It’s the end of the year, and a dozen holiday emails are likely waiting in your inbox.
This note is different.
I’m not going to try and pull your heartstrings or appeal to the policy experts out there. You’ve seen other posts like that already.
I’m the director of finance at the TRCP and I’ve got a different perspective on how we fulfill our mission. It’s my job to develop the annual budget, keep the organization fiscally responsible and run each year’s audit. As you have probably guessed, I’m a numbers guy.
My work here at the TRCP is vitally important. I want to share two of the TRCP’s accomplishments from the past year: The TRCP earned a spot in the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance and the GuideStar Seal of Accountability.
These two accolades show that the TRCP maintains the highest level of transparency and accountability among other businesses and non-profits. We know that in order to gain trust and remain effective, the TRCP must focus on providing relevant and reliable information to our stakeholders in a way that is free from bias, comparable, understandable and focused on stakeholders’ legitimate needs.
All of us here at the TRCP work together to cut down costs and establish our credibility as a transparent and accountable organization. By displaying the Better Business Bureau and GuideStar seals on our website, we hope to show the public that we are proactive in ensuring the highest levels of fiscal responsibility.
Overhead costs such as rent, computer network, admin salaries and benefits comprise 17.8 percent of the budget. That means that 82.2 percent of revenue goes to conservation programs directly related to our mission.
If you choose to donate to the TRCP, you can do so with the knowledge that your money will make a difference in helping us fulfill our mission of guaranteeing you a place to hunt and fish. I’ll make sure of it.