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.

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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.

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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???

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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.

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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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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.

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.

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?

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Wild Apricot Blog : Marketing Practices for Non-Profit Organizations

Wild Apricot Blog

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.

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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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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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 ).

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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.

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Guest Post: Facebook Video Tips from Non-Profit Marketers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

16:9 ratios require that the viewer tilts their phone and watches it in a non-vertical orientation. Both versions were identical except for one key difference—aspect ratio. One was in a 16:9 landscape ratio, and the other was in a 1:1 square ratio.

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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.”

5 Myths of Mobile Fundraising, Debunked [INFOGRAPHIC]

Connection Cafe

The ratio of mobile-to-desktop donations also varied significantly across organizations. When measuring the top quarter of organizations with the highest mobile-to-desktop gift ratio, the average climbed to 17.8%. I have a confession.

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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.

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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.

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.

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8 Research-Backed Ways To Improve Marketing For Nonprofits

Nonprofits Source

The best part about advertising on Facebook is that you’re rewarded you for having a high engagement to impression ratio. The higher this ratio is the lower cost per engagement your ad will be. Marketing can feel like an uphill battle.

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.

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5 Strategies to Implementing a Successful Employee Giving Campaign

Connection Cafe

Tip: A ratio of one champion to every 20-30 staff members is best. Starting your own employee giving campaign is not for the faint of heart! It may sound easy, but in truth it takes a team of people and a lot of moving parts to make it successful.

Facebook Metrics Nonprofits Need to Know

Frogloop

The Wildlife/Animal Welfare sector had the highest ratio of Facebook users to email subscribers at 242 per 1000.

[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.

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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).

Pinterest Nonprofit Benchmarking with Pinerly

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here’s the stats I asked for and why: Average Repin Ratio : Gives a measure of engagement. For engagement, I looked at the Repin Ratio by board and select those with the highest ratio. The ratio is the total number of repins divided by total pins.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

5 Nonprofit Content Themes That Inspire Action

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Your donors and supporters like, retweet, +1, and repin positive stories over negative or depressing news stories on a ratio of 5 to 1.

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Takeaways from Cause Camp 2018

NonProfit Hub

You know, “the false conception that financial ratios are a proxy for overall nonprofit performance.” Yet another Cause Camp is officially in the books. A special thanks to all who made it the best one yet.

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.

How To Convince Leadership Content Marketing For Nonprofits Matters

Nonprofits Source

The efficiency ratio , also known as the revenue to cost ratio. The best part of the efficiency ratio is that it doesn’t involve any complex math. Use the efficiency ratio to calculate the ROI of your marketing activities.

The Key to Relevant Fundraising in 2015 and Beyond

Connection Cafe

Are the ratios changing? A few days ago, I spoke to a person who was interested in helping a nonprofit organization raise funds. As far as I could tell, he did not have any fundraising background; he was a matchmaker, linking nonprofit organizations with resources.

Why don’t my friends like me on Facebook?

Connection Cafe

Try calculating a ratio of how many people comment and/or like and/or share your posts divided by how many like your page. So maybe that gets you an “engagement” ratio. Author: Miriam Kagan.Well actually they do. But lately, I've noticed an interesting trend: I post something on Facebook that I think is fascinating, hilarious, or some deep revelation into the mysterious world of Miriam Kagan, and my social sphere reacts in.dead silence.

11 Outstanding Nonprofit Reports You Should Read

Frogloop

technology staff and the average ratio of tech staff to organizational staff is 1 tech staff to about 60 organizational staff.

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

NTEN

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

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