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    Most CEO'S Of big charities earn more than the Prime Minister for instance NSPCC £162000 and Cancer research £240000.
    You have to laugh or you'd cry.
    Fortune has it I've no TV so don't see them now
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Most CEO'S Of big charities earn more than the Prime Minister for instance NSPCC £162000 and Cancer research £240000.
    You have to laugh or you'd cry.
    Fortune has it I've no TV so don't see them now
    Really? Well I'll keep up the air ambulance and St Catherine's Hospice d/ds, but the rest can stick it up their arse, cos that just takes the piss
    Pining for the fjords? What kind of talk is that? And why did he fall flat on his back the minute I got him home?

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    Aye it shows in their ads too. They can't be cheap. I make s point of supporting the food banks locally
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    Was looking for and found an article that shows how they try to squeeze cash out of folk.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...s-tactics.html

    They say they are not doing it now that way, but...
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    Now that sounds a lot more worthy - donations must surely all go where they're needed
    Pining for the fjords? What kind of talk is that? And why did he fall flat on his back the minute I got him home?

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    I'm talking about the food banks, not the Daily Mail article
    Pining for the fjords? What kind of talk is that? And why did he fall flat on his back the minute I got him home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Aye it shows in their ads too. They can't be cheap. I make s point of supporting the food banks locally
    Yup, or give money *directly* to the needy themselves, which is why we support the missions in our church and homeless we meet personally in different situations, not to big charities, where as you say a large chunk of your donations are going to support fat cats.

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    It's not that simple though, is it? (Genuine question.) Take Cancer Research - a massive charity, with massive overheads due to the scientific work they have built up to over the years. You need a good CEO at the helm, not just to raise funds, but direct the organisation where it goes with its various research projects etc. You're unlikely to find someone with the experience and competence who would do it for free, so you need to attract the right talent, and if paying them a sizeable salary in consumate with the size and operations of the charity and drives its aims and delivers its goals, is that the wrong thing to do? If you capped the CEO's salary at say a reasonable £60k, would you get a person capable of managing and driving an organisation of that size? I wouldn't think so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_UK View Post
    It's not that simple though, is it? (Genuine question.) Take Cancer Research - a massive charity, with massive overheads due to the scientific work they have built up to over the years. You need a good CEO at the helm, not just to raise funds, but direct the organisation where it goes with its various research projects etc. You're unlikely to find someone with the experience and competence who would do it for free, so you need to attract the right talent, and if paying them a sizeable salary in consumate with the size and operations of the charity and drives its aims and delivers its goals, is that the wrong thing to do? If you capped the CEO's salary at say a reasonable £60k, would you get a person capable of managing and driving an organisation of that size? I wouldn't think so...
    I don't necessarily disagree with any of that, Alex, but the problem for me is, quite simply, you don't know exactly how much of your donation is going DIRECTLY to the people who need it. Whereas, if I give, say, £30 to a missionary priest, who lives and works daily (say in Africa) with the very people who need financial support, I *know* that they'll get the £30 - same as if I give £5 to a homeless guy sleeping rough outside of our church.

    And I'm not comfortable giving money to large charities simply because I just don't know how much of my donation is going to those who need it, and how much is being eaten up in, let's call it, 'admin costs', however legit and justifiable. It's the uncertainty of it all, and whether I'm largely just funding the lifestyle of some capitalist fat cat, rather than the poor and needy, which I'm concerned about. That is my point.

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    Indeed - I guess the big charities are no different to big business. I do support some of them, but equally agree it is good to do the more "direct" stuff which we also do where we can.
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