CHANGE Illinois

Chicago, IL   |
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CHANGE Illinois

EIN: 46-1197953


CHANGE Illinois is dedicated to activities that promote honest and effective government, open elections, and high levels of voter participation in Illinois.

Ruling year info


Principal Officer

Madeleine Doubek

Main address

2045 W Grand Ave Ste B Pmb 33558,

Chicago, IL 60612 USA

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Subject area info

Civic participation

Campaign finance

Voter education and registration

Public integrity


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Population served info

Children and youth


Ethnic and racial groups

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms




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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Ethics Reform

Through research, education and advocacy, CHANGE Illinois works to improve ethics laws and regulations in the state of Illinois to boost transparency and stem corruption.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Incarcerated people
People with disabilities

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 public events held to further mission

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Ethnic and racial groups, Incarcerated people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

Includes events and meetings led by our Community Organizing Director as well as semi-public meetings of the Illinois Redistricting Collaborative led by our Advocacy Director, supported by our staff.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization


CHANGE Illinois
Fiscal year: Apr 01 - Mar 31
Financial documents
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 34.75 over 9 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 13 over 9 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 19% over 9 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

CHANGE Illinois

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Apr 01 - Mar 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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CHANGE Illinois

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Apr 01 - Mar 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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CHANGE Illinois

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Apr 01 - Mar 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of CHANGE Illinois’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $85,722 $326,424 $653,807 -$439,768 -$35,858
As % of expenses 31.0% 65.8% 120.8% -36.2% -5.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $85,722 $326,424 $653,807 -$439,768 -$35,858
As % of expenses 31.0% 65.8% 120.8% -36.2% -5.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $368,802 $922,401 $1,095,123 $775,639 $594,774
Total revenue, % change over prior year 33.6% 150.1% 18.7% -29.2% -23.3%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.9%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 99.5% 99.2% 94.0% 100.0% 99.1%
Other revenue 0.5% 0.8% 6.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $276,387 $495,977 $541,316 $1,215,407 $630,632
Total expenses, % change over prior year -8.3% 79.5% 9.1% 124.5% -48.1%
Personnel 84.0% 64.1% 73.8% 43.1% 78.3%
Professional fees 2.9% 12.4% 9.5% 44.4% 14.3%
Occupancy 3.6% 4.4% 4.0% 1.0% 0.1%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 9.5% 19.0% 12.7% 11.5% 7.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $276,387 $495,977 $541,316 $1,215,407 $630,632
One month of savings $23,032 $41,331 $45,110 $101,284 $52,553
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $299,419 $537,308 $586,426 $1,316,691 $683,185

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 15.2 15.3 29.1 8.9 16.5
Months of cash and investments 15.2 15.3 29.1 8.9 16.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 14.6 16.0 29.2 8.7 16.0
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $349,589 $632,657 $1,313,961 $904,103 $865,593
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $128,471 $0 $0 $2,236
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 4.0% 1.5% 1.1% 4.0% 3.7%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $662,124 $1,315,931 $876,163 $840,305
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $100,000 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $335,700 $762,124 $1,315,931 $876,163 $840,305

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Material data errors No No No No No


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

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Principal Officer

Madeleine Doubek

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

CHANGE Illinois

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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CHANGE Illinois

Board of directors
as of 02/06/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board co-chair

Deborah Harrington

Board co-chair

Brad McMillan

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/11/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data


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