In the budget (SB 402), which looks on its way to passage, there is a lot to like. One of the good things is the de-funding of non-profits that are either wasting money (Rural Center) or should not be funded. In the later group are the many non-profits that have been organizing the Money Monday protests at the NCGA. You can see the information on pages H15 – H17 of the SB402 Committee Report with the list of non-profits and how they are being handled over the next two years.
The only politically active non-profit that appears to keep its funding (for only one year) is The Support Center. It is still getting $2,543,021 for the coming year but will not get anything in the second year of the budget. The Support Center which was previously called The Minority Support Center was earlier identified as not only a member of BluePrintNC but also on the leadership committee of BluePrintNC.
Below is an abbreviated list from a database of Monday Protest Organizers:
The database shows the Organization/CEO/CEO Salary/Overall salary & Compensation as percent of overall expenditures/ Government Grants as a percent of overall revenue – as can be seen quite a few could not survive without government funding
|Center for Community Self-Help||Stephanie Barnes-Simms||$88,176||0%||92%|
|Rebuilding Broken Places CDC||John E Barnes||$44,668||59%||41%|
|Institute of Minority Economic Dev.||Andrea Harris||$115,510||49%||76%|
|El Pueblo||Angeline Echeverria||$0||55%||25%|
|Hispanic Liaison of Chatham County||Hernan Sedda||$0||69%||47%|
|Student Action with Farmworkers||Melinda Wiggins||$60,020||56%||6%|
|Old North State Medical Society||George Saunders||$0||41%||69%|
|NC Association of CDC’s||Susan Perry-Cole||$107,779||67%||85%|
|NC Community Development Initiative||Abdul Rasheed||$193,527||14%||70%|
|NC Housing Coalition||Chris Estes||$74,636||61%||41%|
|The Support Center||Lenwood Long||$106,080||27%||75%|
|Opportunities Industrialization Ctr.||Reuben Blackwell||$120,000||52%||40%|
This is a good start. Non-productive leeches removed through attrition
Precisely the same should be done on the fed level as well.
NC is proving it CAN be done. As a Tarheel in exile, it makes me want to come home all the more.
Kirk D. Smith says
Watch for NC Justice Center’s Propaganda arm, PolicyWatch, to come out hammering this.
Also, watch for Action NC to yell loudly; they have crossover employee ties with El Pueblo.
Oh wait a minute…
The very first entry is Center for Self-Help?
Mr. DeLuca, hit recovery.gov, pretty sure they are out of compliance in reporting for their stimulus money too to the tune of 2 years in non-reporting.
I am disgusted to see a photo of this bozo in ecclesiatical raiments. Activist scholars like MLK never needed to hide behind “the cloth.” Their wisdom and arguments stood on their own.
Here’s the link to the recovery.gov list of non-compliant groups.
Have you ever noticed how many of the non-profit executives sit on other non-profit boards? And they pay dues to other non-profits. It is like a country club atmosphere of mutual back slapping.
“What a wonderful job you are doing. Pass the crab legs.”
This is hilarious. The staff at WRAL really has no shame whatsoever! They’re taking marching orders from Blueprint NC and they are obeying those orders. Wow.
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