If you can possibly spare the time, I strongly encourage you to watch this video:
It’s very powerful. I really want to do something.
Whilst I whole heartedly believe something should be done, I’m a little unnerved by this blog that has actually been blocked by Facebook. Please take the time to read it. Here’s a brief taster:
Invisible Children has been condemned time and time again. As a registered not-for-profit, its finances are public. Last year, the organization spent $8,676,614. Only 32% went to direct services (page 6), with much of the rest going to staff salaries, travel and transport, and film production. This is far from ideal, and Charity Navigator rates their accountability 2/4 stars because they haven’t had their finances externally audited. But it goes way deeper than that.
I’ll be honest. I don’t know what to think. Does anyone else have any thoughts on this?
I love that people are pulling together to try and make a difference in the world though. That’s how it should be. Definitely.
(UPDATE 08/03/12: Invisible Children have posted this statement on their website. I’m very pleased to see this!)