Special Interest Group
250 words or less
Your replies MUST CONTAIN A FACT ABOUT THE OTHER STUDENT’S SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP THAT WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THEIR ORIGINAL POST.
1. Why did you pick this particular group?
Human Rights, I picked this group because it is sad to see that many of our rights are being torn apart today and would like to see change, we need to be that change.
2. When was the group formed? How many are in the group?
Group was founded in 2005, founded by Thor Halvorssen Mendoza film producer and human rights advocate. Chairman is Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov and Javier El-Hage current chief legal officer. The foundations head office is in New York City.
3. What are their finances? What is the annual budget? How do they raise money? What is the source(s) of their funding?
Non-governmental organization supported by contributions from private individuals and foundations worldwide.
5. Did this group receive any money from the government this year? If so, how much? Who was responsible for them obtaining money?
No money is received from the government
- I selected the Boy and Girls Club of America because their mission is to provide young people, who need help from the more fortunate, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
- Boys and Girls of America were formed back in 1860 with three women in Hartford, Connecticut – Mary Goodwin, Alice Goodwin, and Elizabeth Hammersley. They all believed at the time that boys were roaming around the neighborhood should have a better alternative; these women got together and organized their first boys’ club. They focused on character development and capturing boys’ interests by improving young boy’s behavior and increasing their awareness while focusing on some of the goals they can accomplish in life.
- At the end of 2018, the Boys and Girls Club of America reported $1 billion in private donations and a total of 2.2 billion in total revenue, with expenses around 1,913 million. A substantial amount of money B&G raises come from private and business donations. They also receive money from the government. Raised revenue comes from club dues, community out-reach, organized events, and donations.
- Boys and Girls have nine lobbyists that support their mission and initiatives. According to research, Boys and Girls hired two lobbyist groups American Continental Group and Alston and Bird. They also utilize internal company lobbyists for funding. American Continental and Alston and Bird received approximately $540,000 in payments. Lobbyists were successful with several issues for Boys and Girls, ranging from education, health, agriculture, taxes, and drug & alcohol.
- The government provided boys and girls with over 28 million dollars in 2018. Lobbyists were responsible for these funds.