National Democratic Institute for International Affairs

aka NDI   |   Washington, DC   |  www.ndi.org

Mission

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that has supported democratic institutions and practices in every region of the world for more than two decades. Since its founding in 1983, NDI and its local partners have worked to establish and strengthen political and civic organizations, safeguard elections, and promote citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.

Ruling year info

1984

Principal Officer

Mr. Kenneth Wollack

Main address

455 Massachusetts Ave, NW 8th Floor

Washington, DC 20001

Show more contact info

EIN

52-1338892

NTEE code info

International Human Rights (Q70)

Civil Liberties Advocacy (R60)

Citizen Participation (W24)

IRS filing requirement

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

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2019, 2018 and 2017.
Register now

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

This profile needs more info.

If it is your nonprofit, add a problem overview.

Login and update

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

NDI Programming

Radio-Based Civic Education
Given the diversity of Southern Sudan and the lack of information available to citizens, one of the best ways to ensure broad communication across such a large and underdeveloped area - and to reach people from a number of different ethnic groups - is through the use of radios. Having hit the airwaves in January 2007, NDI's multi-faceted, radio-based civic education program helps raise awareness among the citizens of Southern Sudan about their role in a democracy and to prepare them for organized participation in the political process.

Radio-based outreach, however, is only as effective as citizens' means to access it. In a country characterized by vast distances, poor communications infrastructure, and a low level of literacy, NDI seeks to help bridge the information gap by distributing hundreds of thousands of manual- and solar-powered radios throughout Sudanese communities. Working closely with local authorities to maximize the program's potential impact, NDI has begun to distribute hundreds of thousands of radios, targeting community leaders like teachers and physicians as well as traditional authorities to help promote community dialogue on Sudan's political transition.

HIV/AIDS Program

 

The HIV/AIDS pandemic is continuing to have a devastating impact on Africa, particularly in the southern region, where some countries have prevalence rates that exceed 20 percent.

NDI’s work began in 2001 in Malawi, where we had a parliamentary program aimed at connecting legislators and constituents around issues that most deeply affected citizens. NDI helped organize a dialogue between legislators and constituents around how the government could deliver better HIV/AIDS services. The program also focused on monitoring budgets that were allocated to provide anti-retroviral treatment for people living with HIV. As a result of NDI’s assistance, civic groups lobbied parliament to protect funding in the national budget to provide these necessary drugs to HIV patients.

The program has expanded to several other countries, focusing on the important role of parliamentarians as advocates for constituents who are heavily affected by HIV and AIDS.

Democracy and Technology

The Internet, cell phones and related technologies are profoundly affecting social, economic and political institutions worldwide, particularly in new and emerging democracies. In the hands of reformers and activists, these tools can overcome resource disparities and entrenched monopolies of power and voice.

For over two decades, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) has provided technical support to nonpartisan domestic election monitors in over 70 countries.

Women’s Programs

NDI believes that equitable participation of women in politics and government is essential to building and sustaining democracy. The Institute is committed to working with women as partners and participants in NDI programs and activities.

Comprising over 50 percent of the world's population, women continue to be under-represented as voters, political leaders and elected officials. Democracy cannot truly deliver for all of its citizens if half of the population remains underrepresented in the political arena.

Since 1985, NDI has helped women acquire the tools necessary to participate successfully in all aspects of the political process. Our creative and wide-ranging programs – in both challenging environments where democracy is just beginning to flourish and in more established democracies – engage women in legislatures, political parties and civil society as leaders, activists and informed citizens.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

This profile needs more info.

If it is your nonprofit, add geographic service areas to create a map on your profile.

Login and update

Financials

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

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

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs

Board of directors
as of 6/8/2012
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Secretary Madeleine K. Albright

Albright Stonebridge Group

Rachelle Horowitz Vice Chair

No Affiliation

Kenneth Melley Secretary

No Affiliation

Eugene Eidenberg Treasurer

No Affiliation

Tom Daschle Vice Chair

No Affiliation

Douglas Ahlers Member

No Affiliation

Bernard Aronson

No Affiliation

Brian Atwood

No Affiliation

Harriet Babbitt

No Affiliation

Joan Calambokidis

No Affiliation

Geraldine Ferraro

No Affiliation

Sam Gejdenson

No Affiliation

Patrick Griffin

No Affiliation

Shirley Robinson Hall

No Affiliation

Peter Kovler

No Affiliation

Robert Liberatore

No Affiliation

Constance Milstein

No Affiliation

Molly Raiser

No Affiliation

Nancy Rubin

No Affiliation

Elaine Shocas

No Affiliation

Bren Simon

No Affiliation

Michael Steed

No Affiliation

Maurice Tempelsman

No Affiliation

Marc Nathanson Vice Chair

Community Volunteer

Harriet Babbitt Member

Community Volunteer

Howard Dean Member

Community Volunteer

Randi Weingarten Member

Community Volunteer

James Wolfensohn Member

Community Volunteer