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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Democracy North Carolina

Of, by and for the people

91.45

1821 Green Street Durham, NC 27705
tel: (888) 687-8683   Web Site
EIN: 56-2271150

Board Leadership
Wib Gulley
President

CEO
Bob Hall
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.45
  Financial 95.00
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
87.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.46
  Program Expenses Growth 32.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Democracy North Carolina on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Democracy North Carolina on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Democracy North Carolina (NC) 91.45
Project Vote Smart (MT) 92.99
Every Voice Center (DC) 92.06
Government Accountability Project (DC) 86.20
Taxpayers for Common Sense (DC) 89.60

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Democracy North Carolina is a nonpartisan organization that uses research, organizing, and advocacy to increase voter participation, reduce the influence of big money in politics and achieve a government that is truly of the people, by the people and for the people. For more than 20 years, we've taken on powerful industries and political leaders, regardless of party, and promoted reforms that expand public involvement in the political process. We want people to have confidence in their political system and feel ownership of their government, and we want elected officials to represent and respect the diversity and interests of the people they were elected to serve.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,827,589
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,827,589
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,827,589
   Other Revenue $20,120
TOTAL REVENUE $1,847,709
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,599,134
   Administrative Expenses $135,061
   Fundraising Expenses $77,347
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,811,542
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $36,167
   
Net Assets $684,814

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.45
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 91.07

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

EIN 56-2271150
Name in IRS Master File DEMOCRACY NORTH CAROLINA
NTEE Code R40
NTEE Classification Voter Education, Registration
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 November, 2001
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, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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
$94,878 5.23% Robert Hall Executive Director

Democracy North Carolina is a nonpartisan organization that uses research, organizing, and advocacy to increase voter participation, reduce the influence of big money in politics and achieve a government that is truly of the people, by the people and for the people. For more than 20 years, we've taken on powerful industries and political leaders, regardless of party, and promoted reforms that expand public involvement in the political process. We want people to have confidence in their political system and feel ownership of their government, and we want elected officials to represent and respect the diversity and interests of the people they were elected to serve.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Democracy North Carolina (NC) 91.45
Every Voice Center (DC) 92.06
Center for Responsive Politics (DC) 99.96
Better Government Association (IL) 95.36
Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation (DC) 91.73

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Charity Contact Info

Democracy North Carolina
1821 Green Street
Durham, NC 27705
tel: (888) 687-8683
fax: (919) 286-6023
EIN: 56-2271150

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Board Leadership

Wib Gulley
President

CEO

Bob Hall
Executive Director

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