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Christian Record Services, Inc.

Serving the blind since 1899

two stars

73.07

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 73.07 two stars
  Financial 62.14 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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

62.14

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
65.6%
  Administrative Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 22.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.34
  Program Expenses Growth -1.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.0%
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.

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Christian Record Services, Inc. (NE) 73.07 two stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,594,604
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,594,604
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,594,604
   Other Revenue $201,947
TOTAL REVENUE $3,796,551
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,857,334
   Administrative Expenses $733,999
   Fundraising Expenses $647,580
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,238,913
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-442,362
   
Net Assets $3,510,568

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
Personal Services $961,680 33.7%
National Camps $567,004 19.8%
Public Information and Education $548,579 19.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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
$65,286 1.54% Diane Thurber Executive Director, Secretary

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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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