This in an email just in from one of our BINGO partners:
“[BINGO Country Office] is making our annual fundraising calendar and this year’s theme is [our sub-sector]. On one of the months we would like to feature a photo from our joint project…”
“Photos can be downloaded from … What proportion of the proceeds from calendar sales can [our NGO] expect to receive?”
“As you may be aware [BINGO Country Office] has been going through economic difficulties. In fact we were insolvent for a couple of months. It is vital that we balance our accounts. So I am afraid there is nothing in it for [our NGO and other local partners].”
What I want to know is; since when was your insolvency our problem? (The BINGO concerned is not a critical donor for us, indeed the hassles on the small grants they’ve given us make them barely worth the effort.) Once again a BINGO publicity machine will suck up all the credit for a project on which they can only claim peripheral responsibility.