Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibi Research and Education Foundation

Address
255 South Champlain St
Burlington, VT 05401
Contact
Website: http://www.vbsr.org
Phone: +1 (802) 862-8347
Nonprofit
NTEE: P50 - Personal Social Services
EIN: 03-0349495

Mission

To provide research and education on issues of importance to the natural, human, and economic environments of Vermont citizens.
 20162015201420132012
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1995
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area1303
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$35,856.00$15,845.00$14,560.00$10,650.00 
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation $17,273.00$13,000.00$10,400.00 
Number of employees0000 
Number of people compensated >$100k0000 
Number of volunteers9944 
Number of highly compensated contractors0000 
Personnel
Barber, Lars
Title Director   
Name of key/compensated person Lars Barber   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 0.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs 0.00   
Campbell, Jane
TitleExecutive Dir.    
Name of key/compensated personJane Campbell    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org23.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$899.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $34,956.00    
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00    
Cohen, Andrea
Title Executive Dir.Executive Dir.Executive Dir.Executive Dir.
Name of key/compensated person Andrea CohenAndrea CohenAndrea CohenAndrea Cohen
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 2.002.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org $17,273.00$13,000.00$10,400.00$12,600.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $332.00$1,560.00$250.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$52,000.00$0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs 0.000.000.00 
Hollander, Jeffrey
TitleDirectorDirectorDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personJeffrey HollanderJeffrey HollanderJeffrey HollanderJeffrey HollanderJeffrey Hollander
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.00 
Hooper, Allison
TitlePresidentPresidentPresidentPresidentPresident
Name of key/compensated personAllison HooperAllison HooperAllison HooperAllison HooperAllison Hooper
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.00 
Lineberger, Julie
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personJulie Lineberger    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00    
Mayer, Don
TitleVice PresidentVice PresidentVice PresidentVice PresidentVice President
Name of key/compensated personDon MayerDon MayerDon MayerDon MayerDon Mayer
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.00 
Moulton, Melinda
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personMelinda Moulton    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00    
Patt, Avram
TitleInterim EDInterim ED   
Name of key/compensated personAvram PattAvram Patt   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org20.000.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00   
Rubin, Matthew
TitleSec/TreasSecretary/TreasSecretary/TreasSecretary/TreasSecretary/Treas
Name of key/compensated personMatthew RubinMatthew RubinMatthew RubinMatthew RubinMatthew Rubin
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.00 
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesTo provide research and education on issues of importance to the natural, human, and economic environments of Vermont citizens.To provide research and education on issues of importance to the natural, human, and economic environments of Vermont citizens.To provide research and education on issues of importance to the natural, human, and economic environments of Vermont citizens.To provide research and education on issues of importance to the natural, human, and economic environments of Vermont citizens. 
Primary exempt purpose    To provide research and education on issues of importance to the natural, human, and economic environments of Vermont citizens.
Program service expenses, total$238,795.00$251,746.00$357,781.00$308,841.00$163,053.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
Networking Events - The Spring Conference is VBSR's largest conference with over 350 attendees and high quality speakers and workshops on socially responsible business practices. In the early fall, we hold our award dinner, which honors an individual whose lifetime achievements model the triple-bottom-line philosophy. This event gathers over 100 attendees. Our Fall Conference takes place in the southern part of the state and therefore draws a smaller number of attendees. At the fall conference, we acknowledge our legislative leaders of the year and,like the Spring conference, there are speakers and workshops. Throughout the year, we hold 8-10 get-togethers which are smaller networking events held in different parts of the state hosted by member businesses. Each get-together has an educational component.
Program expenses$97,040.00$117,848.00$172,504.00$132,407.00 
Program revenue$32,437.00$35,944.00$138,654.00$75,986.00 
Program descriptionNetworking Events - The Spring Conference is VBSR's largest conference with over 350 attendees and high quality speakers and workshops on socially responsible business practices. In the early fall, we hold our award dinner, which honors an individual whose lifetime achievements model the triple-bottom-line philosophy. This event gathers over 100 attendees. Our Fall Conference takes place in the southern part of the state and therefore draws a smaller number of attendees. At the fall conference, we acknowledge our legislative leaders of the year and,like the Spring conference, there are speakers and workshops. Throughout the year, we hold 8-10 get-togethers which are smaller networking events held in different parts of the state hosted by member businesses. Each get-together has an educational component.Networking Events - The Spring Conference is VBSR's largest conference with over 350 attendees and high quality speakers and workshops. In the early fall, we hold our Terry Ehrich award dinner honoring that year's recipient. This event gathers over 100 attendees. Our Fall Conference takes place in the southern part of the state and therefore draws a smaller number of attendees. At the fall conference, we acknowledge our legislative leaders of the year and,like the Spring conference, there are speakers and workshops. Throughout the year, we hold 8-10 get-togethers which are smaller networking events held in different parts of the state hosted by member businesses. Each get-together has an educational component.Networking Events - The Spring Conference is VBSR's largest conference with over 350 attendees and high quality speakers and workshops. In the early fall, we hold our Terry Ehrich award dinner honoring that year's recipient. This event gathers over 100 attendees. Our Fall Conference takes place in the southern part of the state and therefore draws a smaller number of attendees. At the fall conference, we acknowledge our legislative leaders of the year and,like the Spring conference, there are speakers and workshops. Throughout the year, we hold 8-10 get-togethers which are smaller networking events held in different parts of the state hosted by member businesses. Each get-together has an educational component.Networking Events - The Spring Conference is VBSR's largest conference with over 350 attendees and high quality speakers and workshops. In the early fall, we hold our Terry Ehrich award dinner honoring that year's recipient. This event gathers over 100 attendees. Our Fall Conference takes place in the southern part of the state and therefore draws a smaller number of attendees. At the fall conference, we acknowledge our legislative leaders of the year and like the Spring conference, there are speakers and workshops. Throughout the year, we hold 8-10 get-togethers which are smaller networking events held in different parts of the state hosted by member businesses. Each get-together has an educational component. 
Special Projects- VBSR implemented the Health Exchange Navigator Project, the Business Energy Action Project, and the Lets Grow Kids Campaign in 2014. For these projects, we provide information and education to businesses and individuals. In the case of the Health Exchange Navigator Project, a Health Care Navigator provides education about the Vermont Health Connect Health Care exchange by holding open office hours at various locations around the state for businesses and individuals, setting up one-on-one assistance meetings, and helping to enroll businesses and individuals on the Exchange. Information and outreach about the Navigator services are implemented through social media, email marketing, and other means of outreach. For the Business Energy Action (BEA) project, the outreach involves directing businesses to opportunities for reducing their use of energy. BEA also utilizes social media and email marketing. The Lets Grow Kids project includes education and outreach to the business community on the brain science and the importance of healthy early childhood development to our families, communities, and economy.
Program expenses $50,820.00$127,158.00$125,506.00 
Program revenue  $163,807.00$129,387.00 
Program description Special Projects- VBSR implemented the Health Exchange Navigator Project, the Business Energy Action Project, and the Lets Grow Kids Campaign in 2014. For these projects, we provide information and education to businesses and individuals. In the case of the Health Exchange Navigator Project, a Health Care Navigator provides education about the Vermont Health Connect Health Care exchange by holding open office hours at various locations around the state for businesses and individuals, setting up one-on-one assistance meetings, and helping to enroll businesses and individuals on the Exchange. Information and outreach about the Navigator services are implemented through social media, email marketing, and other means of outreach. For the Business Energy Action (BEA) project, the outreach involves directing businesses to opportunities for reducing their use of energy. BEA also utilizes social media and email marketing. The Lets Grow Kids project includes education and outreach to the business community on the brain science and the importance of healthy early childhood development to our families, communities, and economy.Special Projects- VBSR implemented the Health Exchange Navigator Project, the Business Energy Action Project, and the Lets Grow Kids Campaign in 2014. For these projects, we provide information and education to businesses and individuals. In the case of the Health Exchange Navigator Project, a Health Care Navigator provides education about the Vermont Health Connect Health Care exchange by holding open office hours at various locations around the state for businesses and individuals, setting up one-on-one assistance meetings, and helping to enroll businesses and individuals on the Exchange. Information and outreach about the Navigator services are implemented through social media, email marketing, and other means of outreach. For the Business Energy Action (BEA) project, the outreach involves directing businesses to opportunities for reducing their use of energy. BEA also utilizes social media and email marketing. The Lets Grow Kids project includes education and outreach to the business community on the brain science and the importance of healthy early childhood development to our families, communities, and economy.Special Projects - VBSR implemented the Health Exchange Navigator Project and the Business Energy Action Projects in 2013. For both of these projects we provide information and education to businesses and individuals. In the case of the Health Exchange Navigator Project the education concerns the Vermont Health Connect Health Care exchange and a Health Care Navigator holds open office hours at various locations around the state for businesses and individuals, sets up one-on-one assistance meetings, and helps to enroll businesses and individuals on the Exchange. Information and outreach about the Navigator services are implemented through social media, email marketing, and other means of outreach. For the Business Energy Action project the outreach involves directing businesses to opportunities for reducing their use of energy, That campaign also utilizes social media and email marketing. 
Special Projects-Policy Educaton Through workshops, forums, newsletters and white papers, we help educate business people, legislators, community leaders, and other decision-makers about triple-bottom-line issues related to business. These issues relate to the economy, environment, sustainable communities, workplace quality, and other business issues.
Program expenses$80,721.00    
Program descriptionSpecial Projects-Policy Educaton Through workshops, forums, newsletters and white papers, we help educate business people, legislators, community leaders, and other decision-makers about triple-bottom-line issues related to business. These issues relate to the economy, environment, sustainable communities, workplace quality, and other business issues.    
Vermont Internship Program - VBSR helps to foster relationships with Vermont employers, Vermont educational institutions, and college students to create collaborative opportunities. VBSR works with businesses to identify and advertise internship opportunities and connects qualified candidates to the business.
Program expenses$51,699.00$65,267.00$43,816.00$32,235.00 
Program revenue  $64,676.00$63,329.00 
Program descriptionVermont Internship Program - VBSR helps to foster relationships with Vermont employers, Vermont educational institutions, and college students to create collaborative opportunities. VBSR works with businesses to identify and advertise internship opportunities and connects qualified candidates to the business.Vermont Internship Program - VBSR helps to foster relationships with Vermont employers, Vermont educational institutions, and college students to create collaborative opportunities. VBSR works with businesses to identify and advertise internship opportunities and connects qualified candidates to the business.Vermont Internship Program - VBSR helps to foster relationships with Vermont employers, Vermont educational institutions, and college students to create collaborative opportunities. VBSR works with businesses to identify and advertise internship opportunities and connects qualified candidates to the business.Vermont Internship Program - VBSR helps to foster relationships with Vermont employers, Vermont educational institutions, and college students to create collaborative opportunities. VBSR works with businesses to identify and advertise internship opportunities and connects qualified candidates to the business. 
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$275,691.00$319,191.00$382,137.00$337,734.00$199,662.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$243,254.00$125,621.00$221,233.00$187,715.00$59,385.00
Investment income, current yr$0.00$0.00$0.00$91.00$1.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$243,254.00$125,621.00$221,233.00$187,715.00 
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other revenue, current yr$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Program service revenue (total)$32,437.00$193,570.00$160,904.00$149,928.00$137,005.00
Gross receipts$275,691.00$319,191.00$382,137.00$337,734.00 
Sources of contributions
Contributions revenue from membership dues$19,676.00    
Revenue from gov't grants$69,762.00$105,146.00$219,733.00$187,715.00 
Revenue from all other contributions$153,816.00$20,475.00$1,500.00  
Other types of revenue
Royalties (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Net revenue from gaming (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$0.00$0.00$0.00$91.00 
Net rental income$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Net income from fundraising events$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Net inventory sales (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$271,393.00$265,559.00$374,702.00$319,541.00 
Total functional expenses: program service $238,795.00$251,746.00$357,781.00$308,841.00 
Total functional expenses: management and general$26,420.00$12,506.00$14,472.00$8,686.00 
Total functional expenses: fundraising$6,178.00$1,307.00$2,449.00$2,014.00 
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Legal fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
General management fees (total)$0.00$108,327.00$164,705.00$106,545.00 
Investment management fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$91,878.00$86,816.00$46,616.00$56,949.00$13,297.00
Total assets, beginning of year$86,816.00$46,616.00$56,949.00$13,297.00$15,907.00
Total liabilities$67,048.00$66,284.00$79,717.00$97,485.00$72,027.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$66,284.00$79,717.00$97,485.00$72,027.00$51,219.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Loans & receivables from key persons$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Net assets$24,830.00$20,532.00-$33,101.00-$40,536.00-$58,730.00
Net assets, beginning of year$20,532.00-$33,101.00-$40,536.00-$58,730.00 
Other liabilities$65,340.00$52,730.00$79,517.00$97,285.00 
Intangible assets$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other assets$2,526.00$500.00$100.00$100.00 
Investments: other securities$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Investments: publicly traded securities$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Cash: non-interest bearing$77,357.00$76,869.00$31,010.00$29,437.00 
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$76,869.00$31,010.00$29,437.00$10,419.00 
Investments -- program-related$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Inventories for sale or use$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$4,298.00$53,632.00$7,435.00$18,193.00 
Advertising (total)$1,215.00$5,866.00$10,094.00$13,895.00 
Savings & temp cash investment$0.00$502.00$501.00$501.00 
Accounts receivable, net$11,995.00$8,600.00$14,168.00$25,587.00 
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$1,708.00-$250.00$200.00$200.00 
Deferred revenue $13,804.00   
Total net assets or fund balances$24,830.00$20,532.00-$33,101.00-$40,536.00 
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$345.00$492.00$492.00$156.00 
Payment to affiliates$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members6444 
Number of independent voting members6444 
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2016-01-012015-01-012014-01-012013-01-012012-01-01
Tax year end date2016-12-012015-12-012014-12-012013-12-012012-12-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990EZ
Date e-filing submitted2017-12-292017-04-032016-02-102014-12-302013-12-04
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.02014v5.02013v3.12012v2.0
Filing identifier201703199349309775201623199349310127201533179349306468201403219349302510201343099349200319
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