Mission:

PROMOTES SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE AND ADVANCES CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS THROUGH POLICY RESEARCH AND ADVOCACY, SCHOLARSHIP, ORGANIZATIONAL AND COALITIONAL DEVELOPMENT, AND COM ... (More)


 www.populardemocracy.org
 |  449 TROUTMAN ST STE A Brooklyn NY 11237-2790

Center for Popular Democracy is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 45-3813436.  Donations are tax-deductible. The IRS' NTEE classification is Alliance/Advocacy Organizations within the Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other category. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 2012.

(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


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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

9/13 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

16.77%

Charity Navigator looks for a ratio less than 50%.

No Effect on Score

Total Revenue

$36,972,905

Charity Navigator doesn’t evaluate revenue amounts or sources in Beta V1. 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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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

88.10%

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

9/13 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

16.77%

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.

...   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

Unscored

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Center for Popular Democracy reported its three largest programs on its FY 2018 Form 990 as:


$7,927,302

Spent in most recent FY

24%

Percent of program expenses


HOSTED PROGRAMS:THROUGH ITS HOSTED PROGRAM, CPD HELPS NEW AND EMERGING SOCIAL JUSTICE AND ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS TO DEVELOP AND GROW BY PROVIDING A DIVERSITY OF SERVICES CONTEXTUALIZED FOR EACH HOSTED ... (More)


$3,983,260

Spent in most recent FY

12%

Percent of program expenses


STATE POWER PROJECT:STATE POWER PROJECT (SPP), IS DESIGNED TO BUILD THE GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATIONAL STRENGTH OF NINE STATE AFFILIATES DEVELOPING ESSENTIAL ORGANIZING SKILLS OF EMERGING GRASSROOTS LEADER ... (More)


$2,689,506

Spent in most recent FY

8%

Percent of program expenses


BASE BUILDING:THROUGH OUR BASE BUILDING PROGRAM, CPD PROVIDES PARTNERS WITH TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, IDENTIFYING, SYNTHESIZING, AND DISSEMINATING FIELD-TESTED PRACTICES AND EMERGING PROMISING PRACTICES A ... (More)


GuideStar Seal of Transparency

Gold


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What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

The CPD/A Network is working to build a world in which all of us are free to thrive together - where people have the power and ability to control the determinants of our own existence, and where we recognize that true freedom depends on deep interconnection and interdependence. Our vision is one anchored in love and deep respect for the inherent capacity and creativity of all of us. It is a vision that sees popular democracy--imaginative, informed, sustained participation by all of us--in the economy, in our government, in our communities, in the exercise of our fundamental human rights, as the vehicle for our collective liberation and the expression of our shared priorities.


What are your strategies for making this happen?

The Center for Popular Democracy has two main strategies for making our vision our reality: building power and winning change. We are working to create our vision of a Popular Democracy—where all communities are represented and where disenfranchised voices are participating and speaking towards issues that matter to them, both now and for years to come. We are continuing to work on policies that will create a more inclusive, democratic America — building the New American Majority and ensuring that our schools, environment, housing, and workplaces give everyone a fair shot at success. By using both digital and grassroots methods to spread our vision and building our network, we hope to win positive and progressive change in government.


What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

The Center for Popular Democracy Network is a strong cohort of 53 affiliates and partners in 131 cities across 34 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington D.C. We work to create equity, opportunity and a dynamic democracy in partnership with high impact base-building organizations, organizing alliances, and progressive unions. We are committed to strengthening our collective capacity to envision and win an innovative pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda. In addition, we have over 90 expert staff in organizing progressive activism issue areas, research, communications, development, infrastructure, and more.


How will your organization know if you are making progress?

CPD has a process of tracking all of our campaign wins along with our local affiliates. We have a research team and a robust evaluation component to each of our projects.


What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

Along with our partners and allies, CPD has improved the lives of over 25 million people since 2014 through: -Building the CPD Network of 53 community organizations across 131 cities and 34 states Washington, DC and Puerto Rico. -Engaging 900,000 people in action and relationships across the United States and Puerto Rico. -Training over 1,000 movement leaders and activists each year. -Supporting Black and Latinx leadership: today, 70% of CPD’s state-based affiliates are led by people of color and 70% are led by women. -Teaming up with a national group of over 800 progressive municipal elected officials in 45 states through Local Progress. -More than fifteen voting rights and democracy campaigns that defended the right to vote for 8 million. -2 million media impressions around our fight to preserve the integrity of the Supreme Court – which activated tens of millions of women across the country to demand respect for women and a responsive government. -Mobilizing more than 500,000 people in hundreds of separate actions around federal policies -- defending healthcare, and countering family separation at the border and tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans. -Immigration campaigns protecting and expanding sanctuary cities, defending DACA and securing access to counsel in 19 cities and counties and 11 states across the country. -40 minimum wage, paid sick day and fair workweek victories leading to raises and expanded benefits for over 20 million people -Leading efforts to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline, increasing access to early childhood education and winning vital resources for community schools. -Raising close to $7 million through the Maria Fund for Puerto Rico to provide both critical, immediate relief as well as long-term support for organizing and a just and equitable rebuilding after Hurricane Maria. -CPD/A raises $1 for our state-based affiliates for every $1 raised at the national level. Since 2014 CPD/A has driven over $44 million to the field. -Helped 200,000 Puerto Ricans who were forced to flee the island in search of shelter, running water, electricity, a job and open schools to find their voices.



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