KNOWLEDGE ECOLOGY INTERNATIONAL

Address
1621 CONNECTICUT AVENUE NW NO 500
WASHINGTON, DC 20009
Contact
Website: http://www.keionline.org
Phone: +1 (202) 332-2670
Nonprofit
NTEE: C30 - Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
EIN: 83-0461554

Mission

THE MISSION OF KNOWLEDGE ECOLOGY INTERNATIONAL (KEI) IS TO UNDERTAKE RESEARCH, EXPLORE NEW IDEAS, AND PROPOSE NEW SOLUTIONS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES THAT BETTER ALIGN THE INTERESTS OF CONSUMERS WITH THOSE OF CREATIVE AND INVENTIVE COMMUNITIES.
 20162015201420132012
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2006
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area8872
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$196,023.00$195,086.00$180,359.00$169,533.00$163,931.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$120,000.00$118,667.00$111,999.00$111,999.00$119,000.00
Number of employees57643
Number of people compensated >$100k11111
Number of volunteers00000
Number of highly compensated contractors0000 
Personnel
Fukuda-Parr, Sakiko
TitlePRESIDENT/CHAIRPRESIDENT/CHAIRPRESIDENT/CHAIRPRESIDENT/CHAIRPRESIDENT/CHAIR
Name of key/compensated personSAKIKO FUKUDA-PARRSAKIKO FUKUDA-PARRSAKIKO FUKUDA-PARRSAKIKO FUKUDA-PARRSAKIKO FUKUDA-PARR
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
Hubbard, Tim
TitleTREASURERTREASURERTREASURERTREASURERTREASURER
Name of key/compensated personDR TIM HUBBARDDR TIM HUBBARDDR TIM HUBBARDDR TIM HUBBARDDR TIM HUBBARD
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
Love, James
TitleEXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personJAMES LOVEJAMES LOVEJAMES LOVEJAMES LOVEJAMES LOVE
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org$120,000.00$118,667.00$111,999.00$111,999.00$119,000.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$76,023.00$76,420.00$68,360.00$57,533.00$60,610.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Malpani, Rohit
TitleSECRETARYSECRETARYSECRETARYSECRETARYSECRETARY
Name of key/compensated personROHIT MALPANIROHIT MALPANIROHIT MALPANIROHIT MALPANIROHIT MALPANI
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
Sawyer, Eric
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personERIC SAWYERERIC SAWYERERIC SAWYER  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org0.500.500.50  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$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 $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesTHE MISSION OF KNOWLEDGE ECOLOGY INTERNATIONAL(KEI)IS TO UNDERTAKE RESEARCH, EXPLORE NEW IDEAS, AND PROPOSE NEW SOLUTIONS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES THAT BETTER ALIGN THE INTERESTS OF CONSUMERS WITH THOSE OF CREATIVE AND INVENTIVE COMMUNITIES.THE MISSION OF KNOWLEDGE ECOLOGY INTERNATIONAL(KEI)IS TO UNDERTAKE RESEARCH, EXPLORE NEW IDEAS, AND PROPOSE NEW SOLUTIONS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES THAT BETTER ALIGN THE INTERESTS OF CONSUMERS WITH THOSE OF CREATIVE AND INVENTIVE COMMUNITIES.THE MISSION OF KNOWLEDGE ECOLOGY INTERNATIONAL(KEI)IS TO UNDERTAKE RESEARCH, EXPLORE NEW IDEAS, AND PROPOSE NEW SOLUTIONS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES THAT BETTER ALIGN THE INTERESTS OF CONSUMERS WITH THOSE OF CREATIVE AND INVENTIVE COMMUNITIES.THE MISSION OF KNOWLEDGE ECOLOGY INTERNATIONAL(KEI)IS TO UNDERTAKE RESEARCH, EXPLORE NEW IDEAS, AND PROPOSE NEW SOLUTIONS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES THAT BETTER ALIGN THE INTERESTS OF CONSUMERS WITH THOSE OF CREATIVE AND INVENTIVE COMMUNITIES.THE MISSION OF KNOWLEDGE ECOLOGY INTERNATIONAL(KEI)IS TO UNDERTAKE RESEARCH, EXPLORE NEW IDEAS, AND PROPOSE NEW SOLUTIONS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES THAT BETTER ALIGN THE INTERESTS OF CONSUMERS WITH THOSE OF CREATIVE AND INVENTIVE COMMUNITIES.
Program service expenses, total$741,961.00$699,773.00$489,578.00$614,984.00$539,720.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE - KEI SEEKS TO ENSURE THAT THERE IS POLICY COHERENCE BETWEEN COPYRIGHT LAW AND OTHER REGULATIONS THAT AFFECT KNOWLEDGE AND THE BROADER FRAMEWORK OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE PUBLIC INTEREST. IN PARTICULAR, KEI FOCUSES ON THE NEEDS OF PERSONS WITH LOWER INCOMES, MARGINALIZED POPULATIONS, ESSENTIAL GOODS, AND NEW SUSTAINABLE APPROACHES TO THE CREATION AND MANAGEMENT OF KNOWLEDGE THAT ARE MORE FAIR TO ALL POPULATIONS. KEI IS DEEPLY ENGAGED IN EFFORTS TO REFORM THE WORK PROGRAM OF THE WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION(WIPO) AND TRANSFORM IT INTO A POSITIVE AGENDA THAT ADDRESSES TOPICS SUCH AS COPYRIGHT LIMITATIONS AND EXCEPTIONS AND ENHANCING THE SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY OF PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE GOODS. THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES THE REFORM OF WIPO.
Program expenses$230,127.00$252,066.00$265,946.00$425,361.00$347,629.00
Program revenue   $95,448.00 
Program descriptionACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE - KEI SEEKS TO ENSURE THAT THERE IS POLICY COHERENCE BETWEEN COPYRIGHT LAW AND OTHER REGULATIONS THAT AFFECT KNOWLEDGE AND THE BROADER FRAMEWORK OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE PUBLIC INTEREST. IN PARTICULAR, KEI FOCUSES ON THE NEEDS OF PERSONS WITH LOWER INCOMES, MARGINALIZED POPULATIONS, ESSENTIAL GOODS, AND NEW SUSTAINABLE APPROACHES TO THE CREATION AND MANAGEMENT OF KNOWLEDGE THAT ARE MORE FAIR TO ALL POPULATIONS. KEI IS DEEPLY ENGAGED IN EFFORTS TO REFORM THE WORK PROGRAM OF THE WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION(WIPO) AND TRANSFORM IT INTO A POSITIVE AGENDA THAT ADDRESSES TOPICS SUCH AS COPYRIGHT LIMITATIONS AND EXCEPTIONS AND ENHANCING THE SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY OF PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE GOODS. THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES THE REFORM OF WIPO.ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE- KEI SEEKS TO ENSURE THAT THERE IS POLICY COHERENCE BETWEEN COPYRIGHT LAW AND OTHER REGULATIONS THAT AFFECT KNOWLEDGE AND THE BROADER FRAMEWORK OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE PUBLIC INTEREST. IN PARTICULAR, KEI FOCUSES ON THE NEEDS OF PERSONS WITH LOWER INCOMES, MARGINALIZED POPULATIONS, ESSENTIAL GOODS, AND NEW SUSTAINABLE APPROACHES TO THE CREATION AND MANAGEMENT OF KNOWLEDGE THAT ARE MORE FAIR TO ALL POPULATIONS. KEI IS DEEPLY ENGAGED IN EFFORTS TO REFORM THE WORK PROGRAM OF THE WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION(WIPO) AND TRANSFORM IT INTO A POSITIVE AGENDA THAT ADDRESSES TOPICS SUCH AS COPYRIGHT LIMITATIONS AND EXCEPTIONS AND ENHANCING THE SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY OF PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE GOODS. THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES THE REFORM OF WIPO.ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE- KEI SEEKS TO ENSURE THAT THERE IS POLICY COHERENCE BETWEEN COPYRIGHT LAW AND OTHER REGULATIONS THAT AFFECT KNOWLEDGE AND THE BROADER FRAMEWORK OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE PUBLIC INTEREST. IN PARTICULAR, KEI FOCUSES ON THE NEEDS OF PERSONS WITH LOWER INCOMES, MARGINALIZED POPULATIONS, ESSENTIAL GOODS, AND NEW SUSTAINABLE APPROACHES TO THE CREATION AND MANAGEMENT OF KNOWLEDGE THAT ARE MORE FAIR TO ALL POPULATIONS. KEI IS DEEPLY ENGAGED IN EFFORTS TO REFORM THE WORK PROGRAM OF THE WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION(WIPO) AND TRANSFORM IT INTO A POSITIVE AGENDA THAT ADDRESSES TOPICS SUCH AS COPYRIGHT LIMITATIONS AND EXCEPTIONS AND ENHANCING THE SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY OF PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE GOODS. THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES THE REFORM OF WIPO.ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE- KEI SEEKS TO ENSURE THAT THERE IS POLICY COHERENCE BETWEEN COPYRIGHT LAW AND OTHER REGULATIONS THAT AFFECT KNOWLEDGE AND THE BROADER FRAMEWORK OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE PUBLIC INTEREST. IN PARTICULAR, KEI FOCUSES ON THE NEEDS OF PERSONS WITH LOWER INCOMES, MARGINALIZED POPULATIONS, ESSENTIAL GOODS, AND NEW SUSTAINABLE APPROACHES TO THE CREATION AND MANAGEMENT OF KNOWLEDGE THAT ARE MORE FAIR TO ALL POPULATIONS. KEI IS DEEPLY ENGAGED IN EFFORTS TO REFORM THE WORK PROGRAM OF THE WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION(WIPO) AND TRANSFORM IT INTO A POSITIVE AGENDA THAT ADDRESSES TOPICS SUCH AS COPYRIGHT LIMITATIONS AND EXCEPTIONS AND ENHANCING THE SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY OF PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE GOODS. THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES THE REFORM OF WIPO.ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE- KEI SEEKS TO ENSURE THAT THERE IS POLICY COHERENCE BETWEEN COPYRIGHT LAW AND OTHER REGULATIONS THAT AFFECT KNOWLEDGE AND THE BROADER FRAMEWORK OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE PUBLIC INTEREST. IN PARTICULAR, KEI FOCUSES ON THE NEEDS OF PERSONS WITH LOWER INCOMES, MARGINALIZED POPULATIONS, ESSENTIAL GOODS, AND NEW SUSTAINABLE APPROACHES TO THE CREATION AND MANAGEMENT OF KNOWLEDGE THAT ARE MORE FAIR TO ALL POPULATIONS. KEI IS DEEPLY ENGAGED IN EFFORTS TO REFORM THE WORK PROGRAM OF THE WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION(WIPO) AND TRANSFORM IT INTO A POSITIVE AGENDA THAT ADDRESSES TOPICS SUCH AS COPYRIGHT LIMITATIONS AND EXCEPTIONS AND ENHANCING THE SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY OF PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE GOODS. THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES THE REFORM OF WIPO.
INNOVATION AND ACCESS TO MEDICINES - KEI ADVOCATES NEW AND INVENTIVE AND SUSTAINABLE FINANCING MECHANISMS FOR BIOMEDICAL R&D THAT PROMOTE BOTH NEEDS-DRIVEN INNOVATION AND ALSO ENSURE ACCESS TO MEDICAL PRODUCTS. KEI ALSO PROVIDES TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO GOVERNMENTS, INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND OTHER ACTIONS ON OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO ACCESS AND CRAFTING EFFECTIVE POLICIES.
Program expenses$511,834.00$447,707.00$223,632.00$189,623.00$192,091.00
Program revenue  $29,000.00$150,000.00 
Program descriptionINNOVATION AND ACCESS TO MEDICINES - KEI ADVOCATES NEW AND INVENTIVE AND SUSTAINABLE FINANCING MECHANISMS FOR BIOMEDICAL R&D THAT PROMOTE BOTH NEEDS-DRIVEN INNOVATION AND ALSO ENSURE ACCESS TO MEDICAL PRODUCTS. KEI ALSO PROVIDES TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO GOVERNMENTS, INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND OTHER ACTIONS ON OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO ACCESS AND CRAFTING EFFECTIVE POLICIES.INNOVATION AND ACCESS TO MEDICINES - KEI ADVOCATES NEW AND INVENTIVE AND SUSTAINABLE FINANCING MECHANISMS FOR BIOMEDICAL R&D THAT PROMOTE BOTH NEEDS-DRIVEN INNOVATION AND ALSO ENSURE ACCESS TO MEDICAL PRODUCTS. KEI ALSO PROVIDES TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO GOVERNMENTS, INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND OTHER ACTIONS ON OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO ACCESS AND CRAFTING EFFECTIVE POLICIES.INNOVATION AND ACCESS TO MEDICINES - KEI ADVOCATES NEW AND INVENTIVE AND SUSTAINABLE FINANCING MECHANISMS FOR BIOMEDICAL R&D THAT PROMOTE BOTH NEEDS-DRIVEN INNOVATION AND ALSO ENSURE ACCESS TO MEDICAL PRODUCTS. KEI ALSO PROVIDES TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO GOVERNMENTS, INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND OTHER ACTIONS ON OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO ACCESS AND CRAFTING EFFECTIVE POLICIES.INNOVATION AND ACCESS TO MEDICINES - KEI ADVOCATES NEW AND INVENTIVE AND SUSTAINABLE FINANCING MECHANISMS FOR BIOMEDICAL R&D THAT PROMOTE BOTH NEEDS-DRIVEN INNOVATION AND ALSO ENSURE ACCESS TO MEDICAL PRODUCTS. KEI ALSO PROVIDES TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO GOVERNMENTS, INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND OTHER ACTIONS ON OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO ACCESS AND CRAFTING EFFECTIVE POLICIES.INNOVATION AND ACCESS TO MEDICINES - KEI ADVOCATES NEW AND INVENTIVE AND SUSTAINABLE FINANCING MECHANISMS FOR BIOMEDICAL R&D THAT PROMOTE BOTH NEEDS-DRIVEN INNOVATION AND ALSO ENSURE ACCESS TO MEDICAL PRODUCTS. KEI ALSO PROVIDES TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO GOVERNMENTS, INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND OTHER ACTIONS ON OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO ACCESS AND CRAFTING EFFECTIVE POLICIES.
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$1,352,267.00$758,281.00$949,373.00$610,255.00$467,998.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$1,344,150.00$705,000.00$905,325.00$610,166.00$453,525.00
Investment income, current yr$317.00$239.00$48.00$89.00$73.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$1,344,150.00$705,000.00$905,325.00$610,166.00$453,525.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$7,800.00$14,059.00$15,000.00$0.00$14,400.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Program service revenue (total) $38,983.00$29,000.00$0.00$0.00
Gross receipts$1,352,267.00$758,281.00$949,373.00$610,255.00$467,998.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from all other contributions$1,344,150.00$705,000.00$905,325.00$610,166.00$453,525.00
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$7,800.00$14,059.00$15,000.00  
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$317.00$239.00$48.00$89.00$73.00
Net rental income $0.00$0.00$0.00$14,400.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$873,886.00$807,240.00$594,362.00$706,444.00$615,492.00
Total functional expenses: program service $741,961.00$699,773.00$489,578.00$614,984.00$539,720.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$51,380.00$57,339.00$55,949.00$45,250.00$44,986.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$80,545.00$50,128.00$48,835.00$46,210.00$30,786.00
Fees for services
Legal fees (total)  $336.00$5,330.00$5,000.00
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$1,142,902.00$651,185.00$700,764.00$335,463.00$437,746.00
Total assets, beginning of year$651,185.00$700,764.00$335,463.00$437,746.00$585,469.00
Total liabilities$34,298.00$20,962.00$21,582.00$11,292.00$17,386.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$20,962.00$21,582.00$11,292.00$17,386.00$17,615.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$250,000.00 $257,500.00 $120,000.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$181,115.00$187,977.00$438,879.00$148,872.00$148,032.00
Temporarily restricted net assets$927,489.00$442,246.00$240,303.00$175,299.00$272,328.00
Net assets$1,108,604.00$630,223.00$679,182.00$324,171.00$420,360.00
Net assets, beginning of year$630,223.00$679,182.00$324,171.00$420,360.00$567,854.00
Other assets$6,000.00$6,135.00$6,000.00$8,509.00$6,000.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$877,431.00$625,450.00$424,963.00$319,747.00$294,038.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$625,450.00$424,963.00$319,747.00$294,038.00$349,731.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$478,381.00-$48,959.00$355,011.00-$96,189.00-$147,494.00
Accounts receivable, net$1,758.00$3,830.00$6,000.00 $4,344.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$4,773.00$13,963.00$5,255.00$4,222.00$9,359.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$34,298.00$20,962.00$21,582.00$11,292.00$17,386.00
Total net assets or fund balances$1,108,604.00$630,223.00$679,182.00$324,171.00$420,360.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$1,092.00$989.00$1,939.00$2,414.00$2,108.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members54433
Number of independent voting members44433
Financial sheets auditedTrueTrueTrue True
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 990PF990990990990990
Date e-filing submitted2017-10-112016-11-022016-02-102014-12-102013-12-18
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.12014v5.02013v3.02012v2.1
Filing identifier201742409349301404201631989349300003201533039349300993201443179349302544201323169349305317
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