a thread can be cazzed in no time, but a million spam threads remain?
Unfortunatly volunteers don't always have the right skills to run a business, which essentially is what a charity is. That's when you need to employ someone who does have the skills, and you need to pay a competitive rate or you get monkeys.
I'm not comfortable with the idea of anyone in a charity earning six figure sums, but I guess that they have the same responsibilities as a director of a big company so should be paid similar.
Now whether directors of big companies are worth their money is another debate.
For what it's worth (prob not much) I used to work as a charity accountant (volunteering).
We had to pay for rent, rates etc. Then we have to pay for all the HR and safety and training and CRB checks that comes with volunteers and those paid little. We also had to pay someone to coordinate all those volunteers because it is tough to find someone willing to volunteer almost full time or take a cheap wage with the right skills and experience. So some of your charity money does go to big salaries.
However, you can always make a donation and have it written and bound that it can only be used for a particular area. I always write a legal document to have my donations specifically on research and not towards overheads and I let my sponsors know.
When I was at the charity we got sent a letter about London Marathon. We were asked if we'd like to handover 500 quid to pay for a place and we'd get a spot on their website blah blah blah. The more we paid, the more advertising we got. This is why London asks for high prices, to off-set what the charity have paid for the place. And the saddest thing is that if that runner tries their hardest and still falls short of the target, some charities will 'blacklist' them with the organisers and charge their credit cards what they have not managed'. That, I think is very wrong and I do wish London organisers would make some attempt to let more people ballot and choose their charity.
Rant over, la la la...
Sussex Runner (NLR) wrote (see)
So who is being naive to think people working for charities are on "fuck all money"? People running charities are earning 6 figure sums. No doubt to earn their salaries they are getting more agressive about making money move around to justify their wages.
Working for a Hospice is not earning a six figure salary running a charity is it? I know personally 3 local community fundraisers for our hospice. One is a volunteer. One is on minimum wage, and one works part time but puts in a lot of unpaid work because she wants to.
Your lame excuse is the same one trotted out by the people who won't give money to comic relief because the Africans spend it all on weapons.
And if the head of Macmillan, or any other charity that is so succesful in delivering its aims, is delivering the results, then they deserve whatever salary the trustees see fit to pay them.
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