REINVENT ALBANY

Open, Accountable NY Government

New York, NY   |  www.reinventalbany.org/

Mission

Reinvent Albany is a 501c3, public charity founded in early 2010 to promote open, accountable, effective government in New York State and City. We advocate for Freedom of Information, Open Data, Open MTA and accountable public authorities, transparent, sensible subsidies to businesses, clean government and strong democracy.

Ruling year info

2010

Executive Director

John Kaehny

Main address

377 Broadway 9th Floor

New York, NY 10013 USA

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EIN

27-1624621

NTEE code info

Government and Public Administration (W20)

Civil Liberties Advocacy (R60)

Public Finance, Taxation, Monetary Policy (W22)

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Our programs

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Open Government

State and NYC govt open data, FOIL, spending transparency, advocating for govt to tell the public what is doing and why via improved public process and online disclosure.

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Adults

Using web technology to promote NYS government transparency

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Our results

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Holding steady

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Holding steady

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Reinvent Albany advocates for more transparent and accountable government in New York State. This includes changing policies, practices, and laws to strengthen Freedom of Information Law, Open Data, transparent budgeting practices, fact-based policy-making, and honest presentation of costs and benefits of public policies.

Reinvent Albany has influenced the creation and implementation of dozens of New York State and New York City laws and policies, including helping to draft and pass the 2012 New York City open data law — the first open data law in the world. Reinvent Albany also won the issuance of NYS open data executive order #95 and multiple amendments strengthening the state Freedom of Information Law and formalizing open data at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Our basic playbook is to draw attention to an issue with expert analysis, get our analysis highlighted by the news media, and use this public attention to win changes in policy, practice, and law. Reinvent Albany is regularly quoted by major media outlets like the New York Times and Economist and has been cited in over 3,000 media reports over the last decade.

Financials

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REINVENT ALBANY

Board of directors
as of 11/18/2022
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Board chair

Mark Gorton

Open Plans

Term: 2019 - 2019

Aaron Naparstek

Proving Ground Media

John Kaehny

Reinvent Albany

Mark Gorton

Open Plans

Board leadership practices

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    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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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