The Mandatory Disclosure of Cost of Fundraising Ratios: Does it achieve the regulators’ purposes?

Flack, Ted (2004) The Mandatory Disclosure of Cost of Fundraising Ratios: Does it achieve the regulators’ purposes? QUT.

Abstract

This paper explores the question - "Does the mandatory disclosure of cost of fundraising ratios achieve the regulators' purposes?" and finds that there are serious practical and theoretical reasons why cost of fundraising ratios do not achieve the regulators purposes. The paper goes on to suggest that regulators should be encouraging public fundraising charities to disclose a range of information about their achievements including financial and non-financial performance, so that the cost of fundraising can be put in context with other more useful information to donors and the public.

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ID Code: 4555
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Keywords: fundraising, fundraising costs, fundraising ratios, regulators
ISBN: 1741070635
ISSN: 1447-1213
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 QUT
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 22 Jun 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2013 12:39

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