“How much money do you ‘waste’ on admin?”
This year we’ve worked hard to increase the amount of your money that goes directly to emergency,development and campaigning work - just like we did last year, and the year before that. In fact, now Oxfam spends 84p out of every £1 saving lives, improving lifestyles and campaigning for change: all the good stuff you think of when you hear the name “Oxfam”.
Then we spend the final 9p on support and running costs - that’s the admin side of things. It’s that 9p that pays for the people who work in nearly 100 countries and make Oxfam as good as it is at fighting poverty. That money’s also vital for things like keeping our emergency warehouse staffed and ready at all times.
We invest the final 7p to generate future revenue - that means marketing, and amazing fundraising events likeTrailwalker UK. For every £1 we spend on fundraising, we get £5 back, so it’s clearly money well spent.
So how much of our money is ‘wasted’ on admin? Not one penny goes to waste