Looking beyond headline figures of charity accounts

New Philanthropy Capital has produced ‘Keeping account: A guide to charity financial analysis’, which is “designed to give practical advice to all analysts” of charity accounts, whatever their level of financial expertise. Available from http://www.thinknpc.org/publications/keeping-account/.

NPC leads its press release with the striking observation “The popular trend for judging charities according to the proportion of income spent on overheads is ‘useless'”., Civil Society Media article at http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/fundraising/news/content/16544/ and there is an NPC discussion item ‘Account-Ability: Facing your fears’ http://www.thinknpc.org/blog/account-ability-facing-your-fears/.