Three Good Reasons Why I Won’t Support the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Another website posted a GREAT article on this as well: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Do You Know What You Are Supporting? – they posted 2 days before us but it’s the same general idea with even more reasons not to support this.
Three good reasons why I won’t support the ALS Ice Bucket challenge:
1) It’s dangerous, people have been hurt and hospitalized. This is only one account.
2) “Recent experiments funded by the ALS Association, mice had holes drilled into their skulls, were inflicted with crippling illnesses, and were forced to run on an inclined treadmill until they collapsed from exhaustion. Monkeys had chemicals injected into their brains and backs and were later killed and dissected.” I understand animal testing and it’s value but this is ridiculous. and
3) Their 990 Schedule J shows their executive compensation – all officers are pulling over 6 figure salaries w//the CEO over $300,000 – I do consider myself a non profit expert and consider that all the officer’s comp EXCESSIVE. $41 million – raised by this viral campaign and not by your efforts – where’s that money going to go? I also know the slicing and dicing that goes into the 990 and annual reports. Sorry ALS, mine’s not going to you. And I’m brave enough to say it.
I know ENOUGH charities that do GREAT work on MUCH less or sometimes, even NO SALARIES. I agree some officers should be compensated, they are doing their job – and I’ve done 990’s, I’ve examined 990’s, this is ridiculous. $300k? Sorry. Esp when patient / community services and research doesn’t even cover half your budget. Fundraising, admin, and education is more than 50% of your budget. Sorry. I’ve seen too many people do much more good …with much less. Data pulled from ALS website.