2015 Tax Effective Giving brochure!
Beth Sarim: This has to be a joke!!!!
It's very telling when you can't tell the real thing from parody, or parody from the real thing!
Poe's law is an Internet adage which states that, without a clear indicator of the author's intent, parodies of extreme views will be mistaken by some readers for sincere expressions of the parodied views.
That being said, I believe this to be a case of the opposite, when the real thing is indistinguishable from a parody of it.
It would be educational to ring the London Branch and ask them if this is for real or not.
One could say, "I just got this brochure on Charitable giving, but one of the elders told me it's a hoax. Can you confirm if this is real or not?"
On the other hand,
There have been accounts of ATM bank machines in lobbies of Assembly Halls or KH's or whatever. Should not be surprised if this ''money-grabbing'' tract is true!!!
It is not a joke and it is not a hoax. How insulting!
I apologize if I offended anyone unintentionally.
It's just that it seems so extremely hypocritical and strange that the Borg is in a way soliciting funds when they claim they ''don't solicit funds''.
That's why it was hard to stomach at first there.
I really hate the fact that my taxes go to subsidise them. I really, really hate that my taxes go to subsidise them with so little transparency in what exactly it is spent on which justifies a 'charitable' gift aid top-up.
Question which intrigues me is what makes them choose to funnel things into IBSA over WBTS when they do that. IBSA's stated aims are not those given in that brochure. IBSA's stated aims are printing, providing literature and arranging conventions.They make minor charitable gifts according to their accounts, but £1.7m last year (of which £1.6m was cash to 'Europe') when taking in £22.5m. They're not fibbing as such, IBSA's MoA is a carte blanche really, but it just strikes me as odd that they're funneling cash into what primarily is the printing arm. But then IBSA is also where they tuck away other stuff too (eg information handling registration).
And these sort of little leaflets aren't new in Britain. The Gift Aid is something they really, really, really like. I remember seeing similar 20 years or so ago.
Frauds everything they say in that form is either a complete lie or only partially true with lots of important details missing. Due to a lack of transparency only can they make the claims they made. Someone needs to do an audit on these guys and find out what they are doing with the funds. They are huge liars that need to be exposed