Does it all add up?

This weeks lesson was all about the numbers. It’s so important to find out what the organization is providing with the money given. You don’t want to give to a foundation that is going to spend all the money on finances and not given to the cause. You can learn so much from a tax return, like what they spend and what the annual income to a family is. When looking at tax returns you want to find out the program ratio, management ratio, fundraising ratio, cost to raise $1, and lastly the sustainability. These are the numbers that will help you reach the final outcome of percentages to create an idea of what your organization funds. This is the first I have actually started to realize the hard work that goes into this business.

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