In the last several years, the big three realized that OH and OR are not good measures of a charity’s performance. They have since started a campaign to persuade
technology donors to look beyond OH and OR when deciding which groups to give to. Why the change?
he Overhead Ratio, the less that nonprofits have to invest in infrastructure need technology, training and development, fundraising capacity, and financial, grant writing, and volunteer systems. At a time when people need nonprofit services more than ever, and when the government is increasingly turning to nonprofits to solve significant social problems, the big three realized that nonprofits needed to invest in
infrastructure to be healthy, sustainable, and functioning instead of cutting OH costs to reach an artificial OR. Also, donors want a social return on their investment and now demand outcomes and tangible results for their donations. Cutting back on systems to achieve those outcomes is counter-productive.
ities with up to 100 bikes (including helmet and lock) to be distributed to children and adults in need.