Business model weakness: Campaigning, losing power really cut into revenues for Clinton Foundation

Business model weakness: Campaigning, losing power really cut into revenues for Clinton Foundation

The foundation took a big hit in donations, which might make sense for a pay-to-play operation after the defeat of its high-profile namesake in a presidential election, or her departure from office earlier. This, however, is neither; the collapse in support came in 2015:

Donations to the Clinton Foundation nose-dived last year amid Hillary Clinton’s presidential run, pay-to-play allegations, internal strife and a black mark from a charity watchdog.

Contributions fell by 37 percent to $108 million, down from $172 million in 2014, according to the group’s latest tax filings. …

 

That’s more explainable in the context of a presidential primary campaign. Even without the Clintons’ baggage, there would be very little opportunity to pursue a professional speaking career while running for president. …

Hillary and Bill have all the time in the world now to run their family foundation, and to get back on the speaking circuit…  However, we won’t really know whether the Clinton Foundation model will survive a lack of access to power until after 2017’s tax returns are made public two years from now.

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