What ratio of our nonprofit's funds are expected to go to services as opposed to administrative costs?
8. What ratio of our nonprofit's funds are expected to go to services rather than administrative costs?
The Better Business Bureau (BBB)'s Wise Giving Alliance recommends, among its "Charity Standards," that nonprofit organizations spend at least 65% of total expenses on program activities.
It also recommends that nonprofits plow no more than 35% of the donations, legacies, and other gifts that come through its fundraising efforts back into further fundraising.