Avalanche Center Home Budget Review: 2011-2012

Related: Contribution History ; Budget History

The information below is for the 2011-2012 season and is final.

Avalanche Center Revenue


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

Note that most of our revenue - about 95% - comes from users contributing, purchasing equipment in our store, or supporting the auction.

"Other" consists primarily of interest and cash back on our PayPal account and debit/credit card.

Avalanche Center Expenses


Office: Rent, utilities, insurance, equipment, supplies.

Staffing: None

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 the infrequent 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: A monthly web hosting fee is included here, along with cable internet service. Cell phone, toll free number, dial-up access, calling cards for cheap international calls are also in the category.

Avalanche Center 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 focuses on avalanches.

Last season our contributions were 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 (if we hold one) provide new revenue in December we are reliant on whatever is left from the previous season.



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