Axis

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Summary

We help caring adults navigate teen culture through a biblical lens to equip them for meaningful conversations that build lifelong connections.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Axis
PO Box 63572
Colorado Springs, CO 80962

Website: axis.org

Phone: 888-719-2947

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 260334744

CEO/President: David Eaton

Chairman: Tim and Christi Jenkins

Board size: 16

Founder: David Eaton & Jeremiah Callihan

Ruling year: 2008

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Our vision is to see all caring adults equipped with the conversation, discipleship, and culture translation skills needed to reach the next generation for Christ.


Mission statement

We build lifelong faith by helping parents and caring adults talk with their kids about what they otherwise wouldn't one conversation at a time.


Statement of faith

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Transparency grade

D

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating128 of 10338 of 75
Fund acquisition rating665 of 103544 of 75
Resource allocation rating52 of 10356 of 75
Asset utilization rating68 of 10337 of 75

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%8%14%10%15%12%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
4%6%10%6%7%7%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
82%69%68%60%47%60%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%5%12%7%7%8%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
18%31%32%40%53%40%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
81%90%82%87%88%86%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
94%104%80%96%104%93%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
73%93%66%84%91%80%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
6%-4%20%4%-4%7%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
8%-19%82%54%-77%58%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%5%6%6%6%6%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.912.952.846.476.373.95
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.351.271.111.191.031.02
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.453.753.157.706.544.03
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
15.315.305.861.801.391.94
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.060.190.170.560.720.52
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
7.342.603.160.690.511.44
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%41%15%47%70%50%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%26%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
92%20%30%8%5%13%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$742,540$733,990$176,866$163,589$191,218
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$44,089$19,699$25,816$28,130$15,129
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$786,629$753,689$202,682$191,719$206,347
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$214,546$83,549$38,475$5,185$4,341
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$214,546$83,549$38,475$5,185$4,341
Total assets$1,001,175$837,238$241,157$196,904$210,688
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$140,381$112,720$70,986$69,052$33,198
Other current liabilities$8,000$16,000$41,680$68,903$73,150
Total current liabilities$148,381$128,720$112,666$137,955$106,348
Debt$259,400$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$259,400$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$407,781$128,720$112,666$137,955$106,348
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions($4,697)$707,991$127,964$58,422$99,803
With donor restrictions$598,091$527$527$527$4,537
Net assets$593,394$708,518$128,491$58,949$104,340
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$1,957,298$2,023,762$976,186$570,621$537,371
Program service revenue$802,438$897,816$767,170$634,111$354,273
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$72$2$2$1($1,255)
Other revenue$75,366$34,113($113,309)$3,509$2,108
Total other revenue$877,876$931,931$653,863$637,621$355,126
Total revenue$2,835,174$2,955,693$1,630,049$1,208,242$892,497
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$2,646,142$1,952,293$1,361,725$1,097,125$717,521
Management and general$145,516$142,243$96,570$70,276$48,021
Fundraising$158,640$281,130$102,125$86,232$66,385
Total expenses$2,950,298$2,375,666$1,560,420$1,253,633$831,927
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($115,124)$580,027$69,629($45,391)$60,570
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($115,124)$580,027$69,629($45,391)$60,570

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Jeremiah CallihanCEO$137,505
David EatonPresident$128,853

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 7/13/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


History

2007 - Axis Launches by Teaching Teens
The co-founders of Axis, Jeremiah Callahan and David Eaton, created the first student presentation. This presentation invites students to a deeper understanding of the Gospel.

2010 - Growing to Four Continents
Axis forms teaching teams to travel all over North and South America, Europe, and Asia. This team collectively trains over 28k teens a year, focusing on a Christian worldview.

2013 - Expanding to Serve Parents
Axis expanded its vision to include the most significant influence in a teenager's life - their parents. With this renewed vision, Axis pivots its leadership to a couples-led board of directors.

2015 - Developing Helpful Resources
Axis begins creating digital resources that translate culture for parents and caring adults to help them disciple their teenagers. The first Conversation Kit, Parent Guide, and The Culture Translator newsletter were launched.

2018 - Launching the "One Conversation Model"
The Axis team develops "The One Conversation Model" with the goal of helping parents to learn to hae one continuous, lifetime conversation by using what their teen loves to create opportunities to talk about deeper issues.

2022 - Measuring Ministry Impact
Axis reached a benchmark of close to 1 million families served since inception - an increase of over 400% since 2019!


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