Center for Effective Government

Washington, DC   |  http://www.foreffectivegov.org
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Mission

Our mission is to build an open, accountable government that invests in the common good, protects people and the environment, and advances the national priorities defined by an active, informed citizenry.

We conduct research and policy analyses; develop new policy and reform ideas; encourage citizen participation and government accountability; and build broad-based coalitions to advance these values. To ensure the American people understand the vital role of government, we produce and disseminate educational tools and materials. We are a resource for policymakers, the media, advocacy allies, community organizations, and citizens.

Ruling year info

1983

President and Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Katherine McFate

Main address

2040 S Street, NW 2nd Floor

Washington, DC 20009 USA

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Formerly known as

Focus Project/dba/OMB Watch

EIN

52-1302617

NTEE code info

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (R05)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Communication

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Revenue & Spending Policy

An effective government invests in its people, advances opportunities for shared prosperity, and raises the revenues needed to support the public structures that support inclusive economic growth. We advocate for responsible revenue-raising options, more transparency in and oversight of federal spending, and long-term investments in public infrastructure and services.

Population(s) Served

At its most basic, effective government protects the health, safety, and prosperity of its populace. We advocate for commonsense standards and safeguards, revised to conform to the most up-to-date scientific evidence, adopted in a timely manner, and broadly and effectively enforced – to ensure the quality of our air and water and the safety of food, drugs, consumer products, and workers.

Population(s) Served

In a democracy, citizens have a right to know what their government does, how decisions are made, and how to make their voices heard. We advocate for proactive government disclosure of timely, useful public information that empowers citizen action and helps individuals and organizations effect positive change in their communities.

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Financials

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Center for Effective Government

Board of directors
as of 4/21/2015
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Board chair

Ms. Dianne Stewart

Public Works

Edwin Jayne Associate Director of Legislation

AFSCME

Donald Cohen Founder and Chair

In the Public Interest

Mary Lassen Managing Director

Center for Community Change

Ross Eisenbrey Vice President

Economic Policy Institute

Pamela Gilbert Partner

Cuneo, Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP

Edward Hailes Senior Attorney

Advancement Project

Teresa Ghilarducci Director of the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis

New School for Social Research

Kate Oh Senior Fellow

MoveOn.org

Katherine McFate President & CEO

Center for Effective Government

Board leadership practices

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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? No
  • 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