Together MissionWorks

aka Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission, MissionConnexion, MissionGuide, MissionLinked, MissionArmor, MissionExcellence   |   Vancouver, WA   |
GuideStar Charity Check


EIN: 93-1216590


Through our family of ministries, MissionWorks provides individuals, churches, mission organizations and schools with all the outstanding resources, connections and training needed to be successful in local and global mission work.

Notes from the nonprofit

MissionWorks does have a 990 prepared each year by an outside accounting firm.

Ruling year info



Mr. Brian Heerwagen

Main address

1400 NE 136th Avenue Suite 201

Vancouver, WA 98684 USA

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Formerly known as

Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission



Subject area info



Population served info


NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Mutual/Membership Benefit Organizations, Other N.E.C. (Y99)

Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C. (X99)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a religious organization.

Tax forms

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Whether you are just starting out to discover your mission, looking for a short-term mission or finetuning your individual or your organization's mission trips, MissionWorks is here to help. MissionWorks seeks to see more people doing more in mission and doing everything better.

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?


Equip yourself by attending regional conferences and focus events providing training to accomplish your mission. MissionConnexion on Facebook:

Population(s) Served

Enlist in a mission trip by searching for your service, ministry and mission preferences.

Population(s) Served

Engage with supporters through fundraising tools that tell your story and share ministry in real time.

Population(s) Served

Ensure everyone is safe and sound on your mission trip with comprehensive coverage for illness or injury.

Population(s) Served

Excel your church, organization or school mission trips by implementing better standards in effective Kingdom service.

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.

Successful merger with Mission Connexion and rebrand and roll out of new name and menu of dba's.

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

Religious groups

Related Program


Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

MissionWorks worked on rebranding and a rollout of the new look, web site, new names and family of ministries.

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.

The MissionWorks family of ministries has a goal to provide individuals, churches, mission organizations and schools with all the outstanding resources, connections and training needed to be successful in local and global mission work.

With great mission partners - MissionWorks.

MissionWorks best resource is it's human resource. Our staff and board represent a range of experience and expertise including educators, pastors, missionaries, writers, and tech developers. The people behind MissionWorks are what make it possible to provide the assistance to individuals and organizations to do more in mission and to do it better.

During the past two years, MissionWorks has become a family of ministries including MissionConnexion, MissionGuide, MissionLinked, MissionArmor and MissionExcellence. MissionWorks was involved with all listed above but now we have a new name and new look at

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 get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), 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, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


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 8.02 over 1 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.5 over 1 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 33% over 1 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

Fiscal year ending: cloud_download Download Data


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 MissionWorks’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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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$277,550
As % of expenses -28.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$277,728
As % of expenses -28.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $684,358
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0%
Program services revenue 19.7%
Membership dues 5.5%
Investment income 0.1%
Government grants 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 74.7%
Other revenue 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $986,396
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0%
Personnel 44.8%
Professional fees 24.4%
Occupancy 0.8%
Interest 0.0%
Pass-through 3.9%
All other expenses 26.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $986,574
One month of savings $82,200
Debt principal payment $0
Fixed asset additions $2,799
Total full costs (estimated) $1,071,573

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2022
Months of cash 1.5
Months of cash and investments 1.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.3
Balance sheet composition info 2022
Cash $119,599
Investments $0
Receivables $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $2,799
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 6.4%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 12.2%
Unrestricted net assets $107,303
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A
Total restricted net assets $0
Total net assets $107,303

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2022
Material data errors No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization


Mr. Brian Heerwagen

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Compensation data
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There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.


Board of directors
as of 06/20/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Mr. Don Johnson

Send International

Term: 2016 -

Don Johnson


Charlotte Kassis

Church Leadership

Isabel Lee


Jenny Collins

Taylor University

Jesse Kroeze

Touch the World

Jolene Erlacher

Leading Tomorrow

Marti Wade

Orlando Team

Randy Schmor

NAB Gateway Director

Jim Cross

Village Missions

John Jordan

Village Church

Dennis Fuqua

Prayer Summits

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 2/15/2023

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
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data


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