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18
Jun

Executive Compensation at the US Soccer Federation (2017-2018)

The US Soccer Federation (USSF) has been in the news quite often of late because the US Women’s National Team (WNT) filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against them in 2019 which is currently on appeal. A non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3), the USSF is the official governing body of soccer in the US which makes them a powerful organization in the sports industry. Read more »

16
Jun

Executive Compensation at the Teamsters

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (Teamsters) is a labor union in the United States and Canada for workers who want to bargain collectively. With 1.4 million members from 24 industrial divisions in both the public and private sector including public defenders, vegetable pickers, freight drivers, warehouse workers, newspaper workers, construction workers, healthcare workers, zoo keepers, airline pilots, police officers, secretaries, and more, the Teamsters is considered to be the most powerful labor union in North America. Read more »

14
Jun

Where Does $100 to Together Rising Go?

If you’ve never heard of Together Rising, you probably will in the near future because this non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) really does donate almost all of the funds it raises to other non-profits.

Established in 2013 by the author, Glennon Doyle (Carry On, Warrior; Love Warrior; and Untamed), Together Rising is about helping people out in a crisis situation by focusing on time-limited fundraisers (called Love Flash Mobs) to meet a particular need in a matter of hours. In essence, Together Rising acts as a vetting organization – similar to United Way (but without all the overhead) – with most revenue “granted” to other non-profits who then provide the assistance to alleviate a crisis. Read more »

12
Jun

Executive Compensation at AdventHealth (2017)

AdventHealth (formerly known as Adventist Health System until 2019 when the 501 (c) (3) “rebranded” itself) is one of the largest non-profit health care providers in the United States with nearly 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites in 9 states. Based in Altamonte Springs, Florida, AdventHealth is a very large system with dozens of separate 501 (c) (3)’s for the hospitals, physician care, patient care, and more. Read more »

10
Jun

Why Educators For Justice Need to Rethink Their Argument

Recently, a group called “Educators for Justice” (@educatorsforjustice) posted a chart (shown below) entitled “NYPD VS DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION” on Instagram that calls for supporters to defund the NYPD.  Whether or not the public believes it is in the best interest of New York to defund the NYPD, it is in the best interest of the public to know the facts and understand that the message below does not support their argument: Read more »

8
Jun

Executive Compensation at Allina Health System (2017)

Allina Health System (AHS) is a non-profit health care provider based in Minneapolis that owns or operates 13 hospitals and more than 90 clinics through Minnesota and Wisconsin. Key information about AHS includes:

  • Total revenue in 2017 was $4.3 billion, most of which came from program revenue (health services).
  • Total expenses in 2017 were $4.1 billion (including $180 million in depreciation). The largest expense was compensation which totaled $2.6 billion, followed by office-related expenses at $800 million.
  • AHS began the year with $2.4 billion in fund balances (net assets). After adding the excess revenue over expenses ($173 million) and unrealized gains on investments ($133 million), AHS had $2.7 billion in fund balances at year-end.

AHS is the direct controlling entity of many other non-profits but the focus of this post is limited to the executive compensation at AHS as reported to the IRS on Form 990. Read more »

6
Jun

Executive Compensation at Atlantic Health System (2017)

Atlantic Health System is a nonprofit healthcare system in New Jersey that includes five medical centers, a children’s hospital, a hospice and home care organization, rehabilitation center and 600 community-based providers from the affiliated Atlantic Medical Group.

The Atlantic Health System Group IRS Form 990 return (2017) reports the organization had 17,573 employees who were compensated $1.322 billion, which equates to an average compensation of $75,200.  2,602 employees received more than $100,000 in compensation with the 43 most highly compensated employees listed below: Read more »

4
Jun

Executive Compensation at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA)

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) is a non-profit tax-exempt 501 (c) (6) – a professional trade association – representing automobile dealers (members) on legislative and regulatory matters in Congress and other government entities and as an intermediary with car manufacturers. In addition, NADA provides educational information to its members on legal, legislative, and regulatory issues.

Key financial information to know about NADA include: Read more »

2
Jun

How Dues are Spent at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA)

The National Automobile Dealers Association is a non-profit tax-exempt 501 (c) (6) – a professional trade association – representing automobile dealers (members) on legislative and regulatory matters in Congress and other government entities and as an intermediary with car manufacturers. In addition, NADA provides educational information to its members on legal, legislative, and regulatory issues.

Based in Tysons, Virginia, NADA also has 5 related entities operating out of the same office: Read more »

31
May

Where Does $100 to the Ethics and Public Policy Center Go?

The Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) organization that is often described as a conservative advocacy group “dedicated to applying the Judeo-Christian moral tradition (defined as the concept of supersession where the Christian covenant or Testament (new) supersedes the Jewish covenant or Testament (old).

Based in Washington, DC, EPPC reported total revenue of $3.9 million in 2018 (down from $4.2 million the prior year) most of which came from contributions, gifts, and grants. Expenses totaled $3.8 million and were categorized (on the Form 990) as follows: Read more »