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The Conversation US

Also Known As: The Conversation
625 Massachusetts Avenue 
Cambridge,  MA  02139


  • This organization is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity.
  • Financial information in this report is derived from the organization's June 30, 2016 Form 990.

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Chief Executive Profile

Bruce has spent his entire career working with academic leadership. He previously served as the Director of Higher Education at NBC Learn, a division of NBC News and prior to that spent the bulk of his career at The Chronicles of Higher Education and Philanthropy where he was publisher from 2003 - 2009.



The Conversation US is an independent source of informed commentary and analysis, written by the academic and research community and edited by journalists for the general public. Our mission is to unlock the knowledge of researchers and academics to provide the public with clarity and insight into society's biggest problems. The Conversation provides a fact-based and editorially independent forum, free of commercial or political bias. We believe in open access and our content is free for all to read, share and republish under Creative Commons.


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Program Description:

Our content is written by scholars, acknowledged experts in their fields, and edited for clarity and relevance by our team of journalists. To build community understanding of important issues and promote more informed conversations, we cover Arts + Culture, Economics + Business, Education, Ethics + Religion, Environment + Energy, Health + Medicine, Politics + Society and Science + Technology.

Balance Sheet Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2016

Total Note: The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities also must be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.
Assets July 1, 2015June 30, 2016Change
Cash & Equivalent$165,842$570,432$404,590
Accounts Receivable$400,000$195,500($204,500)
Pledges & Grants Receivable$800,000$570,473($229,527)
Receivable/Other Due to changes in the 2008 Form 990, this data is no longer reported.$0$0$0
Inventories for Sale or Use$0$0$0
Investment/Securities Due to Changes in the 2008 Form, this value now includes Publicly Traded Securities as well as Other Securities. $0$0$0
Investment/Other Due to various changes in the way this data is reported in the 2008 Form 990, it may not be possible to accurately compare this data from the 2008 form 990 against the same field on prior forms $0$0$0
Fixed Assets The 2008 form does not distinguish between LBE as investments and LBE as fixed assets. This value is equivalent to the sum of both line items on earlier forms (Part IV line 55 plus line 57). $15,464$15,983$519
Other Program Related Investments is now a separate field on the new form, Part X-13(A) and (B). $0$2,714$2,714
Total Assets:$1,381,306$1,355,102($26,204)

LiabilitiesJuly 1, 2015June 30, 2016Change
Accounts Payable$94,538$77,106($17,432)
Grants Payable$0$0$0
Deferred Revenue$0$308,333$308,333
Loans and Notes The value on this line may now include payables to former employees, disqualified persons and unrelated third parties. $0$0$0
Tax-Exempt Bond Liabilities$0$0$0
Other Due to various changes in the way this data is reported in the 2008 Form 990, it may not be possible to accurately compare this data from the 2008 Form 990 against the same field on prior forms $22,904$0($22,904)
Total Liabilities:$117,442$385,439$267,997

Fund Balance:$1,263,864$969,663($294,201)


Basic Information

Chief Executive:Mr Bruce Wilson
Contact: Mr Damian Thompson
Telephone: 617 -952-8053
Year Founded: 2014
Ruling Year: 2013
Fiscal Year End Date: June 30, 2016
Assets: $1,355,102
(from Jun 30, 2016 Form 990)
Income: $1,630,290
(from Jun 30, 2016 Form 990)

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