ALLIANCE FOR A BETTER MINNESOTA

Address
1600 UNIVERSITY AVENUE WEST
SAINT PAUL, MN 55104
Contact
Website: http://www.allianceminnesota.org
Phone: +1 (651) 647-2642
Nonprofit
NTEE: S01 - Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
EIN: 26-0317208

Mission

BUILDS SOCIAL, RACIAL & ECONOMIC JUSTICE
 20162015201420132012
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2007
Subsection code04
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area5120
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$41,400.00$59,108.00$33,907.00$56,999.00$113,196.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$48,600.00$59,108.00$116,882.00$57,000.00$79,238.00
Number of employees131312109
Number of people compensated >$100k 0000
Number of volunteers00000
Number of highly compensated contractors 000 
Personnel
Beadle, Kelly
TitleDIRECTOR, TREASURERDIRECTOR, TREASURERDIRECTOR, TREASURERDIRECTOR, TREASURERDIRECTOR, TREASURER
Name of key/compensated personKELLY BEADLEKELLY BEADLEKELLY BEADLEKELLY BEADLEKELLY BEADLE
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org0.500.500.500.500.50
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$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Bergstrom, Greta
TitlePAST DIRECTOR, SECRETARYDIRECTOR, SECRETARYDIRECTOR, SECRETARYDIRECTOR, SECRETARYDIRECTOR, SECRETARY
Name of key/compensated personGRETA BERGSTROMGRETA BERGSTROMGRETA BERGSTROMGRETA BERGSTROMGRETA BERGSTROM
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org0.500.500.500.500.50
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$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Cardinal, Denise
TitleMEMBER AT LARGEMEMBER AT LARGE  FOUNDING DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personDENISE CARDINALDENISE CARDINAL  DENISE CARDINAL
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue  True
Average hours per week working for org0.500.50  2.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00  $16,682.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00  $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00  $7,149.00
Davis, Joe
TitleEXEC DIRECTOREXEC DIRECTORINTERM EXEC DIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personJOE DAVISJOE DAVISJOE DAVIS  
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org27.0027.0027.00  
Reportable compensation from org$48,600.00$59,108.00$46,680.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$4,839.00$3,627.00$3,030.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $41,400.00$25,332.00$13,740.00  
Duininck, Adam
Title PAST MEMBER AT LARGEMEMBER AT LARGEMEMBER AT LARGEMEMBER AT LARGE
Name of key/compensated person ADAM DUININCKADAM DUININCKADAM DUININCKADAM DUININCK
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org 0.500.500.500.50
Reportable compensation from org $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
Elliot, Brian
TitleMEMBER AT LARGEMEMBER AT LARGEMEMBER AT LARGEMEMBER AT LARGEMEMBER AT LARGE
Name of key/compensated personBRIAN ELLIOTBRIAN ELLIOTBRIAN ELLIOTBRIAN ELLIOTBRIAN ELLIOT
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org0.500.500.500.500.50
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$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Goldfarb, Ben
Title  PAST CONTR. EXEC DIRECTORMEMBER AT LARGEMEMBER AT LARGE
Name of key/compensated person  BEN GOLDFARBBEN GOLDFARBBEN GOLDFARB
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Current officer  True  
Average hours per week working for org  27.000.500.50
Reportable compensation from org  $19,315.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $5,685.00$0.00$0.00
Grebner, Jon
TitleDIRECTOR, CHAIRDIRECTOR, CHAIRDIRECTOR, CHAIRDIRECTOR, CHAIRDIRECTOR, CHAIR
Name of key/compensated personJON GREBNERJON GREBNERJON GREBNERJON GREBNERJON GREBNER
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
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$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Lewis, Connie
TitleMEMBER AT LARGEMEMBER AT LARGEMEMBER AT LARGEMEMBER AT LARGEMEMBER AT LARGE
Name of key/compensated personCONNIE LEWISCONNIE LEWISCONNIE LEWISCONNIE LEWISCONNIE LEWIS
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org0.500.500.500.500.50
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$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Lucking, Carrie
Title  PAST EXEC DIRECTOREXEC DIRECTOREXEC DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person  CARRIE LUCKINGCARRIE LUCKINGCARRIE LUCKING
Position of compensated person
Current officer  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  27.0027.0027.00
Reportable compensation from org  $50,887.00$57,000.00$62,556.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $2,411.00$5,359.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $14,977.00$38,000.00$26,810.00
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesBUILDS SOCIAL, RACIAL & ECONOMIC JUSTICE & GRASSROOTS DEMOCRACY THROUGH COMMUNITY ORGANIZING,EDUCATION,ADVOCACY & ELECTORAL POLITICS IN MN. THIS INCLUDES DEVELOPING PROGRESSIVE IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE WITH RESEARCH. SERVES AS THE ROUNDTABLE FOR COORDINATED COMMUNICATION BY A VARIETY OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT SHARE COMMON GOALS & MISSIONS TO COORDINATE THEIR ACTIVITIES & SPEAK WITH A UNIFIED VOICE.BUILDS SOCIAL, RACIAL & ECONOMIC JUSTICE & GRASSROOTS DEMOCRACY THROUGH COMMUNITY ORGANIZING,EDUCATION,ADVOCACY & ELECTORAL POLITICS IN MN. THIS INCLUDES DEVELOPING PROGRESSIVE IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE WITH RESEARCH. SERVES AS THE ROUNDTABLE FOR COORDINATED COMMUNICATION BY A VARIETY OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT SHARE COMMON GOALS & MISSIONS TO COORDINATE THEIR ACTIVITIES & SPEAK WITH A UNIFIED VOICE.BUILDS SOCIAL, RACIAL & ECONOMIC JUSTICE & GRASSROOTS DEMOCRACY THROUGH COMMUNITY ORGANIZING,EDUCATION,ADVOCACY & ELECTORAL POLITICS IN MN. THIS INCLUDES DEVELOPING PROGRESSIVE IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE WITH RESEARCH. SERVES AS THE ROUNDTABLE FOR COORDINATED COMMUNICATION BY A VARIETY OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT SHARE COMMON GOALS & MISSIONS TO COORDINATE THEIR ACTIVITIES & SPEAK WITH A UNIFIED VOICE.BUILDS SOCIAL, RACIAL & ECONOMIC JUSTICE & GRASSROOTS DEMOCRACY THROUGH COMMUNITY ORGANIZING,EDUCATION,ADVOCACY & ELECTORAL POLITICS IN MN. THIS INCLUDES DEVELOPING PROGRESSIVE IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE WITH RESEARCH. SERVES AS THE ROUNDTABLE FOR COORDINATED COMMUNICATION BY A VARIETY OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT SHARE COMMON GOALS & MISSIONS TO COORDINATE THEIR ACTIVITIES & SPEAK WITH A UNIFIED VOICE.BUILDS SOCIAL, RACIAL & ECONOMIC JUSTICE & GRASSROOTS DEMOCRACY THROUGH COMMUNITY ORGANIZING,EDUCATION,ADVOCACY & ELECTORAL POLITICS IN MN. THIS INCLUDES DEVELOPING PROGRESSIVE IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE WITH RESEARCH. SERVES AS THE ROUNDTABLE FOR COORDINATED COMMUNICATION BY A VARIETY OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT SHARE COMMON GOALS & MISSIONS TO COORDINATE THEIR ACTIVITIES & SPEAK WITH A UNIFIED VOICE.
Program service expenses, total$527,794.00$518,503.00$264,563.00$194,949.00$238,111.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
ALLIANCE FOR A BETTER ACTION FUND SEE ATTACHED STATEMENT
Program expenses$233,667.00$95,448.00   
Grants and allocations made$233,667.00$95,448.00   
Program descriptionALLIANCE FOR A BETTER ACTION FUND SEE ATTACHED STATEMENTALLIANCE FOR A BETTER MINNESOTA EDUCATION FUND SEE ATTACHED STATEMENT   
COMMUNICATIONS AND ACCOUNTABILITY SEE ATTACHED STATEMENT
Program expenses$132,957.00$136,811.00   
Program descriptionCOMMUNICATIONS AND ACCOUNTABILITY SEE ATTACHED STATEMENTCOMMUNICATIONS AND ACCOUNTABILITY SEE ATTACHED STATEMENT   
ELECTORAL ACCOUNTABILITY - SEE ATTACHED STATEMENT
Program expenses  $112,581.00$82,884.00 
Program description  ELECTORAL ACCOUNTABILITY - SEE ATTACHED STATEMENTELECTORAL ACCOUNTABILITY - SEE ATTACHED STATEMENT 
POLLING SEE ATTACHED STATEMENT
Program expenses$78,301.00$142,019.00$75,054.00$55,257.00$78,597.00
Program descriptionPOLLING SEE ATTACHED STATEMENTPOLLING - SEE ATTACHED STATEMENTPOLLING - SEE ATTACHED STATEMENTPOLLING - SEE ATTACHED STATEMENTPOLLING - SEE ATTACHED STATEMENT
PRO-CHOICE - SEE ATTACHED STATEMENT
Program expenses    $32,800.00
Grants and allocations made    $32,800.00
Program description    PRO-CHOICE - SEE ATTACHED STATEMENT
RESEARCH/DATA - SEE ATTACHED STATEMENT
Program expenses  $75,054.00$55,256.00$64,533.00
Program description  RESEARCH/DATA - SEE ATTACHED STATEMENTRESEARCH/DATA - SEE ATTACHED STATEMENTRESEARCH/DATA - SEE ATTACHED STATEMENT
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$585,962.00$434,668.00$567,277.00$224,373.00$373,434.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$585,962.00$434,668.00$567,940.00$224,373.00$372,060.00
Investment income, current yr$0.00$0.00-$663.00$0.00$0.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$585,962.00$434,668.00$567,940.00$224,373.00$372,060.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$1,374.00
Program service revenue (total) $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Gross receipts$585,962.00$434,668.00$567,940.00$224,373.00$373,434.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from all other contributions$585,962.00$434,668.00$567,940.00$224,373.00$372,060.00
Other types of revenue
Net rental income $0.00$0.00$0.00$1,374.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$587,714.00$635,830.00$377,520.00$278,196.00$427,716.00
Total functional expenses: program service $527,794.00$518,503.00$264,563.00$194,949.00$238,111.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$29,710.00$78,219.00$75,304.00$55,499.00$158,236.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$30,210.00$39,108.00$37,653.00$27,748.00$31,369.00
Fees for services
Legal fees (total)$1,678.00$7,937.00$846.00$3,301.00$36,577.00
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
General management fees (total)  $19,315.00  
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$31,074.00$32,826.00$234,019.00$47,916.00$100,440.00
Total assets, beginning of year$32,826.00$234,019.00$47,916.00$100,440.00$152,544.00
Total liabilities$0.00$0.00$31.00$3,685.00$2,386.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year $31.00$3,685.00$2,386.00$208.00
Net assets$31,074.00$32,826.00$233,988.00$44,231.00$98,054.00
Net assets, beginning of year$32,826.00$233,988.00$44,231.00$98,054.00$152,336.00
Other assets$11,425.00$12,945.00$161,454.00$35,000.00$1,370.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$15,424.00$13,194.00$69,989.00$9,885.00$97,561.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$13,194.00$69,989.00$9,885.00$97,561.00$136,656.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$1,752.00-$201,162.00$189,757.00-$53,823.00-$54,282.00
Advertising (total)$1,999.00$362.00$50,000.00$1,313.00$5,392.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses  $31.00$3,685.00$2,386.00
Total net assets or fund balances$31,074.00$32,826.00$233,988.00$44,231.00$98,054.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$2,462.00$2,208.00$1,249.00$1,215.00$1,070.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members56677
Number of independent voting members56677
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
Indicators for schedules (selected)
Grants to domestic org/gov't >$5kTrueTrue  True
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Date e-filing submitted2017-12-272017-03-282016-01-262014-12-022014-01-08
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.12014v5.02013v3.12012v2.0
Filing identifier201723129349302837201613199349309486201513209349310271201413109349302216201343199349305519
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