Banyan is interested in sharing the true costs of our programs and the vital importance of strong organizational infrastructure. Each of our programs is built around, is supported by, and shares responsibility for Core Mission Support. This visual is one way to accurately present the proportionate costs of our programs in a new format, one that aligns with the strategic and financial reality of how nonprofit organizations really work.
All of the resources we need to accomplish our programs are the True Program Costs, which include four types of expenses:
Total 2019 General Operating Expense: $2,001,000
Direct Expenses: Program-Specific: $1,148,905
Direct Expenses: Shared by Programs: $394,873
Core Mission Support: Finance, HR, and Board: $231,506
Core Mission Support: Fundraising & Partners: $225,716
The growth and effectiveness of our mission work depends on having a solid core at the center of our organization. Investing in our infrastructure is smart, prudent, and absolutely necessary.