Better Business Bureau Report for
Nspire Outreach

Better Business Bureau Report issued August 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires August 2015

Does not meet one or more standards
This charity does not meet one or more of the 20 standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Nspire Outreach
Address: 1305 Lakes Pkwy #121
  Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone: 678-462-3335
Web Address:
Also known as:Hope For Domestic Violence
Hope House
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Saint David's Community Church

Year, State Incorporated: 1999, Georgia
Affiliates:NSPIRE Charlotte, Hope For Domestic Violence, NSPIRE Memphis, and 3 chapters
Stated Purpose: "it shall be the purpose of NSPIRE Outreach to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ...and to have a vital part in missions."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Nspire Outreach does not meet the following 3 Standards for Charity Accountability.

Standard 5: Conflict of Interest - No transaction(s) in which any board or staff members have material conflicting interests with the charity resulting from any relationship or business affiliation. Factors that will be considered when concluding whether or not a related party transaction constitutes a conflict of interest and if such a conflict is material, include, but are not limited to: any arm's length procedures established by the charity; the size of the transaction relative to like expenses of the charity; whether the interested party participated in the board vote on the transaction; if competitive bids were sought and whether the transaction is one-time, recurring or ongoing.

Standard 6: Board Policy on Effectiveness - Have a board policy of assessing, no less than every two years, the organization's performance and effectiveness and of determining future actions required to achieve its mission.

Nspire Outreach does not meet this Standard because:

  • Its effectiveness assessment policy does not specify that this assessment will take place at least once every two years.

Standard 7: Board Approval of Written Report on Effectiveness - Submit to the organization's governing body, for its approval, a written report that outlines the results of the aforementioned performance and effectiveness assessment and recommendations for future actions.

Nspire Outreach does not meet this Standard because:

  • It did not produce a written report outlining the results of its most recent effectiveness assessment.

Standard 11: Financial Statements - Make available to all, on request, complete annual financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. When total annual gross income exceeds $500,000, these statements should be audited in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. For charities whose annual gross income is less than $500,000, a review by a certified public accountant is sufficient to meet this standard. For charities whose annual gross income is less than $250,000, an internally produced, complete financial statement is sufficient to meet this standard.

Nspire Outreach does not meet this Standard because:

  • It states it does not have audited financial statements for the past fiscal year.
In addition, the BBB of Metro Atlanta, Athens & NE Georgia requested but did not receive complete information on the organization’s governance and oversight, finances, solicitation materials, annual report, and donor privacy and is unable to verify the organization's compliance with the following 12Standards for Charity Accountability: 1, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 18.
Nspire Outreach meets the remaining 5 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Our outreach programs serve to end homelessness and domestic violence through faith, employment, supportive housing, education, counseling, health programming, and life-skills training.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, Nspire Outreach's program expenses were:

client residence 159,393
community center 81,270
director salary 49,077
client transportation 41,418
case management 36,367
counseling 24,900
education 23,432
client cell phones 20,172
food outreach 13,039
life skills coaching 10,284
health programming 6,120
asst. director 6,000
childcare 4,773
bookkeeping 4,230
additional clothing 3,766
staff mobile phones 3,318
inner city outreach 1,985
Total Program Expenses: $489,544
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Chief Executive : Gregg Kennard, Senior Pastor - Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Gene Byce
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: business owner

Board Size: 5

Paid Staff Size: 5

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

telephone, internet
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Nspire Outreach's unaudited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  
clothing campaign 312,000
program fees 168,000
grants 13,800
Total Income $493,800


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 0    Administrative: 0 

Total income $493,800
Program expenses $489,544
Fund raising expenses 0
Administrative expenses 0
Total expenses $0
Beginning net assets 0
Ending net assets 0
Total liabilities 0
Total assets $0

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