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Communications Consortium Media Center

Communications strategies for policy change

two stars

79.49

1300 I Street NW Suite 400E
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 326-8700   Web Site
EIN: 52-1524972

Board Leadership
Ken Nochimson
Chair

CEO
Kathy Bonk
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.49 two stars
  Financial 81.10 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Communications Consortium Media Center (CCMC) is a public interest media center dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations use media and new technologies for policy change. Our mission is to use communications strategies for policy change. Founded in 1988, CCMC seeks to influence public policy in ways that respect and support individual rights, healthy families, cultural diversity and a sustainable environment. We believe collaboration among nonprofit groups sharing policy goals is an effective and efficient way to gain credibility and to influence public policy. CCMC works to empower diverse and underrepresented communities to participate more fully in decisions about their lives.

The Communications Consortium Media Center (CCMC) is a public interest media center dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations use media and new technologies for policy change. Our mission is to use communications strategies for policy change. Founded in 1988, CCMC seeks to influence public policy in ways that respect and support individual rights, healthy families, cultural diversity and a sustainable environment. We believe collaboration among nonprofit groups sharing policy goals is an effective and efficient way to gain credibility and to influence public policy. CCMC works to empower diverse and underrepresented communities to participate more fully in decisions about their lives.

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Financial

three stars

81.10

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
80.1%
  Administrative Expenses 16.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.32
  Program Expenses Growth -22.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Communications Consortium Media Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Communications Consortium Media Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Communications Consortium Media Center (DC) 79.49 two stars
The Philanthropy Roundtable (DC) 92.02 four stars
Sightline Institute (WA) 91.45 four stars
Food and Water Watch (DC) 88.81 three stars
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (DC) 90.53 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $568,149
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $568,149
   Program Service Revenue $108,290
Total Primary Revenue $676,439
   Other Revenue $13,384
TOTAL REVENUE $689,823
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $811,587
   Administrative Expenses $72,363
   Fundraising Expenses $43,071
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $927,021
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-237,198
   
Net Assets $514,698

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
Global Health & Development $200,066 24.7%
Media Evaluation and Special Projects $164,352 20.3%
Equality for Women $159,872 19.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 05/01/2018 79.49 two stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 87.44 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.95 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 82.76 three stars
2013-12 12/01/2015 81.18 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 80.74 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 72.04 two stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 73.62 two stars
2010-12 09/01/2012 80.01 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 79.60 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 89.17 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 86.37 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 91.22 four stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 72.29 two stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 82.04 three stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 63.44 one star
2004-12 02/01/2006 76.72 two stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 82.03 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 52-1524972
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNICATIONS CONSORTIUM MEDIA CENTER
NTEE Code S50
NTEE Classification Nonprofit Management
NTEE Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (149) Other instruction and training
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 August, 1989
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$150,000 16.18% Kathleen Bonk Executive Director, President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Communications Consortium Media Center (DC) 79.49 two stars
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Michigan League for Public Policy (MI) 90.10 four stars
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Peterson Institute for International Economics (DC) 92.29 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Communications Consortium Media Center
1300 I Street NW
Suite 400E
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 326-8700
fax: (202) 682-2154
EIN: 52-1524972

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Board Leadership

Ken Nochimson
Chair

CEO

Kathy Bonk
Executive Director

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