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OLYMPIA — The state’s naughty and nice list for charities and fund-raisers is out today, and state officials are suggesting that people be careful as well as generous this holiday season.
About $1.4 billion was donated to charities in the last year, but about $400 million of that didn’t go to the charity and instead went into overhead, administration or fund-raising costs.
The amount that actually goes to charitable work varies widely, and the state puts together a report each year on how much is spend on non charitable works by commercial fundraisers.
How widely? At the top of the list is Geen Point Call Center Services, Inc., which turns over 98 percent of what it raises to its charity clients.
At the bottom is DialogueDirect, Inc., has a negative percentage of -122 percent, meaning it actually costs charities more than they receive.
Here are the Top 25 donors to Washington state initiative campaigns:
$14,427,750 AMERICAN BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION, WASHINGTON, DC For I-1107
$2,000,000 NATIONAL BEER WHOLESALERS ASSN, ALEXANDRIA, VA Against I-1100&1105
$1,219,500 YOUNG’S MARKET COMPANY LLC, LOS ANGELES For I-1105
$1,196,033 COSTCO, ISSAQUAH For I-1100
$1,024,500 ODOM SOUTHERN HOLDINGS LLC, BELLEVUE For I-1105
$1,000,000 WA BEER & WINE WHOLESALERS ASSN PAC, TACOMA Against I-1100&1105
$1,000,000 BEER INSTITUTE, WASHINGTON, DC Against I-1100& 1105
$522,502 UFCW LOCAL 21, SEATTLE Against I-1100&1105
$507,597 BUILDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON, OLYMPIA For I-1082
$500,000 GATES WILLIAM H., SEATTLE For I-1098
$416,000 SEIU WASHINGTON STATE COUNCIL, SEATTLE For I-1098 & Against I-1107
$305,000 LIBERTY MUTUAL GROUP, DOVER, NH For I-1082
$267,511 SEIU HEALTHCARE 775 NW, FEDERAL WAY For I-1098
$200,000 WA FEDERATION OF STATE EMPLOYEES, OLYMPIA For I-1098, Against I-1082
$200,000 WYCKOFF ANN P., SEATTLE For I-1098
$200,000 SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION, WASHINGTON, DC, For I-1098
$124,000 WASHINGTON STATE ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE, SEATTLE Against I-1082
$105,000 BARER JOSEPH, SEATTLE Against I1098
$100,000 DON’T INVEST IN MORE EXCUSES PAC, SEATTLE Against I-1082
$100,000 MARLER CLARK LLP, SEATTLE For I-1098
$100,000 AEROSPACE MACHINISTS INDUSTRIAL Dist. 75, SEATTLE Against I-1082
$100,000 RUNSTAD JON, SEATTLE, Against I-1098
$100,000 STOP INSURANCE INDUSTRY TAKEOVERS, SEATTLE, Against I-1082
$100,000 WA STATE COUNCIL OF COUNTY & CITY EMPLOYEES PAC, EVERETT For I-1098
$100,000 NORDSTROM JOHN, SEATTLE, Against I-1098
For the Top 10 Spokane area donors, go inside the blog.
OLYMPIA — The first ballot initiative turned in its petitions today, which may be the first of about a half dozen that will be rolling in to the Secretary of State’s office between now and July 2.
Initiative 1100 collected about 390,000 signatures in 27 days, which is pretty remarkable by historic standards. Not a record, to be sure, but remarkable, considering the averaged more than 14,400 per day or 600 per hour or 10 per minute (and that’s only if they were gathering round the clock, and obviously they weren’t because Costco, a key location for their collection, has to close some time.)
Other campaigns may have similar numbers, proving that sponsors will be able to wait until late into the spring before starting a petition drive if…
…if they have enough money to pay people to gather signatures. Some people will argue that’s not what the Progressives intended when they added the initiative to the state Constitution, but that’s an argument for another day.
The point is, money is flowing into the initiative campaigns, mainly from corporations, industry association and unions who stand to gain or lose if voters pass these initiatives. Already there is one seven-figure donor and 10 six figure donors to the initiative campaigns.
For a list of the top donors, go inside the blog