Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

Center for Planning Excellence

Planning a more livable Louisiana

three stars

82.76

100 Lafayette Street Baton Rouge, LA 70801
tel: (225) 267-6300   Web Site
EIN: 20-3827040

Board Leadership
Cordell Haymon
Chairman

CEO
Elizabeth Thomas
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.76 three stars
  Financial 78.25 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX) helps create highly functional, equitable communities throughout Louisiana that capitalize on their unique qualities through community-driven planning and implementation. that coordinates urban, rural and regional planning efforts in Louisiana. We provide best-practice planning models, innovative policy ideas, and technical assistance to individual communities that wish to create and enact master plans dealing with transportation and infrastructure needs, environmental issues, and quality design for the built environment. CPEX brings community members and leaders together and provides guidance as they work toward a shared vision for future growth and development.

Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX) helps create highly functional, equitable communities throughout Louisiana that capitalize on their unique qualities through community-driven planning and implementation. that coordinates urban, rural and regional planning efforts in Louisiana. We provide best-practice planning models, innovative policy ideas, and technical assistance to individual communities that wish to create and enact master plans dealing with transportation and infrastructure needs, environmental issues, and quality design for the built environment. CPEX brings community members and leaders together and provides guidance as they work toward a shared vision for future growth and development.

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Financial

two stars

78.25

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
78.9%
  Administrative Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.48
  Program Expenses Growth -2.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Planning Excellence on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Planning Excellence on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $0
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $281,938
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $281,938
   Program Service Revenue $1,384,812
Total Primary Revenue $1,666,750
   Other Revenue $38,316
TOTAL REVENUE $1,705,066
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,261,846
   Administrative Expenses $353,079
   Fundraising Expenses $104,119
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,719,044
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-13,978
   
Net Assets $809,316

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$152,773 8.88% Elizabeth Thomas President, CEO

Mission

Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX) helps create highly functional, equitable communities throughout Louisiana that capitalize on their unique qualities through community-driven planning and implementation. that coordinates urban, rural and regional planning efforts in Louisiana. We provide best-practice planning models, innovative policy ideas, and technical assistance to individual communities that wish to create and enact master plans dealing with transportation and infrastructure needs, environmental issues, and quality design for the built environment. CPEX brings community members and leaders together and provides guidance as they work toward a shared vision for future growth and development.

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Planning Excellence
100 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
tel: (225) 267-6300
EIN: 20-3827040

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Board Leadership

Cordell Haymon
Chairman

CEO

Elizabeth Thomas
President, CEO