Complaint / review text:
People contact World clown association to learn to be clowns. This is a non profit organization. But the historian, Bruce Johnson, is the one main guy teaching at many schools like California clown campin and others. California clown campin, says they are a not for profit for the good of the art of clowning I have not found this school on guide star or other schools they work with. So why are these people involved with both world clown association and schools. Can they be directing people to these schools. I have seen moosebuger camp advertise on world clown association for her school.
Volunteer according to FLSA is providing service without compensation. For the sole purpose of the cause, not to benefit themself. These people are selling goods, from expensive clown costumes to books, magic stuff, facepaints and travel agency. Also a volunteer can not be regulated, scheduled classes for a week long is not volunteer work or selling in dealers rooms. It is my opinion that all of this is a big sham. That people contacting World clown association should not be directed to the places that they the leadership themself are selling their products.
It even says so on their own site, that it is a non profit and NOT for the benefit of themself. They are being benefited and compensated by sells in a dealers room. They are not doing these people a favor or a service to sell them their expensive stuff, but talking unfair advantage of people who trust them for direction. It is my opinion that World clown association should take a hard look at the going on of several of their leadership and how this association is being run. Agin this is my personal opinion but I do not believe this is ethical.