• Janet Reasoner

    This is true for any contract that a nonprofit might take on. I’ve seen community-based groups get contracts for outreach from other, larger non-governmental organizations and they almost always ended up losing money because of the overhead and actual costs were so much greater than the contract.

  • treadlightly

    When I took my current position I found out that we had a government contract that was costing us about $2,000/month, not figuring in the overhead costs. We’re a small org, so that was a huge deal! Three months before the contract ended I told the staff to let the beneficiaries of the program know that it was going to end so they needed to start planning for it. Everyone ended up addressing their issues in various ways so we did not have to figure out how to help them when it came time for the program to end. #worstgrantever