The Center for Organizational Research and Education

Address
1090 Vermont Ave NW No 800
Washington, DC 20005
Contact
Website: http://seescheduleo
Phone: +1 (202) 420-7871
Nonprofit
NTEE: R60 - Civil Liberties Advocacy
EIN: 26-0006579

Mission

TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ON CONSUMER ISSUES, INCLUDING THOSE RELATED TO GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS, ESPECIALLY THOSE RELATED TO PRODUCT CHOICES; EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT WORK ON ISSUES RELATED TO PUBLIC POLICIES, ESPECIALLY THOSE WORKING TO INCREASE (CONTINUED) GOVERNMENT REGULATION AND ELIMINATE CONSUMER CHOICE; TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ABOUT ORGANIZATIONS, THEIR FUNDING SOURCES AND THEIR PROGRAM ACTIVITIES.
 20152013201220112010
Basic features of the organization
Doing business as nameSEE SCHEDULE O THE CENTER FOR CONSUMER FREEDOM
Year of formation2002
Metropolitan statistical area8872
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$45,912.00    
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$45,912.00    
Number of employees3    
Number of people compensated >$100k0    
Number of volunteers0    
Number of highly compensated contractors4    
Personnel
Berman, Richard
TitlePRESIDENT, EXEC. DIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personRICHARD BERMAN    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org14.65    
Reportable compensation from org$39,525.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Blackstock, James
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personJAMES BLACKSTOCK    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org0.17    
Reportable compensation from org$500.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Browne, David
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personDAVID BROWNE    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org0.17    
Reportable compensation from org$3,887.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Cardwell, F
TitleSECRETARY & TREASURER/DIRE    
Name of key/compensated personF LANE CARDWELL    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org0.19    
Reportable compensation from org$500.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Marchioli, Nelson
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personNELSON MARCHIOLI    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org0.14    
Reportable compensation from org$500.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Mindus, Daniel
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personDANIEL MINDUS    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org0.14    
Reportable compensation from org$500.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Verrecchia, Richard
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personRICHARD VERRECCHIA    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org0.14    
Reportable compensation from org$500.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesRESEARCH AND EDUCATION ON ISSUES RELATED TO CONSUMER CHOICES AND THE ACTIVIST COMMUNITY (CONTINUED) ATTACKING THOSE CHOICES; PROVIDING EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION TO POLICYMAKERS, THE MEDIA AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC. EXPOSING THE FUNDING, AGENDA AND TACTICS OF A VARIETY OF ACTIVIST GROUPS.    
Program service expenses, total$3,341,967.00    
Programs, including revenue & expenses
MAINTAINED HUMANEWATCH.ORG, A WATCHDOG PROJECT TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES (HSUS), ITS MISLEADING FUNDRAISING PRACTICES, ITS DISMAL TRACK RECORD OF SUPPORTING PET SHELTERS AND ITS SUPPORT OF A RADICAL ANIMAL RIGHTS AGENDA. RESEARCHED VOLUMES OF HSUS-RELATED DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING FEDERAL TAX FORMS, CORRESPONDENCE, NEWS ARTICLES, LEGAL AND GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS, HSUS PUBLICATIONS, AND OTHER RECORDS, WHICH THE ORGANIZATION PUBLISHES ON A DYNAMIC WEBSITE. PRODUCED AND PLACED OVER $945,000 IN ADVERTISING TO PROMOTE HUMANEWATCH, INCLUDING: A BILLBOARD IN NEW YORK'S TIMES SQUARE, SIGNANGE IN A WASHINGTON, DC METRO STATION, AND A TV ADVERTISEMENT ON NATIONAL CABLE ASKING VIEWERS IF THEY WOULD DONTATE TO HSUS KNOWING FACTS ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION. PROVIDED BLOG UPDATES ON RESEARCH FINDINGS TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC. DEVELOPED SOCIAL MEDIA THROUGH FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND YOUTUBE PRESENCE. WROTE AND DISTRIBUTED PRESS RELEASES, OPINION EDITORIALS, AND LETTERS TO THE EDITOR TRIGGERING COVERAGE IN OVER 100 RADIO/TV AND ONLINE/PRINT NEWS OUTLETS, INCLUDING A DOZEN IN THE TOP 100 PUBLICATIONS. IN ADDITION TO THE EXPENSES NOTED ABOVE, CORE RECEIVED AND UTILIZED APPROXIMATELY $4,000 IN DONATED SERVICES TO PROMOTE HUMANEWATCH.ORG. PROVIDED EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT HSUS TO FEDERAL AND STATE LEGISLAORS AND STAFF.
Program expenses$2,377,573.00    
Grants and allocations made$600.00    
Program revenue$4,083.00    
Program descriptionMAINTAINED HUMANEWATCH.ORG, A WATCHDOG PROJECT TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES (HSUS), ITS MISLEADING FUNDRAISING PRACTICES, ITS DISMAL TRACK RECORD OF SUPPORTING PET SHELTERS AND ITS SUPPORT OF A RADICAL ANIMAL RIGHTS AGENDA. RESEARCHED VOLUMES OF HSUS-RELATED DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING FEDERAL TAX FORMS, CORRESPONDENCE, NEWS ARTICLES, LEGAL AND GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS, HSUS PUBLICATIONS, AND OTHER RECORDS, WHICH THE ORGANIZATION PUBLISHES ON A DYNAMIC WEBSITE. PRODUCED AND PLACED OVER $945,000 IN ADVERTISING TO PROMOTE HUMANEWATCH, INCLUDING: A BILLBOARD IN NEW YORK'S TIMES SQUARE, SIGNANGE IN A WASHINGTON, DC METRO STATION, AND A TV ADVERTISEMENT ON NATIONAL CABLE ASKING VIEWERS IF THEY WOULD DONTATE TO HSUS KNOWING FACTS ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION. PROVIDED BLOG UPDATES ON RESEARCH FINDINGS TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC. DEVELOPED SOCIAL MEDIA THROUGH FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND YOUTUBE PRESENCE. WROTE AND DISTRIBUTED PRESS RELEASES, OPINION EDITORIALS, AND LETTERS TO THE EDITOR TRIGGERING COVERAGE IN OVER 100 RADIO/TV AND ONLINE/PRINT NEWS OUTLETS, INCLUDING A DOZEN IN THE TOP 100 PUBLICATIONS. IN ADDITION TO THE EXPENSES NOTED ABOVE, CORE RECEIVED AND UTILIZED APPROXIMATELY $4,000 IN DONATED SERVICES TO PROMOTE HUMANEWATCH.ORG. PROVIDED EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT HSUS TO FEDERAL AND STATE LEGISLAORS AND STAFF.    
MAINTAINED THE CENTER FOR ACCOUNTABILITY IN SCIENCE (ACCOUNTABLESCIENCE.COM) WHICH EDUCATES THE PUBLIC BY DEBUNKING THE JUNK SCIENCE BEHIND THE MANY NEWS STORIES THAT BOMBARD CONSUMERS, HELPS PRESENT A BALANCED VIEW OF THE SCIENCE BEHIND THESE CLAIMS, AND EXAMINES THE ORGANIZATIONS RELEASING THESE REPORTS TO SCARE CONSUMERS. RESEARCHED AND PRODUCED EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS AND HUNDREDS OF BLOG POSTS ON ACCOUNTABLESCIENCE.COM AND THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND YOUTUBE PRESENCE. PROMOTED CAS WITH ONLINE ADVERTISING. MEDIA OUTREACH TRIGGERED COVERAGE IN MORE THAN 100 MEDIA OUTLETS, INCLUDING OVER A DOZEN IN THE TOP 100 PRINT PUBLICATIONS LIKE THE WASHINGTON POST AND THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. PROVIDED EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION ON SCIENTIFIC ISSUES TO FEDERAL AND STATE LEGISLATORS AND STAFF. UTILIZED OVER $420,000 IN DONATED SERVICES TO CONDUCT RESEARCH AND PROMOTE ACCOUNTABLESCIENCE.COM TO THE MEDIA AND THE PUBLIC.
Program expenses$502,408.00    
Grants and allocations made$0.00    
Program revenue$0.00    
Program descriptionMAINTAINED THE CENTER FOR ACCOUNTABILITY IN SCIENCE (ACCOUNTABLESCIENCE.COM) WHICH EDUCATES THE PUBLIC BY DEBUNKING THE JUNK SCIENCE BEHIND THE MANY NEWS STORIES THAT BOMBARD CONSUMERS, HELPS PRESENT A BALANCED VIEW OF THE SCIENCE BEHIND THESE CLAIMS, AND EXAMINES THE ORGANIZATIONS RELEASING THESE REPORTS TO SCARE CONSUMERS. RESEARCHED AND PRODUCED EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS AND HUNDREDS OF BLOG POSTS ON ACCOUNTABLESCIENCE.COM AND THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND YOUTUBE PRESENCE. PROMOTED CAS WITH ONLINE ADVERTISING. MEDIA OUTREACH TRIGGERED COVERAGE IN MORE THAN 100 MEDIA OUTLETS, INCLUDING OVER A DOZEN IN THE TOP 100 PRINT PUBLICATIONS LIKE THE WASHINGTON POST AND THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. PROVIDED EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION ON SCIENTIFIC ISSUES TO FEDERAL AND STATE LEGISLATORS AND STAFF. UTILIZED OVER $420,000 IN DONATED SERVICES TO CONDUCT RESEARCH AND PROMOTE ACCOUNTABLESCIENCE.COM TO THE MEDIA AND THE PUBLIC.    
MAINTAINED THE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ALLIANCE PROJECT (INCLUDING BIGGREENRADICALS.COM, EPAFACTS.COM, GREENDECOYS.COM, AND STOPTHEEPA.COM) WHICH EDUCATES THE PUBLIC ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS, THEIR AGENDAS THAT AFFECT CONSUMER CHOICES, THEIR DEEP CONNECTIONS WITH GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, THEIR FUNDING SOURCES, AND MANY OF THEIR TACTICS INVOLVING ESTABLISHING FRONT GROUPS. ENGAGED IN ISSUE RESEARCH, PROVIDING INFORMATION ON ENVIRONMENT-RELATED ISSUES VIA MULTIPLE WEBSITES, REGULARLY UPDATED BLOGS, TRADITIONAL MEDIA OUTREACH, SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS, AND PRODUCING AND DISTRIBUTING ONLINE AND VIDEO ADVERTISEMENTS TOTALING OVER $85,000. ACTIVITY HAS RESULTED IN COVERAGE IN OVER 170 PRINT AND ONLINE MEDIA OUTLETS, INCLUDING APPROXIMATELY 20 IN THE TOP 100 PUBLICATIONS. PROVIDED RESEARCH AND INFORMATION ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES TO LEGISLATORS AND STAFF.
Program expenses$266,452.00    
Grants and allocations made$0.00    
Program revenue$1,000.00    
Program descriptionMAINTAINED THE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ALLIANCE PROJECT (INCLUDING BIGGREENRADICALS.COM, EPAFACTS.COM, GREENDECOYS.COM, AND STOPTHEEPA.COM) WHICH EDUCATES THE PUBLIC ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS, THEIR AGENDAS THAT AFFECT CONSUMER CHOICES, THEIR DEEP CONNECTIONS WITH GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, THEIR FUNDING SOURCES, AND MANY OF THEIR TACTICS INVOLVING ESTABLISHING FRONT GROUPS. ENGAGED IN ISSUE RESEARCH, PROVIDING INFORMATION ON ENVIRONMENT-RELATED ISSUES VIA MULTIPLE WEBSITES, REGULARLY UPDATED BLOGS, TRADITIONAL MEDIA OUTREACH, SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS, AND PRODUCING AND DISTRIBUTING ONLINE AND VIDEO ADVERTISEMENTS TOTALING OVER $85,000. ACTIVITY HAS RESULTED IN COVERAGE IN OVER 170 PRINT AND ONLINE MEDIA OUTLETS, INCLUDING APPROXIMATELY 20 IN THE TOP 100 PUBLICATIONS. PROVIDED RESEARCH AND INFORMATION ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES TO LEGISLATORS AND STAFF.    
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$5,106,372.00    
Revenue from contributions (total)$5,100,664.00$1,485,994.00$1,240,566.00$1,391,700.00$2,127,580.00
Investment income, current yr$125.00    
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$5,100,664.00    
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00    
Other revenue, current yr$0.00    
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00    
Program service revenue (total)$5,583.00$4,876.00$5,022.00$6,421.00$25,512.00
Gross receipts$5,106,372.00    
Sources of contributions
Revenue from all other contributions$5,100,664.00    
Other types of revenue
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$125.00    
Net rental income$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$3,583,198.00    
Total functional expenses: program service $3,341,967.00    
Total functional expenses: management and general$176,538.00    
Total functional expenses: fundraising$64,693.00    
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total)$7,481.00    
Legal fees (total)$25,381.00    
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00    
General management fees (total)$1,686,086.00    
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$1,729,071.00$879,268.00$553,091.00$448,721.00$1,318,098.00
Total assets, beginning of year$323,935.00    
Total liabilities$350,265.00$332,192.00$235,512.00$355,181.00$505,585.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$468,303.00    
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$111,369.00    
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr-$74,996.00    
Temporarily restricted net assets$1,453,802.00    
Net assets$1,378,806.00    
Net assets, beginning of year-$144,368.00    
Other assets$0.00    
Cash: non-interest bearing$676,705.00    
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$109,879.00    
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$1,523,174.00    
Advertising (total)$1,106,258.00    
Savings & temp cash investment$934,381.00    
Accounts receivable, net$731.00    
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$5,885.00    
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$350,265.00    
Total net assets or fund balances$1,378,806.00    
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members7    
Number of independent voting members6    
Financial sheets auditedTrue    
Accrual accountingTrue    
Tax year start date2015-01-01    
Tax year end date2015-12-012013-12-012012-12-012011-12-012010-12-01
Indicators for schedules (selected)
Business transaction with entity ownerTrue    
LobbiedTrue    
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990    
Date e-filing submitted2017-03-31    
IRS schema version2015v2.1    
Filing identifier201623209349306767    
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