MAOZ INC

Making believers strong in Israel. Maoz reaches Israel with the Gospel by strengthening believers to be a thriving witness in the Land.

aka MAOZ Israel Ministries   |   Grand Prairie, TX   |  www.maozisrael.org

Mission

Maoz Israel Ministries is making believers STRONG in Israel. Maoz publishes free of charge, the Maoz Israel Report, written in Israel monthly, providing worldwide education, information, and insight on Israel and the Jewish people.

Ruling year info

1977

President and CEO

Kobi Ferguson

CCO - Chief Creative Officer

Shani Ferguson

Main address

Po Box 535788

Grand Prairie, TX 75053 USA

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EIN

51-0210369

NTEE code info

Jewish (X30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Desire to strengthen the Messianic community in Israel by humanitarian aide, education, media and the arts, supporting like-minded organizations in Israel, and book publishing.

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?

Hebrew Bible Project

Translating "The Narrated Bible in Chronological Order" into the Hebrew languauge

Population(s) Served
Jewish people

To help the poor, needy of Israel - both Jew and Arab; to help victims of terror; disaster relief; community action; help immigrants; raise standard of living among the Messianic community in Israel; help widows and orphans.

Population(s) Served
Jewish people
Economically disadvantaged people

Translate, publish, and distribute books in the Hebrew language to share the gospel with the Jewish people, and to disciple Jewish believers

Population(s) Served
Jewish people
Families

supporting Messianic Jewish, Arab, Ethiopian, Russian Congregations in Israel; youth camps; leadership conferences; artistic productions; music lessons for children; supporting new musicians with initial audio and video recordings;

Population(s) Served
Jewish people
People of Middle Eastern descent

Where we work

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 periodicals distributed

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

Adults, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups, Family relationships, Social and economic status

Related Program

Building Messianic Community in Israel

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of donors retained

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

Adults

Related Program

Building Messianic Community in Israel

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of new donors

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

People of Middle Eastern descent

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of list subscribers

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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of overall donors

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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Publishing - books, music, videos; all to strengthen the Messianic community in Israel
Fellowship of Artists Community - music publishing, supporting creative artists, building strong musicians and artists in Israel
IstandwithIsrael - humanitarian aid
Maoz Israel Report - monthly publication distributed all over the world, with current information about life and culture in Israel

Publishing books every year - obtaining rights for translation, translating, printing and marketing those materials
Publishing new works of art - music, video, compositions, new worship songs
Giving out funds and help to over 300 families in 2020 - for education, housing, food, clothing
Published 10,000 copies of the Maoz Israel Report by mail, and over 30,000 by email

We have over 5,000 ministry partners and churches and congregations around the world who we are asking to give to help us accomplish this goal. We have 7 international offices who also have financial partners, who we are asking to help us financially.

We continue all these initiatives, and have been quite successful in building a reputation among the Messianic community in Israel of generosity, integrity, and capable leadership.

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?

    Families, the poor, the persecuted, congregations in Israel, musicians and artists

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

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • 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 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?

    The artists we serve were in "lockdown" during the pandemic. Thru communication and innovations they suggested (filming outside; virtually connecting), we were able to produce wonderful music, and even produced an outdoor concert in 2021. During Passover 2020, when Israel was in complete lockdown, and families were on their own, instead of with their extended family to celebrate the holiday, we were able to engage the Israeli banking industry to help us distribute funds for the Passover meals to over 300 families. Even the government had not figured out how to practically help the needy, but we did, through current technology, and even house-to-house visits to distribute food vouchers and funds for food.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

    Our musicians and artists are tightly connected now, since they have a say in what, how, when, their artistry is shared and produced. We also make personal visits to the needy we serve, asking for their stories, their miracles, and that creates a greater bond...we aren't just a source of provision for them--we are connected to them and their story and they are connected with us!

  • 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 aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, 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, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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MAOZ INC

Board of directors
as of 4/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ari Sorko-Ram

Maoz Inc

Term: 1977 -

Ray Wilkerson

Jonathan Bernis

Jewish Voice Ministries

Shani Ferguson

Maoz Israel Ministries

Kobi Ferguson

Maoz Israel Ministries

Scott Volk

Together for Israel

Ari Waldman

Baruch HaShem

Rita Tsukahira

Jimmy Wong

Ari Sorko-Ram

Maoz Israel Ministries

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/30/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/30/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.