Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Inc.
17001 Prairie Star Parkway
Suite 100
Lenexa KS 66220-7900
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 7684808
Mission Statement

NCMI plans to respond to and prevent human suffering resulting from poverty and disaster.   The NCMI tag – “Challenged by Faith to end Poverty,” expresses its mission to respond to the causes as well as the results of poverty as an expression of the Christian faith as understood and practiced by members of the Church of the Nazarene.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Nell Becker Sweeden Ph.D.
Board Chair Dr. Robert Gailey
Board Chair Company Affiliation Point Loma Nazarene University
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1990
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement

NCMI plans to respond to and prevent human suffering resulting from poverty and disaster.   The NCMI tag – “Challenged by Faith to end Poverty,” expresses its mission to respond to the causes as well as the results of poverty as an expression of the Christian faith as understood and practiced by members of the Church of the Nazarene.

Background Statement

The General Board of the Church of the Nazarene founded Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Inc. (NCMI) in 1990 to identify and manage non-denominational resources for the relief and development projects of the Church of the Nazarene through Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM). 

In collaboration with NCM and its international network of local churches and grassroots organizations, NCMI provides support for the church’s mission to respond to human suffering wherever it exists.
 
NCMI is a 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation as well as a 509(a)3 support organization registered in the State of Missouri.   NCMI supports NCM and its network of 150- international non-government organizations (NGOs), over 170 faith-based organizations (FBOs) in the United States and 20,000 Nazarene congregations to develop humanitarian projects to addressing poverty issues.
Impact Statement

 

Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Inc. (NCMI) is a non-profit Global Intermediary Organization that accomplishes its mission through collaborative and cooperative partnerships between non-denominational donors for the support of relief and development projects designed and directed by local leaders in over 150 countries where the Church of the Nazarene through NCM is actively engaged.


2016 Accomplishments:

  • Began water and sanitation project in Sri Lanka
  • Supported a Global WASH Advisor to support international water and sanitation programs
  • Youth mentoring project of US Dept. of Justice
  • Funded Swaziland Health Clinic Linkage Project
  • Sent 36,744 Crisis Care Kits for disaster relief in the US and internationally.
  • Sent 7,200 School-Pal-Paks to support child development and education programs
 

2017 Goals:
  • International Relief and Development
  • Advance water projects
  • Respond to disasters
  • Expand Mentoring project

 

Needs Statement
  1. Child Development
  2. Youth Mentoring
  3. Water and Sanitation
  4. Health :  HIV/AIDS, Malaria
  5. Leadership Development/Capacity Development
  6. Disaster Response
  7. Immigration
  8. Food Security
  9. General Operations
  10. Gifts-n-Kind shipping costs
Service Categories
Management & Technical Assistance
Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
Areas of Service
International
National
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

I am privileged to serve as the Board Chairman of NCMI and to assist in the further development of a global network of volunteers and institutions responding to some of the world’s most critical human needs.   NCMI is particularly effective because it supports existing community level organizations, including other faith-based non-governmental development and relief agencies, thus eliminating the need for costly field offices and staff. 

Your gifts of time, talent, and treasure made it possible for NCMI to represent what Nazarenes are doing around the world to our government and to foundations. Your financial support was leveraged to generate additional funds to support ongoing programs organized by the faith-based grass roots organizations around the world. We as the Board of Directors are excited about the future of NCMI. The future holds never before opportunities as we monitor, evaluate, and assess the existing programs.
 
The most important aspect of our work includes not only giving a cup of water or giving a helping hand, but making sure that person can become self-sufficient. Our network of partners and friends expands daily as we seek to respond compassionately to people in need around the world.
Programs
Description
The primary focus of NCMI is working through its network of 180+ FBOs, 40+ NGOs and thousands of Compassionate Churches to serve the poor and needy around the world. NCMI is a resource development partner that works with its affiliate organizations to create additional funding streams.
 
NCMI's signature themes are:
  1. Child Development
  2. Youth Mentoring
  3. Water and Sanitation
  4. Health :  HIV/AIDS, Malaria
  5. Leadership Development/Capacity Development
  6. Disaster Response
  7. Immigration
  8. Food Security 
Category Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Population Served US& International, ,
Short-Term Success
NCMI works with various FBOs/NGOs within our network to apply for and secure additional funding for projects that have potential for national & global funding.
 
Congressional appropriation to provide additional computer technology for a California youth center

Compassion Capital Funding for Indiana FBO to develop capacity within youth development organization in Indianapolis.
 
Two HIV/AIDS sub-awards from USAIDas part of the AERDO HIV/AIDS Alliance, a consortium of evangelical relief and development organizations led by World Concern and Food for the Hungry. These grants cover HIV/AIDS work in five African countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria and Zambia) and in two specific program areas:
  1. Support for orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS.
  2. Youth prevention through abstinence and behavior change.
Long-Term Success  The end  of the causes as well as the results of poverty worldwide.
Program Success Monitored By In order to measure project performance, NCMI has developed a comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system that is integrated into all its development projects.  NCMI's M&E system tracks outputs against targets, measures outcomes, informs the program for continuous quality improvement, and assesses data quality.  The components of the M&E system include consistent program-specific indicator definitions, M&E framework, standardized data collection tools with instructions for implementers, detailed reporting formats, data management systems and a tool kit for assessing data quality.
Examples of Program Success
  • NCMI was awarded a $750,000 grant to be given to Shepherd Community over 3 years. It is a capacity building grant for youth organizations that work with at risk youth.
  • NCMI was awarded a $75,000 grant to be given to P F Bresee Foundation for computer technology upgrades for the Tech Center.
  • NCMI was awarded two HIV/AIDS sub-award grants from USAID as part of the AERDO HIV/AIDS Alliance, a consortium of evangelical relief and development organizations led by World Concern and Food for the Hungry. These grants cover HIV/AIDS work in five African countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria and Zambia) and in two specific program areas: 1) support for orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS and 2) youth prevention through abstinence and behavior change. The combined grant amount will be approximately $5M.
  • NCMI was awarded a $9M grant from USAID for the New Partners Initiative.
  • NCMI was awarded a $1.5M grant from CNCS to recruit volunteers for Katrina relief.
Description Since 1996, NCMI has shipped donated commodity with a total value of $40M to ministries around the world.

NCMI trademarked a personal hygiene kit (Crisis Care Kit) in 2000 and have sent over 487,000 kits around the world for disasters and humanitarian relief. The US State Department has requested more than six containers of Crisis Care Kits for their ministries in the CIS.

NCMI also has available a School Pal-Pak which has school supplies for children. Since 2005, NCMI has shipped over 57,000 paks. Since each pak helps two children, NCMI has better the lives of 120,000 children with this program.
Category Human Services, General/Other
Population Served US& International, ,
Short-Term Success Unpredictable and devastating, disaster can strike anyone, anywhere, anytime. Crisis Care Kits provide basic personal supplies for people in times of great need.

Since 2012 Crisis Care Kits were sent to New York, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Colorado, Missouri, Florida, Kansas, China, Ukraine, Armenia, Swaziland, and Philippines to respond to disasters.

NCMI's short-term goal for the GIK program, is to have enough Crisis Care Kits available for any type of disaster that happens anywhere in the world.
Long-Term Success
A long-term plan has not been created for the GIK Program.  The success of the program depends soley on the needs of the people.
 
NCMI's goal is to have on hand the non-cash commodity in anticipation of the potential needs.
 
The NCMI network of FBOs/NGOs determine the need in the local communities and request certain non-cash commodity to be distributed as outlined in their strategic plan.
Program Success Monitored By
A monitoring system has not been created for the GIK program.
 
However, since 2000, NCMI has been consistently awarded shipping grants from the US Department of State to ship containers to the CIS countries. Due to the excellent quality of the commodity that has been sent to the Ukraine, the consignee has a reputation of being the best ministry to partner with.
Examples of Program Success
  • NCMI was awarded a $54,000 from USAID for the OFR program for ocean freight to ship humanitarian aid to several Africa countries.
  • NCMI was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Servant Christian Community Foundation for the Gifts-In-Kind program.
  • NCMI was awarded a $54,000 grant from the US State Department for ocean freight to ship humanitarian aid to countries in the CIS.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Nell Becker Sweeden Ph.D.
Term Start June 2016
Experience

Nell has served in various capacities with NCM over the past 12 years, most recently as education coordinator. Her areas of expertise include international development, educational initiatives, and theology. While serving as education coordinator, Nell also served as assistant professor of theology and Richard B. Parker co-chair of Wesleyan Theology at George Fox Evangelical Seminary. Her recent accomplishments have included the publication of Church on the Way: Hospitality and Migration.

Nell studied Spanish and theology at Point Loma Nazarene University and holds a Master of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary. Additionally, Nell completed her Doctor of Philosophy at Boston University in practical theology with specializations in Wesleyan theology and church and society. Nell is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene.


 

Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Dr. Tom Nees Jan 1998 - Jan 1998
Rev. Daniel Soliday May 2005 - Mar 2009
Senior Staff
Title Director of Finance
Experience/Biography Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Inc. 2006-present – Finance Director Sunflower House October 2003 to 2006 - Operations Manager National Center for Fathering July 1997 to June 2003 - Director of Finance Heart of America United Way August 1985 to July 1997 - Director of Resource Development Education Rockhurst University (BSBA Accounting) - 1979-1982 Minor in Youth Agency Administration Hutchinson Community College 1979 Marshall volunteers for the community blood center, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Boy Scouts, and his church.
Title Grants & Contracts Administrator
Experience/Biography Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Inc. January 2004 – Present - Grants and Contracts Administrator Heart to Heat International February 2000 – November 2003 - Senior Coordinator, International Programs Integrity Online Oklahoma August 1998 – November 1999 - Vice President and Part Owner Virginia Port Authority March 1998 – May 1998 - Legal Clerk Institute for Total Encouragement, Sofia, Bulgaria July 1994 – June 1995 - Volunteer Student Government Association, Southern Nazarene University September 1992 – May 1994 - Vice President of Campus Ministries Church of the Nazarene, Moscow, Russia June – July 1992 & 1993 - Volunteer, Youth In Mission Education Juris Doctor, May 1998, Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, VA GPA 3.45, Class Standing: Top 18% Academic Merit Scholarship: 80% tuition award Bachelor of Science, Finance, May 1994, Southern Nazarene University, Bethany OK GPA 4.0, Class Standing: Top 1% National Merit Scholar President Fellows Honors Scholarship: 100% tuition award
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 5
Paid Part-Time Staff 0
Volunteers 30
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
ACCORD, Christian Services Charities, FEMA, Food for the Hungry, Foods Resource Bank, Hands of Hope, Heart to Heart International, Helping Hands Africa, National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, USAID, US Dept of State, World Concern, US Dept of Juvenile Justice
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance - Organization2007
Food Resource Bank - Implementing Member2004
Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member2010
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD)2001
Christian Service Charities1999
External Assessment and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Charity Navigator2009
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. Robert Gailey
Company Affiliation Point Loma Nazarene University
Term Apr 2014 to Apr 2018
Email robertgailey@pointloma.edu
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Dr. Ron Benefiel Point Loma Nazarene University
Dr. David Busic International Church of the Nazarene
Dr. Susan Carole San Bernardino First Church
Craig Furusho Law Offices of Craig K. Furusho
Dr. Robert Gailey Point Loma Nazarene University
Dr. Gary Morsch Docs Who Care, Inc
Dr. Verne Ward IIIGlobal Mission Director for the Church of the Nazarene
John Watton Aisa Pacific Region, Church of the Nazarene
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 30%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 2
Standing Committees
Executive
Finance
Board Governance
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Oct 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End Sept 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $4,179,192
Projected Expenses $4,179,192
Form 990s
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 9/30/2015, 2014 (1/1/2014-9/30/2014), 2013 (1/1/2013-12/31/2013): Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.  
  • Foundations/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$56,174$184,127$114,436
Government Contributions$801,221$356,932$493,471
Federal--$0--
State--$0--
Local--$0--
Unspecified$801,221$356,932$493,471
Individual Contributions--$0--
$192,814$190,383$228,745
$67$2,524$2,990
Investment Income, Net of Losses($749)$0$0
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$6,743,356$3,867,500$1,569,939
Other$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$8,491,703$4,080,024$2,309,562
Administration Expense$73,877$64,383$134,654
Fundraising Expense$39,741$33,855$126,357
Payments to Affiliates--$0--
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.941.101.03
Program Expense/Total Expenses99%98%90%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue4%5%15%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$647,331$1,164,605$757,363
Current Assets$337,401$1,121,176$339,851
Long-Term Liabilities$14,921$0$0
Current Liabilities$77,466$45,095$27,508
Total Net Assets$554,944$1,119,510$729,855
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4.3624.8612.35
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets2%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $378,451ICAP-Mailman School of Public Health Columbia University $284,612 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $290,658The Church of the Nazarene, Inc. $112,603 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $282,899Christian Service Charities $78,138 --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments

In an effort to promote transparency and show that NCMI is an organization that is responsible with the donations it receives, we make our financial statements publicly available at www.ncmi.org.

Organization Name Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Inc.
Address 17001 Prairie Star Parkway
Suite 100
Lenexa, KS 662207900
Primary Phone (913) 7684808
Contact Email ncmi@ncmi.org
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Nell Becker Sweeden Ph.D.
Board Chair Dr. Robert Gailey
Board Chair Company Affiliation Point Loma Nazarene University
Year of Incorporation 1990