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Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC)

 PO Box 960784
 Boston, MA 02196
[P] (617) 778-0519 x 6
[F] (617) 227-3266
masstpc.org
masondunn@masstpc.org
Mason Dunn
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INCORPORATED: 2001
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 04-2785336

LAST UPDATED: 02/08/2017
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) is dedicated to ending discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression.

Mission Statement

The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) is dedicated to ending discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2014 to June 30, 2015
Projected Income $136,000.00
Projected Expense $134,900.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Transgender Equal Rights

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For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview

Mission Statement

The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) is dedicated to ending discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression.

Background Statement

Founded in 2001 as an all-volunteer organization, MTPC followed in the footsteps of It’s Time Massachusetts, a transgender political organization that folded after the passing of its founder, Penni Ashe.
In 2002, MTPC succeeded in obtaining the passage of an ordinance prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression in Boston. It did the same for Northampton in 2005.
In 2004, MTPC began operating as a program of fiscal sponsor Boston Alliance of GLBT Youth (BAGLY), a 501c3.
In 2006, MTPC began building a broad coalition for Transgender equal rights, and in 2007 led the coalition as sponsors of the first statewide transgender equal rights legislation.
In 2008, MTPC hired its first full time staff person, Executive Director (and a founding MTPC member) Gunner Scott.
In 2011, the Transgender Equal Rights Coalition succeed in obtaining passage of statewide non-discrimination and hate crimes protections.

Impact Statement

Founded in 2001, the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) is dedicated to ending discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression. MTPC creates awareness and counteracts the effects of stigmatization, discrimination, and violence through policy advocacy, public education campaigns, and building power within transgender communities through community outreach and organizing. MTPC has led successful advocacy campaigns for non-discrimination ordinances in Boston, Cambridge, Northampton, Amherst, Salem, Brookline, Somerville, Worcester, Newton, Medford, and Swampscott; successfully launched the “I AM: Trans People Speak” multi-media public education campaign in 2010; provides community education through the Transgender Youth and Parent Summit and community media spokesperson trainings; and conducts over 40 transgender cultural competency trainings yearly for social service organizations, schools, government agencies, and corporations. In 2011, MTPC successfully passed the Transgender Equal Rights bill, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression in employment, housing, credit and lending, and education. In 2012, MTPC worked successfully with the Boston Police to implement a trans-inclusive policy to ensure that trans people who interact with police are treated with respect and dignity. This year, MTPC has worked in coalition with health care advocacy groups to end discrimination in health care; in June 2014, Governor Deval Patrick announced the end of trans-exclusions in MassHealth coverage, and the Division of Insurance called for an end to private insurance exclusions for transition related care.


Needs Statement

1. Capacity: In January 2015 MTPC was forced to downsize from one full time and one part time paid staff members, down to one full time staff member, due to reduced funding. Although we remain sustainable, we know that we could be more impactful with more staff. Specifically, we seek to add capacity in the following areas:
  • Development and Donor Relations
  • Communications
  • Community Outreach
  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Education
2. Professional and Skills Development: At MTPC we place great importance in developing the skills of community members, volunteers, and staff. Currently, we are working to develop the leadership of our steering committee, by providing opportunities to learn, specifically in areas the organization needs, such as fundraising, donor relations, communications, and racial justice. 
3. Intersectionality, Racial and Economic Justice: MTPC understands the importance of an intersectional approach to social justice. We seek to increase our commitment to racial and economic justice, through leadership development, training, and community outreach.  
 

CEO Statement

At the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition we envision a world where persons of all genders are treated with respect and fully participate in all areas of society, free from fear of prohibition, harassment or violence based on their gender identity and/or expression.
To that end we educate the public, advocate with state, local, and federal government, engage in activism, and encourage empowerment of community members through collective action.
The values that guide this organization include:
  • Promoting social and economic justice & equality;
  • Working against all forms of oppression;
  • Building broad-based participation and community power;
  • Developing leaders and building coalitions;
  • Drawing strength from diverse experiences and identities;
  • Learning from our history and elders;
  • Growing through challenge and critique;
  • Including those who cannot be fully visible;
  • Being accountable to the communities for which we work.

Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
We serve Massachusetts. 

Organization Categories

  1. Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy - Minority Rights
  2. Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy - Civil Rights, Social Action, & Advocacy N.E.C.
  3. -

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

Transgender Equal Rights

MTPC leads a statewide coalition of partners to educate communities, legislators, and policy makers on issues facing transgender youth, adults, and our families, including anti-transgender discrimination and hate crimes.
Budget  $75,000.00
Category  Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other
Population Served Lesbian, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgendered
Program Short-Term Success  In the past year, the coalition has been successful in increasing the transgender inclusive nondiscrimination ordinances from four to twelve. We seek to add statewide nondiscrimination ordinances by the end of 2016. 
Program Long-Term Success  Our coalition succeeded on November 16, 2011, in securing passage of the legislation, “An Act Relative to Transgender Equal Rights,” thanks to lead sponsors Representative Carl Sciortino & Byron Rushing, and Senators Ben Downing, and Sonia Chiang-Diaz. This new non-discrimination and hate crimes law sends a clear message that transgender people in our communities should be able to work, go to school, and live without fear. This legislation strengthens the Commonwealth’s commitment to all people, including transgender people, having equal protection under the law and the chance to contribute to our communities and economy.

Unfortunately the legislation passed in 2011 is incomplete. We now seek to complete the legislation, by adding public accommodations nondiscrimination protections to the statewide law. 
Program Success Monitored By  MTPC's steering committee and executive committee. 
Examples of Program Success  We successfully passed nondiscrimination protections in 2011, although incomplete. In the past year, the coalition has been successful in increasing the transgender inclusive nondiscrimination ordinances from four to twelve.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Mr. Mason Jackson Dunn
CEO Term Start Aug 2013
CEO Email MasonDunn@masstpc.org
CEO Experience --
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

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Awards

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Affiliations

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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

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Collaborations

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 10
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

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

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 2
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit No
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency No Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A Annually

Governance


Board Chair Mr. Maxwell Ng
Board Chair Company Affiliation Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition
Board Chair Term Sept 2014 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Jodi Clooney No Affiliation Voting
Mason J Dunn Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition Exofficio
Marcia Garber No Affiliation Voting
Kim McMurray No Affiliation Voting
Nancy Nangeroni No Affiliation Voting
Maxwell Ng No Affiliation Voting
Hez Norton No Affiliation Voting
Grace Sterling Stowell BAGLY, Inc. Voting
Bobbi Taylor No Affiliation Voting
Tre'Andre Valentine No Affiliation Voting

Constituent Board Members

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Youth Board Members

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Advisory Board Members

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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 6
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 5
Male: 3
Not Specified 2

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 95%
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy No
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 50%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2014 to June 30, 2015
Projected Income $136,000.00
Projected Expense $134,900.00
Form 990s

2015 Bagly Inc. Form 990

2014 Bagly Inc. Form 990

2013 Bagly Inc. Form 990

2012 Bagly Inc. Form 990

Audit Documents

2015 Bagly Inc. Audit

2014 Bagly Inc. Audit

2013 Bagly Inc. Audit

2012 Bagly Inc. Audit

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $107,530 $113,314 $141,030
Total Expenses $117,101 $110,871 $141,462

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$56,000 $45,000 $79,500
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $39,520 $68,051 $56,000
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $500 -- $5,500
Investment Income, Net of Losses $10 $13 $30
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $11,500 $250 --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $25,970 $22,884 $127,362
Administration Expense $91,131 $87,987 $10,100
Fundraising Expense -- -- $4,000
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.92 1.02 1.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses 22% 21% 90%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 3%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $0 $0 $0
Current Assets $0 $0 $0
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Total Net Assets $0 $0 $0

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

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

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 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities -- -- --

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above is per the organization. Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) is fiscally sponsored by Bagly Inc., as such, Bagly Inc.'s IRS Form 990s and audits are posted above. Please note, asset and liability data is tracked on the fiscal sponsor level only and available in the above posted 990s and audits. 

Documents


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Impact

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1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

We envision a world where persons of all genders are treated with respect and fully participate in all areas of society, free from fear of prohibition, harassment or violence based on their gender identity and/or expression.
To that end we educate the public, advocate with state, local, and federal government, engage in activism, and encourage empowerment of community members through collective action.

2. What are your strategies for making this happen?

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3. What are your organization’s capabilities for doing this?

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4. How will your organization know if you are making progress?

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5. What have and haven’t you accomplished so far?

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