July 13, 2011; Source: The Beacon News | In Kane County, Illinois, a $10 fee has been added to fines for speeding and other petty traffic offenses and it will be passed along to (what else?) the local child advocacy center. The county had already tacked on $30 to the fines for more serious offenses for the center in line with state policy. It is not clear why this particular organization is so blessed – not even to some board members who do not see the connection between traffic and child abuse and neglect. Still, evidently no one thinks the money will not be well used and I am certain the center still hopes everyone will drive safely through their communities.—Ruth McCambridge
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Ruth is Editor in Chief of the Nonprofit Quarterly. Her background includes forty-five years of experience in nonprofits, primarily in organizations that mix grassroots community work with policy change. Beginning in the mid-1980s, Ruth spent a decade at the Boston Foundation, developing and implementing capacity building programs and advocating for grantmaking attention to constituent involvement.