How do you respond when a donor asks about how much of their dollars go to funding your overhead?
For many folks, this can be a tricky question and one that brings some tension to the conversation.
In this week’s episode, Peter Drury shares a terrific tip on answering the question about your overhead ratio. And perhaps after you watch the video, you will actually WANT donors to ask you that question.
Peter is the Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He’s also the creator of the “Beyond Cash Fundraising Management Dashboard”. This is a terrific resource that helps organizations prioritize and save their time. It makes fundraising a predictable process. If you want to know more about the dashboard, go here: nonprofitbestpractices.com
If you’d like to talk with Peter in person, you can find him at the 2016 Nonprofit Storytelling Conference. He’s giving a presentation called “Storytelling with Data”.
If you have any stories or advice on answering questions about “how much of each donated dollar goes to overhead?”, please share it with everyone else. Leave it in a comment box under the video. Thanks.
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