How much do you earn a day? Well, if you’re the Southern Poverty Law Center it turns out that you make about $106,062 a day, mostly in the form of tax-free donations.
That’s $106k a day, every day, 365 days a year…
Or, $4,419 an hour…
Or, $73.65 a minute, every minute of every day.
Remember that next time you get an e-mail from SPLC founder Morris Dees explaining how desperate his group is for cash and how only your generosity can save the nation’s leading civil rights group from disaster.
As the SPLC’s most recent IRS Form 990 explains, the Center enjoyed revenues of $38, 712,628 last year, a modest 11.7% raise from the previous year, just like the raise you probably received too.
In fact, even after paying more than $14 million in salaries (an average of $61,693 per employee) and another $6.5 million in fundraising costs, the SPLC showed a tidy “non-profit” of $4,147,216, when all the “hate fightin'” was over, or just less than a million more than the “non-profit” it showed the year before.
As Line 22 of the Form 990 shows, the SPLC has less than $240 million in tax-free assets on hand, so get out that checkbook and don’t be stingy.
A one hundred dollar donation will match the SPLC’s revenue stream for about one minute and twenty seconds.
For a cool grand you can boast that you kept the lights on for more than 13 minutes.
With your help, we can take the “poverty” out of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Time is money, people.