Salaries and related expenses in its current budget are $412,070 out of more than $1.15 million in total expenses. According to its 2015-16 Annual Report, United Way spends 14 percent of its budget on administrative costs.
This math doesnâ€™t add up, for starters. Beyond that, if Iâ€™m a nonprofit Iâ€™m not going to be relying on United Way going forward. If Iâ€™m a donor, why would I give to United Way instead of directly to a charity? With overhead of $412k out of $1.15 million it sure seems like a highly inefficient organization.