Brady Center fails BBB test


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sugarmaker
June 26, 2010, 08:58 PM
Spread this to locations that advocate donating to Brady:

http://www.bbb.org/charity-reviews/national/law-and-public-interest/brady-center-to-prevent-gun-violence-in-washington-dc-1136

Looks like fiscal black hole, 15 total staff incl. part timers. maybe getting this out will cut that to 10.

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Deltaboy
June 26, 2010, 09:02 PM
Not surprised.

2ndAmFan
June 26, 2010, 09:18 PM
No surprise here either, but I'll pass it along.

TehK1w1
June 26, 2010, 09:50 PM
They have no Treasurer???
In 2008 they spent a total of $3.14million on program expenses, but paid Helmke a salary of $250,000???
Sounds crooked, even discounting their stated and actual goals.

4v50 Gary
June 26, 2010, 10:00 PM
Chief Executive : Paul Helmke, President
Compensation*: $249,555 :scrutiny:

Sebastian the Ibis
June 26, 2010, 11:17 PM
They cannot produce an "effectiveness report." Ha Ha!

paramedic70002
June 27, 2010, 11:49 AM
Seems their expenses have over reached their income. Can you say bankruptcy? (Financial now as well as moral)

hso
June 27, 2010, 01:33 PM
This is great NEWS, but what PLAN to support RKBA is being offered other than to "pass it on". Let's get something with more substance or this is just another General thread.

How 'bout everyone reading this post it to 3 other forums they're on with the same request?

Can we come up with a Letter to the Editor to send to every paper around?

Why isn't this on FOX?

And let's keep the clever gloating and commentary out of it. THATs appropriate for General, not Activism.

SharpsDressedMan
June 27, 2010, 02:52 PM
Maybe I'm dense, but I didn't comprehend exactly how much salary and compensation go to the 15-20 or so people IN ADDITION to the CEO who run and work for the organization, and the two that are one the board that are compensated. Does anyone else find this info missing, or hard to determine?

Dominus
June 27, 2010, 04:26 PM
Remember that promise to the localities in PA; passing the lost or stolen ordinances and if sued the Brady bunch would pick up the tab in legal expenses?

Their real strips are showing now, black and white prison stripes that it.

Bloomy's bunch will pick up where these people leave off.....sad but you know some one will fill the void.

Zack
June 27, 2010, 04:34 PM
They have no Treasurer???
In 2008 they spent a total of $3.14million on program expenses, but paid Helmke a salary of $250,000???
Sounds crooked, even discounting their stated and actual goals.


Who runs the place? lol

lilguy
July 3, 2010, 10:43 AM
When the SCOTUS puts you out of business, where do you go next?:scrutiny:

Yo Mama
July 3, 2010, 10:46 AM
Na, Daley will take them into the city and take care of them.

Old Fuff
July 3, 2010, 11:48 AM
It would appear that some contributions didn't go toward advancing the cause, but rater into investments (stocks, bonds or whatever) that were expected to provide them with an interest/dividend based income. However the 2008 recession left them with a loss instead.

If they didn't have bad luck they wouldn't have any luck at all... :uhoh:

KBintheSLC
July 3, 2010, 01:34 PM
"In the truthfulness of their representations" -BBB Standards for Charity Accountability

I am betting that this was a major area in which the Brady Bunch failed.


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earlthegoat2
July 3, 2010, 02:48 PM
Chief Executive : Paul Helmke, President
Compensation*: $249,555

You know, being unemployed for awhile, if were offered this position, I would be hard pressed to turn it down. When times get tough, people can be bought.

And I mean this in a bad way. That seems an exorbitant amount for an organization so small. It makes me wonder if they had to "buy" their president or if that is how much money it takes to lead such a despicable organization.

Mr.Davis
July 3, 2010, 02:50 PM
Amazing that the media gives equal or greater exposure to the Brady Bunch with a 15 person staff, versus the 4,000,000 member NRA.

Harley Rider 55
July 10, 2010, 12:10 AM
The BBB takes a dim view of crooked organizations.

ccsniper
July 10, 2010, 04:35 AM
The Brady campaign is tax exempt? WHY!?! What do they do that could possibly allow them that status?

Sediment
July 10, 2010, 10:11 AM
Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 79% Fund Raising: 16% Administrative: 5%

Total income $2,921,536
Program expenses $3,141,984
Fund raising expenses 628,005
Administrative expenses 219,106

Total expenses $3,989,095
Expenses in Excess of Income (1,067,559)
Beginning net assets 3,013,211

Ending net assets 1,945,652
Total liabilities 450,288
Total assets $2,395,940

As Nelson from 'The Simpsons' would say, "Ha ha."

But on a serious note I wouldn't doubt some wealthy celebrity, such as Rosie O'Donnell or Susan Sarandon would pick up the tab to bail out their debt or champion their cause. These guys just don't go away that easy.

LHRGunslinger
July 11, 2010, 09:33 AM
I read an article a while back about the Brady Center. In the article it said that on the Brady Centers website they stated that they would not sell personal information. Suprise. They sold personal information.

mustang_steve
July 11, 2010, 10:03 AM
What would you expect from an organization that was founded to subvert our constitutional rights....honesty?

Of course they're going to go back on their words, use their coffers to allow members to live in luxury instead of a fair day's pay for a fair day's work, etc.

Fortunately this just shows more people that they are a snake in the grass as opposed to something worth looking up to. The only thing that worries me is now anti-firearms sentiment is disturbingly high at a societal level....I've even seen people who'd like to learn to shoot, but are too scared of the thing to go out and do it. That's saddening to say the least.

hso
July 11, 2010, 10:53 AM
Since no one seems to be interested in improving upon the original plan of action there much not be enough interest to keep this thread open.

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