@Wzrd1: Re: @AC: Better host it somewhere safe
"Nonprofits are not charities."
Wrong. Nonprofits may or may not be charities.
First off, you quoted me, and I am not AC. But that's par for the course for your comment.
Before the legalese, it was easier to recognize a real charity, like Little Sisters of the Poor. Those involved gave themselves to their work. When those involved wear better clothes, have larger houses, and nicer lives than those who are incessantly asked to donate to their worthy cause, not a charity.
Nonprofits are businesses, not charities.
What is required is that the corporation shall not retain a profit, but must disperse it to its contributors or through its efforts.
Wrong. Nonprofits do have bank accounts, do retain and accumulate wealth, which includes the excess. As long as it belongs to the nonprofit, in the theory it is available for future endeavors, retaining "profit" is fine.
That the rest of your statements are predicated upon your misapprehension on what a non-profit entity in the United States is, the remainder of your complaints are groundless or totally incorrect.
Says the person who may be using a spellchecker but doesn't proofread for correctness and context. "Misapprehension" is clearly the wrong word, yet you've used it three times. Did you click "change all" or trust the automatic setting?
I'm an information security professional.
Thus should know how to make misinformation look like truthful information. I've noticed your skill.
Your misapprehension suggests that if I am engaged as an employee of a non-profit organization, such as my local church, I should either not be paid or be paid a pittance that I'd not be able to pay my bills with!
You have obviously "misapprehended" my supposed "misapprehension". I don't mind people getting paid what they're worth.
What I was originally complaining about was the much-pushed "charity" meme, "Your donations (to the ACLU) will go to helping out others." When what's really happening is the supporting of professional fundraisers and management.