#OwnYourOwnCosts

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A year after the largest human services provider in New York City suddenly collapsed and closed its doors after 80 years, we can learn valuable lessons through two “post-mortem” reports.

Categories: Financial Management
Tags: #OwnYourOwnCosts, OMB Uniform Guidance
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Eloquence is on display this month as writers wax forth on two essential nonprofit topics: the importance of indirect or administrative costs and the value of advocacy in advancing missions.

Categories: Advocacy
Tags: OMB Uniform Guidance, #OwnYourOwnCosts, State Policy, Stand for Your Mission, Tax Exemptions
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With data gathered from the Nonprofit Finance Fund showing that - for the past seven years – increasing demands on nonprofits outpace their ability to provide services to meet the demands, every board member should be raising the question, “...

Categories: #OwnYourOwnCosts
Tags: #OwnYourOwnCosts, Advocacy, Overhead

While we wish we could just wave a wand, magical thinking won’t stop those who rate and rank nonprofits by focusing on the cost of a nonprofit’s operations. So what can nonprofits do to shake off this aversion to costs?

Categories: #OwnYourOwnCosts
Tags: #OwnYourOwnCosts, Financial Management, Overhead

It’s an undeniable fact: Spending on “overhead” is needed to accomplish your work.

Categories: #OwnYourOwnCosts
Tags: #OwnYourOwnCosts, Overhead

Nonprofits care. Nonprofits are staffed by hard working people.

Categories: #OwnYourOwnCosts
Tags: #OwnYourOwnCosts

Most nonprofits know the problems caused when governments, funders, and the public incorrectly assume that only program costs are well spent and that overhead costs are undesirable.

Categories: #OwnYourOwnCosts
Tags: #OwnYourOwnCosts, California
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