ANM seeks out, evaluates, and supports native missions organizations that have a clear evangelical statement of faith, are open and transparent in their finances, and seek to primarily work among unreached people groups in their region (see our complete Field Standards). We intentionally endeavor to increase financial support to those organizations we choose to partner with and thereby increase the number of unreached people groups they are collectively engaging. The missionaries we support through our partner organizations are evangelists, church planters, teachers, and social workers.
We gauge our effectiveness in fulfilling our mission by tracking three distinct metrics:
- We track the number of missionaries in the field who are directly working through our partners in fulfilling our mission. At the end of 2016 our partners had 8,115 missionaries in the field. Our goal for 2017 is 8,750 missionaries.
- We track the number of unreached people groups that our partners are working among. In 2016 they were working among 425 unreached people groups. Our goal is that they will be working among 470 by the end of 2017.
- We also track the total cash and material benefits we actually send to our partners. In 2016 we sent $9.8 million. Our goal for 2017 is $10.7 million.
ANM operates on the smallest possible budget so the missionaries get the largest possible benefit.
In 2016, 89.4% of income benefited our missionary partners. 10.6% of income was used for ANM operating expenses.
Operating expenses included 7.1% administrative expenses, 3.5% fundraising expenses, and 89.4% program expenses.
The standard administrative portion of all gifts is 10%.
We strive for openness and transparency in the stewardship of gifts entrusted to us.
Advancing Native Missions is a member in good standing of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). Each year, ANM obtains an independent audit by a certified public accounting firm.
ANM’s Board of Directors is Philip Zodhiates (Chair), Arlin Martin (Treasurer), Ellen Lemke (Secretary), Jeff D. Aronsohn, Charles P. Deeds, John F. Elder IV, Carl A. Gordon, Ruth B. Graham, William A. James, Kathleen A. Hassell, W. Wesley Howard, Daniel Karunakaran, Michael B. Massey, Donald R. Richardson, Jason Strampe, and Ron Tillet.
It is my joy and privilege to know Advancing Native Missions up close and personal. It is said that, “Familiarity breeds contempt” or at least disappointment. Not in this case. The more I have witnessed and heard, the more I have come to love and appreciate ANM. What a remarkable organization! The staff are godly, humble people who understand the grace of God. The work they do is critical in supporting those out on the field. They don’t reinvent the wheel—they help to keep it rolling. And the precious ones they support are “God’s royalty,” as my mother would say. When they visit the headquarters, it’s as if giants walk among us. It has been one of my life’s greatest experiences and blessings to be involved with Advancing Native Missions.
President and Chairman of Ruth Graham Ministries
Author of Fear Not Tomorrow, God is Already There
Advancing Native Missions is one of the most committed faith-based nonprofits that we work with in international humanitarian needs and disasters in the U.S. Their commitment to their faith principles, and their efficiency in placing supplies in some of the most difficult places in the world, are outstanding. They are truly the arms, eyes, and soul of Christ. We have developed an outstanding partnership that is helping the poorest of the poor. Of the forty-plus nonprofits we work with, Advancing Native Missions is certainly one of the best.
Rev. Ronald T. Davidson
Founder, President & COO, Gleaning for the World
Our relationship with ANM means that we have a partnership that enables a small church like ours to have a significant and effective role in reaching the nations with the good news that Jesus Christ delivers from sin and condemnation.
Pastor, Carrollton Baptist Church, Virginia
Questions? Contact Dick Prins, our Executive Vice President for Stewardship.