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  1. International Dark-Sky AssociationAnnual Business Meeting 2008June 30, 2009A Year of Transition

  2. 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

  3. 2008 Success & Accomplishments

  4. Successes and Accomplishments 2008 At-A-Glance Policy: • First U.S. Congressional Briefings on Light Pollution • Expansion of the International Dark Sky Parks Program

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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%

  9. 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

  10. 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)

  11. Profit & Loss 2008 What Happened?

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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%

  16. 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)

  17. 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

  18. 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%

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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.