There’s an SPLC donor born every minute

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Who says the Southern Poverty Law Center is all about money and power, and not about “civil rights” litigation? Well, there’s Stephen Bright, the former director of Morris Dees’ Southern Center for Human Rights, who once told him, “You spend so much, accomplish so little, and promote yourself so shamelessly.” Now, the American Institute of Philanthropy confirms Bright’s accusation:

“They’re rewarding charities for raising more money every year whether they need it or not, and that makes no sense,” said Daniel Borochoff, institute president. “Americans give 2 percent of the gross domestic product to charity and it’s been at that level for decades. So charities that collect more than they need are leaving a smaller piece of the pie for the rest.”

The institute has given several well-known national charities an “F” grade for continuing to raise money while sitting on large reserves. They include … the Southern Poverty Law Center, $152 million …

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