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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Natural Resources Council of Maine

Protecting the nature of Maine since 1959

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four stars

93.11

Three Wade Street Augusta, ME 04330
tel: (800) 287-2345   Web Site
EIN: 01-0270690

Board Leadership
Patricia Hager
President of the Board

CEO
Lisa Pohlmann
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.11 four stars
  Financial 90.73 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1959, the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to protecting, restoring and conserving Maine's environment, now and for future generations. We work to improve native fish passage and protect the health of Maine's rivers, promote clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency, protect wildlife habitat and conserve Maine lands, and create sustainable communities by reducing waste and toxic pollution. To advance our mission, NRCM harnesses the power of science, the law, and the voices of more than 25,000 members and supporters statewide and beyond. We envision a Maine where citizens from all parts of the state and all walks of life are confident that their grandchildren will inherit a place where the water is pure, the air is clean, the forests are vibrant, and native plants and animals are thriving.

Founded in 1959, the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to protecting, restoring and conserving Maine's environment, now and for future generations. We work to improve native fish passage and protect the health of Maine's rivers, promote clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency, protect wildlife habitat and conserve Maine lands, and create sustainable communities by reducing waste and toxic pollution. To advance our mission, NRCM harnesses the power of science, the law, and the voices of more than 25,000 members and supporters statewide and beyond. We envision a Maine where citizens from all parts of the state and all walks of life are confident that their grandchildren will inherit a place where the water is pure, the air is clean, the forests are vibrant, and native plants and animals are thriving.

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Financial

four stars

90.73

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
77.8%
  Administrative Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.23
  Program Expenses Growth 6.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Natural Resources Council of Maine on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Natural Resources Council of Maine on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Natural Resources Council of Maine (ME) 93.11 four stars
Coalition for Clean Air (CA) 85.15 three stars
Greater Yellowstone Coalition (MT) 97.76 four stars
Manomet (MA) 89.86 three stars
Rocky Mountain Institute (CO) 95.12 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,584,440
   Federated Campaigns $9,152
   Membership Dues $1,973,842
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,567,434
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,567,434
   Other Revenue $280,766
TOTAL REVENUE $3,848,200
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $2,114,165
   Administrative Expenses $285,977
   Fundraising Expenses $470,375
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,870,517
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $977,683
   
Net Assets $8,752,771

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
Communications $374,039 17.5%
Climate and Clean Energy $346,815 16.3%
Emerging Issues $327,889 15.4%

Ratings History
Natural Resources Council of Maine has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-03 05/01/2019 93.11 four stars
2017-03 06/01/2018 93.96 four stars
2016-03 05/01/2017 94.79 four stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 92.19 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 12/22/2015 86.62 three stars
2014-03 12/01/2014 86.15 three stars
2014-03 11/01/2014 85.44 three stars
2013-03 12/20/2013 88.48 three stars
2012-03 03/01/2013 84.24 three stars
2011-03 12/23/2011 82.46 three stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 72.47 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 12/01/2010 64.92 one star
2009-03 05/01/2010 69.08 one star
2008-03 05/01/2009 78.90 two stars
2007-03 04/01/2008 77.61 two stars
2006-03 02/01/2007 71.64 two stars
2005-03 06/01/2006 78.99 two stars
2004-03 12/01/2004 79.21 two stars
2003-03 06/01/2004 74.30 two stars
2001-03 02/05/2003 85.97 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 01-0270690
Name in IRS Master File NATURAL RESOURCES COUNCIL INC
NTEE Code C30
NTEE Classification Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(59) Other school related activities
(927) Fundraising
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 June, 1963
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$103,632 3.61% Lisa Pohlmann Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Natural Resources Council of Maine (ME) 93.11 four stars
New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NM) 96.27 four stars
Natural Resources Defense Council (NY) 93.34 four stars
Manomet (MA) 89.86 three stars
Rocky Mountain Institute (CO) 95.12 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Natural Resources Council of Maine
Three Wade Street
Augusta, ME 04330
tel: (800) 287-2345
fax: (207) 622-4343
EIN: 01-0270690

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Board Leadership

Patricia Hager
President of the Board

CEO

Lisa Pohlmann
Chief Executive Officer

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