I thought it would interest you, my readers, in a Comment received to the Posts on the Budget from our friend, Dan Brown, who conceived and publishes ejewishphilanthropy:
So to JFNA, congrats again on that Budget that hides rather than discloses, standing the concept of "Budget" on its head.
"Last June, Silverman emailed me asking what areas I thought JFNA was not transparent in.
I responded, "Budget to start." I've asked previously for, and have never received, JFNA's budget.
I'd like to see JFNA provide exactly what JAFI does - a public, category by category budget, released as soon as it is approved, along with regular budget updates provided during the year highlighting all changes."
Silverman responded (6/29/12) that he did not know why it was their practice not to publish the budget as it is made available to all federations and others. He also said he would look into it.
It's almost 12 months later and I haven't heard boo.
Have you? Surprised? Not with this leadership."