Alliance for Christian Media Inc.

Proclaiming God's Hope for a Hurting World

aka Day1   |   Atlanta, GA   |
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Alliance for Christian Media Inc.

EIN: 58-0633982


The Alliance for Christian Media delivers the good news of Jesus Christ to Christian believers and those curious about the Christian faith, through tradition and emerging forms of communication. We do this primarily through the Day1 media ministry on the radio, podcasts, and online at

Ruling year info


President & Executive Producer

Peter Wallace

Main address

2715 Peachtree Rd NE

Atlanta, GA 30305 USA

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Formerly known as

Episcopal Media Center

Protestant Radio & Television Center

The Protestant Hour Inc.



Subject area info

Communication media


Diversity and intergroup relations


Population served info



NTEE code info

Religious Media, Communications Organizations (X80)

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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


Day1 is a weekly radio program that airs to a network of 200 radio stations and is also available on podcast apps. Each week's program features a preacher representing one of the historic mainline Protestant churches, including American Baptist, Cooperative Baptist, National Baptist, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran, Presbyterian Church USA, United Methodist Church, and United Church of Christ, among others. The website offers sermon transcripts and audio files, articles by noted church leaders, and other audio and video programming. The radio program began in 1945 as The Protestant Hour and continues to fulfill its mission in creative and effective ways today through traditional and emerging forms of communication.

Population(s) Served
Interfaith groups

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 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 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 act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Alliance for Christian Media Inc.
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 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.34 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 22% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Alliance for Christian Media Inc.

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 Alliance for Christian Media Inc.’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 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $3,800 $7,601 $7,602 $7,602 -$5,029
As % of expenses 0.5% 1.2% 1.2% 1.3% -1.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$1 $0 $0 $0 -$5,029
As % of expenses 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% -1.1%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $734,976 $583,811 $664,104 $590,360 $405,404
Total revenue, % change over prior year -6.4% -20.6% 13.8% -11.1% 0.0%
Program services revenue 2.4% 3.3% 6.6% 2.2% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 21.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 77.0% 76.0% 75.0% 78.7% 72.6%
Other revenue 20.5% 20.7% 18.3% 20.8% 6.4%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $692,773 $626,218 $651,949 $591,129 $475,391
Total expenses, % change over prior year -12.5% -9.6% 4.1% -9.3% 0.0%
Personnel 69.3% 69.6% 68.6% 73.6% 79.1%
Professional fees 2.5% 1.8% 2.9% 3.1% 1.9%
Occupancy 9.3% 4.9% 4.8% 5.5% 5.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 18.8% 23.8% 23.8% 17.9% 13.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2013 2014 2015 2016 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $696,574 $633,819 $659,551 $598,731 $475,391
One month of savings $57,731 $52,185 $54,329 $49,261 $39,616
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $38,008 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $792,313 $686,004 $713,880 $647,992 $515,007

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2013 2014 2015 2016 2021
Months of cash 0.9 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.7
Months of cash and investments 0.9 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.7 3.1 3.1 3.6 -0.5
Balance sheet composition info 2013 2014 2015 2016 2021
Cash $54,399 $19,952 $26,590 $33,792 $26,889
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $31,361 $35,477 $36,767 $33,598 $13,439
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $138,616 $138,616 $138,616 $138,616 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 75.3% 80.8% 86.3% 91.8% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 41.0% 53.0% 52.3% 52.9% 152.3%
Unrestricted net assets $189,387 $189,387 $189,387 $189,387 -$21,110
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $165,249 $115,241 $119,794 $111,421 -$21,110

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2013 2014 2015 2016 2021
Material data errors Yes Yes Yes Yes No


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

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President & Executive Producer

Peter Wallace

The Rev. Peter M. Wallace is president of the Alliance for Christian Media and executive producer and host of the "Day1" radio program and podcast. He has led the organization since 2001. The author or editor of 15 books, he is an Episcopal priest serving in the Diocese of Atlanta.

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 12/19/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board co-chair

Dr. Jennifer Friday

Friday Consulting Group

Term: 2021 - 2023

Board co-chair

Jr. William Flippin


Term: 2021 - 2023

Laurin McSwain

Lefkoff Duncan Grimes McSwain & Hass PC

Nancy Zintak


Walter Grant

Donald Janney

Dwight Andrews

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David Apple

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William Flippin Jr.


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David Jones

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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? 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/19/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/19/2022

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

  • 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 employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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.