10 results for tag: fundraising


Birthday Bash Bonanza

In September this year, Morley Jones turned 7, and his sister Ainsley, turned 10. Like many kids their age, they each threw a birthday party and their friends arrived bearing gifts. After a great day of birthday cake, games and laughter, they cleaned up all the wrapping paper and looked at what they got. There were five big sacks of rice, weighing a total of 1,250 kilograms (the same as a fat walrus). They also got 15 mosquito nets, 15 blankets, 6 pairs of shoes, 45 pairs of underwear, and enough soap, shampoo and toothpaste to last a few years. The 45 pairs of underwear will be divided up so that each child gets three pairs each. Neither ...

Overheads

Not too long ago, I received an email entitled: "Donating - Interesting, ever wonder where that donation money goes?" It talks about some of the bigger, more well known charities in the world, and some of the salaries they pay out. You can read the 2010 email here, along with some clarifications and updates to the information.  Whether those exact facts are true or not, there is a feeling that many organizations spend too much on their own self-perpetuation, and too little on their charitable purpose. It's a difficult situation because the truth is that to get things done, you do need to spend money on things like an office, computers, transportat...