At Work: Finance and IT - The numbers - Prostate Research Campaign UK

PRCUK funds research and training for healthcare professionals and provides information on prostate diseases.

Total income £1.2m for the year ending 31 March 2006, compared with £801,000 for the year before.

Highest salary No employee earned more than £50,000.

Reserves policy The charity holds about £350,000 in reserves. It says that the majority of this is held as a contingency to protect against the potential cancellation of its annual fundraising walk, which raises between £200,000 and £300,000 a year.

Fundraising costs The charity spent £165,000 on fundraising. Voluntary income was £1.17m, giving it a fundraising ratio of 14p in the pound. The previous year's ratio was 17p in the pound.

Pension In November 2006, the trustees agreed to set up a stakeholder pension, to which the charity matches the first 3 per cent of employees' gross salary contributions.

How performance is communicated The campaign's website (www.prostate-research.org.uk) has information about its performance, but it is spread across different areas of the site. The information would have more impact if it were contained in one place. The trustees' report and accounts, which are also available online, give information about performance and strategy and are presented in a readable way. A quarterly supporters magazine also offers information on performance.

The charity says: "Total income for the year was up by 51 per cent over the previous year. This dramatic rise was due to an unprecedented 103 per cent growth in events income. The development of volunteer-led events was a significant factor in this, and the Hike for Hope event brought in more than 30 per cent of our events income. To avoid donor fatigue, this event will not be repeated until November 2007."

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