Avalanche Center Home Budget Review: 2013-2014

Related: Contribution History ; Budget History

The information below is for the 2013-2014 season and is final. Notice there was a loss of over $1500. Most of this came from the director and needs to be repaid in 2014-15. This was a year of major changes and the center was mostly dormant but did maintain the existing resources and the non-profit status.

The reasons for such an inactive year are outlined in this entry in our Administration and Operations Blog.

Avalanche Center Revenue


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

There were very few typical small contributions during this season. What is labelled "Grants" is really revenue from a small number of individuals who made generous large donations. We did not receive any grants from any government entity or corporate foundations. (One or two donations came via family foundations, used to manage the philanthropic activity of the family members.)

Our revenue was over $1500 short of expenses and the difference was made up out of the pocket (or more accurately on the credit cards) of the executive director. This is not reflected here because it is not a donation in addition to the large amount of donated time provided. It is a loan which we intend to repay.


Avalanche Center Expenses


Office: Rent, utilities, insurance, equipment, supplies. Most of these expenses were phased out over the season, primarily towards the end.

Staffing: None. All work continues to be donated.

Phones and Hosting: A monthly web hosting fee is included here, along with cable internet service for the first half of the year. Cell phone, toll free number, dial-up access, calling cards for cheap international calls are also in the category but are small expenses.

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. We only had one update. 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.

The reasons for this drop in activity, including updates and therefore fundraising opportunites, is outlined in an entry in our Administration and Operations Blog.



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