Posted by Gerard on January 05, 1999 at 09:51:35 :
In Reply to: Re: Getting Payment Up Front! posted by Donna on January 05, 1999 at 08:21:04 :
look at how AA works, no fund raising, no gvmnt funds accpeted thank you very much, no presidents etc.
Now look at the United Way ( I gave at the office).
The presidente' used to pay himself $600K yr, the local Boston chapter Pres and VP paid themselves $300K and $ 185K a yr.
Bottom line is, if an organization talks about needing to get money to do something they aren't doing the right thing.
I've found helping doesn't require any money at all, money doesn't help. AA and narc-anon are the only programs that seem to work. They are the only programs I would give anything to but they wouldn't accept it anyway so.
I used to give stuff away freely, not now.
And payment up front? a customer is a customer whether you know them or not. Never do something you'd fire an employee for doing, its only fair.