GIDEONS INTERNATIONAL

aka Gideons   |   Nashville, TN   |  www.gideons.org

Mission

The Gideons International is an interdenominational association of Christian business and professional men and their wives, serving together in reaching people with the Good News of Jesus through personal witnessing and the distribution of God's Word in some 200 nations. Since its founding in 1899, over 2 billion Scriptures have been shared worldwide by The Gideons International. The Gideons' primary activity is spreading the Gospel, locally and globally. Particularly well known for placing Bibles found in hotel rooms, Gideons volunteer their services in communities where they live and work, accelerating evangelism efficiently and effectively.

Ruling year info

1938

Executive Director

Mr. Daniel Heighway

Main address

PO Box 140800

Nashville, TN 37214 USA

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EIN

36-2270051

NTEE code info

Protestant (X21)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

Communication

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

International Faith Fund

Providing Scriptures for distribution by Gideons in over 180 nations that often cannot afford or have direct access to God's Word.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability 2013

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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GIDEONS INTERNATIONAL

Board of directors
as of 03/11/2020
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Board chair

Mr. Allen Huth

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No