I received a call from a charity near and dear to my heart, breast cancer. If ever there were a fan of boobs, only Bill Clinton can top me (mainly because I only have eyes for one set, but that doesn’t stop me from supporting boobs the world over).
In any event, when you get a phone call from a charity, chances are that only 50% of the money actually goes to the charity (half goes to the company that actually makes the call). It gets ugly thereafter….
I asked the caller (and pay attention to the phrasing), “I would like to know the breakdown of how much actually goes to women with breast cancer”.
“Fifteen percent goes to chatitable”…
I cut her off. “Thank you for your call but I value my money more than spending 85 percent of it on administration”. She hung up.
I’m a big boob supporter. Think of me as a Victoria’s Secret Double D fan of breasts. I love ’em almost as much as asses. Nothing beats a great ass. That said, I’m not giving my money to a charitable organization that values the organization more than the charity by an 8-1/2 to 1-1/2 margin. It’s as simple as not wanting to waste money on a bloated organization.
In any event, in the US, of you’re contacted by a charity, they are obligated by law to give you the percentage that goes to actually helping people. I won’t give to any charity worse than 15% administration to 85% charitable good. I have to run my own company on tighter margins than that most years.
Brings to mind the Clinton Foundation… As rich as the Clintons are, 85% goes to administration… Funny thing, that. Who would want to elect someone who has a such a ridiculous penchant for mismanagement. Just sayin’.