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Christian Record Services

Serving the blind since 1899

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two stars

73.82

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 73.82 two stars
  Financial 63.20 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1899, Christian Record Services, Inc. is a ministry of compassion with headquarters in Lincoln, Nebraska. The vision for mission for the organization is to empower people who are blind to engage with their communities and embrace the Blessed Hope. Each year, Christian Record provides free-of-charge confidence-building services and programs to thousands of people who are blind. All persons who legally blind (20/200 with corrective lenses) or have physical impairments that prevent them from holding reading material are eligible for free services.

Founded in 1899, Christian Record Services, Inc. is a ministry of compassion with headquarters in Lincoln, Nebraska. The vision for mission for the organization is to empower people who are blind to engage with their communities and embrace the Blessed Hope. Each year, Christian Record provides free-of-charge confidence-building services and programs to thousands of people who are blind. All persons who legally blind (20/200 with corrective lenses) or have physical impairments that prevent them from holding reading material are eligible for free services.

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Financial

one star

63.20

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
61.2%
  Administrative Expenses 17.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 21.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.71
  Program Expenses Growth -31.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Christian Record Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Christian Record Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Christian Record Services (NE) 73.82 two stars
African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries (TX) 85.23 three stars
Commission To Every Nation (TX) 96.46 four stars
International Messengers (IA) 93.28 four stars
Asian Access (CA) 85.14 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,620,850
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,620,850
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,620,850
   Other Revenue $1,426,201
TOTAL REVENUE $3,047,051
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $924,552
   Administrative Expenses $663,867
   Fundraising Expenses $461,134
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,049,553
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $997,498
   
Net Assets $4,679,529

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
National Camps $582,106 63.0%
Magazine Subscriptions $174,936 18.9%
Public Information and Education $167,510 18.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 73.82 two stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 73.07 two stars
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$67,371 3.28% Diane Thurber Executive Director, Secretary

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Christian Record Services (NE) 73.82 two stars
ASAP Ministries (MI) 94.81 four stars
Paraclete Mission Group (CO) 93.07 four stars
G.O. Ministries (KY) 92.69 four stars
Mission Eurasia (IL) 89.17 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Christian Record Services
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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