Overhead myth

It’s Budget Season. Are You Accounting for the Right Things?

Jay Wilkinson, Firespring

No doubt you’ve heard about this, and like many good nonprofit leaders, have done your best to refute it.

It’s dubbed a myth for good reason. Yet most nonprofits feel pressured to do as much as possible with as little as possible when it comes to running their organization. The Overhead Myth still exists, and donors still scrutinize nonprofits, wondering what percentage of their gift actually goes toward the “cause.” As if dollars that support infrastructure don’t also support the mission.