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Leadership Institute

Training tomorrow's conservative leaders

two stars

77.29

1101 N. Highland Street 5th Floor
Arlington, VA 22201
tel: (703) 247-2000   Web Site
EIN: 51-0235174

Board Leadership
Morton Blackwell
President

CEO
Morton Blackwell
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.29 two stars
  Financial 68.90 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Leadership Institute works to increase the number and effectiveness of conservative public policy leaders. Founded by Morton C. Blackwell in 1979, the Institute identifies, recruits, trains and places conservatives in government, politics, and the media. The Institute teaches conservatives the nuts and bolts of how to succeed in the public policy process. The Institute strives to produce a new generation of public policy leaders unwavering in their commitment to free enterprise, limited government, strong national defense, and traditional values. Institute graduates are equipped with practical skills and professional training to implement sound principles through effective public policy.

The Leadership Institute works to increase the number and effectiveness of conservative public policy leaders. Founded by Morton C. Blackwell in 1979, the Institute identifies, recruits, trains and places conservatives in government, politics, and the media. The Institute teaches conservatives the nuts and bolts of how to succeed in the public policy process. The Institute strives to produce a new generation of public policy leaders unwavering in their commitment to free enterprise, limited government, strong national defense, and traditional values. Institute graduates are equipped with practical skills and professional training to implement sound principles through effective public policy.

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Financial

one star

68.90

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
55.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 37.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.45
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.07
  Program Expenses Growth 6.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Leadership Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Leadership Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Leadership Institute (VA) 77.29 two stars
Business Executives for National Security (DC) 94.76 four stars
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (DC) 90.34 four stars
Constitutional Accountability Center (DC) 91.86 four stars
Public Agenda (NY) 91.07 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,869,266
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $14,869,266
   Program Service Revenue $177,517
Total Primary Revenue $15,046,783
   Other Revenue $918,820
TOTAL REVENUE $15,965,603
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $9,893,921
   Administrative Expenses $1,240,480
   Fundraising Expenses $8,163,724
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $19,298,125
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,332,522
   
Net Assets $19,637,081

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
Political Technology $7,038,081 51.1%
Campus Leadership Program $5,296,324 38.4%
CampusReform.org $1,447,880 10.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/03/2019 77.29 two stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 81.25 three stars
2016-12 12/22/2017 81.15 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 76.92 two stars
2014-12 10/01/2016 74.98 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 74.50 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 78.78 two stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 82.74 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 81.96 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 86.38 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 79.80 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 82.63 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 76.78 two stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 79.99 two stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 87.21 three stars
2006-12 07/01/2007 90.12 four stars
2005-12 07/01/2006 74.01 two stars
2004-12 08/01/2005 68.72 one star
2003-12 08/01/2004 64.78 one star
2002-12 08/01/2003 68.74 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 51-0235174
Name in IRS Master File LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
NTEE Code W70
NTEE Classification Leadership Development
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (124) Study and research (non-scientific)
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, 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 June, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$325,650 1.68% Morton C. Blackwell President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Leadership Institute (VA) 77.29 two stars
Demos (NY) 87.62 three stars
NEO Philanthropy (NY) 92.16 four stars
Alliance for Aging Research (DC) 87.30 three stars
Middle East Forum (PA) 90.09 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Leadership Institute
1101 N. Highland Street
5th Floor
Arlington, VA 22201
tel: (703) 247-2000
fax: (703) 247-2001
EIN: 51-0235174

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Board Leadership

Morton Blackwell
President

CEO

Morton Blackwell
President

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