Alpha USA

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Summary

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome. Alpha is an opportunity to explore life & the Christian faith in a friendly, open & informal environment. Millions of people have tried Alpha all around the world. Alpha runs in cafes, churches, universities, homes -you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but they generally have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Alpha USA
1635 Emerson Lane
Naperville, IL 60540

Website: alphausa.org

Phone: 1-800-362-5742

Email: questions@alphausa.org


Organization details

EIN: 133962840

CEO/President: Craig Springer

Chairman: Jody Jonsson

Board size: 12

Founder: Ali Hanna and Nicky Gumbel

Ruling year: 1998

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2010


Purpose

We believe everyone should have the opportunity to explore a personal relationship with Jesus, wherever they are in the world, for free. Alpha USA exists to serve and support churches in making disciples of Jesus Christ, while we play our part in the re-evangelization of the nations and the transformation of society. Together we can see churches revitalized across the country and hundreds of thousands of lives transformed by an encounter with Jesus.


Mission statement

Alpha's mission is to see the evangelization of the nations, the revitalization of the church and the transformation of society.


Statement of faith

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Transparency grade

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating257 of 10319 of 42
Fund acquisition rating809 of 103330 of 42
Resource allocation rating171 of 10339 of 42
Asset utilization rating140 of 10314 of 42

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
5%10%8%5%4%6%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%8%7%5%4%6%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
97%76%96%97%96%95%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%9%8%5%4%6%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
3%24%4%3%4%5%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%88%89%94%95%92%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
91%88%98%90%103%95%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
73%78%87%84%98%88%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
9%12%2%10%-3%5%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
12%46%10%65%-51%67%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%3%4%1%1%1%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.013.173.944.776.726.45
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.451.001.021.031.031.05
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.983.174.004.946.916.74
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
7.1312.954.627.632.453.49
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.130.080.220.130.410.29
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.323.492.352.111.031.27
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
15%8%22%17%56%48%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%1%4%16%20%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
79%29%20%17%7%8%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$3,064,837$1,698,178$1,377,561$767,854$793,898
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$224,674$376,149$353,238$393,886$655,632
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,289,511$2,074,327$1,730,799$1,161,740$1,449,530
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$5,472$10,591$15,103$30,331$53,725
Other long-term assets$0$23,236$45,365$2,059$11,664
Total long-term assets$5,472$33,827$60,468$32,390$65,389
Total assets$3,294,983$2,108,154$1,791,267$1,194,130$1,514,919
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$193,644$448,967$226,740$179,223$245,182
Other current liabilities$60,331$0$0$295,500$170,500
Total current liabilities$253,975$448,967$226,740$474,723$415,682
Debt$15,064$11,020$79,000$193,845$305,164
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$15,064$11,020$79,000$193,845$305,164
Total liabilities$269,039$459,987$305,740$668,568$720,846
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$3,025,944$1,648,167$1,485,527$525,562$693,709
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$100,364
Net assets$3,025,944$1,648,167$1,485,527$525,562$794,073
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$8,954,746$8,156,010$9,258,067$7,437,963$9,833,708
Program service revenue$2,851,396$166,423$92,336$31,868$53,311
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,862$3,250$1,005$1,239$727
Other revenue$0$141,759$150,865$284,654$421,057
Total other revenue$2,853,258$311,432$244,206$317,761$475,095
Total revenue$11,808,004$8,467,442$9,502,273$7,755,724$10,308,803
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$9,208,575$7,361,878$7,990,888$7,613,275$9,034,910
Management and general$296,067$315,405$113,132$107,937$124,658
Fundraising$925,585$627,519$438,288$303,023$617,009
Total expenses$10,430,227$8,304,802$8,542,308$8,024,235$9,776,577
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$1,377,777$162,640$959,965($268,511)$532,226
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,377,777$162,640$959,965($268,511)$532,226

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Regina Carle BergeronChief Development Officer$187,161
Craig SpringerNational Director$152,046
Sean HoganChief Operating Officer$137,404
John Andrew WentzMinistry Director$122,281
Bonnie Yule-KuehneRegional Executive Director$100,862
Takeisha WashingtonChief Financial Officer$93,614
Christopher Todd ProctorChurch Networks Director$52,711

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020


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History

Developed as a short course at HTB in London, UK, in 1990 Nicky Gumbel took over running Alpha and found that many people outside of the church wanted to explore the Christian faith. Alpha now runs in every part of the global church, including the Catholic Church, the Orthodox Church and all mainline Protestant denominations.

Alpha USA was birthed in the 1990's as a response to the way we saw the Holy Spirit using Alpha as a tool for American churches.


Program accomplishments

Millions of people have tried Alpha in 169 countries, and it has been translated into 112 different languages.


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