The numbers: EveryChild

EveryChild works to protect children who have been separated from their families and communities or are at risk of being separated.

Total income: £8.7m for the year ending 31 March 2007, compared with £8.9m for the year before.

Highest salary: One employee was paid between £60,000 and £70,000.

Reserves policy: After a review, the charity decided to hold a slightly lower level of free reserves than in previous years. The new target was for reserves to represent between one and a half and four months' spending. Reserves at year-end were at the mid point of this target. To support the level of reserves and maintain cash flow, the charity believes that medium-term loans secured on the premises may be necessary.

Fundraising costs: The charity spent £2.5m on fundraising and its income in this area was £8.7m, giving it a fundraising ratio of 29p in the pound. The previous year's ratio was the same.

Pension: The charity has a money purchase pension scheme, to which it contributes up to 7 per cent of employees' salaries.

How performance is communicated:  The charity's website (www.everychild. offers a clear description of its work. It also contains the annual review, which describes some of the charity's activities and compares some of its performance with the previous year. The trustees' report and accounts, which are available from the website, give more information about performance, including strategy and how the charity has sought to meet its objectives.

The charity says: "In a difficult fundraising climate, we not only continued to raise funds from a variety of sources but also kept pace with previous years and continued to invest in new fundraising streams. The slight drop in income from voluntary sources was mainly due to the decision to hold our gala event in alternate years."

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