Live Release Rate
Posting Your Lifesaving Percentage
At Maddie's Fund, we believe tracking your statistics is vital to the success of any organization. Your numbers tell where you've been, where you are and where you want to go. Additionally, we believe in transparency. The best way to tell your community what you are doing is to post your statistics and lifesaving percentage on your website. If yo
Length Of Stay
The longer an animal stays in a shelter, the more likely it is to get sick, and the larger your shelter population becomes. Therefore, understanding the Length Of Stay (LOS) at your shelter is a key component to your shelter's life saving mission.
Source: UCDavis Koret Shelter Medicine Program
Capacity For Care
How many pets can your shelter house while still providing them with appropriate care, veterinary attention, space, stress relief and attention? The answer to that question is your organization’s "capacity for humane care,” a number that will vary depending on the shelter’s resources. The Million Cat Challenge website has a number of tools that will help shelters determine wha
Program Expense %
This metric reflects the percent of total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it delivers. Dividing a charity's average program expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.
Source: Charity Navigator
Admin Expense %
As reported by charities on their IRS Form 990, this metric reflects what percent of its total budget a charity spends on overhead, administrative staff and associated costs, and organizational meetings. Dividing a charity's average administrative expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three m
Fundraising Expense %
This metric reflects what a charity spends to raise money. Fundraising expenses can include campaign printing, publicity, mailing, and staffing and costs incurred in soliciting donations, memberships, and grants. Dividing a charity's average fundraising expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses o
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