beaverlodge wrote:Is this now a growing bureaucratic industry full of well paid executives and staff with increasing little concern for those with real needs?
beaverlodge wrote:They can expect a flood of money now.
a growing bureaucratic industry full of well paid executives and staff with increasing little concern for those with real needs?
Norbert Schlenker wrote:So what exactly is the Leprosy Mission spending that $350 on? (It's not just $350 either. According to CRA, they collected and spent $4.7MM in 2004.) They did spend half a million on advertising and $800k on salaries and $275k on consultants and of course the all important $2.8MM on other, but I am dead certain that they spent $0 on pills to combat leprosy.
But , and this is a big but, I suspect there are a lot of hypocritical well paid executives and staff in these organizations who could not be suitably employed in other parts of our economy other than scooping up money and tax credits from as many sources as possible.
Bylo Selhi wrote:Why should we suppose that administrators, fundraisers and other assorted bureaucrats in the charity industry will, in general, spend our money any more carefully or wisely than their equivalents in Ottawa?
A story published in the Saturday Star revealed that Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada has such high costs that only about 19 cents of every dollar goes to victim services and the fight against drunk driving.
crossroads wrote:I recall that there is a rating service or group that montiors a large number of Canadian charities and provides info on the percent that actually goes to use in programs vs being used by administration costs. Can anyone provide a link to that information?
So what exactly is the Leprosy Mission spending that $350 on?
The cost to bring the cure is about $350 per patient per year. This cost covers community education, distribution of medication and essential ongoing support. It also covers necessary surgery, rehabilitation, vocational training and aid in re-integration into the community.
BruceCohen wrote:Here are CRA's disclosure pages on MADD.
As I noted elsewhere, unfortunately CRA disclosure on Canadian charities is not as good as the IRS disclosure on US ones.
MADD Canada's top official has called a group of relatives of drunk driving victims who complained about his charity "disgruntled" and lashed out at the Star for exposing its high fundraising and administrative costs. "The Star's investigation smacks of `gotcha' journalism," chief executive officer Andrew Murie said in a statement released yesterday. "It is unfair and obviously very hurtful to the many thousands of volunteers who put their heart and soul into the organization."
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