AFFECTING CHANGE INTERNATIONAL

Affecting Change International…Helping Disadvantaged Communities Learn to Help Themselves.

aka ACI   |   Olathe, KS   |  https://www.affectingchange.org/

Mission

Affecting Change International works to mobilize individuals and non-governmental organizations to improve the physical, emotional, and economic conditions of the underprivileged. In partnership, we assist developing communities through sustainable development and human needs programs around the world.

Ruling year info

2011

President and CEO

Mr. David Lynn Neely

Main address

PO Box 3256

Olathe, KS 66063 USA

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EIN

45-1608419

NTEE code info

(International Relief) (Q33)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our mission statement is straightforward: Affecting Change International works to mobilize individuals and non-governmental organizations to improve the physical, emotional, and economic conditions of the underprivileged. In partnership, we assist developing communities through sustainable development and human needs programs around the world. One solution we have designed to help achieve our mission is the LifeBox Container. These serve as an infrastructure to both empower and equip communities to success. Read more about the LifeBox Containers here. Underdeveloped and under served communities are plagued by diseases related to water and lack of sanitation, HIV/AIDS, infant mortality, lack of medical care, and no education (among other things). ACI exists to combat these issues with the community, making sure they are self reliant and self sustainable.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

The Unfinished Task Network

MISSION: The Unfinished Task Network (UTN) is a catalyst for holistic church planting that results in
transformed lives, communities, and people groups. We accomplish this in two ways:
* EQUIPPING: UTN equips Christian church planters, trainers, and local congregations to plant indigenous
churches that become bases for community transformation.
* ENCOURAGING: UTN incorporates these leaders into regional networks for ongoing encouragement
through regular interaction with the UTN Global Leadership Team and other network members.
Regional networks serve as caring, inclusive communities that encourage leaders to endure and
persevere. In this way, we seek to equip & encourage church planters and church leaders as a process rather than a program.

Population(s) Served
Religious groups
Social and economic status
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Through our UTN Project, we engage the faith based community. THE MISSION of The Unfinished Task Network (UTN) is being a catalyst for holistic church planting that results in transformed lives, communities, and people groups. We accomplish this in two ways: EQUIPPING: UTN equips Christian church planters, trainers, and local congregations to plant indigenous churches that become bases for community transformation. ENCOURAGING: UTN incorporates these leaders into regional networks for ongoing encouragement through regular interaction with the UTN Global Leadership Team and other network members. Regional networks serve as caring, inclusive communities that encourage leaders to endure and persevere. In this way, we seek to equip & encourage church planters and church leaders as a process rather than a program.

The Unfinished Task Network sees the indigenous local church as the proper and best agent of
transformation. For too long, the church has relinquished to governments and non-government
organizations (NGOs) her responsibility and opportunity for community transformation.

▪ TRANSFORMATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Unfinished Task Network’s understanding of mission is best described as holistic mission.
This is in contrast to the common practice throughout the world of distinguishing preaching
from social action, separating church ministry from community transformation. UTN’s calling is
to equip and encourage church leaders to initiate living, thriving, prophetic communities of faith
that embody the Good News of God’s mission in words, deed, and character in their own
specific contexts. Transformation results when we implement asset-based development that
focuses on what people have rather than what they do not have.

▪ PROJECT: TRANSFORMATION
We define churches as prophetic communities of faith. Project: Transformation is the name we
give to the process by which UTN equips a church planter or pastor to lead the church to be an
agent of transformation implementing asset-based development within the larger community
as well as within his own church family. The church leader leads the church to foster
relationships that result in empowered followers of Jesus Christ who embrace community
transformation as God’s purpose for the church in a particular village, community, or city.

The Unfinished Task Network is organized globally by geographical regions. Currently, these regions
include:
❖ East Africa
❖ West Africa
❖ South Asia/East Asia

Each regional network is led by a Regional Network Coordinator who coordinates the equipping and encouraging of local church planters and church leaders through Project: Transformation. Country-specific Field Representatives work with the Regional Network Coordinators to develop an active network of church planters and church leaders from among those trained according to Project: Transformation in the field representative’s assigned country.
Regional Network Coordinators along with UTN’s Executive Leadership Team comprise UTN’s Global Leadership Team.

1 - Established the Unfinished Task Network (UTN) www.unfinishedtask.org
2 - Established the IDILI SUSTAINABILITY AND FOOD SECURITY PROJECT (ISFSP) which is dedicated to Improving sustainable productivity in farming systems and evergreen agriculture in eastern Africa.
3 - Completed the MAASAI COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT - KENYA

Financials

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AFFECTING CHANGE INTERNATIONAL

Board of directors
as of 12/28/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. David Neely

ACI

Term: 2011 - 2021

Phyllis Ann Neely

ACI

Jeff Herman

Always There Health Care of KC LLC

John Paul Hollan

BVBC

Jonathan Lock

BVBC

Dane Winstead Fowlkes

Samaritan's Purse