We are a nonprofit organization and have no central funds. Staff members, including the president of Cru, raise support to cover salaries, benefits and expenses. Then each staff member has a team of partners who pray for him or her.
Central fundraising would limit the number of staff members. As a result of our many staff members, hundreds of thousands of people hear the good news of God's love. As the largest mission agency in the world it would not be possible to have as many missionaries as we do were it not for each staff member raising his/her own support.
Salaries are determined by age, number of children and geographic factors. In addition, a staff member may raise funds for a retirement plan.
It would be most helpful if you could start right away. Many new staff members work part time or full time while raising support. As soon as they have enough coming in, they can quit their other jobs and focus full time upon raising their support. The more time they can focus upon raising their support, the sooner they will be able to report to their ministries.
That is a decision between you and the Lord. Our desire is that you would support your staff member for as long as the Lord enables you to do so.
Campus Crusade and Cru are registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization, and we follow IRS regulations for contributions. The staff member's name should not appear on the check, not even on the memo line. Contributions can be managed online or sent to Cru along with a note with the staff member's account number, thus ensuring your gift will be used as you prefer.
All contributions designated for the ministry of a staff member go into that staff member's account, which is managed and dispensed by Cru. Then 12% is used for two major categories:
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