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    Default Over 40% of charities pay chiefs more than 100,000

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...breaking4.html

    How come so many "charities" can afford paying their top guys so much while refusing to adopt total transparency in terms of financial reporting? Even the publicly traded commercial organisations are required to publish their top executives' remuneration, while these "noble" people choose to do otherwise.

    What about other "charities" organisations that take money/donation regularly from the public for some usually "noble causes"?

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    It is wrong that charity chiefs are paid so much but in many cases these charities appear to have migrated from their presumably noble beginnings to becoming empire building businesses.

    Why are there so many charities competing in the same area ostensibly trying to help the same people? Each of these needs a CEO, admin staff, budget for rent etc before they even think about getting cash to those who need it.

    I hear the homeless charities on the radio this morning. Somebody should ask Simon how many CEO's they have and how much they are paid (Yes they have more than one, that is not a misprint). While they are at it they should ask them why themselves, Focus and Cope have been involved in tendering to run specific services. Charities competing against each other...who would have thought it.
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    Well done to the OP for raising public awareness in relation to the sewer of financial corruption that permeates many Irish based so called NGO, s and charitable FO organisations.
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    The Charity sector turns over more than 4 billion each year. Many Charities are essentially covering the same ground with a great deal of duplication of administration.

    Many Charities are essentially acting as agents of the State.

    Time for a major rationalisation.

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    time for charity to begin at home, scrap all oversea aid till our own situation is better , and get rid of all these CEOs total waste of money

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    Quote Originally Posted by potholedogger View Post
    The Charity sector turns over more than 4 billion each year. Many Charities are essentially covering the same ground with a great deal of duplication of administration.

    Many Charities are essentially acting as agents of the State.

    Time for a major rationalisation.
    As well as a chief there will be a 'head of advocacy' etc etc

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    I have no problem with NGO senior staff getting appropriatly paid. If they have an MBA, max 5yr contract, with performance & growth of revenue targets etc, then thats fair enough. However, if they want the big bucks, then they need to perform at the appropriatly high level.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by potholedogger View Post
    The Charity sector turns over more than 6 billion each year and employs more than 100,000 people. Many Charities are essentially covering the same ground with a great deal of duplication of administration.

    Many Charities are essentially acting as agents of the State.

    Time for a major rationalisation.


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    Charity admin costs are terrible too.

    Take a look at these figures for Australia.



    UK ones aren't much better either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
    I have no problem with NGO senior staff getting appropriatly paid. If they have an MBA, max 5yr contract, with performance & growth of revenue targets etc, then thats fair enough. However, if they want the big bucks, then they need to perform at the appropriatly high level.....
    Running a charity requires a huge amount of skill and experience, which is directly relates to what a specific charity raises in a given year.

    The muppet chorus on this site seems to think that organising large body of people to undertaken a specific task is something that any Joe Public plucked off the street would be willing and capable to do for 30k.
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