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Be the Change Inc.

The power of collaboration at work

two stars

74.59

101 Arch Street Suite 600
Boston, MA 02110
tel: (857) 400-0036   Web Site
EIN: 26-0402451

Board Leadership
Sharon Dunbar
Chairman

CEO
Alan Khazei
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.59 two stars
  Financial 68.91 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

At Be The Change, Inc. we collaborate as a team of leaders, change makers, veterans, grassroots organizers, advocates, and innovators to foster cross-sector collaboration on a national level to advance broad-scale change in America. Our decades of service leading nonprofit organizations, government agencies, faith-based initiatives, entrepreneurial enterprises and on active military service have brought us here. We organize coalitions and networks of leaders in the nonprofit, business, government, academic, military and faith communities to create a future where all Americans have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

At Be The Change, Inc. we collaborate as a team of leaders, change makers, veterans, grassroots organizers, advocates, and innovators to foster cross-sector collaboration on a national level to advance broad-scale change in America. Our decades of service leading nonprofit organizations, government agencies, faith-based initiatives, entrepreneurial enterprises and on active military service have brought us here. We organize coalitions and networks of leaders in the nonprofit, business, government, academic, military and faith communities to create a future where all Americans have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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Financial

one star

68.91

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
81.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.02
  Program Expenses Growth -31.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 73.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Be the Change Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Be the Change Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Be the Change Inc. (MA) 74.59 two stars
The Great Plains Institute (MN) 92.65 four stars
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (DC) 91.81 four stars
The Independent Institute (CA) 96.90 four stars
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (MA) 87.08 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,193,533
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,193,533
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,193,533
   Other Revenue $167,650
TOTAL REVENUE $5,361,183
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,122,082
   Administrative Expenses $963,097
   Fundraising Expenses $825,858
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,911,037
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-549,854
   
Net Assets $264,212

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
Got Your 6 $2,529,684 61.4%
Opportunity Nation $1,423,559 34.5%
Issue-Based Campaigns $168,839 4.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 10/01/2019 74.59 two stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 79.38 two stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 89.48 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 26-0402451
Name in IRS Master File BE THE CHANGE INC
NTEE Code B99
NTEE Classification Education N.E.C.
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
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 December, 2007
Filing Requirement 990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $50,000 per year
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$259,139 4.38% Alan Khazei Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$230,519 3.89% Robert Gordon President
$185,000 3.12% William Raush Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Be the Change Inc. (MA) 74.59 two stars
LiveWell Colorado (CO) 86.76 three stars
Public Knowledge (DC) 89.62 three stars
The Great Plains Institute (MN) 92.65 four stars
Center on Policy Initiatives (CA) 92.18 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Be the Change Inc.
101 Arch Street
Suite 600
Boston, MA 02110
tel: (857) 400-0036
EIN: 26-0402451

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Board Leadership

Sharon Dunbar
Chairman

CEO

Alan Khazei
Chief Executive Officer

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