GoServ Global

delivering HOPE

Eagle Grove, IA   |  www.goservglobal.org

Mission

GoServ Global shares God's love by responding to disaster, empowering sustainable community development and creating world change through hands-on involvement.

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Paul van Gorkom

Main address

PO Box 193

Eagle Grove, IA 50533 USA

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EIN

45-2875491

NTEE code info

Other Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness, and Relief N.E.C. (M99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GoServ Global serves the most vulnerable around the world - orphans, families in poverty, those devastated by natural disaster.

We assist international victims of natural disasters with housing and clean water, and assist US victims of natural disasters with property clean up and rebuilding. In third world countries, we address homelessness, education, and medical needs of children.

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?

India

GoServ Global works with national pastors who work in some of the most persecuted states and neglected tribal villages in rural India. We also support a boarding school with 100 children that are being educated.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

GoServ Global has built nearly 400 Sukup Safe T Homes®, medical clinic, dental clinic, school, several churches, 10 wells, and supports 5 orphanages, prison ministry, boys street ministry, and agricultural projects.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

GoServ Global has planted a church and a Christian School, ministering to the neglected field workers and their families through education and biblical truth.

Population(s) Served
Adults

GoServ Global has built Hidden Creeks Bible Camp out of the Sukup Safe T Home®.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Domestic Disaster Relief branch of GoServ Global delivers hope to families devastated by natural disasters by being the hands and feet of Christ, bringing heavy equipment and volunteers to help with cleanup and recovery.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The New Hope Children's Home is made out of the Sukup Safe T Homes® and houses refugee orphan children who have fled war-torn South Sudan. So far nearly 40 children now have a safe place to live, enough food to eat, an opportunity to attend school, house mothers who care for them, and a chance to learn about the love of Jesus.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children

Where we work

Accreditations

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability 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 Sukup Safe T Homes® built

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Internally displaced people, Victims of disaster

Related Program

Haiti

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

A Sukup Safe T Home® is a highly-modified grain bin used for housing. GoServ Global built 40 Safe T Homes® in Haiti that house orphans & displaced families, and 30 in Uganda for refugee children.

Number of pregnant women receiving early and adequate prenatal care

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Unemployed people, Victims of disaster, Widows and widowers

Related Program

Haiti

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

1277 mothers received prenatal care at the GoServ Global birthing center in Haiti

Number of students educated

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

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Self-employed people, Unemployed people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

GoServ Global educates students in Haiti, India, Guatemala, and Uganda.

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.

GoServ Global shares God's love by responding to disaster, empowering sustainable community development and creating world change through hands-on involvement.

Responding to Disaster –GoServ Global brings expertise in equipment operation, safety and volunteer management to serve as the hands and feet of Christ in helping local churches and communities respond to disaster.

Empowering Community Development – GoServ Global transforms the lives of the impoverished by providing for basic human needs, developing local leadership and establishing sustainable communities.

Creating World Change through Hands-on Involvement – Those who volunteer for GoServ Global missions seek to serve those in need and find their own lives transformed by the experience.

Building sustainable communities and orphanages. Educating poverty stricken children in Haiti, Guatemala and India. Building a medical clinic in India.

Our strategies include continue fundraising efforts to support existing and new projects.

Existing projects in Haiti include school, medical and dental clinics, birthing center, orphanages, and housing for families. India has a boarding school for children from remote tribal villages.

New projects include a medical facility in India, a church and school in Guatemala, and an orphanage in Uganda to serve children fleeing from South Sudan.

The church and school in Guatemala has been built and currently has 100 students. Funding has already been secured to build the medical facility in India, and the orphanage in Uganda has 40 students and 30 Sukup Safe T Homes®.

In Haiti, there are several orphanages, a medical, dental and birthing centers, a school for 750 students. We continue to provide new homes for families using our Safe T Home.

*Built nearly 400 Sukup Safe T Homes® in Haiti, 20 in Peru, 20 in Kenya, and 30 in Uganda.

*Educating more than 800 children from poverty-stricken areas each year.

*Sponsor more than 250 orphan children

*Serve hundreds of patients each year in the medical clinic and dental clinic.

*In the US, cleaned up after 12 natural disasters

*Built 5 churches in Haiti, 1 in Guatemala, and 1 bible camp in Peru.

*More than 900 volunteers have served on a short-term mission trip with GoServ Global.

What's next?
*Our vision is to build Hope Centers around the world that include a church, school, Sukup Safe T Homes® for orphanage, medical clinic, agriculture for self-sustainment, etc.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Part of what we do is provide mission trips for people from the US to the various countries that we serve. Each participant is asked for their feedback through a formal evaluation form that they complete and return to us. We use this feedback to improve the services we provide.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys,

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have changed some of our policies and procedures based on feedback. The people we serve come up with great suggestions.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We consider the people we serve to be our customers and want to do everything we can to create a wonderful experience for them. Sometimes this involves changing our policies and processes based on their feedback.

  • 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 ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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GoServ Global

Board of directors
as of 03/03/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Gene Petersen

Shaw Flooring

Term: 2022 - 2023

Bill Northey

WH Northey, LLC

Andy Schmitt

Sukup Manufacturing Company

Brenda Sundblad

City of Albert City

Gene Petersen

Shaw Flooring

Daryle Hamlin

Retired

Dennis Anderson

GoServ Global, Inc

Rick Brown

State of Iowa

Doug Fogwell

Retired

Tim Wittmaack

Farmer

Terry Baxter

Pastor

Conwell Larson

Farmer

Ken DeYoung

Farmer

Lorie Wittmaack

Paul van Gorkom

GoServ Global, Inc

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 1/24/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/15/2021

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.