Sunday, May 17, 2009

Red Ink at Greenpeace

An increase in payroll costs and a decrease in donations has Greenpeace Australia Pacific experiencing a red tide on its books, according to The Age.

Income is up 5%, but expenditures are up faster and the number of donors has dropped from 130,000 to 100,000 in the past 6 years.

Line items include "fund-raising expenditure" of $7.2 million, "campaigning expenditure" of $11.5 million and "organisational support" at $1.9 million. Wages, salaries and superannuation costs comprise $7.6 million, an increase of 31% year over year.

Happily, they still report $6 million cash in the bank. Green peace indeed.

3 comments:

JR said...

"campaigning expenditure,.. organisational support ..Wages, salaries and superannuation costs"This reminded me of Peter Foster's recent column where critics complain about Greenpeace having become another “multinational corporation just like Monsanto or Tesco. They have very effective marketing departments ... Their product is worry because worry is what recruits members."

Halfwise said...

There are polarizing choices available, it would seem.

One could worry about "climate change."

Or one could worry about the actions of those who would like you to worry about climate change.

The AGW stance differs from many religions in that failure to comply is seen as a threat to the collective, not just to the individual. "If you don't change we are all doomed" is quite different from "If you don't change you are doomed."

Don't get me started on the religion that says "If you don't adopt the religion of peace we will kill you."

PKD said...

Yes Half - how DARE Environmental groups have money to fund their activities. What an outrage!!!!