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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Natural Resources Council of Maine

Protecting the nature of Maine since 1959

four stars

91.09

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 91.09 four stars
  Financial 87.77 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

three stars

87.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
74.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.62
  Program Expenses Growth 5.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.5%
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) 91.09 four stars
Sky Island Alliance (AZ) 96.18 four stars
Oregon Natural Desert Association (OR) 91.44 four stars
LightHawk (CO) 91.68 four stars
Conservation Lands Foundation (CO) 97.15 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,127,824
   Federated Campaigns $8,343
   Membership Dues $1,745,429
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,881,596
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,881,596
   Other Revenue $433,425
TOTAL REVENUE $6,315,021
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $2,285,705
   Administrative Expenses $366,741
   Fundraising Expenses $556,882
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,209,328
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,105,693
   
Net Assets $11,766,716

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
Forests and Wildlife $1,023,826 44.5%
Climate and Clean Energy $501,904 21.8%
State House and Emerging Issues $388,418 16.9%

Ratings History
Natural Resources Council of Maine has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-03 03/01/2020 91.09 four stars
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

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, 2019
  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$105,762 3.29% Lisa Pohlmann Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Natural Resources Council of Maine (ME) 91.09 four stars
Land Trust Alliance (DC) 86.09 three stars
Conservation Lands Foundation (CO) 97.15 four stars
Oregon Natural Desert Association (OR) 91.44 four stars
The Watershed Institute (NJ) 93.45 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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