I volunteer for a small nonprofit organization. We were recently contacted by a planning committee to see if we would be interested in partnering with them. In the past they have paired with Large Nonprofit Organization, but recently LNPO has obtained their own premesis and has been pulling back from community events that aren't held at their own place. Which is great for them, and, of course, great for smaller groups like us. We were told that they had declined this event because it's not a big moneymaker for them (in their range of what constitutes $$--small change to them, big deal to us.)
Anyway, for this event, the planning committee would get 50% of the proceeds, and give the other 50% to whatever nonprofit organization they paired with. We jumped at the opportunity. It sounded fun, and it's also a milestone anniversary of the event, so would be a bigger deal.
This morning I was looking at the event's Facebook page. They just put out a new flyer--and right on the flyer it stated that LNPO would again be their partner.
Our volunteer, who was the planning committee's contact, immediately called them. Apparently the planning committee decided that, due to politics with LNPO, they would continue naming LNPO as their partner--but we could still come, and any donations given directly to us would be "under the table." So...instead of $$ and the name spreading we were promised, we'll get a little booth and be the "poor relation" at the event of LNPO, and probably get $20 in donations, if we're lucky. Oh, and the event is 6 hours long and would also require setup the day before. And it's in City, where some of our volunteers work, but only the contact volunteer lives here. It's a ~30 minute drive for most. So, a 7+ hour commitment for very little immediate reward. I'm peeved.