Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

National Legal and Policy Center

Promoting ethics in public life

three stars

81.12

107 Park Washington Court Falls Church, VA 22046
tel: (703) 237-1970   Web Site
EIN: 52-1750188

Board Leadership
Peter Flaherty
Chairman

CEO
Peter Flaherty
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.12 three stars
  Financial 81.26 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1991, the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) promotes a single standard of ethics in public life through research, education and legal action. We do not believe that ethics are advanced through more laws or better guidelines, even as existing ones are ignored. We don't believe the problem is with too few laws, or with too much freedom, but with men and women. NLPC believes the missing ingredients are character, morality and common sense. We recognize that the bigger the government, the more opportunities for corruption; and the more intervention in the economy, the more reason for special interests to seek influence. At NLPC, we believe that the best way to promote ethics is to reduce the size of government.

Founded in 1991, the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) promotes a single standard of ethics in public life through research, education and legal action. We do not believe that ethics are advanced through more laws or better guidelines, even as existing ones are ignored. We don't believe the problem is with too few laws, or with too much freedom, but with men and women. NLPC believes the missing ingredients are character, morality and common sense. We recognize that the bigger the government, the more opportunities for corruption; and the more intervention in the economy, the more reason for special interests to seek influence. At NLPC, we believe that the best way to promote ethics is to reduce the size of government.

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Financial

three stars

81.26

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
72.1%
  Administrative Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.81
  Program Expenses Growth 4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Legal and Policy Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Legal and Policy Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,845,153
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,845,153
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,845,153
   Other Revenue $12,142
TOTAL REVENUE $1,857,295
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $952,683
   Administrative Expenses $127,062
   Fundraising Expenses $250,077
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,329,822
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $527,473
   
Net Assets $1,115,399

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$225,000 16.91% Peter T. Flaherty President

Mission

Founded in 1991, the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) promotes a single standard of ethics in public life through research, education and legal action. We do not believe that ethics are advanced through more laws or better guidelines, even as existing ones are ignored. We don't believe the problem is with too few laws, or with too much freedom, but with men and women. NLPC believes the missing ingredients are character, morality and common sense. We recognize that the bigger the government, the more opportunities for corruption; and the more intervention in the economy, the more reason for special interests to seek influence. At NLPC, we believe that the best way to promote ethics is to reduce the size of government.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Legal and Policy Center (VA) 81.12 three stars
The Campaign Legal Center (DC) 91.09 four stars
National Taxpayers Union Foundation (DC) 87.53 three stars
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (DC) 88.55 three stars
Better Government Association (IL) 92.07 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Legal and Policy Center
107 Park Washington Court
Falls Church, VA 22046
tel: (703) 237-1970
fax: (703) 237-2090
EIN: 52-1750188

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Board Leadership

Peter Flaherty
Chairman

CEO

Peter Flaherty
Chief Executive Officer