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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association

Advancing sustainable energy practices in the built environment

two stars

75.27

20 Federal Street Suite 8
Greenfield, MA 01301
tel: (413) 774-6051   Web Site
EIN: 23-7437161

Board Leadership
Lauren Moss
Board Chair

CEO
Miriam Aylward
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.27 two stars
  Financial 65.96 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) advances the adoption of sustainable energy practices in the built environment by cultivating a community where practitioners share, collaborate and learn. We envision a built environment in the Northeast that is climate neutral, adaptive and resilient, energy independent, architecturally inspiring, and supportive of connection and community. For more than forty years, NESEA has supported and inspired a growing network of professionals and sustainable energy advocates committed to responsible energy use. The Association operates primarily in the ten Northeastern states, from Maine to Delaware.

The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) advances the adoption of sustainable energy practices in the built environment by cultivating a community where practitioners share, collaborate and learn. We envision a built environment in the Northeast that is climate neutral, adaptive and resilient, energy independent, architecturally inspiring, and supportive of connection and community. For more than forty years, NESEA has supported and inspired a growing network of professionals and sustainable energy advocates committed to responsible energy use. The Association operates primarily in the ten Northeastern states, from Maine to Delaware.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of participants attending course/session/workshop
3,500
Number of donations made by board members
13
Number of volunteers
250
Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance
83
Number of individuals applying skills learned through the organization's training
50
This impact information is current as of November 2019, 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

one star

65.96

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 12/20/2019 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)
70.6%
  Administrative Expenses 25.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.03
  Program Expenses Growth 5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 88.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Northeast Sustainable Energy Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Northeast Sustainable Energy Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (MA) 75.27 two stars
New Buildings Institute (OR) 90.71 four stars
Solar Cookers International (CA) 95.38 four stars
Environmental and Energy Study Institute (DC) 93.52 four stars
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (NY) 90.01 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $132,286
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $250,944
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $383,230
   Program Service Revenue $784,317
Total Primary Revenue $1,167,547
   Other Revenue $53,674
TOTAL REVENUE $1,221,221
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,053,941
   Administrative Expenses $160,544
   Fundraising Expenses $103,506
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,317,991
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-96,770
   
Net Assets $47,808

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
Building/Renewables $854,055 81.0%
Member Services $199,886 19.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 12/20/2019 75.27 two stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 74.96 two stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 79.17 two stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 79.48 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 73.72 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 79.16 two stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 70.98 two stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 66.86 one star
2011-06 05/01/2012 70.31 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 58.62 one star
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 68.32 one star
2009-06 07/01/2010 69.72 one star
2008-06 05/01/2009 75.49 two stars
2006-12 10/01/2007 74.24 two stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 78.93 two stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 65.38 one star
2003-12 12/01/2004 78.21 two 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 23-7437161
Name in IRS Master File NORTHEAST SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ASSOCIATION INC
NTEE Code C01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Scientific Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(181) Scientific research for government
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 July, 1975
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (MA) 75.27 two stars
New Buildings Institute (OR) 90.71 four stars
Solar Cookers International (CA) 95.38 four stars
Environmental and Energy Study Institute (DC) 93.52 four stars
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (NY) 90.01 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association
20 Federal Street
Suite 8
Greenfield, MA 01301
tel: (413) 774-6051
fax: (413) 774-6053
EIN: 23-7437161

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Board Leadership

Lauren Moss
Board Chair

CEO

Miriam Aylward
Executive Director

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