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FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE EDUCATION FUND

Fight for the Future Edu Fund

Boston, MA   |  https://www.fftfef.org/
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FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE EDUCATION FUND

EIN: 45-2852041


Mission

We harness the power of the Internet to channel outrage into action, defending our most basic rights in the digital age. We fight to ensure that technology is a force for empowerment, free expression, and liberation rather than tyranny, corruption, and structural inequality. We are an intentionally small, fierce team of technologists, creatives, and policy experts working to educate and mobilize at an unprecedented scale, achieving victories previously thought to be impossible.

Ruling year info

2014

Exe Director

Sarah Roth-Gaudette

Director

Evan Greer

Main address

PO Box 55071, PMB 95005

Boston, MA 02205 USA

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EIN

45-2852041

Subject area info

Media democracy

Public affairs

Individual liberties

Social rights

Antidiscrimination

Population served info

Adults

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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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?

Net neutrality

The FCC repealed net neutrality, but that doesn’t mean it’s dead. The move sparked unprecedented cross-partisan backlash, and our viral BattleForTheNet.com campaign helped harness that Internet outrage and turn it into political power.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Fight for privacy and digital security––hold tech companies accountable.
Pressure tech companies on human rights.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Engage on issues of content moderation and platform censorship.
Prevent overreaching copyright regulations.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

We harness the power of the Internet to channel outrage into action, defending our most basic rights in the digital age.

We fight to ensure that technology is a force for empowerment, free expression, and liberation rather than tyranny, corruption, and structural inequality.

We are an intentionally small, fierce team of technologists, creatives, and policy experts working to educate and mobilize at an unprecedented scale, achieving victories previously thought to be impossible.

We've developed a first-of-its-kind tech organizing model — a combination of smart technology, messaging and coalition-building that put the public at the center of the political process — to ignite massive and unprecedented viral response. We're inventive technologists and organizers who can take failing fights and figure out the best strategies to change their course.

Our accomplishments are testament to the notion that with the right approach and adequate support, the public interest can prevail—even over some of the largest and most entrenched lobbies in Washington.

TOP ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Developed the strategy and online tools that were used to drive nearly four million comments to the FCC, winning net neutrality, the historic “First Amendment” protection of the Internet. Unleashed the huge backlash to its repeal, keeping trojan horse compromises at bay and helping clear the way for state reinstatement of the rules until their full reinstatement by Congress.
*Conceived and coordinated the largest online protest in history, in which over 24 million people and websites were able to defeat the Stop Online Piracy Act and the PROTECT IP Act that would have led to widespread Internet censorship.
*Pushed popular services to build secure, privacy-protecting encryption into their products, and when they did, we successfully fought to defend products like the iPhone from misguided mandates for government “backdoors”.
*Launched the first major national campaign calling for a federal ban on law enforcement use of facial recognition, prompting bans in four major cities and more on the way. Pushed major concert promoters to commit not to use the technology.
*Spearheaded campaigns that resulted in the release of whistleblower Chelsea Manning and helped stop the Trans Pacific Partnership.
*Assembled the innovative technology used to contact lawmakers, register to vote, expose FCC fraud, spark multiple investigations, and empower volunteers to organize their own protests. Most recently, we helped the September 2019 Digital Climate Strike organizers use our playbook to recruit 10,000 websites to join in the massive protest, driving nearly 40% of traffic to the site.

Financials

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Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

2.88

Average of 2.30 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

6

Average of 4.4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0%

Average of 10% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE EDUCATION FUND’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 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $429,803 -$560,863 -$5,451 $225,840 -$57,631
As % of expenses 51.5% -59.8% -0.7% 24.8% -7.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $429,803 -$560,863 -$5,451 $225,840 -$57,631
As % of expenses 51.5% -59.8% -0.7% 24.8% -7.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,210,680 $500,609 $793,952 $968,303 $812,543
Total revenue, % change over prior year 66.7% -58.7% 58.6% 22.0% -16.1%
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% 0.2% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 99.8% 99.9% 93.3% 100.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 6.7% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $834,115 $938,101 $732,961 $910,444 $729,276
Total expenses, % change over prior year -2.1% 12.5% -21.9% 24.2% -19.9%
Personnel 46.1% 51.2% 63.4% 79.9% 81.0%
Professional fees 5.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Occupancy 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
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 47.5% 48.8% 36.6% 20.1% 19.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $834,115 $938,101 $732,961 $910,444 $729,276
One month of savings $69,510 $78,175 $61,080 $75,870 $60,773
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $36,515 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $903,625 $1,016,276 $794,041 $1,022,829 $790,049

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 4.6 1.8 6.1 4.0 6.0
Months of cash and investments 4.6 1.8 6.1 4.0 6.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 8.2 0.1 0.0 3.0 2.8
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $320,084 $144,441 $374,035 $306,290 $363,006
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $483,551 $200,838 $207,539 $145,972 $225,268
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) 11.7% 21.3% 42.8% 15.6% 21.0%
Unrestricted net assets $567,161 $6,298 $847 $226,687 $169,056
Temporarily restricted net assets $142,270 $265,641 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $142,270 $265,641 $332,083 $164,102 $305,000
Total net assets $709,431 $271,939 $332,930 $390,789 $474,056

Key data checks

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Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Exe Director

Sarah Roth-Gaudette

Sarah was our Chief Operating Officer for 3 years. Her background includes running a nationwide canvass operation with the Public Interest Network and several cycles of volunteer-driven GOTV campaigns with Moveon PAC and others

Director

Evan Greer

Evan directs our campaigns and communications. She’s been organizing hard-hitting campaigns for more than a decade and is a regular contributor to The Guardian, Newsweek, and Time Magazine. Prior to joining, she toured as a professional musician.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 03/26/2024
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Board chair

Tiffiniy Cheng

FFTFEF Co-founder

Hannah Sassaman

Media Mobilizing Project

Holmes Wilson

FFTFEF Co-founder

Ernesto Falcon

EFF

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/26/2024

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