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American Thyroid Association

Dedicated to scientific inquiry, clinical excellence, public service, education, and collaboration.

four stars

93.10

6066 Leesburg Pike Suite 550
Falls Church, VA 22041
tel: (703) 998-8890   Web Site
EIN: 41-6038600

Board Leadership
Martha Zeiger
President

CEO
Barbara (Bobbi) R. Smith, CAE
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.10 four stars
  Financial 91.11 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The American Thyroid Association (ATA) is dedicated to the advancement, understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders and thyroid cancer. ATA is an international individual membership organization with over 1,600 members from 43 countries around the world. Celebrating its 95th anniversary, ATA delivers its mission through several key endeavors: the publication of monthly journals, THYROID, Clinical Thyroidology and Clinical Thyroidology for the Public; annual scientific meetings; biennial clinical and research symposia; research grant programs for young investigators, support of online professional, public and patient educational programs through www.thyroid.org; and the development of evidence based guidelines for clinical management of thyroid disease.

The American Thyroid Association (ATA) is dedicated to the advancement, understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders and thyroid cancer. ATA is an international individual membership organization with over 1,600 members from 43 countries around the world. Celebrating its 95th anniversary, ATA delivers its mission through several key endeavors: the publication of monthly journals, THYROID, Clinical Thyroidology and Clinical Thyroidology for the Public; annual scientific meetings; biennial clinical and research symposia; research grant programs for young investigators, support of online professional, public and patient educational programs through www.thyroid.org; and the development of evidence based guidelines for clinical management of thyroid disease.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of accolades/recognition received from third-party organizations
1
Number of participants attending course/session/workshop
1,512
Median grant amount
28,750
Number of clients reporting increased knowledge after educational programs
800
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

91.11

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
90.5%
  Administrative Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.56
  Program Expenses Growth 2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Thyroid Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Thyroid Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings or town halls
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?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
The ATA has a diverse audience of clinical and research specialties that address thyroid function and thyroid cancer We are restructuring our database fields to serve the growing audiences in the field so that every member can find their area of interest in the demographic record This is also within the purview or our new Diversity, Inclusion and Equity task force which is advising us on gathering important information to demonstrate the people we serve as members, patients, the scientific community and the general public
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $726,205
   Federated Campaigns $33,080
   Membership Dues $517,223
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,276,508
   Program Service Revenue $2,060,360
Total Primary Revenue $3,336,868
   Other Revenue $317,939
TOTAL REVENUE $3,654,807
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,720,687
   Administrative Expenses $311,367
   Fundraising Expenses $96,443
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,128,497
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $526,310
   
Net Assets $8,009,486

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
Contact and Collaboration $1,275,170 46.9%
Public Health Information $510,408 18.8%
Research $448,254 16.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 04/01/2020 93.10 four stars
2018-12 03/01/2020 89.99 three stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 91.42 four stars
2016-12 08/01/2018 97.17 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 92.22 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 96.66 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 97.17 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 97.14 four stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 94.32 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 93.57 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 87.53 three 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 41-6038600
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN THYROID ASSOCIATION INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 December, 1959
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$256,742 8.20% Barbara R. Smith Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$9,999 0.31% Julie Ann Sosa Treasurer
$2,000 0.06% Ralph P. Tufano Director
$1,000 0.03% Charles H. Emerson Past President
$1,000 0.03% Angela M. Leung Director

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American Thyroid Association (VA) 93.10 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

American Thyroid Association
6066 Leesburg Pike
Suite 550
Falls Church, VA 22041
tel: (703) 998-8890
fax: (703) 998-8893
EIN: 41-6038600

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Board Leadership

Martha Zeiger
President

CEO

Barbara (Bobbi) R. Smith, CAE
Executive Director

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