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National Association of Charter School Authorizers

Improving quality educational opportunities for children by strengthening charter school authorizing

three stars

85.00

105 West Adams Street Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60603
tel: (312) 376-2300   Web Site
EIN: 84-1553195

Board Leadership
Sara Mead
Board Chair

CEO
M. Karega Rausch
Acting President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.00 three stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) works to increase and improve quality educational opportunities for children by strengthening charter school authorizing. Our vision is that all children will have access to public schools that prepare them for success in life. We focus on authorizers, the legal entities doing the work of authorizing. They decide who can start a new charter school, set expectations and oversee school performance, and decide which schools should continue to serve students or not. Depending on state law, authorizers can be school districts, education agencies, independent boards, universities, mayors and municipalities, and not-for-profits. Over 1,000 authorizers in 44 states (43 plus the District of Columbia) with charter laws are on the forefront of creating the next generation of public schools, helping translate charter school ideas into solid realities for millions of children. The schools they oversee are both more nimble and more accountable, built on the premise that it is a privilege to educate America's children. Since its founding, NACSA has grown into an organization with 30 staff and 175 member organizations representing more than 1,200 professionals.

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) works to increase and improve quality educational opportunities for children by strengthening charter school authorizing. Our vision is that all children will have access to public schools that prepare them for success in life. We focus on authorizers, the legal entities doing the work of authorizing. They decide who can start a new charter school, set expectations and oversee school performance, and decide which schools should continue to serve students or not. Depending on state law, authorizers can be school districts, education agencies, independent boards, universities, mayors and municipalities, and not-for-profits. Over 1,000 authorizers in 44 states (43 plus the District of Columbia) with charter laws are on the forefront of creating the next generation of public schools, helping translate charter school ideas into solid realities for millions of children. The schools they oversee are both more nimble and more accountable, built on the premise that it is a privilege to educate America's children. Since its founding, NACSA has grown into an organization with 30 staff and 175 member organizations representing more than 1,200 professionals.

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Financial

three stars

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
86.2%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.77
  Program Expenses Growth -2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Association of Charter School Authorizers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Association of Charter School Authorizers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Association of Charter School Authorizers (IL) 85.00 three stars
California Charter Schools Association (CA) 86.08 three stars
The Southern Education Foundation (GA) 90.18 four stars
Research for Action (PA) 87.41 three stars
Pinellas Education Foundation (FL) 94.99 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,326,576
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $230,397
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $582,844
Total Contributions $3,139,817
   Program Service Revenue $1,440,651
Total Primary Revenue $4,580,468
   Other Revenue $26,250
TOTAL REVENUE $4,606,718
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,250,373
   Administrative Expenses $691,391
   Fundraising Expenses $293,827
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,235,591
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,628,873
   
Net Assets $4,859,673

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
Technical Support $1,523,927 29.0%
Policy & Communication $1,322,283 25.2%
Research and Evaluation $1,056,605 20.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2020 85.00 three stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 85.00 three stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 85.00 three stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 85.02 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2017 85.00 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 84-1553195
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHARTER SCHOOL AUTHORIZERS
NTEE Code B02
NTEE Classification Management & Technical Assistance
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational 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 June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$270,404 4.33% Greg Richmond President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Association of Charter School Authorizers (IL) 85.00 three stars
The NEA Foundation (DC) 90.04 four stars
Intercollegiate Studies Institute (DE) 93.06 four stars
New Visions for Public Schools (NY) 93.50 four stars
Colorado Education Initiative (CO) 86.84 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Association of Charter School Authorizers
105 West Adams Street
Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60603
tel: (312) 376-2300
fax: (312) 376-2400
EIN: 84-1553195

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Board Leadership

Sara Mead
Board Chair

CEO

M. Karega Rausch
Acting President and CEO

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