Industry Report Respondents in 2022 Recover Higher Percentage of Costs Via Revenues

November 14, 2022

Multiple questions in the Industry Report survey aim to dig beneath the surface to help paint a picture of how graph organizations are funded, beginning with an examination of costs recovered via revenues.

On average, respondents in 2022 said they recover 56.1% of their costs through revenues, up from 52.3% in 2021, 51.7% in 2020 and 47.3% in 2019. This increase over the past few years seems largely driven by increasing rates of cost recovery for private organizations, both nonprofits and for-profits. Public and governmental organizations in 2022 saw 43.5% of their costs recovered, down from 45.1% in 2021. Meanwhile, nonprofits recovered 67.7% of costs via revenues in 2022, up from 65.5% in 2021, and for-profit organizations recovered 75.7% of their costs in 2022, up from 73.6% in 2021.

See the June 2022 issue of Recreation Management, where we report these results and much more.