Ranking Charities by Administrative Costs

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 13, 2011 in forum not temple |

Interesting post from the Freakonomics blog about why ranking charities by their administrative costs is a bad idea.

In short: nonprofits should be evaluated by mission, and how they’re fulfilling that mission. Obviously, careful frugality is important, but if you look solely at the numbers for overhead, you’re missing most of the picture. Those of us who are part of that overhead are doing good work, too!


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