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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

On the Boards

Introducing audiences to international innovators in contemporary dance, theater and music

three stars

88.37

The Behnke Center for Contemporary Performance 100 West Roy Street
Seattle, WA 98119
tel: (206) 217-9886   Web Site
EIN: 91-1081983

Board Leadership
Ruth Lockwood
President

CEO
Betsey Brock
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.37 three stars
  Financial 87.79 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded by artists in 1978, On the Boards introduces audiences to international innovators in contemporary dance, theater and music while developing and presenting new works by Northwest performing artists. Our primary activities are: the Inter/National Series, presenting artists from around the world; the Northwest Series, commissioning, producing and presenting works by artists and companies from our region; OntheBoards.tv, a video-on-demand platform presenting filmic versions of contemporary performances; the NW New Works Festival, an annual 2-week festival; and 12 Minutes Max, a monthly showcase of local artists.

Founded by artists in 1978, On the Boards introduces audiences to international innovators in contemporary dance, theater and music while developing and presenting new works by Northwest performing artists. Our primary activities are: the Inter/National Series, presenting artists from around the world; the Northwest Series, commissioning, producing and presenting works by artists and companies from our region; OntheBoards.tv, a video-on-demand platform presenting filmic versions of contemporary performances; the NW New Works Festival, an annual 2-week festival; and 12 Minutes Max, a monthly showcase of local artists.

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Financial

three stars

87.79

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
78.0%
  Administrative Expenses 15.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.74
  Program Expenses Growth 1.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by On the Boards on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by On the Boards on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
On the Boards (WA) 88.37 three stars
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (CA) 93.21 four stars
Bay Chamber Concerts (ME) 86.63 three stars
Jacob Burns Film Center (NY) 94.86 four stars
Appell Center for the Performing Arts (PA) 90.47 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $475,907
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $98,760
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $20,845
Total Contributions $595,512
   Program Service Revenue $313,390
Total Primary Revenue $908,902
   Other Revenue $255,657
TOTAL REVENUE $1,164,559
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,335,061
   Administrative Expenses $346,026
   Fundraising Expenses $135,219
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,816,306
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-651,747
   
Net Assets $3,318,704

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Arts Production $1,252,199 93.8%
OTB TV Development $82,862 6.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 88.37 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 90.81 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 90.43 four stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 92.18 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.17 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 89.04 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 90.44 four stars
2012-06 04/01/2014 94.90 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 91-1081983
Name in IRS Master File ON THE BOARDS
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (88) Community theatrical group
(119) Other cultural or historical activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date October, 1979
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$58,238 3.20% Betsey Brock Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$41,646 2.29% Lane Czaplinski Interim Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
On the Boards (WA) 88.37 three stars
Bay Chamber Concerts (ME) 86.63 three stars
Jazz St. Louis (MO) 89.94 three stars
Rockport Music (MA) 89.00 three stars
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (MN) 90.47 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

On the Boards
The Behnke Center for Contemporary Performance
100 West Roy Street
Seattle, WA 98119
tel: (206) 217-9886
fax: (206) 217-9887
EIN: 91-1081983

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 19515
Seattle, WA 98109

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Board Leadership

Ruth Lockwood
President

CEO

Betsey Brock
Executive Director

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