Here at More Than Me, we believe that effectiveness, impact and results are not solely based on the overhead costs of an organization. That’s why we are joining the campaign to end the overhead myth! This Letter to the Donors of America was written by the leaders of GuideStar, Charity Navigator, and BBB Wise Giving Alliance.
The letter addresses the common misconception that low overhead indicates whether or not a nonprofit is good/worthy/innovative. In fact, it challenges the perception that overhead means effectiveness stating that “In most cases, however, focusing on overhead without considering other critical dimensions of a charity’s financial and organizational performance can do more damage than good.”
The letter encourages donors to look at more than overhead – to look at “transparency, governance, leadership, and results.” And we stand with them in this and we ask you, as our community of supporters, to do the same.
We at More Than Me believe in best practice financial management, employing the best people so that our girls can achieve their goals and vision for their lives. Our measure of success is the girl who not only graduates high school, but goes on to college if she wants to and is able to pursue her own path on her own terms. We are 100% committed to making this happen in the most effective way possible. It’s what we live for.
If you ever have any questions about how we do things here, don’t hesitate to contact us! We’re more than happy to share how, through your support, we are walking with girls like Elizabeth, Blessing and Agnes as they pursue their dreams.
For the girls,
The More Than Me Team