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Oxfam sale .. but their partners donate to make up the price
Oxfam sale .. but their partners donate to make up the price

Oxfam sale .. but their partners donate to make up the price

Oxfam have a sale. It's a bit of an odd (and in my opinion fantastic) way of having a sale.

Pay half for a goat. You don't give half a goat. How it works ....

A partner of Oxfam will pay the other half and possibly more so donations given in the sale have an even more life changing poverty busting impact.

I think it's better than another candle, socks, etc which can be bought cheap but has anyone ever opened such a gift and felt pleased? I can't say I have.

Good charity fund raising appeal by a member of staff of Oxfam Merry Xmas
- jonnithomas

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Original Poster

Goat £25 ..... now £12.50
Safe water for 100 people £100 ... now £50
Goat family £75 .... now £37.50
Fix a well £22 .... now £11
Girl power £12 ... now £6
Long life learning £10 ... now £6

Thanks for looking.

Have a lovely Christmas

Does the goat come chilled or frozen ?

Plunger07

Does the goat come chilled or frozen ?



​i reckon it's on the hoof

And 11% Quidco!

With 25% of its income going on admin. costs, Oxfam needs all the help it can get!

Banned

A goat?

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Edited by: "Spasho" 10th Dec 2016

Going rate for goat meat....
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Bargain! I wonder what type of gravy I should use though? Christmas dinner sorted!

A goat?

Are you 'kidding'?

Any turkeys? The wife fancies turkey for Xmas this year.

(great charity though)

Some Charity Management are on big bucks, always do a bit of research so that your donation is not funding someones Limo.

It is a good charity but it seems excessive that in 2013 the CEO earned £120,000 !!! I don't know what the current salary is as unlike some charities they don't seem to publish senior salaries.

Compare that salary with the PM or cabinet ministers salaries rather than business CEOs and it does seem excessive for the scope of the job..

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A post about the CEO salary.....


If you choose a different charity over Oxfam then so be it, I completely respect that. If however one chooses to give the general 'be in landfill within the week' rubbish stocking filler over this - I don't get that. For those poking fun at the post I just think it's unjustified. Still, thank you all for looking.

Merry Christmas people

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What’s the charge? That our bosses are fat cats, trousering donations that supporters and donor governments fondly think are going to relieve poverty. Cue pics of NGO execs in suits and (horror!) smiling (they clearly don’t care about the poor).

And the defence? As former Oxfam CEO Barbara Stocking pointed out on Radio 4 when the story broke, her successor (and my current boss), Mark Goldring, has a big job by any standards: multitasking between running a 700 shop retail chain, managing 5,000 employees and 20,000 volunteers, a £360m budget and ensuring the safety of staff in some of the riskiest places on earth. It doesn’t always work, as Stocking recalled – for a start, people get killed (on her watch, in Afghanistan).

The defences usually also include lots of management blah about salary reviews and benchmarking, and statements like ‘for every £1 donated to Oxfam, 84p goes directly to emergency, development and campaigning work. Just 9p is spent on running costs.” which I fear no-one reads.

The attacks touch on a pretty profound identity crisis for anyone working in aid. Is it a career or a vocation? People working for charities are not saints, but really pretty normal, mainly middle class types. They have partners, kids, many drive cars. We go on holiday (I know, shocking isn’t it?). We worry about getting old, pensions, all that stuff. There is the odd ascetic Mother Teresa type (I met some fantastic ones while working for CAFOD), but by and large we don’t live in convents/monasteries – which means mortgages.

jonnithomas

It is a good charity but it seems excessive that in 2013 the CEO earned … It is a good charity but it seems excessive that in 2013 the CEO earned £120,000 !!! I don't know what the current salary is as unlike some charities they don't seem to publish senior salaries.Compare that salary with the PM or cabinet ministers salaries rather than business CEOs and it does seem excessive for the scope of the job..



​the charity brings in money, it has to run like a business in order to suceed. if you dont offer a good salary then a very qualified person will not apply. PMs dont generate money in comparison.

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shelat

​the charity brings in money, it has to run like a business in order to s … ​the charity brings in money, it has to run like a business in order to suceed. if you dont offer a good salary then a very qualified person will not apply. PMs dont generate money in comparison.




My thoughts precisely. If people use this as a reason to give to an alternative charity then fair enough. Some (not all) use it simply to avoid contributing to any charity.

Ohhh PG9999 says....

As former Oxfam CEO Barbara Stocking pointed out on Radio 4 when the … As former Oxfam CEO Barbara Stocking pointed out on Radio 4 when the story broke, her successor (and my current boss), Mark Goldring,etc etc



so this listing for a 'sale' is actually self promotion to raise money for Oxfam then by an employee of Oxfam ! I don't think I noticed that in the opening post. Surely it would have been fairer to actually state that you work for Oxfam and it's simply a fund appeal ?

shelat

​the charity brings in money, it has to run like a business in order to s … ​the charity brings in money, it has to run like a business in order to suceed. if you dont offer a good salary then a very qualified person will not apply. PMs dont generate money in comparison.



PMs don't generate money ? They generate and spend huge amounts of money. They also have huge responsibilities including having staff in various dangerous environments around the world. They also run an organisation that makes the role of Oxfam look like chicken feed.

Oxfam is a good organisation but don't make ridiculous claims about it please.

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jonnithomas

Ohhh PG9999 says....so this listing for a 'sale' is actually self … Ohhh PG9999 says....so this listing for a 'sale' is actually self promotion to raise money for Oxfam then by an employee of Oxfam ! I don't think I noticed that in the opening post. Surely it would have been fairer to actually state that you work for Oxfam and it's simply a fund appeal ?



I don't. I do support the charity but I don't work there. I never have done.

PG9999

I don't. I do support the charity but I don't work there. I never have … I don't. I do support the charity but I don't work there. I never have done.



Oh, yes, of course his job for Oxfam isn't full time. In recent years he has served as Vice-Chair of AMREF UK, the African health charity, as a board member of Accenture Development Partnerships, as Chair of the board of charity Revolving Doors and as trustee of BRAC, the Bangladesh-based development agency. Is he voluntary in any of those roles or does he receive a salary for all of them to go with his six figure Oxfam salary ?

Love this idea, thanks for posting
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