Comments on: Overpaid philanthropists http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/28/overpaid-philanthropists/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: evernn http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/28/overpaid-philanthropists/comment-page-1/#comment-39140 Thu, 17 May 2012 06:06:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/28/overpaid-philanthropists/#comment-39140 Bill Gates is rich
, Bill Gates can and will, of course, pay anybody he likes however much money he likes. It’s his foundation. But let’s not turn his foibles into some kind of principled stand. http://www.mp3tom4r.net

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By: OscarN http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/28/overpaid-philanthropists/comment-page-1/#comment-35672 Mon, 06 Feb 2012 09:17:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/28/overpaid-philanthropists/#comment-35672 http://freeflactomp3converter.com

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By: OscarN http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/28/overpaid-philanthropists/comment-page-1/#comment-35671 Mon, 06 Feb 2012 09:17:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/28/overpaid-philanthropists/#comment-35671 Sadly, good but not properly paid and hence lacking motivation leaders or poor well-paid ones are what we actually face in most cases, and I cannot stand any prejudice on who should be paid most of all in the company – the one whose work is the most effective, for sure.

That’s my point of view,
Oscar,
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By: Naomi86 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/28/overpaid-philanthropists/comment-page-1/#comment-32947 Thu, 10 Nov 2011 12:23:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/28/overpaid-philanthropists/#comment-32947 Hello. As most of you I don’t really believe in pure philanthropy and I also think that if you want to have great quality you need to pay for it. Whatever is obtained for free or at cheap price is more likely to be a fraud or a worthless thing. Maybe the only exception is this program http://freeavitomp4converter.com/ that can convert avi to mp4.

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By: Jessica6 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/28/overpaid-philanthropists/comment-page-1/#comment-7264 Tue, 29 Sep 2009 20:15:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/28/overpaid-philanthropists/#comment-7264 I’ve always been a little suspicious of ‘philanthropy’ in general:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article  /437570/charitable_foundations_how_the_ rich.html?cat=48

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/ 2009/feb/21/banking-credit-crunch-allen- stanford-marina-hyde-tax?commentid=92b07 50a-8d78-46aa-8e3c-cf636e8477db

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By: Amy Lent http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/28/overpaid-philanthropists/comment-page-1/#comment-7250 Tue, 29 Sep 2009 17:11:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/28/overpaid-philanthropists/#comment-7250 Regarding the point that increasing pay does not increases performance…the real point is that decent pay attracts and retains competent people. There is a recurring idea that people working for non-profits ought to be saints and willingly decline fair pay for their labor becuase the cause is worthy. In matter of fact, most people employed in non-profits are working in sub-standard conditions, without adequate resources, attempting to do good work of whatever kind. Speaking as a non-profit leader myself who also spent 20 years in the for-profit world, leading a non-profit is extremely challenging, complex, and requires long hours becuase of all the social obligations involved in fund raising. I also have to put a son through college and hope to maybe sort of retire one day. I don’t make anything like the million dollars a year that high profile leaders do, but I earn every penny of what I’m paid and if the pay was much less, I’d leave and maximize my return by working in the-profit sector again.

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By: Daniel Splittgerber http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/28/overpaid-philanthropists/comment-page-1/#comment-7237 Tue, 29 Sep 2009 09:06:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/28/overpaid-philanthropists/#comment-7237 I am not aware of US tax law as applicable to non-profits, so my question may seem simplistic: Why is it not Bill Gates concern only what amount he pays his own foundation’s CEO? If he thinks that’s the best way to spend his philanthropic capital, why argue?

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By: Salty http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/28/overpaid-philanthropists/comment-page-1/#comment-7236 Tue, 29 Sep 2009 07:45:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/28/overpaid-philanthropists/#comment-7236 Philanthropy at the grass root level (& maybe + 1 level) has the most effective outcome when the money is spent by a self-governing body of beneficiaries aided by passionate community workers.

Increasingly, however, modern age models of philanthropy is creating larger layers of management, bureaucracy akin to big business houses & the government machineries. Possibly the only reason for doing so is the tendency of big wealthy donors like Gates to achieve all social outcomes within his lifetime & thereby create a larger impact. It is obvious larger layers of administration will require better managers both of people as well as funds from donors.

What is required is that the donors’ money should directly reach the beneficiaries instead of traveling through myriad layers of foundations. If that doesn’t happen in Gate’s lifetime, so be it . The purpose for building big sized corporate NGO/NFPs is self defeating as effective work done by millions of small grassroots level NGOs , over decades, gets consumed by jargon-spewing highflying executives of big foundations .

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By: Sondra http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/28/overpaid-philanthropists/comment-page-1/#comment-7228 Mon, 28 Sep 2009 22:42:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/28/overpaid-philanthropists/#comment-7228 http://www.cbo.gov/doc.cfm?index=4459&ty pe=0

link to report mentioned above

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By: Sondra http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/28/overpaid-philanthropists/comment-page-1/#comment-7227 Mon, 28 Sep 2009 22:42:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/28/overpaid-philanthropists/#comment-7227 Interestingly enough, even NPO Executives on aggregate, do not make as much as Federal Executives, as shown in a report by the Congressional Budget Office in 2003. However both NPO and Federal Executives did not come near the profit ceiling that Corporate Executives set.
“A 1999 analysis by CBO showed that pay and benefits for federal executives were well below those for most executives in private firms.(1) In contrast, compensation for federal executives exceeded compensation for all but the highest-level positions at the largest nonprofit organization.”

And the IRS is concerned about NPO Executives?

Gates is a smart man and none of us could contend to be smarter. If he believes this gentleman and his Foundation is worth the million dollar investment, worse money could be spent.

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