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ReSurge International

We are making reconstructive surgery accessible to all.

aka Burn Rescue   |   Sunnyvale, CA   |  http://www.resurge.org
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ReSurge International

EIN: 23-7297770


Mission

To build, scale, and sustain reconstructive surgical capacity to provide life-changing care to those with the greatest need.

Ruling year info

1973

President & CEO

Claire Lachance

Main address

756 N Pastoria Ave

Sunnyvale, CA 94085 USA

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Formerly known as

Interplast

EIN

23-7297770

Subject area info

Health care quality

Health care access

Holistic medicine

Surgery

Skin conditions

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Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Low-income people

Extremely poor people

People with physical disabilities

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Surgery (G9B)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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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?

Training and Education

We build capacity in low-income countries by training local reconstructive surgical teams in techniques that will allow them to better care for their communities. Through our Surgical Team Training Trips and Virtual Education programs, we are training the next generation in reconstructive surgery and creating a multiplier effect of long-term impact.

Population(s) Served

We provide direct surgical care for the underserved at no cost to the patient. We do this by funding the
work of ReSurge-qualified Surgical Outreach Partners in low-income countries and our Surgical Team Training Trip program. Our local partners are best suited to find, treat, and connect with families living in poverty who need care the most — that’s why 92% of all our surgeries are performed by local partners.

Population(s) Served

As one of the founders in the global surgery movement, we partner and engage with governments and multilateral organizations to prioritize global surgery as a cost-effective and indispensable component of health care. We also address issues like gender equity in global surgery through our women's empowerment programs.

Population(s) Served

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 clients served

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

Children and youth, Victims and oppressed people, People with disabilities

Related Program

Surgical Outreach Partner Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

ReSurge impacts patients in low-income countries by providing free surgical care and training local doctors to provide sustainable care in their communities.

Number of people trained

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Trainees are identified and trained by ReSurge Academic Faculty, from leading medical schools. Through classroom, lab, and hands-on training, we teach local doctors the latest surgical skills.

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

To build sustainable, long-term, and local capacity in the communities we serve, ReSurge doctors travel to our surgical sites and conduct workshops/conferences to teach a variety of skill areas.

Number of volunteers

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Every year, we send volunteer surgeons, anesthesiologists, pediatricians, operating and recovery room nurses, and hand/physical therapists to treat and train people living the countries we serve.

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.

ReSurge's mission is to provide free reconstructive surgery for people in developing countries to help strengthen surgical care worldwide. From its beginnings nearly fifty years ago, ReSurge International has been a pioneer in the field of reconstructive surgery, delivering an ever-expanding continuum of surgical care to people living in poverty and in remote regions of the world.

ReSurge's overarching goal is to establish, develop, and maintain host-country medical care and education programs with the following objectives:
• Provide education, training, and medical exchange
• Provide safe and timely reconstructive surgical and ancillary care to patients living in poverty and rural areas

ReSurge International is a global nonprofit with a mission to build, scale, and sustain reconstructive surgical capacity to provide life-changing care to those with the greatest need.

TRAINING & CAPACITY BUILDING
We empower surgical teams in low-income countries by providing hands-on and virtual training. Our medical volunteers are the worlds leading experts from partner institutions like Stanford University, Johns Hopkins, and dozens of others. Our model provides a sustainable way to support surgeons and give them the tools they need to change lives.

DIRECT PATIENT CARE
Through our Local Surgical Partners, ReSurge provides direct surgical care for individuals with the greatest need at no cost to the patient. Our trained and certified ReSurge Surgical Partners are best suited to find, treat, and connect with families, often from remote low-resource areas, who need treatment the most.

ADVOCACY & EQUITY
We partner and engage with governments and multilateral organizations to make global surgery a priority on the broader global health agenda. Additionally, we advocate for gender equity in global surgery by training and supporting women surgeons through our gender equity programs.

Founded in 1969 with Stanford University roots, ReSurge International is known for its delivery of the highest-quality surgical care and building surgical capacity in some of the most underserved areas of the world. ReSurge's staff collectively has more than 100 years of experience in nonprofit management and international development. The organization operates under a strategic plan framework, is governed by a strong board of directors and is monitored quarterly for effectiveness and financial efficiency. To ensure safe and effective surgical care, ReSurge also carefully vets each of our providers and has strict surgical protocols and policies, developed by our medical specialty committees; around 140,000 patients have been impacted thus far. Our training programs have already produced leading reconstructive surgeons in developing countries -- who in turn have created the first residency programs in their countries, exponentially increasing access to the poor. Led by Dr. Jim Chang, ReSurge CMO and chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Stanford, more than 75 top academics serve on our training faculty, developing critical curriculum and hands-on training so that trainees progress in their mastery of essential surgical skills.

ReSurge has accomplished much since its founding in 1969. In our 2023 fiscal year, ReSurge trained 3,200 medical professionals and impacted 14,473 patients. The organization has also built surgical capacity across 17 countries, trained thousands of medical professionals, and empowered local surgeons and medical professionals to make a commitment to serving those in need in their countries and communities. Additionally, as a member of the G4 Alliance, a group whose member organizations are dedicated to building political priority for surgical, obstetric, trauma and anaesthesia care as part of the global development agenda, ReSurge has played an integral role in increasing awareness of the need for and impact of surgery in low and middle-income countries.

There is still much more to be accomplished. In April 2015, the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery released the results of a study showing that 5 billion people around the world lack access to surgery and urged global leaders to invest in capacity. ReSurge is working strategically and collaboratively to address this need as it relates to reconstructive plastic surgery.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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 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 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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
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

9.11

Average of 5.73 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

10.3

Average of 4.2 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

21%

Average of 18% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

ReSurge International

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of ReSurge International’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 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$143,646 $254,473 $450,906 $526,646 $100,493
As % of expenses -4.3% 7.0% 14.1% 21.1% 2.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$161,923 $182,302 $382,837 $445,274 $50,939
As % of expenses -4.8% 4.9% 11.7% 17.2% 1.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $3,167,563 $5,094,045 $3,967,480 $2,610,196 $6,009,134
Total revenue, % change over prior year 3.8% 60.8% -22.1% -34.2% 130.2%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.6% 0.8% 1.6% 1.8% 2.1%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 5.4% 2.5%
All other grants and contributions 99.5% 98.8% 98.2% 92.0% 95.5%
Other revenue -0.2% 0.4% 0.1% 0.8% -0.1%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $3,355,059 $3,643,324 $3,197,163 $2,500,541 $3,725,643
Total expenses, % change over prior year -4.2% 8.6% -12.2% -21.8% 49.0%
Personnel 33.6% 30.7% 37.9% 51.5% 42.1%
Professional fees 34.1% 35.7% 35.0% 32.4% 26.9%
Occupancy 8.3% 8.5% 9.3% 1.1% 4.6%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.4% 1.3%
All other expenses 23.9% 25.1% 17.8% 12.6% 25.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $3,373,336 $3,715,495 $3,265,232 $2,581,913 $3,775,197
One month of savings $279,588 $303,610 $266,430 $208,378 $310,470
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $41,905 $0 $93,305 $0 $113,316
Total full costs (estimated) $3,694,829 $4,019,105 $3,624,967 $2,790,291 $4,198,983

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 1.2 1.5 7.5 8.8 10.3
Months of cash and investments 5.2 9.4 13.9 19.8 18.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.9 1.5 3.0 6.3 4.2
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $345,624 $445,135 $1,987,993 $1,842,083 $3,182,940
Investments $1,107,769 $2,417,311 $1,705,055 $2,284,328 $2,600,141
Receivables $537,221 $571,033 $417,928 $353,949 $618,824
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $862,977 $849,371 $748,608 $748,420 $840,212
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 89.5% 91.5% 87.0% 93.8% 86.9%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 14.2% 12.9% 8.8% 8.3% 8.9%
Unrestricted net assets $344,313 $526,615 $909,452 $1,354,726 $1,405,665
Temporarily restricted net assets $872,550 $2,145,144 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $757,548 $760,298 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $1,630,098 $2,905,442 $3,250,349 $3,102,420 $4,795,453
Total net assets $1,974,411 $3,432,057 $4,159,801 $4,457,146 $6,201,118

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President & CEO

Claire Lachance

Claire Lachance is a transformative leader dedicated to designing, building, and managing high-performing organizations for social impact. Prior to joining ReSurge, Claire served as CEO for the Institute of Noetic Sciences, leading the internationally recognized research institute through an era of strategic transformation, financial and operational turnaround, cultural renewal, and expanded impact. Before that, as president and principal consultant at Inspiration Quest, she counseled charitable foundations, nonprofit organizations, and public sector entities, advising them on strategic planning, capacity-building, impact measurement, financial sustainability, and governance. Earlier in her career, Ms. Lachance served in executive positions at Pacific Bell and MetLife. Claire earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and French from Tufts 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 04/10/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Manisha Shetty Gulati

Kim Kerry

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Wende Hutton

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David Norton

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Meredith Taylor

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Diane Flynn

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Karen Moore

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Tom Davenport, M.D.

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Delali Attipoe

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Kathryn Hanson

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Matthew Naythons

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Rick Redett, M.D.

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Manisha Shetty Gulati

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Wendell Alderson

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Aliza Apple

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Derrick Booker

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John Cochrane

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Becky Ann Hughes

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Umesh Padval

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Linda Sunde

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Arvin Taneja

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Jenny Yip

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Aliza Apple

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Nishta Giallorenzo

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Derrick Booker

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Arvin Taneja

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Jeremy Deer

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Claire Lachance

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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 10/14/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/12/2022

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Data
  • 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 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.

Contractors

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Professional fundraisers

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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