Educational Resources & Referrals China

Summary

Educational Resources & Referrals China ("ERRC") a non-profit educational organization with a long-term commitment to China's future leaders. ERRC ministers to these future leaders through international cross-cultural services that meet felt and real needs. They place qualified North American Christian professionals and teachers in leading educational institutions in China. ERRC aspires to be a bridge between cultures and between worldviews. ERRC endeavors to select field partners that will be respected for their life-style, integrity, and professional excellence. ERRC's programs offer an array of short-term (from two weeks) and long-term (to career-long) opportunities in teaching (almost any subject, including English), tutoring, and studying positions. This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Contact information

Mailing address:
1405 Arch St
Berkeley, CA 94708-4708

Website: www.errchina.com

Phone: (510) 486-8170

Email: errc@aol.com


Organization details

EIN: 943020044

CEO/President: Ms. Martha Chan

Chairman: Mr. George Ebbers

Board size: 5

Founder: Ms. Martha Chan

Year founded: 1986

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 08/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1997


Purpose

Educational Resources & Referrals China ("ERRC") is a non-profit educational organization with a long-term commitment to China's future leaders. ERRC ministers to these future leaders through international cross-cultural services that meet felt and real needs. They place qualified North American Christian professionals and teachers in leading educational institutions in China. ERRC aspires to be a bridge between cultures and between worldviews. ERRC endeavors to select field partners that will be respected for their life-style, integrity, and professional excellence. ERRC's programs offer an array of short-term (from two weeks) and long-term (to career-long) opportunities in teaching (almost any subject, including English), tutoring, and studying positions.

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


Mission statement

Educational Resources & Referrals - CHINA cites it's mission statement and key values as the following:

Educational Resources and Referrals-China (ERRC) is a nonprofit organization that offers educational services and academic resources to China. ERRC sends teachers, professionals, and academicians to serve in educational institutions in China. ERRC plans and administrates long-term programs, short-term seminars, conferences, and educational events that are both local and international, culturally relevant, and compatible with the key values endorsed by the board.

Teachers and experts sent by ERRC are expected to learn Chinese culture and language while they share their expertise, friendship, and Christian love in their professional and personal relationships.

Key Values

1. Excellence in Teaching
2. Professionalism in Service
3. Christian Servanthood
4. Integrity
5. Humility
6. Team Development
7. Individual Development
8. Cross-Cultural Sensitivity
9. Faith Ministry
10. Genuine Love


Statement of faith

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating116 of 4303 of 23
Fund acquisition rating144 of 4303 of 23
Resource allocation rating262 of 43011 of 23
Asset utilization rating73 of 4303 of 23

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%5%3%2%1%2%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%5%3%2%1%2%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%100%100%99%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%5%3%2%1%2%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%0%0%1%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%80%86%81%83%69%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%94%90%101%93%103%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%76%77%81%78%71%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%6%10%-1%7%-3%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%22%50%-9%75%-125%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%14%11%17%16%29%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.323.664.7311.7510.8145.18
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.041.041.041.041.00
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.533.794.9012.2211.2045.27
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.090.000.000.000.000.00
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.000.000.000.000.00
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.073.172.450.981.070.27
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%0%0%0%0%0%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%27%21%9%9%2%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$112,051$85,657$37,603$44,540$9,183
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$2,748$4,027$3,897$816$2,325
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$114,799$89,684$41,500$45,356$11,508
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,118$3,156$1,670$1,620$23
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$4,118$3,156$1,670$1,620$23
Total assets$118,917$92,840$43,170$46,976$11,531
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
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$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$118,917$92,840$43,170$46,977$11,531
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$118,917$92,840$43,170$46,976$11,531
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$459,501$486,039$500,835$541,184$504,324
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$1,418$20$2,523$2,047$2,199
Total other revenue$1,418$20$2,523$2,047$2,199
Total revenue$460,919$486,059$503,358$543,231$506,523
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$349,412$376,203$409,906$421,384$360,361
Management and general$62,542$49,712$86,296$80,641$149,415
Fundraising$22,888$13,467$10,963$5,760$11,148
Total expenses$434,842$439,382$507,165$507,785$520,924
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)$26,077$46,677($3,807)$35,446($14,401)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$26,077$46,677($3,807)$35,446($14,401)

Response from ministry

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History

Educational Resources & Referrals - CHINA is a non-profit cross-cultural educational organization incorporated in April 1986, in Berkeley, California. The founding and present board includes both Americans and Chinese Americans. In June 1995, the Canadian branch of ERRC was founded. Because of the open and reform policies, foreign experts and teachers of English and many other subjects are in great demand in China. Each year since 1987, ERRC has placed American/Canadian experts and teachers in key universities in major cities throughout China to fill their requests. In 1994, ERRC received China's "Registration Certificate for Overseas Organizations Introducing Foreign Experts," issued by the State Bureau of Foreign Experts.

ERRC believes that the lifestyle, integrity, and professional excellence of its Field Partners can be an inspiration to the Chinese. ERRC expects its Field Partners to reflect the values of a Christian world view in a culturally relevant way through their profession, speech, and behavior. ERRC seeks to equip and prepare Christians in the West for a cross-cultural experience in China, and through this experience, to grow in character reflecting God's love.


Program accomplishments

Teacher Program:

  • ERRC has placed Christian teachers and experts in various fields to match their training and experience since '86.
  • They negotiate individualized contracts for its field partners.
  • They have developed long-term relationships with 40 key universities in eight major cities in China.
  • ERRC provides pastoral care and is concerned with the spiritual growth of each field partner.
  • ERRC provides orientation training and cross-cultural counseling for smooth adjustment to China.
  • They provide continuous support services to teachers and encourage a close relationship with the home office.
  • They promote a caring community among its field partners even when geographically separated.
  • ERRC mentors field partners in the development of an in-depth understanding of China and fosters long-term commitments.
China Academic Consortium:

  • CAC links Western teachers and lecturers to religious studies departments of Chinese universities. CAC also invites Chinese faculty to educational institutions in the United States and Canada for their own scholarship development and enrichment.
  • CAC provides books to religious studies programs in China for use by students and faculty.
  • CAC organizes and sponsors international conferences focused on comparative values and ethics studies.
  • While many Chinese publishers have published books related to Christianity, the limited number of printed copies of these books, along with their limited distribution, makes it difficult for China's academic institutions and overseas research institutions to discover these rich resources. For this reason, CAC has undertaken the task of systematically collecting and summarizing these books. CAC will soon maintain an annotated bibliography of Chinese scholars' publications in China and post it on this web site.
Other Projects:

  • ERRC organizes an annual Vision Trip, where participants can meet Field Partners and learn firsthand about their life and work as teachers in Chinese universities.
  • ERRC coordinates Summer Cultural/Language Exchange Programs and a Youth English Camp in China. The program enables North American Christian college students to develop relationships with Chinese youth.
  • In collaboration with Western Seminary of San Jose, ERRC offers a 30-hour course on "Ministry to Mainland Chinese."

Needs

ERRC gives it's ministry needs as the following:

  • Become a prayer partner.
  • Tell your church or a friend about ERRC.
  • Volunteer in one of their offices in Berkeley or Vancouver.
  • Become a Financial Partner - ERRC operation and their Field Partners rely on donor's financial support.
  • Join an ERRC Program - the programs are open to students, teachers, professionals, retirees, and anyone with a heart for God's work in China.