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Glossary

Fundraising Efficiency:

The amount spent to raise $1 in charitable contributions. To calculate a charity's fundraising efficiency, we divide its average fundraising expenses by the average total contributions it receives. We calculate the charity's average expenses and average contributions over its three most recent fiscal years.

Scoring Rubric for Multipurpose Human Service Organizations Charities

Score: 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
Fundraising Efficiency: < $0.10 $0.10 - $0.20 $0.20 - $0.35 $0.35 - $0.50 >$0.50
Fundraising Efficiency: Score:
< $0.10 10
$0.10 - $0.20 7.5
$0.20 - $0.35 5
$0.35 - $0.50 2.5
>$0.50 0

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