Forbes.com, the premier online magazine, has just named Operation Compassion for the first time in their annual America’s 200 Largest Charities survey. Out of 1.4 million charities in the United States, Operation Compassion was listed #35 in private support and #80 in total revenue.
These are important numbers that indicate our consistent growth during the past 12 years of assisting children, single parent families, widows and senior adults. However, the two categories that speak to our commitment to being good stewards of our resources are fundraising efficiency and charitable commitment.
According to the author of the article, fundraising efficiency shows the amount of money left for program expenses after deducting the charities overhead. In this category, Operation Compassion was listed #6 with 100% of our funds going directly to our global programs.
The second category involves the charitable commitment which calculates how much of the total expenses went to the charitable purpose or program expense. On this list Operation Compassion was #3 with 100% of our expenses going directly to our global programs.
While this list is not an open contest, it is interesting to note that many of our charity peers making the list have been in operation for 20, 30, 40 or even 50 years or more. Operation Compassion has only been involved in product distribution for 12 years.
According to David Lorency, president of Operation Compassion, “To achieve such milestones in such a short period of time takes a strong commitment of every employee. Operation Compassion has a well constructed team that moves more product than most charities with 3 times the number of employees.”
To access the article use the following link: http://www.forbes.com/charities/
Anyone interested in supporting financially, donating products or providing a corporate lead may contact:
David Lorency, President
Tim Burdashaw, Operations Coordinator
Lisa Boen, Logistics Coordinator
114 Stuart Road, NE Suite 370
Cleveland, TN 37312