IRC Earns Top Grades in Forbes Magazine
The average score for the 200 large American charities listed in the survey was 90 percent for fundraising efficiency and 85 percent for charitable commitment.
The magazine also calculates a score for “donor dependency.” Forbes says, “This measures how badly a nonprofit needs your contribution to break even. We subtract the annual surplus or deficit from gifts, then divide this figure by the gifts. The higher the percentage, the more the charity—well, needed the charity. A result above 100% means the nonprofit ran a deficit. The donor dependency ratio is greatest affected by investment performance and is the most volatile of our measures. This year's average is 60%, way down from last year's 68%.” The IRC’s donor dependency score was 78.To learn more To help
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