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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Meet Our Money

Today is Tuesday, as you may have noticed.  It is the day that we feature a child of the week, but today is going to be a little bit different.  I have been babying our financial summary for the past few days and I am going to feature it instead.  Why?  BFGO is in great need of more financial partners in order to carry out our mission.  We repeatedly hear that the push back is that (1) we are new (2) our financial statement isn't published (3) we haven't established a reputation yet.  Well, these 3 things are true.

      We are still new.

  •       We were founded in 2010 although I had been serving in Zim since 2008.  
  •       We started fundraising in 2011 so we have one full accounting year under our belts.
  •       We have passed the IRS test and have been granted 501(c)3 status as a charitable non-profit.

      Our financial statements have not been published.

  • We raised less than $50,000 in our first full year, 2011, and were not required by the IRS to do a complete tax return.  We were required to do a 990N postcard.  We did.  It satisfies the IRS but is not really informative at all.  
  • As of TODAY, a full 2012 financial summary has been posted to the BFGO Facebook Page.
  • As of TODAY, copies of 2012 checking & savings account statements for BFGO have been posted to our Facebook page.
  • As of TODAY, copies of every outgoing International wire transfer to our Zim Orphanage Director have been published to our Facebook Page.  
  • The only thing not published are the names of donors and individual amounts.
      We haven't established a reputation yet.
  • This takes time.  The board members and I are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of service, ministry and responsibility with regards to BFGO.  We are all moms, church members, hard-workers and have humbly received the grace of God in salvation through Christ.  We have all given beyond our means, prayed fervently and served humbly.  We know that this work, this organization and its mission are from Christ and belong to Him.  We cannot establish much more of a reputation than that...but we believe over time, watchers will begin to recognize and believe that we are who we say we are... orphan care advocates with the mission of Jesus in our hearts.
So - the child we feature today is this mid-year financial summary below.  Please see our Facebook Page for the pdf documents of our statements and transfer receipts.  WILL YOU PLEASE SHARE THIS AND HELP US FIND OUR DONOR PARTNERS AND PRAYER WARRIORS?  God bless!


Click HERE for a link to the Mid-Year Financial Summary

And click HERE to go to the Beautiful Feet Global Outreach, Inc. Facebook Page to find the links to our various statements and wire transfer receipts.  

God bless each of you!!!  

In Christ,

Melissa Irwin
Founder/Executive Director

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