As far as the non-profit and for-profit companies, and how they can INTERACT in terms of business, of course that would have to be determined by investigations by the proper authorities, one assumes like the IRS.
As shown in this thread, there is/was a non-profit
The Work Foundation Inc, EIN 87-0559189 [forum.culteducation.com
And there clearly are more than one for-profit company, there could literally be dozens of them, or more. [forum.culteducation.com
But where are the Form 990 The Work Foundation Inc, EIN 87-0559189 posted on the BKI websites?
Every reputable non-profit openly posts their Form 990, so everyone can see exactly what they are doing.
As shown above, some of what they are saying is not true, unless they have changed policies? Where is the Form 990 for proof? Someone needs to get those 990 forms for every year and post them.
For example, they say "There are no salaries paid through The Work Foundation".
Is that true? In 2006, it says Josh Baran was paid $10,000. What's up with that?
But notice the other TRICKY language they use:
- "Thank you for making it possible for The Work to spread....events in countries just discovering The Work"
- "Your donations keep the helpline available free of charge, and make it possible for those generous with their time to be met with necessary expenses to travel throughout the world."
They have made it part of their mandate now to spend "non-profit" money to spread The Work to "EVENTS IN COUNTRIES". What is that? Sounds like marketing and promotion? And money to pay for flights, hotels, travel, etc.
And now they are going to use Foundation money to finance the "Hotline".
And also more TRAVEL and EXPENSES for their chosen people to travel all over the world.
Those are sweet words for those in the know....WORLD TRAVEL and EXPENSES.
So the key is to get the most recent Form 990 for The Work Foundation Inc, EIN 87-0559189, and have a look at exactly where all the money is going. (take a wild guess why they don't publish this form on their website, like every other reputable non-profit?)
Anyone can access the form here, and repost the details in the thread. They have to make that information public.
And as asked before, where were all the CASH GIFTS going?
Did they go into the non-profit? How could they, as they numbers for the Foundation would be way too low. And did anyone get a non-proft tax receipt for their "gift"?
Or was it processed as corporate income, those "gifts"? If so, were people aware of that, or were they told something else?
Or was it just treated as personal income? Or something else?
Who knows, its all a mystery.
The only one who could ever know would be Uncle Sam.
IRS Complaint Process For Tax Exempt Organizations [www.irs.gov
Just being curious here. Are companies allowed to be for-profit and non-profit at the same time?