Mr. Suart, a nonprofit marketing consultant in Ontario, is marking the first anniversary of the site Non-Profit Humour. In past months, he has tackled the inanity of social media (“Charity Can’t Understand Its Own Tweets”), pressures facing fundraisers (“Young Major-Gifts Officer Confident She Can Get Donation From Family of Man-Eating Trolls”), charities’ ineptness with technology (“IT Guy Calls Social Media ‘Magic’ to Explain It to Dumb Charity Colleagues”), and the quixotic and absurd nature of some organizations’ missions (“Charity Created to Prevent Sky From Falling”).
Wants more for teeth
The people who are the face of most of the nation’s health care charities may soon be on strike.
The Union of Stock Photo Doctors, which represents more than 300 photo models who appear as doctors in stock images used by US charities, will be in a legal strike position next Friday. The Union and the League of Big Honking Health Charities have been in contract negotiations for more than six months.
“We’re the happy, smiling doctor with the clipboard in your hospital’s direct mail letter. And we’re the doctor in the scrubs looking very knowledgeable at the health charity’s website. If it wasn’t for us, these charities would never be able to raise a dime,” said Dibble Brewer, President of the Chicago-based Union of Stock Photo Doctors. “We just want to have a better shake for our members.”