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?

Ratio 52

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 (overheadmyth.com) 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.

Ratio 66

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

A Closer Look at Nonprofit Technology Benchmarks: Staffing Ratios

NTEN

Another benchmark we think is importmant for nonprofits to consider is the ratio of organizational staff to their tech-responsible staff.

Ratio 54

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???

Ratio 65

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.

Ratio 100

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

Connection Cafe

The Nonprofit Operating Reserves Initiative (NORI) Workgroup suggests that the minimum operating reserve ratio at the lowest point during the year should be 25% – in other words, about 3 months of the annual operating expense budget.

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.

Ratio 52

Return on Mission: A Framework to Measure Success at Philanthropic Organizations

Connection Cafe

Overhead to program expense ratio. There’s also no question that ratios can be valuable tools for evaluating charitable groups. As a nonprofit organization, which factor do you believe best showcases the success of your mission? Having money left over to reinvest at the end of the year.

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.

NPO 130

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).

5 things direct support professionals hate

Vertex Systems

Dr. Scott Miller, in his online forum , stated that high documentation to clinical service ratios leads to higher burnout rates, lower job satisfaction, fewer treatment appointments, and overall disengagment. Every job has its frustrations. That's normal.

Elevating Community Impact Through Healthcare Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

Since positive health outcomes are seen from a higher ratio of social health dollars verses traditional health spending, community impact aligns with philanthropist interest in an innovative, higher ROI (Bradley et al.,

Impact 151

How Removing Overhead Can Improve Donation Rates

NonProfit Hub

And if your ratio is higher than the magic number, it may drive potential donors to other organizations. Cost of living and supplies affect this ratio as well. As Guidestar points out, program ratios aren’t the last word for how successful a nonprofit is.

Rate 81

Seven Ways to Improve Engagement With Your Nonprofit Financial Reports

BoardAssist

Key information on a balance sheet includes how cash compares to current liabilities (the quick ratio) and how assets that can be easily converted to cash compare to current liabilities (the current ratio).

Ratio 52

Courting Corporate: Utilizing the Opportunities of Company Philanthropy

Byte Technology

Others mirror matching gift programs in that the businesses will donate funds of equal or greater value (depending on the ratio) to the amount raised by an employee for a specific fundraising activity, like a 5K.”

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.

How to Tell Your Donors Where Their Money Is Going

NonProfit Hub

Your charity’s overhead ratio is not necessarily an indicator of its success, but rather a way to offer insight about how funds are broken down. There’s no better way to gain the trust of your donors than by being transparent with them about where their contributions go.

Money 100

The Better Way For Discussing Performance With An Employee

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Emphasizing what is wrong TO focusing on what is right (keep a five-to-one positive-to-negative ratio). Here is some great advice about the emerging practices for performance and development dialogue with an employee from the new book, Reinventing TheOrganization.

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 ).

Understand the procedure to crop the picture

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Select the desired ratio by clicking on the drop-down option. Photo editing allows photographers and designers to edit pictures in a variety of ways. Picture can be edited in a subtle way where the viewer may not be able to notice the difference or you can edit pictures more drastically.

Use Nonprofit Financials as a Strategic Decision-Making Tool

BoardAssist

One key to making informed, strategic decisions is financial ratio analysis. Current ratio. The first important ratio to know is your current ratio, which is your current assets (usually cash and accounts receivable and sometimes inventory) divided by your current liabilities.

Ratio 56

Best Practices for Nonprofit Financial Health, Part One: Top 3 Measures of Financial Health

BoardAssist

A lot of our inquiry is based more on trend analysis than ratio analysis. Having said that, there are two ratios that I believe are very important for nonprofit leaders to track – and both have to do with liquidity. The first is the months of cash ratio.

Ratio 56

[Cool Social Tools] Awesome-ize your Instagrams and Vines with VideoSound

SocialFish

VideoSound maintains the quality and aspect ratio of the original video and gives you the possibility to choose the desired resolution: Full HD, HD or VGA.

Music 84

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. . Photo by Oblivion 9999.

Ratio 104

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.

Why Joe won’t renew with ASAE in 2011

SocialFish

None of the arguments in my head hold water, especially when I struggle with similar issues myself, particularly from the individual cost to value ratio angle. Joe Flowers of the National Association of Dental Plans has a MUST READ post up: Why I won’t renew with ASAE in 2011.

Ratio 65

Neuromarketing Explained

NonProfit Hub

People learn from their experiences and our brain quickly calculates the ratio between reward and risk. There’s strong competition among nonprofit organizations when it comes to fundraising in the U.S. There are more than 1.5

Brain 67

Social Media Analytics: The Basics

NonProfit Hub

Engagement rate is the ratio of total impressions versus total engagements. So, you’ve mastered the art of creating effective, engaging social media content. Congratulations! But your job doesn’t stop there.

39 Questions Your Nonprofit Can Answer with Facebook Insights

NetWits

The following questions can be answered by viewing the “Demographics&# section within the User Reports: What’s our ratio of Men to Women? Subscribe to the RSS feed ›. This is a guest post by the one and only Nonprofit Facebook Guy – John Haydon (also a good buddy of mine).

Chase Credit Journey

SocialFish

Credit utilization – Your debt-to-limit ratio, which is also known as your utilization ratio, is used to measure the overall limit on your credit card that you are using. A very high ratio can lower your credit score because it shows that you have plenty of debt.

Ratio 65

Back to Basics: 5 Essentials Steps to Email Marketing

NonProfit Hub

Additionally, consider finding a ratio that works for you and stick to it. If you can get your message across in a more visual way, then perhaps use a 60/40 ratio. With seasonal changes comes an inbox full of updates, newsletters and email marketing attempts.

email 104

Digital Marketing Plan For Nonprofits: The Definitive Guide (2017)

Nonprofits Source

Tangible measurements are easy to calculate and can fall into any number of ratios and equations. Does your nonprofit have a digital marketing plan ? Or, are you throwing a ton of content on the web hoping someone will find it? I get it.

Ask A Nonprofit Specialist - Engaging the Board in Financial Reports

ASU Lodestar Center

Focus Attention on Critical Factors by Using Ratios, Dashboards and Other Strategies. Many ratios and other information can be derived from financial documents that are useful to interpretation. posted by. Anne Byrne , Professional-in-Residence, ASU Lodestar Center.

Ratio 92

A 3 Step Guide to Attracting Corporate Donors Using Social Media

NetWits

Your goal is a 3:1 ratio or pretty close. A few years ago, Cause Marketing was all the rage. Nonprofits – small and large – were scurrying to create “meaningful” corporate partnerships NOT sponsorships. Some did it well ( Pink Ribbon anyone?? while others struggled.

Nonprofit Fundraising Basics: Matching Gifts

EveryAction

While most companies match gifts at a 1:1 ratio, doubling the employee’s donation, some companies match contributions at up to a 4:1 ratio. New to matching gifts or interested in understanding the basics a bit more?

Gift 154

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.

More Nonprofit Spending on Overhead is Needed | The SocialPath

Vertex Systems

And there should be a review of the way donors and charity watchdogs, like Charity Navigator, depend too much on ratios of donations being spent on programs versus administrative costs.

7 Step Policy Guide for Nonprofit Operating Reserves

Connection Cafe

reserve ratio, outlines and sample language). In part two of this series, “ How To Develop Your Nonprofit Operating Reserves ,” we examined common factors that organizations should take into account when considering how much to set aside for their operating reserves.

Policy 228

Enhancing Your Major Gift Fundraising Strategy with Analytics

Connection Cafe

Fundraisers should also analyze how much idealized potential exists for a proposed campaign by calculating the low, middle, and high end of capacity ranges, thus weighting “hit rates” or yield ratios.

4 Important Membership Trends Every Museum Needs to Consider

Connection Cafe

According to the American Alliance of Museums, the average museum has 6 volunteers for every paid staff member , a ratio which s oars to 18:1 in museums with budgets under $250,000. It’s 2019, and a whole lot is changing in the museum and nonprofit world.

Museum 207

A Lesson on Budgeting from the Blackbaud Management Team

Connection Cafe

Each year you should be evaluating your Annual Operating Plan , reviewing metrics and benchmarks, and determining the ratios and drivers you will use to determine the most effective areas to which to allocate your resources and capital to achieve the optimal return on investment.