Imagine finding two people on the street begging for money - one is relatively rich and one is relatively poor. Which one do you give to? I think (I hope) that most will give to the poorer person.
The exact opposite occurs in the animal advocacy movement. The already rich groups get millions in donations, grants, and subscriptions. Meanwhile, the grassroots of the movement, who arguable do the most valuable campaigning of all (direct, community engagement), struggle week-on-week to fund their campaigns (if, that is, they aspire to doing rather more than standing behind a fold-down pasting table with national group literature).
I wish we could work out a way for people to donate to some structure dedicated to the growth and expansion of the grassroots sector of the movement.
Below is the 53rd Vegan Information Day video diary of 2016 (filmed 24th November, during World Vegan Month). Well over 300 hours of direct-to-the public vegan education this year. No PeTA-style racism, sexism, or ableism, no Animal Aid-style single issue campaigning - just full-on no-nonsense vegan education.
No wages - no careerists - no waste - no duplication.
* See HERE and HERE for previous thoughts on this subject.