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2017 Metro Market Study


Charitable Sector Profile: Boston

Charity Navigator's eleventh annual study examined the differences that exist in the financial, accountability and transparency practices of charities located in 30 metropolitan markets across America. The 268 largest charities in Boston exhibited the following:

Rating Dimensions Boston National*
Financial Score 85.89 87.18
A&T Score 92.00 92.00
Overall Score 87.39 87.77
Financial Metrics Boston National*
Program Expenses 79.3% 81.4%
Administrative Expenses 11.0% 9.4%
Fundraising Expenses 8.4% 7.9%
Fundraising Efficiency $0.100 $0.090
Program Expense Growth 4.4% 4.4%
Working Capital Ratio 1.12 1.12
Liabilities to Assets Ratio 10.2% 9.7%
Accountability & Transparency Metrics Boston National*
Any Donor Privacy Policy 38.2% 38.6%
Strict Donor Privacy Policy 31.3% 34.0%
Form 990 Made Public 48.5% 52.8%
Audited Financials Made Public 51.1% 50.0%
Board Members Listed 93.5% 92.0%
Key Staff Listed 93.9% 92.7%
Size Metrics Boston National*
Excess (or deficit) $92,771 $106,260
Total Assets $5,510,920 $6,008,511
Total Contributions $2,496,611 $2,866,657
Total Revenue $3,395,964 $3,796,085
Total Expenses $2,975,401 $3,495,236
CEO Compensation $144,436 $129,343

* Median values



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Sandra Miniutti, Vice President, Marketing
(201) 818-1288 x105
media@charitynavigator.org

© 2017 Charity Navigator. Note: all data are based on Charity Navigator's May 2017 Metro Market Charitable Analysis Study. These sector reports do not claim to represent median/mean data for all charities. Charity Navigator is the largest evaluator of 501 (c) (3) charities in the U.S.

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