Sounds like the cash flow is dwindling. So they have to ask for money and no longer rely on God's blessing? per Russell
*** jv chap. 21 p. 342 How Is It All Financed? ***Charles Taze Russell refused to imitate the churches. He wrote: "It is our judgment that money raised by the various begging devices in the name of our Lord is offensive, unacceptable to him, and does not bring his blessing either upon the givers or the work accomplished."
*** jv chap. 21 p. 350 How Is It All Financed? ***. In 1915, as president of the Society, Charles Taze Russell said: "Our Society has not sought to lay up earthly riches, but has been, rather, a spending institution. Whatever God’s providence sent in to us without solicitation we have sought to spend as wisely as possible in harmony with the Word and Spirit of the Lord. Long ago we announced that when the funds would cease, the activities of the Society would cease proportionately; and that as the funds increased, the Society’s activities would be enlarged." The Society has continued to do exactly that.