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 is 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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Overall Score
BETA

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.

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Finance & Accountability Score
BETA

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score

This Beta V1 of Finance 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

Board Composition

6/6 Independent

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

Lower Effect on Score

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

21.89%

Charity Navigator looks for a ratio less than 50%.

No Effect on Score

Total Revenue

$8,040,019

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Finance & Accountability Report

100

of 100 points (BETA)

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Overview

Overview

The Finance and Accountability Score provides a basic measure for organizational health. At this time, it comprises 100% of a charity's Overall Score.

Program Expense Ratio

85.98%

Higher effect on score

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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/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

Data Sources

IRS Forms 990 are provided courtesy of Foundation Center.

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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

Unscored

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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)


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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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