Sue Reed wrote:
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From: Florence Devouard <Anthere9(a)yahoo.com>
Yeah, so those were my thoughts on the audit.
I'd love to hear someone say something along those lines
"Thank you to the staff and board to have succeeded to have the
Foundation audited for the 4th time"
There are over 200 000 000 people reading Wikipedia everyday.
It would be very cool even ONE says "thank you". It would go a long way
to keep us working.
"for every criticism you voice, provide a thank you on another point"
Florence, I found your statement here to be really tacky and inappropriate and your
follow-up comment to be even more tacky.
You're the Chair of a multi-million
dollar foundation. Frankly, the fact
that your volunteers care enough to actually scrutinize
the Foundation reports in the way they do should show they care.
Secondly, every donation that's made ... whether it's $5
from a college student or a large grant, but especially the $5 from the
college student, is a thank you that says "we think you're
doing a good job ... please keep it up." I work for a non-profit and
know how difficult it is to get each and every donation.
I'm pleased as punch with every donation we bring in, and I can't even
imagine our CEO or even or VP of Fund Development going to
one of our volunteers or donors who a
sked a question about our financial statement and
making a comment like yours.
Right. Help me improve my behavior then.
When some board members of your organization are publicly accused to
misuse the donors money to promote their own business, how do they answer ?