posted on Sep, 25 2007 @ 11:22 AM
Regardless of the topic de jour, volunteer orginizations are NOT easy. They have as much red tape to run and organize as a real business. I've been
involved in several.
Assuming that a volunteer orginization is better off in any endevaor over a corporate or government based operation is a false assumption.
At best, they are the same in terms of difficulty. At worst, they are limited by federal and local laws which make things more expensive.
Say for example beaming transmissions into the air for purposes of alien communication. It requires alot of certifications and permits to transmit
anything over the airwave in the scope necessary to reach space or each earthbound aircraft.
A volunteer organization will be a lot harder off getting those then a corporate or governmental agency because they lack the funds, the time, the
know-how, and most important the crediability. If my neighbor started fulling around with a "transmission' device I would be pretty pissed if he
shorts out power to the neighborhood or ruins my TV.
And I even support the idea, but my neighbor is by far not crediable enough in my book to be the one contacting aliens. So more then likely, permits
would be denied. Now if ESPN down the street decides to do the same thing, for the same reasons, they would most likely get the permit no problem.
Why? Cause the local and federal government knows they are experienced with such transmissions, and will be responsible, and more important rich
enough to assume liability if things go wrong. If ESPN wants to contact aliens, I'm sure the local government won't mind, and in fact would use it
for publicity as well.
Most true non-profit organizations have people at the to who either A) dedicate every living moment to running it or B) have so much extra bloody
money they hire somebody else to run it. If your A, let your gods bless you in such work. If your B, I envy the heck out of you ;-)