Mission:

TO SUPPORT THE GROWTH OF MEDIA-BASED ORGANIZING MODELS.

 alliedmedia.org
 |  4126 3RD ST Detroit MI 48201-1612

Allied Media Projects Inc. is headquartered in Detroit, MI, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 01-0559608.  Donations are tax-deductible. The IRS NTEE classification code is A02, Management & Technical Assistance within the Arts, Culture and Humanities category. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 2002.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)


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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


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Overall Score
BETA

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score. This overall score is identical to the organization's Finance & Accountability beacon score. It does not have an Impact & Results beacon. Each beacon report below provides further information about the organization's rating including rationale as to why a particular beacon may not be scored.

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...   Finance & Accountability


Charity Navigator evaluates a nonprofit organization’s financial health including measures of stability, efficiency and sustainability. We also track accountability and transparency policies to ensure the good governance and integrity of the organization.


Finance & Accountability Score
BETA

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score

This Beta V2 of the Finance & Accountability Score provides a baseline measure of an organization’s health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from latest filing year 2018.



Finance & Accountability Rating Highlights

Higher Effect on Score

6/6

Independent Board Composition

We look for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of members identified as independent.

Lower Effect on Score

21.89%

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

We look for a ratio less than 50%.

No Effect on Score

$8,040,019

Total Revenue

We do not evaluate revenue amounts or sources in Beta V2. An organization’s size can affect whether and how we evaluate other indicators.


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Finance & Accountability Report

100

of 100 points (BETA)

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

85.98%

Higher effect on score

More data  


The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s).


For a passing score, Charity Navigator looks for a ratio of 70% or higher. Charities in the 50%-70% range receive zero points for their Program Expense Ratio score. Charities that fall below 50% will receive zero points for both of their financial metric scores, Program Expense Ratio AND Liabilities to Assets Ratio.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

6/6 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Review or Financial Audit

Audited

Higher effect on score


For organizations larger than $1million in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an audit.


This indicator is not part of the score for organizations less than $250k in total revenue and is removed from the scoring methodology.


For charities under $1 million but over $250K in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an Audit, Review or Compilation.


Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

21.89%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990).


Charity Navigator looks for a ratio less than 50%.


Source: IRS Form 990

Website Listed

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component


Source: IRS Form 990

Additional Information

Unscored

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are up to five of the highest compensated employees listed on page 7 of the IRS Form 990. This compensation data is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts include salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting here.

JEANETTE L LEE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

$70,179


HANNAH J SASSAMAN, VICE PRESIDENT

$0


EMI KANE, PRESIDENT

$0


SASHA COSTANZA-CHOCK, TREASURER

$0


CEZANNE CHARLES, SECRETARY

$0


Source: IRS Form 990, filing year 2018

Business Master File Data

The Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) includes cumulative information the IRS collects and displays for all exempt organizations. The data is updated monthly. Below are some key data points from the BMF for this organization. View information about the BMF on the IRS website here.


Activities:

Activity data not reported from the IRS


Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


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). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The IRS Form 990 is the source of the finance and accountability data used within the Encompass Rating System. When an organization is eligible for a Finance & Accountability beacon score, each metric is based on elements of the 990. Some metrics are based on the most recent available filing, while others are based on averages of values over multiple years. We provide links to all available 990s here, whether or not this organization is eligible for a Finance & Accountability score.

IRS Forms 990 are provided courtesy of Foundation Center.

...   Impact & Results


Charity Navigator assesses how well a nonprofit delivers on its mission. To issue an Impact & Results score, we estimate the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determine whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


No Score

We have not issued this nonprofit an Impact & Results score. This does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, only that we have not reached a conclusion for one of the following reasons:

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet gotten to scoring it.

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet developed the specific algorithms to estimate the impact of the type of service it delivers and so cannot issue a score yet.

  • The nonprofit does not primarily deliver services directly to beneficiaries or it is not reasonable to expect the nonprofit to measure impact for its primary activity. The impact analysis framework that we use is not well suited to these nonprofits.

  • The nonprofit is not heavily reliant on individual donors because beneficiaries fund a majority of its costs or it does not receive any private charitable contributions.

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Additional Information

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Allied Media Projects Inc. reported its largest program on its FY 2018 Form 990 as:


$4,549,925

Spent in most recent FY

100%

Percent of program expenses


THROUGH THE ANNUAL ALLIED MEDIA CONFERENCE WE INNOVATE AND EXCHANGE MODELS FOR USING MEDIA FOR TRANSFORMATIVE SOCIAL CHANGE. OUT OF THE CONFERENCE EMERGE NEW PROJECTS, CAMPAIGNS, AND COLLABORATIONS TH ... (More)


GuideStar Seal of Trans­parency

Gold


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What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

In 10 years as a result of our work, 100,000 people from communities that have been most harmed by media, art, and technology, will be reclaiming these methods of communication to transform systems of inequality across the globe.


What are your strategies for making this happen?

Through the Allied Media Conference and the Sponsored Projects program, AMP shares and supports strategies for using media arts to advance holistic visions for social transformation. Allied Media Conference (AMC) We convene more than 2,500 people annually in Detroit to innovate and exchange strategies through the AMC. The conference features a unique range of workshop content that includes everything from breakdancing and video-blogging to animation and screen printing. Hands-on sessions take place alongside strategy sessions around how we can use these creative practices for transformative social change. More than half of AMC participants come from Detroit and the southeast Michigan area. The remainder travel to Detroit from more than 200 cities and towns from across North America and internationally. AMP Sponsored Projects Program Out of the Allied Media Conference emerge new projects and collaborations that continue year round. Through our Sponsored Projects program, AMP offers these creative projects access to a range of supportive services including financial management, project planning, fundraising support, and communications strategy. We currently work with more than one hundred projects ranging from unincorporated volunteer-driven groups, to larger initiatives pursuing federal non-profit status. AMP Speakers Bureau The AMP Speakers Bureau amplifies the work of people and projects making media for liberation. We assist speakers in distributing models, practices, and theories of media-based organizing for liberation with the shared mission to facilitate education, joy, healing, inspiration, and transformative dialogue.


What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

Demand for AMP’s programs has grown steadily since their inception but in recent years, the pace of growth has accelerated. For example, the average rate of growth in attendance at the Allied Media Conference from 2007 to 2015 was 20% annually. Between 2016 and 2017 attendance grew by 30% and between 2017 and 2018 it grew by 40%. AMP has received a total of 212 requests to join the Sponsored Projects Program since we launched the program in 2014. 40% of those have come in the past year. The size and scope of many of our sponsored projects are also growing. For example, since becoming an AMP sponsored project in 2014, the Detroit Community Technology Project’s budget has grown from $244,000 to $1,000,000. Six sponsored projects now have full time employees housed at AMP. AMP has been building the skills, strategies, and cross-movement relationships to meet these needs for two decades. Based in Detroit, AMP serves a local-national and increasingly international network. This network includes artists, technologists, media-makers and organizers who are fighting inequality in their communities on many fronts, through a diversity of tactics. It is a majority people of color and a majority women, trans, and non-binary people. AMP’s three core programs, the Allied Media Conference (AMC), the Sponsored Projects Program (SPP) and the Speakers Bureau (SB), are designed to cultivate this powerful network. The AMC is a four day event that provides a rich convening space for relationship-building, skill-sharing, and cross-pollination of ideas, held annually in Detroit. The SPP provides supportive back-end infrastructure for projects within our network to grow and evolve year-round. Services include: financial management, fundraising, communications, strategic planning, evaluation, and booking. The SB distributes the skills, ideas, and media of the AMP network to the wider public.


How will your organization know if you are making progress?

We measure our progress using the following metrics: An increase in the number of people who participate in the AMC, and specifically the number of Detroiters. Positive ratings by post-conference survey respondents Documented instances of ongoing collaboration and transformative work that grew out of the conference. We supported at least four AMSeeds in 2021, engaging approximately 2,000 people. Evaluation indicates that an overwhelming majority of participants grew the skills and relationships they need to use media for liberation. Partner organizations indicate that they have adequate support, clear expectations and effective communication from AMP The Sponsored Projects Program maintained steady, sustainable growth and is supporting at least 150 projects; 50% of these are based in Detroit. 80% of the projects that have been an active part of the program for two or more years have increased their annual budgets by at least 50%. The amount of funds that AMP manages on behalf of sponsored projects annually increases by at least 20% each year from 2019 to 2022. The SPP has trained at least two other organizations in its approach to fiscal sponsorship. At least 200 people participated in trainings offered by the Sponsored Projects Program between 2019 and 2022. The Speakers Bureau has at least 25 members and is booking over 125 events per year. The program is generating enough revenue to cover the majority of its expenses. A community host fund has been launched and is supporting at least 10 events per year in low to no-budget community venues.


What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

Allied Media Projects has a 20-year track record of identifying and convening the most innovative users of media, art and technology for social justice and creating an environment that is uniquely conducive to the exchange of ideas and the building of relationships. Demand for AMP’s programs has grown steadily since their inception but in recent years, the pace of growth has accelerated. For example, the average rate of growth in attendance at the AMC from 2007 to 2015 was 20% annually. Between 2016 and 2017 attendance grew by 30% and between 2017 and 2018 it grew by 40%. AMP has received a total of 319 requests to join the Sponsored Projects Program since we launched the program in 2014. Nearly half of those have come in the past 18 months. The size and scope of many of our sponsored projects are also growing. Ten sponsored projects now have full time employees housed at AMP. All of this makes the work of providing supportive services to our network significantly more complex. Additionally, AMP recently purchased a 27,000 square foot property that will provide a permanent home for AMP and for many of our projects and partners.



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...   Leadership & Adaptability


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Culture & Community Score (BETA)

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Constituent Feedback

Constituent Feedback


Constituent Feedback and Listening Practice data are not available for this organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile. This data will provide the basis for the initial evaluation of Community & Culture.

Why It Matters


Like the Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as relevant metrics are developed and ready for integration. Our partnership with Feedback Labs and Guidestar by Candid, and other partners including Fund for Shared Insight, GlobalGiving and Keystone Accountability, enables us to launch the first version of this beacon with Constituent Feedback information collected on Candid's site.


Feedback practices have been shown to support better Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion outcomes, an essential area of assessment that we intend to further expand and develop in the future. Feedback Labs has documented several studies which indicate that beyond achieving organizational goals, nonprofits that are attentive and responsive to concerns and ideas raised by beneficiaries establish stronger relationships with the people they serve, promote greater equity, and empower constituents in ways that can help to ensure better long-term outcomes. You can find resources to help nonprofits improve their feedback practices here.