Know The Best Fundraising Companies of USA

United States of America is a big country, fundraising companies have always been an essential part of the country’s influence and even economy. In 2015, Forbes published a list of the best fundraising companies in the country.

United Way has united people to say yes to charity. It tops Forbes list

In this article, I have listed top 4 companies from this list. It is interesting to note that among the top 4, three of them come under the domestic needs category. This directly means that high fundraising companies are generally from this category. The following article will also state the stats, facts, figures and arguments related to these fundraising companies.

If you are thinking of affiliating or associating with fundraising companies then the below list will be extremely helpful. Forbes is a credible source and the data supplied by them is verifiable. Also, I have given detailed analysis of each company. Nevertheless, you can always put your convenience, experience and preference while selecting one among the best fundraising companies.

So, let’s get started with the list of Top  4 Fundraising Companies:

1. United Way

This tops the Forbes list and there are concrete reasons to it. United Way receives highest number of donations which makes it USA’s biggest charity. This organization boosts of a network having one thousand and three hundred local affiliates. The largest share of its charity comes from deduction of payrolls. A huge array of charities are supported by United Way. It can be noted that the government aid received by United Way is less than 10% of the amount it receives through private donations.

Facts and Figures
–  Annual Earnings: $4.1 Billion, Dec 31 2014 Fiscal Year.
–  Category: Domestic Needs.
–  Nation: United States.
–  Chief Person: Brian Gallagher.
–  Website: www.unitedway.org
–  Headquartered At: Alexandria, Virginia.

Other Facts
–  Biggest  Compensation: $1,539,892.
–  Total Earnings: $4,143 M.
–  Government Aid: $257 M.
–  Earnings Through Private Donations: $3,873 M.
– Income Through Other Sources: $12 M.
– Total Expenditure: $4,143 M.
–  Charitable Assistance: $3,571 M.
– General and Management: $240 M.
– Fundraising: $331 M.
– Charitable Commitment: 86%.
– Efficiency of Fundraising: 91%.
– Dependency on Donor: 100%.

2. Salvation Army.

Ranking second on the Forbes list of top 50 fundraising companies in the United States, Salvation Army has its network across one hundred and twenty countries. The most amazing part about this charity organization is that it has it’s very own church. Salvation Army is also categorized under domestic needs and has an average annual revenue of $4.1 Billion. In case of this organization, it can be noted that the government’s aid is more than 10% of the earnings received through private donations. On the other hand, the revenue earned by other sources is more than 50% of the revenue received through private donations. This makes Salvation Army less dependent on private donors than United Way. So, it undoubtedly makes it to our list of the best fundraising companies.

Facts and Figures
– Annual Earnings: $4.1 Billion, September 30, 2014 Fiscal Year.
– Category: Domestic Needs.
– Nation: United States.
– Chief Person: David Jeffrey
– Website: www.salvationarmyusa.org
– Headquartered At: Alexandria, Virginia.

Other Facts
– Biggest Compensation: $227,722.
– Total Earnings: $4,111 M.
– Government Aid: $344 M.
– Earnings through Private Donations: $2,116 M.
– Income through Other Sources: $1,651 M.
– Total Expenditure: $3,472 M.
– Charitable Assistance: $2,846 M.
– General and Management: $408 M.
– Fundraising: $218 M.
– Charitable Commitment: 82%.
– Efficiency of Fundraising: 90%.
– Dependency on Donor: 70%.

3. Feeding America

This is the country’s top most hunger-relief fundraising company. Feeding America has a whopping network of above two hundred food rescue organizations and food banks. It is also categorized under domestic needs and ranks 3rd on the Forbes list of top 50 fundraising companies in USA of 2015.

Feeding America demonstrates passion for feeding hungry stomachs

The stats show that this fundraising company depends mainly upon private donations. Earnings through other sources are extremely low, around 2 percent of the total earnings earned through private donations.

Facts and Figures
– Annual Earnings: $2.1 Billion, June 30, 2014 Fiscal Year.
– Category: Domestic Needs.
– Nation: United States.
– Chief Person: Bob Aiken.
– Website: www.feedingamerica.org
– Headquartered At: Chicago, Illinois.

Other Facts
Biggest Compensation:  $562,837.
Total Earnings: $2,060 M.
Earnings Through Private Donations: $2,016 M.
Income Through Other Sources:$44 M.
Total Expenditure: $2,042 M.
Charitable Assistance: $2,012 M.
General and Management: $6 M.
Fundraising: $24 M.
Philanthropic Commitment: 99%.
Efficiency  of Fundraising: 99%.
Dependency on Donor: 99%.

4. Task Force for Global Health

The  fourth and the final fundraising company in my list of the best fundraising companies is the Task Force for Global Health. It also ranks 4th in the Forbes list of 2015 of top 50 fundraising companies in the USA. Unlike, the prior three companies this one is categorized under international needs. Just like Feeding America, Task Force for Global Health mainly depends upon private donations.

Facts and Figures
Annual Earnings: $1.7 Billion, August 31, 2015 Fiscal Year.
Category: International Needs.
Nation: United States.
Chief Person: Mark Rosenberg.
Website: www.taskforce.org
Headquartered At: Decatur, Georgia.

Other Facts
– Biggest Compensation: $353,847.
– Total Earnings: $1,661 M.
– Earnings Through Private Donations: $1,609 M.
– Earnings Through Other Sources: $52 M.
– Total Expenditure: $1,660 M.
– Charitable Assistance: $1,656 M.
– General and Management: $3 M.
– Charitable Commitment: 100%.
– Efficiency of Fundraising: 100%.
– Dependency on Donor: 100%.

The Best Fundraising Companies Comparison

Among the four mentioned in this article, I have compared stats of each to get a better understanding of their fiscal year’s performance. Starting with United Way, it can be said that this fundraising company has the highest rating when it comes to earning money through private donations.

Salvation Army ranks second among the best fundraising companies on Forbes list

This is a good sign as it does not depend much on the government’s assistance. On the other hand, Salvation Army which ranks next to it on the Forbes list and also on my list shows more dependence on government aid. On the other hand, United Way lacks in generating revenue from other resources compared to Salvation Army. However, in terms of philanthropic commitment Feeding America and Task Force for Global Health surpass the prior two.

The Best Fundraising Companies Conclusion:

It can be safely concluded that the above four fundraising companies listed in the article are safe, dependable and worth being a part of through any which way possible. Their mechanism is transparent and helpful.