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Back to the Bible

Leading you forward

two stars

75.53

6400 Cornhusker Highway Lincoln, NE 68501
tel: (800) 759-2425   Web Site
EIN: 47-0405317

Board Leadership
Dale Michels
Chair

CEO
Arnie Cole
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.53 two stars
  Financial 67.20 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1939, Back to the Bible is a worldwide Christian ministry dedicated to leading people forward spiritually. Using media and technology, Back to the Bible meets people at their own spiritual level and walks with them daily into a living, growing and passionate relationship with Jesus Christ by equipping and motivating them to engage Scripture daily.

Founded in 1939, Back to the Bible is a worldwide Christian ministry dedicated to leading people forward spiritually. Using media and technology, Back to the Bible meets people at their own spiritual level and walks with them daily into a living, growing and passionate relationship with Jesus Christ by equipping and motivating them to engage Scripture daily.

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Financial

one star

67.20

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
75.2%
  Administrative Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -11.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 80.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Back to the Bible on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Back to the Bible on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Back to the Bible (NE) 75.53 two stars
Educational Media Foundation (CA) 94.34 four stars
The Family Radio Network, Inc. (WI) 92.99 four stars
The Christophers (NY) 88.06 three stars
Grace to You (CA) 90.99 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,007,206
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,007,206
   Program Service Revenue $69,380
Total Primary Revenue $6,076,586
   Other Revenue $140,060
TOTAL REVENUE $6,216,646
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,469,647
   Administrative Expenses $654,059
   Fundraising Expenses $575,942
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,699,648
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,516,998
   
Net Assets $1,008,487

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Radio Program $2,196,232 63.3%
Mobile Technology Outreach $1,022,935 29.5%
International Ministries $250,480 7.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 75.53 two stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 73.92 two stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 77.48 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 71.81 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 75.86 two stars
2013-06 08/01/2015 70.71 two stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 69.90 one star
2012-06 08/01/2013 71.33 two stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 73.07 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 77.61 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 70.68 two stars
2009-06 10/01/2010 75.92 two stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 81.97 three stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 89.67 three stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 78.08 two stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 83.53 three stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 79.74 two stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 76.93 two stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 79.58 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 47-0405317
Name in IRS Master File BACK TO THE BIBLE
NTEE Code X99
NTEE Classification Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C.
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
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).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 1943
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$216,069 4.59% Arnold R. Cole Corporate Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Back to the Bible (NE) 75.53 two stars
World Radio Network (TX) 85.65 three stars
The Family Radio Network, Inc. (WI) 92.99 four stars
The Urban Alternative (TX) 88.14 three stars
Focus on the Family (CO) 89.30 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Back to the Bible
6400 Cornhusker Highway
Lincoln, NE 68501
tel: (800) 759-2425
fax: (402) 464-7474
EIN: 47-0405317

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 82808
Lincoln, NE 68501

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Board Leadership

Dale Michels
Chair

CEO

Arnie Cole
Chief Executive Officer

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