Community Benefit

Community Benefit Report

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Question: Can the expense of producing our annual Community Benefit report be counted in the "Community Benefits Operations" category.

Recommendation: We recommend that the costs related to producing a community benefit report be reported in the Community Benefit Operations category. We also recommend reviewing the advice given in CHA's A Guide to Planning and Reporting Community Benefit, which states: "When designing an organization's report, keep in mind that the look and feel of the report can communicate messages to audiences. Avoid designs that may give the impression that valuable resources were spent on producing the report.

 (Updated November 2015)