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MINISTRY SPOTLIGHT: Wycliffe Associates

Summary: Wycliffe Associates began in 1967 to accelerate the work of Bible translation around the world. The ministry mobilizes volunteers to involve people in the advancement of Bible translation worldwide through programs of prayer, financial stewardship, technology, training, logistics, networking, discipleship, church planting, and volunteer service.

Its efforts to engage volunteers is significant. During 2022, its financial auditors estimated the value of the volunteers, if they were paid, would have been about $17 million. In addition to this, Wycliffe Associates collaborates with churches and church groups worldwide. Those volunteers multiply the amount of work further as Wycliffe Associates has no controlling relationship to those church groups, but facilitates by supporting and guiding.

The aim of Wycliffe Associates is to see every verse of God’s Word translated into every tongue to speak to every heart.

MinistryWatch Donor Confidence Score:  64 (out of a possible 100 – “Give With Caution”)

MinistryWatch Financial Efficiency Rating:  1 Star (out of a possible 5 Stars)

MinistryWatch Transparency Grade:  D

ECFA Member?  No

Revenue in Most Recent Year Available (2022):  $39,793,779

Five-Year Revenue Trend:  Increasing (by about 6 percent change)

Percent of Revenue Wycliffe Associates Spends on Fundraising:  16 percent

Percent Peer Group Spends on Fundraising:  8 percent

CEO/President:  Linda Allen

President’s Salary and Other Compensation: Wycliffe Associates does not provide salary and compensation information.

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Rod Pitzer

Rodney Pitzer, Certified Fraud Examiner since 2005, has worked for audit and investigative organizations, including Oregon Department of Justice's Charitable Activities, and being Director of the Oregon Board of Tax Professionals in 1999. In 2011 founded AVOWED.org, ministering to widows, elderly and the disabled, and now scheduled to plant a church in Corpus Christi, Texas.