Outreach International
129 W. Lexington Avenue
Independence MO 64050
Outreach-sponsored schools and feeding programs in Haiti provide children with an education and nutrition to ensure future success.
 
Mission Statement

Since 1979, we've directly impacted more than 350,000 people by creating indigenous catalysts for permanent change. Our process creates multi-generational sustainability. Even more extraordinary, our process spreads to other communities who then create their own solutions to the problems of hunger, finding clean water, shelter, health, and education. It is only through a system of self-replicating entrepreneurial problem-solving that we can eliminate the world's deepest poverty.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Kevin W. Prine
Board Chair Randall Pratt
Board Chair Company Affiliation Life Science Legal
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1979
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement

Since 1979, we've directly impacted more than 350,000 people by creating indigenous catalysts for permanent change. Our process creates multi-generational sustainability. Even more extraordinary, our process spreads to other communities who then create their own solutions to the problems of hunger, finding clean water, shelter, health, and education. It is only through a system of self-replicating entrepreneurial problem-solving that we can eliminate the world's deepest poverty.

Background Statement
Since 1979, Outreach International has been working with the world's most marginalized people to create solutions to help end world poverty. Our founding values continue to guide the work more than 35 years later. We uphold the inherent worth and dignity of all people without regard to religion, race, nationality, ethnicity or gender, and stand in solidarity with those suffering the injustice of poverty.
 
Projects don't end poverty; people do. That's why our key investment is in the people themselves - women, men, and children with stunning resilience and untapped intelligence and creativity.
Impact Statement
Top Accomplishments in 2016:
  1. Benefitted 57,179 people in their fight against poverty by raising over $4 million dollars to assist 143 field program locations within nine countries through 579 community-led actions.
  2. Opened a field office in Nepal, employing ten new staff, and expanded our work into a new area of Masbate, Philippines.
  3. Supported educational programs for almost 5,000 children in Haiti and India, along with school feeding programs for over 2,000 children.
  4. Implemented the Multidimensional Poverty Assessment Tool through the Apricot cloud-based database to more effectively measure and document results of Outreach International's work. We are on the leading edge of understanding and evaluating true impact.
Outreach International continues to grow at a manageable but very aggressive rate of 20% annually in field projects, personnel, and locations.  However, we are also becoming even more efficient and effective with our donor dollars through strong hiring processes and outstanding off-the-shelf technology.
Needs Statement
  1. Within one year, quantitatively measure the impact of poverty elimination and viral effects across all communities in which we are working.
  2. Continue to build organizational financial metrics, including the possibility of reducing annual expenses through the acquisition of a US headquarters' building.
Service Categories
Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C.
Human Services
Areas of Service
International
Outreach International facilitates community development in Bolivia, Nicaragua, India, DR Congo, Malawi, Philippines, Nepal, and Zambia, and partners with Haiti schools and the Gumiguda School in India.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
We permanently abolish poverty. We're not interested in temporary transfers of wealth that create systems of entitlement and subconsciously encourage feelings of powerlessness. Instead, Outreach International field staff are indigenous catalysts for change. Clean water and sanitation, food security, schools, basic health services, and economic opportunity; these fundamental aspects of human prosperity become permanent when they are accomplished by the people who are the ultimate beneficiaries.

For over thirty years, we have quietly worked with thousands of these individuals, families, and communities who have brought themselves out of poverty, and have then helped their friends and neighbors do the same. Sustainable good flows one way - from the inside out.
Programs
Description Outreach International engages in human and community development, literacy and child survival, and civil society, working in areas of extreme poverty in Bolivia, DR Congo, Haiti, India, Malawi, Nepal, Nicaragua, Philippines, and Zambia.
Category Community Development, General/Other Rural Economic Development
Population Served International, Adults, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short-Term Success Short-term success includes the development of people in communities who have been isolated and unable to resolve long-standing issues. These groups of people work on one project at a time, identifying their top priorities, designing solutions and mobilizing for action. Local resources are accessed and bridges are built, homes constructed, gardens planted, new farming technologies or cottage industries capitalized, and more. Hunger and disease is reduced. People realize the capacity they have within themselves to address their needs and dependency on outside help is eventually eliminated.
Long-Term Success On a daily basis, we see the possibility of a world without deep poverty. Success is working ourselves out of a job. Success is seeing communities realize the capacity to design solutions to the problems of poverty and tap into resources and networks that are available to them no matter what the issue: education, health, nutrition, livelihood, civil society, housing, roads, and more.
Program Success Monitored By We have developed a sophisticated on-line reporting system using qualitative and quantitative indicators to measure against established benchmarks. We also track resources mobilized locally in program locations, issues identified, accomplishments, and the numbers of direct and indirect beneficiaries.
Examples of Program Success Our regular review process identifies successes in the field. We can point to any number of communities that demonstrate significant improvement in conditions of poverty. The average amount of time it takes (similar to inventory turnover in a business) for Outreach International to take a community from deep multi-generational poverty to self-sufficiency is six years.  Further, these communities multiply our investment in projects with their own work by a multiplier of 10X.  Finally, they begin to work with at least two other villages - without our involvement except as monitors.
CEO Comments
Evaluation and assessment of our field work is complex and impacted by many variables. Proprietary and off-the-shelf technology is used for monthly updates and evaluation reports that are provided by field staff to supervisors and the Headquarters office. Outreach International continues to upgrade our evaluation processes, and has developed a reporting system that includes an increased number of qualitative and quantitative variables.
 
In addition to our reporting and evaluation processes, one of our core competencies is the hiring of local, college-educated staff to work in the same regions in which they have grown up. Not only are these individuals less expensive; more familiar with local history, culture, and language, and strongly committed to the success of their neighbors; but it also avoids the "brain drain" so prevalent in the third world.
 
Because communities determine their own solutions to existing symptoms of poverty, Outreach International works in a much wider variety of areas than the typical charity. On a yearly basis, you can find our field and headquarters staff assisting people in their efforts toward:
 
  1. Planting tens of thousands of trees to eliminate soil erosion of their crops.
  2. Constructing hundreds of smokeless stoves to reduce firewood consumption and eliminate the health problems caused by severe smoke inhalation.
  3. Working with government officials to obtain legal land ownership
  4. Building hundreds of latrines and sources of clean water to eradicate water-borne illnesses.
  5. Creating pass-it-on livestock programs with water buffalo, goats and chickens.
  6. And dozens of other example projects - but all of these laudable achievements are simply indicators of our primary work of eliminating the group and individual poverty mindset.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Dr. Kevin W. Prine
Term Start Jan 2012
Experience
Dr. Kevin Prine joined Outreach International in January 2012, bringing 25 years of experience in entrepreneurship, economics, and nonprofit leadership, with a specific interest in creating sustainable change.
 
Most recently, Kevin was a director and partner at Tradebot Systems and Tradebot Ventures, one of the largest and most successful trading firms in the world. Previously, he served on the faculties at William Jewell College, where he held an endowed chair in business and leadership, and at Graceland University, where his founding leadership of the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team resulted in a national championship against 500 other universities.
 
Throughout his career, Kevin sought practical solutions to the problem of global poverty. His work and travels in Asia, Central America, and Eastern Europe led him to the realization that development projects alone do not address the causes of extreme suffering. He became a donor in to Outreach International in 1991 because of an interest in its innovative approach of partnering with communities and empowering people to become self-sufficient in their ongoing development. In addition to the economic benefits, he daily sees the evidence of how this sustainable approach unlocks the personal confidence and initiative needed to eliminate the physical, mental, and spiritual poverty for this and future generations.
 
Education:
  • Ph.D., University of Kansas
  • M.B.A., Baylor University
  • B.A., Graceland College
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Dr. William T. Higdon Ph.D.Oct 2001 - July 2003
Dr. Matthew C. Naylor Ph.D.Feb 2003 - Sept 2010
Senior Staff
Title Chief of Field Operations
Experience/Biography

Dennis is one of the primary intellectual articulators of Outreach International’s philosophy and methodology, and has worked in participatory development and community health programs in poor communities since 1973. From 1981-1985, he worked as Outreach International’s field director for the Philippines, which then extended to field management operations in Asia and Africa. He has served as Outreach International’s field director since 1999. Dr. Labayen is a graduate of the University of Philippines School of Medicine.

Title Chief Operations Officer
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 14
Paid Part-Time Staff 2
Volunteers 418
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 9
Male 5
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Quarterly
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Quarterly
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
In our field programs, we collaborate with many organizations, depending on the issues and projects arising out of the community development process. Our partners in creating sustainable good include Alternative Gifts International, Article 25, Church World Service, Community of Christ World Hunger Fund, Engineers Without Borders, Google, Graceland University, Just a Drop, Oikocredit, Peace Corps, Rodgers-Townsend, Charles Schwab Foundation, and Unicef, among others.  Outreach International-facilitated communities also access any number of local, indigenous NGOs and governmental organizations to assist them in achieving their goals.
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance - Organization2006
Community of Christ - Affiliate1979
InterAction - Member2011
Independent Charities of America2011
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
1st Place - Informational Brochure Category - My Story seriesPhilly Awards2011
1st Place - Marketing Campaign - 2010-2011 Sustainable Gift CatalogPhilly Awards2011
1st Place - Fundraising Appeal - Sustainable Gift CatalogPhilly Awards2011
2nd Place - 2010 Annual ReportPhilly Awards2011
Best Practices in Social Media MarketingPhilly Awards2011
Grand Prize - Best in Show - All CommunicationsPhilly Awards2011
1st Place - Magazine CategoryPhilly Awards2012
1st Place - Promotional CampaignPhilly Awards2012
2nd Place - Annual ReportPhilly Awards2012
1st Place - Print Newsletter - Issue 1Non-Profit Connect Philly Awards2013
Fundraising & Membership Appeal - Sustainable Gift CatalogNonProfit Connect Philly Awards2013
Philly Awards - Web Site, Print MaterialsNonprofit Connect2014
2nd Place - of Best Places to Work in KC (10-49 employees)KC Business Journal2016
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments
The Board of Outreach International is an able, well-balanced Board. It is in good health, and works with senior management in a productive and appropriate way. Building from this position of strength, it is working to further upgrade its performance.
 
Since 2003, the Board has engaged organizational professionals to deepen and strengthen its overall competencies in governance and performance. The point of this work is to up-skill the Board's functioning. The Board works well, and their commitment is to function even better - to be a more able Board, provide broad leadership, align the organization with its strategic objectives, ensure full compliance with required standards, and have necessary resources to achieve the mission.
 
The Board desires to have a high level of competency and tactical blend of skills, so is filling ongoing board vacancies with members who will add needed skills to the current constellation. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Randall Pratt
Company Affiliation Life Science Legal
Term Oct 2014 to Sept 2018
Email rpratt@lifesciencelegal.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Honorable Kenneth Garrett III16th Circuit Court
Mr. Steve Jones Community of Christ
Mr. Richard Lindgren Graceland University
Mr. Richard Lindgren Graceland University
Mr. Tom Lysinger Vantiv, Inc.
Ms. Sharon McClain Ed.DRetired Superintendent and Educator
Ms. Karen Mercer MBA, CPAAARP
Mr. Scott Murphey Rogers Townsend/DDB
Mr. Ed Place Anthem Media Group
Mr. Randall Pratt Life Science Legal
Mr. Dan Stifter Hallmark - Retired
Ms. Constance Thatcher MBABNY Mellon (Retired)
Mr. Tom Townsend Rogers Townsend/DDB
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 67%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 3
Standing Committees
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Audit
Operations
Human Resources / Personnel and Finance and Marketing and Nominating and By-laws
Nominating
CEO Comments
The Board of Outreach International is a skill-balanced and extremely motivated group of high-level talent. It is in good health, and works with senior management in a productive and appropriate way.  All are uncompensated and pay their own expenses to examine work in the field as well as board meeting attendance.
 
The Board functions well, and they have a commitment to function even better; to be a more able Board, to provide even better leadership, to keep focusing the organization with its strategic objectives, and have the necessary resources to achieve Outreach International's mission.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Oct 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End Sept 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $4,415,701
Projected Expenses $3,481,305
Endowment Value $1,073,000
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 5
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 9/30/2014, 2013, 2012:  Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.
  • Foundations/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$2,344,412$2,097,701$2,159,835
Administration Expense$211,349$219,022$204,876
Fundraising Expense$431,297$333,560$417,768
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.031.061.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%79%78%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue16%12%15%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$2,151,658$2,071,283$1,973,328
Current Assets$1,534,295$66,993$480,752
Long-Term Liabilities$38,231$0$5,527
Current Liabilities$143,996$151,213$323,542
Total Net Assets$1,969,431$1,920,070$1,644,259
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities10.660.441.49
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets2%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $258,546Anonymous $245,000Community of Christ Word Hunger Fund $205,100
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $257,500Anonymous $100,000Indivdiual $92,023
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $85,828Anonymous $60,875Individual $62,000
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments
Giving programs such as the Monthly Sustainer membership program, our Sustainable Gifts Catalog, and Advent Stable program, continue to offer simple and tangible ways for people to impact poverty, and gifts made online continue to grow. These gifts provide clean water, nutritious food, income-generating projects, access to land and medical care and more through community-led projects that improve the quality of life for thousands.
 
As ever, Outreach International works diligently to expand the reach of every dollar donated. For instance, in our field programs, we see an average of at least $10 of value created for every $1 that we provide on projects. 
 
Our commitment to this mission is matched by our dedication to good governance, accountability and transparency. In response to these efforts, Outreach International was awarded the Independent Charities Seal of Excellence for meeting the highest standards of program and cost effectiveness. Fewer than 0.2% of U.S. charities have earned this seal. It has also been awarded the Guidestar Platinum designation seal. 
 
The trust of our donors is invaluable. Accordingly, Outreach International is recognized as a Better Business Bureau accredited charity, meeting all 20 standards for accountability set by the BBB. Outreach also has a perfect 70/70 for its transparency and accountability score on Charity Navigator.
Organization Name Outreach International
Address 129 W. Lexington Avenue
Independence, MO 64050
Primary Phone (816) 833-0883
Contact Email info@outreachmail.org
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Kevin W. Prine
Board Chair Randall Pratt
Board Chair Company Affiliation Life Science Legal
Year of Incorporation 1979