Trinity Forum, Inc.

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:
2011 Pennsylvania Ave.
Suite 250
Washington, DC 20006-0006

Website: www.TTF.ORG

Phone: (202) 944-9881

Email: mail@ttf.org


Organization details

EIN: 541612640

CEO/President: Cherie Harder

Chairman: Al Sikes

Board size: 18

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 rating94 of 7171 of 16
Fund acquisition rating105 of 7183 of 16
Resource allocation rating214 of 7187 of 16
Asset utilization rating239 of 7174 of 16

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
12%2%2%2%2%3%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
8%1%1%1%1%2%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
79%69%64%70%63%59%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%1%1%1%1%2%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
21%31%36%30%37%41%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%84%88%90%91%89%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
101%91%98%93%102%95%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
80%76%86%83%93%85%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
-1%9%2%7%-2%5%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
-4%25%6%22%-10%17%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%14%11%9%8%9%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.872.372.702.493.612.98
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.191.041.081.031.011.05
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.372.462.922.563.643.14
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
7.560.000.000.000.000.00
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.130.000.000.000.000.00
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.614.884.114.683.303.83
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
14%3%11%10%12%11%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
42%41%33%36%24%30%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$310,718$206,576$206,277$165,064$192,938
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$178,877$177,011$166,928$190,634$173,738
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$489,595$383,587$373,205$355,698$366,676
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$17,554$2,114$3,215$2,677$27
Other long-term assets$0$29,695$8,011$0$19,697
Total long-term assets$17,554$31,809$11,226$2,677$19,724
Total assets$507,149$415,396$384,431$358,375$386,400
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$0$0$0$0$0
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$15,780$47,441$39,830$44,410$41,225
Total long-term liabilities$15,780$47,441$39,830$44,410$41,225
Total liabilities$15,780$47,441$39,830$44,410$41,225
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$491,369$367,955$344,601$313,965$345,175
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$491,369$367,955$344,601$313,965$345,175
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$919,510$729,904$720,429$797,753$712,980
Program service revenue$385,607$395,441$313,282$464,127$493,731
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$20,995$18,000$0$0$0
Total other revenue$406,602$413,441$313,282$464,127$493,731
Total revenue$1,326,112$1,143,345$1,033,711$1,261,880$1,206,711
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$1,014,423$986,269$858,229$1,172,207$1,024,232
Management and general$173,575$119,458$86,623$102,715$103,491
Fundraising$14,700$14,264$11,605$18,170$22,009
Total expenses$1,202,698$1,119,991$956,457$1,293,092$1,149,732
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$123,414$23,354$77,254($31,212)$56,979
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$123,414$23,354$77,254($31,212)$56,979

Response from ministry

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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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