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Americans for Democratic Action Education Fund

aka ADA Ed Fund   |   Washington, DC   |  http://adaedfund.org/

Mission

Founded by Eleanor Roosevelt, Hubert Humphrey, John Kenneth Galbraith, and other progressive leaders, The Americans for Democratic Action Education Fund is dedicated to public education as an essential foundation for a more just and democratic society. The Fund sponsors research on domestic, foreign, economic, military, social and environmental policy; publishes issue papers and special reports; holds conferences and relies on print and electronic media to achieve broad public dissemination of information.

Ruling year info

1984

Executive Director

Mr. Don Kusler

Main address

1629 K St NW Ste 300

Washington, DC 20006 USA

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EIN

52-1368977

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

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

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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?

Education and Training

The Americans for Democratic Action Education Fund's programs include: -Research and analysis on a host of domestic and international issues such as income inequality, trade policy and the dangers of the flat tax; -The John Kenneth Galbraith Public Policy Fellowship Program for students interested in a career in public policy; -Conferences on issues such as healthcare reform and raising the minimum wage

Population(s) Served
Adults

A program to identify local economic and social justice issues, to identify and train local leaders, and to move communities to action around their shared agenda.

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Where we work

Our results

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

Number of multi-year contracts received

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Community Organizing

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Increasing

Number of multi-year grants received

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Community Organizing

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Increasing

Number of donations made by board members

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Education and Training

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Increasing

Average number of dollars received per donor

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Increasing

Number of leadership positions held by organization staff in community initiatives

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Community Organizing

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Increasing

Context Notes

Staff serve in leadership positions for several coalitions and initiatives.

Number of consulting projects completed

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Community Organizing

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Increasing

Context Notes

Projects included tax fairness, infrastructure, and corporate transparency.

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Population(s) Served

LGBTQ people, Ethnic and racial groups, Unemployed people

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Increasing

Number of new champions or stakeholders recruited

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Community Organizing

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Increasing

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Leaders identified, cultivated, and trained.

Number of curricula designed

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Community Organizing

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Increasing

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Advocate training programs and materials.

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Community Organizing

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Increasing

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Estimated recruitment.

Number of convenings hosted by the organization

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Community Organizing

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Increasing

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Education events, trainings, conferences.

Number of community initiatives in which the organization participates

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Community Organizing

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Increasing

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Wide range of local and state issue initiatives

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Increasing

Number of meetings or briefings held with policymakers or candidates

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Increasing

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Regular constituent meetings with elected officials and staff. Outreach to candidates to share organizational priorities.

Number of community events or trainings held and attendance

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Increasing

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Educational events, rallies, activist trainings.

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.

Educate and empower local citizens around policy solutions that impact their lives and to do this work in a way that sustains action of the long term.

We utilize a person to person organizing strategy that places an emphasis on self-identified solutions.

We focus efforts on identifying potential leaders and cultivating their skills.

We then empower these leaders to mobilize a broad range of individuals and like-minded organizations to achieve shared goals.

70 years of experience proves that we have the staying power and adaptability to meet existing and emerging needs to meet our goals.

Our staff and activists take part in training and renewal exercises to keep their skills sharp and relevant.

Over the years we have published 100s of educational materials, conducted 100s of educational events, organized 100s of communities, activated 1000s of people, and help created 100s of community leaders.

Our work has led to success on issue campaigns to raise wages, secure earned income tax credits, reign in predatory lenders, created local trade commissions, and successfully educated citizens leading to critical policy successes on health care, trade, and infrastructure.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Americans for Democratic Action Education Fund

Board of directors
as of 11/16/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

James Bishop


Board co-chair

Christine Riddiough

James Bishop

William Markus

Amy Isaacs

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? 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/16/2023

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