Thank you for reading the Paddock Post (which used to be called It’s As Simple As That)- an informational website that has evolved to primarily focus on non-profits (although posts on food, books, travel, and culture will appear from time to time).
Non-profits do a lot of great things in this country but all too often a large portion of donations and other income to these organizations are spent on high salaries, benefits, pension and retirement funds, travel, overhead and fundraising costs. I analyze IRS Form 990’s (the tax forms most of these organizations are required to submit annually) and audited financial statements so readers know where their charitable dollars are spent.
The products I write about have been purchased – not given to me – and I don’t receive anything from vendors or publishers whose products I endorse. There are many small businesses making excellent products and so I pass along this information.
On the personal side, my name is Anne Paddock. After graduating from college, I worked for 5 years, took the GMAT, quit work and went back to school, earning my MBA from Duke University. I went into banking and stayed in that field for 12 years before moving to Europe. Now back in the States with my family, I hope to share what I find, read, and learn through this site.