The Magical Nonprofit Financial Ratio Matrix

Blue Fox

Our team at Blue Fox created this Magical Ratio Matrix to help your organization measure its financial health against industry standards. What are the red flags for each ratio? Are your ratios within the acceptable range?

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Matching Gift Guidelines | Ratios, Minimums, Maximums & More

Double the Donation

Thousands of companies match donations made by employees to a range of nonprofit causes through corporate matching gift programs. However, billions of dollars in available corporate matching revenue go unclaimed each year?—largely

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A Closer Look at Nonprofit Technology Benchmarks: Staffing Ratios


Another benchmark we think is importmant for nonprofits to consider is the ratio of organizational staff to their tech-responsible staff. But even with the increased number of technology staff positions, the number of organizational staff supported by each tech staff (the ratio of total organizational staff to tech staff) increases for larger organizations.

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How Working Capital Protects Nonprofits from Rainy Days

Charity Navigator

budget rainy day fund revenue savings working capital working capital ratio The term working capital has been used in the for-profit industry for a long time. It is usually defined as the difference between a company’s current assets and its current liabilities.

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Myth Busters: Why Donors Shouldn’t Rely on the Overhead Ratio

NonProfit Hub

Rottenness is not a very useful criteria for picking where to eat, but GuideStar President and CEO Jacob Harold said this scenario happens every time a person chooses to rely upon a nonprofit’s overhead ratio to make a donation. The project started two years ago when the companies launched a website ( decrying the reliance of nonprofits on overhead ratios. The post Myth Busters: Why Donors Shouldn’t Rely on the Overhead Ratio appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

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The Lurker to Contributor Ratio: Tagging Communities Compared To Other Online Communities

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Indeed, I've been looking for some research that confirms that the lurker to participant ratio in online communities (see Nielsen ) holds true for some web2.0 This was an attempt to find out the ratio of contribution to ???lurking??? Chart from David White, JISC funded ???SPIRE??? SPIRE??? project 2007 Survey , Via Stephen Downes comes a pointer to a David White's JISC funded ???SPIRE??? SPIRE??? project 2007 Survey , a British-based, of 1400 respondents, on the use of Web 2.0

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How to Demonstrate ROI to Your Nonprofit Board Members

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Understanding the importance of accurate reporting of staff time and all related fundraising expenditures will reap benefits in terms of precise calculations of financial ratios related to fundraising.

The overhead myth: crash course to fundraising transparency


To define the overhead myth, we first need to define the term “overhead ratio.” . Overhead ratio essentially refers to the amount of a nonprofit’s budget that’s dedicated to overhead costs (i.e.

Why You Should Do A Cost-Benefit Analysis Before Throwing Your Next Nonprofit Fundraising Event


When it comes to individual giving, an acceptable cost-benefit ratio can depend on a range of factors: Your organization’s history, age, and size. raised ratio, or would he/she prefer it generate $4 million at the cost of $1 million, for a $0.25 raised ratio?

NetCentric Advocacy: The best Seller vs. the knock off campaign

Network-Centric Advocacy

Main | Ideas Worth Spreading: Hans Rosling from TED 2006 » August 10, 2007 The best Seller vs. the knock off campaign My sense is that this ratio plays out exactly the same with campaigns and campaign ideas. Posted at 09:59 PM in Advocacy Strategy | Permalink | Reblog (0) Comments The best Seller vs. the knock off campaign My sense is that this ratio plays out exactly the same with campaigns and campaign ideas. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

Wild Apricot Blog : Marketing Practices for Non-Profit Organizations

Wild Apricot

How to Develop Your Nonprofit Operating Reserves


The Nonprofit Operating Reserves Initiative (NORI) Workgroup suggests that the minimum operating reserve ratio at the lowest point during the year should be 25 percent, or about three months of the annual operating expense budget. How To Calculate Your Operating Reserve Ratio.

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3 Rules to Create Awesome Content that Gets More Engagement

Association TV

Newton ratio. If you’ve searched for the secret to creating engaging content, if you’ve googled “how to increase followers” or ever asked the pros how to make great content marketing, then chances are you’ve come across a whole corral of click-worthy advice.

8 Random But Useful Social Media Tips for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The optimal aspect ratio for Twitter photos is 2:1. For your followers to see a full preview of the photos you upload to Twitter, photos should be sized with a 2:1 aspect ratio. For nonprofit admins that do not have the time to regularly research social media trends, it can be a battle to stay ahead of the learning curve.

How to Follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines: Resources for Nonprofit Design

Media Cause

This tool by WebAIM checks the contrast between your foreground and background by providing ratios based on hex codes. . Remember, the contrast ratio between text and a text’s background should be at least 4.5:1.

How to effectively communicate impact to nonprofit stakeholders

ASU Lodestar Center

The problem with ratios. They often use financial ratios to measure a nonprofit's impact, but these do not most accurately showcase a program's efficiency. Illustration by Yuxin Qin. posted by Casey Davis Spring 2021 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management.

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Six key areas your association should identify to improve member engagement scoring

Nimble AMS

For example, if your association is highly involved in volunteering efforts, you’ll want to adjust your scoring ratio accordingly to include options for members who are SMEs, ambassadors, or involved in your advocacy program. Successful associations prioritize improving the member experience.

12 Nonprofit Call-to-Action Twitter Images to Study and Learn From

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It is true that tweets with images receive more engagement , but how much more engagement depends on the quality of the images and if they are properly sized for Twitter ( 1024 x 512 pixels or a 2:1 aspect ratio ). If your nonprofit is committed to maximizing engagement on Twitter, then you must create visually compelling call-to-action images for fundraising and advocacy campaigns.

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50/50 Raffle Fundraiser


Alternatively, while a 50/50 split is the most common configuration, you can also try out different ratios like a 60/40 or 80/20 split. A raffle is unequivocally a great fundraising tool for any nonprofit.

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3 Ways to Incorporate Matching Gifts Into Your Fundraising Strategy


While most matching gift companies match at a 1:1 ratio, some even match at a 2:1, 3:1, or even 4:1 ratio. Most matching gift programs offer funds at a 1:1 ratio, but some even go as high as 4:1.

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How To Achieve Work-Life Balance, Prevent Burnout, Retain Nonprofit Employees, And Increase Productivity


This is the lowest the ratio has ever been.”. This is part one in a two-part series from Madison Gonzalez on the importance of helping employees achieve work-life balance. . Helping Nonprofit Employees Achieve Work-Life Balance Isn’t Optional. Work-life balance.

How to Create a Fairly Meaningful Budget for 2021

Blue Fox

Do some math Use our Magical Nonprofit Financial Ratio Matrix to assess your organization’s financial health. Sometimes budgets can feel like necessary evils instead of tools (how we think of them). Even scarier is creating a budget for 2021 after 2020’s dumpster fire of a year.

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Beyond Tech: Event Photography Guide

Cadmium CD

When deciding what kinds of moments you want to capture in photos at your event, consider a target ratio of candid and staged shots. Written by Aubrey Moore. For event planners and meeting organizers, event photography is a must — but how do you get the most out of your budget?

10 Donation Page Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For example, Children International : Also, provided your program vs. operating expense ratio is good ( 75%/25% ), create a simple pie chart graphic that illuminates your program and operating costs.

4 Key Benefits of Employer Matching Gifts for Nonprofits


According to these statistics from Double the Donation , 91% of companies match donations at a dollar for dollar ratio, while 5% match at even higher levels such as 2 or 3:1. Then, they request a match from their employer who happens to match at a 3:1 ratio.

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How Does a 50/50 Raffle Work? Guides for Nonprofits


Alternatively, while a 50/50 split is the most common configuration, you can also try out different ratios like a 60/40 or 80/20 split. A raffle is unequivocally a great fundraising tool for any nonprofit.

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How Indigenous Peoples’ Day is Supplanting Columbus Day

Whole Whale

However, starting in as early as 2014, “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” begins to show up in comparison at a 89:1 volume ratio. Indigenous Peoples’ Day is celebrated across the United States on the second Monday in October and is a Federal Holiday as of 2021.

Microsoft Ad Grants: An Overview for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofits Source

Usually, companies match on a 1:1 ratio, but sometimes companies can match up to a 3:1 or 4:1 ratio. Did you know that online giving grew 4.1% over the past year ? This means that online giving has just achieved its sixth consecutive year of growth.

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5 Corporate Philanthropy Roadblocks—and How to Solve Them


For matching gifts, these typically include matchable donation minimum and maximum amounts and a match ratio to determine the match size. Corporate philanthropy encompasses mutually beneficial relationships between nonprofit organizations and for-profit businesses.

How do you make your holiday charitable giving decisions?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last year, Nathanial Whittemore facilitated an online discussion by asking bloggers to answer the question: " What is the one thing you need to know before you donate to charity? " This year the answer to the question isn't overhead ratios and executive salaries. . Nonprofit experts cite many reasons that focusing on an overhead ratio is not the best way to choose a charity: It tells you nothing about the impact the charity has on people it's trying to help.

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Don’t Panic: Common WordPress Errors and How to Fix Them (Part One)

Byte Technology

This most often occurs with sites using a custom theme, so first make sure there isn’t a problem with the width ratio (this is most common, and you can fix the problem by fiddling with the ratio until the page displays correctly) or with the “float property” (remember that “float: left” and “float: right” need to be added to all of the elements of a custom theme or they won’t function properly).

Is the 90-9-1 Rule for Online Community Engagement Dead? [Data]

AFP Blog

This rule states: User participation in an online community more or less follows the following 90-9-1 ratios:" 'via Blog this Is the 90-9-1 Rule for Online Community Engagement Dead? Data] : "There is a rule that has floated around in the social media world for quite some time called the Rule of Participation Inequality or the 90-9-1 Rule.

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Making the Web Accessible: Color Choices

Media Cause

Paying attention to contrast ratios is one of the easiest ways we can adapt our websites to be more accessible for color blind people. In honor of GAAD, we’ll be diving into accessibility across digital marketing starting with website accessibility. .

7th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Report: A Closer Look (Staffing Levels)


Another way we measure technology staffing levels is determing the Tech Staff - to - Organizational Staff Ratio. If you have 12 total staff members, and you know that the average ratio of tech-to-org staff for your budget size is 1:24, then you know that having at least 0.5 When we look at the YOY data above, we see quite a bit of variance in this ratio over the three years, and no distinguishible pattern (trend).

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10 Common Mistakes Made by Nonprofits on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Not following on a 1:1 ratio on Twitter. If your nonprofit’s objective is to gain a lot of followers on Twitter, then you should follow on a 1:1 ratio. There are so many benefits to following on a 1:1 ratio, and sadly less than 1 percent of nonprofits on Twitter do. Written for the June 2011 issue of Fundraising Success Magazine , where I am writing a quarterly column throughout 2011.

Matching Gift Campaigns For Giving Tuesday


A matching gift campaign is a fundraising strategy in which donations are matched by a matching gift donor, often at a 1:1 ratio. Want to raise more funds during Giving Tuesday ? Of course you do!

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4 Times Churches Should Use Waivers


Be sure to list the average ratio of volunteers to children at any given time in your waiver, so parents will have an idea about the level of monitoring their children will have. Churches are home to fantastic communities and act as gathering places for children, parents, family, and friends.

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New Refurbished Laptops, Desktops, and Monitors from RCI

Tech Soup Blog

Dell or NEC 17 - or 19-inch LCD Monitors These refurbished monitors feature 1280x1024 pixel resolution, 4:3 width-to-height ratio LCD display, and connect to your PC with a D-Sub (analog VGA) connection. Exciting things are happening at TechSoup's Refurbished Computer Initiative (RCI) , which brings high-quality, donated and discounted refurbished computers to nonprofits and libraries while creating environmentally-friendly alternatives to disposing of used computers.

Social Superpower: Using Facebook to Increase Your NPO’s Website Traffic

Byte Technology

While this may seem trivial, any non-profit sporting an FB presence should be closely monitoring the number of links from friends versus links from “Pages”—it’s more than likely that the ratio is ten-to-one or greater. One of the more advantageous developments from social media behemoth Facebook occurred recently when they increased News Feed exposure for links people share with their friends.

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How Wikipedia Faces Emerging Knowledge with Collective Capital

Non Profit Quarterly

Drilling down on the issue of accuracy in her discussion with Marketplace, Maher puts the ratio of male volunteer editors to female-identified ones at about four to one. (No CC BY-SA 3.0 , Link. February 12, 2020; Marketplace.

What Fuels Financial Sustainably? A Continuous Cycle of These 4 Elements

Blue Fox

​[PREFACE: This blog article was started pre-coronavirus pandemic. That’s why the first sentence doesn’t start, “During these difficult times,” and the context doesn’t talk about COVID-19 throughout.

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New Huawei Y7 Pro 2019, Features, Photos, Price, Availability

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

inch screen: Aspect Ratio 19.5: Huawei does not rest on the last day of the year and has presented in Vietnam its latest mobile of 2018. The Huawei Y7 is a mobile with all the ingredients to be a successful mobile in the low range, and with great potential to be a best seller. New Huawei Y7 2019. Although we are still in 2018, Huawei has already started presenting its models for next year.

Nonprofit You Should Know: Chicago Jewish Day School

Neon CRM

After moving buildings, hiring to keep up with their 5:1 student-faculty ratio, and getting more involved with their local community, they realized they no longer had time to manage repetitive, manual tasks.