Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

Building a better Washington

85.21

1101 K Street Northwest Suite 201
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 408-5565   Web Site
EIN: 03-0445391

Board Leadership
Beth Nolan
Chair

CEO
Noah Bookbinder
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.21
  Financial 82.21
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) uses high-impact legal actions to target government officials who sacrifice the common good to special interests. At CREW, we believe politicians must be held accountable for their actions. Day in and day out, we work to ensure government officials - regardless of party affiliation - act with honesty and integrity and merit the public trust. CREW accomplishes this by marrying in-depth research and investigation with hard-charging legal action and an aggressive communications strategy. We augment these efforts by building coalitions to push for policies favoring transparency and accountability. To garner support for our efforts, we use all mediums of the modern media - television, radio, print, and social networking - to maximize coverage of our work.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) uses high-impact legal actions to target government officials who sacrifice the common good to special interests. At CREW, we believe politicians must be held accountable for their actions. Day in and day out, we work to ensure government officials - regardless of party affiliation - act with honesty and integrity and merit the public trust. CREW accomplishes this by marrying in-depth research and investigation with hard-charging legal action and an aggressive communications strategy. We augment these efforts by building coalitions to push for policies favoring transparency and accountability. To garner support for our efforts, we use all mediums of the modern media - television, radio, print, and social networking - to maximize coverage of our work.

Financial

82.21

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
66.5%
  Administrative Expenses 15.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.83
  Program Expenses Growth 38.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,989,080
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,989,080
   Program Service Revenue $400
Total Primary Revenue $5,989,480
   Other Revenue $44,227
TOTAL REVENUE $6,033,707
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,925,073
   Administrative Expenses $1,111,441
   Fundraising Expenses $1,048,548
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,085,062
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-51,355
   
Net Assets $4,329,739

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$280,000 4.60% Noah Bookbinder Executive Director

Mission

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) uses high-impact legal actions to target government officials who sacrifice the common good to special interests. At CREW, we believe politicians must be held accountable for their actions. Day in and day out, we work to ensure government officials - regardless of party affiliation - act with honesty and integrity and merit the public trust. CREW accomplishes this by marrying in-depth research and investigation with hard-charging legal action and an aggressive communications strategy. We augment these efforts by building coalitions to push for policies favoring transparency and accountability. To garner support for our efforts, we use all mediums of the modern media - television, radio, print, and social networking - to maximize coverage of our work.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (DC) 85.21
Center for Responsive Politics (DC) 91.57
Better Government Association (IL) 87.92
The Campaign Legal Center (DC) 93.00
Common Cause Education Fund (DC) 96.51

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Charity Contact Info

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
1101 K Street Northwest
Suite 201
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 408-5565
EIN: 03-0445391

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Board Leadership

Beth Nolan
Chair

CEO

Noah Bookbinder
Executive Director