Religion, Spiritual Development

GIDEONS INTERNATIONAL

aka Gideons

Nashville, TN

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

1938

Executive Director

Mr. Daniel Heighway

Main Address

PO Box 140800

Nashville, TN 37214 USA

Keywords

Bible, Testament, Hotels, Motels, Students, Schools, Colleges, Military, Jails, Prisons, Gideons, Gospel, Salvation, Witness, God, Jesus

EIN

36-2270051

 Number

5516053239

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Protestant (X21)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

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Our programs

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Where we work

How We Listen

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

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
We regularly collect feedback through: 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 the organization using feedback?
We use feedback to: 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?
We share feedback with: our staff, our board.

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability 2013

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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