Cocaine Incorporated just posted this about Shelley Lubben and her organization, The Pink Cross, on MikeSouth.com:
It kind of makes your stomach turn. You should really look at this and see how you feel about the numbers. In 2008, nothing seems to have gone to any person in need…mostly salary and travel. Of $125,100 in donations for 2009, at most $14,107.00 appears to have gone directly to help any people the organization claims to help. $1500 went to Lobbying, though not illegal by a 501(c)(3) has some serious restrictions which keeps most non-profits from doing it. Here are some more highlights:
Other Expenses: Outreach: $13,176.00
This needs a definition, because by definition it is not outreach to those in need. From Wikipedia: Outreach is an effort by individuals in an organization or group to connect its ideas or practices to the efforts of other organizations, groups, specific audiences or the general public. Unlike marketing, outreach does not inherently revolve around a product or strategies to increase market share.
Compensation for current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees: $44,468
Fees for services (non-employees) :Other: $7,963.00
Other Expenses: All other expenses (It makes reference to #5. Compensation for current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees. That seems kind of odd to me. ???): $11,615.00
Payroll Taxes: $4,868.00
Conferences, conventions, and meetings: $4,773
11% seems to have actually gone to help those in need.
12% went to Travel, Conferences, Conventions and meetings
11% went to soliciting other organization’s support (Outreach)
55% went to Payroll, Payroll taxes, non employee services, and “other” (that references Payroll)
Can you sinceely say that you believe the numbers from these returns suggest she is helping anyone but herself?”
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