Trinity Forum, Inc.

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Summary

The Trinity Forum, Inc. ("Trinity Forum") strives to encourage and assist national leaders to deepen, integrate, and apply their faith in their private and public lives. The principal means by which the Trinity Forum pursues its purposes is through the development of curricula, the holding of forums, and the development and publication of educational materials.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Trinity Forum, Inc.
1015 18th St NW
Suite 201
Washington, DC 20036

Website: www.TTF.org

Phone: (202) 944-9881

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 541612640

CEO/President: Cherie Harder

Chairman: Richard Miles

Board size: 16

Founder: Os Guinness and Alonzo McDonald

Ruling year: 1992

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1996


Purpose

We believe that the distraction, incivility, polarization, and pathology of our age stems in part from the lack of spiritual and character formation in leaders. There are few opportunities to grapple with, reflect on, and discuss fully what matters most. The Trinity Forum endeavors to cultivate, curate, and disseminate the best of Christian thought, to equip leaders to think, work, and lead wisely and well.


Mission statement

Contributing to the renewal of society by cultivating and promoting the best of Christian thought, and helping leaders to think, work, and lead wisely and well.


Statement of faith

The Trinity Forum affirms the ancient, historical, and orthodox understanding of Christian faith as articulated in the Apostles' Creed.

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth: And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. He descended into Hell, the third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Leadership Training

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating399 of 11028 of 21
Fund acquisition rating202 of 11036 of 21
Resource allocation rating487 of 110310 of 21
Asset utilization rating718 of 110213 of 21

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
9%2%2%3%4%2%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
7%2%2%2%3%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%87%89%83%72%69%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
8%2%2%3%3%1%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%13%11%17%28%31%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%83%83%83%84%84%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
91%88%78%76%97%91%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
73%73%65%63%81%76%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
9%12%22%24%3%9%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
13%16%28%39%8%25%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%15%15%14%13%14%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.421.070.981.082.112.37
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.081.011.011.011.021.04
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.811.090.991.092.152.46
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
18.9310.7345.777.958.700.00
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.040.090.020.130.110.00
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.389.9811.829.644.934.88
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
7%9%2%12%11%3%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
70%85%99%81%42%41%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020192018
Cash$1,349,433$998,336$752,569$238,981$310,718
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$210,518$229,259$238,698$350,812$178,877
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,559,951$1,227,595$991,267$589,793$489,595
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$10,968$10,729$8,338$11,548$17,554
Other long-term assets$11,786$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$22,754$10,729$8,338$11,548$17,554
Total assets$1,582,705$1,238,324$999,605$601,341$507,149
 
Liabilities20222021202020192018
Payables and accrued expenses$15,889$26,819$30,398$67,794$0
Other current liabilities$129,500$0$94,244$0$0
Total current liabilities$145,389$26,819$124,642$67,794$0
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$15,780
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$15,780
Total liabilities$145,389$26,819$124,642$67,794$15,780
 
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$1,437,316$1,211,505$874,963$533,547$491,369
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,437,316$1,211,505$874,963$533,547$491,369
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222021202020192018
Total contributions$1,685,198$1,390,274$1,184,440$942,536$919,510
Program service revenue$206,331$137,988$215,826$350,162$385,607
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$34,508$27,093$19,433$20,060$20,995
Total other revenue$240,839$165,081$235,259$370,222$406,602
Total revenue$1,926,037$1,555,355$1,419,699$1,312,758$1,326,112
 
Expenses20222021202020192018
Program services$1,411,880$1,010,421$897,701$1,066,903$1,014,423
Management and general$246,567$178,307$150,440$170,630$173,575
Fundraising$41,779$30,085$30,142$33,047$14,700
Total expenses$1,700,226$1,218,813$1,078,283$1,270,580$1,202,698
 
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$225,811$336,542$341,416$42,178$123,414
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$225,811$336,542$341,416$42,178$123,414

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Cherie HarderPresident$271,901

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022


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