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Christian Record Services, Inc.

Serving the blind since 1899

two stars

74.51

5900 S 58th Street Lincoln, NE 68516
tel: (402) 488-0981   Web Site
EIN: 47-0405439

Board Leadership
Dan Jackson
Chair

CEO
Diane Thurber
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.51 two stars
  Financial 64.65 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

one star

64.65

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
66.3%
  Administrative Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 24.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.26
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.45
  Program Expenses Growth -4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Christian Record Services, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Christian Record Services, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Christian Record Services, Inc. (NE) 74.51 two stars
New Mission Systems International (FL) 89.75 three stars
Youth for Christ International (CO) 90.90 four stars
The Mailbox Club (GA) 86.44 three stars
The Outreach Foundation (TN) 98.23 four stars

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Founded in 1899, Christian Record Services, Inc. provides free Christian publications and programs for people with visual impairments. The goal of Christian Record is to reach every person who is legally blind in North America with our free Christian publications and services. Christian Record provides new opportunities for persons who are legally blind. Each year approximately 100,000 lives are changed by services provided without cost. All persons who are blind, legally blind (20/200 with corrective lenses), or have physical impairments that prevent them from holding reading material are eligible for free services.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,166,455
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,166,455
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,166,455
   Other Revenue $164,561
TOTAL REVENUE $4,331,016
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,639,707
   Administrative Expenses $412,220
   Fundraising Expenses $1,147,008
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,198,935
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $132,081
   
Net Assets $3,908,628

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
Public Information and Education $863,253 32.7%
National Camps $634,468 24.0%
Personal Services $574,796 21.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 12/01/2016 74.51 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 76.56 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 72.32 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 76.02 two stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 72.20 two stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 70.21 two stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 70.65 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 70.49 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 58.86 one star
2008-12 04/01/2010 55.72 one star
2007-12 12/01/2008 59.38 one star
2006-12 12/15/2007 58.32 one star
2005-12 12/01/2006 57.46 one star
2004-12 12/01/2005 59.35 one star
2003-12 10/01/2004 58.15 one star

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

EIN 47-0405439
Name in IRS Master File CHRISTIAN RECORD SERVICES INC
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (120) Publishing activities
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
(61) Library
Foundation Status Organizations operated solely for the benefit of and in conjunction with organizations described in 10 through 16 above.  509(a)(3)
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 January, 1980
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$13,597 0.32% Diane Thurber Executive Director, Secretary
Other Salaries of Note
$48,782 1.16% Larry Pitcher Former Executive Director, Secretary

Founded in 1899, Christian Record Services, Inc. provides free Christian publications and programs for people with visual impairments. The goal of Christian Record is to reach every person who is legally blind in North America with our free Christian publications and services. Christian Record provides new opportunities for persons who are legally blind. Each year approximately 100,000 lives are changed by services provided without cost. All persons who are blind, legally blind (20/200 with corrective lenses), or have physical impairments that prevent them from holding reading material are eligible for free services.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Christian Record Services, Inc. (NE) 74.51 two stars
Youth for Christ USA (CO) 92.89 four stars
Cadence International (CO) 86.89 three stars
Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land (DC) 95.33 four stars
Downline Ministries (TN) 88.07 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Christian Record Services, Inc.
5900 S 58th Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
tel: (402) 488-0981
fax: (402) 488-7582
EIN: 47-0405439

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 6097
Lincoln, NE 68506

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Board Leadership

Dan Jackson
Chair

CEO

Diane Thurber
President

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