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: Dan & Christin McClave

Board size: 14

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 rating765 of 110439 of 60
Fund acquisition rating990 of 110551 of 60
Resource allocation rating841 of 110546 of 60
Asset utilization rating186 of 110412 of 60

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%14%17%8%14%10%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%11%12%6%10%6%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
81%80%72%69%68%60%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%15%12%5%12%7%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
19%20%28%31%32%40%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%77%80%90%82%87%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%79%101%104%80%96%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%61%82%93%66%84%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%21%-1%-4%20%4%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
7%57%-7%-19%82%54%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%8%8%5%6%6%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.021.843.722.952.846.47
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.401.191.271.271.111.19
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.442.204.733.753.157.70
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.907.332.875.305.861.80
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.140.350.190.170.56
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
7.114.721.662.603.160.69
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
12%11%27%41%15%47%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%26%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
82%48%20%20%30%8%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020192018
Cash$1,173,992$563,192$742,540$733,990$176,866
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$35,130$37,592$44,089$19,699$25,816
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,209,122$600,784$786,629$753,689$202,682
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$232,109$162,045$214,546$83,549$38,475
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$232,109$162,045$214,546$83,549$38,475
Total assets$1,441,231$762,829$1,001,175$837,238$241,157
 
Liabilities20222021202020192018
Payables and accrued expenses$165,006$207,002$140,381$112,720$70,986
Other current liabilities$0$2,000$8,000$16,000$41,680
Total current liabilities$165,006$209,002$148,381$128,720$112,666
Debt$0$0$259,400$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$259,400$0$0
Total liabilities$165,006$209,002$407,781$128,720$112,666
 
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$1,250,698$489,860($4,697)$707,991$127,964
With donor restrictions$25,527$63,967$598,091$527$527
Net assets$1,276,225$553,827$593,394$708,518$128,491
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222021202020192018
Total contributions$2,717,455$2,016,691$1,957,298$2,023,762$976,186
Program service revenue$654,538$730,652$802,438$897,816$767,170
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($415)$33$72$2$2
Other revenue$6,108$51,815$75,366$34,113($113,309)
Total other revenue$660,231$782,500$877,876$931,931$653,863
Total revenue$3,377,686$2,799,191$2,835,174$2,955,693$1,630,049
 
Expenses20222021202020192018
Program services$2,044,323$2,284,951$2,646,142$1,952,293$1,361,725
Management and general$224,360$213,599$145,516$142,243$96,570
Fundraising$386,605$340,208$158,640$281,130$102,125
Total expenses$2,655,288$2,838,758$2,950,298$2,375,666$1,560,420
 
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$722,398($39,567)($115,124)$580,027$69,629
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$722,398($39,567)($115,124)$580,027$69,629

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Jeremiah CallihanCEO$125,279
Toben HeimCOO$117,999
David EatonPresident$114,967
Mark PhillipsCFO$110,000
Chris MayChief Advancement Officer$103,763

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/9/2023. 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!


Program accomplishments

2.11M youth influenced by Axis resources

297K families served in 2022

2.4M parents impacted in the last 12 months


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