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Mission StatementMORE »

BOSTON DANCE ALLIANCE builds capacity for dance by identifying and creating shared resources, information, and productive partnerships to help dance flourish across the Boston community and New England region. We are an independent service organization representing dancers, choreographers, teachers, presenters, allied arts and cultural professionals, arts journalists and scholars, wellness and health providers, and dance enthusiasts brought together across dance genres and geographies. BDA strives to increase cultural equity and access to dance for diverse communities, build dance audiences, and promote quality and sustainability.

Mission Statement

BOSTON DANCE ALLIANCE builds capacity for dance by identifying and creating shared resources, information, and productive partnerships to help dance flourish across the Boston community and New England region. We are an independent service organization representing dancers, choreographers, teachers, presenters, allied arts and cultural professionals, arts journalists and scholars, wellness and health providers, and dance enthusiasts brought together across dance genres and geographies. BDA strives to increase cultural equity and access to dance for diverse communities, build dance audiences, and promote quality and sustainability.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2015 to June 30, 2016
Projected Income $192,746.00
Projected Expense $187,135.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • BDA Dancewear lottery
  • Fiscal sponsorship for Boston dancemakers
  • NE Town Hall on Physically Integrated Dance
  • Portable dance floor

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Mission Statement

BOSTON DANCE ALLIANCE builds capacity for dance by identifying and creating shared resources, information, and productive partnerships to help dance flourish across the Boston community and New England region. We are an independent service organization representing dancers, choreographers, teachers, presenters, allied arts and cultural professionals, arts journalists and scholars, wellness and health providers, and dance enthusiasts brought together across dance genres and geographies. BDA strives to increase cultural equity and access to dance for diverse communities, build dance audiences, and promote quality and sustainability.

Background Statement

Established by a group of passionate volunteer dancers and dance lovers in 1984, Boston Dance Alliance was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 1994. In 2004 it hired its first professional Executive Director, Ruth Birnberg. During Birnberg's ten-year tenure, the BDA established its portfolio of programs and services, all of which continue to the present, including the commissioning and manufacture of a rentable, portable sprung wood dance floor, enabling dancers to present their work safely in any setting; the prestigious BDA Rehearsal and Retreat Fellowship, which offered choreographers a chance to work intensively with their dancers and pay them for an extended rehearsal period; an annual Open Call audition that attracts more than 100 dancers across a variety of genres and streamlines the audition process for small, self-presenting Boston dance companies; fiscal sponsorship so that unincorporated companies and dance projects can accept tax-deductible donations to support their work; professional development workshops on a variety of business topics; a membership directory to build connections and awareness; access to a high-quality HD video camera so that artists can document their work and apply for grants from foundations and government agencies; and regular discounts to performances, classes, workshops, dancewear, health and wellness services and more.

In 2015, Debra Cash, a well known arts reporter and arts research consultant with more than 30 years of participation in Boston's cultural community, succeeded Birnberg as Executive Director, with a new focus on increasing the organization's range, cultural partnerships, and financial and organizational sustainability.

Impact Statement

In February 2015, BDA welcomed Debra Cash as Executive Director. She made a commitment to take the organization to the next level by increasing both our portfolio of services and our reach across communities and dance genres. In August, she initiated the first of her new programs, an annual BDA Dancewear Lottery, which distributed almost $10,000 worth of new dance shoes, tights and leotards to financially disadvantaged youth and adults in the Boston area.

Since BDA is not a bricks and mortar organization, the fall 2015 launch of a sophisticated new website to serve as Boston dance's information hub represents a special milestone. Significantly, it leverages other important regional cultural assets, including Spacefinder Mass (managed by the Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston) and Creative Ground (an artists' directory and virtual hiring hall designed and managed by New England Foundation for the Arts) to serve the dance community. BDA's expanded performance calendar is a partnership with Arts Boston, which will increase the visibility of our small and self-producing dance companies significantly. The website also integrates BDA's first CRM database platform to support the organization's growth and efficiency.

In June, 2016, BDA will host the New England Regional Town Hall on Physically Integrated Dance -- that is, dance for artists with mobility impairments training and performing alongside traditional, able-bodied artists. This convening will explore the opportunities for this diverse engagement in art-making and presentation. BDA will continue to offer and expand its existing portfolio of services, including a comprehensive events and class calendar; renting our patented portable dance floor; offering fiscal sponsorship to unincorporated artists; hosting an Open Call Audition that attracts more than 100 dancers and 35 choreographers; sponsoring workshops on business topics in venues across Boston and Cambridge; and more.

Needs Statement

Boston Dance Alliance's most pressing need is to enlarge our small and hard-working Board with individuals who cherish dance and see the value in helping connect dancers and dance lovers with information, services, and programs.  We need support for reaching and incorporating the social and participatory dance community, to create new programs and services that address their needs, and create new opportunities for engagement across types of dance and ages of participants. This group always has been valued by BDA, but in recent years has been peripheral to our operations. Our third priority is to develop programs to support dance for people with disabilities, a new program area for BDA that is being launched in June, 2016 requires significant administrative overhead. In April 2016 we launched Raise the Floor!, a program that provides BDA's portable dance floor to the Boston Public Schools free of charge, and underwriting ($2K per two-day rental) will make it possible to extend the reach of this initiative. 

CEO Statement

Dance across America faces the challenge that limited resources will always be stretched -- and can never really keep up -- with dancers' and choreographers' creative and professional aspirations. That's where Boston Dance Alliance come in. As a respected, independent service organization, BDA has a unique role to play.

Boston Dance Alliance envisions, designs,  and provides distinctive resources, such as BDA's nationally recognized portable dance floor so that dancers can share their work with new audiences and in new settings without making prohibitively expensive capital investments. Our direct business services, such as fiscal sponsorship, allow choreographers and dancers to raise funds without the overhead and expense of establishing nonprofit status. BDA consolidates information on performances, classes, and resources, and shares that information through a variety of mechanisms, from one-on-one consultations with our members to broad-based social media postings. We are able to build robust partnerships with other cultural sector players to insure that the needs of the dance community are considered and met, and that no one in the dance community has to "reinvent the wheel" when existing resources can be used. BDA is able to act as a multiplier, serving a broad constituency from young dance students and their families to established professionals, and dance genres from ballet to hip hop and culturally specific dance forms.

BDA makes the dance activity that exists in Boston visible to a broad range of audiences and potential participants -- and our intention is to increase our reach in the years ahead. We believe that this visibility will, in turn, help to create an environment where dancers want to live, create, and perform.

Boston Dance Alliance is a small organization with a hard-working Board providing funds, advice, and encouragement across functions such as marketing, fundraising and governance. The recent and unprecedented award of a two year grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies, which also includes the consulting service of former Arts Emerson founder Robert Orchard, under the auspices of the DeVos Institute of Arts Management, is helping us design and will help us deliver a strengthened institutional and programmatic profile. BDA and its new Executive Director, longtime Boston arts writer and research consultant Debra Cash, are ambitious for the future. We have made the necessary investments in our own infrastructure to make that ambition bear fruit. New initiatives are already underway.

Board Chair Statement

A supportive, diverse, and collegial board of directors who are generous with their time and financial resources is one of BDA’s ongoing strengths. Directors are attracted to serving BDA for a variety of reasons. Some are working artists (dancers or choreographers), who can offer the perspective of BDA’s primary constituency. Board members have also included former professional dancers now working in fields such as law, finance, and business management, who want to retain a close connection with dance and the arts. Still others are avid recreational dancers and dance enthusiasts. All of us are engaged in seeing that BDA fulfills its mission while meeting high standards of professionalism and accountability to its supporters.   

The Board is continually energized by the challenge of growing and diversifying BDA’s donor base as the organization transitions to providing services and resources beyond the primarily, but not exclusively, modern dance community that it served for more than 25 years. The long-term plan is ambitious for a small organization that serves working artists and dance companies with financial challenges that make it difficult for them to offer significant financial support to BDA beyond their membership dues. We recognize that increasing revenue from floor rentals and fiscal sponsorships in conjunction with individual donations, corporate sponsorships, and foundation grants is critical to our ability to take BDA to the next level. To that end, a subcommittee of the Board has been working closely with the staff to ensure that BDA’s website offers state-of-the-art resources for members and non-members looking for information about performances, classes, workshops, production space and technicians, advocacy activities, and much more. Board members have also been involved in overseeing initiatives to enhance operational efficiency and save expenses through updated technology, and in developing new fundraising events in addition to our Annual Gala.




Geographic Area Served


Organization Categories

  1. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Dance
  2. Community Improvement, Capacity Building - Alliances & Advocacy
  3. Mutual & Membership Benefit - Professional Societies & Associations

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BDA Dancewear lottery

In 2015, BDA was able to distribute almost $10,000 of new, unworn dancewear (toe, tap and jazz shoes, dance sneakers, tights, leotards) to local dance schools and companies to give to financially disadvantaged dance students and performers. This program was the direct result of a conversation with a Boston dance company director who told BDA that lack of access to dancewear was a limiting factor in his students' ability to participate in dance training, and a major expense for his small struggling company. We determined that any organizational member of BDA would be eligible to participate, and goods were offered in lots (e.g. 25 pairs of tights) for these organizations to distribute where they felt need was greatest. This unprecedented program was a partnership between BDA and the regional association of dance retailers, who were able to donate surplus inventory as a tax-deductible in-kind donation. We intend to make it an annual event and may be able to donate goods on an ad hoc basis during the interim.
Budget  $1,500.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Dance
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success  The BDA Dancewear Lottery's success was demonstrated in the universal delight of its organizational recipients. 
Program Long-Term Success  This program will be successful to the extent that it contributes to a time when financial disadvantage creates no barrier to dance training, participation and performance. 
Program Success Monitored By  The Dancewear Lottery's success will be measured by the continued participation of and interest by both retailers and dance organizations and schools. We will know which goods are in most demand based on lottery requests. While this program is by definition opportunistic, we can urge retailers to provide certain types of dancewear or certain sizes.
Examples of Program Success  We were able to donate 40 pairs of new ballet pointe shoes, retailing at $50+ per paid, to the person whose request initiated this program. 

Fiscal sponsorship for Boston dancemakers

BDA's fiscal sponsorship program is an indispensable benefit of membership in our organization. By providing the umbrella of our legal nonprofit status, choreographers and dance companies can raise the funds they need to do their work, and by offering tax deductions to their donors, are in a position to raise significantly more funds than they could otherwise. (See case below.) Currently BDA sponsors more than 30 organizations in both ongoing and one-time projects, from small, self-producing independent choreographers to the group sponsoring the Same Sex Ballroom Championships to Salsa in the Park. 
Budget  $8,500.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Dance
Population Served Adults Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Many independent artists have gotten their first grants through BDA's fiscal sponsorship program; this not only makes their presentations possible, it also gives them the confidence to approach larger donors.
Program Long-Term Success  BDA's fiscal sponsorship program is already a success, as described above; increased individual and governmental contributions to the arts overall will make such efforts even more valuable. Certainly, one sign of success is that no artist will feel the need to incorporate before they are organizationally ready to take that step merely in order to obtain funding. 
Program Success Monitored By  Fiscal sponsorship depends on the varying needs of the dance artists in our community, so utilization of this program waxes and wanes. We determine whether this program is working based on the continual participation of existing and new members.
Examples of Program Success  BDA's most exciting example of fiscal sponsorship happened recently when a BDA fiscal sponsorship beneficiary was able to raise over $50,000 to support a major project in part because that donation was tax-deductible to the individual donor.

NE Town Hall on Physically Integrated Dance

BDA will host and convene a regional meeting of people interested in promoting and developing physically integrated dance activity, that is dance in which the participants have mobility impairments training and performing alongside those who are traditionally able bodied. This Town Hall in June, 2016 will follow a national convening of experts in the field from across the U.S. and U.K. being held in New York a few weeks prior, and will both share the results of that conversation and ascertain the "critical mass" needed for this type of art-making to happen in the Boston area and other parts of the region. While the focus is on creating high-quality art rather than on rehabilitation per se, we are aware that the medical and therapeutic communities may serve as conduits for potential performers. The day-long event will include a keynote, video presentations, conversations and "break out" sessions generating action items and connections among participants for long-range planning. Ideally, this will be the first of a series of events that will help create the understanding and structures that will help people disabled in a number of ways participate in dance activity. 
Budget  $20,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Dance
Population Served People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities Adults Veterans
Program Short-Term Success  The short term success of the first Town Hall in Boston will be the identification of potential participants, partners and funders; a successful one-day event where participants feel they have begun a productive conversation about the barriers and opportunities in our region; and the sharing of these findings with participants involved in this conversation nationally.
Program Long-Term Success  Currently, physically integrated dance and even dance with senior dancers who are able bodied are seen as a novelty. The long term success will be when people with mobility impairments feel they can be dance artists;   major choreographers have skills working with dancers who have different ways of moving (for instance with wheelchairs); and audiences come to appreciate such difference and find it beautiful.
Program Success Monitored By  Initial success will be measured by a qualitative survey of participants and then data will be compared and aggregated with national data on the same and similar topics. 
Examples of Program Success  If this program identifies a number of themes (e.g. access to training) and connects people concerned with that issue with those in other parts of the country, we will have created the groundwork for further program development. 

Portable dance floor

Portable sprung wood dance floor rental

This marquee program of Boston Dance Alliance offers up to 60 x 60 of easily configurable flooring for rental by our members and nonmembers (at a higher price point). The floor enables dancers to perform in any setting, from grassy outdoor conditions to parking lots to indoor spaces that have unsafe cement or linoleum floors. While preference is given to local Boston dance projects, and the floor is routinely used by organizations such as the Somerville Arts Council and Boston University in addition to weekend rentals by local dance companies, we have rented the floors to dance organizations throughout the region. During the summer of 2016, for instance, the BDA floor will be used for a two-week event in Maine.

Budget  $14,750.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Dance
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  This program has already proven successful, with for instance, the Somerville Arts Council arranging to use this shared resource eight times over the course of the summer months, making a popular series of free dance performances available outdoors across the city. 
Program Long-Term Success  The BDA portable floor enables dance to occur in previously unsafe or inaccessible spaces both indoors and out; the ultimate success of this program is the increasing use of the floor by dancers of all genres and levels of expertise to present work to a wide variety of audiences of all types. Ultimately, the floor helps to bring Boston dance to public awareness and enables dancers to reach new audiences.  
Program Success Monitored By  BDA has an online reservation system and tracks where and when the floor is being deployed; each company/presenter keeps track of his or her own audience engagement numbers and other success metrics. We have regular feedback from renters by phone and email.
Examples of Program Success  See above. Somerville Arts Council use of the BDA floor

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

BDA has made the investments in software and procedures to make our management of our programs more efficient and transparent. 


CEO/Executive Director Ms Debra Cash
CEO Term Start Feb 2015
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Debra Cash is Executive Director of Boston Dance Alliance. A long-time member of Boston's cultural community, she has reported, taught, and lectured on dance, performing arts, design, and cultural policy for print, broadcast, and internet media. Her roles have spanned journalism, education, consulting, and advocacy for the rights of creative professionals.

A longtime consultant to the National Endowment for the Arts and New England Foundation for the Arts, Debra has served on panels and nominating committees for the Massachusetts Cultural Council, The Boston Foundation, The LEF Foundation, The Yard, Boston Center for the Arts, and the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. She regularly presents audience engagement lectures for World Music/CRASHarts and other leading regional presenters. She is Scholar in Residence at the Bates Dance Festival and has served in that same capacity at the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. She is the manager of research and documentation for the National Convening on Physically Integrated Dance to be held in New York in 2016, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. 

Debra was a dance critic for the Boston Globe for 17 years, followed by a five year stint at WBUR, and seven as a founding Senior Contributor to The Arts Fuse.

Debra has taught at Emerson College, the Boston Conservatory, and Northeastern. She earned her B.A. at Brandeis University and a Master’s degree in Design Studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Before coming to Boston Dance Alliance in 2015, she led an international research consultancy.

Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Ruth Birnberg 2004 Dec

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Award Awarding Organization Year
Support for Wheels UP! Town Hall on Physically Integrated Dance Barr Foundation 2016
Vision Fund Capacity Grant The Boston Foundation 2016
Arts Innovation and Management grant recipient Bloomberg Philanthropies 2015


Affiliation Year
Americans for the Arts 2016
Dance USA 2004
Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Boston Dance Alliance is committed to leveraging strong partnerships within the creative sector across Massachusetts, the region and nation. To that end we are working closely with a number of key players a) ArtsBoston, with whom we are creating a comprehensive performance calendar, creating a themed marketing campaign for annual Nutcracker performances across the metropolitan area, and with whom we are delving into audience data to ascertain trends and patterns in support for dance b) The Dance Complex in Cambridge, with whom we are partnering to deliver workshops on business topics, such as recent events covering budgeting and preparing video samples for grant applications; c) New England Foundation for the Arts, whose Creative Ground is the primary platform for BDA's revamped membership directory and whose wheelchair-accessible office will be the venue for the June, 2016 NE Town Hall on  Physically Integrated Dance as it feeds into NEFA's ongoing commitment to work with the veteran community d) The Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston with Fractured Atlas, for whom we enhanced the venue list in the  Spacefinder database and which will be linked to our database for a realtime reservation system e) Jose Mateo Dance Theatre, which generously provides the venue site for BDA's annual fundraising gala. 

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 20
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 1
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 2
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions


Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Semi-Annually


Board Chair Ms Alicia Downey
Board Chair Company Affiliation Downey Law LLC
Board Chair Term Dec 2016 - Dec 2019
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term July - Nov

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Laura Cashel Community volunteer Voting
Constance C. Chin Kennedy Library Foundation Voting
Christopher Clark Skadden Voting
Alicia L. Downey Downey Law LLC Voting
Angela Gomes Skadden Voting
Laura Howenstine Wellington Management Voting
Ted Joyce Deloitte Voting
David Parker The Bang Group; Julliard Voting
Philippe Taieb Social Impact Consulting & Coaching Voting
Jody Weber Weberdance Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Carl Alleyne Boston Mobile Dance Studio NonVoting
Thelma Goldberg The Dance Inn NonVoting
Gretchen Hayden Chhandika, Chhandam Institute of Kathak Dance NonVoting
Kieran Jordan Kieran Jordan Dance Company NonVoting
Dr. Jody Weber Weberdance NonVoting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 7
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 6
Male: 4
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy No
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 60%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

  • Business Development
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Nominating
  • Technology

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2015 to June 30, 2016
Projected Income $192,746.00
Projected Expense $187,135.00
Form 990s

2015 Boston Dance Alliance 990

2014 Boston Dance Alliance 990

2013 Boston Dance Alliance 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Revenue $192,746 $224,531 $224,548
Total Expenses $177,722 $224,531 $248,391

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $7,100 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $7,100 -- --
Individual Contributions $87,564 $123,157 $118,771
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $83,076 $85,824 $92,437
Investment Income, Net of Losses $1 -- --
Membership Dues -- $15,550 $13,340
Special Events $15,005 -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Program Expense $165,544 $155,395 $179,838
Administration Expense $9,068 $28,489 $28,044
Fundraising Expense $3,110 $40,647 $40,509
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.08 1.00 0.90
Program Expense/Total Expenses 93% 69% 72%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 3% 33% 34%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Assets $72,516 $78,436 $78,796
Current Assets $72,516 $78,436 $78,796
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $0 $78,436 $78,796
Total Net Assets $72,516 $0 $0

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? 2.00

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities -- 1.00 1.00

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Please note that the significantly lower income and expense projections for FY16 reflect changes to accounting procedures associated with methods of handling funds designated for BDA's fiscal sponsorship beneficiaries. The organization is not decreasing its programs or ambitions in any way. 

Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's IRS Form 990s.  Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.


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