We’re serious about managing donor contributions wisely, and we believe you should feel confident when you give to charity. Every dollar you give to United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin stays 100% local and our communities are measurably stronger because of the work you empower us to do.
We strive to be open and accountable. Our audited financial statements are available online. Our salaries are established based on a comparison of other charities’ compensation, an assessment of roles and responsibilities, and a commitment to spending dollars wisely. We also encourage donors to consult our annual listing with the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA).
Using Resources Wisely
Investing wisely in the right areas allows us to reach more people and create more impact, not waste more money. Along with investing in our local community initiatives, we make smart investments in our infrastructure so that we can:
- Monitor and understand our community needs,
- Raise the next dollar and be sustainable,
- Provide equitable pay and benefits to attract and retain staff,
- Evaluate and report back on impact,
- Have the tools we need to work efficiently and effectively.
In 2021, our administrative and fundraising costs are at 24%, well below the 35% cost-revenue ratio recommended by the Canada Revenue Agency, which means a bigger impact for your every dollar. However, donors should be cautious about using our organizational overhead as the sole way to gauge effectiveness. This number can fluctuate from year to year based on a variety of factors but that does not mean we are necessarily making less or more impact.
Whether it is through community or internal investments, donors can trust that we invest our available resources in smart, strategic ways, to ultimately help the people who depend on us.
Financial Statments from Past Years
We strive to be open and accountable. If you have any questions about the annual report or financial statements, please contact our Executive Director, Glenna Banda, at email@example.com We are happy to speak to you about the reports and answer any questions you might have.
For more information, you can visit the Canada Revenue Agency Charities Directorate.