Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives

Donors Can’t Stop Believing That Nonprofits Pay Too Much Overhead

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 3:19 PM | Anonymous

While many people in the industry have started to question the overhead myth, the people giving money still believe in it, resulting in strings-attached grants that might be holding back possible good. About 60% of donors believe nonprofits are overspending on operational costs, finds a survey by Grey Matter Research and Opinions 4 Good. The findings reflect the persistence of the "overhead myth," or the misconception that nonprofits with low operational costs are more effective. Read more from Fast Company.

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