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OVW Funding and eCommerce @ Duluth Abuse Intervention Programs = In WHOSE Best Interest?

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(By the end of this post, I look at one of the (multiple) trainings offered, in some more detail, and notice the software provider.  Along the way, a great way to get a snapshot of any organization is the financial pictures provided by grants and tax returns.

An over view of one year of a DAIP tax return, and by the end of this, a nice look at the software provider (which is now traded on the NYSE and had salesperson making $1 million/year) — makes you kinda think about why are we setting up these marketing sites anyhow?

TRAININGS

 Be more effective. Learn new skills!

 There are many options for getting the training you want and need:

CUSTOMIZED TRAININGS FOR YOUR COMMUNITY

DULUTH MODEL TRAININGS

FUNDING IDEAS

FAQS

“Coordinating Community Response” is a policy of “Duluth Abuse Intervention Programs” (formerly Minnesota Program Development Inc., CURRENTLY receiving nice fat HHS grants to do technical assistance and training, right? Some publish, while others simply try to survive….

So, how did we get from here (1980s, retrospective of 1999 by Ellen Pence & Melanie Shepard)

Coordinating community responses to domestic violence: Lessons from Duluth and beyond

MF Shepard, EL Pence – 1999 – books.google.com
 Successful intervention projects require a com- mon philosophical framework that will provide
the basis  will examine how the DAIP looks at the causes of domestic violence and how  Chapter
3 will explicate the underlying assumptions that guide Duluth’s reform efforts and 
(Interesting, Pence described herself as the daughter of a salesman father and Catholic mother, and good at peddling guilt!  Battered women’s advocates admit they don’t have the resources, and chose Duluth as a manageable area to attempt to model an “interagency response,” etc….)
To, for example HERE

CUSTODY PROJECT

Development of a Framework for Identifying and Explicating the Context of Domestic Violence in Custody Cases and its Implications for Custody Determinations

BWJP and its project partner, Praxis International, are expanding recent multidisciplinary efforts to more effectively protect the safety and wellbeing of children and their parents in the family court system by crafting a more practical framework for identifying, understanding and accounting for the contexts and implications of domestic violence in custody arrangements and parenting plans.

BWJP and Praxis staff  have formed a National Workgroup with representatives from the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts(AFCC).  In consultation with leading researchers and practitioners, they have begun to examine the institutional processes by which family courts commonly reach and/or facilitate crucial parenting decisions, including the use of auxiliary advisors such as custody evaluators, guardians ad litem and court appointed special advocates.  The intent is to identify the ways in which current institutional practices produce both problematic and helpful results for children and their parents.  The goal of this analysis, which draws heavily from the Praxis Audit Process of institutional ethnography, is to develop concrete recommendations for producing safer, healthier outcomes for children and their battered and battering parents.

 

(Grant related to this particular collaboration with AFCC…):

This really goes with the last post — but shows a $600,000 award to DAIP for “explicating and developing a framework to “explicate” domestic violence, among about 53 other things they are explicating and developing frameworks for.

Where public dollars are going, in part.  How it looks on “usaspending.gov” USASPENDING.GOV (I KEYED IN THE DAIP DUNS# AND BEGAN LOOKING AT THE GRANTS..

Transaction # 22
Federal Award ID: 2009TAAXK025: 01 (Grant) Although the award reads 2009, it’s actually showing up as a 2011 action.   Notice where it’s coming from — DOJ/OJP.   This gets interesting, because BWJP, being a project of DAIP, gets funding from DAIP… just maintains its own website.
Recipient: Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs 
202 E. Superior St, Duluth, Minnesota
Program Source: 15-0409 “Violence against Women Prevention and Prosecution Programs”
Department/Agency: Department of JusticeOffice of Justice Programs
CFDA Program: 16.526: OVW Technical Assistance Initiative
Description: Development of a Framework for Identifying and Exp … (More)
Obligation Date:
09-20-2011
Obligation Amount:
$600,000
” and Explicating the Context of Domestic Violence in Custody Cases and Its Implications for Custody Determination.”
Recipient Name City State ZIP Code County DUNS Number Sum of Awards
MINNESOTA PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, INC  DULUTH MN 55802-2152 ST. LOUIS 193187069 $ 20,901,530

  (that’s HHS only, grants only — from taggs.hhs.gov.  the name “Duluth Abuse Intervention Programs” (its current name) has not been updated by TAGGS and will produce a zero results search.  the DUNS# IS AN INDENTIFIER, THOUGH. Although plenty of HHS database entries lack DUNS# anyway…

This shows it sorted by (left column) which program office the money was drawn from; compare also year.  I.e., it started out 1995 from OCS AND CDC both, about 1998, added grants from NCIPC, about 2004 picked up FYSB. Keeping in mind that this database doesn’t include anything before 1995…
Progr Office Award Number Award Title Action Issue Date CFDA

#

CFDA Program Name Award Action Type Principal Investigator Sum of Actions
CDC  CCU511327 VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN MULTIFACETED COMMUNITY-BASED DEMO  07/28/1995  93262  Occupational Safety and Health Program  NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION  ELLEN PENCE  $ 291,376 
CDC CCU511327 VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN MULTIFACETED COMMUNITY-BASED DEMO 02/26/1996 93262 Occupational Safety and Health Program ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR – ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS) ELLEN PENCE $ 0
CDC CCU511327 VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN MULTIFACETED COMMUNITY-BASED DEMO 08/23/1996 93262 Occupational Safety and Health Program NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION ELLEN PENCE $ 295,861
CDC CCU511327 VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN MULTIFACETED COMMUNITY-BASED DEMO 09/11/1997 93262 Occupational Safety and Health Program NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION ELLEN PENCE $ 286,906
FYSB  90EV0248 FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION & SERVICES  07/27/2004  93592  Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters: Discretionary Grants  NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION  DENISE GAMACHE  $ 1,343,183 
FYSB 90EV0248 FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION & SERVICES 03/11/2005 93592 Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters: Discretionary Grants EXTENSION WITH OR WITHOUT FUNDS DENISE GAMACHE $ 0
FYSB 90EV0248 FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION & SERVICES 08/29/2005 93592 Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters: Discretionary Grants NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DENISE GAMACHE $ 1,343,183
FYSB 90EV0375 FOUR SPECIAL ISSUE RESOURCE CENTERS FOR INFORMATION & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE 09/21/2006 93592 Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters: Discretionary Grants NEW DENISE GAMACHE $ 1,178,811
FYSB 90EV0375 FOUR SPECIAL ISSUE RESOURCE CENTERS FOR INFORMATION & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE 08/27/2007 93592 Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters: Discretionary Grants NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DENISE GAMACHE $ 1,178,810
FYSB 90EV0375 FOUR SPECIAL ISSUE RESOURCE CENTERS FOR INFORMATION & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE 07/22/2008 93592 Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters: Discretionary Grants NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DENISE GAMACHE $ 1,178,811
FYSB 90EV0375 FOUR SPECIAL ISSUE RESOURCE CENTERS FOR INFORMATION & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE 08/27/2009 93592 Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters: Discretionary Grants NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DENISE GAMACHE $ 1,178,812
FYSB 90EV0375 FOUR SPECIAL ISSUE RESOURCE CENTERS FOR INFORMATION & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE 09/17/2009 93592 Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters: Discretionary Grants ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR – ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS) DENISE GAMACHE $ 50,000
FYSB 90EV0375 FOUR SPECIAL ISSUE RESOURCE CENTERS FOR INFORMATION & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE 09/15/2010 93592 Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters: Discretionary Grants NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DENISE GAMACHE $ 1,178,812
FYSB 90EV0416 FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND SERVICES 09/17/2011 93592 Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters: Discretionary Grants NEW Denise Gamache $ 1,000,000
FYSB 90EV0416 FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND SERVICES 08/03/2012 93592 Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters: Discretionary Grants NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DENISE GAMACHE $ 1,000,000
NCIPC  CCU511327 VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN MULTIFACETED COMMUNITY-BASED DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM  09/24/1998  93262  Occupational Safety and Health Program  NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION  ELLEN PENCE  $ 268,831 
NCIPC CCU511327 VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN MULTIFACETED COMMUNITY-BASED DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM 09/24/1998 ??? {{duplicate entry or duplicate unmarked grant?}} NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION ELLEN PENCE $ 268,831
NCIPC CCU511327 VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN MULTIFACETED COMMUNITY-BASED DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM 01/28/1999 93262 Occupational Safety and Health Program ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR – ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS) ELLEN PENCE $ 0
NCIPC CCU511327 VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN MULTIFACETED COMMUNITY-BASED DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM 01/28/1999 ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR – ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS) ELLEN PENCE $ 0
NCIPC CCU511327 VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN MULTIFACETED COMMUNITY-BASED DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM 10/05/1999 93262 Occupational Safety and Health Program EXTENSION WITH OR WITHOUT FUNDS ELLEN PENCE $ 0
NCIPC CCU511327 VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN MULTIFACETED COMMUNITY-BASED DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM 10/19/1999 93262 Occupational Safety and Health Program EXTENSION WITH OR WITHOUT FUNDS ELLEN PENCE $ 0
OCS  90EV0011 P.A. FV-03-93 – SIRC  09/13/1995  93671  Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters: Grants to States and Indian Tribes  NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION  DENISE GAMACHE  $ 385,541 
OCS 90EV0011 P.A. FV-03-93 – SIRC 04/19/1996 93671 Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters: Grants to States and Indian Tribes OTHER REVISION DENISE GAMACHE $ 0
OCS 90EV0011 P.A. FV-03-93 – SIRC 03/17/1997 93592 Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters: Discretionary Grants OTHER REVISION DENISE GAMACHE $ 0
OCS 90EV0011 P.A. FV-03-93 – SIRC 03/17/1997 93671 Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters: Grants to States and Indian Tribes OTHER REVISION DENISE GAMACHE $ 0
OCS 90EV0049 FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION & SERVICES (FV-3) 10/18/1996 93592 Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters: Discretionary Grants EXTENSION WITH OR WITHOUT FUNDS ELLEN PENCE $ 0
OCS 90EV0104 FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION & SERVICES – SPECIAL ISSUE RESOURCE CENTER 09/23/1996 93671 Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters: Grants to States and Indian Tribes NEW DENISE GAMACHE $ 589,908
OCS 90EV0104 FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION & SERVICES – SPECIAL ISSUE RESOURCE CENTER 07/17/1997 93592 Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters: Discretionary Grants NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DENISE GAMACHE $ 800,000
OCS 90EV0104 FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION & SERVICES – SPECIAL ISSUE RESOURCE CENTER 09/19/1998 93592 Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters: Discretionary Grants NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DENISE GAMACHE $ 988,119
OCS 90EV0104 FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION & SERVICES – SPECIAL ISSUE RESOURCE CENTER 08/19/1999 93592 Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters: Discretionary Grants NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DENISE GAMACHE $ 1,016,010
OCS 90EV0104 FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION & SERVICES – SPECIAL ISSUE RESOURCE CENTER 08/10/2000 93592 Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters: Discretionary Grants NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DENISE GAMACHE $ 1,121,852
OCS 90EV0248 FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION & SERVICES 09/14/2001 93592 Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters: Discretionary Grants NEW DENISE GAMACHE $ 1,275,852
OCS 90EV0248 FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION & SERVICES 09/14/2002 93592 Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters: Discretionary Grants NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DENISE GAMACHE $ 1,331,291
OCS 90EV0248 FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION & SERVICES 09/06/2003 93592 Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters: Discretionary Grants NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DENISE GAMACHE $ 1,350,730
OCS 90EV0248 FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION & SERVICES 09/06/2003 93592 Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters: Discretionary Grants OTHER REVISION DENISE GAMACHE $ 0
Results 1 to 35 of 35 matches.
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(sorry to inflict that on my viewers…..)  You can also see the principal investigators…

Or, a search on the other name (not DUNS#), “Minnesota Program Development Fund (same org. as DAIP, above), “here”: (MOST = GRANTS, THESE = CONTRACTS)

Total Dollars:
$30,053,765
Transactions:
1 to 60 of 60


Transaction # 1
Federal Award ID: 2004WTAXK073 (Grant) 

Recipient: MINNESOTA PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, INC. 
Minnesota
Program Source: Not reported
Department/Agency: Department of JusticeOffice of Justice Programs
CFDA Program: 16.526: OVW Technical Assistance Initiative
Description: FY 2004 OVW TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Obligation Date: 
08-30-2004 
Obligation Amount: 
$3,046,350

Transaction # 2
Federal Award ID: 0000090EV024802 (Grant) 

Recipient: MINNESOTA PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, INC 
Minnesota
Program Source: Not reported
Department/Agency: Department of Health and Human ServicesImmed Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services
CFDA Program: 93.592: Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters_Discretionary Grants
Description: FY 2004 OVW TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Obligation Date: 
09-15-2002 
Obligation Amount: 
$2,662,582

Transaction # 3
Federal Award ID: 2004WTAXK073 (Grant) 

Recipient: MINNESOTA PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, INC. 
Minnesota
Program Source: Not reported
Department/Agency: Department of JusticeOffice of Justice Programs
CFDA Program: 16.526: OVW Technical Assistance Initiative
Description: FY 2004 OVW TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Obligation Date: 
09-13-2004 
Obligation Amount: 
$2,000,000

(etc….)

A search (usaspending.gov) on ONLY the DUNS# (which pulls up both names:  MPDI & DAIP) produces 18 fewer transactions and a whole lot less money.  “go figure”:

Total Dollars:
$18,064,854
Transactions:
1 to 42 of 42


Transaction # 1
Federal Award ID: 2004WTAXK073: 02 (Grant) 

Recipient: Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs 
202 E Superior Street, East End, Minnesota
Program Source: 15-0409 “Violence against Women Prevention and Prosecution Programs”
Department/Agency: Department of JusticeOffice of Justice Programs
CFDA Program: 16.008: VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN OFFICE TECH. ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Description: Comprehensive Technical Assistance
Obligation Date: 
07-09-2008 
Obligation Amount: 
$1,933,590

A typical Ecommerce Website — only the provider & clientele are both OVW Grantees…or public employees, etc.  Battered women welcome — if they know about it, and can get there….

Here’s the sponsoring Nonprofit (under its former name, tax returns).  Assuming 990s are accurate, I see it is not accumulating much assets — apparently just influence:

ORGANIZATION NAME

STATE

YEAR

TOTAL ASSETS

FORM

PAGES

EIN

Minnesota Program Development MN 2010 $1,496,037 990 24 41-1382134
Minnesota Program Development MN 2009 $1,620,696 990 24 41-1382134
Minnesota Program Development MN 2008 $1,691,048 990 23 41-1382134
Minnesota Program Development Inc. MN 2005 $1,898,718 990 17 41-1382134
Minnesota Program Development Inc. MN 2004 $1,940,803 990 16 41-1382134
Minnesota Program Development Inc. MN 2003 $1,887,601 990 15 41-1382134
Minnesota Program Development Inc. MN 2002 $1,774,265 990 17 41-1382134
Minnesota Program Development, Inc. MN 2007 $1,887,120 990 23 41-1382134
Minnesota Program Development, Inc. MN 2006 $1,844,847 990 18 41-1382134

(always find it interesting when the years show up out of sequence — may have to do with how the database tags the name…

The tax returns are always fascinating, including percentage of income to revenues, and any redistribution of some of that income (i.e., some of its “expenses”) to other nonprofits, or sometimes directly to government.  Because there are so many nonprofits, most human beings don’t know where money goes after it hits a single nonprofit — there are not hours enough in most days to look up.

However, DAIP in 2009 actually operated $13K in the hole as to cash (which if most of us did that, we might be homeless and on a soup line) — but as it had accumulated some assets previously, it could handle this.   Of the about $4,133,077 million CONTRIBUTIONS and maybe $450K “program revenue” (i.a., it is earning just over 1/10th of its keep in life — and being).  In fact, let’s look at little closer:

Revenues:  (tax return, 2009)

$4,133,077 — this is grants and contributions combined, incl. governmental (HHS DOJ, wherever)

+    456,985 — this is Program Service Revenue (Trainings, $346,992 Materials, $109,993).

Not half bad!  Again, this post we’re going to look at who attends (for the most part) the trainings, and trainings of course also help market materials.  This is in ADDITION to public funding under the $4,133,077.

+      33,977 — “Gross income from interest, dividends, paymts received on securities loans, rents,

royalties and income from similar sources.”  {Note: most target clients of the DAIP’s trainee groups (i.e., battered women & their kids) don’t have this type of income; they’re lucky if they still have jobs..)   $34K could Support a Family Nicely for a year (or even two in some geographic areas).  In this case, (Print tax return if you’re really interested) it’s $33,887 from RENTS and $90 from investments/dividends.  TRANSLATION:   DAIP has something (maybe some real estate, like its home office?) they are RENTING and earning money off it.  They are a nonprofit landlord, I guess.   Many nonprofits are…

+2,523   (unrelated income).  Two month’s rent for some locations

+3,523  (Fundraising — no expenses mentioned….) …++ (Section VIII, Statement of Revenue):

57,058   MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE (business codes 900,999).  That’s interesting!  Where would an organization come up with a miscellaneous extra $57,058?

===========

$4,684,620= TOTAL INCOME.   (line 12, Section VIII, “Statement of Revenue).

Section IX is “Statement of Functional Expenses):

Now, where’s that revenue going to go?  PART IX — LINE 1 — Redistribution.  I mean, grants to other organizations and govt:  $623K.  They collect, sell, rent, and “other” and then give it to organizations (and some, back to govt) they approve of.  Seen on 990 Schedule I, Part II.   :

$  623,255    I’m going to call it “Giveaways.”****

Besides the Board of Directors (who I can see at a glance are not THAT high paid, although I sure wouldn’t be complaining in their shoes — Linda Riddle & Sandra Opien (Finance) get both ca. $100K combined, plus each gets something from another source (related organization), again that being probably enough to sustain a low-income family in some areas for a year.  that’s their SUPPLEMENTAL income we’re talking about it.

Well, DAIP has 82 employees (I gather some are trainers…)– and these are their salaries.  Let’s look — they have $4.68 million, are in the business of selling trainings and material, charge rents, get over $4 million “public support”  – but ended up ($13K), negative cash flow for the calendar year 2009….HOW does one do this?

–  $161,654    Officers and key employees.  Of this, $115,260 is split between the Board Members above

Meaning, there’s no “key employee” earning more than, say, half the wage of a legal secretary, or a nice administrative assistant.  There’s no single employee earning over $50K, in other words.

-$2,125,782  SALARIES….   Yes, the public support of $4,133,077 is approximately half DAIP Salaries..

And employee benefits, payroll taxes ($163K), Office expenses ($197K), Other employee benefits ($40K), Accounting ($14K), Occupancy ($170K).  (In other words, DAIP gets $33K or so rents, see “INCOME,” but pays $170K rents as well.  Whatever…)

–   $369,473  Conferences, Conventions & Meetings (I guess its board members or trainers also get to be trained at someone else’s conferences, or DAIP is running some to advertise network, etc.

–   $326,978  That’s a lot of “other;” their “Other” revenue was only about $57K.  Interesting

–      $65,xxx    Depreciation (write-offs, etc.)

= = = = = = =  TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES:   $4,771,018.  REV – EXPENSES..

***Who got the Giveaways of $623,255 ??? in 2009…

  • NATIONAL CLEARINGHOUSE FOR THE DEFENSE OF BATTERED WOMEN125 5 9TH STREET SUITE 302 PHILADELPHIA, PA 19107 (EIN# 232473361) (MOST WENT HERE).
  • HUBBARD HOUSE INC PO BOX 4909 JACKSONVILLE, FL 32202  (EIN# 591814635)
  • SANCTUARY INC PO BOX 1165 HOPKINSVILLE,KY 42241 (EIN# 311070541)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE MUSKIE SCHOOL LESLIE POHLWISH CAMPER CENTER PO BOX 9300 PORTLAND,ME 04104 (EIN# 016000769)  GOVERNMENT
  • PRAXIS INTERNATIONAL 206 W 4TH ST SUITE 207 DULUTH,MN 55806 (EIN# 411891724)

Barbara J. Hart (DV original) works in another part of the Muskie School (or at least did), a part which gets VAW grants; running webinars on DV as well; but Leslie Pohl @ the “Wishcamper Center” — who got $51K from DAIP in 2009 — is (not much showing on her on the site, that I can see….)

Leslie Pohl Project Assistant II Children, Youth and Families
Biography Education: North Carolina State University, BS History, 1985

 (I’m not interested enough just now, but tracking down “Children Youth and Families” at the Muskie Center (where HHS already has an outpost//connection), under Youth & Community Engagement (apparently Ms. Pohl’s area) Projects at the Cutter Institute, we can see a nice Annie E. Casey presence.  LinkedIn says, she’s been working there for about 9 years (since 2003).  Ergo, public funding to DAIP is going to her — her salary??

Leslie Pohl

(AS I SAID PRAXIS USED TO BE UNDER DAIP, I BELIEVE).

PART OF THERE MPDI (DULUTH ABUSE INTERVENTION PROGRAMS) GETS ITS $$ FROM IS THE PUBLIC.  This is cumulative HHS grants (but only back to 1995)…. still — pretty generous funding:

Recipient Name City State ZIP Code County DUNS Number Sum of Awards
MINNESOTA PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, INC  DULUTH MN 55802-2152 ST. LOUIS 193187069 $ 20,901,530

For Fiscal Year (HHS Fiscal year at least) 2009 — the tax return in question, this much came from HHS grant — and for the purpose shown…

Program Office Award Number Award Title Action Issue Date CFDA Number CFDA Program Name Principal Investigator DUNS Number Sum of Actions
FYSB 90EV0375 FOUR SPECIAL ISSUE RESOURCE CENTERS FOR INFORMATION & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE 08/27/2009 93592 Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters: Discretionary Grants DENISE GAMACHE 193187069 $ 1,178,812
FYSB 90EV0375 FOUR SPECIAL ISSUE RESOURCE CENTERS FOR INFORMATION & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE 09/17/2009 93592 Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters: Discretionary Grants DENISE GAMACHE 193187069 $ 50,000
Results

OK, in the year 2009 then, of the tax return’s $4,133,077 – $1,228,812 (from HHS as a gift forMs. Gamache’s “Special Resource Center” (see last post for the general idea, plus the rest of this one) = $2,804,265 paid by someone else, whether governmental, or individual donations.

Their salaries (only — not payroll taxes, employee benefits, etc.) were $2,125,782 — presumably for all the administrative support plus who knows what the trainers are paid….

I checked out this DUNS# at “usaspending.gov” to pick up non-HHS funding (for more of an overview) — and selected “FISCAL YEAR 2009” — which reveals (also, action dates ca. 9/2009) 3 MORE awards from the DOJ, totalling $1,000,000 ($500K + $300K + $300K).  So really in this single year, this one nonprofit had only $1,804,265 of PUBLIC support (non-Federal) out of $4.1 million.  Essentially, it is a Federal Operation, based in Minnesota.

Here it is, sorry about how it displays:  The first award of $500K to DAIP was intended for the (separate nonprofit) ‘NATIONAL CLEARINGHOUSE ON DEFENSE OF BATTERED WOMEN” (see last post, it’s in there….) — OF WHICH DAIP GAVE IT (PER ITS TAX RETURN) $436, 890.  So somewhere or other, about $63K got lost in transit or used administratively. . . . ($500K-$63K=$437K, right?)

Oh — sorry, I got this wrong — THE DOJ GRANT BELOW was for ‘NATIONAL CENTER ON FULL FAITH & CREDIT:

Total Dollars:
$2,228,812
Transactions:
1 to 5 of 5


Transaction # 1
Federal Award ID: 2006WTAXK047: 02 (Grant) 

Recipient: Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs 
202 E. Superior St, East End, Minnesota
Program Source: 15-0409 “Violence against Women Prevention and Prosecution Programs”
Department/Agency: Department of JusticeOffice of Justice Programs
CFDA Program: 16.008: VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN OFFICE TECH. ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Description: National Center on Full Faith and Credit
Obligation Date: 
09-25-2009 
Obligation Amount: 
$500,000

Transaction # 2
Federal Award ID: 90EV0375: 1 (Grant) 

Recipient: MINNESOTA PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, INC 
202 EAST SUPERIOR STREET, Duluth, Minnesota
Program Source: 75-1536 “Children and Families Services Programs”
Department/Agency: Department of Health and Human ServicesAdministration for Children and Families
CFDA Program: 93.592: Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters_Discretionary Grants
Description: FOUR SPECIAL ISSUE RESOURCE CENTERS FOR INFORMATIO …(More)
Obligation Date: 
09-17-2009 
Obligation Amount: 
$50,000

Transaction # 3
Federal Award ID: 90EV0375 (Grant) 

Recipient: MINNESOTA PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, INC 
202 EAST SUPERIOR STREET, Duluth, Minnesota
Program Source: 75-1536 “Children and Families Services Programs”
Department/Agency: Department of Health and Human ServicesAdministration for Children and Families
CFDA Program: 93.592: Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters_Discretionary Grants
Description: FOUR SPECIAL ISSUE RESOURCE CENTERS FOR INFORMATIO …(More)
Obligation Date: 
08-27-2009 
Obligation Amount: 
$1,178,812

Transaction # 4
Federal Award ID: 2007TAAXK015: 01 (Grant) 

Recipient: Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs 
202 E. Superior St, East End, Minnesota
Program Source: 15-0409 “Violence against Women Prevention and Prosecution Programs”
Department/Agency: Department of JusticeOffice of Justice Programs
CFDA Program: 16.008: VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN OFFICE TECH. ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Description: Probation Technical Assistance
Obligation Date: 
09-28-2009 
Obligation Amount: 
$200,000

Transaction # 5
Federal Award ID: 2006WTAXK055: 01 (Grant) 

Recipient: Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs 
202 E. Superior St, East End, Minnesota
Program Source: 15-0409 “Violence against Women Prevention and Prosecution Programs”
Department/Agency: Department of JusticeOffice of Justice Programs
CFDA Program: 16.008: VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN OFFICE TECH. ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Description: Provide technical assistance to and provide oversi … (More)
Obligation Date: 
09-28-2009 
Obligation Amount: 
$300,000

You can see why I might get the various programs a little mixed up, right?  From the BWJP website, BWJP is a DAIP project, The National Center is a “BWJP” project, and the National Center for the Defense of Battered women (Middle item, below) is itself a separate NONPROFIT — which got in the year 2009, $436K from DAIP.  So mostly, “who’s your Mommy?” should be fairly clear in this matter.  DAIP.  Who is funding DAIP besides (about 50% or so in this particular year) — The US Federal Government?  Well — go look on its funders page or at an annual report.

Something tells me this program (DAIP) is not here by nationwide popular demand, but by nationwide previously-planned collaboration on grants streams…From DOJ & HHS…

The Battered Women’s Justice Project offers training, technical assistance, and consultation on the most promising practices of the criminal and civil justice systems in addressing domestic violence.  Staff attorneys and advocates can provide information and analyses on effective policing, prosecuting, sentencing, and monitoring of domestic violence offenders.
The National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, in partnership with BWJP, provides customized technical assistance to battered women charged with crimes and to members of their defense teams (defense attorneys, advocates, expert witnesses and others).
A project of BWJP, the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith and Credit provides technical assistance on all issues related to the issuance and enforcement of protection orders across jurisdictional boundaries.

Just for the record, here are some tax returns for the middle group.  This does sound like an important service — i.e., people with some types of batterers can end up in serious trouble, whether they actually commit a crime to get away (i.e., there being no other “out” other than to stick around and be murdered, at times) or be coerced into joining the same in crimes against others.  Punishments tend to be harsher also, etc. although most homicides are committed by men, not women (and that’s not even including WARS….).

ORGANIZATION NAME

STATE

YEAR

TOTAL ASSETS

FORM

PAGES

EIN

National Clearinghouse for The Defense of Battered Women PA 2006 $152,430 990 24 23-2473361
National Clearinghouse for The Defense of Battered Women PA 2005 $162,904 990 19 23-2473361
National Clearinghouse for The Defense of Battered Women PA 2004 $155,850 990 19 23-2473361
National Clearinghouse for The Defense of Battered Women PA 2003 $171,484 990 19 23-2473361
National Clearinghouse for The Defense of Battered Women PA 2002 $193,020 990 20 23-2473361
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women PA 2010 $192,675 990 40 23-2473361
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women PA 2009 $162,865 990 36 23-2473361
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women PA 2008 $138,596 990EZ 20 23-2473361
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women PA 2007 $143,444 990 24 23-2473361

Looking (OK, at random, right?) at the 2006 return (it was on the top), I see that the public provides DIRECT about $49K, and INdirect about $16K, the rest, government grants.  Susan Osthoff (director) gets about $75K (compensation, expense/benefits total)…   The also have about $7k invested in US & State Bonds/Securities which almost doubled in value by the end of the year.   What they do;

THE ORGANIZATIONS PROVIDES RESOURCE SERVICES, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, TRAINING AND PUBLIC EDUCATION FOR THE CAUSE OF BATTERED WOMEN

http://www.projectinform.org/pdf/prisoner.pdf (A SF-based group, referrals page for Prisoners with HIV or Hep-C issues, site is from a street-search on this Philadelphia-based group).

Out of any of the groups above, it would seem to me, one of the best ones to focus on might have been this Philadelphia one — the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women. . . . Particularly if it were combined with exposing the welfare-reform scam that makes it hard for them (and us) to get away from the abuser.

Just for the record, I was a battered mother starting with pregnancy — and this didn’t stop til he was thrown out.  He has never apologized for physical assaults, or been forced into any batterers’ intervention.  He never did jail time (despite numerous responding police calls to our house).  No church held his nose to the wire for this, though they were involved up through escalations to the point of weapons collections, intimidation of me out of participating even in that church, and in general escalating to match my resistance, across the board.    Had we not gotten forcible physical separation when we did, I have no question that there was going to be a murder, or murder/suicide within months, probably within the year, and there were young girls involved.    

To go through so much for so long and then have the rest of society say, ‘so what?” and work hard (as the family law system does) to eradicate the actual family history — is naturally disturbing.   And now, I’m finding out that primarily this relates to the economic redistribution of federal funds to accommodate certain powerful influences dating back to the 1980s?  Puh-leeze!

Essentially, we are culturally asked to live with what would put anyone in jail, done to a stranger, but having this done to the partner as a regular event; it is “normalized.”  But it’s no way to live — and thereafter, BECAUSE of the way women are nudged, directed, red-carpeted into (for example) welfare, and with it a child support order — we truly can’t get away, really, from the batterer.  In my case, no known further serious injury occurred, but it has been hell; I’ve been repeatedly economically destroyed, my children’s futures derailed, and they were extracted from my household and switched overnight to their father’s — who didn’t really have a household, simply had moved in with another woman with an empty nest (her 3rd).  I’m very, very lucky there were civil DV restraining orders around– but our case would’ve held up as criminal.  Having little prior experience with police (I’m not a criminal, and no matter what urban areas I lived in or worked in, somehow I didn’t get repeatedly assaulted & mugged, robbed, stalked, etc.    Only in marriage….!

~ ~ ~


The National Clearinghouse works with battered women who have

  • defended themselves against their abuser and been charged with assault or homicide;
  • been coerced into criminal activity;
  • been charged with a crime as a result of “failing to protect” their children from their batterer’s violence and/or abuse;
  • fled with their child(ren) to protect themselves and/or their children and been charged with parental kidnapping or custodial interference;
  • been charged with a crime directly related to battering.

The women we assist might be facing trial or considering a plea, going through a trial, waiting to be sentenced, or their case might be on appeal.

The staff of the National Clearinghouse, which includes four full-time staff members and two part-time legal consultants, will work with you to assess the situation and determine which of our resources might be most helpful.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

SO, now we have training all set up:

WHO PAYS FOR ALL THIS?

Well, that gets down to what you think about where the Federal Government gets all its money.  And the fact is, it’s been centralizing and collecting real estate, assets, income (while the currency is deflating, obviously), and then training the population into what’s naughty and what’s nice.

Meanwhile, those who will invest in certain training programs are favored, and those who do not, are fooled and defrauded.  WHY?

I don’t want to belabor this point too much.  The practice is “off the charts” and a system diversion of actual help from HHS & DOJ/OVW into “Train the Trainers” propaganda, and I’m going to call it that, because that’s what it is.

Picture this same business model (which is a common one) only say it was based on instead selling Avon, Amway, Tupperware, Jewelry, the installment of home security systems, Comcast — or almost anything else.    Water purifier systems.   Home renovations.     Landscaping (although that’s less a networked marketing field than some).    Someone has to train the salesforce, right?

The trainings aren’t cheap — apparently the benefits must be high.  But, how philanthropic is this, really? (I get to say “philanthropic” because the group putting it on qualifies as a nonprofit in the state of MN — or at least with the IRS.  If you saw the grants, you might think differently about it as well!)

These are a few links from the DAIP sales-site, which is to say, its website.  Last post, I showed their four categories of trainings, and details on one a $325 Seminar.).  Previously (long ago) I also showed the same groups selling of a database for a FAMILY VISITATION CENTER.  Same general idea, different content (maybe).

This web page is a shopping site — at the top, it has link “View Cart”, and at the bottom, it shows “Add to Cart.”  Like I said, good design – possibly boilerplate from app.etapestry.com?

(As usual, I added some background color to distinguish the webpage content from later commentary. It takes a lot of time for my posts to look at disorganized as they do, believe it or not!)

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/DomesticAbuseInterventionPr/default/item.php?ref=1605.0.24633631

Typing in “etapesty.com” brings up a Software Company making some profits in this as well, “Black Baud(r), of which “eTapestry” (the “app” used in the DAIP Pages below) is a program.  As we see:

Cloud Based Online Fundraising Software
and Donor Management Tools for Nonprofits

eTapestry: FREE Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits

https://www.blackbaud.com/fundraising-crm/overview

World’s Best Fundraising & Constituent Relationship Management System

Built on 30 years of experience and in partnership with more than 25,000 active clients, Blackbaud’s complete suite of fundraising solutions helps nonprofit organization build lifelong support and raise more money. The average gift to organizations that run on Blackbaud software likeThe Raiser’s EdgeoreTapestryis nearly double that of an average industry gift. And best of all, Blackbaud’s fundraising solutions are a great value for any budget, easy-to-use, and  designed, serviced, and supported by one company.

If you want to double your gift size and raise more money like other Blackbaud organizations, chat with a fundraising expert now to find out how.

What’s your nonprofit focus area?  Pick your area — Blackbaud(r) software has a solution:  (check out the list!):  Health & Human Services?  Faith-based?  K-12??

By Organizational Focus

eTapestry Fundraising Software is simply the best online fundraising solution for nonprofits. You can reach new donors, members, and volunteers with our easy-to-use, secure, and affordable web-based fundraising solution. Backed by the dependability and reliability of Blackbaud, the eTapestry internet fundraising system helps your organization raise and effectively manage funds so you can focus more on spreading your message and helping your charity grow.

Unlike other online, pay-as-you-go software that focuses solely on acquiring funds, eTapestry brings together all the components you need to successfully raise and manage funds sustainably. The perfect fundraising software for small nonprofits!

a.k.a. the detail page for a seminar called:


  “In Our Best Interest — Working With Battered Women.”

TBD, DULUTH, MN
 
$325.00


TRAINING CONTENT
A two-day training for battered women, advocates, women’s group facilitators, and community activists on the Duluth curriculum In Our Best Interest. Participants will learn how to use an educational model for facilitating groups for women who have been battered. The teaching method examines personal, institutional, and cultural action to end violence against women. Discussions include how racism, sexism, homophobia,** and classism contribute to violence gainst women. Participants come away from this training with new energy for their work. It is open to women only.

  • This training immerses participants in a process that inclues role-plays, exercises, skits, discussions, and presentations about the In Our Best Interest curriculum philosophy. Topics include:
    • Exploring what it means to be an advocate and a teacher
    • Designing a liberating group process
    • Using education as a process for change
    • Relating sexism to other forms of oppression
    • Examining personal power vs. “power over”
    • Moving from education to action.

Training materials include: sample forms, curriculum supplements, and other handouts. Click here to read more about the In Our Best Interest curriculum, which may be purchased separately.

 
TO REGISTER

Online registration: Scroll down to add this item to your cart.

Phone registration: Call us toll-free at 1-866-417-6111, option 1.
Fax or mail registration: Click here to download our order form.


TRAINING INFORMATION
Trainers
Duluth trainings are sponsored and hosted by Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs (DAIP) and led by DAIP’s expert trainers. 


Training location
Our training facility is located at 202 East Superior Street, Duluth, Minnesota. The building is a short scenic walk from the hotel. Dress is casual. The training room can be cool so you may want to bring a sweater or light jacket. 

Schedule
Registration begins at 8:15 AM the first day of each training. Training days are from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. As training content builds on itself throughout the course of the training, it is recommended that you arrange your accommodations and travel to ensure your participation in the full training. Certificates of completion will not be provided to participants who do not complete the full training. We provide snacks, coffee, tea, etc. Lunch will be on your own at one of many nearby restaurants.

Hotel
Please make your own hotel reservation. We reserve a block of hotel rooms at the special government per diem rate of $99+tax at the Inn on Lake Superior.The hotel provides free shuttle service to and from the Duluth airport as well as between the hotel and the training site. It is also an easily-walkable seven blocks from the training site, either through town or along the scenic Lakewalk. The hotel serves a deluxe complimentary breakfast. To register online,click here and enter the Group ID: 4317 and Password: 37000516. Or call 1-888-668-4352 and ask for a room in the DAIP block. If you are making a hotel registration within 30 days of a training and are told that the hotel is full, please call us at 866-417-6111, option 1, so we can assist you with other hotel options at the Inn’s sister properties.

Travel
Depending on your travel plans and budget, you may wish to fly into the Duluth International Airport or the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is approximately 2.5 hours south of Duluth. For more information about shuttle service between Minneapolis and Duluth seewww.skylineshuttle.com. For car rental from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, please seewww.mspairport.com. The Inn on Lake Superior provides free shuttle service to and from the Duluth airport, as well as between the hotel and training site.

Parking
Parking at the Inn on Lake Superior is free for guests and the hotel provides free shuttle service to and from the training site. If you need parking at the training site, you may use the Fond-du-Luth casino parking ramp located diagonally from the training site ($1 per hour). Street parking is metered and limited to 1-hour parking only.

Accessibility
Please contact us for any special needs you might have.

Things to do in Duluth
The city of Duluth is located on the beautiful shores of Lake Superior. With its access to countless outdoor activities and its vibrant downtown district, Duluth is a great place to visit and a popular tourist destination. See www.visitduluth.com for more information on things to do in the area. For a photo tour, seewww.duluthchamber.com/visit/phototour.htm

Confirmations
Please make your travel arrangements AFTER you have received your confirmation, which will be faxed or emailed to you approximately 2-3 days after we have received your registration and payment.

Cancellation policy
Refunds (minus a $75 service charge) will only be granted for cancellations received two weeks prior to the training.

Grantees
There are a limited number of free spaces per training for OVW Community-Defined Solutions grantees (formerly Arrest grantees). When registering for a training, please submit your grant number and we will notify you if there are no longer spaces available. Should all the spaces be filled, you are also able to use the grant monies to pay the registration fee. Recipients of other types of grants should check with their grant administrator to see if grant funds may be used to pay for training. To register online with the grantee discount, enter CDC in the coupon code box and your grant number in the Notes box. Please note there is an online transaction fee of $10 to process your registration online. There is no fee to register via phone, fax or mail.


QUESTIONS?
Contact us at 1-866-417-6111, option 1 or training@theduluthmodel.org


TO REGISTER
Online registration: Add this item to your cart.
Phone registration: Call us toll-free at 1-866-417-6111, option 1.
Fax or mail registration:
 Click here to download our order form.

Quantity:


I’m a little unclear how battered women are supposed to get to Duluth to attend — either they’re in shelters, or they’re working (hopefully if not injured too bad), or if they have children, they are definitely dealing with a custody or child support case, and visitation, most likely.  Many, they don’t have credit, or credit was ruined during the relationship and they are likely to have economic issues enough to be retaining housing.  However, it’s nice of DAIP to offer “battered women” to attend the seminar that is clearly intended, instead, to justify its discretionary violence prevention funding from OVW as well as to spread the good news about how violence against women can be stopped, along with sexism, racism, classism (NB:  this setup IS “Classist”), and homophobia.  The fact that this ideology is anti-homophobia (roughly translated secular progressive) doesn’t mean it’s above collaborating with groups that are anti-feminist outside the seminar, for example groups that take plenty of fatherhood funding and think David Blankenhorn’s Institute for American Values is probably a great idea.

What I’m saying here, is that among the worst abusers are religious leadership, and they aren’t going to buy the “anti-homophobia” when the local trainee brings it back, and they WILL equate protesting battering women (to control them) with being what’s anathema to some of these groups, i.e., pro-LGBT.

For all the talk about cultural sensitivity, (each type of cultural sensitivity lines up neatly with another grants system, and/or nonprofit, right?  This can be tracked by looking at some of the earlier, or larger funders…) it’s pretty damn stupid (in my opinion) for certain progressive groups to fail to realize what they’re dealing with — and how this impacts women who may be neither homophobic or homophilic, but simply want a means to stop the assault & battery (violence) against their persons, property, and contact with the outside world….   BUT, I’m here to talk about format, not content, so back to that…
….and anyhow, progressive and conservative have many things in common — for example, wanting to control the world, or if necessary to limit it somewhat, just the nation will do.  And truly representative government need not make an appearance at the planning meetings (and usually can’t afford one — that is, IF they even know one is taking place).

But where they both come together is — methodology (technical assistance), and — they have handlers.  The government grants and private foundation support.  I find that (when you really look at it), this is actually where both “polar opposites” actually meet — which is in their methods.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _
Regarding Cloud Fundraising Software & BlackBaud (I guess the platform of choice for this DAIP or MPDI organization up in Duluth) — I went to USPTO.gov (trademark registration) and looked at “TESS” (trademark basic search database) and  here’s a list of about 14.  If I looked further, I’d find out who registered the trademark.
Aren’t we glad that HHS & DOJ funding are profiting at least the Blackbaud trademark family?  It’s an Information-based world!
If you browsed the BENTLEY 500 list I put up recently (who controls the assets/infrastructures of the world, the top 500), it’s clearly a lot of governments, but also basic resources:  ENERGY (OIL), transportation (RAIL, UPS, SANTA FE ), a good showing of PHARMA (Merck, Glaxo-SmithKline) AND A HIGH CONCENTRATION OF Telecommunications (& software)  COMPANIES.  If you “do the math” it makes sense that those who position themselves in this field can be “engineers” (serving almost every kind of company) to the world — because most businesses require certain kinds of software.
Hence Bentley Systems — which does software support to INFRASTRUCTURE is partner to the Pennsylvania Economy League (in Phillie, I believe) which has the “minor” privilege of telling, or advising, various cities (like Scranton, PA, for example) whether they get to go belly-up, or their rescue plans are acceptable.  The background of the person in charge of the PEL (this is as I recall, don’t quote me — but I did post it over at the Scranton Political Times) only happens to have previously been on state-level staff (high position) before which he belonged to a global real estate investment firm based in New York, but their partner or origin goes back to LONDON (1800s).
Amazing things you can learn when you follow up, or look them up!     That law firm it turns out made its name in helping restructure property lines after London was bombed in the war.  SOMEONE has to do it, right? . . . . . eventually it partnered with an American company, the better to help run the world with.
ANyhow, here’s BLACKBAUD, Inc. from South Carolina (which owns the trademarks, guess that’s its product!):

Corporate Search Results as of 9/28/2012 6:01:28 PM

 The top record shows a number of mergers, the ARticles of Incorporation are on microfilm. Notice merger with a European one and a move to a Delaware (translation:  ownership more Private) organization.
DOMESTIC / FOREIGN: Domestic
STATUS: MER
STATE OF INCORPORATION
/ ORGANIZATION:
SC 
Profit

REGISTERED AGENT INFORMATION

REGISTERED AGENT NAME: TIMOTHY V WILLIAMS
ADDRESS: 2000 DANIEL ISLAND DR
CITY: CHARLESTON
STATE: SC
ZIP: 29492
SECOND ADDRESS:
FILE DATE: 12/19/1991
EFFECTIVE DATE: 12/19/1991
DISSOLVED DATE: 07/16/2004

Corporation History Records

CODE FILE DATE COMMENT Document
Merger 07/16/2004 MERGED INTO BLACKBAUD, INC. (DE CORP)
Agent 05/16/2001 CH AGT/ADD FR-TIMOTHY B SMITH Image
Amendment 10/14/1999 STOCK AMENDMENT Image
Merger Survivor 10/14/1999 SUR MER W/BLACKBAUD PACIFIC, PTY LTD. Image
Merger Survivor 10/14/1999 SUR MER W/BLACKBAUD EUROPE, LTD. Image
Agent 10/13/1999 CH AGT ADD Image
Merger 12/31/1991 SUR MER W/BLACKBAUD MICROSYSTEMS Film
Incorporation 12/19/1991 ART Film
AND — from Blackbaud, Inc. (entry #2), it looks like the 2004 Organization had some forfeiture in 2007, and I’m not really sure what happened in 2011.  However (see the trademarks below) someone is still putting in for trademarks.  I wonder what the name “BlackBaud” refers to, if anything..  Also, notice there’s always a disclaimer on secretary of state databases….

BLACKBAUD, INC.

Note:This online database was last updated on 9/28/2012 6:01:28 PM.
See our Disclaimer.


DOMESTIC / FOREIGN: Foreign
STATUS: Good Standing
STATE OF INCORPORATION
/ ORGANIZATION:
DELAWARE 
Profit

REGISTERED AGENT INFORMATION

REGISTERED AGENT NAME: CORPORATION SERVICE COMPANY
ADDRESS: 1703 LAUREL STREET
CITY: COLUMBIA
STATE: SC
ZIP: 29201
SECOND ADDRESS:
FILE DATE: 07/16/2004
EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/16/2004
DISSOLVED DATE: 11/30/2007

Corporation History Records

CODE FILE DATE COMMENT Document
Agent 03/04/2011 CH REG OFF ADD & AGT FR HEIDI H STRENCK
Forfeiture in Error 07/18/2008 FORFEITURE IN ERROR
Forfeiture 11/30/2007 FOR #2
Authority 07/16/2004 AUTHORITY
Merger Survivor 07/16/2004 SURV MERGER W/BLACKBAUD, INC. (SC CORP)



Disclaimer: The South Carolina Secretary of State’s Business Filings database is provided as a convenience to our customers to research information on business entities filed with our office. Updates are uploaded every 48 hours. Users are advised that the Secretary of State, the State of South Carolina or any agency, officer or employee of the State of South Carolina does not guarantee the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information, as it is the responsibility of the business entity to inform the Secretary of State of any updated information. While every effort is made to insure the reliability of this information, portions may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity who relies on information obtained from this database does so at his own risk.
this trademark history (appears to be in reverse chrono order — see Serial#s) started with Education field (“first use in Commerce — 1980s) registered as a trademark, 1995, abandoned 8/2/1996.  (bottom row).  The dates move up until the top row shows goods and services closer to what we see in operation above….
This is a South Carolina Company who was pretty smart, over time.
Serial Number Reg. Number Word Mark Check Status Live/Dead
1 85139525 BLACKBAUD YOUR PASSION OUR PURPOSE TSDR LIVE
2 85167873 4176384 BLACKBAUD GIVING SCORE TSDR LIVE
3 85027045 BLACKBAUD ALTRU TSDR LIVE
4 85092846 BLACKBAUD SOCIAL TSDR LIVE
5 85019584 BLACKBAUD INFINITY TSDR DEAD
6 77853783 3846462 BLACKBAUD LEARN TSDR LIVE
7 77853779 3846461 TRAINING IS EVERYTHING BLACKBAUD LEARN TSDR LIVE
8 77668447 3713342 BLACKBAUD NETCOMMUNITY GROW TSDR LIVE
9 77666654 3755956 BLACKBAUDNOW TSDR LIVE
10 77622649 3775771 BLACKBAUD SPHERE TSDR LIVE
11 76134461 2480087 BLACKBAUD DELIVERS TSDR DEAD
12 75858400 2473006 BLACKBAUD TSDR LIVE
13 75858401 2397946 BLACKBAUD TSDR LIVE
14 74683698 BLACKBAUD HELPING YOU MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE. TSDR DEAD

(=continued messing around South Carolina Secretary of State site, this time a UCC filing (i.e., any liens/loans taken out by Blackbaud) search…there’s also a Blackbaud, LLC (for what it’s worth). may or may not turn up anything useful/relevant (I’m curious about the 2007 – 2011 gap…)
NAME
BLACKBAUD, LLC
BLACKBAUD
SELECT FILINGS FOR RETRIEVAL
Filing Number Filing Type Filing Date Lapse Date
070726-0946438 UCC-1 Financing Statement 7/26/2007 9:46:43 AM 7/26/2012
ASSOCIATED FILINGS
Filing Number Filing Type Filing Date
080808-0957204 UCC-3 AMENDMENT 8/8/2008 9:57:20 AM
110620-1549381 UCC-3 TERMINATION 6/20/2011 3:49:38 PM
070521-0954157 UCC-1 Financing Statement 5/21/2007 9:54:15 AM 5/21/2012
No associated filing(s) found.
110620-1540575 UCC-1 Financing Statement 6/20/2011 3:40:57 PM 6/20/2016
ASSOCIATED FILINGS
Filing Number Filing Type Filing Date
120214-1455310 UCC-3 TERMINATION
Curious, but not THIS curious! — it’s just a software provider for CLOUD fundraising by nonprofits!
ITEMS SELECTED FOR PURCHASE
File ID Filing Type Filing Date # of Pages Price
070521-0954157 UCC-1 Financing Statement 5/21/2007 1 $1.00
070726-0946438 UCC-1 Financing Statement 7/26/2007 3 $3.00
110620-1549381 UCC-3 TERMINATION 6/20/2011 1 $1.00
080808-0957204 UCC-3 AMENDMENT 8/8/2008 3 $3.00
110620-1540575 UCC-1 Financing Statement 6/20/2011 3 $3.00
120214-1455310 UCC-3 TERMINATION 2/14/2012 1 $1.00
UCC Search Filing Fee (Page Count: 12) $5.00
Electronic Records Access $10.00
Total Amount to be Charged $27.00
I did notice (however) in my various lookups (over the past year esp.) that the websites were beginning to look ALIKE in format.  They had different logos, sometimes different layouts — but there was a predictable same-ness to the feel and appearance.  That may be why (software providers…)
they recently purchased another company, ‘Convivo’
Wikipedia explains (as does their trademark name history) it was originally associated with the schools originally — BLACKBAUD is like a pun on Blackboard and “baud” (computer jargon).  Seeing as MOST schools are public schools, i.e., federal/state/county (or “unified school district”) supported, we can say that here’s another software company making its fortune from our government.  It markets mostly to nonprofits, and is doing very well, thank you!
And is traded on the NYSE also…

Blackbaud Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB)[3] is a supplier of software and services specifically designed for nonprofit organizations. Its products focus on fundraising, website management, CRM, analytics, financial management, ticketing, and education administration.

Blackbaud’s flagship product is a fundraising SQL database software,The Raiser’s Edge [1]. In 2006, approximately two-thirds of Blackbaud’s annual revenue was generated from sales, maintenance, and associated services for The Raiser’s Edge. Other products include Blackbaud Enterprise CRM, The Financial Edge [2], The Education Edge [3], Blackbaud Student Information Systems, The Patron Edge, Blackbaud NetCommunity [4], eTapestry [5], Luminate Online, Friends Asking Friends [6], Altru Museum Management Software[7] and Target Analytics. In addition, Blackbaud offers consultancy services to nonprofit organizations.

[[Like Minnesota Program Development Inc.,]]

The company was founded in 1981, and now employs over 2,100 people, with over 25,000 customers worldwide. Its headquarters are in Daniel IslandCharlestonSouth Carolina, with additional offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Indianapolis, Indiana; Miami Beach,Florida; Alexandria, Virginia; San Diego, California; Austin, Texas;Emeryville, California; Washington, D.C.; Overland Park, Kansas;Lincoln, Nebraska; Toronto, Ontario; ,Glasgow, Scotland; Hong Kong,London, England; Chesham, England; Sydney, Australia; and Almere,NetherlandsIn 2009, Blackbaud had a turnover of $309.3 million. In November, 2010, Blackbaud was named in Forbes 100 Best Small Companies in America List at #54, appearing on the list for the fourth time.[4] On July 22, 2004,[5] the company announced an Initial Public Offering and now is quoted on the NASDAQ under the stock ticker BLKB.

Guess I won’t have to pay my $27 to South Carolina to learn something interesting about Blackbaud, which public funding from HHS & OVW is helping raise the profits of, through funding Technical Assistance and Clearinghouse type of (nonprofit, cloudfundraising) websites!   This VERY informative article from 2004 (posted in “Charleston Inspired, ” but from Charleston Post & Courier) not only tells us that the firm’s founder “bakker” is from the UK
http://www.crda.org/news/local_news/charleston_based_software_firm_files_to_go_public-342

Charleston-based software firm files to go public

Feb. 1, 2004

Charleston Post and Courier
By John McDermott

The investors behind Blackbaud Inc., one of the Charleston region’s few shining stars in the high-tech arena, have decided to finally test Wall Street’s appetite for new stocks and have filed plans to raise up to $115 million from the public.

Blackbaud said its selling shareholders, not the company, would receive all proceeds from the proposed initial public offering.

In documents filed Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company did not say how many shares would be sold or at what price. Those and other details are expected to be spelled out in future SEC filings.

The company’s controlling stockholder is San Francisco-based Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners III,  which owns 42.4 million shares, or 62.5 percent of Blackbaud. The next-largest owner is Blackbaud founder and Charleston Battery majority owner Tony Bakker. He and his family control about 9.7 million shares, or 14.3 percent.

Robert J. Sywolski, president and chief executive since March 2000, has about 5.6 million shares in company stock options, which would give him a 7.7 percent stake, if exercised.

The company employs 780 workers in Charleston, Toronto, Scotland and Australia. Its local employees were notified about the IPO plan at a company meeting Friday afternoon in the atrium of its Daniel Island headquarters. Managers were sent electronic messages instructing them to gather their employees.

Speculation about a Blackbaud IPO first surfaced in 1999, when Hellman & Friedman and JMI Equity Fund acquired a controlling interest in the company from Bakker. “We do like taking companies public,” Mick Hellman, a managing partner for Hellman & Friedman, said at the time.

The investors would have to wait. The public’s appetite for new technology issues soured when the Internet bubble burst, causing the once-frothy IPO market to implode. Still, Sywolski said in an interview shortly after joining Blackbaud four years ago that going public would be an option sometime in the future.

Now, apparently, that time has come.

After three years of near dormancy, the IPO market is showing new signs of life. “The recent strong equity markets and the fact that venture capitalists have had more of a chance to work on companies before they try to go public has pushed activity upwards,” said Todd Huxster of IPOVitalSigns.com, which tracks IPO activity.

Following the dot-com bubble, during which there were several hundred offerings annually, there have been fewer than 100 such deals in each of the last three years. But already in 2004 there have been 24 IPOs, more than twice the number for the first six months of last year. In the last week alone, six companies have gone public and another 15 have announced their intention to follow suit.

Huxster said the biotechnology, industrial and computer-related industries are leading the charge. He believes the market is more realistic now than during the heady dot-com era. “Today, companies need a financial history to go public because people aren’t buying business plans anymore,” he said.

Blackbaud’s SEC filing provides a glimpse into the finances of the privately held corporation.

The filings show that the company’s best year in terms of profit margins was 1998, when it earned $21.7 million on $65.6 million in revenue, for a 33 percent return. Net income was even higher the next year, when the company earned nearly $25 million on revenue of $92 million, though the margin was thinner.

Last year, Blackbaud posted a $478,000 loss, compared to a $15.6 million profit in 2002. At $118 million, revenue last year was up 12 percent. The company did not explain the reason for the loss.

The IPO documents, meanwhile, also disclosed the earnings of Blackbaud’s five highest-paid executives. The company’s top earner was Sywolski, whose cash compensation totaled $1.1 million last year, including a $525,000 salary and a $558,736 bonus. The pay packages for the other executives ranged from $374,498 to $424,978.

Blackbaud’s name is a combination of the words “blackboard” and “baud,” a term that refers to the measurement of the speed with which data travels over phone lines.

The company’s specialty is developing fund-raising financial software for charities, arts groups, schools and others in the nonprofit sector.

It traces its roots back to 1981 in New York City, when U.K. native Bakker answered an advertisement placed by a school there that needed a computerized billing program. He landed the job and designed a program that tracked tuition and accounts.

That job led to referrals, and eventually Bakker’s software program would evolve into the Raiser’s Edge, which would become Blackbaud’s industry calling card and its top-seller.

In 1989, Bakker moved the business to the Lowcountry from New York, initially to Mount Pleasant and later to North Charleston as his workforce expanded. “The office space costs seemed good,” Bakker said in 1996. “The salaries were reasonable.”

In 1997, the company snapped up its biggest competitor, Master Software of Indianapolis, doubling its customer base, which now numbers about 12,500. Soon after, Blackbaud closed the Indianapolis office and announced it would centralize into a newly built headquarters on Daniel Island.

Bakker, who stepped down as CEO in 1999 after selling most of the business to outside investors, maintains business relationships with Blackbaud outside of his stock holdings.

Blackbaud pays $4.3 million a year to lease its 150,000-square-foot headquarters building from a company that is 60 percent owned by Bakker. Also, it pays $200,000 a year to have its name on the home stadium of the Charleston Battery professional soccer team, of which Bakker is principal owner. That promotional agreement is scheduled to expire in October 2009.

Blackbaud has applied to list its shares on the Nasdaq National Market exchange under the symbol “BLKB.

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Phone 843.767.9300 | Fax 843.760.4535 | alliance@crda.org
re:  2004 Controlling stockowner, a private equity firm from SF — look how they describe themselves and their holdings:
About

Hellman & Friedman LLC, founded in 1984, is a private equity investment firm well respected for its distinctive investment philosophy and approach. Our offices are located in San Francisco, London, and New York. We raised our first institutional private equity fund in 1987. During our 24-year investing history, we have raised over $25 billion of committed capital and have invested in over 75 companies. We are currently investing our seventh fund, Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners VII, L.P. (HFCP VII), with over $8.9 billion of committed capital.

Our objective is to invest long-term equity capital to support the strategic and financial objectives of outstanding management teams operating businesses with defensible positions in growing markets. Over our lifetime, we have distinguished ourselves as a flexible source of capital and a value-added partner.

Our team consists of over 50 investment professionals, including 15 managing directors with an average tenure with the Firm of over twelve years. This allows us to spend substantial time working with the companies in which we invest.

Limited partner investors in our funds include many of the largest U.S. and international corporate pension funds, U.S. state pension funds, university endowments and foundations. Additionally, in HFCP VII, the General Partner is one of the largest limited partners.

Isn’t it interesting how eager and interested so many wealthy foundations are in training most of us to think in terms of J.O.B.S.  when that’s actually not where wealth and profits lie?  The wealth and profits relate more to investments & dividends (i.e., how does one raise capital, raise money, etc.?) or 24/7 cloudfunding on-line presences, plus of course reducing the amount of taxes paid to the US.  this is an international firm, obviously (SF LONDON, New York) and look who a managing partner is (curiosity killed the cat, right?).  (I see out of 16 people, they do have one woman…)
C. Andrew Ballard

C. Andrew Ballard

  • Mr. Ballard is a Managing Director of Hellman & Friedman. He is a Director of Catalina Marketing Corporation, Getty Images, Inc., and Internet Brands, Inc. He is also active in the Firm’s investment in Web Reservations International. He was formerly a Director of Activant Solutions, Inc., {{SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS}} DoubleClick Inc. and Vertafore, Inc., and was active in the Firm’s investment in Intergraph Corporation.
  • Prior to joining the Firm in 2004, Mr. Ballard was employed by Bain Capital in San Francisco and Boston.
  • Mr. Ballard graduated cum laude from Harvard College and earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Ballard also sits on the Board of Trustees of the San Francisco Foundation, along with many others.  This foundation granted out $82 million in 2011; he is also on its investment committee

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It has also a FAITHS community, and THEY have technical assistance and training.

The FAITHS Program (photo of people, above right) aims to enhance the work of faith-based organizations that deliver services or advocate for their communities. FAITHS achieves this by connecting faith-based organizations with support from nonprofits and foundations. FAITHS also provides technical and financial assistance to faith-based organizations and holds educational briefings and trainings for faith community leaders. FAITHS serves as a bridge between the philanthropic community and the faith-based community.

FAITHS was founded in 1993 on the premise that congregations and other faith-based organizations are among philanthropy’s strongest partners in the effort to build strong, healthy, and equitable communities. *** Since its inception, FAITHS has built an interfaith network of more than 600 congregations, faith-based agencies, and community organizations that address critical community issues in the five Bay Area counties that The San Francisco Foundation serves (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo).

Various relationships at Muckety, show company double-click, Mr. Ballard, the investment firm, others (etc.)
DOUBLE-CLICK, we know what that refers to, right?  It’s now a Google Subsidiary, company only started in 1995:

DoubleClick is a subsidiary of Googlewhich develops and provides Internet ad serving services. Its clients include agencies, marketers (Universal McCann Interactive, AKQA etc.) and publishers who serve customers like Microsoft, General Motors, Coca-Cola, Motorola, L’Oréal, Palm, Inc., Apple Inc., Visa USA, Nike, Carlsbergamong others. DoubleClick’s headquarters is in New York City, United States.

DoubleClick was founded in 1995 by Kevin O’Connor and Dwight Merriman. It was formerly listed as “DCLK” on the NASDAQ, and was purchased by private equity firmsHellman & Friedman and JMI Equity {{hover or “click” to read JMI description also!!}} in July 2005. In March 2008, Google acquired DoubleClick for US$3.1 billion. Unlike many other dot-com companies, it survived the bursting of the dot-com bubble. Today, it focuses on uploading ads and reporting their performance.

OK, one of the founders of Double-click:

In late 1995 O’Connor began DoubleClick with Dwight Merriman in O’Connor’s basement in Alpharetta, Georgia, USA (a northern suburb outside Atlanta), eventually moving the company to New York City to be closer to media companies and advertising agencies.[1] They hired Kevin P. Ryan early off who ended up succeeding him as CEODoubleClick went public on Nasdaq in 1998. DoubleClick grew to over 2,400 employees in 25 countries though in the great “dot com bust” in 2000/2001 the company downsized to about 1,200 employees and in the process became very profitable. In 2005 the company was sold to private equity firm Hellman & Friedman for about $1.2bb.

In 2007, Google announced their intention to acquire DoubleClick for $3.1 billion[2

OK let’s do some math, because Hellman & Friedman (main shareholders in Blackbaud, Inc. — which is providing the platform for DAIP “technical resource center” (trainings, whatever….) — actually did buy it, right?
Managing Director of Hellman & Friedman used to work for DoubleClick, but they then bought it in 2005 (they are in the business of making a profit for their investors, right?).   $3.1 billion – $1.2billion = $1.9 billion profit (not bad for about 3 years, right?).
(O’Connor, founder of  “Double-Click) He is also co-author of the book The Map of Innovation: Creating Something Out of Nothing(ISBN 1400048311), which was published in 2003.
Maybe some of us stuck in the court system or trying to collect child support should be reading that book, eh?
After leaving DoubleClick, Merriman, along with former DoubleClick CEO Kevin Ryan, foundedAlleyCorp, a network of affiliated Internet companies, including 10genShopWikiBusiness Insider, and Gilt Groupe.
Back to Mr. Bakker (of Blackbaud) and his wife — they recently (2009) sold this Charleston SC home for a record amount:

Couple seals deal on most-expensive nest

  • Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2009 12:01 a.m.
    UPDATED: Thursday, March 22, 2012 8:12 p.m (at “The Post and Courier”).
 
The 1760 home at 37 Meeting St. has five bedrooms and a wealth of history.

It’s one for the record books.

A New Jersey couple on Friday purchased a historic mansion at 37 Meeting St. for nearly $7.4 million, making it the most expensive single-family home ever to change hands in downtown Charleston.

. . .

William and Nancy Longfield are the new owners of the 8,350-square-foot James Simmons House, a stately gray mansion guarded by ornate wrought iron gates.

Built in 1760, the property has five bedrooms, nine working fireplaces and a storied history that includes a visit by Gen. Pierre G.T. Beauregard while he commanded Confederate forces during the Civil War.

The transaction eclipses the $7.2 million sale of 21 King St. about two years ago to Boston hedge-fund executive Jim Pallotta.  Pallotta, part-owner of the Boston Celtics, has put his downtown house back on the market and is asking what he paid for the home.

The sellers of the James Simmons House were Tony and Linda Bakker, who had lived there since 2000 and extensively renovated the property shortly after moving in, with the expectation that they would live there for many years.

But when State Ports Authority officials put a vacant former Navy building near Waterfront Park up for sale as a residence, the Bakkers “could not resist bidding” on the property, Tony Bakker wrote in an e-mail. The couple paid $5.25 million for the waterfront structure and are renovating the property. They plan to move in around October.

“We were nervous about finding a buyer in this economic climate but were cautiously optimistic since we spent four years and a lot of money restoring the home to a very high level of craftsmanship,” Tony Bakker said in an e-mail.

The founder of software maker Blackbaud Inc., Bakker now is a real estate investor and restaurateur and also is majority owner of the Charleston Battery professional soccer team.

The sale of 37 Meeting marks the third notable residential transaction in the historic lower peninsula this year. In April, a local family purchased 39 Church St. for $4.2 million. More recently, a Washington, D.C., couple bought 19 E. Battery for $5.4 million.


Here’s where the Bakkers live now– or rather, let’s say as of 2006:

Anthony Bakker's House

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Bakker purchased this property, which was a former U.S. Naval Degaussing Station, in 2006.
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the soccer team, “Charleston Battery” (owned — or at least managed by CEO Bakker):

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For the 18th year in a row, the employees of Blackbaud have embodied the true spirit of the season, opening their hearts and wallets to help the less fortunate in the Lowcountry. Today’s donation of $20,500 in individual employee contributions and a company match brings their total to $28,590 this year, the largest gift received in 2009. In all, the company and its employees have donated $452,373 to the Good Cheer Fund since 1992.

Blackbaud supplies software and support services for nonprofit organizations and, according to president and CEO Marc E. Chardon, the company believes that service to others makes the world a better place. “This belief is very much a part of our history and our culture. It can be seen in our employees’ dedication to their communities and work,” he said. “Service to others is at the heart of everything we do.”

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AREN’T WE GLAD AMERICA IS THE LAND OF OPPORTUNITY, FOR THOSE WHO KNOW HOW TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT, and helping the USA (federal government) show the rest of us suckers how to facilitate “in our best interest” and other classes (for another well-funded nonprofit) in how to handle battered women, aggressive men (i.e., B IP programs) and how to raise money online at public expense to do this, like, forever??

 

What I’m trying to show is, there are different ways to raise money, pay bills, and live in the profit zone as opposed to in the just barely getting by zone.  Not everyone inherits it or learns it from a Harvard MBA, although I’m sure that (and its connections) are a way of life.  But somehow, without MORE of us changing our way of thinking about what’s promoted to us (on some of the software-enabled marketing platforms of nonprofits) — in a narrow, pre-formatted viewopint — we are going to simply submit to indoctrination and not even think about what’s taking place business wise.  Somepeople found companies, some run them, some invest in them, and some specialize in buying and selling.  That’s simply what goes on, right?

I think one of the least profitable places to be is actually working for many of those companies unless one has extremely marketable skills and is position in a field that isn’t going bellyup within the next, say, five years.  We’d ALL do better off to get a little more business sense, starting with telling the Presidential Candidates (both sides) to quit the lectures on the work ethic surrounding welfare reform — we know that poor people by their very existence are making others wealthy!

This post took two days to finish, but I have no apologies for dragging people through the software provider for DAIP’s eCommerce website and calling attention to it!  While these sophisticated software are simply bought for them — but the HHS in this case — so they can continue to expand their fundraising and influences — we get the unreliable, incomplete, and contains actually deceptive entries “TAGGS.hhs.gov” where we can’t sort and select even on all the fields available!

Demand better explanations for use of public money  Figure out how!

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September 29, 2012 at 2:08 pm

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