I have been donating for a while give when I can but how do they get your phone number and when you move they still follow you I don't mine giving from my heart but I like every dime to go where it should but on second hand I guess the staff has to get paid as well. Now Im confuse about should I help Im have to place this ? in God hands he will tell me if this money going where they say Amen. ps it unfair to ask me to rate a place I don't fully know about
I considered donating until I read the salary of the CEO...$409K. Half of that at least should go to the Bibles. Keeping in line w his peers! Glad I read the reviews. The CEO professes to be a Christain I'm sure.
Review from Guidestar
Consistent in providing top quality material in every language, including Braille for the blind. Wonderful outreach and provider of top quality materials.
There is no organization on the planet as precious as the American Bible Society. As a young Christian I remember my mother and I going to 7th and Walnut Street in Philadelphia to buy Bibles and tracts for our street outreach.
Today we serve Women Veterans and Active Duty Service Women. No greater organization on the Planet.
Review from Guidestar
Due to negative reviews on both this website and Charity Navigator, I called ABS several months ago and asked them to remove my name and address from their mailing list. 3 months later I am still receiving mail from ABS. I have called at least 3 times asking them to remove my name and address from their mailing list, but they cannot seem to accomplish this simple task. I will be calling again Monday, 1/28/13, asking for the fourth time to be removed from ABS' mailing list.
I have recently been more thoroughly informed about the mission and work of American Bible Society and am very pleased to support the organization! They are doing incredible work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with their She's My Sister initiative, which seeks to bring physical and spiritual healing to women who have been affected by war violence and trauma. American Bible Society sees that spiritual needs are just as important as physical needs, and this is what drives their worldwide missions.
I became involved with American Bible Society (ABS) over the course of this summer, and I was blown away by the work they're doing. They go above and beyond in their mission to bring the life-changing power of God's Word to people around the world, and they're genuine about it. These people love what they do and who they serve, and they really do all they can to make sure ABS accomplishes what it needs to.
I have donated on several occasions and had already written the check when I decided to review their CEO salaries. Much to by chagrin, I discovered they make $400k +. The rationale provided was that it is in line with what others make. No more .................................
Review from CharityNavigator
ABS has become one the most innovative and creative Christian ministries in the world. They are a world leader in Bible translation, printing, distribution, electronic distribution and engagement, and many holistic ministry partnerships. There is no other ministry which does everything ABS does!
I think the work that ABS is doing is critically needed. There are only a few other organizations that are pioneering to help open God’s Word where it doesn't exist. I know, first hand, the obstacles to overcome for this work are substantial. Their latest annual report (http://digital.americanbible.org/stewardship/2011/index.html) demonstrates historical good work, and seeing experimentation and innovation with new technologies, they're doing even better things to help the Gospel be discovered through the Bible.