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Leadership Institute (LI)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

LI is a public sector improvement organization based in Arlington, VA that was founded in 1979. As of 2019 they had $15 million in revenue and $23 million in assets.

Founded in 1979 by its president, Morton C. Blackwell, Leadership Institute (LI) provides training in campaigns, fundraising, grassroots organizing, youth politics, and communications.

(703) 247-2000
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Program areas at LI

Political technology: conducted 341 training schools of 38 different types to train youth leaders and provide education regarding the public policy process. acts as a watchdog to the nation's higher education system, exposing bias and abuse on the nation's college campuses. Professional journalists work alongside student activists and student journalists to report on the conduct and misconduct of university administrators, faculty, and students.

Campus leadership program: fosters effective student organization on u.s. college campuses. Conducts leadership schools for members of these groups and other students, and helps students start newspapers on their campuses.

Form 990s for LI

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Jun 19, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Aug 23, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Aug 22, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Aug 26, 2016990View PDF
2014-12Jul 22, 2015990View PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for LI

Total grants, contributions, etc.$14,869,266
Program services$177,517
Investment income and dividends$256,542
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$190,007
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$404,501
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$67,770
Total revenues$15,965,603

Vendors for LI

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Microsoft ServicesSoftware2020-03-16
█████████Content management system software2020-03-02
███████Marketing software; CRM software; Content management system software2020-03-02
███████ ███Tax accounting2019-05-22
███ ██████████████ ███████████Telemarket$18,0082015-12-01
█████████ ████Direct Mail$21,0002015-12-01
█████ █████ ████Tax accounting2013-07-10

Personnel at LI

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Lawrence JonesEditor - In - Chief$139,748Aug. 6, 2019
Mark CentofanteVice President for Technology and Operations$236,655Aug. 6, 2019
███ ███████Vice President of Finance-Aug. 6, 2019
█████ ██████Vice President of Development-Aug. 6, 2019
█████ ██████Vice President of Programs$190,237Aug. 6, 2019
█████ ██████Vice President for the Campus Leadership Program$184,280Aug. 6, 2019
█████ ████Director of Communications Training and Studios-Aug. 6, 2019
███████ █████Director of Digital Training-Aug. 6, 2019
████ ████████Senior Director of Technology-July 8, 2019
███████ ████████Director Database Operations$126,420Dec. 31, 2018
...and 25 more key personnel

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6Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)501(c)(3)$5.4 millionWashington, DC
7FreedomWorks Foundation501(c)(3)$7.1 millionWashington, DC
8Center for Civic Education501(c)(3)$5.5 millionCalabasas, CA
9America's Voice Education Fund (AVEF)501(c)(3)$4.4 millionWashington, DC
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11Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments501(c)(3)$44 millionWashington, DC
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14Meridian Institute501(c)(3)$12 millionDillon, CO
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16The Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives (CF)501(c)(3)$4.9 millionHarrisburg, PA
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22Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)501(c)(3)$4.0 millionWashington, DC
23Foreign Policy Association (FPA)501(c)(3)$4.1 millionNew York, NY
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25Project on Government Oversight (POGO)501(c)(3)$6.4 millionWashington, DC