Mission: VISION: "To see a vibrant community of servant leaders with vision, character and competence leading the church across Asia."

MISSION: "To identify, develop and release emerging kingdom leaders to unite the church, multiply leaders and congregations, and extend the transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ."

OVERVIEW: Asian Access is a community that changes the few who change the many. We are a leader development group that identifies and develops the right leaders at the right time through the right process, so they can be released to make the greatest Kingdom impact across Asia. We sustain change through a proven process that takes the region's most promising leaders and equips them to have a disproportionately significant impact in their countries, cultures and continent. Our focus is on intentionally training a few key leaders at a time, through a 2-year transformational process, so they can lead the church with vision, character and competence.

Asian Access is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2003, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  https://www.asianaccess.org

 17100 Pioneer Boulevard
Suite 302
Artesia CA 90701 

  P.O. Box 3307
Artesia CA 90701

  626-914-8990


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Good

This charity's score is 88.05, earning it a 3-Star rating. Donors can "Give with Confidence" to this charity. 

This score is calculated from two sub-scores:

This score represents Form 990 data from 2019, the latest year published by the IRS.

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

76.0%


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This measure reflects the percent of its total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver. Dividing a charity's average program expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Administrative Expenses

11.7%


As reported by charities on their IRS Form 990, this measure reflects what percent of its total budget a charity spends on overhead, administrative staff and associated costs, and organizational meetings. Dividing a charity's average administrative expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Fundraising Expenses

12.1%


This measure reflects what a charity spends to raise money. Fundraising expenses can include campaign printing, publicity, mailing, and staffing and costs incurred in soliciting donations, memberships, and grants. Dividing a charity's average fundraising expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

11.7%


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990).


Part of our goal in rating the financial performance of charities is to help donors assess the financial capacity and sustainability of a charity. As do organizations in other sectors, charities must be mindful of their management of total liabilites in relation to their total assets. This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and or long term sustainability. Dividing a charity's total liabilities by its total assets yields this percentage.


Source: IRS Form 990

Fundraising Efficiency

$0.15


The amount spent to raise $1 in charitable contributions. To calculate a charity's fundraising efficiency, we divide its average fundraising expenses by the average total contributions it receives. We calculate the charity's average expenses and average contributions over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Working Capital Ratio

0.50 years


Determines how long a charity could sustain its level of spending using its net available assets, or working capital, as reported on its most recently filed Form 990. We include in a charity's working capital unrestricted and temporarily restricted net assets, and exclude permanently restricted net assets. Dividing these net available assets in the most recent year by a charity's average total expenses, yields the working capital ratio. We calculate the charity's average total expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Program Expense Growth

2.69%


We compute the average annual growth of program expenses using the following formula: [(Yn/Y0)(1/n)]-1, where Y0 is a charity's program expenses in the first year of the interval analyzed, Yn is the charity's program expenses in the most recent year, and n is the interval of years passed between Y0 and Yn.


Source: IRS Form 990

Governance


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has these governance practices in place.


Sources Include: IRS Form 990

Governance:
Independent Voting Board Members  ... (More)
No Material Diversion of Assets ... (More)

A diversion of assets – any unauthorized conversion or use of the organization's assets other than for the organization's authorized purposes, including but not limited to embezzlement or theft – can seriously call into question a charity's financial integrity. We check the charity's last two Forms 990 to see if the charity has reported any diversion of assets. If the charity does report a diversion, then we check to see if it complied with the Form 990 instructions by describing what happened and its corrective action. This metric will be assigned to one of the following categories:

  • Full Credit: There has been no diversion of assets within the last two years.

  • Partial Credit: There has been a diversion of assets within the last two years and the charity has used Schedule O on the Form 990 to explain: the nature of the diversion, the amount of money or property involved and the corrective action taken to address the matter. In this situation, we deduct 7 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
  • No Credit: There has been a diversion of assets within the last two years and the charity's explanation on Schedule O is either non-existent or not sufficient. In this case, we deduct 15 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
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Audited financial statements provide important information about financial accountability and accuracy. They should be prepared by an independent accountant with oversight from an audit committee. (It is not necessary that the audit committee be a separate committee. Often at smaller charities, it falls within the responsibilities of the finance committee or the executive committee.) The committee provides an important oversight layer between the management of the organization, which is responsible for the financial information reported, and the independent accountant, who reviews the financials and issues an opinion based on its findings. We check the charity's Form 990 reporting to see if it meets this criteria.

  • Full Credit: The charity's audited financials were prepared by an independent accountant with an audit oversight committee.

  • Partial Credit: The charity's audited financials were prepared by an independent accountant, but it did not have an audit oversight committee. In this case, we deduct 7 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
  • No Credit: The charity did not have its audited financials prepared by an independent accountant. In this case, we deduct 15 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
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Does Not Provide Loan(s) to or Receive Loan(s) From Related Parties ... (More)
Documents Board Meeting Minutes ... (More)
Distributes 990 to Board Before Filing ... (More)
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Policies


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  • Yes: This charity has a written donor privacy policy published on its website, which states unambiguously that (1) it will not share or sell a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations or (2) it will only share or sell personal information once the donor has given the charity specific permission to do so.

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  • No: This charity either does not have a written donor privacy policy in place to protect their contributors' personal information, or the existing policy does not meet our criteria.

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Transparency


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990, or for some metrics on the charity's website, that the organization makes this information easily accessible.


Sources Include: IRS Form 990 and organization's website

Transparency:
CEO Salary Listed on 990 ... (More)
Board of Directors Listed on Website ... (More)
Key Staff Listed on Website ... (More)
Audited Financial Statements on Website ... (More)
Form 990 Available on Website ... (More)

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

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Salary of Key Persons

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JOSEPH HANDLEY, PRESIDENT

$154,589


JEFF MALLORY, VP FOR DEVELOPMENT

$125,000


ELAINE METCALF, WIM COORDINATOR

$109,782


STEWART LYNCH, COORDINATOR FOR PE

$104,180


R ELLIOTT SNUGGS, EXECUTIVE VP

$102,086


Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2019

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activities:

Other school related activities (BMF activity code: 059)

Other religious activities (BMF activity code: 029)


Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


Affiliation:

Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.


Asian Access reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Revenue

  • Administrative Capacity

  • Grants Sent


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

Asian Access did end the year down in terms of giving income and anticipate being down some this year as well. The PPP loan was received and deployed to keep our staff functioning, but we had to do a significant percentage cut on salaries for six months.


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

Due to health regulations and travel restrictions, we were unable to operate in many of the countries in which we serve. As a result, we did shift to using digital sessions which went well in one-third of the countries we serve. Another third of our countries did meet periodically based on their health standards and protocols. The final third was significantly impacted by the health, economic, and inability to meet scenarios plus could not use digital tech due to various infrastructure issues in their countries.


How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

We organized two relief efforts focused on direct aid during the year for those countries most impacted by COVID-19. In addition, several of our countries deployed digital sessions for their training and also their encouragement. We held several "virtual retreats" simply to foster spiritual vitality in the midst of the challenges and have met online for prayer monthly for the bulk of the year to stay connected as a mission family. Because of digital necessity, we have ably opened two new countries of operation and explored many more. We have also reallocated expenses originally planned for travel toward developing a new secure digital platform.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

(a.) Asian Access will continue offering digital sessions and utilize the recorded training videos for times when faculty cannot travel. (b.) We will continue to curate digital e-learning content for our leader development program, as well as strengthen our secure digital platform to deliver that training material. (c.) We also increased the use of local, indigenous faculty which was a great encouragement as we had just conducted local faculty development initiatives the few years prior. (d) The future will likely be hybrid (in-person and digital) so these changes will be sustainable into the future. (e.) We are also experimenting with new approaches to leadership development which will continue to develop and improve what we do to empower leaders around the world.


Historical Ratings

Date PublishedForm 990 FYEOverall ScoreOverall Rating
Rating Version: 2.1
2/1/20212019 88.05
9/3/20192018 88.29
10/1/20182017 85.14
12/22/20172016 89.86
10/1/20162015 88.27
6/1/20162014 87.01
Rating Version: 2.0
4/1/20162014 80.73
11/1/20152014 80.52

This organization received multiple star ratings within this fiscal year, due to an update to it's Accountability and Transparency data and/or the receipt of an amended Form 990.

12/1/20142013 92.17
9/1/20132012 95.47
7/1/20122011 94.96
3/1/20122010 91.72
9/20/20112010 88.64
Rating Version: 1.0
11/24/20102009 86.49
8/1/20092008 87.31
6/1/20082006 82.92
6/1/20062005 77.06
7/1/20052004 77.43
8/1/20042003 61.81
9/1/20032002 87.97
10/15/20022001 89.60

...   Impact & Results


This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


Impact & Results Score

Not Currently Scored

Asian Access cannot currently be evaluated by our Encompass Rating Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Asian Access reported its three largest programs on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


$2,018,300

Spent in most recent FY

74%

Percent of program expenses


LEADER DEVELOPMENT: DEVELOP - ASIAN ACCESS IS A VIBRANT COMMUNITY THAT DEVELOPS LEADERS. OUR COMMUNITY IS COMMITTED TO LIFE-LONG DEVELOPMENT: BEING DEVELOPED PERSONALLY AND DEVELOPING OTHER LEADERS. W ... (More)


$471,533

Spent in most recent FY

17%

Percent of program expenses


CHURCH MULTIPLICATION & EVANGELISM: MULTIPLY - ASIAN ACCESS IS A VIBRANT COMMUNITY THAT SEEKS TO MULTIPLY. WE ARE COMMITTED TO REPRODUCTION ON ALL LEVELS: (1) PERSONAL MULTIPLICATION - WE ARE LEADERS  ... (More)


$225,990

Spent in most recent FY

8%

Percent of program expenses


THE LAUSANNE MOVEMENT: THE LAUSANNE MOVEMENT IS A WORLDWIDE MOVEMENT THAT MOBILIZES EVANGELICAL LEADERS TO COLLABORATE FOR WORLD EVANGELIZATION. ASIAN ACCESS PROVIDES STAFF SUPPORT TO ASSIST IN THIS M ... (More)


...   Leadership & Adaptability


This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.


Leadership & Adaptability Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Asian Access is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.


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Leadership & Adaptability Report

100

of 100 points

Mission

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission


MISSION: "To identify, develop and release emerging kingdom leaders to unite the church, multiply leaders and congregations, and extend the transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ."


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.


VISION: "To see a vibrant community of servant leaders with vision, character and competence leading the church across Asia."


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.


Goal One: Expand throughout Asia and beyond—the Middle East, Africa, Europe, South America, Central America, and possibly North America.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Goal Two: Develop a digital platform that extends Asian Access' leader development content into the global leader ecosystem through a collaborative and secure online environment.

Goal Type: Invest in the capacity of our organization (financial, management, technical, etc.).


Goal Three: Redesign our Asian Access leader development program to reach successive generations of younger leaders.

Goal Type: New program(s) based on observed changes in needs among our constituencies/communities served.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

Leader development trainings into which we have recently invested: (1) EQ: Developing Emotional Intelligence: Our team attended the TalentSmart EQ Workshop to raise awareness of our own blind spots, communicate more effectively, promote healthier relationships and thrive in life. (2) Quantum Leadership: This training provided our team with executive coaching, leadership training, and culture development. Quantum focused on principles of conscious leadership, helping our leaders transcend their fears and egos to operate from a place of love and vision. (3) GACX (Global Alliance for Church Multiplication) Our Church Multiplication Task Force and selected A2 alumni participated in the GACX Forum 2020. GACX facilitates the collaboration needed to realize one healthy, multiplying church for every 1000 people everywhere. We saw diverse parts of Christ's body come together for a shared objective. (4) Spiritual Retreats: We held national spiritual retreats for several of our Asian countries.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.


This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Networks of Collective Impact Efforts

  • Thought Leadership

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

We collaborate with SIM, the Religious Liberty Partnership, and others serving the Persecuted Church. Other partnerships (Lausanne Movement, visionSynergy, The Last Mile Initiative, the Galilean Movement, etc.) are networks committed to collective impact. Joe Handley, our president has written/taught for Christian Leadership Alliance, Lausanne Movement and Global Analysis, the Evangelical Missiology Society, the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, Asian Missions Advance, Transformation Journal, the Global Alliance for Disciple Making, Asia Leader’s Summit, and Orality Network. We publish/promote our work through our website, blog posts, social media, YouTube, and news outlets such as Mission Network News. In addition, we provide training/coaching for organizations like Christian Leadership Alliance, Evangelical Missiology Society, the Billy Graham Center, and others. We speak regularly in churches, conferences, online through BiblicalTraining.org to spread the word about our work.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.


Well before the beginning of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Asian Access had embarked on a major effort to enhance and expand our online reach through the development of a secure online platform. While this platform is still in process, our focus had already begun to shift to how we could virtually deliver both our existing content and launch Asian Access in new countries. When the world went on lockdown, we immediately transitioned to virtual delivery. On the rare occasions when in-person programming was possible (e.g., in Cambodia and Vietnam), we relied on local, indigenous faculty, who in 2018 had gone through our first-ever faculty-training process. (Utilizing indigenous leaders as primary faculty is a model we intend to continue even when the pandemic restrictions begin to ease.) Given the current situation (as of August 2021, most of Asia is still on severe pandemic lockdown), we continue to provide training virtually, through platforms like Zoom. While nothing can replace the value of in-person, our virtual programs provide a needed bridge while we all hope and pray for the scourge of COVID-19 to recede. Pandemic restrictions notwithstanding, we have gone ahead and opened Asian Access programs in two new countries using the digital platform (we call them “soft launches”). We are also presently exploring new Asian Access programs with 10+ new nations as well as considering regional entry points in the Middle East, North Africa, and Latin America. One of the more encouraging indicators of the fruit being produced by our programs is the rapid growth of house or micro churches in Asia. Several of the countries we serve have deployed digital strategies, flowing out of their learning from Asian Access, to foster church multiplication in ways we haven’t seen develop previously. For example, a church in the Philippines has grown over 140 small house churches during the pandemic, creating a whole new church-growth paradigm for them and potentially for others.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's engagement with the constituents it serves, a practice we term Constituent Feedback. When organizations listen to constituents, they are able to better deliver on programs and meet the needs of stakeholders. A future version of this Beacon will also assess an organization's people operations and its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) metrics.


Culture & Community Score

Not Currently Scored

Asian Access is currently not eligible for a Culture & Community score because we have not received its Constituent Feedback data. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile. This data will provide the basis for the initial evaluation of Culture & Community.

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Constituent Feedback

Constituent Feedback


Constituent Feedback and Listening Practice data are not available for this organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile. This data will provide the basis for the initial evaluation of Culture & Community.


Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective. We award every nonprofit that completes the Candid survey full credit for this Beacon, in recognition of their willingness to publicly share this information with the nonprofit and philanthropic communities. Although the data is not evaluated for quality at this time, future iterations of this Beacon will include third party or other data that will serve to validate the information provided by the nonprofit.

Analysis and Research


Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Our partnership with Feedback Labs and Guidestar by Candid, and other partners including Fund for Shared Insight, GlobalGiving, and Keystone Accountability, enables us to launch the first version of this beacon with Constituent Feedback information collected on Candid's site.


Feedback practices have been shown to support better Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion outcomes, an essential area of assessment that we intend to further expand and develop in the future. Feedback Labs has documented several studies which indicate that beyond achieving organizational goals, nonprofits that are attentive and responsive to concerns and ideas raised by beneficiaries establish stronger relationships with the people they serve, promote greater equity, and empower constituents in ways that can help to ensure better long-term outcomes. You can find resources to help nonprofits improve their feedback practices here.

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