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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Georgia Conservancy

Protecting and Exploring Georgia Since 1967.

three stars

85.74

230 Peachtree Street NW Suite 1250
Atlanta, GA 30303
tel: (404) 876-2900   Web Site
EIN: 58-1027246

Board Leadership
Leslie D. Mattingly
Board Chair

CEO
Bart Gobeil
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.74 three stars
  Financial 79.84 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1967, the Georgia Conservancy is a statewide, member-supported environmental organization. Our vision, a Georgia where people and the environment thrive, drives our mission to protect and conserve Georgia's natural resources through advocacy, engagement and collaboration.
The Conservancy focuses on environmental advocacy, land conservation, coastal protection, growth management and water quality and supply.

Founded in 1967, the Georgia Conservancy is a statewide, member-supported environmental organization. Our vision, a Georgia where people and the environment thrive, drives our mission to protect and conserve Georgia's natural resources through advocacy, engagement and collaboration.
The Conservancy focuses on environmental advocacy, land conservation, coastal protection, growth management and water quality and supply.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of trips provided
24
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

79.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
75.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.58
  Program Expenses Growth -1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Georgia Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Georgia Conservancy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Community meetings or town halls
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Georgia Conservancy (GA) 85.74 three stars
Earth Island Institute (CA) 92.08 four stars
Buffalo Bayou Partnership (TX) 98.23 four stars
Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (NC) 95.61 four stars
Environmental Initiative (MN) 94.79 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,029,796
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $237,597
   Fundraising Events $12,211
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,279,604
   Program Service Revenue $70,230
Total Primary Revenue $1,349,834
   Other Revenue $151,376
TOTAL REVENUE $1,501,210
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,120,302
   Administrative Expenses $168,082
   Fundraising Expenses $198,819
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,487,203
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $14,007
   
Net Assets $1,063,345

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
Sustainable Growth Management $374,115 33.4%
Stewardship Program $225,198 20.1%
Land Conservation $123,328 11.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 02/01/2020 85.74 three stars
2018-06 12/20/2019 85.46 three stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 84.66 three stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 86.47 three stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 86.57 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 87.45 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.27 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 82.46 three stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 84.52 three stars
2012-06 03/01/2013 84.14 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 76.06 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 70.11 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 74.90 two stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 71.85 two stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 77.33 two stars
2006-06 05/01/2008 87.87 three stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 90.11 four stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 90.17 four stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 85.54 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 58-1027246
Name in IRS Master File GEORGIA CONSERVANCY INC
NTEE Code C01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
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 September, 1967
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$131,652 8.85% Robert Ramsay President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Georgia Conservancy (GA) 85.74 three stars
Community Environmental Council (CA) 89.32 three stars
Bioneers (NM) 88.50 three stars
The Garden Conservancy (NY) 92.86 four stars
Island Press (DC) 85.82 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Georgia Conservancy
230 Peachtree Street NW
Suite 1250
Atlanta, GA 30303
tel: (404) 876-2900
EIN: 58-1027246

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Board Leadership

Leslie D. Mattingly
Board Chair

CEO

Bart Gobeil
President

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