One Collective formerly International Teams

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One Collective is a global non-profit organization that works in communities around the world and is passionate about making sure no one is invisible and everyone has access to food, freedom, and forgiveness. Following Jesus - we bring people together to help the oppressed in order that lives and communities can be transformed.

Contact information

Mailing address:
One Collective
2155 Point Blvd
Ste 200
Elgin, IL 60123


Phone: (847) 429-0900

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 366069820

CEO/President: Scott Olsen

Chairman: Jeff Stevenson

Board size: 10

Founder: Kevin G. Dyer

Ruling year: 1963

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1980


Our Vision: Lives and communities transformed by the power of God.

Integrated community transformation (ICT) is our core purpose. It's a strategy to realize Jesus' claim that the Kingdom of God is here. With Jesus, we seek to model his own ministry, focusing on the needs of the whole person.

We want to see people as Jesus does - responding to their spiritual and physical needs in an integrated way. We focus on people in the context of their community-regarding everyone from recognized leaders to those on the margins who seem invisible.

We come alongside the community to work collaboratively toward transformation. For us, communities are defined either by types of people or by geographic boundaries. We define an area where a measurable impact can be realistically seen.

Our ultimate focus is to see change that reflects Jesus. We begin by ensuring that no one is invisible and everyone has access to food, freedom, and forgiveness. Access to those holistic needs opens the door for deep transformation.

Mission statement

We bring people together to help the oppressed.

Statement of faith

Theology (what we believe)

This section, taken together with the referenced statements and covenants, is our statement of faith. It's intended to be broad enough to allow partnerships to flourish, but specific enough to set anchors for faith that flow into practice. It represents the core of what we believe and what holds us together, without being exhaustive in scope.

We believe in the inspiration, authority, and power of the Scriptures in the Old and New Testaments. We affirm the mystery of the Trinity-One God in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We affirm the Lausanne Covenant and the WEA Statement of Faith. - 2 Timothy 3:16-17 - John 14:6 - 2 Corinthians 3:18-4:18

Things are not alright. Since Adam and Eve, all the world is broken and everyone except Jesus is separated from God. Everyone has the same need for food, freedom, and forgiveness, but our broken relationships with each other and with God restrict our access to these necessary things. - Isaiah 53:6 - Acts 3:1-10 - Proverbs 31:8-9 - Psalm 9:9 - Psalm 103:6 - Isaiah 1:17 - Isaiah 58 - Luke 4:18-19

Jesus is the only hope for all the world. His words, works, and ways guide all we do. Our continual focus is to abide in Him. Our path is not a new one. It's both ancient and future. The way was inaugurated by Jesus who walks with us. - Acts 4:8-12 - 1 John 2:6 - John 15:5:8

Out of love for all the world, Jesus provided the way for us to be restored to our intended relationship to God by taking our sins upon Himself on the cross. In His death and resurrection, Jesus destroys the works of the evil one. Only Jesus provides eternal salvation and is the foundation of forgiveness. He is making all things new. - John 14:6 - 1 John 3:8 - Isaiah 42:16 - Isaiah 43:19 - Jeremiah 29:11 - Revelation 21:5

Only Jesus can transform lives and communities, but he invites us to join with Him in His work. We will not separate mission and compassion, because Jesus doesn't. Transformed lives lead to transformed communities, and transformed communities lead to transformed lives. - John 4:1-42 - Luke 10:25-37 - Acts 17:26-27

Rooted in Jesus - The Identity and Ministry of One Collective Our identity and ministry is rooted in Jesus Christ. His character, life, and mission in the world empower our work. He is at the center of all we do. Therefore, as an organization, we exist and work toward transformation in response to His call, by His resurrection power, and for His glory.

Jesus is (He proclaims and embodies) good news to a lost and broken world, separated from God and suffering under the corrupting and oppressive effects of sin in all its forms. He makes all things new and ushers in the dawn of a new reality-life in the kingdom of God-which He offers to all who will receive it. (Mark 1:15)

Looking at Jesus' life and ministry we see what the coming of the kingdom looks like-both physically and spiritually. By the power of God, the blind receive sight (John 9, Acts 10); the sick are made well (Luke 17, Acts 9); captives are set free (John 8, Mark 5); the hungry are fed (John 6); the poor are provided for (Acts 4, James 2, Revelation 3); and the lost are found (Luke 19, Luke 15). All of this together expresses God's mission of creating a new social reality under the lordship of Jesus that exists for the blessing of all.

Jesus not only proclaims and embodies the good news of the kingdom, but by sacrificially offering up His own life as God incarnate upon the cross, He absorbs the full measure of the death-dealing results of evil and human rebellion. Taking all sin upon Himself, Jesus becomes our peace, triumphing, once and for all, over Satan and all spiritual authorities and powers that might seek to separate people from God, from one another, and from life in God's kingdom.

Having taken the wages of humanity's sin upon Himself, God vindicates Jesus by raising Him from the grave. In the resurrection, Jesus breaks the power of sin in all its forms, reconciling the whole world to God the Father and imparting to those who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord the ministry of reconciliation.

Jesus lives as the perfect expression of God's kingdom, teaches the perfect way of living in God's kingdom, gave His life as the perfect means of establishing God's kingdom, was raised as the perfect testimony to the advance of God's kingdom, and sent the Holy Spirit as the perfect guide to direct and empower His people to embody and extend God's kingdom. It is this vision of God and God's kingdom-one that addresses the full range of the integrated needs of humanity-that shapes the identity and animates the ministry of One Collective.

Rooted in the person and work of Jesus Christ and empowered by the leading of the Holy Spirit, we seek to join with God in His work-coming alongside, embodying, announcing, acting, and extending invitations to experience, and understand the fullness of life to be found in God's kingdom.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating508 of 111269 of 146
Fund acquisition rating528 of 111372 of 146
Resource allocation rating800 of 1113110 of 146
Asset utilization rating263 of 111235 of 146

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$424,900$319,317$370,290$525,362$681,882
Short-term investments$455,909$453,675$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$5,065,494$3,667,271$3,264,370$2,401,098$2,255,432
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$132,652$180,194$231,801$287,558$339,941
Other long-term assets$655,667$15,855$15,855$61,110$83,400
Total long-term assets$788,319$196,049$247,656$348,668$423,341
Total assets$5,853,813$3,863,320$3,512,026$2,749,766$2,678,773
Payables and accrued expenses$153,273$267,664$207,189$213,732$215,523
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$84,657$0
Total current liabilities$153,273$267,664$207,189$298,389$215,523
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$741,174$107,047$81,648$87,394$88,644
Total long-term liabilities$750,468$117,591$109,934$131,481$146,483
Total liabilities$903,741$385,255$317,123$429,870$362,006
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$3,463,071$2,110,335$2,040,767$975,243$698,839
With donor restrictions$1,487,001$1,367,730$1,154,136$1,344,653$1,617,928
Net assets$4,950,072$3,478,065$3,194,903$2,319,896$2,316,767
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$15,151,871$13,842,485$11,340,966$10,399,599$11,602,586
Program service revenue$14,399$16,385$24,119$23,563$27,574
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$26,505($38,194)$3,486$9,498$9,418
Other revenue$825($350,466)$686,876$526,695($419,597)
Total other revenue$41,729($372,275)$714,481$559,756($382,605)
Total revenue$15,193,600$13,470,210$12,055,447$10,959,355$11,219,981
Program services$10,888,861$11,046,871$9,117,970$8,784,958$9,118,555
Management and general$2,015,852$1,395,365$1,278,879$1,375,704$1,303,219
Total expenses$13,721,593$13,187,048$11,180,440$10,956,226$11,196,501
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)$1,472,007$283,162$875,007$3,129$23,480
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,472,007$283,162$875,007$3,129$23,480


Scott OlsonPresident/CEO$174,302
Jon SteppeExecutive Vp/Treasurer/CFO$143,422
Michael BryantHce$113,308
Scott WhiteVice President$110,044
Anna PaveyVice President$108,266

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2023

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/23/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Founded in 1960, One Collective formerly International Teams began its work in Calcutta, India. Early teams distributed Bibles to those who had no access to them. Over time, the work expanded into programs like discipleship, church planting, and other work associated with helping people get reconciled to God through Jesus. Over the years, the scope of our work grew to include more compassion-based activities like meeting immediate needs for food and shelter. We've become convinced that our approach should not separate food, freedom, and forgiveness. A holistic, authentic Gospel--that does not separate mission and compassion--is the focus of One Collective today. We call this integrated community transformation.

Program accomplishments

The great clarity that God has given us in our vision and mission has caused us to make many foundational changes to the organization's structure, systems, and management processes. Since 2010, some of these key changes include: (1) implementation of a matrixed organizational design, (2) creation of a new recruiting process, (3) implementation of a new performance evaluation system, (4) creation of new organizational values, (5) roll out of a Philosophy of Ministry to our staff to ensure we are working on the same foundation, (6) revamped training programs, (7) development of a new core system for strategic planning in the field, (8) overhaul of our website, (8) start of new donor development programs, (9) roll out of a new leadership development program, and (10) creation of learning forums and tools for community transformation. We still have work to do to create leadership and field metrics, and a new donor development system to manage our new donor development programs. There is also a significant ongoing change management effort due to the amount of change we are making to align the entire organization. All of these changes are critical to our ability to affect transformation in the communities in which we work, from equipping staff with the knowledge and tools they need to creating a sound financial system to sustainably fund our work. We have identified about 50 of the 100 communities we want to be in by 2020, many coming from a new integrated community transformation focus for teams already in place. The remaining 50 communities are going to be in new places. Asset and needs assessments are being created and implemented in existing communities, but not yet to the extent we want because we are still deep into change management and aligning everyone to ICT. We know we cannot effectively move the organization towards ICT by demanding from senior leadership. We have to cast the vision internally and let people move towards it so they are committed instead of just compliant. That takes time. We are constantly adjusting to what works and what doesn't. Since vision informs design which in turn informs implementation, we keep these three in front of us all the time. If something isn't working as well as we expected in implementation (which is largely the phase we are in right now), we first make sure we don't need to modify the vision, and then we check the design. This iterative process keeps us learning all the time and making the right adjustments while always grounding ourselves in our vision and mission.


One Collective is always looking for individuals who have the passion and the skills to contribute to our work of integrated community transformation. We have short-term (one year), long-term (two years), and career opportunities, and these are both in the U.S. and abroad. These roles range from leaders on the ground contributing strategy and management for the community transformation vision to staff roles doing hands-on ministry work as needed in a particular community. A big part of our strategy is to work with other partners alongside those in the communities to bring about transformation. So we are always interested in talking to partners who might want to join us in the work of integrated community transformation. Finally, we are always in need of donors to come alongside our work. These investments in integrated community transformation are critical to the work we are doing with Jesus to change the future.