It has come to the attention of Allied Charities of Minnesota and verified by the GCB that they will no longer post the FY numbers by individual licensed organizations. The organization annual reports posted on the GCB website was what I would use to do my deep dive into the numbers.
On Friday, November 20 I asked them to rescind their decision and post the fiscal year end numbers for individual organizations. As of today, Monday, November 30th I have had no response.
It was also the report that I kept legislators informed of as to the health of the licensed organizations in their respective districts and the good works being done in their district. Over the years I have had many legislators thank ACM for supplying them with the information.
Transparency in government is a good thing. It seems that the GCB is “turning the dial back” on transparency. As it stands now the only information that we will get from the GCB moving forward is the information that they deem appropriate for us to see.
Surprise cash audits, surprise LPE audits and unannounced site inspections (even on the Friday of the latest lockdown) are now the order of the day.
ACM is asking the Governor and I am asking my two legislators to review this change in policy. ACM is asking that it be rescinded and the FY detail reports by organization be made available on the GCB website. I would ask you to do the same. You can find out who represents you at https://www.gis.leg.mn/iMaps/districts/