"And thus the native hue of resolution, is sicklied o're with the pale cast of thought."
Oh, I like that..."the pale cast of thought."
I've been hesitant to say much critical of non-profit enterprises, who after all, are trying to do good. There is nothing in it for me, except to make me look like a piker, and besides...there is that pesky thought that I could be wrong. Better to say nothing at all...except in the broadest of terms.
Some of the thrift store closings didn't make a whole lot of sense, based on the figures provided by the paper.
Some of the shelters seem to have their priorities a little backward.
Some of the arts events look to be permanent white elephants.
I think it's also fair to ask; if the enterprise would have no chance of making a profit if it was a 'real' business, then what sort of revenues is it likely to raise?
And finally, non-profit doesn't seem to me to be a blanket excuse to lose money.
I have a saying, if you set out to 'break-even', you're almost guaranteed to lose money. After all, I'm trying my damnedest to make money and often I don't. There is nothing particular wrong with the profit margin, and being a non-profit doesn't grant you a halo. What are your motives? Are you just perpetuating the enterprise? Are you a church? Where is the money going?
Those questions are as far as I'm willing to push.
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