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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Lawyers Alliance for New York

A BBB Accredited charity

 


  • Meets all standards

Expiration Date:
01/2015
Name:
Lawyers Alliance for New York
Address:
171 Madison Ave
6th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone:
212-219-1800
Year, State Incorporated:
1984, New York
Affiliates:
None
Stated Purpose:
" Lawyers Alliance for New York is the leading provider of business and transactional legal services for nonprofit organizations that are improving the quality of life in New York City neighborhoods. "






Evaluation Conclusions
 

              
Lawyers Alliance for New York meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.




Programs
 

              
Lawyers Alliance offers legal services such as direct legal representation, resource call hotlines and educational programs. Direct legal representation is available for nonprofits on legal matters. Resource call hotlines provide general information over the telephone on legal issues, and education programs present workshops and publications on a broad range of legal topics relevant to nonprofit managers, board members and the attorneys who represent them.



Governance
 

              
Chief Executive Officer:
Sean Delany, Executive Director
Compensation*:
$209,282
Chair of the Board:
John D. Lobrano
Board Size:
22
Paid Staff Size:
19



*Compensation includes annual salaries and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.




Fund Raising
 

              
Method(s) Used:


Direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events, and grant proposals
Fund raising costs were 17.4% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,915,843, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)




Tax Status
 

              
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.




Financial
 

              
The following information is based on the organization's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  

Contributions

$1,062,594

Grants

532,101

Special events, net

321,148

Legal fees

233,505

Investment revenue

72,649

Contracts

46,500

Workshops

20,883

Sale of special publications

8,518

Other revenue

2,027

Total Income

$2,299,925

Program Expenses  

Salaries

$1,245,498

Employee benefits and payroll taxes

268,194

Collaboration partners

188,179

Rent and utilities

167,868

Equipment rentals and repairs

17,853

Newsletters

14,135

Insurance

11,981

Cornerstone ceremony

11,660

Depreciation

10,771

Telephone and communications

10,725

Marketing campaign

9,742

Office

9,668

Bank, merchant and payroll service fees

9,480

Legal and accounting

7,917

Seminars and meetings

5,865

Printing, postage and other

5,824

Advertising

5,530

Library

4,396

Filing fees and miscellaneous

3,954

Dues and subscriptions

3,655

Workshops

3,184

Real estate taxes

1,571

Cost of publications

307

Bad debts

187
Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income

2,018,144
333,903
424,121

$2,776,168

$(476,243)




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses


Programs: 73%  Fund Raising: 12%  Administrative 15% 
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Beginning net assets $4,438,722
Ending net assets 3,986,931
Total liabilities 189,351

Total assets

$4,176,282






 

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