I think this guy may already have attended Laurie Websters special course on how to fundraise (as opposed to reg).
His letter is chockablock with cookie-cutter “save the whales/children/environment/old people” fundraising promotion that appears to have been taken from some sort of fill-in-your-name-here text. If you cannot be bothered reading the whole thing, at least go to the last page. If you just want to see some of the highlights, look at the sections circled in red….
And just as a note, the furniture they are to purchase is dictated to them. They are not making “bulk purchases” — they just pay whatever exorbitant amount the Int Landlord office tells them is required if their planning ever gets approved.
And who ever heard of “donations” for buildings helping to “recruit the staff”?
St. Louis has had a building for MANY years. As with so many other “ideal org” buildings, it sits empty. And meanwhile, this org, like all the rest of them, has bought the propaganda — they CANNOT succeed unless they have a building. Apparently this ED thinks they can only do “parts” of the policy and technology now, but is looking forward to the day sometime in the future where they can actually do all of it.
Wow Dave, a NEW Why for you. “Orgs are failing because they know they can’t succeed because they believe you.” Or put another way, the evil leading the foolish.
UPDATE: A couple of our eagle-eyed readers pointed out to us that Chad has a moonlighting business offering “fundraising seminars” and has published some books on fundraising.
Apparently today this is what being a “scientology executive” is good for.
No wonder this reads like a cut and paste from a fundraising handbook — it’s probably right out of Chad’s own book. You want to bet he tells fundraisers to offer people a “signed commemorative edition (fill in the blank)” when they turn over the cash?