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National Institute on Money in State Politics

Follow the money

three stars

89.02

833 North Last Chance Gulch Helena, MT 59601
tel: (406) 449-2480   Web Site
EIN: 81-0526651

Board Leadership
Bert Brandenburg
President

CEO
Edwin Bender
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.02 three stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Institute on Money in State Politics is the only nonpartisan, nonprofit organization revealing the influence of campaign money on state-level elections and public policy in all 50 states. Our comprehensive and verifiable campaign-finance database and relevant issue analyses are available for free through our Web site FollowTheMoney.org. We encourage transparency and promote independent investigation of state-level campaign contributions by journalists, academic researchers, public-interest groups, government agencies, policymakers, students and the public at large.

The National Institute on Money in State Politics is the only nonpartisan, nonprofit organization revealing the influence of campaign money on state-level elections and public policy in all 50 states. Our comprehensive and verifiable campaign-finance database and relevant issue analyses are available for free through our Web site FollowTheMoney.org. We encourage transparency and promote independent investigation of state-level campaign contributions by journalists, academic researchers, public-interest groups, government agencies, policymakers, students and the public at large.

Financial

three stars

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
88.3%
  Administrative Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.70
  Program Expenses Growth -5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Institute on Money in State Politics on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Institute on Money in State Politics on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $934,344
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $934,344
   Program Service Revenue $58,961
Total Primary Revenue $993,305
   Other Revenue $172,094
TOTAL REVENUE $1,165,399
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,591,090
   Administrative Expenses $146,840
   Fundraising Expenses $56,884
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,794,814
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-629,415
   
Net Assets $1,266,778

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$82,422 4.59% Edwin Bender Executive Director

Mission

The National Institute on Money in State Politics is the only nonpartisan, nonprofit organization revealing the influence of campaign money on state-level elections and public policy in all 50 states. Our comprehensive and verifiable campaign-finance database and relevant issue analyses are available for free through our Web site FollowTheMoney.org. We encourage transparency and promote independent investigation of state-level campaign contributions by journalists, academic researchers, public-interest groups, government agencies, policymakers, students and the public at large.

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Tobin Project (MA) 85.76 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Institute on Money in State Politics
833 North Last Chance Gulch
Helena, MT 59601
tel: (406) 449-2480
fax: (406) 457-2091
EIN: 81-0526651

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Board Leadership

Bert Brandenburg
President

CEO

Edwin Bender
Executive Director