On Nov 17, 2007 5:04 PM, GerardM
As I am of the opinion that there is a causal relation, and as I am
allowed to express my opinion, I can and do
blame. When you are of the
opinion that this is not nice. Well, it only proves that it is not a
sum game. I hope we will get enough money to
cover the budget if not
will necessarily be cuts.
The budget wasn't met last time either, was it? Looking back it seems
like less than half the budget was raised during the entire fiscal
year, and the foundation only spent about half of that ($1.4 million
raised, only 0.7 million in expenses).
These supposed budgets look completely unrealistic to me. I assumed
that was intentional. Ask for way more than you need, and then settle
for half that. It's a common strategy.
One can pad the budget with programs that you might hope to pursue if
was enough money, but you can't simply inflate the numbers for no reason.
Soliciting donations with a budget you know is misleading constitutes
fraud. I'd like to assume that the $4.6M in "planned spending" is not so
ridiculous that it would still be reasonable to have less than $1.5M in
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