Robb Nash Project
Winnipeg, MB R2J 4B8
CEO: Tom Hiebert
Board Chair: Len Penner
Charitable Reg. #: 82879 0303 RR0001
Grade: B+The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Full-time staff #5
Avg. Compensation $64,627
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Robb Nash Project:
Robb Nash, who is the lead singer of the Robb Nash band, founded Robb Nash Project in 2012 to help at-risk youth who struggle with depression, bullying, self-harm, addiction and suicide. Robb Nash suffered from major physical injuries and psychological issues after a life-threatening accident as a teenager. Once Robb recovered from issues related to anger and depression, he started up the Robb Nash Project to help at-risk youth overcome the same issues he faced and conquered. Robb Nash Project gives school presentations and concerts across Canada, designed to inspire students to make positive life choices.
Donor Update July 2017: On July 28, 2017, Ci was informed of Robb Nash Project's newest fundraising initiative to finance a new touring bus. The charity estimates the bus to cost under $500k, and is appealing supporters for either monthly contributions or a one time donation.
Robb Nash Project aims to give at least 150 Robb Nash School Presentations and reach at least 60,000 youth each year in schools, detention centres and First Nations communities. During these presentations, Robb Nash talks about sensitive issues such as depression, suicide and substance abuse and the Robb Nash band gives music performances where the audience can connect to the lyrics.
Robb Nash Project visited Cross Lake, Manitoba in 2015 after the community suffered from six suicides within a three-month time span. Robb Nash received nine suicide notes from students and teachers who planned to take their lives but decided not to after attending the presentation. The charity’s 2016 newsletter reports that Robb Nash has collected 463 suicide notes since starting the Robb Nash Project six years ago.
A study conducted by the University of Calgary in 2015 evaluated Robb Nash School Presentations through teachers’ feedback after receiving a presentation. 67% of teachers saw a noticeable change in life choices with students after attending the presentation and 82% of teachers report that their students are more open when talking about their emotions.
The Robb Nash Project is a small-cap charity with total donations of $564k in F2015. Administrative costs are 8% of revenues and fundraising costs are 1% of donations. $0.09 of every donated dollar goes toward overhead costs, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.
The Robb Nash Project holds interest-bearing debts of $221k, which exceed the charity’s liquid funding reserves of $16k in cash and cash equivalents. Net funding reserves of ($206k) cannot cover annual program costs, indicating a funding need.
This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by the Robb Nash Project. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on June 27, 2016 by Katie Khodawandi.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending August
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||7.5%||6.3%||3.8%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||1.2%||9.5%||0.0%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||(35%)||(33.3%)||(20.1%)|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Goods in kind||17,000||0||0|
|Fees for service||18,983||22,753||17,401|
|Cash flow from operations||(40,372)||(71,188)||79,325|