Windustry

To promote sustainable energy solutions and empower communities to develop and own clean energy assets

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Minneapolis, MN – EIN 010746862 windustry.org

Our Mission Statement
Windustry’s mission is to promote sustainable energy solutions and empower communities to develop and own clean energy assets. As an independent voice and resource acting in support of communities, we work – through education, outreach, and advocacy – to advance broad community commitment to renewable energy.

Our Motivation
The sector of the economy responsible for the most greenhouse gas emissions is the power sector, and the source that produces the largest share of our electricity and the bulk of greenhouse gases is coal. Community renewables are the most rapidly deployable form of green energy, because they require minimal upgrades to the transmission grid. Community renewables also provide the most economic benefit to their communities, since more of the dollars saved and made stay in the local community.

Our Board
David Benson – Farmer, former Nobles County Commissioner

Tash Casso Fogel – Treasurer – Real Estate Agent, Coldwell Banker

Lisa Daniels – Executive Director and Founder of Windustry

James Duffy – Law Partner at Nixon Peabody LLP
Tony Grappone – CPA, Novogradac & Company, LLP
Mary Sennes – Attorney, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
Our Programs
Windustry’s programs include:

Community Wind Energy Advocacy

Distributed Renewables Advocacy

Small and Community Renewable Development Resources

Education and Outreach

Technical Assistance and Analysis

Wind Energy Advocacy
The fast-paced expansion of the wind energy industry leads to new challenges daily, and Windustry is committed to seeking solutions that benefit rural landowners and communities. Not only does wind energy provide clean, emissions-free, locally produced electricity, but it also creates economic development in the form of new jobs, new industry, new revenue through electricity sales, and associated growth and spending. Windustry seeks to promote wind energy in ways that help capitalize on these opportunities to diversify and revitalize rural economies.

Long-term, sustainable growth of the wind industry depends on support and enthusiasm for wind development in windy regions. To this end, we believe that residents of these areas must be well informed about their options and have the opportunity to be full partners in this growing industry.

To help rural communities harness the economic potential of wind energy, Windustry works to develop information and tools for evaluating wind energy easement contracts, landowner options, and economic development impacts of wind energy. We also customize our outreach efforts for landowners, farm and agricultural organizations, local elected officials, economic development organizations, and rural utilities.

Community Wind
“Wind is homegrown energy that we can harvest right along side our corn or soybeans or other crops. Farm-based energy is one of the few bright spots on the rural landscape and growing the market for it can only benefit rural communities.”
— David Benson, Farmer, County Commissioner, and Windustry Board Member, Nobles County Minnesota

Wind power development comes in many shapes and sizes, but local or community ownership of wind turbines contributes most significantly to local economic development benefits. Essentially, Community Wind means that one or more members of the local community have a significant financial stake in the project. Examples of Community Wind projects include farmer-owned wind turbines, school wind projects, municipal utility or rural electric cooperative wind installations, and tribal community wind projects. At Windustry, we encourage community wind projects by developing practical tools, information, and expertise to help communities and landowners evaluate and implement community wind projects.

Speaker Opportunities
If you work with specific groups that would like to learn about wind and renewable technologies as local solutions, you’ve come to the right place! Windustry employees and contractors regularly deliver speaking presentations at conferences and other events on a for-hire basis or, when our budget allows, pro-bono. Please contact us if you are looking for a speaker for your event and/or would like more information.

Midwest Wind Energy Center
Windustry also manages the Midwest Wind Energy Center (MWEC), a regional resource center for information about wind energy. MWEC works to increase support for wind energy by connecting people with accurate information about economics, environment, and policy. It is the regional center for the midwestern United States and encompasses Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the eastern portion of Montana. MWEC is one of six Regional Resource Centers established in 2014 under a grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE) and administered by the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL). Learn more about the resource centers on the DOE website.

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WINDUSTRY

MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55403-3508 | Tax-exempt since Jan. 2003
  • EIN: 01-0746862
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Education N.E.C.
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2019

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2019

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Key Employees and Officers Compensation
LISA DANIELS (EXECUTIVE DI) $11,260
DAVID BENSON (PRESIDENT) $0
CYNTHIA CALDERON (DIRECTOR) $0
JAMES DUFFY (DIRECTOR) $0
TRUDY FORSYTH (DIRECTOR) $0
TONY GRAPPONE (DIRECTOR) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2018

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2018

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990
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Total Revenue

$60,686

Total Functional Expenses $57,018
Net income $3,668
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $4,893 8.1%
Program services $55,782 91.9%
Investment income $11 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $5,593 9.8%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $5,294 9.3%
Other
Total Assets $41,062
Total Liabilities $11,671
Net Assets $29,391
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
LISA DANIELS (EXECUTIVE DI) $5,593
DAVID BENSON (PRESIDENT) $0
TASH CASSO (TREASURER) $0
JIM DUFFY (DIRECTOR) $0
TONY GRAPPONE (DIRECTOR) $0
MARY SENNES (DIRECTOR) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2017

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2017

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990
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990 (filed on Jan. 31, 2019)

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Total Revenue

$98,719

Total Functional Expenses $123,176
Net income -$24,457
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $3,559 3.6%
Program services $95,130 96.4%
Investment income $30 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $43,382 35.2%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $14,283 11.6%
Other
Total Assets $34,610
Total Liabilities $8,887
Net Assets $25,723
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
LISA DANIELS (EXECUTIVE DI) $43,382
DAVID BENSON (PRESIDENT) $0
TASH CASSO (TREASURER) $0
JIM DUFFY (DIRECTOR) $0
TONY GRAPPONE (DIRECTOR) $0
MARY SENNES (DIRECTOR) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2016

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2016

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990

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990 (filed on Nov. 22, 2017)

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990 (filed on Jan. 5, 2018)

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Total Revenue

$173,332

Total Functional Expenses $159,628
Net income $13,704
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $37,019 21.4%
Program services $136,300 78.6%
Investment income $13 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $48,445 30.3%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $19,194 12.0%
Other
Total Assets $61,174
Total Liabilities $10,994
Net Assets $50,180
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
LISA DANIELS (EXECUTIVE DI) $48,445
DAVID KOLSRUD (DIRECTOR) $0
JIM DUFFY (DIRECTOR) $0
DAVID BENSON (DIRECTOR) $0
CYNTHIA WEBSTER (PRESIDENT) $0
CARITA ZIMMERMAN (TREASURER) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2015

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2015

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990

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Total Revenue

$199,729

Total Functional Expenses $184,109
Net income $15,620
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $37,461 18.8%
Program services $162,242 81.2%
Investment income $26 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $39,875 21.7%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $24,861 13.5%
Other
Total Assets $69,571
Total Liabilities $33,095
Net Assets $36,476
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
LISA DANIELS (EXECUTIVE DI) $38,996
DAVID KOLSRUD (DIRECTOR) $0
JIM DUFFY (DIRECTOR) $0
DAVID BENSON (DIRECTOR) $0
CYNTHIA WEBSTER (PRESIDENT) $0
CARITA ZIMMERMAN (TREASURER) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2014

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2014

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990 (filed on Feb. 18, 2016)

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Total Revenue

$194,781

Total Functional Expenses $199,569
Net income -$4,788
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $84,271 43.3%
Program services $110,500 56.7%
Investment income $10 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $85,670 42.9%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $28,475 14.3%
Other
Total Assets $54,650
Total Liabilities $33,794
Net Assets $20,856
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
LISA DANIELS (EXECUTIVE DI) $85,670
DAVID KOLSRUD (DIRECTOR) $0
ED DEMEO (DIRECTOR) $0
DAVID BENSON (DIRECTOR) $0
CYNTHIA WEBSTER (PRESIDENT) $0
CARITA ZIMMERMAN (TREASURER) $0
JAMES DUFFY (DIRECTOR) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2013

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2013

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990

Total Revenue

$250,666

Total Functional Expenses $280,527
Net income -$29,861
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $245,877 98.1%
Program services $4,750 1.9%
Investment income $39 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $90,300 32.2%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $98,817 35.2%
Other
Total Assets $53,760
Total Liabilities $28,115
Net Assets $25,645
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2012

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2012

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Total Revenue

$490,903

Total Functional Expenses $380,994
Net income $109,909
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $475,359 96.8%
Program services $15,250 3.1%
Investment income $54 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $240 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $74,146 19.5%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $118,578 31.1%
Other
Total Assets $173,086
Total Liabilities $27,854
Net Assets $145,232
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2011

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2011

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Total Revenue

$672,398

Total Functional Expenses $831,446
Net income -$159,048
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $559,590 83.2%
Program services $112,348 16.7%
Investment income $265 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $195 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $72,327 8.7%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $277,781 33.4%
Other
Total Assets $192,577
Total Liabilities $157,254
Net Assets $35,323
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2010

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2010

PDF

990

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990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2009

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2009

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2008

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2008

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2007

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2007

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2006

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2006

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2005

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2005

PDF

990
990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2004

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2004

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2003

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2003

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.


Last Updated: 2021-07-22 11:36
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