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National Emergency Medicine Association (DISSOLVED)

CharityWatch report issued
July 2017

F
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
0%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$94
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

National Emergency Medicine Association (DISSOLVED)
PO Box 1039
Edgewood, MD 21040

Other Names

Kids Do Matter
National Alzheimer's Council
National Heart Council
National Stroke Council
NEMA
Senior Life

Tax Status

501(c)3

Stated Mission

Education on the prevention of injury & illness.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2016

Program Percentage: 0%

The percentage of National Emergency Medicine Association (DISSOLVED)'s cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).

$1,500,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $94

How many dollars National Emergency Medicine Association (DISSOLVED) spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.

$1,400,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Joint Costs

National Emergency Medicine Association (DISSOLVED)'s rating was adjusted for Joint Costs. If you are a donor who considers direct mail, telemarketing, and other Joint Cost solicitations to be true charitable programs, the below efficiency ratios, which were not adjusted for joint costs, may better reflect your goals.

Program % Cost to Raise $100
66% $26
Accounting rules allow charities to report some telemarketing, direct mail, and other solicitation costs as Program expenses. CharityWatch believes that most donors do not consider a charity's solicitation activities to be the Programs they are intending to support with their donations. We therefore adjust such expenses out of a charity's reported Program expense and add it to Fundraising expense prior to calculating its rating.

Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources

 

Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
National Emergency Medicine Association IRS Form 990 52-1257429
National Emergency Medicine Assoc. & Affiliate Audited Consolidated Financial Statements Multiple
Entity: National Emergency Medicine Association
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 52-1257429
Entity: National Emergency Medicine Assoc. & Affiliate
Document Type: Audited Consolidated Financial Statements
Tax ID: Multiple

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
National Emergency Medicine Association (DISSOLVED)
does not meet governance benchmarks.
 
National Emergency Medicine Association (DISSOLVED)
does not meet transparency benchmarks.
Transparency
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy

  Name Title Compensation
1 Kelly Herzog President $152,770
1
Name: Kelly Herzog
Title: President
Compensation: $152,770

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.
On December 13th, 2018, the Michigan Attorney General announced a settlement with National Emergency Medicine Association (NEMA), which had been facing allegations of deceptive solicitations. As part of the settlement, NEMA will cease operations and dissolve.

NEMA was claiming to raise funds for the National Heart Council, National Alzheimer's Council, and the National Heart Disease Council.

For more, please see the Michigan AG's December 13th, 2018 press release, the link for which is available by clicking on the "Articles & Alerts" Tab (above).
According to the May 1, 2017 Independent Auditor's Report for the National Emergency Medicine Association (NEMA) consolidated audit of December 31, 2016:

"...[T]he Organization continues to incur deficits in net assets and is heavily reliant on its mail order consultant vendor to continue to extend credit to the organization. The Organization has little liquidity in the event of an unanticipated expenditure or a decrease in contribution revenue. These events raise substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern..."

According to the NEMA 2016 consolidated audit (Note 14, Contingency--Going Concern):

"...[T]he Organization incurred an operating deficit in 2016, and has a deficit of $176,857 in unrestricted net assets at December 31, 2016. There are few remaining expenses that can be further reduced without affecting operations. The organization has little liquidity as evidenced by a current ratio of .46."

"Additionally, the mail order consultant is the Organization's largest creditor with a payable balance of $455,717 at December 31, 2016. The consultant has verbally indicated that they will continue to work with the Organization, but there is no contractual obligation. The Organization is heavily reliant on the mail order consultant's continued collaboration in regards to extension of credit and continued willingness to initially fund mailings so that the organization can continue to generate contributions."

"Management continues to monitor expenses and the success of the direct mail program. Management, in conjunction with the mail order consultant, initiated a new program in 2015. Gross revenues to the Organization increased in 2016 and management anticipates this trend continuing in 2017. The ability of the Organization to continue as a going-concern is dependent on the success of management's efforts to manage costs and increase its revenue base, in addition to the willingness of the mail order consultant to continue working with the Organization to raise funds..."
According to the National Emergency Medicine Association audit of December 31, 2016 (Note 8, Concentration of Suppliers):

"The Organization utilizes one marketing agency to print all of its educational and fundraising mailings. The total expense incurred to this marketing agency in 2016 was $1,196,598 which represents 83% of the total expenses in 2016."

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