Non Profits, especially animal related non profits LOVE to claim they are “not commercial” and “not making any money” and that only non profits “should sell animals” because allegedly, making any $$ is illegal???
Hardly the case. Most animal non profit groups seek $$donations$$ and want old people to leave money to them in their wills. They get grants and other special sources of funding from various non profits, including LARGE non profits like HSUS, ASPCA, and more. AND–some of the groups simply steal the $$ of citizens. Regularly. The CA Attorney General is forced to have a Charitable Trust Unit which is forced to investigate NON PROFIT FRAUD AND WRONG DOING, WHICH IS LEGENDARY!!! They wouldn’t make an entire unit for nothing!!! You can file complaints against non profits here:
Filing a Complaint in California:
Have a complaint against a charity? Please use our complaint form, pdf.
Mail the completed form and any attachments to:
- Registry of Charitable Trusts
- Office of the Attorney General
- P.O. Box 903447
- Sacramento, CA 94203-4470
Propaganda is used to gain donations because people feel sorry for animals. Let’s not forget hurricane Katrina–when HSUS swooped down and stole, literally, MILLIONS of donations for the animals and COULD NEVER ACCOUNT FOR THE 27 OR 32 MILLION INTAKE–WAS INVESTIGATED BY THE LOUISIANA AG, WHO WAS LATER FIRED..AND NOTHING BECAME OF IT. INSTEAD, HSUS BUILT AN ANIMAL SHELTER IN LOUISIANA.That shelter didn’t cost 32 million, believe us. SCAM SCAM SCAM!!
http://www.urban.org/research/publication/nonprofit-sector-brief-2015-public-charities-giving-and-volunteering (excerpt below)
Why Do We Care So Much about Nonprofit Information?
Why are we so passionate about nonprofit information? Because the nonprofit sector is incredibly powerful.
According to the Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins University, more than 70 million people work and volunteer in the nonprofit sector.
Nonprofit employees make up the third-largest workforce among U.S. industries, behind only retail and manufacturing, and nonprofits create total revenue of more than 1.9 trillion annually, exceeding the total GDP of Canada, Australia, Russia, or India.
Approximately 35 percent of nonprofits registered with the IRS in 2013 were required to file a Form 990, Form 990-EZ, or Form 990-PF with the IRS.3 These reporting nonprofits identified $2.26 trillion in revenues and $5.17 trillion in assets (table 1).4 Between 2003 and 2013, finances for reporting nonprofits showed healthy development.
Both revenues and assets grew faster than GDP: after adjusting for inflation, revenues grew 30.7 percent and assets grew 32.7 percent, compared with 14.3 percent growth for GDP. Expenses grew 27.3 percent (after adjusting for inflation) during the same period.
In the short term, after adjusting for inflation, revenues grew 3.0 percent from $2.19 trillion in 2012 to $2.26 trillion in 2013; assets increased 5.2 percent from $4.91 trillion to $5.17 trillion. Expenses also grew from $2.06 trillion in 2012 to $2.10 trillion in 2013, an increase of 1.7 percent.
Public charities are the largest category of the more than 30 types of tax-exempt nonprofit organizations defined by the Internal Revenue Code.
Classified under section 501(c)(3) (along with private foundations), public charities include arts, culture, and humanities organizations; education organizations; health care organizations; human services organizations; and other types of organizations to which donors can make tax-deductible donations.
In 2013, over 950,000 organizations were classified as public charities, composing over two-thirds of all registered nonprofits. Between 2003 and 2013, the number of public charities grew 19.5 percent, faster than the growth of all registered nonprofits (2.8 percent). The number of registered public charities also grew faster than other nonprofit subgroups during the decade, including private foundations, which declined 8.3 percent, and 501(c)(4) organizations, which declined 0.32 percent. Consequently, public charities made up a larger share of the nonprofit sector in 2013 (67.5 percent) than in 2003 (58.1 percent).
NEVER TRUST ANY GROUP THAT SEIZES PERSONAL PROPERTY, ANIMALS, PETS, OR ANYTHING YOU MIGHT OWN. IF THEY ARE IN THE SEIZURE BUSINESS THEY CANT BE TRUSTED, PERIOD. WE AREN’T TALKING ABOUT THE POLICE. (They are another story..)
WE MEAN PRIVATE GROUPS. YES, WE MEAN PRIVATE NON PROFIT GROUPS, YES, HUMANE OFFICERS. STRIKE TEAM OFFICERS. VOLUNTEERS FOR NON PROFITS THAT SEIZE PROPERTY. NEVER DONATE A DIME TO ANY OF THESE GROUPS.
NEVER BUY PETS OR ANIMALS FROM THESE GROUPS. THEY ARE SCAMMING PEOPLE LEFT AND RIGHT AND MAKING YOU PAY FOR ANIMALS THEY GOT FOR FREE. THEY PAY NO TAXES YET TAKE EVERYONES MONEY. YOU PAY TAXES SO WHY GIVE YOUR $$ TO THESE GROUPS WHO STEAL FROM CITIZENS.
FIND YOUR OWN PETS AND BUY THEM.