Avalanche Center Home Budget Review: 2012-2013

Related: Contribution History ; Budget History

The information below is for the 2012-2013 season and is final.

Avalanche Center Revenue


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

Note that most of our revenue - about 91% - came from users contributing and purchasing equipment in our store. The rest came from some advertising for part of the season, paypal cashback, and a few other small sources.

Our revenue for this season fell significantly short of our expenses. We had some surplus from past seasons but only a small amount and we finished the year at the end of September with a balance close to zero.


Avalanche Center Expenses


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

Staffing: None

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.

Travel: There was no travel expense during this season. There was some travel, including a presence in at least one trade show, but this was paid out-of-pocket and not reimbursed.

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 continued to drop 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. This is extremely difficult as of October for the 2013-2014.



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