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Friday
Feb272009

Alcohol Concern: "We're not fakes, honest!"

Good to see that fakecharities.org is back up again, and making an impact to boot. That august publication Charity Finance has posted a news article about the new site, and even goes as far as to quote DK's rationale for setting it up, sweariness and all. That should shock the readers.

There's a couple of limp rebuttals from major charities, for example Alcohol Concern (67% grant-funded), who have this to say:

There’s no consideration in terms of being critical of government when thinking about funding. We are primarily a lobbying charity, we don’t really do public awareness, and if the fact that we get a grant mattered to the work we do we wouldn’t be able to do it.

They don't seem to get the point do they? If nobody is willing to fund your charity on a voluntary basis, that's because nobody values what you do. In fact, most people would probably say that Alcohol Concern is a public menace existing largely for the benefit of its staff.

The answer is clear. Close yourselves down and go and do something useful with your lives.

 

 

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Reader Comments (4)

"a lobbying charity" that lobbies the government and paid by the government. Do they really think there is no conflict of interest?
Feb 27, 2009 at 10:18 AM | Unregistered CommenterKit
Errrm, missing a period in your fakecharities URL. Glad the site is back up at last though.
Feb 27, 2009 at 12:49 PM | Unregistered CommenterIan Phillips
What Ian said -- your link points to wwwfakecharities.org which is an advertising site.

You need to change it to www.fakecharities.org for the correct site...

And many thanks for the heads up on it being back online!
DaveH
Mar 2, 2009 at 5:29 AM | Unregistered CommenterDaveH
Fixed now
Mar 2, 2009 at 7:22 AM | Registered CommenterBishop Hill

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