LUCY BURNS INSTITUTE INC

aka Ballotpedia   |   Middleton, WI   |  https://ballotpedia.org/Main_Page

Mission

The purpose of the Lucy Burns Institute is to build Ballotpedia, the encyclopedia of American politics.

Ruling year info

2008

CEO

Leslie Graves

Main address

8383 Greenway Blvd. Suite 600

Middleton, WI 53562 USA

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EIN

20-8036372

NTEE code info

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Ballotpedia

Ballotpedia is a nonprofit and nonpartisan collaborative encyclopedia designed to connect people to politics. Featured information includes elections, politicians and candidates at all levels of government: elections, congress, state executive officials, state legislatures, recall elections, ballot measures and school boards.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of website pageviews

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Ballotpedia

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Ballotpedia's traffic increases significantly during major election years. However, you can see the traffic almost doubled from 2016 to 2018.

Total number of articles on the website

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Related Program

Ballotpedia

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Ballotpedia features 299,000+ encyclopedic articles written and curated by our professional staff of editors, writers, and researchers.

Number of mentions of the organization by the media

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Ballotpedia

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Even in an off election year, we still got almost 9,500 mentions by media.

Number of return website visitors

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Ballotpedia

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

New articles created

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Ballotpedia

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric tracks the number of new articles added to Ballotpedia. Articles may range from a few sentences about a person or topic to in-depth encyclopedic resources.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The overarching goal of the Lucy Burns Institute is to connect people to politics. It works toward accomplishing this goal through its two informational outlets, Ballotpedia and Judgepedia.

The specific goal of Ballotpedia is to cultivate a strong democracy and thriving citizenship by building up and providing information about elections, politicians and candidates at all levels of government. Judgepedia's goal is to help readers discover and learn useful information about the court systems and judiciary in the United States.

The Lucy Burns Institute exists to empower our audience to engage in the experience of our democracy through delivery of the highest quality information. We do this by creating credible, accessible, high-quality, and fully-contextualized information about every aspect of U.S. politics. We combat misinformation by cutting through the clutter to creatively engage voters and make the political process easy to understand.

We use cutting edge technology to provide our readers with the facts about U.S. politics. Our fully-contextualized articles equip readers with the latest news, as well as the context surrounding a politician or policy. Our coverage is vast, which enables us to produce original research in a thorough and cost effective manner.

Since our inception in 2006, we've increased our coverage from state and local ballot measures to include school board elections, recall elections, redistricting, state legislators, state executive officials, and U.S. Congress. Eventually, we will cover each of the over 507,000 elected officials in the U.S.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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LUCY BURNS INSTITUTE INC

Board of directors
as of 11/10/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mike Barnhart

Tim Dunn

Dan Liljenquist

Jack McHugh

Todd Graves

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/01/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

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