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From: toki <>
On 02/08/2011 04:36 PM,  BRM wrote:
Why resort to deception and Microsoft-esque tactics to  promote LO?

FWIW, it isn't uncommon for 501(c)3 organizations to have a  for-profit
organization operating "at an arm's length". Microsoft-esque only  if you
think that a 501(c)(3) organization should pay corporate income tax  on
all the revenue it generates.

Depending upon how much revenue is  generated from sources other than
grants and donations, for the US at least,  serious consideration needs
to be given to establishing a for-profit that  operates at an arm's length.

If you make the connection between the two organization extremely clear, then 
there is no issue.
The deception comes when one organization tries to use the other to say/do 
something while both are trying to pretend the two are not related.
That is what I am referring to.


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