Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, May 27, 2019

NPO's Losing Trust

The Florida-based Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) ran into a media storm about its spending and fundraising practices at the beginning of 2016. As had happened with Susan G. Komen before it, there was an extended period of denial, followed by high level staff departures, then precipitous fundraising losses. Komen, in fact, slipped from its high rank of 21st among the nation’s fundraisers to 127th, or from a high take of nearly $350 million in 2011 pre-scandal to $198 million in 2015.

Similarly, the Wounded Warrior Project raised almost $373 million in donations for the 2015 fiscal year, but the next two years’ financials show the effects of the public scandal on public support. In 2016, the new executive director announced the organization had lost between $90 and $100 million in donations as a result of the scandal. Its latest Form 990 shows those revenues continued to drop; it raised only $211 million in donations in 2017.
Losing public trust for a non-profit organization is a serious matter. It's one thing if one person gets sticky-fingers; for they can call in the cops, press charges and ratchet down on audits and cross-checks. It's another thing if the management is being seen to living the high life at the expense of the donors.

(Past posts about Komen and WWP)

So I'm pretty sure that Trump is in Japan, doing his usual routine of shitting oh his hosts (if they are democracies) and praising autocrats/dictators, but you can go read the news yourself. As it seems, giving large amounts of money to Trump and then trying to leverage that for personal favors is turning into a risky affair.


B said...

See also: Clinton Foundation, for other examples of influence peddling.

But hey, they are Democrats.....so no one is saying anything about that or bothering to investigate.

And I don't see where he got anything for his money...at least not yet.

Comrade Misfit said...

B, did you happen to notice that the asswipe who gave money to Trump's committee was charged, 20 years ago, with making illegal contributions to Clinton, Gore and others (he was acquitted.)

C'mon, read the damn reference before jumping to conclusions.

B said...

I did read it. And I jumped to no more conclusions than you did.

Dark Avenger said...
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Comrade Misfit said...

B, then why the snark about the Clintons if the guy in question was charged with making illegal donations to Dems?

DA, I'm not cutting you any more slack. Red card. Clean up your act or find another blog to drop comments on.

B said...

Specifically the Bill Clinton Administration.

And the "Clinton Foundation" did the same type of influence peddling, just indirectly. But folks gave to the Foundation when Hillary was SecState and got influence that way.

Dirty Deeds done Dirt Cheap. Seems pretty much ALL politicians abuse their power. Some are looked at more closely by the press is all.

Sorry if you took it as Snark. 'Twasn't meant that way.

Dark Avenger said...

White supremacy is a hell of a drug.