We often get questions about Anniversary Special Events. Here is some material we found that relates to the topic.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
A December 1st 2009 story via the Chronicle Give and Take Blog
An AFP article on Avoiding the Cost Ratio Trap
AFP member Barbara Clemenson comments and provides a personal white paper on Percentage Fundraising.
Material on the AFP website which discusses various aspects of this topic at the following links.
(Jan. 21, 2008) The House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a second hearing on Jan. 17 to investigate fundraising costs by veterans charities, with several members of Congress calling for charities to disclose their fundrai
(July 28, 2008) Much has been made of fundraising costs and the overhead expenses of nonprofits. There are percentages thrown about and charities measured and judged based on these numbers. But if you have an “acceptable” or “good
(Feb. 19, 2008) Sixty-two percent of Americans believe the typical nonprofit organization spends more than what is reasonable on overhead expenses such as administration and fundraising, according to a new survey. (Feb. 19, 2008) Sixty-two percent of
(Sept. 15, 2008) Showing your board how to see past over-simplified cost ratios is a critical way to ensure strategic growth and arm your biggest advocates with the information to engage in these conversations with donors and potential supporters.
What are some guidelines for evaluating fundraising costs? See also: Fundraising costs: A Game of One-downmanship by James M. Greenfield, ACFRE
From the NCCS study
What is the average cost per dollar raised?
An article from Board Source
An article from Mal Warwick
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
The Elusive 990 Form
by Jennifer Watkins
by Jennifer Watkins
The form 990 is an integral form for a nonprofit to have but it sometimes proves less than easy to locate. With the IRS website being as vast as it is, locating it quickly can prove frustrating. If you go to this page: http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/ , on the left side of the page they list the Most Requested Forms and Publications. After number five, click on “More Forms and Publications” and then, in the middle section of the next page, click on “Form and Instruction Number”.
Scroll down until you find a box that that you can scroll in and the form 990 will be in there. Simply click on Review Selected Files, make sure you can view PDF’s, and the search for the 990 form will be over.