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National Institute on Money in State Politics

Follow the money

four stars

90.71

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 90.71 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
85.4%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.96
  Program Expenses Growth -6.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.1%
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 $1,263,163
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,263,163
   Program Service Revenue $3,186
Total Primary Revenue $1,266,349
   Other Revenue $196,666
TOTAL REVENUE $1,463,015
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,469,038
   Administrative Expenses $169,781
   Fundraising Expenses $58,921
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,697,740
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-234,725
   
Net Assets $1,896,193

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$84,594 4.98% 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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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