MACKINAC CENTER

Advancing freedom and opportunity for all people

Midland, MI   |  www.mackinac.org

Mission

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy is a nonpartisan research and educational institute dedicated to advancing sound public policies that improve the quality of life for all people. We provide objective analysis of the challenges facing Michigan in education, labor, fiscal affairs, the environment, and criminal justice so that citizens, lawmakers, business owners, media and scholars can better evaluate policy choices. Our research and commentary broaden public debate by rejecting the premise that government is the solution to all problems and advancing the benefits of limited government, free enterprise, private property rights and the rule of law. Committed to its independence, the Mackinac Center neither seeks nor accepts any government funding.

Ruling year info

1988

President

Mr. Joseph G. Lehman

Main address

140 West Main Street, P.O. Box 568

Midland, MI 48640-0568 USA

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EIN

38-2701547

NTEE code info

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (W05)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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The Mackinac Center seeks to bring greater freedom and opportunity to all people by advancing the principles of free markets, limited government, individual responsibility and respect for private property.

Our programs

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

Public Policy Research and Analysis

The Mackinac Center is a free-market public policy organization that conducts scholarly research and analysis to inform public debate on the challenges facing our state and nation.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation is a public interest law firm that advances individual freedom and the rule of law in Michigan. The Foundation uses strategic litigation and public outreach to secure the liberties of Michigan’s residents, workers, students and entrepreneurs.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Michigan Capitol Confidential is a daily news service that reports on government activity at the state and local level, with an emphasis on activity that infringes on our freedoms.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Workers for Opportunity is a nationwide initiative to advance an American workplace that is free of all compulsion in labor relations, marked by individual liberty and freedom of association, based on mutually beneficial relationships between workers and job creators, and imbued with the spirit of free enterprise.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

2020 Top Think Tanks in United States 2020

University of Pennsylvania Lauder Institute Think Tank and Civil Societies Program

Affiliations & memberships

State Policy Network 1992

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    After identifying a need for a stronger free-market voice in health care policy and experiencing positive feedback from constituents, the Mackinac Center recently established a council of health care professionals to advise and contribute to our work of educating the public and policymakers about sound healthcare policy.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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MACKINAC CENTER

Board of directors
as of 2/16/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Clifford Taylor

Retired Chief Justice, Michigan Supreme Court

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? 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

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

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