Better Business Bureau Report for
Autism Society of Wisconsin

Better Business Bureau Report issued June 2016
Better Business Bureau Report expires June 2018

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Autism Society of Wisconsin
Address: 1477 Kenwood Dr
  Menasha, WI 54952
Phone: 920-558-4602
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1979, Wisconsin
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Dedicated to improving the lives of all affected by autism in Wisconsin by providing information and referral, family support, advocacy, professional development, resource development, and by raising awareness and acceptance.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Autism Society of Wisconsin meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Provide educational workshops for parents, educators, individuals with autism and other professionals across Wisconsin. Provide support and information over the phone and via email for those affected by autism. Information is also provided through a quarterly printed newsletter, website, Facebook page and Yahoo Listserv. Information provided includes: a statewide resource directory, a Next Steps booklet and other related materials.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, Autism Society of Wisconsin's program expenses were:

Other Program Services 82,338
Conferences 53,564
Membership 1,671
Total Program Expenses: $137,573
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Chief Executive : Kirsten Cooper, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Michael Riemer
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:

Board Size: 9

Paid Staff Size: 3

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, grant proposals, cause-related marketing, membership, Appeals via Social Media
Fund raising costs were 33% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $31,101, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Autism Society of Wisconsin's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014.

Source of Funds  
Conference 153,445
Contributions & Grants 24,206
Membership Dues 6,895
Interest 463
Total Income $185,009


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 70%  Fund Raising: 5%  Administrative: 25% 

Total income $185,009
Program expenses $137,573
Fund raising expenses 10,412
Administrative expenses 49,005
Total expenses $196,990
Expenses in Excess of Income (11,981)
Beginning net assets 108,827
Ending net assets 96,846
Total liabilities 24,109
Total assets $120,955

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