2011/2012 was a transition period as WRI said goodbye to President Jonathan Lash and welcomed new President Andrew Steer. With ample wind in our sails from 18 years of Jonathan’s leadership, the Institute’s accomplishments—many captured in this report—reflect both the strength and versatility he instilled in the organization.
The trust of our diverse, worldwide community of supporters is vitally important to WRI.
We ensure sound compliance through sophisticated systems with stringent financial controls. We also maintain our credibility and effectiveness through professional audit reviews of our income and expenditures. 100% of our expenses support programs: 86% are incurred within the programs and 14% are applied to essential infrastructure and fund-raising efforts that strengthen our programs.
We actively plan, monitor, measure and document our successes, aiming for transparency with donors. Embedded in our culture is the emphasis on and recognition of outcomes, defined as the positive change and impact we seek to create in the external world. We therefore report on progress toward outcomes on an annual basis, examples of which can be found in our top outcomes.
|Operating Revenues||Total 2012||Total 2011|
|Support from Endowment Income/Publications/Others||1,822||2,241|
|Total Unrestricted Revenues and Other Support||43,870||40,750|
|Change in Operating Net Asset||(453)||328|
|Change in Designated Net Asset||429||0|
|Change in Temporarily Restricted Net Asset||4,979||6,139|
|Total Change in Net Asset||4,955||6,467|
|Ending Net Assets||64,857||59,902|