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Distribution of donations.

Postby Hairyloon » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:27 pm

I've just been observing a row at a group who had set up to help some people in need.
They had collected donations which were freely given for those people.
The group appears to have decided that some other people are in greater need and are making arrangements to send some of the donations to them.
Some members are up in arms about this because the stuff was donated for these people and not for those people.
It is SEP and quite amusing to watch, but I had wondered previously about the legal question...
I would assume that the law takes a common sense approach to such matters, except that I know that charities have to be very careful about such things and common sense does not necessarily apply.
The group is not a charity, though one or more charities may be involved.
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Re: Distribution of donations.

Postby atticus » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:36 pm

It's one of those situations where everyone thinks they have the same intentions until they discover that they all have different intentions. In effect, that is when they realise there was never sufficient agreement.

The people who have been entrusted the money appear to have been entrusted with the right to make decisions.
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Re: Distribution of donations.

Postby Hairyloon » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:43 pm

Which just goes to show how dodgy it could be if it was dodgy.
There is no suggestion that it is dodgy, leastwise none that I have heard.
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Re: Distribution of donations.

Postby atticus » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:59 pm

If it's good enough for you, it's good enough for me.

That is Dodgy.
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Re: Distribution of donations.

Postby Hairyloon » Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:07 pm

I didn't say it was good enough, only that it wasn't dodgy...
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Re: Distribution of donations.

Postby atticus » Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:31 pm

I never said that you said it was good enough. It was Dodgy.
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Re: Distribution of donations.

Postby Hairyloon » Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:49 pm

What was? :?
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Re: Distribution of donations.

Postby atticus » Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:05 pm

This was.

I will allow myself one yellow splodge:

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Re: Distribution of donations.

Postby dls » Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:58 pm

If you raise money identifying a purpose/trust which is charitable, it is not allowed to spend the money for different purposes. It is a breach of trust.

Hopefully nobody would be daft enough to sue. Usually these things are so unclear as to be unenforceable.
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Re: Distribution of donations.

Postby Hairyloon » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:29 pm

I don't think there is any problem in spending donated money in much the right places, the problem is with donated goods.
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