World Impact, Inc.

Transforming Communities Together

aka World Impact Inc.   |   Los Angeles, CA   |  https://worldimpact.org/

Mission

World Impact empowers urban leaders and partners with local churches to reach their cities with the Gospel.

Ruling year info

1971

Principal Officer

Dr Alvin Sanders

Main address

2001 S Vermont Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA

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EIN

95-2681237

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Protestant (X21)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

According to The Center for the Study of Global Christianity, only 5% of the world's church leaders are trained for ministry. Additionally, 80% of the world’s Christians live on less than $100 a day. This means most of the world's churches are impoverished and led by untrained leaders.

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?

Ministry Development

We have five training programs aimed at empowering the urban poor to own and lead ministry. Our system is "train the trainers."
1. Church Based Seminary (The Urban Ministry Institute)
2. Urban Church Planting
3. Retreats
4. Prison Ministry
5. Trauma Healing

Population(s) Served
Christians
Economically disadvantaged people

We have five training programs aimed at empowering the urban poor to own and lead ministry. Our system is "train the trainers."
1. Church Based Seminary (The Urban Ministry Institute)
2. Urban Church Planting
3. Retreats
4. Prison Ministry
5. Trauma Healing

Population(s) Served
Christians
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

World Impact empowers urban leaders and partners with local churches to reach their cities with the Gospel. We build healthy urban churches through ministry development.

Our ministry model sits on the three pillars of empower, partner, and reach. We empower by providing affordable and accessible learning, affirming the call of urban church leaders and workers. By holding tight to the historical Christian traditions rather than denominational differences, we attract a wide range of Kingdom-minded partners. We have a global reach by strategically engaging major U.S. cities as gateways to the world. Many times, those trained in the U.S. serve as our ministry developers globally by spreading their learned knowledge in their home country of origin. We believe in the power of the poor owning and leading ministry.

World Impact is perfectly positioned to train urban church leaders.

World Impact champions the ability of the urban poor to own and lead ministry. We believe in the power of community insiders.

World Impact is kingdom focused. By holding tight to the historical Christian Traditions rather than denominational differences, we attract a wide range of Kingdom-minded partners.

World Impact is trusted. Our decades of experience in urban America bring partners to the table — and donors trust us to get resources in the hands of those who need it.

World Impact is global because we are local. Given the increasingly global nature of our country, if we train leaders in major U.S. cities, many will take that training back to their home country, families and friends.

World Impact has leverage. Our staff is impacting even more leaders by being trainers of trainers.

As of December 2019 we served 439 partners empowering 19,627 workers. We plan to grow 15-20% per year through 2023.

Financials

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Operations

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

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World Impact, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 03/07/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Carl LaBarbera

Kingdomworks SDG

Earl Burkhalter

Art Greco

Sherri Brewer

Andrea Dixon

John Welles

Board leadership practices

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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 3/7/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data