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Understanding Functional Expenses – Part 4 of 4

By CarolCarrie / October 23, 2017 /
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This post is the fourth and final (but probably not the last) in a series of posts on functional expenses. Actually five posts if you count the introductory post, Demystifying Nonprofit Overhead. Here’s a quick overview of the topics in each post: Demystifying Nonprofit Overhead: Deconstructed the term “overhead;” why you should care about it.…

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Understanding Functional Expenses – Part 3 of 4

By CarolCarrie / October 16, 2017 /
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This post is the third in a series of four posts on functional expenses. An introductory post, Demystifying Nonprofit Overhead, clarified the term “overhead” and made the case for why you should care about it. In Understanding Functional Expenses – Part 1 of 4, we covered the definition of cost vs. expense and went into…

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Understanding Functional Expenses – Part 2 of 4

By CarolCarrie / October 9, 2017 /
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In our last post, Understanding Functional Expenses – Part 1 of 4, we covered the definition of cost vs. expense. We then dove into the nitty gritty of what expenses are considered to be fundraising. The post just prior to this series, Demystifying Nonprofit Overhead, made the case for why you should care about overhead and…

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Understanding Functional Expenses – Part 1 of 4

By CarolCarrie / October 2, 2017 /
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In our last post, Demystifying Nonprofit Overhead, we began to tackle the concept of “overhead” and why it’s sooooo important for you to understand it. Overhead refers to expenses that are NOT program expenses. You may find it helpful to read that post if you haven’t already. To quickly review, Form 990, the annual information…

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Demystifying Nonprofit Overhead

By CarolCarrie / September 25, 2017 /
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Overhead.  It’s a loaded word in Nonprofit Land. And scary because so many people talk about it with confidence when they clearly have no idea what they are saying. You hate to correct them because you are a little unsure about it yourself. You know overhead is essential. How can you set the record straight?…

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