Give A Bike For Just £60 with World Bicycle Relief match funding!

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From 29th November to 6th December, donations made to World Bicycle Relief through this Big Give link will receive match funding.

World Bicycle relief will be raising money for their project, Mobilised Communities, this Giving Tuesday. All donations made to this project will be MATCHED for 7 days from 12 pm on 29th November until 12 pm on 6th December. Now is your chance to make your donation go further! One donation, twice the impact.

World Bicycle Relief

Imagine a community with thousands of people mobilised to pedal their way our of poverty and into a brighter future. Our Mobilised communities programme addresses the systemic challenges of distance and rural transportation by delivering a bicycle specially designed for rough roads and heavy loads.

World Bicycle Relief

The Buffalo Bikes distributed by World Bicycle Relief are specially designed to meet the demands of where they’re used. One size fits many heights of riders, and the step through design and chain guard allows people in a variety of clothing styles to pedal safely. They’re robust, and designed to be easily maintained by the network of mechanics also supported by World Bicycle Relief. Just £120 buys a whole bike – so with this match funding, a donation of just £60 will enable World Bicycle Relief to get another person up and rolling.

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  • Give A Bike For Just £60 with World Bicycle Relief match funding!
  • tractionman
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    I looked into this, as I have agreed with family I’d do a charitable donation instead of Christmas cards this year–I am always slightly put off though when I see what some CEOs of some charities earn, this one is a certain David Neiswander who earns US$271,165 p/a.

    Is anyone else put off donating to charities when looking at CEO salaries? What runs through my mind is (a) why is my donation propping up their (in my view) excessive salary; and (b) why doesn’t the CEO donate (at least) half their own salary (or more) to the cause, and so lead by example?

    I had been thinking of NSPCC for my Christmas donation, but again, when I checked, a massive CEO salary, doesn’t seem right to me, to ask for donations from the public when CEOs are ‘fat cats’ and most of us could ony dream of salaries of that order…

    paulhaycraft
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    I think the usual argument is that they would earn significantly more in a non-charity position and often the donations they can attract through contacts etc outweighs the salary. But, yeah, it does grate, somewhat.

    dhague
    Full Member

    According to their financials, more than a third of their annual income, over $10 million, is from “social enterprise revenue” (i.e. an actual business), with contributions forming the rest. Of their $24.3 million expenses, 5% is for management – i.e. $1.2 million.

    What do you think is a fair salary for someone running a $10 million business and $20 million charity?

    tractionman
    Full Member

    @dhague it makes me think they don’t need my money!

    stwhannah
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    As a counterpoint: whenever we’ve run a story on Singletrack about WBR, their UK Chief Executive has mailed me to say thank you – she notices the extra donations coming in. I don’t think that would happen if they were raking in tons of donations every day and the bosses were off living it up!

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