Growthtrac Ministries

Building Strong Marriages.

Elgin, IL   |  https://www.marriagetrac.com

Mission

To strengthen marriages by providing life-changing, Christ-centered resources through innovative digital media.

Ruling year info

2005

President

Mr. James Mueller

Treasurer-Vice President

Ms. Sheri Mueller

Main address

66 Grove Court #1155

Elgin, IL 60120 USA

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EIN

87-0732242

NTEE code info

Family Counseling, Marriage Counseling (P46)

Christian (X20)

Religious Radio (X84)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The institution of marriage has the profound ability to shape and edify culture and our society. Marriage is woven into the very fabric of our world and whether a marriage is strong or struggling makes a tremendous impact on our lives — and the stakes are high. Studies show that when marriages fail: --The risk of poverty increases --Parent-child relationships become strained and often crumble --Crime Increases --Children fail academically --Fatherless children are more likely to abuse drugs --Parental divorce doubles the odds that children will also divorce Conversely, men and women in strong marriages live longer, healthier and happier lives. When marriages thrive, lives thrive: --Spouses are healthier and more productive --Children’s physical and mental health is protected --Earnings are higher --Life expectancy increases --Children are more likely to succeed

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?

Growthtrac.com

Growthtrac.com is a 4,000+ page, non-profit marriage (and relationship resource)
filled with exclusive content (articles, interviews, reviews) from "A List" authors
& relationship experts.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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.

Percentage of audience who say organization has positively impacted their marriage

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

Growthtrac.com

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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.

Demand for our marriage resources, radio programming, counseling referrals, and online tools continues to grow. While this is a great problem to have, in order for Growthtrac to meet this escalating need effectively with quality services and programs, we must expand.
Through growthtrac.com and growthtracradio.com, we plan to double our current impact of 700,000 marriages annually — to One Million — in 2021. We want to provide one million couples each year with the tools they need to build strong, life-long marriages.

Growthtrac.com is a digital delivery platform for marriage enrichment content -- via growthtrac.com (expert articles, author & artist interviews, assessments, counseling referrals, and devotionals) and growthtracradio.com (streamed radio) -- preparing couples for marriage, enriching marriages, and helping hurting marriages. We plan to achieve our Reach One Million goals through a web marketing strategy, which includes search engine marketing and PPC (pay-per-click) advertising. In 2014, Growthtrac Ministries was awarded a lifetime Google Grant of $40,000 monthly towards Google’s AdWords PPC advertising program.

Combined, growthtrac.com and growthtracradio.com serve more than 600,000 marriages annually (2018) with practical articles and advice, radio programming, and expert interviews. Growthtrac dispensed more than 5 million touches through counseling referrals, daily devotions, prayer requests, marriage assessments, premarital mentoring, forum interactions, and Gospel invitations. Eighty percent of its audience revealed Growthtrac made a positive difference in their marriage. And all this is accomplished with a part-time volunteer staff.

In 2020, we served 32% more marriages, compared to the previous year. That’s 760,000 marriages served. We are delighted with this progress.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Growthtrac Ministries

Board of directors
as of 12/1/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

David Herrick

No Affiliation

Term: 2018 - 2024

James Mueller

No Affiliation

Sheri Mueller

No Affiliation

Kyle Stagnito

No Affiliation

John LaRue

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David Herrick

No Affiliation

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? 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 04/12/2021

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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
Decline to state
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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