Avalanche Center Home Budget Review: 2006-2007

Related: Budget History ; Contribution History

The information below is the result of some new and improved accounting implemented in the spring of 2007. It is a final and complete budget picture for the 2006-2007 season.

2006-2007 Revenue


There is some some additional information concerning revenue on the budget history page.

Note that most of our revenue - 87% - comes from users either contributing or purchasing equipment in our store.

"Other" consists primarily of interest, we keep most funds in PayPal which offers a rate at least as good as most CD's but leaves the money accessible. We also get cash back when we use our PayPal card as a credit (and not debit) card, but this is a very small amount.

2006-2007 Expenses


Office: Rent, utilities (including cable internet), insurance, equipment, supplies.

Staffing: We used no hired help after November. All time and labor was donated, almost all of it by the director.

Travel: For domestic travel reimbursement is generally made at published government rates, but it is not always entirely covered since the funds are not always sufficient. For international travel reimbursement is usually for actual costs for the relevant part of the trip, which is usually limited to local ground transportation and hostel fees. Reimbursements are frequently not made right away but months later whenever there are sufficient funds.

Phones and Hosting: Cell phone, toll free number, dial-up access, calling cards for cheap international calls. A monthly web hosting fee is included here.

2006-2007 Contributions

Contributions by Month

It is typical for most of our revenue to be raised in the late fall through winter. This is natural for a nonprofit that focusses on avalanches.

This season our contributions are down significantly. There were few email updates due to a lack of time to prepare them. Updates usually include reminders to donate, and every time we ask we get additional donations. When we ask less we get less. The realities of fundraising.

One problem every year is that we need to have cash available in the fall to get the new season started, especially to purchase items for sale in the store. Until contributions and the auction provide new revenue in December we are reliant on whatever is left from the previous season.



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