Charity running costs or ‘administration’ costs have been given a lot of negative attention of late, with the implication being that many charities convince kind hearted people to part with their hard earned pounds and pennies, only to pocket most of it for their own UK staff, fundraising systems and glitzy offices.
We really don’t want our current or potential donors worried about this kind of thing. We want you to know that the utmost amount of your donation goes to the great cause that has moved you to give in the first place, but we also we need to debunk a few myths about ‘running costs’.
Running costs and administration have been demonised somewhat, when in real terms, NGOs need best practice, professionalism and effective management structures just as much as any organisation in the private or public sector. As a charity that values each child as individual, our first priority cannot be spending the very least we can on running costs, it has to be providing the very best we can for each child we serve.
This means not skimping on thorough research, planning, delivery, and monitoring and evaluation from staff who are up to the task. It means ensuring a regular income, so we can guarantee stability for those we work with and running an efficient office, so that programmes are delivered safely and smoothly.
That said.. we ensure that this part of the cost is as streamlined as possible. We can’t put fairy dust in our donation buckets which transforms your fiver directly into children’s provision, but we can do the following:
We are always happy to answer any questions you might have about this subject and keen to know your preferences about how much or how little you prefer to be contacted. Just keep in touch.
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