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Originally posted by MarlboroRedCowgirl
reply to post by 4hero
This is a common response. Simply because an organization is non-profit does not mean they do not pay their employees. Some non-profits are volunteer run, some arnt. My non-profit is entirely volunteer-run, simply because we cannot find the funds to pay out staff at this point in time.
Simply because people are being payed doesn't mean they are "profiting" from donations. A profit is pretty much defined as a financial benefit that is realized when the amount of revenue gained from a business activity exceeds the expenses. There is no financial "benefit" in a non-profit. These people are not looking to make money, they are being payed low salaries for their services in order provide security for their families.
I will say again that 32% is an extraordinarily high percentage of donation money going directly to the afflicted. I can say with some accuracy that most non-profits running at IC's size do not give that much. I know for a fact that less than 10% of the National Leukemia Association's funds go directly to cancer research.
I understand that we are called to look at issues with critical eyes here at ATS, but I don't write off a movement simply because it is popular, or it has amassed alot of donations. If I did, I wouldn't be very critical at all.
edit on 7-3-2012 by MarlboroRedCowgirl because: spelling
Originally posted by Bonkrh
For anyone who doesn't want to watch the video it is a movie about a man named Joseph Kony who takes kids from their parents and raises them as soldiers or sex slaves (over 30000). He is not funded by anyone but does it only to keep power in Africa. The point is for it to get widespread attention to have him arrested for his crimes.
Originally posted by Dareamus
I don't have an issue with there message I just don't know weather it's the right message to follow after reading this link:
It got me thinking about what I'm really supporting, be it the Americans trying to help the Ugandan people, or weather we should support the Ugandan people for the Ugandan people.
I have nothing against anyone wanting to help other people but is it really the right cause to support..
The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) remains a deadly threat to civilians in three Central African states. After a ceasefire and negotiations for peaceful settlement of the generation-long insurgency broke down in 2008, Uganda’s army botched an initial assault. In three years since, half-hearted operations have failed to stop the small, brutally effective band from killing more than 2,400 civilians, abducting more than 3,400 and causing 440,000 to flee. In 2010 President Museveni withdrew about half the troops to pursue more politically rewarding goals.