40 DAYS FOR LIFE

The Beginning of the End of Abortion

Bryan, TX   |  www.40daysforlife.com

Mission

40 DAYS FOR LIFE FOCUSES ON EDUCATING, EQUIPPING, AND TRAINING LOCAL COMMUNITIES TO PRAY AND FAST, DO COMMUNITY OUTREACH, AND HOLD PEACEFUL VIGILS TO OFFER LOVING ALTERNATIVES TO WOMEN WHO ARE PREGNANT

Notes from the nonprofit

MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS: We are blessed to serve this mission of saving lives and reaching women considering abortion. Stewardship and oversight are part of every meeting. We conduct two salary surveys per year for Shawn Carney and other high level employees. Shawn is the co-founder, doing two jobs (CEO and President), advancing the mission on all fronts. Since 2016 Shawn remits part of his speaking and book sales back to 40 Days for Life. EXPANSION UNDER SHAWN'S LEADERSHIP: * 950 cities * 60+ countries * 17,000+ babies saved * 206 abortion workers quit * 107 abortion facilities closed * New Day 41 Magazine * Record # of cities and countries * New Podcast * Two New Books * New online store and fulfillment * New App * New Scholarship for volunteers * New training and support for volunteers * New materials for local leaders * Movie

Ruling year info

2010

CEO & President

Shawn Carney

Main address

4112 E 29th St

Bryan, TX 77802 USA

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EIN

26-0308665

NTEE code info

Right to Life (R62)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

No one grows up wanting to have an abortion or work in the abortion industry. Over 3,000 women per day in the United States have an abortion feeling alone and without any other option.

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?

40 Days for Life campaign

40 Days for Life has gone and will continue to go into any nation or region that has abortion in the world.

Population(s) Served

40 Days for Life recruits volunteers from around the world to leader peaceful prayer vigils outside of abortion facilities.

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 individuals attending community events or trainings

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

40 Days for Life campaign

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

40 Days for Life peacefully and prayerfully offers alternatives to abortion and offers hope at the very locations where abortions take place. This effort is the largest pro-life grassroots mobilization in the world happening in 816 cities in 56 countries.

40 Days for Life recruits and trains volunteers to lead 40-day peaceful vigils outside of abortion facilities or abortion referral centers around the world. The proven training and peaceful approach has lead to campaigns spreading to 816 cities in 56 countries. We reach volunteers through a network of communication including online events, in-person training, social media awareness campaigns, and multimedia outreach. We maintain and are ahead of schedule on our one, three, and five year strategic plans.

40 Days for Life has the largest network of pro-life grassroots leaders in the world. When a local leader needs to step down, we replace them quickly and therefore rarely lose a campaign location. After 12 years our training and approach has been refined and proven to help women and save lives from abortion. This had been confirmed by those in the pro-life movement and those who disagree with our position on abortion.

Since the first coordinated 40 Days for Life campaign took place in 2007 we have seen the following results:

816 cities
50 countries
1,000,000 individual participants
19,000 churches
16,000 lives saved from abortion
189 abortion workers quit their jobs
100 abortion facilities closed their doors

40 Days for Life has also launched new initiatives to reach more leaders and volunteers including:

* New Day 41 Magazine
* New Podcast
* New Book -- The Beginning of the End of Abortion
* New online store and fulfillment
* New App
* New Scholarship for volunteers
* New Training for volunteers
* New Movie

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Rolling out new training for our volunteer leaders and adding a new year-round program for a select group of volunteer leaders. We also adjusted what free materials we send volunteer leaders based on their feedback.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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40 DAYS FOR LIFE

Board of directors
as of 02/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Carol Siedhoff

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 10/20/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/20/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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 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.