Mothers Against Drunk Driving
February 24, 2012
I am a former employee at the MADD National office in Irving, TX. I worked in the finance department for MADD. There is no clear cut way to say this but MADD finance/accounting is a complete mess and it begins with poor leadership. The CFO, Accounting Manager, and Controller are all terrible leaders. I have worked for non-profits in the past, but I never saw a non-profit waste so much money like I saw with MADD. Almost every invoice that ran across my desk had "late fees" attached to it. The amount of late fees MADD paid out was ridiculous. Remember, this is your hard earned money that is being wasted on late fees. MADD accounting is terrible and it begins with its poor accounting leadership. The books never close on a monthly basis and not even the CFO knows where the company stands at any moment. Turnover in finance is high because of how poorly run the company is. MADD wasted $10,000 in recruitment fees for me and another employee and we both left the company in less than a year’s time because of how poorly run it is. Remember, this is your hard earned money being wasted. It irritates me to this day that MADD wasted so much money from victims donating money in the name of their loved ones. They also wasted tax payer dollars with stimulus grant money. MADD is a very wasteful non-profit with some questionable accounting practices. I could go on and on about what I saw during my time at MADD. It was that bad. Do not donate to MADD. Trust me!
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We no longer need MADD. Most of their expenses are on salaries and very little goes to actual victim services. I would completely shut down this organization.
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