Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

The Orion Society

Informing, inspiring, and engaging individuals and grassroots organizations in becoming a significant cultural force for healing nature and community

two stars

71.35

187 Main Street Great Barrington, MA 01230
tel: (888) 909-6568   Web Site
EIN: 22-3508064

Board Leadership
Christopher Nye & Martha Schubert
Co-Chair

CEO
H. Emerson Blake
Editor in Chief and Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 71.35 two stars
  Financial 62.78 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 84.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since it's first publication in 1982, Orion has become a focal point in an extraordinarily rich period of nature writing, and it has remained true to that core conviction, though the magazine has evolved into a bimonthly and the range of its interests has broadened to include not only environmental but cultural concerns. Orion's mission is to inform, inspire, and engage individuals and grassroots organizations in becoming a significant cultural force for healing nature and community.

Since it's first publication in 1982, Orion has become a focal point in an extraordinarily rich period of nature writing, and it has remained true to that core conviction, though the magazine has evolved into a bimonthly and the range of its interests has broadened to include not only environmental but cultural concerns. Orion's mission is to inform, inspire, and engage individuals and grassroots organizations in becoming a significant cultural force for healing nature and community.

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Financial

one star

62.78

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

84.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
66.9%
  Administrative Expenses 29.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -15.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 89.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Orion Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Orion Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $609,639
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $609,639
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $609,639
   Other Revenue $260,118
TOTAL REVENUE $869,757
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $527,209
   Administrative Expenses $299,394
   Fundraising Expenses $31,516
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $858,119
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $11,638
   
Net Assets $18,099

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$100,000 11.65% H. Emerson Blake Jr. President

Mission

Since it's first publication in 1982, Orion has become a focal point in an extraordinarily rich period of nature writing, and it has remained true to that core conviction, though the magazine has evolved into a bimonthly and the range of its interests has broadened to include not only environmental but cultural concerns. Orion's mission is to inform, inspire, and engage individuals and grassroots organizations in becoming a significant cultural force for healing nature and community.

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Charity Contact Info

The Orion Society
187 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230
tel: (888) 909-6568
EIN: 22-3508064

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Board Leadership

Christopher Nye & Martha Schubert
Co-Chair

CEO

H. Emerson Blake
Editor in Chief and Executive Director