16. Growth

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Registry growth
All registered charities 2002 - 2012

The graph below depicts the growth in registered charities in Colorado over the past decade. As of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, 10,072 charitable organizations were registered to solicit contributions in Colorado (as of November 30, 2012, the number had grown to 10,452).  Growth has averaged approximately 10% over the past two years, and the database is now 14 times larger than it was in 2002. 

 

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Chart showing registry growth from 2002 - 2012; see text version for detail
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Solicitation campaigns
Campaigns run by paid solicitors 2003 - 2012

The total number of solicitation campaigns run annually by paid solicitors.  Since 2010, when the number of campaigns dipped by 14%, the number of campaigns has increased by an average of 15% per year.

 

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Chart showing number of solicitation campaigns from 2003 - 2012; see text version for detail
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Ratio of net proceeds to gross proceeds
Solicitation campaigns 2003 - 2012

The percentage of gross receipts (donations) that makes it to the charity as net revenue, after paying the expenses of the campaign and the paid solicitor’s fee.  The percent to charity increased significantly in 2012 as compared to previous years, rising to 64.0% from 51.1%.  The average percent to charity over the previous ten years was 47.8%.

 

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Chart showing ratio of net to gross proceeds from 2003 - 2012; see text version for detail
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