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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Power to Decide

The campaign to prevent unplanned pregnancy

four stars

92.92

1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 478-8500   Web Site
EIN: 52-1974611

Board Leadership
Stephen A. Weiswasser
Chair

CEO
Ginny Ehrlich
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.92 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1996, Power to Decide, the campaign to prevent unplanned pregnancy, seeks to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families by helping to ensure that children are born into families who are committed to and ready for the demanding task of raising the next generation.

Founded in 1996, Power to Decide, the campaign to prevent unplanned pregnancy, seeks to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families by helping to ensure that children are born into families who are committed to and ready for the demanding task of raising the next generation.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Percentage of 15-44 year olds that are either not having sex or are using contraception reliably and consistently if they do not plan on getting pregnant in the next year.
82
Percentage of adults in need that have access to the full range of contraceptive methods within 60 minutes of where they live.
3
Percentage of 13-29 year olds that identify the decision of if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant, and acting on that decision, as central to their life planning.
88
Percentage of young people age 13-29 that report they have the information they need to use contraception consistently and reliably.
82
Number of young people age 15-29 that report they have at least one trusted champion, mentor, or ally with whom they can discuss sex, relationships, and their futures.
89
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
86.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.34
  Program Expenses Growth -3.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Power to Decide on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Power to Decide on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings or town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
Note: This organization did not answer this question
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Power to Decide (DC) 92.92 four stars
Home of the Innocents (KY) 90.56 four stars
The Centers for Exceptional Children (NC) 88.19 three stars
Neighborhood House, Louisville (KY) 86.59 three stars
New Yorkers For Children (NY) 91.54 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,408,638
   Federated Campaigns $4,002
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,587,665
Total Contributions $8,000,305
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,000,305
   Other Revenue $745,403
TOTAL REVENUE $8,745,708
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,001,091
   Administrative Expenses $1,178,510
   Fundraising Expenses $426,690
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,606,291
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-860,583
   
Net Assets $26,175,605

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
Marketing and Communications $3,608,453 45.1%
Programs to Advance Work via Colleges, Leaders, & Health Practitioners $2,988,852 37.4%
Public Policy $515,920 6.4%

Ratings History
Power to Decide has received 13 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/03/2019 92.92 four stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 92.71 four stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 91.21 four stars
2016-12 12/01/2017 90.94 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 92.38 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.77 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 09/01/2015 94.08 four stars
2013-12 02/01/2015 92.05 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 92.06 four stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 99.26 four stars
2010-12 09/20/2011 98.43 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 10/01/2010 99.03 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 98.51 four stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 98.72 four stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 92.28 four stars
2005-12 08/01/2007 72.53 two 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 52-1974611
Name in IRS Master File THE NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT TEEN AND UNPLANNED PREGNANCY
NTEE Code P30
NTEE Classification Children's, Youth Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(149) Other instruction and training
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 August, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$415,920 4.32% Virginia Ehrlich Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Power to Decide (DC) 92.92 four stars
Bright by Three (CO) 94.93 four stars
Christel House International (IN) 93.32 four stars
Judi's House (CO) 86.15 three stars
WestSide Baby (WA) 94.07 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Power to Decide
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 478-8500
fax: (202) 478-8588
EIN: 52-1974611

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Board Leadership

Stephen A. Weiswasser
Chair

CEO

Ginny Ehrlich
Chief Executive Officer

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