News Release Basketball

In Christ, Through Hoops, To the World

Louisville, CO
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News Release Basketball

EIN: 95-4002538


In Christ, Through Hoops, To the World! Our Mission is to present the good news of Jesus Christ, and develop disciples of our Lord by building Christ-centered relationships using the sport of basketball.

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Executive Director

Tim Bieri

Main address

PO Box 270585

Louisville, CO 80027 USA

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Subject area info



Religion for youth

International relations

Population served info



Young adults


Secular groups

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NTEE code info

Basketball (N62)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

International Basketball Ministry Tours

Our mens and womens teams provide instructional basketball camps and clinics as a means for sharing our stories, teaching life-lessons, and building strong lasting relationships with kids and families.

Our teams also successfully compete with club and national teams of the countries we visit.

We also welcome the placement of Christian athletes (after college) on teams overseas, to provide an opportunity to continue their playing career while pursuing year-round relationships and influence for the local community.

Population(s) Served
Young adults

Where we work

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 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 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 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, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


News Release Basketball
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Average of 0.00 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Average of 0.7 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of News Release Basketball’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $11,769 -$12,824 -$3,143 $1,885 $2,076
As % of expenses 4.1% -4.7% -1.3% 0.6% 1.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $11,118 -$13,475 -$3,852 $1,221 $1,412
As % of expenses 3.8% -4.9% -1.5% 0.4% 0.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $301,179 $262,424 $246,771 $298,886 $220,300
Total revenue, % change over prior year 25.4% -12.9% -6.0% 21.1% -26.3%
Program services revenue 70.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 29.3% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $289,410 $275,248 $249,914 $297,001 $218,224
Total expenses, % change over prior year 13.6% -4.9% -9.2% 18.8% -26.5%
Personnel 12.4% 13.1% 42.9% 34.9% 41.5%
Professional fees 20.0% 26.3% 0.5% 0.4% 3.7%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 67.6% 60.6% 56.6% 64.7% 54.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Total expenses (after depreciation) $290,061 $275,899 $250,623 $297,665 $218,888
One month of savings $24,118 $22,937 $20,826 $24,750 $18,185
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $314,179 $298,836 $271,449 $322,415 $237,073

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Months of cash 1.8 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.7
Months of cash and investments 1.8 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.8 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.7
Balance sheet composition info 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Cash $42,756 $29,932 $26,789 $28,674 $30,750
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $4,650 $4,650 $4,650 $4,650 $4,650
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 35.0% 49.0% 64.3% 78.5% 92.8%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $45,778 $32,303 $28,451 $29,672 $31,084

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Material data errors No No No No No


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

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Executive Director

Tim Bieri

Tim has been with News Release Basketball for 20 years. He recently stepped into the role of Executive Director in 2023. He is the former inaugural head women's basketball coach at Multnomah University.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 02/08/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Tim Bieri

Aaron Anderson

HS Special Education Teacher

Cassie Bates-Lopez

Associate Non-Profit Director

Andrew Cummings

Residential Sales Manager

Cheryl Fielitz-Scarbrough

Retired - Former College Basketball Coach

Desiree Harris

Video Editor

Kennedy Robertson

HS Teacher

Kyle Bechler

Director/Data Scientist

Miriam Rutzen

HR Programs & Analytics Manager

Ryan O'Leary

Division President

Sara Bieri

Pastor of Worship

Sean VonRoen

Public Park & Recreation Director

Shahara Ingram

Former College Basketball Coach

Simeon Friedrich

Sport Psychology Student

Tom Airey

Non-Profit Director

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/8/2024

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/08/2024

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

Policies and processes
  • 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.