Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Nation's oldest botanical garden has greater financial transparency than EFF

Despite a board of directors that includes prominent entrepreneurs, technologists and revolutionaries such as John Gilmore, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a San Francisco-based non-profit organization founded in 1990 that defends the digital rights of consumers, probably will not win any Best Practices awards for financial disclosure and transparency (D&T) in the near future. Here is EFF’s digital commitment to D&T, for all of you counter-revolutionaries who are plotting along at home:

2008-2009 Annual Report

2007 Annual Report

2006 Annual Report

Contrast that with these documents, all posted on the website of the Missouri Botanical Garden, a non-profit organization founded in 1859 and the nation's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation:

2009 Annual Report

2008 Annual Report

2007 Annual Report

2008 IRS Form 990

2007 IRS Form 990

2006 IRS Form 990

2008/2009 Audited Financial Statements

2007/2008 Audited Financial Statements

Pictured: Missouri Botanical Garden founder Henry Shaw, proud of his organization's commitment to D&T.

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