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The Dawson McAllister Association

Reaching, rescuing and restoring teenagers and young adults.

two stars

70.03

220 Towncenter Parkway, Suite 110 Spring Hill, TN 37174
tel: (931) 486-1515   Web Site
EIN: 20-1198064

Board Leadership
Rob Broin
Chairman

CEO
Tim Altman
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 70.03 two stars
  Financial 70.07 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 70.00 two stars
This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Dawson McAllister Association communicates biblical truths of Christianity to teens and young adults. Dawson McAllister is recognized internationally as a gifted youth communicator. He can now be heard on over 50 Top 40 mainstream stations in the U.S., over 70 Christian stations, plus can be heard all over the world via internet streams available 24/7. The ministry augments its radio and internet outreach through TheHopeLine, a one-on-one chat system that is manned 24/7 with trained HopeCoaches. HopeCoaches have handled hundreds of thousands of chats from desperate and hurting teenagers and young adults whose issues and concerns are complex and deep. In 2016, TheHopeLine intervened in over 9,500 suicide-related incidents.

The Dawson McAllister Association communicates biblical truths of Christianity to teens and young adults. Dawson McAllister is recognized internationally as a gifted youth communicator. He can now be heard on over 50 Top 40 mainstream stations in the U.S., over 70 Christian stations, plus can be heard all over the world via internet streams available 24/7. The ministry augments its radio and internet outreach through TheHopeLine, a one-on-one chat system that is manned 24/7 with trained HopeCoaches. HopeCoaches have handled hundreds of thousands of chats from desperate and hurting teenagers and young adults whose issues and concerns are complex and deep. In 2016, TheHopeLine intervened in over 9,500 suicide-related incidents.

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Financial

two stars

70.07

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

70.00

This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
76.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.25
  Program Expenses Growth -22.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 80.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Dawson McAllister Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Dawson McAllister Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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The Dawson McAllister Association (TN) 70.03 two stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,774,668
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,774,668
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,774,668
   Other Revenue $-9,425
TOTAL REVENUE $1,765,243
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,133,177
   Administrative Expenses $62,671
   Fundraising Expenses $214,702
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,410,550
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $354,693
   
Net Assets $547,926

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 Production and On-Line Programming $477,155 42.1%
Digital Rescue Resources $368,686 32.5%
HopeLine: One-on-One Live Chat $287,336 25.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/20/2019 70.03 two stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 77.00 two stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 81.00 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 78.79 two stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 78.60 two stars
2014-12 09/01/2016 78.68 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 75.33 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 73.76 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 77.78 two stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 81.65 three stars
2011-12 10/01/2012 85.68 three stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 82.79 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 90.83 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 90.15 four stars
2008-12 12/01/2009 87.54 three stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 84.56 three stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 90.45 four stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 87.98 three stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 83.83 three stars
2003-12 07/01/2005 72.43 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 20-1198064
Name in IRS Master File THE SHEPHERDS CALL
NTEE Code X21
NTEE Classification Protestant
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Church 170(b)(1)(A)(i)
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, 2004
Filing Requirement 990 - Not required to file (church)
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$106,632 7.55% Tim Altman CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$178,845 12.67% Dawson Mcallister President

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Charity Contact Info

The Dawson McAllister Association
220 Towncenter Parkway, Suite 110
Spring Hill, TN 37174
tel: (931) 486-1515
fax: (931) 486-0952
EIN: 20-1198064

Mail donations to:
PO Box 1835
Spring Hill, TN 37174

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Board Leadership

Rob Broin
Chairman

CEO

Tim Altman
Chief Executive Officer

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