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League of Women Voters of Topeka-Shawnee County

Empowering Voters. Defending democracy

TOPEKA, KS   |  www.lwvtsc.org

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League of Women Voters of Topeka-Shawnee County

EIN: 23-7086763


Mission

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.

Ruling year info

2019

President

Ms. Mary Lou Davis

Main address

P.O. Box 67251

TOPEKA, KS 66667 USA

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EIN

23-7086763

Subject area info

Public policy

Leadership development

Democracy

Voter education and registration

Population served info

Adults

NTEE code info

Voter Education/Registration (R40)

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

Leadership Development (W70)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In the Leagues Voter Service work, we empower voters through education with unbiased information about the voting process, candidates, and ballot measures. We focus on local and statewide election information. The League of Women Voters work is always nonpartisan we do not support or oppose any political party or any candidate.

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?

Voter Education

1) Member involvement
2) Advocacy and public policy: Encourage citizen responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in policymaking and implementation
3) Communications: preparation and dissemination of information which promote political awareness, responsibility and promote address selected issues.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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 new champions or stakeholders recruited

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

Adults, Adolescents

Related Program

Voter Education

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Volunteers in high schools and the local university.

Number of meetings with policymakers or candidates

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

Adults

Related Program

Voter Education

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Meetings with policymakers focused on adding voting locations. The City Council Candidate Meet and Greet in 2023 had all candidates present.

Number of individuals attending briefings and presentations

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

Adults

Related Program

Voter Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

In the Leagues Voter Service work, we empower voters through education with unbiased information about the
voting process, candidates, and ballot measures. We focus on local and statewide election information. The
League of Women Voters work is always nonpartisan we do not support or oppose any political party or any
candidate.
The LWVTSC's goals for 2024 include:
A 300% in the number of community contacts
A 300% increase in the number of students contacted at the local technical college
A 2% increase in the number of students contacted at local high schools and the local university
These goals reflect emphasis on reaching people who are often less inclined to participate in civic life and elections.

Supporting this effort will be renewed emphasis on leadership development among members of the League with plans to provide leadership training opportunities to at least 7 young members this year.

In 2024, the League of Women Voters of Topeka-Shawnee County (LWVTSC) will continue building on our 100+ years of work in voter education to encourage more voters to participate in the years presidential and state legislative elections. The following tools will assist us in accomplishing our goals.

Printed voter education materials, e.g., bookmarks, wallet cards, flyers, tri-fold brochures, and volunteer training
materials. Those materials will be distributed at tabling events at throughout our county-wide service area. Tabling events are regularly held at art walks, farmers' markets, higher education orientation sessions, cultural festivals.

LWVTSC also makes presentations to high school classes throughout the county providing students who are eligible to vote to register and explaining the importance of voting every year (Kansas has both even- and odd-numbered year elections.).

Finally, LWVTSC engages in a get-out-the-vote effort that encourages members and friends to contact friends and family who are registered voters in Kansas to participate in every election. These efforts involve mailing postcards with personal messages as well as making contacts via phone and email. We have found that personal contacts received better responses than 'literature drop' canvassing.

The League has a cadre of dedicated volunteers who devote many hours each year to voter education activities. The League's members make monetary donations to support these activities. When available, the League applies for grants to support its work. The League of Women Voters of Kansas recently notified the League that it will support leadership training through a grant from the Kansas Leadership Center.

Thus far in the 2023-2024 fiscal year League volunteers have talked with more than 1,800 people at community events to encourage voter registration and participation.

Financials

League of Women Voters of Topeka-Shawnee County

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

League of Women Voters of Topeka-Shawnee County

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $8,772
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $9,595
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $18,367
Expenses
Program Services $5,157
Administration $0
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $11,007

League of Women Voters of Topeka-Shawnee County

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $41,358
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $41,358

Operations

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

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President

Ms. Mary Lou Davis

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

League of Women Voters of Topeka-Shawnee County

Board of directors
as of 01/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Mary Lou Davis

Mary Lou Davis

Vicki Buening

Mary Torrence

Mary Galligan

Glennie Buckley

Allan Foster

Orion Jordan

Cindy Lash

Ginger Park

Glenda Overstreet-Vaughn

Susan Quinn

Meredith Williard

Carole Jordan

Jan Martens

Robin Sweeney

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/19/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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