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International : Development and Relief Services

TechnoServe

Business solutions to poverty

three stars

85.41

1777 N Kent Street Suite 1100
Arlington, VA 22209
tel: (202) 785-4515   Web Site
EIN: 13-2626135

Board Leadership
Michael J. Bush & Rachel Hines
Co-Chairs

CEO
William Warshauer
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.41 three stars
  Financial 79.77 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital, and markets.

TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital, and markets.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: TechnoServe
Program Activities
Impulsa Tu Empresa is a business accelerator program that provides two to three months of classroom training and seven months of consulting to small and growing businesses.
Impact Statement
$4,500 increases the net revenue of a small business owner by $150,000.
Impact Assessment
5/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments of livelihood support programs are based on income generated relative to cost. Programs receive a 5/5 assessment if they increase income for a beneficiary by more than $1.50 for every $1 spent and a 4/5 assessment if income increases by more than $0.85 for every $1 spent. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters conducted an independent audit of TechnoServe. Using data from the audit, ImpactMatters analysts calculated cost-effectiveness.
Data Source
TechnoServe collected outcome data on the pre- and post-intervention ("pre-post") gross revenues of a large sample of participating businesses. Outcome data was also drawn from the results of the World Bank's Enterprise Surveys of firms in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We subtract from pre-post results an estimate of counterfactual success based on the average annual rate of sales growth found in the Enterprise Surveys, then adjust impacts by the probability that businesses survive to enjoy them.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on March 16, 2018.
This impact information is current as of June 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

79.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
85.1%
  Administrative Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.13
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 80.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by TechnoServe on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by TechnoServe on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
TechnoServe (VA) 85.41 three stars
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The Akshaya Patra Foundation USA (CA) 95.47 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $64,229,338
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $289,935
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $21,455,553
Total Contributions $85,974,826
   Program Service Revenue $180,779
Total Primary Revenue $86,155,605
   Other Revenue $1,296,463
TOTAL REVENUE $87,452,068
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $71,963,477
   Administrative Expenses $10,254,234
   Fundraising Expenses $2,125,489
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $84,343,200
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,108,868
   
Net Assets $11,523,690

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 85.41 three stars
2017-12 08/01/2019 83.73 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 86.73 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 90.12 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.91 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 95.00 four stars
2014-12 12/22/2015 94.65 four stars
2013-12 02/01/2015 95.50 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 93.64 four stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 95.25 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 95.26 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 95.20 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 93.22 four stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 93.38 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 95.83 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 95.77 four stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 92.52 four stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 78.47 two stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 90.99 four stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 88.93 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 13-2626135
Name in IRS Master File TECHNOSERVE INC
NTEE Code Q32
NTEE Classification International Economic Development
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(200) Business promotion (chamber of commerce, business league, etc.
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 April, 1969
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$362,550 0.42% William Warshauer President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
TechnoServe (VA) 85.41 three stars
Partners Worldwide (MI) 89.48 three stars
Vital Voices Global Partnership (DC) 92.84 four stars
buildOn (CT) 93.43 four stars
Shared Interest (NY) 85.07 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

TechnoServe
1777 N Kent Street
Suite 1100
Arlington, VA 22209
tel: (202) 785-4515
fax: (202) 785-4544
EIN: 13-2626135

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Board Leadership

Michael J. Bush & Rachel Hines
Co-Chairs

CEO

William Warshauer
President and CEO

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