… for transparency lovers everywhere.
Whats the point of him bothering anyway – he’s got the charity he needed. 7 people donated more than 60% of his pledges so why bother to explain to the little people? She was lucky to get 5 words!
It is not as if he invited conversations around his subject matter…
or how about this…
How about cancelling the Magnum retreat in Italy, save the cash, use Skype if you got ideas to share and ask for less from those kind enough to support you with their hard earned cash donated. I know if I pledged I would be asking this very question no matter the amount but maybe
I am just being picky.
I salute those who gave. Charity is not an entitlement – public funds are the most valuable and deserve the highest level of scrutiny. This increases the pressure for them to deliver.
Tell me why I am being unfair please… very happy to issue an apology if so.
Update: I thought I would add that I do respect Towell’s work – being an owner of his books and therefore a customer of his!
Update: “Public Funds” Clarification
January 14, 2011 at 13:20 · Reply · Edit
@Joni – good point.
“public funds” should be changed to “public donating their hard earned cash” – it is hard as most of the time I blog on the move on my phone!
January 15, 2011 at 02:59 · Reply · Edit
Public funds = given on behalf of the public.
Public hard earnt cash = people buying/donating.
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