Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center Inc. (MassBudget)

aka MassBudget   |   Boston, MA   |  http://www.massbudget.org

Mission

MassBudget produces non-partisan policy research, analysis, and data-driven recommendations focused on improving the lives of low- and middle-income children and adults, strengthening our state's economy, and enhancing the quality of life in Massachusetts. Our work addresses how our Commonwealth can achieve these objectives while also maintaining fiscal stability through an adequate, fair, and efficient tax system. We recognize that accomplishing these goals depends on an effective government in which everyone is empowered to participate. Toward this end, MassBudget works towards government transparency and makes our research as accessible as possible, particularly to those who have been left on the sidelines of past policy debates.

Ruling year info

1987

Principal Officer

Marie-Frances Rivera

Main address

One State Street, Suite 1250

Boston, MA 02109 USA

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EIN

04-2967537

NTEE code info

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (W05)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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Budget Monitor

MassBudget's work helps everyone who wants to participate in public debates on the state budget, taxes and related policy issues to be able to do so effectively. Among the dozens of publications we produce each year, our widely-read Budget Monitors provide detailed, timely information about how programs and services fare at each stage of the state's budget debate, as well as discussions of revenue patterns and other big-picture fiscal issues. Groups find them very useful, along with our accessible Budget Browser tool, and other budget resources on our site.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Financials

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Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center Inc. (MassBudget)

Board of directors
as of 02/08/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Alexandra Piñeros Shields

Essex County Community Organization (ECCO)

Peter Enrich

Emeritus Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law

Michael Dukakis

Northeastern University

Kalila Barnett

Alternatives for Community and Environment

Carol Kamin

Carol Kamin Consulting

Glenn Parker

Community Volunteer

Carolyn Villers

Massachusetts Senior Action Council

Myron Miller

MDS/Miller Dyer Spears

Jordan Powers

Mass Alliance

Keith Fairey

Way Finders

FayeRuth Fisher

1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, MA Division

Segun Idowu

City of Boston

Jacqueline Johnson

Caring Health Centers

Beth Kontos

American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts

Eliza Lake

Hilltown Community Health Center

Max Page

Massachusetts Teachers Association

Imari Jeffries

King Boston

Maria Rosario

North Star Learning Centers, Inc.

Dolores Thibeault-Munoz

Committee for Public Counsel Services

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/8/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/08/2022

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.