Decision Point

Til Every Student Has Heard

aka National School Project   |   Whittier, CA   |
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Decision Point

EIN: 20-3226605


Vision: Student-led, church-supported campus awakening to the love of Christ at every public school. Mission: Proclaiming the gospel to the next generation. Till every student has heard!

Ruling year info



Mr. Mark Hopson


Dr. Warren Willis

Main address

16175 Whittier Blvd

Whittier, CA 90603 USA

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Formerly known as

California School Project

Illinois School Project



Subject area info



Youth mentoring

Youth organizing

Religion for youth

Population served info

Children and youth



NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Religious Leadership, Youth Development (O55)

Christian (X20)

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?

Campus Outreach Program

Our Campus Outreach Program mobilizes staff, pastors, club advisors, and parents to support and encourage the heroes of the story: Christian students attending middle and high schools. Students who sign up are equipped as Student Leaders to bring the light of Christ to their peers on campus. Student Leaders have this impact through personal evangelism, through campus-wide gospel outreach events, and through delivering gospel resources including bibles and booklets. Fueled by prayer these efforts can transform lives on campus and even change the tone and culture of a school to one redeemed by hope in Jesus.

Our Campus Outreach Program has helped students at hundreds of middle and high schools over the past 20 years. This past year, we touched schools in over 15 states.

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ECFA 2022

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Students, Staff, Pastors, and Parents

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes,

  • 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 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?

    We improved the content of our training resources

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,


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Fiscal year: Jun 01 - May 31
Financial documents
2021 2021 Audited Statement
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

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 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4.90 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 9% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jun 01 - May 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jun 01 - May 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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: Jun 01 - May 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of Decision Point’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 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $44,587 $115,518 $91,704 -$114,347 $45,533
As % of expenses 4.0% 7.8% 6.0% -5.6% 1.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $42,300 $88,198 $62,093 -$145,383 $15,125
As % of expenses 3.8% 5.8% 4.0% -7.1% 0.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,136,584 $1,619,774 $1,559,112 $1,957,250 $2,793,142
Total revenue, % change over prior year 15.4% 42.5% -3.7% 25.5% 42.7%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.8%
All other grants and contributions 99.4% 99.9% 99.9% 99.7% 94.9%
Other revenue 0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,117,112 $1,485,220 $1,527,782 $2,025,481 $2,718,985
Total expenses, % change over prior year 17.5% 33.0% 2.9% 32.6% 34.2%
Personnel 66.4% 64.5% 67.3% 63.5% 68.7%
Professional fees 2.3% 4.1% 2.6% 3.0% 5.0%
Occupancy 3.6% 4.7% 4.6% 6.0% 4.3%
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 27.7% 26.6% 25.5% 27.4% 21.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,119,399 $1,512,540 $1,557,393 $2,056,517 $2,749,393
One month of savings $93,093 $123,768 $127,315 $168,790 $226,582
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $121,630 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,212,492 $1,757,938 $1,684,708 $2,225,307 $2,975,975

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Months of cash 2.4 2.4 2.5 1.8 2.5
Months of cash and investments 2.4 2.4 2.5 1.8 2.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.7 0.5 1.2 0.2 0.3
Balance sheet composition info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Cash $219,612 $299,524 $322,596 $301,613 $560,554
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,970
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $26,400 $137,316 $137,316 $137,316 $153,897
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 83.4% 28.1% 49.7% 72.3% 84.3%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 20.8% 14.7% 11.0% 24.3% 47.9%
Unrestricted net assets $69,347 $157,545 $219,638 $74,255 $89,380
Temporarily restricted net assets $114,691 $212,406 $152,032 $198,148 N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 N/A
Total restricted net assets $114,691 $212,406 $152,032 $198,148 $226,772
Total net assets $184,038 $369,951 $371,670 $272,403 $316,152

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Mr. Mark Hopson

Mark joined the team in 2003 as a student at Biola University. After graduating from Biola in '06, he joined full-time staff and served as Director for the Greater Los Angeles Area until moving with his family to Chicago in 2013. Mark has a M.A. in New Testament from Talbot School of Theology.


Warren Willis

Warren Willis has 52 years experience in evangelistic movements internationally. He began his ministry with Cru, formerly Campus Crusade for Christ, in the 60's at UC Berkeley. His work training leaders for evangelism took him to Guam, Canada, and Brazil. His final assignment with Cru was in Mongolia; when he arrived, there were four known believers in the country. Today, over 40 Mongolians are on full-time staff carrying on the work he began. After 44 years of mostly international work with Cru, Warren turned his attention to reaching America for Christ. He founded the California School Project in 2002 at Biola University and continues to lead our team into the mission ahead of us.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 09/02/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Mr. Richard Sherwood

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Warren Willis

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Michael Winter

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Greg Thompson

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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? No
  • 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 8/29/2022

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