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BATS Magazine

VOLUME 14, NO. 2 Summer 1996


Fund Raising Credibility

Many people who give to conservation causes know that the proportion of funds expended on actual programs is a benchmark for determining an organization's effectiveness. As Price Waterhouse's audit of our 1994/95 financial statements shows, we spent more than .83 of every dollar contributed last year on direct conservation and education programs. That figure beats 10 of the country's top 12 environmental organizations, as surveyed by Outside magazine in 1994.

Of course, we're always striving to improve our program-expense ratio (one reason why we worked so hard to purchase our headquarters building). But even as it stands now, we're very proud of our efficiency. The next time you're approached with another conservation request, we hope you'll take the time to look at how your funds are spent, and see how BCI compares. For copies of BCI's 1994/95 Annual Report and/or audit, please write to Arnie Phifer, Director of Development, BCI, P.O. Box 162603, Austin, TX 78716.

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All articles in this issue:
ON THE COVER
The Masters of the Night Exhibit: A Winner for Bats
Bat Exclusion--A Common-Sense Solution to an Age-Old Problem
Exclusion Experts Promote Pest Control Industry Changes
Nectar-Feeding Bats in the Columnar Cacti Forests of Central Mexico
Kingdom of Tonga: Safe Haven for Flying Foxes
Barcelona, City of the Bat
Bat Tourism Information Needed
Fund Raising Credibility
ARTISTS WANTED
BCI Honored by Exceptional Gift
ON THE BACK

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