Public.Resource.Org, Inc.

Making Government Better

Healdsburg, CA   |  https://public.resource.org/

Mission

We make government information more broadly available and promote universal access to all human knowledge.

Ruling year info

2007

Principal Officer

Mr. Carl Malamud

Main address

PO Box 800

Healdsburg, CA 95448 USA

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EIN

20-8842127

NTEE code info

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (A05)

Engineering (U42)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Access to knowledge is a human right and the bedrock to an informed citizenry and the rule of law.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Public Safety Codes

We make legally-mandated public safety codes available for people to read so that we may all know the laws by which we govern ourselves.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Young adults

Over 6,000 videos have been converted and uploaded to the Internet Archive and YouTube.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Over 6.9 million Form 990 filings of nonprofit corporations have been converted and made available for bulk access on the Internet.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

AALL Public Access to Government Information Award 2019

American Association of Law Libraries

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of books distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People of South Asian descent

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We make over 650,000 books from and about India available on the Internet Archive.

Total number of audience members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Government Videos

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of views on our "FedFlix" channel on YouTube.

Number of arrests, court proceedings, and/or sentences that are covered by at least one national media

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

A U.S. Supreme Court victory by Public Resource resulted in a strong reaffirmation of the edicts of government doctrine: the principle that the law must be available.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Justice Stephen Breyer once said "if a law isn't public, it isn't a law." We would like to see the raw materials of our democracy, the Edicts of Government, all available on the Internet so that people may read and speak the laws by which we choose to govern ourselves.

Our strategy is to make Edicts of Government available on our servers as a model that the government may emulate. We always try to get the government to take over that function from us. Our strategy is to show by doing.

We spin 500 terabytes of disk and have extensive experience putting large government databases on the Internet and then working to convince the government to emulate our efforts.

We've made substantial progress in getting the government to do a better job of making legally-mandated Edicts of Government available. For example, most states now have a link to an online version of their compulsory building codes.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve the general public in two fields: access to knowledge in India and access to Edicts of Government worldwide.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We substantially increased the size of the Public Library of India in response to user feedback.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Public.Resource.Org, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 3/13/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Tim Stanley

Justia

Tim Stanley

Justia

Carl Malamud

Public.Resource.Org

Ed Walters

Fastcase

Pamela Samuelson

U.C. Berkeley

Heather Joseph

SPARC

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/13/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data