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Brady Center fails BBB test

Discussion in 'Activism' started by sugarmaker, Jun 26, 2010.

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  1. sugarmaker

    sugarmaker Well-Known Member

  2. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Well-Known Member

    Not surprised.
  3. 2ndAmFan

    2ndAmFan Well-Known Member

    No surprise here either, but I'll pass it along.
  4. TehK1w1

    TehK1w1 Well-Known Member

    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.
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  5. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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  6. Sebastian the Ibis

    Sebastian the Ibis Well-Known Member

    They cannot produce an "effectiveness report." Ha Ha!
  7. paramedic70002

    paramedic70002 Well-Known Member

    Seems their expenses have over reached their income. Can you say bankruptcy? (Financial now as well as moral)
  8. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    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.
  9. 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?
  10. Dominus

    Dominus Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. Zack

    Zack member

    Who runs the place? lol
  12. lilguy

    lilguy Well-Known Member

    When the SCOTUS puts you out of business, where do you go next?:scrutiny:
  13. Yo Mama

    Yo Mama Well-Known Member

    Na, Daley will take them into the city and take care of them.
  14. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    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:
  15. KBintheSLC

    KBintheSLC Well-Known Member

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

  16. earlthegoat2

    earlthegoat2 Well-Known Member

    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.
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  17. Mr.Davis

    Mr.Davis Well-Known Member

    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.
  18. Harley Rider 55

    Harley Rider 55 Well-Known Member

    The BBB takes a dim view of crooked organizations.
  19. ccsniper

    ccsniper member

    The Brady campaign is tax exempt? WHY!?! What do they do that could possibly allow them that status?
  20. Sediment

    Sediment Well-Known Member

    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.
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