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You can’t afford to miss this discussion!
Neither can your CEO, your CFO, your Director of Development!

Purchase the DVD recording of this special January 30, 2014 panel discussion now!

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For decades, overhead ratio has been used as the primary measure of a charity’s performance. In fact, three major charity watchdogs have rated nonprofit organizations based on their overhead, giving them “thumbs up or thumbs down.” To the donor, these rating systems have become the gold standard; but for a lot of good, productive charities these rating systems have done more harm than good.

Recent debate has questioned whether overhead ratio is a valid measure of a charity’s performance, with the counter argument being that nonprofits must invest in themselves as enterprises in order to grow and succeed.

In June 2013, the three major charity watchdogs – GuideStar, Charity Navigator and BBB Wise Giving Alliance – “penned an open letter to donors of America denouncing the “overhead ratio” as a valid indicator of nonprofit performance.”

The debate, though, is still raging! And, you will want to be part of it!

The January 30, 2014 panel discussion at the National Press Club offered a thought provoking discussion about what it takes for nonprofits to succeed. Panelists included:

  • Steve Nardizzi, CEO, Wounded Warrior Project
  • Bunkie Righter, Director, Business Development, GuideStar USA, Inc.
  • Dan Pallotta, President & CEO, Charity Defense Council
  • H. Art Taylor, President & CEO, BBB Wise Giving Alliance
  • Andrew Watt, FInstF, President & CEO, Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Moderator: Geoff Peters, CEO, CDR Fundraising Group

Don’t miss this debate! Order your copy of the DVD now!