“Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”
Shut up already.
And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection.
As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…
I know this sounds nuts, but sometimes nonprofits have to pay actual overhead expenses. Not every single dollar goes to ‘helping the cause’ — you know why? Because the staff — the administrators, the management, the bookkeepers, the people in charge, the marketing people who came up with the ice bucket challenge — needs to be paid a living wage. Because they work in offices which need the rent paid, they use computers that need IT, and their printer sometimes needs new ink. Because a nonprofit doesn’t run on good will alone, and ASLA or any other charity is not a worse organization because they have overhead costs.
Related to this, sometimes I get the vibe, “if you really cared about the cause, you’d work for free,” from some activists. Now, don’t get me wrong, volunteer work is great, but if you’re volunteering your professional skills for 40+ hours a week to a single organization, that organization should be paying you for your work. It is not bad or wrong or evil for employees of nonprofits to be paid for their time, and it is not bad or wrong or evil for them to be paid FAIRLY for their time, either.
If you’re concerned a nonprofit is spending too much on “administrative costs” and not enough on their mission (which is a thing that happens and there are definitely scammy places that do that (not to point fingers but did you know FIFA is a nonprofit?)) then there are plenty of ways you can investigate further. You can look for their last year’s annual report, and see what percentage is spent on what (note that I’m not sure what the reporting rules are for different nonprofits of different sizes and missions) or you could look at something like Charity Watchdog or a similar organization, which investigates how charities use their money.
Baccano! Characters [set 2] Warm vs Cold
Next time I introduce idolm@ster to someone, I should just show those Namassuka Sunday movie trailers and leave them to question what idolm@ster is even about.
Heart attacks symptoms are different for women. I recently learned this.
Everyone should know these things.
thanks to mainstream media and being unable to show breasts on TV, way too few people know about female signs of cardiac distress, and impending heart attacks. they only know about the “pain in the left arm” male symptom.
i had all these symptoms once and they sent me right to hospital
it was scary bc i didnt know these were the symptoms for female heart issues
Please, please, PLEASE, reblog this. i don’t know if I did save or called false alarm, with my boss’ life tonight. I felt I was being a bit paranoid, overreacting, but I told Mirage my thoughts and he, after reading over the article I showed him, immediately sprung into action and then shooed her off to the hospital. I don’t know if I did or not, but I knew she’d been super stressed. She’d off-handedly commented on her arm tingling and I asked her if she felt queasy on a hunch. I went to look at the symptoms and we went from there.
Song: Acceleration (M@STER VERSION)
Artist: Leon (CV: Minori Chihara)
Album: THE IDOLM@STER MASTER ARTIST 3 Prologue ONLY MY NOTE