Non-profit

Other 98% Action

Website:

other98.com/

Location:

VASHON, WA

Tax ID:

04-3578179

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(4)

Budget (2019):

Revenue: $346,129
Expenses: $347,764
Assets: $145,032

Formation:

2004

Type:

Lobbying PAC

The Other 98% Action is the lobbying arm of the Other 98%, a left-of-center digital activism organization responsible for the Other 98% Facebook page. [1]

About

There is little information on The Other 98% Action‘s activities. According to publicly available tax filing information, the Other 98% Action first filed in 2004, predating the 2010 founding of the Other 98% by six years. [2]

The organization claims on its tax returns that it “is one of the loudest voices in the progressive social media world” and that it operates the largest Facebook page supporting Medicare for All. [3]

Finances

Its 2019 publicly available filings show total revenues of $346,129 and total expenses of $347,764. [4]

The organization’s 2019 filings show that most of its revenues ($282,886) came from “Program Service Fees.” It is unclear what services the organization rendered, or which organizations paid the Other 98% Action for its services.

The organization’s 2019 filings show that nearly all of its expenses went towards salaries and employee expenses. Its largest expense category, “other fees for non-employee services,” totaled $178,710. [5] Despite that amount exceeding 10% of the organization’s total expenses, the Other 98% Action does not disclose the nature of these “other” expenditures. [6]

References

  1. “The Other 98% Facebook Page.” Facebook. Accessed May 20, 2021. https://www.facebook.com/TheOther98/. ^
  2. “The Other 98% Action .” Guidestar. Accessed May 20, 2021. https://www.guidestar.org/profile/04-3578179. ^
  3. Other 98% Action, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990), 2019, Part III Line 4a https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/display_990/43578179/10_2020_prefixes_04-13%2F043578179_201912_990O_2020100917364162 ^
  4. Other 98% Action, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990), 2019, Part I https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/display_990/43578179/10_2020_prefixes_04-13%2F043578179_201912_990O_2020100917364162 ^
  5. “The Other 98% Action .” Guidestar. Accessed May 20, 2021. https://www.guidestar.org/profile/04-3578179. ^
  6. “The Other 98% Action .” Guidestar. Accessed May 20, 2021. https://www.guidestar.org/profile/04-3578179. ; “2020 IRS Schedule O Instructions .” IRS. Accessed May 20, 2021. https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-access/f990so_accessible.pdf. ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: June 1, 2004

  • 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
    2019 Dec Form 990 $346,129 $347,764 $145,032 $5,643 N $17,620 $328,489 $20 $87,000 PDF
    2018 Dec Form 990 $475,137 $425,183 $147,119 $6,095 N $4,383 $470,739 $15 $0 PDF
    2017 Dec Form 990 $559,693 $545,611 $95,837 $4,767 Y $21,659 $538,029 $5 $36,000 PDF
    2016 Dec Form 990 $464,236 $408,100 $81,114 $4,126 N $35,478 $429,000 $2 $74,000
    2015 Dec Form 990 $179,869 $193,130 $24,816 $3,964 N $69,463 $110,079 $0 $14,400 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $486,252 $479,083 $38,881 $4,768 N $206,342 $262,631 $2 $0 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990EZ $176,199 $150,136 $28,240 $1,296 $0 $0 $0 $0
    2012 Dec Form 990EZ $60,903 $75,593 $4,141 $3,260 $0 $0 $0 $0
    2011 Dec Form 990EZ $41,016 $41,581 $16,362 $791 $0 $0 $0 $0
    2010 Dec Form 990EZ $50,066 $100,420 $19,616 $3,480 $0 $0 $0 $0

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    Other 98% Action

    13324 SW 220TH ST
    VASHON, WA 98070-6306