International Students Inc.

Summary

International Students, Inc. ("ISI") strives to share Christ's love with international students and to equip them for effective service in cooperation with the local church and others. It is the vision of ISI to see every international student befriended, led to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and discipled for His service. ISI volunteers and staff help students with such things as learning about American culture, problems needing a native speaker, finding an American Christian mentor in their academic discipline, and (if interested) in learning about our Creator God and the Bible. This organization is a Colorado nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) and the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE).


Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box C
Colorado Springs, CO 80901-0901

Website: www.isionline.org

Phone: (719) 576-2700

Email: team@isionline.org


Organization details

EIN: 530214853

CEO/President: Dr. Doug Shaw

Chairman: Steve Heinz

Board size: 13

Founder:

Year founded: 1953

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1982


Purpose

International Students, Inc. ("ISI") strives to share Christ's love with international students and to equip them for effective service in cooperation with the local church and others. It is the vision of ISI to see every international student befriended, led to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and discipled for His service.

ISI has field staff in more than 218 cities across the U.S., serving more than 404 campuses. While International Students, Inc. is a Christian organization, students need not be Christians to participate. Those from any nationality and all religious backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate. ISI offers international students social service and spiritual activities. It is not necessary to participate in spiritual activities in order to receive other services. Our services and friendship are offered unconditionally and students will not be pressured regarding participation in spiritual activities. ISI is committed to working with the local church, training volunteers and providing assistance as needed, so that volunteers within the churches can have an effective ministry to international students in their own community. We also partner with other ministries working to reach international students so that our focus is on coordination, not competition.

ISI volunteers and staff help students with such things as learning about American culture, problems needing a native speaker, finding an American Christian mentor in their academic discipline, and (if interested) in learning about our Creator God and the Bible.

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


Mission statement

ISI uses the following to express its mission:

International Students, Inc., exists to share Christ's love with international students and to equip them for effective service in cooperation with the local church and others.


Statement of faith

ISI uses the following to express its statement of faith:

We believe in the divine inspiration and authority of the Scriptures. By this is meant a miraculous guidance of the Holy Spirit in their original writing, extending to all parts of the Scripture equally, applying even to the choice of the words, so that the result is the very Word of God; the only infallible rule of faith and practice. Moreover, it is our conviction that God has exercised such singular care and providence through the ages in preserving the written Word, that the Scriptures as we now have them are in every essential particular as originally given, and contain all things necessary to salvation.

We believe in the one God revealed as existing in three equal Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe in the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in the Holy Spirit as a Divine Person, a personality as distinct as the Father and the Son.

We believe that as through one man sin entered the world and death through sin, so death passed unto all people, for that all have sinned.

We believe in the death of Jesus Christ, as a true substitute, and that His death was a sufficient expiation for the guilt of all people. We believe in His bodily resurrection from the dead.

We believe that those who receive Christ by faith have a new life from God given to them.

We believe that people are justified by faith alone and are counted as righteous before God only by the merit of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ imputed to them.

We believe in the everlasting conscious blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.

We believe in the personal return of our Lord.

We believe it to be the supreme responsibility of the disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ to make His Gospel known to all people.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating342 of 43028 of 34
Fund acquisition rating370 of 43032 of 34
Resource allocation rating323 of 43024 of 34
Asset utilization rating196 of 43018 of 34

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%13%13%14%13%13%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%13%13%13%13%13%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%97%98%98%98%98%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%13%14%14%14%14%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%3%2%2%2%2%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%76%77%78%79%79%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%98%92%97%97%96%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%75%71%75%76%76%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%2%8%3%3%4%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%5%19%8%9%11%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%10%9%8%8%8%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.321.501.482.262.432.43
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.881.931.141.131.15
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.532.812.862.572.742.80
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.099.939.4513.8813.7111.93
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.100.110.070.070.08
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.073.843.754.334.053.93
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%28%30%6%6%7%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%23%25%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%48%47%41%38%38%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$1,226,924$1,506,942$1,131,178$734,863$960,881
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$125,000$0
Short-term investments$3,181,245$2,661,831$3,153,201$3,143,307$2,647,704
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,408,169$4,168,773$4,284,379$4,003,170$3,608,585
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$3,712,725$3,751,530$413,971$403,030$435,148
Other long-term assets$163,136$133,629$184,711$107,239$108,309
Total long-term assets$3,875,861$3,885,159$598,682$510,269$543,457
Total assets$8,284,030$8,053,932$4,883,061$4,513,439$4,152,042
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$385,131$380,513$245,771$195,545$190,230
Other current liabilities$58,676$60,760$62,927$96,364$112,232
Total current liabilities$443,807$441,273$308,698$291,909$302,462
Debt$1,915,156$1,994,582$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$1,915,156$1,994,582$0$0$0
Total liabilities$2,358,963$2,435,855$308,698$291,909$302,462
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$2,275,158$2,281,935$1,427,485$1,397,927$1,366,637
Temporarily restricted$3,649,909$3,336,142$3,146,878$2,823,603$2,482,943
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$5,925,067$5,618,077$4,574,363$4,221,530$3,849,580
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$12,320,236$12,643,442$11,146,810$11,164,674$10,313,992
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$25,176$11,376$53,971$12,682$17,604
Other revenue$361,209$301,992$180,126$180,824$182,866
Total other revenue$386,385$313,368$234,097$193,506$200,470
Total revenue$12,706,621$12,956,810$11,380,907$11,358,180$10,514,462
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$9,468,019$9,142,766$8,569,650$8,626,837$7,940,669
Management and general$1,285,491$1,122,788$926,266$862,378$791,413
Fundraising$1,646,121$1,647,542$1,532,158$1,497,015$1,368,770
Total expenses$12,399,631$11,913,096$11,028,074$10,986,230$10,100,852
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$306,990$1,043,714$352,833$371,950$413,610
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$306,990$1,043,714$352,833$371,950$413,610

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History

International Students, Inc. (ISI) is a 47-year-old organization of Christian volunteers who want to have friendships with international students at U.S. colleges and universities. ISI volunteers and staff help students with such things as learning about American culture, problems needing a native speaker, finding an American Christian mentor in their academic discipline, and (if interested) in learning about our Creator God and the Bible International Students, Inc. is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and has field staff in more than 218 cities across the U.S., serving more than 404 campuses. In addition, more than 12,000 volunteers assist to serve international students throughout the U.S.


Program accomplishments

International Students, Inc. is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and has field staff in 300 cities across the U.S., serving more than 500 campuses. Over 22,000 ISI volunteers in 300 U.S. cities provide assistance and have friendships with international students.


Needs

ISI has communicated the following needs:

Prayer- ISI's ministry relies heavily on prayer. Through the persistent prayers of intercessors, ISI's team is watching lives change and miracles happen. Information on how to get involved maybe found on ISI website.

ISI is always in need of volunteers. The following are just a few areas one may help; Friendship Partners, ISI Affiliates and Associates and ISI Ministry Representatives. Additional information may be found on ISI's website.