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Outreach International

We envision a world where communities are working together to overcome the challenges of chronic poverty.

Kansas City, MO   |  www.outreach-international.org

Mission

Outreach International is a global nonprofit that supports local leaders and community-led groups who develop lasting solutions to poverty-related issues. Together with local leaders, we empower communities to organize, prioritize and mobilize to identify their needs, and then access the resources necessary to overcome challenges and reach their goals. Along the way, communities gain the experience of working together toward a shared objective, as well as the confidence that comes from achieving success through collaboration. Our mission is to confront the injustice of chronic poverty through community-led action. Facilitating the fundamentals of participatory development ensures that those most affected by poverty-related issues become those best equipped to permanently resolve them.

Ruling year info

1988

President & CEO

Dr. John Herron

Main address

112 W. 18th St.

Kansas City, MO 64108 USA

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EIN

43-1164177

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Human and Community Development

Outreach International engages in human and community development, literacy and child survival, and civil society, working in areas of extreme poverty in Bolivia, Cambodia, DR Congo, Haiti, India, Malawi, Nepal, Nicaragua, Philippines, and Zambia.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Awards

Affiliations & memberships

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance - Organization 2006

Community of Christ - Affiliate 1979

Independent Charities of America 2011

The Movement for Community-led Development 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Human and Community Development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of individuals in impoverished communities who benefited from our facilitation to create lasting solutions to poverty.

Number of community initiatives in which the organization participates

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Human and Community Development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of poverty-related issues prioritized and addressed through the facilitation of indigenous Outreach staff, using a proven process to bring residents and their communities out of poverty.

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Human and Community Development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Each participant contributes an average of 12.94 hours to project preparation, and 23.58 hours to project implementation once they collectively identify the issues they wish to resolve.

Number of Current Field Program Communities

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Extremely poor people, Low-income people, Multiracial people, Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

Human and Community Development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of current field program locations dedicated to alleviating poverty.

Resources Accessed by Community-Based Organizations and Their Communities

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Victims of disaster, Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

Human and Community Development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Informal & Formally Elected Community-Based Organization Female Leaders

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of Community-Based Organizations that Graduated This Year

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Human and Community Development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

1. By 2024, create an additional 60 self-reliant communities.
2. By 2024, deeply impact at least 70,000 more people who are building their pathways out of extreme poverty.

1. Continue diversifying revenue streams.
2. Continue building strong connections and engaging the loyal donor base.
3. Continue creating an outstanding work environment and culture at both headquarters and in the field.
4. Continue exploring ways of improving/learning across all internal and field systems, including incorporation and influencing of global best practices in Community-Led Development.

1. Over 40 years of fine-tuning the intellectual capital behind the Participatory Human Development Process.
2. Low turnover and a strong communication network among field programs allows for cross-team training and dissemination of best practices.
3. A truly scalable model of sustainable development.
4. Efficient and effective internal operations.

1. Scalability has been achieved in internal operations - we've moved from 4 software platforms to 1.
2. The financial statements are stronger than they have ever been in the history of the organization.
3. Contract and initial design has been completed for the Apricot database and technology.
4. Multiple presentations and publications of outcomes to significant audiences.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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 using feedback from the people you serve?

    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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Outreach International

Board of directors
as of 03/20/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Shelley Scherer

PASSHE Foundation

Term: 2017 - 2025

Steve Darling

Partner, Hoblit Darling Ralls Hernandez & Hudlow, LLP San Antonio, TX

Shelley Scherer

Associate Executive Director, Pittsburgh Promise

Scott Murphy

Community of Christ

Laura Clark

BERKS Group

Tim Connealy

Mariner Holdings (Ret.)

Margaret Keating

Senior Executive, Hallmark (Ret.)

Mark Richards

Associated Warehouses

Joanne Taylor

AlixPartners

Michele McGrath

J. F. Shea Construction, Inc.

Patricia Ladnier

US Department of Homeland Security, Infrastructure Division

Kevin Prine

Patterson Family Foundation

Tracy Transmeier

Owner, TNT Investments, Consultant, Transcendent Thinking

Starla West

BCW Global

Mark Wildermuth

Private Investor, Managing Partner, Poppy Point LLC

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/11/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

No data

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/07/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.