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National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest Chapter

Join the movement

three stars

85.52

192 Nickerson Street Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98109
tel: (800) 344-4867   Web Site
EIN: 91-0742424

Board Leadership
T. Alan Elser
Chair

CEO
Patty Shepherd-Barnes
Chapter President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.52 three stars
  Financial 79.53 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

two stars

79.53

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
81.2%
  Administrative Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.29
  Program Expenses Growth 3.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest Chapter on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest Chapter on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest Chapter (WA) 85.52 three stars
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Utah - Southern Idaho Chapter (UT) 87.62 three stars
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Colorado-Wyoming Chapter (CO) 90.96 four stars
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid Florida Chapter (FL) 94.69 four stars
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter (PA) 89.75 three stars

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The National MS Society, Greater Northwest Chapter educates, inspires and empowers those affected by multiple sclerosis. We break down barriers - both physical and emotional - in the home, in the workplace and in the community. We build confidence that people with MS can live the best possible lives as individuals, as family members, as employees and as members of the larger community. No other local MS organization provides the breadth and depth of services or involves more people in the movement to bring about a world free of MS. Headquartered in Seattle, the Chapter serves over 12,000 people living with MS and more than 72,000 others whose lives are directly impacted (family members, friends, co-workers and caregivers) in
Alaska, Montana, Western and Central Washington.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,504,968
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $5,051,673
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,556,641
   Program Service Revenue $2,560
Total Primary Revenue $6,559,201
   Other Revenue $-343,998
TOTAL REVENUE $6,215,203
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,463,442
   Administrative Expenses $531,895
   Fundraising Expenses $867,174
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,862,511
   
Payments to Affiliates $3,441,124
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-647,308
   
Net Assets $2,211,084

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
Research $1,978,484 36.2%
Client Services $1,569,490 28.7%
Public Education $1,114,006 20.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 11/01/2016 85.52 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 85.55 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/22/2015 87.08 three stars
2014-09 11/01/2015 86.77 three stars
2013-09 10/01/2014 85.90 three stars
2012-09 09/01/2013 83.23 three stars
2011-09 08/01/2012 86.48 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 82.19 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 09/01/2010 88.34 three stars
2008-09 11/01/2009 88.24 three stars
2007-09 09/01/2008 88.45 three stars
2006-09 05/01/2007 88.42 three stars
2005-09 09/01/2006 88.35 three stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 88.14 three stars
2003-09 11/01/2004 81.00 three stars
2002-09 04/01/2004 69.45 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 91-0742424
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
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
(59) Other school related activities
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 Subordinate - the organization is a subordinate in a group ruling.
Group Name NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$205,997 3.00% Patty Shepherd-Barnes President

The National MS Society, Greater Northwest Chapter educates, inspires and empowers those affected by multiple sclerosis. We break down barriers - both physical and emotional - in the home, in the workplace and in the community. We build confidence that people with MS can live the best possible lives as individuals, as family members, as employees and as members of the larger community. No other local MS organization provides the breadth and depth of services or involves more people in the movement to bring about a world free of MS. Headquartered in Seattle, the Chapter serves over 12,000 people living with MS and more than 72,000 others whose lives are directly impacted (family members, friends, co-workers and caregivers) in
Alaska, Montana, Western and Central Washington.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest Chapter (WA) 85.52 three stars
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Virginia-West Virginia Chapter (VA) 88.70 three stars
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid Florida Chapter (FL) 94.69 four stars
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Buckeye Chapter (OH) 90.71 four stars
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter (MA) 87.15 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest Chapter
192 Nickerson Street
Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98109
tel: (800) 344-4867
fax: (206) 284-4972
EIN: 91-0742424

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Board Leadership

T. Alan Elser
Chair

CEO

Patty Shepherd-Barnes
Chapter President

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