We take seriously our responsibility to steward wisely the resources we have been given and to stretch every dollar donated as far as it will possibly go. To that end we implement several strategies:
1. Operate to the greatest extent possible debt-free. We have been very fortunate to operate on a cash basis and have no debt.
2. Utilize as much donated property, equipment, time and services as possible. This runs the gamut and includes – our many volunteers, professional accounting and video services, our office space, some of our office furniture and equipment, supplies to support families services and many, many other donations.
3. Keep fundraising costs as low as possible and maximize every dollar given. We have been fortunate to have never paid a venue rental fee to hold a fundraising event. We use a significant number of volunteers to plan and work the events, and we obtain as many donated items and talent as possible for these events.
4. Practice accountability. We have policies and practices in place to give close financial oversight to the organization, including external financial audits and reviews.
It is our intent that Homes with Hope operate with financial integrity and that you can be confident that donations to us are used wisely.