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    I guess many will be surprised by how many people are on the payroll of a 'volunteer' organisation. I am also surprised by their 'lack of funds' statement. I thought they were loaded.
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    This is part of a programme of activity that, combined with increased investment in fundraising, is designed to help us get back to living within our means
    I am surprised as the story is always about how wealthy they are. Indeed some have criticised them for not managing their money efficiently. I hope this is not a sign of a general trend in donations falling.
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    I would guess the recent expansion in Lifeguard activities has taken a lot of cash.
    They've buit a lot of posh huts and annoyed a few people.

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    I was made redundant from the Design Office at the RNLI 25 years ago because they had to downsize, consolidate, become more efficient - all the classic spin words.
    Roll on some years later - all (or most of) the design work was now being outsourced, yet the Technical Department was now almost twice the size compared to when I left.
    Maybe they are crying wolf, in order to generate funds quickly - trouble is, if you do this too often people cotton on and ignore your plaintive pleas for help.
    And it doesn't really help matters if you say in your PR that we 'have to get back to living within our means'.

    Edit - note added re Minn's comment above.
    Yes, most of the funds generated by the RNLI have come from legacies - I remember being told that the financial effect of the ladies knitting sweaters, having cake sales, rattling the collecting tins has negligible effect on the finances, but it is all good PR. The RNLI have a legal / legacies department that actively courts elderly folk who are well off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lw395 View Post
    I would guess the recent expansion in Lifeguard activities has taken a lot of cash.
    They've buit a lot of posh huts and annoyed a few people.
    Nope - the lifeguard services is paid for by the beach owners, mainly local authorities, usually after being scared witless by RNLI "risk assessments" for liabilities for drownings if there isn't cover. The lifeguards are a very profitable activity for the RNLI - which is why they were so quick to bully many surf lifesaving clubs off the beaches.

    They also use it as an excuse to have their fundraising chuggers - sorry, "lifesaving advisors" on the beaches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlowingOldBoots View Post
    I am surprised as the story is always about how wealthy they are. Indeed some have criticised them for not managing their money efficiently. I hope this is not a sign of a general trend in donations falling.
    I have an idea that the fabled wealth of the Lifeboat was largely down to bequests. Whilst some of these were down to WW2 merchant seamen forgetting to revise their wartime wills, which all merchant seamen were encouraged to make on a standard form which included a clause leaving remainders to the RNLI, and wartime merchant navy people have mostly passed on now, I think that people from the next generation, who have also made bequests, living longer and entering care homes may have had a greater impact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLB View Post
    I guess many will be surprised by how many people are on the payroll of a 'volunteer' organisation..
    Their lifeguards are paid. Maybe that side of the operation is winding down as local authority budgets fall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JumbleDuck View Post
    Their lifeguards are paid. Maybe that side of the operation is winding down as local authority budgets fall.
    Seems like RNLI Lifeboats are now being used as Border Control vessels, not what all the old dears expected from their legacies.

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