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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Positive Futures Network (YES! Magazine)

Powerful Ideas, Practical Actions

three stars

83.55

284 Madrona Way NE Suite 116
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
tel: (800) 937-4451   Web Site
EIN: 91-1715916

Board Leadership
David Korten
Chair

CEO
Christine Hanna
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.55 three stars
  Financial 96.53 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Positive Futures Network informs and inspires peoples' active engagement in building a more just, sustainable, and compassionate world. Through Yes! Magazine and Yes! Online, we feature powerful ideas and practical actions for solving the most critical environmental, social, and economic issues of our time. We encourage teachers, journalists, grassroots groups, faith organizations, and policy makers to use our articles to promote practical ways to bring about a positive future.

The Positive Futures Network informs and inspires peoples' active engagement in building a more just, sustainable, and compassionate world. Through Yes! Magazine and Yes! Online, we feature powerful ideas and practical actions for solving the most critical environmental, social, and economic issues of our time. We encourage teachers, journalists, grassroots groups, faith organizations, and policy makers to use our articles to promote practical ways to bring about a positive future.

Financial

four stars

96.53

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
83.2%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.54
  Program Expenses Growth 5.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Positive Futures Network (YES! Magazine) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Positive Futures Network (YES! Magazine) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Positive Futures Network (YES! Magazine) (WA) 83.55 three stars
Commentary (NY) 88.79 three stars
Graywolf Press (MN) 92.74 four stars
GRIST (WA) 91.42 four stars
The Nation Institute (NY) 89.37 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,612,230
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $17
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,612,247
   Program Service Revenue $546,827
Total Primary Revenue $2,159,074
   Other Revenue $18,112
TOTAL REVENUE $2,177,186
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,628,135
   Administrative Expenses $99,372
   Fundraising Expenses $230,252
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,957,759
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $219,427
   
Net Assets $992,189

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
Publications $871,473 53.5%
Web, E-mail Newsletters, and Social Media $379,934 23.3%
Outreach $376,728 23.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 07/01/2017 83.55 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 81.76 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 78.32 two stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 76.80 two stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 79.32 two stars
2011-12 12/01/2013 83.11 three stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 81.13 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 91-1715916
Name in IRS Master File POSITIVE FUTURES NETWORK
NTEE Code A33
NTEE Classification Printing, Publishing
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(120) Publishing activities
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$56,040 2.86% Frances Korten Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Positive Futures Network (YES! Magazine) (WA) 83.55 three stars
Center for Investigative Reporting (CA) 92.31 four stars
Commentary (NY) 88.79 three stars
Graywolf Press (MN) 92.74 four stars
GRIST (WA) 91.42 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Positive Futures Network (YES! Magazine)
284 Madrona Way NE
Suite 116
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
tel: (800) 937-4451
fax: (206) 842-5208
EIN: 91-1715916

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Board Leadership

David Korten
Chair

CEO

Christine Hanna
Executive Director

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