The numbers: The Fawcett Society

The Fawcett Society campaigns for equality between women and men on pay, pensions, poverty, justice and politics.

Total income £480,000 for the year ending 31 March 2007, compared with £459,000 for the year before.

Highest salary No employee was paid more than £60,000.

Reserves policy The aim of the reserves policy is to make sure the organisation's core activity could continue during a period of unforeseen difficulty. The target is to hold reserves equivalent to between four and six months' unrestricted core spending. At year-end, reserves were £82,000, equivalent to just over five months' unrestricted costs.

Fundraising costs The charity spent £51,000 on generating voluntary income, which totalled £440,000. This gave it a fundraising ratio of 12p in the pound. The previous year's ratio was 9p.

Pension The charity has a money-purchase pension scheme and contributes 5 per cent of gross salary if an employee contributes at least 2.5 per cent of their salary.

How performance is communicated On its website, the charity offers a clear description of its role and a short summary of some of its campaigning achievements. The trustees' report and accounts are also available online. They describe the charity's achievements during the year, but do not link these with objectives from previous years or describe specific aims for the following year.

The charity says: "We've put in place a three-year strategic plan, with the main aim of enhancing the visibility of the organisation and increasing our supporters' sense of engagement. We continue to underpin our financial security by diversifying our income and increasing income from individual supporters. Our role in ensuring that gender equality issues remain in the public eye is even more vital after the closure of the Equal Opportunities Commission in 2007."

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