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The_Lizards_Jumpers

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What is irrelevant about questioning a charity collector about how much money their organisation currently have sat in their bank ?

Nothing (although I do doubt you actually stood on your doorstep googling whilst a charity collector just stood there), however I addressed some points around why people with titles (often gained as a result of their charity work BTW) work in the charitable sector, and you came back with a rant about whether we should have titles in 2022 which is irrelevant.

However looking at one small part (how much money is in a charitable organisations bank) is not really a great indicator of the work they do.
 

Borothruandthru

Active member
Perhaps you should use the money you didn't donate to buy a dictionary and look up the definition of a sycophant.
Perhaps you should use the money you didn't donate to buy a dictionary and look up the definition of a sycophant.
It's an **** licker being so impressed by Sir Tom Hughes Hallett and his well connected wealthy city of London friends with their mission statements !
Ha !
jog on you snot gobbling mini Reece Mogg clone
 

The_Lizards_Jumpers

Well-known member
It's an **** licker being so impressed by Sir Tom Hughes Hallett and his well connected wealthy city of London friends with their mission statements !
Ha !
jog on you snot gobbling mini Reece Mogg clone

Perhaps ask your mum to limit your sugar and internet time, as you're embarrassing yourself. Still you'll be back to school in September I suppose.
 

Borothruandthru

Active member
All you're doing really is showing a complete lack of understanding what is a competitive and often complex sector.

Did you tell the guy that he should have been ashamed of himself for working for a living to raise money for charity?
If there was more equality in this country we wouldn't need charity.
 

The_Lizards_Jumpers

Well-known member
If there was more equality in this country we wouldn't need charity.

I dont think anyone is doubting that, even me as a mini Reece Mogg (assuming you mean Jacob Rees-Mogg?) clone.

However until there is equality for all, then charities play a very important role in the survival and quality of life for many people, but you crack on with your personal battle against the charitable sector which must make you feel so worthy.
 

Borothruandthru

Active member
If somebody knocks my door asking for donations to their charity
I have a right to ask how much money they have in their account at this moment in time.
I didn't ask them to bother me.
Saying I don't understand this complex sector is bull**** bingo on your part.
Charity is pretty much unregulated in this country with regard to the percentage of funds which actually make it to the end good cause.
 

Unravel_Morrison

Well-known member
If somebody knocks my door asking for donations to their charity
I have a right to ask how much money they have in their account at this moment in time.
I didn't ask them to bother me.
Saying I don't understand this complex sector is bull**** bingo on your part.
Charity is pretty much unregulated in this country with regard to the percentage of funds which actually make it to the end good cause.

Yes, the 170K or so registered charities in this country are in no way regulated by the Charity Commission.

Something like St Johns is probably one of the better ones as a lot of their activity is exactly that, activity, which can be seen in action' It's also one that works throughout the UK.

I might set one up myself, Would you donate to 'Give spades to stupid people'?
 

MolteniArcore

Well-known member
If somebody knocks my door asking for donations to their charity
I have a right to ask how much money they have in their account at this moment in time.
I didn't ask them to bother me.
Saying I don't understand this complex sector is bull**** bingo on your part.
Charity is pretty much unregulated in this country with regard to the percentage of funds which actually make it to the end good cause.

What charity was it?
 

ThatFragranceGuy

Well-known member
Six of their directors were paid over £100000 last year.
People get their knickers in a twist way too much about this kind of thing. Big charities require successful experienced staff to run efficiently. Yes, that is a lot of money on remuneration, but you can't just walk in and do it on 20k a year or for free. The pool of people willing to do those jobs for free or for very low wages is extremely small, because private sector would pay a massive amount more.

They could, of course, sack all these well paid people who are successful at what they do and bung a few volunteers in there, however they would have no idea how to run an organisation that large and would struggle to run it effectively.
 

johnsmithsno2

Active member
Quidco, easily make £3/400 every year with cash back from flights, holidays, changing utility suppliers/insurance etc. Loads of banks offer around £100 for signing up plus some offer a few quid cash back on direct debits. Not life changing money but very easy to get
I've made well over £2,000 with Quido over the years, but now use Topcashback, which nearly always pays a higher rate.
 

johnsmithsno2

Active member
People get their knickers in a twist way too much about this kind of thing. Big charities require successful experienced staff to run efficiently. Yes, that is a lot of money on remuneration, but you can't just walk in and do it on 20k a year or for free. The pool of people willing to do those jobs for free or for very low wages is extremely small, because private sector would pay a massive amount more.

They could, of course, sack all these well paid people who are successful at what they do and bung a few volunteers in there, however they would have no idea how to run an organisation that large and would struggle to run it effectively.
I don't agree. Yes, they need to pay talented people a decent rate to help them run efficiently, but if that's correct that six directors are on over 100 grand each, it goes well beyond that. I choose to donate to more direct ways of helping people, but each to their own
 

HolgateCorner

Well-known member
I don't agree. Yes, they need to pay talented people a decent rate to help them run efficiently, but if that's correct that six directors are on over 100 grand each, it goes well beyond that. I choose to donate to more direct ways of helping people, but each to their own
I think you are right, charities have become just another industry in my opinion.

Food banks with chief executives for example. Why don’t they just call themselves Head of Food Bank or something less grandiose. I associate chief execs with largely incompetent overpaid accountants.
 

JM14

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I've made well over £2,000 with Quido over the years, but now use Topcashback, which nearly always pays a higher rate.
Started that a few months ago and have a few hundred already. That’s just from cash back from holidays from flights/hotels/trains and renewing pet insurance.
Some of the deals on broadband/phone contracts/sky are fantastic at the moment. Could easily make 300 quid just from changing suppliers when contracts expire
 

ThatFragranceGuy

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I don't agree. Yes, they need to pay talented people a decent rate to help them run efficiently, but if that's correct that six directors are on over 100 grand each, it goes well beyond that. I choose to donate to more direct ways of helping people, but each to their own
How big are these organisations? One man on 100k can't run a charity with raising donations of £20m a year ans managing income of £120m a year and the rest be volunteers. The sheer scale of an organisation like that is crazy.

If those same people were working in the private sector for a company with £120m incomes they would be pulling more than £100k salaries. You just don't get people with the skill sets willing to work full time for nothing, and the people you would get in to do it would not be very good.
 
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