What LRH says about fundraising
This quote was posted in the comments section of Geir Isene’s blog, but it deserves wider distribution. It’s from HCO PL 24 February 1964, “Urgent, Org Programming”:
“If the Org slumps: Don’t engage in ‘fund raising’ or ‘selling postcards’ or borrowing money. Just make more income with Scientology. It’s a sign of very poor management to seek extraordinary solutions for finance outside Scientology. It has always failed. For Orgs as for pcs ‘Solve it With Scientology.’ Every time I myself have sought to solve finance or personnel in other ways than Scientology I have lost out. So I can tell you from experience that Org solvency lies in More Scientology, not patented combs or fund raising Barbecues.” L. Ron Hubbard
To be clear, “make more income with Scientology” means selling training and processing. That’s what Orgs are supposed to be doing. That is what Management is supposed to be pushing. Mainline Bridge services – not fundraising.
And what does he think of those who engage in fundraising rather than just selling Scientology services? He said it is a “sign of very poor management.”
I’ll repeat, “a sign of very poor management.”