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Posts tagged ‘Non-Profit’

4
Jul

Where Does $100 to the American Lung Association Go?

The American Lung Association (ALA) was established more than 100 years ago (1918) initially to fight tuberculosis but expanded its mission to improve lung health and preventing lung disease through research, education, and advocacy.

Specifically, ALA works to “defeat” lung cancer, “improve” the air we breathe, “reduce” the burden of lung disease on individuals and families, and “eliminate” tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. To do this, the organization relies on staff (626 people) so the organization is a non-profit (a 501 (c) (3)) that provides services more than a grant maker (ALA made $8 million in grants in 2018). Read more »

16
Nov

Where Does $100 to Save the Children Go?

The Save the Children Fund is one of the most recognizable charitable organizations in the world. Established nearly a hundred years ago in 1919, the organization is legally known as Save the Children Federation, Inc. in the United States, but is often simply referred to as “Save the Children.” Read more »

3
Mar

Executive Compensation at Susan G Komen

The Susan G Komen organization is not just one organization managed by a small group of executives but two organizations:

  • the Foundation (The Susan G Women Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc) which is often referred to as the “parent” organization since it is largely supported by the local affiliates (76 in the US and 1 International affiliate that give approximately 25% of the net funds raised to support the Foundation) along with contributions through fundraising; and
  • the Group (The Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Group) which is the 77 affiliates that conduct more than 300 fundraising events annually.  Both organizations are 501 (c) (3)’s and are based out of the same office in Dallas, Texas. Read more »
1
Feb

Fundraising and the Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy raised $914 million (including $627 million in contributions, $130 million in fees and sales, $50 million in investment income and gains, and $102 million in government grants) and spent $796 million (not including depreciation) in the year ending June 30, 2016.  With nearly $6 billion in net fund assets – most of which is unrestricted – the Nature Conservancy has successfully raised a lot of revenue and retained a significant portion.

The IRS Form 990 (2015) reflecting the year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016 indicates the Nature Conservancy spent $109 million (or roughly 12% of revenue) on fundraising expenses: Read more »

20
Jan

Where Does $100 to the Nature Conservancy Go?

The Nature Conservancy raises nearly a billion dollars a year and has close to $6 billion in their net fund assets, making the organization one of the most well capitalized non-profits in the country. If you’ve ever wondered how a donation is spent but don’t feel inclined to read the dozens and dozens of pages of the IRS Form 990 (the tax return submitted to the IRS annually), then continue reading. Read more »

25
Dec

Where Does $100 to Compassion International Go?

Compassion International, Inc. (CI) is a Colorado Springs, Colorado based 501 (c) (3) engaged in Christian ministry to “release children from their economic, social, physical, and spiritual poverty.”  With 1,181 employees, CI is one of the largest US charities (although the organization primarily operates internationally) raising $800 million annually and spending most funds on grants to foreign organizations or individuals. Read more »

12
Feb

Where does $100 to St. Jude’s Go?

St. Jude’s is one of the most popular non-profit organizations in the country because the charity’s mission appeals to donors:  they treat and help children with cancer and other life threatening illnesses. But, before making donations, donors should understand that St. Jude’s is actually two organizations:

  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Inc. (Hospital)
  • ALSAC – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Inc. (ALSAC)

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29
Jan

Executive Salaries at St. Jude’s

When people think of St. Jude’s, they often think of a children’s hospital but St. Jude’s is actually two organizations:

  • ALSAC – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Inc. (ALSAC)
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Inc. (Hospital)

ALSAC stands for the American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities and “exists for the sole purpose of raising funds and building awareness to support the current and future needs of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Inc.” However, ALSAC only gives 50 cents of every dollar raised to the Hospital (based on the IRS Form 990’s). The other 50 cents is spent on supporting the fundraising organization – (about 29 cents of every dollar) while the remainder (21 cents of every dollar) is placed in the ALSAC fund balance which totaled more than $3.4 billion (net), concentrated in cash and securities as of June 30, 2015. Read more »