Trinity Forum, Inc.

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Summary

The Trinity Forum, Inc. ("Trinity Forum") strives to encourage and assist national leaders to deepen, integrate, and apply their faith in their private and public lives. The principal means by which the Trinity Forum pursues its purposes is through the development of curricula, the holding of forums, and the development and publication of educational materials. This organization is a 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).


Contact information

Mailing address:
1000 Vermont Avenue NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005

Website: www.TTF.ORG

Phone: (202) 944-9881

Email: mail@ttf.org


Organization details

EIN: 541612640

CEO/President: Cherie Harder

Chairman: Richard Miles

Board size: 16

Founder: Os Guinness and Alonzo McDonald

Year founded: 1991

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1996


Purpose

The Trinity Forum, Inc. ("Trinity Forum") strives to encourage and assist national leaders to deepen, integrate, and apply their faith in their private and public lives. The principal means by which the Trinity Forum pursues its purposes is through the development of curricula, the holding of forums, and the development and publication of educational materials.

This organization is a 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).


Mission statement


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Leadership Training

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating180 of 9134 of 20
Fund acquisition rating183 of 9155 of 20
Resource allocation rating338 of 9157 of 20
Asset utilization rating361 of 9137 of 20

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
11%4%2%2%2%2%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
7%3%1%1%1%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
83%72%69%64%70%63%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
7%3%1%1%1%1%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
17%28%31%36%30%37%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%84%84%88%90%91%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%97%91%98%93%102%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
79%81%76%86%83%93%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%3%9%2%7%-2%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%8%25%6%22%-10%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%13%14%11%9%8%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.752.112.372.702.493.61
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.191.021.041.081.031.01
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.442.152.462.922.563.64
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.288.700.000.000.000.00
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.120.110.000.000.000.00
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.304.934.884.114.683.30
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
16%11%3%11%10%12%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
41%42%41%33%36%24%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$238,981$310,718$206,576$206,277$165,064
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$350,812$178,877$177,011$166,928$190,634
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$589,793$489,595$383,587$373,205$355,698
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$11,548$17,554$2,114$3,215$2,677
Other long-term assets$0$0$29,695$8,011$0
Total long-term assets$11,548$17,554$31,809$11,226$2,677
Total assets$601,341$507,149$415,396$384,431$358,375
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$67,794$0$0$0$0
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$67,794$0$0$0$0
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$15,780$47,441$39,830$44,410
Total long-term liabilities$0$15,780$47,441$39,830$44,410
Total liabilities$67,794$15,780$47,441$39,830$44,410
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$533,547$491,369$367,955$344,601$313,965
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$533,547$491,369$367,955$344,601$313,965
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$942,536$919,510$729,904$720,429$797,753
Program service revenue$350,162$385,607$395,441$313,282$464,127
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$20,060$20,995$18,000$0$0
Total other revenue$370,222$406,602$413,441$313,282$464,127
Total revenue$1,312,758$1,326,112$1,143,345$1,033,711$1,261,880
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$1,066,903$1,014,423$986,269$858,229$1,172,207
Management and general$170,630$173,575$119,458$86,623$102,715
Fundraising$33,047$14,700$14,264$11,605$18,170
Total expenses$1,270,580$1,202,698$1,119,991$956,457$1,293,092
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$42,178$123,414$23,354$77,254($31,212)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$42,178$123,414$23,354$77,254($31,212)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Cherie HarderPresident$251,300

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019


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 4/12/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History


Program accomplishments

    1997 highlights for TF are as follows:
  • Completed twelve successful forums with 270 participants
  • Revised curricula II

    2001 Highlights for the Trinity Forum, Inc are as follows:
  • Two curricula, Entrepreneurs of Life: Faith and the Venture of Purposeful Living and The Journey: Our Quest for Faith and Meaning, were published in paperback by NavPress
  • Three new readings were published: Painting as a Pastime, Confessions of a Wandering Soul and Amazing Grace.
  • The Trinity Forum produced its first CD Briefing, "Riding the Storm: Making Sense of Life in a Time of Evil and Suffering."
  • The Trinity Forum held six US Leader Forums, eleven Partner Forums and eight European Forums with a total of 834 participants.
  • Osprey Point Leadership Center, since opening in September 2000, has hosted over 63 events for leaders and leadership organizations.

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