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Public Agenda

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

Public Agenda is a social science research advocate based in Brooklyn, NY that was founded in 1982. As of 2019 they had $5.5 million in revenue and $5.2 million in assets.

Public Agenda is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening democracy and expanding opportunity for all Americans. Public Agenda's mission is to improve democratic problem solving.

(212) 686-6610
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Program areas at Public Agenda

Research:public Agenda conducts nuanced and in-depth opinion research, based on co-founder dan yankelovich's learning curve perspective, to inform Public policy and enhance Public engagement.

Higher education and workforce: america needs a more flexible, affordable and higher quality system of higher education to meet the diverse needs of the millions of americans seeking knowledge, skills and credentials to navigate a rapidly changing world. Achieving this goal is critical for securing the currently uncertain future of the american middle class, and to fulfilling america's promise as a land of opportunity. For both community prosperity and the health of our democracy, we'll need all voices at the table to make this promise a reality.we work with students, faculty, administrators, college presidents, trustees, employers and state and federal policymakers on the most critical issues facing higher education today. These include community college student success, two-to-four year transfer policy, reform of remedial education, achievement gaps, new academic models, innovation in teaching and learning and college affordability.

Public engagement:public Agenda conducts nuanced and in-depth opinion research, based on co-founder dan yankelovich's learning curve perspective, to inform Public policy and enhance Public engagement.

Form 990s for Public Agenda

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Feb 4, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Mar 15, 2019990View PDF
2016-12Dec 20, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Feb 22, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Sep 16, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Public Agenda

Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,809,565
Program services$731,260
Investment income and dividends$41,058
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$223
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$7,274
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$8,345
Total revenues$5,597,725

Vendors for Public Agenda

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
WordPressContent management system software2020-09-10
██████ ███Software2020-09-10
███ ████████ ██████ ███Tax accounting2019-11-14
████ █████████Strategy Program Design$302,6222018-12-01
█████████████ ███████████ ███Donor Cultivation$24,0002014-12-01
████████ ██████ ███Tax accounting2013-08-12

Personnel at Public Agenda

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Matthew LeighningerVice President$120,062Dec. 31, 2018
Brian SciosDirector of Communications$108,196Dec. 31, 2018
███████ ███████████Chair of the Board , Public Agenda and President , Baruch College of the City University of New York / Chairman$0May 20, 2020
███ █████████Vice Chair$0Dec. 31, 2018
██████ ████████President$153,251Dec. 20, 2017
██████ ██████████████Senior Vice President , Director of Public En.$175,370Dec. 31, 2016

Peer social science research alliances and advocates

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2Maine People's Resource Center (MPRC)501(c)(3)$2.3 millionPortland, ME
3The Greenlining Institute501(c)(3)$5.9 millionOakland, CA
4Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPI)501(c)(3)$2.4 millionChicago, IL
5Open Markets Institute501(c)(3)$1.6 millionWashington, DC
6James B Hunt JR Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy Foundation501(c)(3)$5.0 millionDurham, NC
7Voices for Georgia's Children501(c)(3)$1.7 millionAtlanta, GA
8Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC)501(c)(3)$6.7 millionChicago, IL
9Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago501(c)(3)$1.4 millionChicago, IL
10Council for Economic Education501(c)(3)$4.4 millionNew York, NY
11Citizens Budget Commission (CBC)501(c)(3)$3.1 millionNew York, NY
12Continuing Care Leadership Coalition (CCLC)501(c)(6)$2.1 millionNew York, NY
13Elevate Early Education501(c)(3)$2.0 millionVirginia Beach, VA
14Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF)501(c)(3)$1.7 millionLittle Rock, AR
15North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities501(c)(3)$3.3 millionRaleigh, NC
16National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH)501(c)(3)$1.5 millionColumbia, MD
17Children At Risk501(c)(3)$3.1 millionHouston, TX
18Human Impact Partners (HIP)501(c)(3)$1.5 millionOakland, CA
19The Reason Foundation501(c)(3)$12 millionLos Angeles, CA
20Institute for America's Future501(c)(3)$2.3 millionWashington, DC
21Honolulu Civil Beat501(c)(3)$4.0 millionHonolulu, HI
22Council for a Strong America501(c)(3)$7.7 millionWashington, DC
23JUST Capital Foundation501(c)(3)$6.4 millionNew York, NY
24Philanthropy New York501(c)(3)$5.3 millionNew York, NY
25Global Zero501(c)(3)$1.8 millionWashington, DC