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The Council of State Governments

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three stars

83.18

1776 Avenue of the States P.O. Box 11910
Lexington, KY 40511
tel: (859) 244-8000   Web Site
EIN: 36-6000818

Board Leadership
Kelvin Atkinson
Chair

CEO
David Adkins
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.18 three stars
  Financial 85.71 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1933, The Council of State Governments (CSG) serves the executive, judicial and legislative branches of state government through leadership education, research and information services. CSG is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy. This offers unparalleled regional, national and international opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships. CSG is a nonpartisan organization that seeks to foster excellence in state government.

Founded in 1933, The Council of State Governments (CSG) serves the executive, judicial and legislative branches of state government through leadership education, research and information services. CSG is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy. This offers unparalleled regional, national and international opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships. CSG is a nonpartisan organization that seeks to foster excellence in state government.

Financial

three stars

85.71

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
85.2%
  Administrative Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.37
  Program Expenses Growth 8.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 59.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Council of State Governments on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Council of State Governments on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Council of State Governments (KY) 83.18 three stars
Texas Public Policy Foundation (TX) 91.89 four stars
National Consumers League (DC) 86.45 three stars
Population Reference Bureau (DC) 88.29 three stars
National Skills Coalition (DC) 89.39 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,785,529
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $7,025,416
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $12,810,945
   Program Service Revenue $27,743,967
Total Primary Revenue $40,554,912
   Other Revenue $512,860
TOTAL REVENUE $41,067,772
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $34,753,179
   Administrative Expenses $5,777,219
   Fundraising Expenses $378,136
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $40,908,534
   
Payments to Affiliates $186,979
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $159,238
   
Net Assets $13,627,220

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
Grants and Contracts $22,098,175 63.6%
Regional Offices $5,037,202 14.5%
Conferences $5,037,202 14.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 11/01/2017 83.18 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 82.74 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 80.39 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 80.74 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 78.55 two stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 82.04 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 82.58 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 75.06 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 81.84 three stars
2008-06 12/15/2009 95.65 four stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 96.16 four stars
2006-06 09/01/2007 95.47 four stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 95.29 four stars
2004-06 09/01/2005 86.57 three stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 87.85 three stars
2002-06 12/01/2003 95.94 four stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 91.90 four 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 36-6000818
Name in IRS Master File COUNCIL OF STATE GOVERNMENTS
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (603) Non-financial services of facilities to other organizations
(149) Other instruction and training
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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name COUNCIL OF STATE GOVERNMENTS
Ruling Date November, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$224,159 0.54% David Adkins Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Council of State Governments (KY) 83.18 three stars
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American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (DC) 87.22 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

The Council of State Governments
1776 Avenue of the States
P.O. Box 11910
Lexington, KY 40511
tel: (859) 244-8000
fax: (859) 244-8001
EIN: 36-6000818

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Board Leadership

Kelvin Atkinson
Chair

CEO

David Adkins
Executive Director

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