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International Dark-Sky Association Annual Business Meeting 2008 June 30, 2009 A Year of Transition 2008 A Year of Transition Celebration of Twenty Years of Night Sky Protection Farewell to co-founder and long-time Executive Director, Dr. David L. Crawford, retired, Emeritus Director

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international dark sky association annual business meeting 2008 june 30 2009 a year of transition
International Dark-Sky AssociationAnnual Business Meeting 2008June 30, 2009A Year of Transition
2008 a year of transition
2008 A Year of Transition
  • Celebration of Twenty Years of Night Sky Protection
  • Farewell to co-founder and long-time Executive Director, Dr. David L. Crawford, retired, Emeritus Director
  • Strategic Internal Restructuring
successes and accomplishments 2008 at a glance
Successes and Accomplishments 2008 At-A-Glance

Policy:

  • First U.S. Congressional Briefings on Light Pollution
  • Expansion of the International Dark Sky Parks Program
successes and accomplishments 2008 at a glance5
Successes and Accomplishments 2008 At-A-Glance

Technical:

  • Participation in the World’s Lighting Forums
  • Participation in Lighting Test Facilities
  • Increased Visibility of the FSA Program
successes and accomplishments 2008 at a glance6
Successes and Accomplishments 2008 At-A-Glance

Education Outreach:

  • 20th Anniversary Annual Meeting & Conference
  • Participation at the 8th European Symposium of the Night Sky
  • Recognition at the World’s Largest Trade Shows
  • Launch of Educational Materials for the Classroom
  • Planning for the International Year of Astronomy 2009
  • Increased Sections Involvement
successes and accomplishments 2008 at a glance7
Successes and Accomplishments 2008 At-A-Glance

Publications:

  • Redesign of the IDA Web site, www.darksky.org
  • Nightscape Improvements
  • E-News (Night Watch) Improvements
  • Introduction of the Specifier Bulletin
  • Introduction of the Practical Guides
assets liabilities 2007
Assets & Liabilities 2007

Statement of Financial Position

As of December 31, 2007

As abridged from the 2007 Audit Report by Regier, Carr, & Monroe, L.L.P. dated August 29, 2008

ASSETS

Total assets 598,494

LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

Total Current Liabilities 29,813

Total net Assets 568,681

Total liabilities and net assets 598,494

Net Assets End of Year $ 568,681

Cash and Cash Equivalents, End of Year $ 234,586

Breakdown of Expenditures

Programs: 66.1% Fundraising: 3.9% Administrative: 30%

budget fy 2008
Budget FY 2008

Total Income: $1,490,000

Legacy Account, FSA Fees, Membership, Donations (Restricted & Unrestricted), Meeting Income, Grant Revenue, and Interest Income

Total Expense: $1,276,450

Staff, Consultants & Professional Fees, Office Expenses, Regional Offices, Meeting Expenses, Travel

Net Income: $213,550

profit loss 2008
Profit & Loss 2008

Income: $528,797.91

Legacy Account, FSA Fees, Advertising Revenue, Donations, Meeting Income, Grant Revenue, Interest Income, Misc. Income

Expense: $1,034,548.13

IDA Tech Center, Staff, Contracts & Consulting, Printing, Bulk Mail, Fees & Utilities, Rent, Hardware & Equipment, Meeting Expenses, Bank Fees & Insurance, Subscriptions, Travel

Net Income: ($505,750.22)

profit loss 200811
Profit & Loss 2008

What Happened?

what happened
What Happened?
  • 2008 Financial Crisis
    • Reduction in Charitable Giving, Large Donations, Sustaining Memberships (High Level Memberships)
  • During Transition a Control Deficiency Existed
    • A control deficiency exists when the design or operation of a control does not allow management (in this instance the Board) or employees, in the normal course of performing their assigned functions, to prevent or detect misstatements on a timely basis
resolution
Resolution?

Upon recognition of these misstatements, a series of internal restructuring ensued with the resulting budget and managerial functions currently in place for 2009.

The IDA Board and Staff have developed a plan of action to focus on the organizations core competencies of education outreach and technical knowledge.

resolution14
Resolution?

The following actions occurred in November of 2008:

  • An intensive review of the budget, including a revision of spending policies
  • Reduction/Streamlining of staff
  • Streamlining of equipment, office facilities, and saleable assets
  • Intense review and reduction in external contracts
  • Internal restructuring of management
  • Emphasis on long-term planning associated with our core competencies
assets liabilities 2008
Assets & Liabilities 2008

Statement of Financial Position

As of December 31, 2008

The 2008 Audit Review by Regier, Carr, & Monroe, LLP is awaiting completion. The estimated date of completion is July 15, 2009. The following is taken directly from the IDA QuickBooks.

ASSETS

Total assets $107,842

LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

Total Current Liabilities 44,912

Retained Earnings 568,680

Net Income -505,750

Total net Assets 62,930

Total liabilities and net assets $107,842

Net Assets End of Year $ 62,930

Cash and Cash Equivalents, End of Year $ 58,092

Breakdown of Expenditures

Programs: 70% Fundraising: 2.6% Administrative: 27.4%

budget 2009 approved december 3 2008
Budget 2009Approved December 3, 2008

Income: $517,000

Membership, Large Donations, Grants, Meeting Revenue, FSA Fees, Consulting Income, Book Contract, Advertising Revenue, Monrad Engineering Bridge Loan

Expense: $517,615

Staff, Consulting & Professional Fees, Office Expenses (Rent, Utilities, Licenses & Permits, Subscriptions, Bulk Mail, Printing, Bank Fees), Meeting Expenses, Travel, Monrad Engineering Bridge Loan Repayment

Net Income: ($615)

additions to the budget 2009 dc approved february 27 2009
Additions to the Budget 2009 – DCApproved February 27, 2009

Income: $250,000

Private Donations

Expense: $244,750

Staff, Office Expense (Rent, Utilities, Hardware, Equipment, Dues & Subscriptions), Meeting Expenses

Net Income: $5,250

assets liabilities midyear 2009
Assets & Liabilities Midyear 2009

Statement of Financial Position

As of June 16, 2009

The following is a statement of our current financial position.

ASSETS

Total Current Assets $ 133,003

Property and Equipment, Net 3,678

Total assets 136,681

LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

Total Current Liabilities 33,298

Retained Earnings 62,931

Net Income 40,452

Total net Assets 103,383

Total liabilities and net assets 136,681

Net Assets End of Year $ 62,930

Cash and Cash Equivalents, End of Year $ 58,092

Breakdown of Expenditures

Programs: 73.3% Fundraising: 3.3% Administrative: 8% DC Office: 15.4%

goals 2009
Goals 2009

Goal: To concentrate on our core competencies of educational outreach and technical know-how while diversifying funding.

Methods/Objectives:

  • Focus on Programs
  • Membership Development and Retention
  • Procurement of Government and Foundation Funding
goals 200920
Goals 2009

Policy:

  • Washington DC Office of Public Policy and Government Affairs
  • Expand our Support for our Satellite Offices – Europe and Asia/Pacific
  • Maintain Momentum of Congressional Briefings
  • Expand the IDSPlaces Program Internationally
  • Streetlight Policy Survey of the 50 States
  • Expand Partnerships with Nonprofits and Associations
goals 200921
Goals 2009

Technical:

  • Energy Efficiency cooperation with EnergyStar
  • Review of Test Facilities in Anchorage, AK and San Diego, CA
  • Research on white light lumen equivalency factors
  • Further Expand FSA with an emphasis on residential fixtures
  • Glare Metric Research
  • Night Sky Brightness Monitor
  • Follow and influence trends in SSL technology
goals 200922
Goals 2009

Education Outreach:

  • Teaching Programs
  • AGM – expand to Phoenix, Arizona November 13-15, 2009 following GreenBuild
  • Expand Sections and Affiliate Support and Outreach
  • International Year of Astronomy 2009
goals 200923
Goals 2009

Publications:

  • Maintain and Improve E-News (Night Watch)
  • Maintain Specifier Bulletin
  • Finalize Practical Guides
  • Provide Additional Support to Sections through Nite Net
  • Increase the circulation of Nightscape
  • Fact Sheets and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Position Statements
  • Model Lighting Ordinance Public Review & Response to Review
goals 200924
Goals 2009

Fundraising:

  • Federal Grants Procurement
  • Foundation Grants Procurement
  • Donor Appreciation Programs
  • Building of Revenue Programs
    • FSA, ISA, Consultants, MLO, Nightscape, IDA E-Store, AGM
  • Form the Night Sky Conservation Foundation
goals 200925
Goals 2009

Awards:

  • Dr. David L. Crawford Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Galileo Award
  • Hoag/Robinson Award
  • George and Edyth Taylor Student Awards
  • Lighting Design Awards
  • Development of Distinction Award
annual meeting conference
Annual Meeting & Conference

November 13-15, 2009 Wyndham Phoenix Hotel

Sessions on:

  • LEED Certification
  • Night Sky Brightness Monitoring & Sky Glow
  • Roadway Lighting Survey
  • International Year of Astronomy 2009
  • With a special tour of the first International Dark Sky Community;
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • Travel Discounts Available on www.darksky.org
questions
Questions?

Send Questions to ida@darksky.org now.

We will try our hardest to answer as many questions within the remaining time period.

All unanswered questions will be answered directly by email.