Dairy Management Inc (DMI) is the big organization that most people haven’t heard of because unless you’re a dairy farmer, work in the dairy industry, or work in the corporate offices of Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, or KFC, you would have no reason to know that this non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (6) is the most powerful non-profit dairy organization in the country.
Considered a “check-off” program authorized by Congress but responsible to their members, DMI’s mission is to increase consumption of dairy products by finding more ways to get dairy products to the public including assisting fast food companies with menu items. Read more
Dairy Management Inc (DMI) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (6) whose purpose is to promote dairy products in order to increase consumption of dairy products. Funded by a mandate by Congress, DMI is what is referred to as a “check off program” where all producers have to contribute funds for the good of the industry. Dairy farmers are required to contribute 15 cents per 100 pounds (foreign dairy farmers are required to contribute 7.5 cents per 100 pounds) which equates to about 1.5 cents per gallon of milk.
In 2017, DMI reported total revenue of $155 million, most of which came from program and core funding revenue. Expenses were $155 million and were categorized as follows: Read more
Last week, my television started acting up which normally isn’t a big deal but with being isolated at home, the television has become more important. In truth, CNN has been my lifeline to the outside world keeping me informed.
The picture started changing into static lines of multicolored rainbows and I kept getting a message telling me to check the connection with the receiver, an error referred to as “771.” After verifying the cables were hooked up correctly, my husband called the cable company and spoke to a guy in the technical assistance department who walked him through all sorts of troubleshooting options before deciding we need a service call. Read more
The Robin Hood Foundation (RHF) – a 501 (c) (3) based in New York City – is an organization that primarily awards grants to organizations fighting poverty by providing food, shelter, and healthcare and by helping people lift themselves out of poverty. They do this primarily by awarding grants (in 2018, the organization collected $133 million in revenue and awarded $173 million in grants – $40 million more than the organization raised).
In 2018, RHF had 135 employees who were compensated $18 million, which equates to an average compensation of $136,000. However, only 54 employees received more than $100,000 in compensation. The 12 most highly compensated individuals were: Read more
The Robin Hood Foundation (RHF) is not a “rob from the rich, give to the poor” organization although RHF is known for having a wealthy Board of Directors who financially support the organization so that donations can be used to help alleviate poverty in New York City. How does RHF do this? Primarily by providing grants to other non-profits who provide food, shelter and health services along with education so that people can lift themselves out of poverty.
In a sense, RHF is a “United Way” for non-profits in New York City whose focus is on poverty. They solicit grants, screen the organizations, and disburse donations in the form of grants. Unlike United Way, the RHF states “100% of your donation goes directly to our community partners” on the front page of their website (www.robinhood.org) because “Robin Hood’s Board of Directors underwrites all operating costs.” That’s an amazing claim, especially for donors who are interested in their dollars going as far as possible to help alleviate poverty in a city where 1 in 5 people are estimated to live in poverty. Read more
We are being inundated with information about the coronavirus…what it is (a virus), what it does (primarily attacks the respiratory system), how fast its spreading (too fast), whose most susceptible to the danger of the virus (the elderly and health compromised), how to get tested (still unclear and varies depending on location), and how the healthcare system is treating it (primarily with supportive care so the immune system can do its job) but hardly anyone is talking about how the coronavirus started and more importantly, what can be done in the future to avoid another world pandemic. Read more
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (6) – a professional organization – that represents more than 100,000 credentialed food and nutrition professionals although membership is reported to be 73,000.
Formerly known as the American Dietetic Association until 2012 when the name was changed to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, AND has been around since 1917. An affiliated organization – Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation (- a 501 (c) (3)) has been around since 1966 and operates out of the same office address. Read more
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (6) – a professional organization – that represents more than 100,000 credentialed food and nutrition professionals. Although the organization formerly known as the American Dietetic Association until 2012 when the name was changed to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, has been around since 1917, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation (a 501 (c) (3)) has only been around since 1966. The focus of this post is on how revenue is spent at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). Read more
When vegans or plant-based eaters discover dates, it’s a game changer. Dates are moist, chewy, and naturally sweet, so this luscious “food from the Gods” lends itself to making naturally sweet treats including what many people refer to as date balls: dates, nuts, seeds, spices, and other ingredients (i.e. cocoa, coconut, goji berries, raisins, etc) mashed and blended together into dessert or snack balls.
Although there are a zillion recipes for date balls on line, there are occasions when time or equipment (a food processor) is a factor so people turn to ready-made balls. But, as with every prepared food, ingredients are key so read labels or turn to Glaser Organic Farms – a trusted preparer of raw, vegan, and organic certified snacks. Read more