How to safeguard that your gift dollars are being spent wisely

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, left, a Three Square Food Bank module manager, carries her son Christopher on her behind as she coordinates a food trek module outward a Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus sight Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013. teamed adult with a Three Square Food Bank to container 100 food backpacks for local families.

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26 Aug 2013
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When Las open their to give charity, mostly a initial thing they consternation is: How will my income be spent?

They expected wish their hard-earned income going directly to a charity’s cause, not to compensate for magisterial salaries or extreme overhead.

can rest assured. Many of a valley’s largest and best-known keep their income focused on their missions.

Among a 10 groups analyzed by VEGAS INC, 9 spend during slightest 83 percent of their budgets on programming. Seven groups spend reduction than 7 percent on administration, and many spend reduction than 10 percent on fundraising.

Overall, nothing spends some-more than 7 percent on tip officials’ compensation.

Still, a groups have copiousness of room for alleviation when it comes to money: Seven of a 10 charities finished final year in a red.

Charity Navigator, formed in Glen Rock, N.J., keeps tabs on roughly 7,000 groups national that have during slightest $1 million a year in income and tarry on rather than supervision funds.

The immeasurable infancy spend during slightest 75 percent of their budgets on programming, adult to 10 percent on fundraising and adult to 15 percent on administration, pronounced Sandra Miniutti, clamp boss of marketing.

Miniutti pronounced donors should be heedful of that rest heavily on outward companies to lift income for them. Charities can remove income on those deals since they finish adult profitable telemarketers some-more than they collect in donations.

Among a 10 Las Vegas charities VEGAS INC examined, usually dual spent income on veteran fundraising fees:

    • Three Square

      Operating profit: $4.7 million

      Programming expenses: $43.3 million (93 percent of sum costs)

      Management/general expenses: $1.4 million (3 percent of sum costs)

      Fundraising expenses: $1.9 million (4 percent of sum costs)

      Executive compensation

      Julie Murray, former boss and CEO: $177,650

      Brian Burton, stream boss and CEO: $97,877

      Combined remuneration of tip officials: $429,826 (1 percent of sum costs)

      Three Square collects food and distributes it to 250 internal agencies, such as churches and missions, that feed a needy.

      Donors gave Three Square 22 million pounds of food final year, value $36.5 million.

      The classification employs 96 people, many who work full time, and volunteers who present about 96,000 hours a year, Chief Financial Officer Andy Schuricht said.

      Three Square paid dual arch executives during a 2012 mercantile year since of a change in leadership. Murray left as CEO in early 2011 while Burton took a helm in Apr that year.

    • United Way of Southern Nevada

      Operating loss: $2.1 million

      Programming expenses: $34.2 million (92 percent of sum costs)

      Management/general expenses: $1.1 million (3 percent of sum costs)

      Fundraising expenses: $1.8 million (5 percent of sum costs)

      Executive compensation

      Cass Palmer, CEO: $156,849

      Combined remuneration of tip officials: $349,736 (1 percent of sum costs)

      The United Way uses donations to compensate for health, preparation and financial fortitude programs. It supports scholarships for low-income preschoolers and provides giveaway taxation earnings for families.

      During a 2012 mercantile year, a organisation spent $255,780 to reconstruct a domicile on Flamingo Road nearby Jones Boulevard. The association hired Korte Co., led by United Way Board Member Greg Korte.

      Palmer pronounced Korte was a lowest bidder.

      The United Way also posted a largest handling detriment of a 10 charities analyzed.

      Palmer blamed a detriment on accounting methods, observant a organisation was in a red since it spent income it perceived during a before mercantile year. He pronounced that had a United Way spent a income in a same year it perceived it, a group’s finances would have evened out.

    • Opportunity Village

      Operating profit: $987,920

      Programming expenses: $21.9 million (88 percent of sum costs)

      Management/general expenses: $3 million (12 percent of sum costs)

      Fundraising expenses: $0 (The organisation raises income by a Opportunity Village Foundation, that had $8.6 million in income final year and $4.4 million in expenses.)

      Executive compensation

      Ed Guthrie, executive director: $279,981

      Combined remuneration of tip officials: $551,801 (2 percent of sum costs)

      Opportunity Village, that bills itself as “Las Vegas’ favorite charity,” employs and provides pursuit training for people with mental disabilities. It serves some-more than 3,000 people a year.

      The organisation pays $3 million to $4 million in income any year to clients, who perform a operation of jobs. They purify about 3 million block feet of bureau space any year, offer 350,000 dishes annually to Nellis Air Force Base personnel, bake 6,000 cookies a day to sell to casinos and fragment 10,000 pounds of paper daily.

      The organisation also employs 400 support staffers.

    • Goodwill of Southern Nevada

      Operating profit: $365,066 (for a year finale Dec. 31, 2012)

      Programming expenses: $22.6 million (94 percent of sum costs)

      Management/general expenses: $1.1 million (5 percent of sum costs)

      Fundraising expenses: $363,896 (2 percent of sum costs)

      Executive compensation

      Steve Chartrand, CEO: $279,140

      Combined remuneration of tip officials: $888,695 (4 percent of sum costs)

      Goodwill is best famous for a network of sell stores that sell low-priced, hand-me-down clothing. The organisation has 11 stores in Southern Nevada and skeleton to open another subsequent month in Summerlin.

      Goodwill employs 600 workers in a region, 525 of whom work in concession collection and sell sales.

      An additional 35 to 40 yield pursuit training and pursuit chain services and helped 1,800 people get jobs in a hollow final year, Chartrand said.

    • Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada

      Operating loss: $755,752

      Programming expenses: $16.8 million (86 percent of sum costs)

      Management/general expenses: $2.7 million (14 percent of sum costs)

      Fundraising expenses: $0

      Executive compensation

      Monsignor Patrick Leary, former CEO: $88,687 (paid by associated organizations, that officials would not disclose)

      Combined remuneration of tip officials: $0

      Catholic Charities provides adoption services, pursuit training, puncture food and wardrobe assistance and other services to people in need.

      Thomas Roberts, first ubiquitous manager of a Forum Shops during Caesars and former clamp boss of growth during Station Casinos, took over this summer. The organisation would not divulge Roberts’ salary.

      Leary died in Dec after heading a organisation for a decade.

      Catholic Charities employs 250 people and has hundreds of volunteers. Roberts pronounced it perceived two-thirds of a $18.7 million in income from supervision grants and a rest from donations and programming revenue.

    • HELP of Southern Nevada

      Operating loss: $290,346

      Programming expenses: $14.5 million (92 percent of sum costs)

      Management/general expenses: $957,931 (6 percent of sum costs)

      Fundraising expenses: $261,284 (2 percent of sum costs)

      Executive compensation

      Terrie D’Antonio, CEO: $164,287

      Combined remuneration of tip officials: $372,206 (2 percent of sum costs)

      HELP provides piece abuse treatment, pursuit training and housing assistance to a homeless. It also helps people compensate their application bills.

      The organisation has 87 employees, many operative full time, and serves about 100,000 people a year.

      D’Antonio pronounced a organisation pays for 75 percent of a workers’ health word but, to minimize costs, avoids other perks, including responsibility accounts, automobile allowances, mileage payment and relating retirement funds.

    • Safe Nest

      Operating loss: $798,808

      Programming expenses: $4 million (74 percent of sum costs)

      Management/general expenses: $394,188 (7 percent of sum costs)

      Fundraising expenses: $1 million (19 percent of sum costs)

      Executive compensation

      Estelle Murphy, executive director: $111,730*

      Combined remuneration of tip officials: $106,023 (2 percent of sum costs)

      Safe Nest provides shelter, counseling, advocacy services and impediment preparation to victims of domestic violence.

      The shelter, in a trusted plcae in Clark County, can residence adult to 103 women and children. It operates 24 hours a day and has some-more than 50 employees, including box managers, therapists and predicament counselors.

      The group, that serves organisation during a apart location, also has workers who appeal and collect adult donations.

      *Includes $5,707 in remuneration from vague sources.

    • Boys Girls Clubs of Las Vegas

      Operating loss: $1.6 million (for a year finale Dec. 31, 2011)

      Programming expenses: $4.9 million (83 percent of sum costs)

      Management/general expenses: $655,168 (11 percent of sum costs)

      Fundraising expenses: $359,287 (6 percent of sum costs)

      Executive compensation

      Dulcinea Almazan, CEO: $142,220

      Combined remuneration of tip officials: $413,714 (7 percent of sum costs)

      The Boys Girls Clubs work with children in neighborhoods disposed to violence, piece abuse and educational neglect.

      Through a clubhouses, a organisation encourages immature people to surpass in school, lead healthy lifestyles and be indication citizens, compelling voter registration and village involvement.

      Boys Girls Clubs posted a second-largest handling detriment of a 10 nonprofits analyzed.

    • Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas

      Operating loss: $185,099

      Programming expenses: $2.5 million (91 percent of sum expenses)

      Management/general expenses: $132,741 (5 percent of sum costs)

      Fundraising expenses: $124,026 (4 percent of sum costs)

      Executive compensation

      Meg Delor, executive director: $16,837

      Combined remuneration of tip officials: $68,300 (3 percent of sum costs)

      Habitat for Humanity, a Christian ministry, builds houses for operative families who acquire reduction than 80 percent of a area’s median income. The homes are built by volunteers and sole for no distinction by interest-free mortgages.

      Since a pregnancy in 1991, a internal arm of Habitat for Humanity has built 88 homes, housing 312 adults and children.

      Delor earns by distant a smallest remuneration of any CEO or executive executive of a 10 groups analyzed. She did not lapse a call seeking comment.

    • Spread a Word Nevada

      Operating loss: $141,809

      Programming expenses: $1.6 million (85 percent of sum costs)

      Management/general expenses: $99,242 (5 percent of sum costs)

      Fundraising expenses: $173,519 (10 percent of sum costs)

      Executive compensation

      Lisa Habighorst, executive director: $76,820 (4 percent of sum costs)

      Combined remuneration of tip officials: Not disclosed

      Spread a Word donates 32,000 books a month to children in low-income communities. It serves 28 internal facile schools where during slightest 80 percent of students get giveaway or reduced-price lunches.

      Habighorst pronounced she is a group’s usually full-time worker and has 15 part-timers. Some of them work 25 hours a month while others put in 35 hours a week.

    Note: Unless specified, information are for a year finale Jun 30, 2012.

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