Pinktober 2023

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Oddly, I haven't seen much about Pinktober this year. I will be hearing about Movember when it comes, though, since one of my brothers has prostate cancer (low risk at the moment so just monitoring with a urologist and oncologist). He started supporting that even before his own diagnosis, IIRC.
 
I've had fewer ads this year. It may be because I hide the ads or report them every year. Maybe FB algorithm is listening? :ROFLMAO:
 
Does an algorithm appear as ai when rendered into incomprehensive data that requires deep computation? Aye ... that's œil 'n the AI so it can do its role ... some say a one aide monster ...

This all haunts on the side of the griffon ... creature with smoky breath ... demos being a Minas defect in dah Viđ eh? This is a great abyss in our knowledge as rendered ... contrary to empire builders (something they avoid, dismiss eliminate)!

Thus stuff arises from fire pits and depressions of fiery nothings ... ignition of lizard brae ns ... in medical terms this is the pituitary axis as hacked ...
 
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@Northwind I shared this one on Facebook, but thought I would add it here.

I have had niggling doubts re a fund raising company that I've seen outside of no frills in Paris today and inside of Zehrs Cambridge previously

It's called Breast Cancer Canada

I did a quick search tonight and it looks like my gut is right

Anyone have any other information on them?

 
I contacted the two grocery stores and shared the following informaiton

Breast Cancer Society of Canada is a 1-star rated charity with no financial transparency and little reporting on its programs and their results. The charity has persistently high fundraising costs leading to overhead spending outside of Charity Intelligence’s reasonable range. In 2021, fundraising costs were 78% of donations.
 
Sounds like a hedge fund hidden in the gorse of the Dai ... said to be the idol of riches! Appears as nothing to be concerned about when deep down ... it is something else?
 
Great question @paradox3

I'm attaching a document. I can read tonight but if anyone has time, interested in viewpoints.

I would say somewhere between 20 and 35 %

So much depends on the definition of staff and their role.
 

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What is considered a reasonable range?
A lot lower than 78% I would hope. I would like to see at least it below 50% but not sure what the standard actually is. There likely is one out there. CRA should probably be adopting some kind of industry standard and taking a hard look at charitable groups who don't meet it.
 
I saw your post on FB @JayneWonders. It was very helpful. Thanks. I looked up the BC Cancer Foundation which I had believed was a good organization. Their admin costs were around 20%. 80% goes to research etc. I was glad to see that.

We went to a local pub for lunch yesterday. They were raising money for Movember because one of the men involved with the pub leadership apparently had died of cancer. They were asking for $1 donations to "men's health". I asked which specific organization was getting the money. The server didn't have an answer. We didn't donate. My friend said a server wouldn't know that kind of thing. I disagreed and said that if she was asking for money she needed to know where it goes.
 
Their admin costs were around 20%. 80% goes to research etc. I was glad to see that.
That's the kind of numbers I would be looking for, too. Obviously, there are costs to running an organization but if 50+% of funds raised is going just to admin, I have to wonder what's happening at the back end. Inefficiency? Someone padding their salaries? Money being funnelled outside the organization, e.g. to "consultants"?
 
What does it mean when a retired millionaire takes up a position with a charity with a $150K salary? Is it all for nihilistic functions of supporting nepotism ... i.e. unskilled and non functioning royalty? They may be iconic however of our idealism ... goals! Stew pitte dae brews as the BS leaders are placed in the pot ... me sour over unused talents??? Nay ... say the black horse ... is I dig graves for free to serve the populace as it goes down ... imagine Dr J Dobson queried why my skills were squandered as such low processes as far order, bottle washing and digging. Simple; no one desires someone around that knows a gross deal ...

Does that seem like a sharp comment from fruit in a lemon tree? Scared yellow, me; no, just pissed at prodigal matters ... wasted talents as buried in a sac or hegari ... the latter is defined as a "stop" ... just another word!
 
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That's the kind of numbers I would be looking for, too. Obviously, there are costs to running an organization but if 50+% of funds raised is going just to admin, I have to wonder what's happening at the back end. Inefficiency? Someone padding their salaries? Money being funnelled outside the organization, e.g. to "consultants"?
I would call this a scam organization. may have had good intentions at one point.
 
That charities and foundations would have any administrative costs at all is sometimes shocking to church people. We are accustomed to volunteers doing so much of our fundraising and so on.
 
I think it churches as having significant overhead costs.

Portion of ministers salary
Cost of building
Administrator
Custodian
Manse

Charitable status for churches also should take into account dispersement of funds. How much goes to the greater good va caring for the congregation
 
Here's an interesting bit of information that is publicly available. For 2023, the United Way has total overhead spending equalling 30.8% of revenues.

This consists of:
8.9% to Administration
21.9% to Fundraising
 
Here's an interesting bit of information that is publicly available. For 2023, the United Way has total overhead spending equalling 30.8% of revenues.

This consists of:
8.9% to Administration
21.9% to Fundraising
The United Way tends to do some fairly big events and campaigns which likely have fair bit of overhead, even with some services and facilities being donated. A bit surprised it wasn't higher, really.

I think it churches as having significant overhead costs.

Portion of ministers salary
Cost of building
Administrator
Custodian
Manse

Charitable status for churches also should take into account dispersement of funds. How much goes to the greater good va caring for the congregation
The fundamental problem with churches' charitable status is that it is not really based on what actual good they do in the community, but on the idea that religion itself, and the communities it creates, are inherently a good and important thing. Which is a legacy of Christendom, not really a rational tax policy originating in a secular accounting mindset.
 
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