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When it comes to end-of-year charitable giving, the number one questions a donor usually ask is: Where can my donation make the greatest impact in the lives of others?

Well, ROI Ministry, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization of market place believers and Christian leaders who desire to make the greatest Kingdom impact possible with their God-given resources.  And to answer the question, ROIministry.org went out and challenged exhaustive research on non-profits, historical advice and giving patterns of strategic givers and the largest Christian foundations in the world. After a reviewing nearly 1,000 causes, the donor advocacy group has produced a list of the 10 most impactful Christian charities.

Typically, non-profits’ 990 forms are reviewed by donors to ascertain program verse overhead expense, however this group felt that a biblical approach also requires evaluating “good lasting fruit” from gifts. In addition, many of the Christian charities in the survey also responded with physical needs met per dollar, amount per meal, clean water, etc. Others emphasized the spiritual part of a person, as “this had to be included, because people are the only thing that last forever.” To verify and evaluate, this ended up being many trips to specific ministries and to the “ends of the earth” to see the “fruit” and employ checks and balances used to track this.

The result? ROIministry.org found that the most impactful Christian charities serve the “least of these” billion people at the “ends of the earth” who are currently only receiving 1/3 of one percent of all Christian giving today.

Most impactful Christian charities list

TOP 10 MOST IMPACTFUL CHRISTIAN CHARITIES OF 2012

  1. “You” – A reminder that individuals like you have ability to increase giving impact substantially more than organized charities

  2. Jesus Film Harvest Partners

  3. Compassion International

  4. Legacy World Mission

  5. 410 Bridge

  6. Faith Comes By Hearing

  7. Global Media Outreach

  8. Gospel for Asia

  9. International Leadership Institute

  10. Equip

ROI Ministry has also partnered with the National Christian Foundation (NCF) to develop a free web-site to give anonymously to the Top 10 ministries, available at www.roiministry.org/top-10   The organization does not charge fees and receives no compensation from ministries highlighted. One hundred percent of all giving goes to the ministry’s specific program that achieves the greatest impact per dollar. More information can be found at www.roiministry.org

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