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Where Does $100 to Susan G Komen Go?

When most people think of Susan G Komen and pink ribbons, they think of the organization that works to reduce breast cancer deaths by raising money to fund research and community-based educational, medical, financial, and psychosocial support services for those facing a breast cancer diagnosis.  However, there are actually two Susan G Komen organizations:

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Why The Big Picture Matters

Several years ago I started making donations to sanctuaries specializing in the rescue of animals from slaughter houses and abused “homes.”  The stories were heartbreaking and I knew my dollars were primarily going to the veterinary care of the animals, food, shelter, and the selfless staff devoted to taking care of these animals.

When a cow escapes from a slaughter house in Brooklyn, I cheer for the cow (and curse the people chasing the petrified animal) and often send a donation to the kind person who rescued the terrified animal.  So, before I go further, I want to unequivocally say these charities deserve our support because they spotlight the abuse and horrific way people treat most animals. They make us think twice about our choices.

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Top 10 Executives (MEN) at the NRA Made $10.6 Million

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

The National Rifle Association of America (NRA) is a non-profit 501 (c) (4) organization that fights tirelessly for our second amendment rights. Whether or not you believe the second amendment refers to “militia” or “the people” has always been controversial but is even more so in the wake of the near daily occurrence of mass shootings in this country. People are speaking out for gun control because quite frankly, there are too many guns and assault weapons in the hands of the wrong people.

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Where does $100 to St. Jude’s Go?

St. Jude’s is one of the most popular non-profit organizations in the country because the charity’s mission appeals to donors:  they treat and help children with cancer and other life threatening illnesses. But, before making donations, donors should understand that St. Jude’s is actually two organizations:

  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Inc. (Hospital)
  • ALSAC – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Inc. (ALSAC)
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Who To Trust For Nutrition Advice?

Lifestyle choices are one of three aspects (the others being genetics and the environment) that greatly affect our health. We can’t pick our parents and environmental factors are not wholly within our control but we can focus on lifestyle choices that affect our health so who do we turn to for advice?

Everyone has an opinion about diet and nutrition which makes the amount of information to sift through a monumental and often overwhelming task that typically leads to confusion – which is just what the industries who are threatened by the power of nutrition want.

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12
Aug

Executive Compensation at NPR

NPR (National Public Radio) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) organization that serves as a national syndicator to about 800 public radio stations through its member stations. Headquartered in Washington, DC, NPR strives to keep the public informed of events, ideas, and cultures through its programming.

In 2018, NPR raised about $250 million, primarily from program services  and contributions, gifts, and grants. Expenses totaled $235 million (not including $10 million in depreciation) with the largest expense being compensation. 1,283 employees were compensated $144 million, which equates to an average compensation of $112,000. However, only 492 employees (38% of total employees) received more than $100,000.

The 30 most highly compensated employees were reported to be: Read more »

10
Aug

Where Does $100 to NPR Go?

NPR (National Public Radio) – the radio station that people love to love – is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) organization that works with its member stations to foster a more informed public by providing a deeper understanding of events, ideas, and cultures.

Based out of Washington, DC, NPR is also noteworthy for its on air fundraising although most people would be surprised to learn that public support in the form of contributions, gifts, and grants is not the number one source of revenue. Instead, program service revenue (station programming fees, digital media sponsorships, membership dues from member stations, distribution, and digital services) is the primary source of revenue for NPR followed by contributions, gifts, and grants. Read more »

8
Aug

Where Does $100 to PBS Go?

The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) television program distributer and broadcaster of educational television content (about 1,500 hours in 2018) through its 153 member public television licensees.

PBS is funded primarily from membership dues and contributions, gifts, and grants. The following information is noteworthy:

In 2018, PBS reported total revenue of $539 million. However, $178 million were non-cash contributions of donated broadcast rights which means total cash revenue was $361 million from: Read more »

6
Aug

Executive Compensation at PBS

PBS (Public Broadcasting System) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) television program distributer and broadcaster of educational television content (about 1,500 hours in 2018) through its 153 member public television licensees.

In 2018, PBS reported total revenue of $539 million. However, $178 million were non-cash contributions of donated broadcast rights which means total cash revenue was $361 million, most of which came from membership dues and contributions, gifts, and grants. Read more »

4
Aug

Executive Compensation at the National Retail Federation

The National Retail Federation (NRF) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (6) – a membership based trade association  – whose mission is to “advance and protect the interests of the retail industry and to help retailers achieve excellence in all areas of their business.” That’s quite a mission, given the retail environment in this country.  Retailers – both national chains and local – are closing daily.

Often referred to as the “voice of retail,” the NRF raises about $60 million annually with most revenue (about 80%) coming from events (an annual convention and about 20 conferences and workshops) and special projects. Membership dues only provide about $8 million (or about 12% of total revenue) annually to NRF. So, this organization is an event-centered trade association. Read more »

2
Aug

Executive Compensation at Comic Relief

Comic Relief, Inc. (formerly known as “America Giving Back”) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) headquartered in New York City.  Comic Relief, Inc. was formerly known as “America Gives Back” and is doing business as Comic Relief USA.  Got that?  Initially launched in the 1985, Comic Relief was first established in the UK by entertainers to raise funds for poverty stricken areas of the world. Several years ago (2006) , the organization established a separate organization – Comic Relief, Inc. dba “Comic Relief USA” in the USA. Read more »

30
Jul

Where Does $100 to Comic Relief (Formerly Known As American Giving Back) Go?

Comic Relief, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) headquartered in New York City. Comic Relief, Inc. was formerly known as “America Gives Back” and is doing business as Comic Relief USA but is often just referred to as “Comic Relief.”  Got that?

Initially launched in the 1985, Comic Relief was first established in the UK by entertainers to raise funds for poverty stricken areas of the world. Several years ago (2006) , the organization established a separate organization – Comic Relief, Inc. dba “Comic Relief USA.” Read more »

28
Jul

Executive Compensation at Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports, the beloved watchdog organization that many people rely on in for unbiased consumer product information is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) organization based in Yonkers, New York.

In 2019, the organization reported total revenue of $255 million, most of which came from subscriptions (both print and on-line).

Expenses totaled $230 million (not including $15 million in depreciation) with the largest expense compensation ($98 million) for the 690 employees, who received an average compensation of $142,000. However, only 365 employees (about half of the employees) received more than $100,000 in compensation. Read more »

26
Jul

Yoho is a Yahoo

Over the past few days the public has watched and listened to the back and forth discussions about the incident that allegedly happened between Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) and Ted Yoho on the steps of the Capitol.  It’s a she-said, he-said kind of moment that goes to the heart of the hatred and intolerance some people have for others who have differing opinions, except that it went too far. Read more »

24
Jul

Executive Compensation at the National Urban League

The National Urban League (NUL) is a nonpartisan civil rights organization that advocates on behalf of African Americans for economic and social injustice and against racial discrimination. A non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) headquartered in New York but with an office in Washington, DC, NUL has 90 affiliates serving 300 communities in 36 states and the District of Columbia.

Key facts about NUL include: Read more »