Non-profit

Communications Consortium Media Center

Website:

ccmc.org

Location:

WASHINGTON, DC

Tax ID:

52-1524972

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2016):

Revenue: $689,823
Expenses: $927,021
Assets: $539,837

Formation:

1988

Type:

Corporation

President:

Kathleen Bonk

The founders and board of Communications Consortium Media Center (CCMC) formally closed the center after 30 years effective January 1, 2019. According to a stagnant page on CCMC’s website, the decision was made to “make room for a new generation of strategic communications experts.” The statement continues to explain how the timing was crucial to push others into activism, citing 2020 as a “critically important” year with the presidential election and issues such as “gender equality to global population shifts, the environment, reproductive justice, child welfare, human rights and more.” [1] [2]

It formerly operated The Census Project, a campaign to increase the influence of liberal interests in the creation and administration of the U.S. Census. [3]

Leadership

Emily Tynes is a left-wing activist and media executive. She is a co-founder of CCMC and was the center’s executive vice president from 2006-2009. Prior to her tenure as executive vice president at CCMC, Tynes was the director of communications for the American Civil Liberties Union (ALCU), a post she retook in 2009. She’s also held the position of communications director for the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL), currently referred to as NARAL Pro-Choice America. [4]

Co-founder Kathleen Bonk was the final executive director and president of CCMC until it closed in 2018. Her final salary was $180,385 with $5,734 in additional compensation. [5] Bonk is also a visiting faculty for Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute. [6]

Associated Entity

The center also controlled an action fund that had been relatively inactive. All IRS returns filed by the action fund were “e-postcard” since its annual revenue was less than $50,000. [7]

Finances

2018[8]

Revenue:          $202

Expenses:         $-21,125

Assets:              $0

2018*The organization shut down effective January 1, 2019. This 990 reflects remaining funds.

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References

  1. “A Fond Farewell.” Communications Consortium Media Center . Accessed May 11, 2020. http://ccmc.org/. ^
  2. “The Census Project.” Cedar Grove Institute, May 16, 2012. http://www.cedargroveinst.org/Letter2Senate_Census_Budget_05-16-2012_.pdf. ^
  3. Watson, Michael. “The Census Project: A Case Study in ‘Nonpartisan’ Advocacy.” Capital Research Center. Capital Research Center, November 22, 2017. https://capitalresearch.org/article/the-census-project-a-case-study-in-nonpartisan-advocacy/. ^
  4. “Emily Tynes Returns To ACLU As Communications Director.” American Civil Liberties Union, January 26, 2019. https://www.aclu.org/press-releases/emily-tynes-returns-aclu-communications-director. ^
  5. Communications Consortium Media Center. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990-), 2018. https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/521524972/201901309349301765/full. ^
  6. “Kathy Bonk: Kakenya’s Dream: Empowerment.” Kakenya’s Dream | Empowerment. Accessed May 11, 2020. https://www.kakenyasdream.org/kathy-bonk. ^
  7. “IRS.gov Applications: Communications Consortium Media Center Action Fund.” IRS. Accessed May 11, 2020. https://apps.irs.gov/app/eos/displayAll.do?dispatchMethod=searchAll&Id=5574876&ein=271530493&country=US&deductibility=all&isDescending=false&city=&ein1=271530493&postDateFrom=&exemptTypeCode=al&submitName=Search&sortColumn=orgName&totalResults=1&names=&resultsPerPage=25&indexOfFirstRow=0&postDateTo=&state=All+States. ^
  8. Communications Consortium Media Center. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990-), 2018. https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/521524972/201901309349301765/full ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: August 1, 1989

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2016 Dec Form 990 $689,823 $927,021 $539,837 $25,139 N $568,149 $108,290 $8 $157,500 PDF
    2015 Dec Form 990 $984,561 $1,907,312 $832,468 $79,168 N $671,950 $299,367 $10 $157,500 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $2,932,379 $1,930,406 $1,887,828 $211,777 N $2,678,200 $196,342 $1,189 $119,963 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $1,761,174 $1,971,021 $843,525 $164,194 N $1,793,563 $17,797 $426 $111,000 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990 $1,783,535 $2,005,026 $1,046,905 $157,620 N $1,678,337 $104,719 $479 $114,330 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990 $2,498,235 $2,660,221 $1,370,093 $259,317 N $2,426,597 $68,409 $1,748 $169,270 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

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