Description:

The Center for Responsive Politics is the nation's premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy. Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, the organization aims to create a more educated voter, an involved citizenry and a more responsive government.

Begun:

1983

Website:http://www.opensecrets.org/
Office Location:1101 14th St., N.W., Suite 1030 Washington, DC
Structure:

501(c)(3) organization

Founder:

U.S. Senators Frank Church (D-Idaho) and Hugh Scott (R-Pa.)

Executive Director:

Sheila Krumholz (executive director); Dave Levinthal (OpenSecrets.org editor)

Approximate number of full-time staff:

14

Number with prior professional journalism experience:

2

Annual operating budget:

$1,217,718 (2010)

Annual salaries posted, or accessible via 990 form:

Yes

Editorial/ethics policy statement:

No

Diversity statement:

No

IRS 990 form posted on website:

Yes

Major donors disclosed:

Yes

INN Member:

Yes

Awards:

CRP’s website OpenSecrets.org has won four Webby Awards (2001, 2002, 2006, 2007) for being the best politics site online, and others including the VOA website of the week and the 2008 interactive media award;  2010 Webby official honoree

Contact:

info@crp.org or 202-857-0044



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