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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Some Facts About Our Data – Part 3

While the most of the 5,500 charities we rate are indeed fiscally responsible and financially healthy, not all charities are equal.

  • A little more than a quarter of the charities evaluated by Charity Navigator ran an average deficit in their past three to five fiscal years.

  • 13% devoted less than 70% of their budgets to their programs and services and 4% devote less than 60%.

  • A third of the charities have experienced a decline in their primary revenue over the past three to five fiscal years.

  • 22% of the charities have contracted their programs over the past three to five fiscal years.

  • 16% maintain less than a month’s worth of working capital.

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