I always wondered, before working for CityTeam, how much of what you donate in cash actually goes to the cause and now much went to administration. Being skeptical is my nature, so I always assumed that a good part of the money you donate–or at least more than you want–went to “administration costs.”
As for CityTeam, every 79 cents of every dollar goes to the ministry you donate to. (I’ll have to verify that, so don’t take this with a grain of salt) This, I’m told is more than most non-profits.
Now that I work at a non-profit, I have see this issue from a totally different angle! I see how hard these people work, and in most cases, they work longer hours than people doing a similar work for a for-profit company. In EVERY case, they work for far less pay than people doing similar work for a for-profit company (myself included! :) ). Many have left their high-paying salaries to work in these worthy causes.
That 11 cents that goes to “administration costs” goes to hard-working people who believe in what they’re doing. During the holidays, don’t be afraid to give–your money is not being abused! (…at least…not with CityTeam)
www.cityteam.org <– Shameless plug