I will continue to update the list of organisations contacted as the emails are sent. As the replies come in, (if the replies come in), I will also post the results in table form. It will be interesting to see which organisation are open with their finances, and which are very secretive about them.
At the end end of the survey, consumers will be able to make an informed choice before handing over their money to these organisations. If any orgsanisation is not mentioned, or if an organisation not mentioned wishes to take part in the survey, please contact me via email
To whom it may concern.
You may or may not know of my blog, http://cryptozoologythetruth.blogspot.com/. but part of my aims to to create some sort of transparency within the cryptozoological community.
I'm attempting to do a survey of various cryptozoological organisations, who solicite donations from the general public, to get some sort of breakdown of how these donations are spent.
The idea being, that people are given an informed choice, when donating to their favourite cryptozoological research organisation. After all, if you found that your donation was just funding someone's lifestyle and paying for holidays, instead of helping in valid research projects, I'm sure you would be very upset.
I will be publishing all results on my blog, without any alteration or comment, And also mentioning those that do not respond.
I am not interested in the amounts spent in actual dollars, pounds or euros, but as a percentage of your income. In fact I wouldn't expect you to release such confidential figures.
If you could answer the following questions, these will form the basis of the survey.
1. What percentage of your organisation's total income comes from.
a. Public Donations
c. Media appearances
d. Books and other publications
e. Own finances
2. Of your organisations total income, what percentage is spent on
a. Research Equipment
b. Office/Computer equipment
c. Website costs.
d. Field research
f. Building costs, rent etc
g Travel costs
3. Is your organisation a registered charity?
4. Do you publish yearly accounts, and if so do you publish them online
As you can see from the list of organisations I have sent this email to, I am aiming this to be a very thorough survey. If you know of any organisations I have missed, don't hesitate to get in contact and I will email them as well.
I thank you all in advance for taking the time to complete this survey.
The Highland Tiger
ORGANISATIONS CONTACTED AS OF 8th APRIL 2010
General Cryptozoogical Organisations
Centre For Fortean Zoology
Crypto Florida - Now Replied
Bigfoot / Yeti / Yowie / Wildman Organisations
Adirondack Bigfoot Club - Now Replied
Alabama Bigfoot Seekers Research Group
Alabama Bigfoot Research
Alliance of Independant Bigfoot Researchers
American Bigfoot Society
Arizona Bigfoot Center
Bigfoot Discovery Project - Now Replied
Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization
Bigfoot Research Network
Bigfoot Research Organization
Bigfoot Research Project Of Kentucky - Now Replied
British Center for Bigfoot Research
Central Ohio Bigfoot Research
Eastern Ohio Bigfoot Investigation Center
Florida Skunk Ape
Georgia Bigfoot Society
Gulf Coast Bigfoot Research Organization
High Desert Bigfoot Research
Hominoid Research Group
Kiamichi Bigfoot Research
Mid-America Bigfoot Research Center
Minnesota Bigfoot Research Team
North East Sasquatch Research Organisation - Now Replied
North East Washington Bigfoot Researchers Unlimited
Ohio Bigfoot Organization
Ohio / Pennsylvania Bigfoot Research Group
Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society
Sasquatch Watch of Virginia - Now Replied
Sierra Tahoe Bigfoot Research - Now Replied
Southeast Kentucky Bigfoot Information Center
Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy
TexLa Cryptozoological Research Group
United Bigfoot Research Group
Virginia Bigfoot Research Organization - Now Replied
Sea / Lake Monster Organisations
Big Cat Organisations
Creationist / Living Dinosaur Organisations
Arizona Origins Science Assoc.
Center for Scientific Creation
Origins Research Society - Now Replied
Van Andel Creation Research Center
Center for Creation Studies
Creation Research of the North Coast
Creation Science Assoc. of Orange County
Creation Science Research Center
Institute for Creation Research
South Bay Creation Science Assoc
Alpha Omega Institute
Creation Education Ministries
Creation Education Resources, Inc.
Creation Science Evangelism
Creation Ministries International
Creation Science Assoc. of Central Illinois
Midwest Creation Fellowship
Answers in Genesis
Please keep returning to this post to see which organisations have been contacted to date