and you will eventually get burned.
The Metro (UK) reports that Bono is ‘under fire’ for the allocation of funds by One.
The non-profit One campaign received almost £9.6million in donations in 2008 but handed over only £118,000 to good causes.One responded to the criticism by pointing out that they are an advocacy organization, not an aid organization. This is entirely true, and the money donated is going to be used for things like lobbying and require more (dare I say?) overhead costs. The problem is that they advertise themselves as an aid organization.
Figures show that the group also spent more than £5.1million on executive and staff salaries.
I want to give One the benefit of the doubt that it is staffed by very smart people. This perception was not a mistake. One got caught with their preverbal pants down and deserve the criticism that is being leveled at them. Own up and be transparent, please.