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Silence

(2015)
Continuously and proactively provided the latest audit report for rating and support high transparency, which is commendable.
Total income was about the same as last year
Major source of income was project subsidy, which contributed ~53% of total income
The second major source of income was project income
Public donation was only about 460,000
No disclosure of fund raising expense, and no estimation of fundraising efficiency can be done
Project expense, salaries and administrative expense were about 76%, 16% and 5% of total expenditure
Project expense includes frontline staffs such as social worker, project manager, sign language teacher, interpreter, job matching etc.
The organisation has hired several staffs with hearing impairment
Staff cost represented administrative staff cost and was estimated by taking average of the total salaries expenses
Good control of administrative expense, and most of the resource was spent on projects
Recorded a minor deficit
Cash in hand was about HKD2m, and over half of it was project subsidy, which can only support about 3 months operation (excluding the subsidy
Services include job matching and career development support to people with hearing impairment, sign language classes, sign language interpretation services, and tutoring subsidy etc.
Latest information is available on the website
(2014)
Proactively provide the latest audit report for rating and support high transparency, which is commendable
The size of the organisation has been growing in the past several years
Major source of income was direct project donation by various corporations and foundation (~$1.6million), which was about 57% of total annual income (~$2.8million)
Project donation income increased more than 100% comparing to 2013
Project income and public donation were the 2nd and 3rd major income
There was no fundraising event during the year. No fundraising efficiency can be estimated and therefore rating is not available
Project expense, salaries and administrative expense were about 76%, 13% and 10% of total expenditure
Project expense included 5 frontline full time staff costs (estimated by taking average of total salaries expenditure)
Good control in operation with relatively low administrative expenditure
Recorded a surplus
Cash in hand was about $2.2million (including ~$1.2million advance donation for upcoming projects)
Cash in hand (excluding donation for specific projects) can support operation for about 8 months
Services include job matching for people with hearing impairment, and sign language promotion
Website is updated frequently with details of past and current services and projects


(2012)
A significant growth in the scale
Developed various sources of income including project income, government subsidy and donation which is commendable
Projects executed were in much bigger scale than the previous year
Project expense (including frontline staffs), salaries and administrative expense were about 67%, 1% and 24% of total expenditure
Fundraising efficiency was estimated by promotion expense and the cost of raising every $100 was about $23
Promotion expense was only about 5% of total expenditure
Cash in hand excluding the amount for the planned project can support operation for 10 months


(2011)
Very small in scale
Total annual income was less than $100,000
Major source of income was project income from sign language courses
Organization sent us the audit report directly and proactively
Latest audit report was ready 6 months after the year end and considered high efficiency for small charity
No paid staff
Fund raising activities generate limited income but the cost was very low
Cost of raising every $100 was about $15 in 2009 and the expense was only about 1% of total expenditure
The fund raising activity has no expense at all in 2010
Project expense and administrative cost were about 75% and 24%
Most resource was spent on charitable programs
Administrative expense was mainly ‘Sundries expense’. Even though audit report showed no breakdown, the representative of the organization said they were mainly banner and stands for activities, which were program related cost
Recorded a deficit
Cash in hand about 3 weeks of operations
Opened a ‘Silence - Career Advisory and Social Service Center’ in July 2011 so as to serve the people with hearing impairment and promote hand language after 3 years of development

核查日期:Nov. 3, 2018

Rating
    
Fund Needs
$$$
Fund-raising efficiency
Fund-raising expenses
Project expense
Staff salaries
Administrative expenses
010

Suggestion

(2015)
To pay attention to the minor deficit issue; and to consider raising the proportion of public donation
(2014)
The organization has been growing quickly in past several years, and may consider to share the experience with other small orgnisations.

(2012)
To increase the amount of public donation and promote the works of organization to the public

(2011)
To consider sharing the experiences in developing various income sources with other small organization

Charity Information

Registered in July 2008</br> Operated by people with hearing impairment and assisted by people with no hearing impairment problem</br> To connect and unify people with hearing impairment and promote self-help culture </br> To develop a harmony community between people with hearing impairment and the public Promoting efficient communication through sign language training</br> To help people with hearing impairment to live and survive in the society with equal opportunities

http://silence.org.hk/

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