mastermedia held a dual celebration honoring Dr. Larry Poland's 30 years of service and the installation of Dan Rupple as the incoming CEO of Mastermedia International. Dan has continued Mastermedia's heritage of building meaningful trust relationships that confidentially serve today's leading media professionals, creating honest dialogues around issues of faith and offering them insights regarding America's vast Christian community.

Mastermedia has also become a leading voice amongst Christian media ministries, gathering Christian media professionals for opportunities of corporate or personal discipleship, encouragement and prayer. Our efforts continue to deepen and broaden in how we reach the multitude of today's media leaders and cultural influencers and how we inspire the emerging Christian media leaders of tomorrow.


Program accomplishments


Needs

Mastermedia International's staff members raise the majority of their own personal, financial support, and each staff person is paid on the basis of need rather than position.