Wowza! $5K+ in Volunteers!

As it's National Volunteer Week,you've seen lots of stuff out there about volunteers. We just read that the average value of an hour of volunteer time in Washington is $27.54.

$27.54/hour of money saved for your favorite nonprofit.

Here at the Parks Foundation we did a quick back-of-the-envelope calculation and figured that we received over $5,000 worth of volunteer services last year.

Now to some, $5,000 doesn't seem like a lot. But when I point out that $5,000 is almost 3% of our total operating budget, then it takes on a whole new dimension.

We knew our volunteers were vital to our work. We didn't realize how vital they are to our bottom line.

And so, from our staff to our volunteers - the Board, Committee, Make A Splash, Events or other...

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The Spokane Parks Foundation is an efficiently managed 501(c)(3) corporation, licensed in Washington state.  We strive to maximize donor dollars by charging an administrative fee of 10% or less from every gift to support our mission, administrative overhead and growth.  We fully honor restricted and unrestricted gifts from all donors, and we equally appreciate gifts both large and small. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your contribution. 

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